Ashtray Empire

Pauper’s Drop

Ashtray Empire [2012]

lyrics by: James Finch

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It’s one small step for man
One giant leap for leper kind
You ruptured my Rapture
With that: “Wouldn’t you kindly?”
State of mind
I can’t call it adultery
Since we’re both too itchy to cheat
We tried to grow mistletoe over our belt buckles
But all we got was poison ivy

I haven’t seen the sun in six long years
I’m sorry that I dragged us both down here
I didn’t crash the bathysphere on purpose
Now there’s only enough air for
One of us to make it to the surface
And if I were a betting man
I’d put it all on you

The heart wants what the heart wants
But the heart is deceitful above all things
For a seamstress you seemed stressed
Over missing the point and being caught pulling strings
I’m green and quarantined
You’ve got a vibrating bed
I’ve got The Bends
Under the dome, alone
Where zygotes compose suicide notes
Grab your galoshes before the water get’s in

I haven’t seen the sun in six long years
I’m sorry that I dragged us both down here
I didn’t crash the bathysphere on purpose
Now there’s only enough air for
One of us to make it to the surface
And if I were a betting man
I’d put it all on you

I don’t mean to seem so short tempered
Or bitter a better world
Is just out of my reach
I’ve been to so many luncheons
With government truncheons
Where they shined up their shoes
Before they kicked in my teeth

I haven’t seen the sun in six long years
I’m sorry that I dragged us both down here
I didn’t crash the bathysphere on purpose
Now there’s only enough air for
One of us to make it to the surface
I felt nervous when it happened
I felt forgotten, I felt drugged
You blew me a kiss and took all the oxygen
Somewhere Atlas shrugged