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This song is by The Antlers and appears on the album Hospice (2009).

With the door closed, shades drawn
The world shrinks
Let's open up those blinds
But someone has to sweep the floor
Pick up her dirty clothes
That job's not mine

Now that everyone's an enemy
My heart sinks
Let's put away those claws
I don't blame them for their curtain-call
'Cause I pulled the rope
I wanna call them back out for applause

Spring and Thompson on the first of May
Is horrible
We hid in catacombs
So now I'm sleeping next to mousetraps
In a bed of all our clothes
While I hope that she won't come home

And it was easier to lock the door
And kill the phones
Than to show my skin
Because the hardest thing is never
To repent for someone else
It's letting people in


Well, you can come inside, unlock the door
Take off your shoes
But this might take all night
To explain to you I would have walked
Out those sliding doors
But the timing never seemed right

When your helicopter came and tried
To lift me out
I put its rope around my neck
And after that you didn't bother
With the airlift or the rescue
You knew just what to expect

That with the door closed, shades drawn
We're dead enough
We don't open from outside
And someone has to speak
With their teeth behind their tongue
To never let that right be denied

We can't rely on photographs
And visitation time
But I just don't know where to begin
I wanna bust down the door
If you're willing to forgive
I've got the keys, I'm letting people in


Don't be scared to speak
Don't speak with someone's tooth
Don't bargain when you're weak
Don't take that sharp abuse
Some patients can't be saved
But that burden's not on you

Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that

Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that

Written by:

Peter Silberman

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