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A Clown And His Pipe

This song is by Hands Like Houses and appears on the album Ground Dweller (2012).

Original video
There’s better ways for us to waste our days,
Than returning stares that we borrowed for too long
For too long, swallowed up by an empty page

The starvation feeds you, devourer
Of the words of a thousand authors and poets, alike
Wells have emptied to whet your thirst
So I’ll shake out to the last
A drop of fluency, just to get into these places and notes
To dedicate a thought in desperation

We could light a fire and forge a silver tongue
And draw beneath our blunt remarks
Fashioned from all of our meaningless change

What would it take, to pry these ragged teeth, to tear these jaws apart?
What would it prove, to wrench them from my heels, to shed them from my heart?

Swallowing swords, sharpened by turning cheeks between blows.
I feel this is better left a performers art
It’s a narrow throat that keeps a razor’s edge from the heart (From the heart)
I’d rather not speak in tongues
But I’ll take every breath
I’ll make every breath a piper, charming flames
Singing and dancing, out from their smoldering bed

We could light a fire and forge a silver tongue
And draw beneath our blunt remarks
Fashioned from all of our meaningless change

What would it take, to pry these ragged teeth, to tear these jaws apart?
What would it prove, to wrench them from my heels, to shed them from my heart?

Swallow the pen (Swallow the pen)
Now I devour the sword
Inhale the proverbs whole

Spinning on static, gouged before the peak
In this chaos of frequencies it’s so hard to speak
Now it's so hard to speak

This noise is nameless, it's stumbling like a beggar
Desperate for some kind of change

We could light a fire and forge a silver tongue
And draw beneath our blunt remarks
Fashioned from all of our meaningless change

What would it take, to pry these ragged teeth, to tear these jaws apart?
What would it prove, to wrench them from my heels, to shed them from my heart?

Written by:

Hands Like Houses

Produced by:

Cameron Mizell

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