Ashtray Empire

When Life Hands You Lemmings…

Ashtray Empire [2012]

lyrics by: James Finch

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Who would believe?
How odd the evening ended up
Mutilated where the air is sweet
Like ice cream crowned in antifreeze
Born to burn the candle at both ends
An enlightened mess of wax and ashes
Calm and constantly unconscious
Coughing carbon monoxide and I’m feeling exhausted

It’s too early to make coffee
It’s too late to fall asleep
Let’s die or get old trying
On the eve of my poison apology
Could you not?
Kiss and tell me off
If I’m this awkward when
I finally try and
Ta-ta-talk to you

My robot alarm clock
Walked across my claustrophobic room
I didn’t want to wake up
But I was too weak to stop her
I opened my eyes, cheap venetian blinds
It’s pouring outside
This morning has nothing to offer me

It’s too early to make coffee
It’s too late to fall asleep
Let’s die or get old trying
On the eve of my poison apology
Could you not?
Kiss and tell me off
If I’m this awkward when
I finally try and
Ta-ta-talk to you

I lost my temper
(Temper)
In the Ashtray Empire
(Empire)
Mom, calm down
It’s just a letter bomb returned to sender
It’s hard to act my age
With a secondhand silver tongue and a gilded cage
I make minimum wage but not
Nearly enough sense

Kate spills secrets
Like ink onto the carpet
I’ll have a Rorschach test
To clean up in the morning
When life hands you lemmings
Avoid cliffhanger endings
When life hands you lemmings
Avoid cliffhanger endings
Avoid cliffhanger endings
If you can

It’s too early to make coffee
It’s too late to fall asleep
Let’s die or get old trying
On the eve of my poison apology
Could you not?
Kiss and tell me off
If I’m this awkward when
I finally try and
Ta-ta-talk to you