lifeblood: songs: lyrics: sugar tongue


all the fur and fin
will lose again
cause our better is
their worst reckoning
and our fine feathered friends
will sing until they bleed
and how will we replace
that symphony

i've got the blackest boots
the whitest skin
satisfy my sugar tongue again
sing me lullabies
of shoeshine days
guilded verses for your atheling
and sing them to me
free and clean

all the kids come home
(all the)
with foreign limbs
(kids come home)
from hunting trips abroad
(hunting)
they lose again
(trips abroad)
and we'll teach them how to talk
and whistle while they walk
and do the dirty work
of battle hymns

i've got the blackest boots
the whitest skin
satisfy my sugar tongue again
sing me lullabies
of shoeshine days
guilded verses for your atheling
and sing them to me
free and clean

drinking tea with milk
and janjaweed
pontificate on genocide
or greed
with a spoonful of dissent
for the orchestra of need
it's just enough to please
the colony

i've got the blackest boots
the whitest skin
satisfy my sugar tongue again
bring me lullabies
and morphine dreams
belladona with her atropine
and sing it to me
free and clean

words and music by amy ray


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