Bed of Nails

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This song was inspired by a girl at a coffeeshop who I thought had amazing hair.

lyrics

Verse 1:

Someone shouted "Fire!" in the theatre
so everybody hustled out...
except for me, who wanted to devour my popcorn,
the one I spent 4.99 on
That's when I turned around and saw your haircut;
it reminded me of that cockroach in Kafka
well even with your funny hair,
I wanted to be everywhere with you


On a bed of nails
would you like to lie down with me?

Verse 2:

I asked you for your name,
and you said "No Name,
because you didn't choose my name"
you said you got it strictly from your "parents,
and they preferred to call me Jane"
you smile caused a chemical reaction
as if I reached critical mass...
I must be glowing from the radiation
which must have caused my mouth to ask


On a bed of nails
would you like to lie down with me?
If this is how if feels to be living,
then I want to lie low again

Bridge:

And maybe this night
was just a mere illusion
alright
but maybe this was meant to be
like planets in collision with comets,
making sonnets

Verse 3:

I guess the angels landed all around us
disguised themselves as fallen snow
we skipped about like astronauts on moondust
and watched the Earth go down below
when suddenly the air became a prayer
and suddenly my heart was wide...
expanding through the universe of matter and darkness
I ran to you and you replied


On a bed of nails
would you like to lie down with me?
If this is how if feels to be living,
then I want to lie low again

credits

from Maple Ghost Tree, released September 15, 2013
Guitar and keyboards performed by John-Flor Sisante
Duet vocals done by AnnaMarie Vu

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