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The Throes

This song is by Two Gallants and appears on the album The Throes (2004).

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"Well I don't know if I can take this anymore"
She's thinking as he shoves (her) against the wall
Screaming, "Well then what good are you for,
You don't give me no pleasure at all"


"Oh now I know I need to leave"
So she tells herself again
Wipes a little blood upon her sleeve
But she don't tell herself when

And the baby starts a-crying, daddy sits back down
Sinks another drink to bring his temper down
And it's in each they're reflecting on the TV screen
Reminds her of a better day she thought she'd seen

But now take your time before you grieve
And keep your heart held off your sleeve
'Cause ain't no one but you deceived
Your sympathy is soon to leave

And now hide your mouth before you speak
Better yet just turn a cheek
Watch your interest growing weak
But still you say that I'm the freak
And I guess that's fine with me

"But he's probably had a long, long day"
She's thinking in the kitchen while she weeps
Putting dinner's left-overs away
As he stumbles off to bed and then to sleep

And surely he'll be better come the dawn
When I rise to cook him breakfast 'fore he goes
Wakes without a word and then he's gone
He's got that kinda love that never shows

And baby starts a-wailin' and daddy comes back out
"Shut up that child" she hears him shout
And cradled in her arms she tries to calm the sound
"How am I to sleep?" he screams and slaps her down

But now take your time before you grieve
And keep your heart held off your sleeve
'Cause ain't no one but you deceived
Your sympathy is soon to leave

And now hide your mouth before you speak
Better yet just turn a cheek
Watch your interest growing weak
But still you say that I'm the freak
And I guess that's fine with me

When she wakes her head don't cease to pain
Body's broken and her clothes all torn away
Still the threat of emptiness remains
As she struggles to her feet to get away

"Help, where has my child gone?"
She screams as she runs from room to room
Every sound of silence lingers on
Not a single kick inside her womb

And her mind drowns in the shadows, mama falls back down
Where the walls that shape her world seem taller from the ground
And no more breath to scream, her throat just drips away
And no more life to lose as if there were to save

But now take your time before you grieve
And keep your heart held off your sleeve
'Cause ain't no one but you deceived
Your sympathy is soon to leave

And now hide your mouth before you speak
Better yet just turn a cheek
Watch your interest growing weak
But still you say that I'm the freak
And I guess that's fine with me

Written by:

Adam Stephens/Tyson Vogel

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