Stop Staring

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you only walk straight when it's dark outside

pretend you gotta catch your ride

on top of you, it's just like jumping a fence

it hurts like hell, this dancing



but if i climb down there's nothing to sell

between the evening and all the church bells

hey man, at least you did it all by yourself

you hang and you bang and you
still got your health



your boy calls, says he needs a friendly ear

but all i want's a beer

and 20 minutes with your hand down there
be hard, be fair, stay near me



you left an old matchbook on my window sill

but it was empty and you've had your fill

i throw it away and i reach for a pill

you're thumbing right through
that old withered show bill



the last word starts right here, you know

it's got nowhere to go

the last song ends, the lights fall low

but we've got nothing to show



and i'll just lie here huddled in my lack
of afterglow, you stole

when you peeled your body off mine
like a sticker on a new wine glass
you got wet
so it'd come off nice and fast



the names were misspelled
but the faces they fell

you act like a sellout, but it's just as well

let's take this road show back to the hotel

turn on a news show
let's feel the ground swell



i take a long, hard heavy sip

and a drag from your last cigarette

and it's almost as stale and limp

as a soft, cold kiss from your lip



the last word starts right here, you know

but it's got nowhere to go

the last song stops, the lights fall low

but we've got nothing to show

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from Defender, released May 24, 2011

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tags: rock New York

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