Lyrics
not your weapon i think i am over it all my friends are losing grip all i need is a small win something i can sink my teeth in i was running all night trying to get my fill i was looking for a woman to change my ways when the darkness closes in you’re losing it you’ve got to give me up give me a home now i know my heart is not your weapon you’ve got to give me up give me a home now i know your heart is not my weapon i was running all night black and blue you’ve got to get up now it was easier back then she asked me if i had a place to go and i stood in the corner and said i just don’t know i was running all night trying to get my fill i was looking for a woman to change my ways when the darkness closes in you’re losing it you’ve got to give me up give me a home now i know my heart is not your weapon you’ve got to give me up give me a home now i know your heart is not my weapon she asked me if i had a place to go as i stood in the corner and said i just don’t know
bloom going to the country i’m sinking in i want you back under my skin i’m off in the country sinking in i want your body under my skin teach me how to bloom which colors burn bright in bed you led me to your room and you showed me instead i know i’m just a ghost only part of me is dead but maybe one day we can blend going to the country sinking in i want you back under my skin i’m a little kid won’t you come back won’t you come back around and i’m so full of shit won’t you come back won’t you come back around i’m a sinking ship won’t you come back won’t you you’re so full of shit won’t you come back won’t you come back around and teach me how to bloom which colors burn bright in bed you led me to your room and you showed me instead i know i’m just a ghost only part of me is dead but maybe one day we can blend when you’re right where you want but it never measures up you could light up the sun wouldn’t be enough i’m a little kid won’t you come back won’t you come back around and i’m so full of shit won’t you come back won’t you come back around
new orleans howdy nice to meet you i am from new orleans i’m the king and the queen of this goddamn scene came in without warning brought me to my knees left me with these damp cold rotten sheets around my feet coming up empty all those things become too much i’ll say this one time get your hands off of us coming up empty all those things turn into rust what doesn’t kill us maybe stiffens us up well open up we got pills if you want them cut them up we can swim to the bottom i will find you anything you damn well please cause i’m the king of new orleans should’ve seen it coming and maybe i’m just mad you ran away with all i had behind my back speak me on my own terms down in new orleans i thought we had a good thing darling coming up empty all those things become too much i’ll say this one time get your hands off of us coming up empty all those things turn into rust what doesn’t kill us maybe stiffens us up open up we got pills if you want them cut them up we can swim to the bottom i can find you anything you damn well please cause i’m the king of new orleans
compliment your heart well you got a plan and your father’s gun hold me just a little more slowly till my body is numb heavy eyes maybe i’ll get to sleep tonight hold me just a little more closely till my thoughts are disguised plumes of smoke burst against the dark you close your eyes i compliment your heart pull me close we color in the dark we tame your ghosts i compliment your heart love of mine tell me i’ll get to sleep tonight and hold me just a little more slowly till my body’s not mine plenty lies climb into bed tonight hold me just a little more slowly till i close my eyes plumes of smoke burst against the dark you close your eyes i compliment your heart pull me close we color in the dark we tame your ghosts i compliment your heart
cigarette burns you can’t afford my love these shaking hands are not enough to be completely honest i am bored i won’t get out now i used to be the sun but now you’re choking all the air that’s in my lungs get me out of my head get me into a bar cause i know where you’ve been and i know who you are take out all your clothes in the evening burn them in the yard i don’t know where you’ve been but i know who you are and i don’t want you back and i threw out your sweaters that you rotted holes in with your cigarette burns to be completely honest i am bored i won’t get out now i used to be the sun but now you’re choking all the air that’s in my lungs get me out of my head get me into a bar cause i know where you’ve been and i know who you are i’ll take out all your clothes in the evening burn them in the yard i don’t know where you’ve been but i know who you are and i don’t want you back and i threw out your sweaters that you rotted holes in with your cigarette burns you can’t afford my love these shaking hands are not enough
julia strip me down with your eyes honey my eyes open up i’ve been afraid of the ghost in the mirror i’ve been afraid of us strip me down with your eyes honey my eyes open up when i think of your hands around me i get choken up and if i’m out too late you were on my mind they don’t get me half the way with you it’s all the time i said hey julia how the hell you holding up it’s been years since i knew ya nice to see you all grown up strip me down with your eyes honey my eyes open up i’ve been awake for a while or a little all i need’s enough strip me down with your eyes honey while i turn to rust and put me down for ghost of the year cause i’ve been gone so much i said hey julia how the hell you holding up it’s been years since i knew ya nice to see you all grown up
haunt this home it hurts to think i’ve been working with fools gold i’m armed with friends i think but in the end we’re all alone you can be the ghost that haunts this home you can be the ghost that haunts this home i don’t like to think of ever sinking in you’re already ink that’s set into my skin i pour myself a neat one i’m not him and i don’t like to think of ever sinking in you can be the ghost that haunts this home i can still hear your laughter you can be the ghost that haunts this home it just keeps coming after and the only thing i know is where you’ve been you’ve been holding it together with him and the only thing i know is where you’ve been you’ve been holding it together with him
who the hell i grab my fins up and i run away from all the bad things i’ve done they still appear in my brain whenever i hear your name oftentimes we see different colors and i ask you first what do you see when you look at me where do your eyes fall where do your eyes fall i was a wretched boy holding a match asking you to step away and i’m sailing from the bay off to new orleans where the body’s clean and they’re begging me to go and there’s no way for you to know when i’ll be back or on the way i say something vague like “maybe May” and who am i what have i done where will i go where will i run i know i swore i’d call babe i forgot to catch you yesterday and i forgot to say that you should run with me grab all your keys and run with me your voice it fills my galaxy and i was best at being lonesome for three minutes at a time well you washed your hands of all of this i guess i’m out here bitter making ships who the hell am i without you by my side without you in my sights without you hanging on to every last word that i could shout and can you please hold my tongue
who the hell am i i don’t know who said it, just get in the car and forget it it’s lovely to see you again i followed your footsteps just like when we were little kids and i will be your king and cure never what you’re looking for and who the hell is time trying to cage us in and who the hell am i without you looking in i don’t know who said it, just get in the car and forget it it’s lovely to see you again i followed your footsteps just like when we were little kids and i will be your king and cure never what you’re looking for and who the hell is time trying to cage us in and who the hell am i without you looking in and who the hell is time trying to cage us in and who the hell am i without you and the old familiar sound the old familiar sound the old familiar sound of midnight closes in it closes in