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Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)

This song is by Deer Tick and appears on the album War Elephant (2007).

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I am the dotted line
And you fill me in with whatever you like
And I am just going through the motions
And, I need an old fashioned potion

There gotta be some old recipe
'Cause I gotta get drunk, I gotta forget about somethings

I lived in lies all my life
And I've been living here for a long, long time
And I know it's been coming down a while now
When it shows, then you get me on the dial

But right now you're half way around the world
And maybe I'll see better days, but I'm not so sure I will

I'm still hanging round and round
Sometimes it's a racket, but lately not a sound
In the bowels of history and time
Well I have learned to stand back and never shine

Now I feel stupid when I smile
For not a journey, but a circus are our lives

I can't make up for everything I waste
And I know that I could never afford a taste
Of anything that your lovely hands make
It eats away with a force so great

Just because it brings a smile to my face
Such a bad memory, you just can't erase

I know of a city, to steal from
And, I know of a city, to cheat on
And, I know of a city of sin
And that's the place that I wanna meet you in

And say hello all over again
Romance me and take it back to the beginning

Written by:

John McCauley