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​Build Around Your Heart A Wall

This song is by Shovels & Rope and appears on the album Shovels & Rope (2008).

In a vacant old park I watched from the dark
The old church was on fire, I buried my lighter
So no one could tell I was runnin'
God forgive me but he had it comin'

She was barely fifteen, midwest town sleepy scene
I was two grades above her, completely in love with her
One look from those eyes I was done in
God forgive me but he had it coming

It was deadly crooked fangs
When outside a church bell clangs
Well rise and fall curtain call
Build around your heart a wall
Of brick and stone both thick and tall
Build around your heart a wall

With my hand on her head, in her hospital bed
And the secret she kept that would lead to her death
Well that fucker he took what he wanted
And I promised he'd get what was coming

Well she never made a sound
When he pushed her to the ground
Well rise and fall curtain call
Build around your heart a wall
Of brick and stone both thick and tall
Build around your heart a wall

I tried to keep breathing as the last car was leaving
Drank myself courageous, crept behind the stage
Toward the target for which I was gunnin'
God forgive me but he had it coming

It was deadly crooked fangs
When outside a church bell clangs
Well rise and fall curtain call
Build around your heart a wall
Of brick and stone both thick and tall
Build around your heart a wall
Build around your heart a wall