Ashtray Empire

Tongue-In-Cheek

Ashtray Empire [2012]

lyrics by: James Finch

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Backhanded compliments
Install the scarlet slap of her wedding band
She samples champagne, pretends she’s not pregnant
She knows this box full of wasps is a wedding present (for her)

Tongue in cheek
Isn’t as sweet as it sounds
Tongue in cheek
Isn’t as sweet as it sounds
Trust me

Rampaging down the aisle
Her veil derailed, her dress trailed in a train wreck
I staged a coup in the vestibule
The bride’s maids made a break for it (and who could blame them?)

Tongue in cheek
Isn’t as sweet as it sounds
Tongue in cheek
Isn’t as sweet as it sounds
Trust me
Just trust me

I’m allergic to the wool
That you pulled over my eyes
I’m allergic to the wool
That you pulled over my eyes
This rash might last
For the rest of my life