Ashtray Empire

My Wedding Vowels (I + U)

Ashtray Empire [2012]

lyrics by: James Finch

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Intimacy’s not a spectator sport
We’d never lie there crying and say that we tried for the high score
With your heart in your pants and your hand
In all the right places
When I can’t take anymore I just make faces
Faces I hope you’re still familiar with

With whispers and whistles
We uncorked our pistols
Got loaded ourselves
And shot at the stork
With whispers and whistles
We uncorked our pistols
Got loaded ourselves
Hiccupped and shot at the stork
Because that’s what boyfriends are for

You taught me: nobody wins in a wrist slitting contest
When you have nothing to say I’ll still listen regardless
You’re the space heater that keeps me from freezing to death
Then burns down my apartment by accident
It’s frightening how exciting you can be

With whispers and whistles
We uncorked our pistols
Got loaded ourselves
And shot at the stork
With whispers and whistles
We uncorked our pistols
Got loaded ourselves
Hiccupped and shot at the stork
Because that’s what boyfriends are for

I’m no longer a cockroach
Scurrying under refrigerators foolishly
I’ve poached close to every elephant in the room
Just to turn their tusks into your jewelry

Even if you pierce yourself to pieces
Transcribe too many tattoos
Or develop more Daddy-Issues
Than Roger Waters
I’ve got a plan
To rescue you from opium dens
We can rise above the smoke knowing
We’re not each other’s cannon fodder
And no, you don’t
Remind me of my Mother
At all

With whispers and whistles
We uncorked our pistols
Got loaded ourselves
And shot at the stork
With whispers and whistles
We uncorked our pistols
Got loaded ourselves
Hiccupped and shot at the stork
Because that’s what fiancées are for