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Contour Lines

This song is by Spit Syndicate and appears on the album Exile (2010).

Verse 1 - Jimmy
Said there's a war going on inside, we ain't safe from
Walls that we stripped the paint from are talking,
Autumn leaves sprawled all over the corpse of,
Yesterday's sun, let's take it from once,
Upon a time when the incense burned,
I used to love her here,
You live and you learn if you're given reprieve,
But still the pain stays on, like the very same song,
You used to push repeat on to put me to sleep,
She's screams 'leave me here, go 'head, go 'head and leave me",
She wept a well of forever, the letter reads,
You are not allowed to just in and out whoever you please,
She's tired and I'm trying to set her free,
But still I remember that blood binds us,
Forever these cold doors confined us,
Stop check the clock on my granddad's watch,
And I watch the two hands stop dead in the breeze,
Now check it, you ain't gotta tell me I'm selfish mother I know that,
Even when you're crying it's 'I got somewhere to be',
Being that I'm an only child leaving the home,
Leaving you lonely, there's really fucking with me,
And I know, forever lies only in the hearts who believe in it so wherever I go,
I really do hope that you follow, there's no more pride to swallow,
Open the blinds up, invite tomorrow, go on and...

Catch my eye, you can take my heart,
We put this together, we can take it apart,
Looking back over the contour lines that we've travelled across this path,
You can take my hand, wherever I am, till dysfunction does us part,
It does us part, it does us part, till dysfunction does us part,
It does us part, it does us part, till dysfunction does us part,
It does us part, it does us part, till dysfunction does us part,
It does us part, it does us part, it does us part.

Verse 2 - Nick
There's a war going on inside, we ain't safe from,
Shots ring out all up in the place,
Onto wake these sleeping dogs, they never lay long,
Never much to do but clutch at days gone,
We've got enough regrets and memories,
To scale the fence between best friends and enemies,
But I don't have the energy, I'm exhausted,
All that's heavenly eventually slips,
We've had our differences, but still enough sames,
To brush the rain off and tuck the frown,
So we take this winding road, even though,
This map's been held upside down,
Because I have seen those very same tears I'm sure,
Tried to leave but I know I've been here before,
Sprung the very same leak without a pier to moor,
When the storm clears, I'ma steer to shore,
Sweet mistress, bleed me, cut me,
Leave me, fuck I should be so lucky,
I know she needs me more than she loves me,
We fight, we fuck till it's beyond ugly,
Told me I feel so far away even when she can lean and touch me,
She don't trust me, and that's two of us,
We could never walk away and that ruined us...

Verse 3 - both
Who would have thought that the sun rose that next morning I caught it,
The cold slept in, Hurt pressed ignore,
Saw that last night's stars had forgotten to fall,
And hauled 'em all inside, in my heart I poured,
And to my surprise I saw, the flowers on the door,
The welcome mat on the floor of the brand-new door,
And the reflection of the man that you saw, was no more,
We can start with hello...
And I don't know - how we came to stray from the essence,
But at some stage you must walk away from the wreckage,
From a stolen kiss on the ride home,
To fight night, white knuckles and a dial tone,
And we can laugh and cry until both eyes ache,
Or scream these walls down for old times' sake,
But that ain't gonna take us anywhere but here,
And I hold you too dear to keep you near.

A bit of weight's been hanging above my head a little lately,
And it storms, a thousand storms grey up my skies,
And as I walk down the streets that we used to frequent,
There's no reprieve from the contour lines.

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