king’s crossing lyrics – elliott smith

the king’s crossing was the main attraction
dominoes falling in a chain reaction
a scr*ping subject ruled by fear
told me whiskey works better than beer
the judge is on vinyl, decisions are final
and n*body gets a reprieve
and every wave is tidal – if you hang around
you’re going to get wet
i can’t prepare for death any more than i already have
all you can do now is watch the sh*lls
the game looks easy, that’s why it sells
frustrated fireworks inside your head
are going to stand and deliver talk instead
the method acting that pays my bills
keeps a fat man feeding in beverly hills
i got a heavy metal mouth that hurls obscenity
and i get my check from the trash treasury
because i took my own insides out
it don’t matter ‘cos i have no s*x life
and all i want to do now is inject my ex-wife
i’ve seen the movie and i know what happens
it’s christmas time, and the needles on the tree
a skinny santa is bringing something to me
his voice is overwhelming, but his speech is slurred
and i only understand every other word
open your parachute and grab your gun
falling down like an omen, a setting sun
read the part and return at five
it’s a h*ll of a role if you can keep it alive
but i don’t care if i f*ck up
i’m going on a date with a rich white lady
ain’t life great?
give me one good reason not to do it
(because i love you)
so do it
this is the place where time reverses
dead men talk to all the pretty nurses
instruments shine on a silver tray
don’t let me get carried away
don’t let me get carried away
don’t let me be carried away

/ elliott smith lyrics