red tide lyrics – neko case

there’s a smell here that stands my hairs on end
dog hair in the heater, gas pumps and cedar
and jackknifes on the nine
and seabirds choked on fishing line

clouds are a hush but the chainsaws mush on to custer and columbia
salty tentacles drink in the sun but the red tide is over
the mollusks they have won

there’s a smell here of gravel and cigarettes lit
when the match made them sweet
when the engine turned over and beat up our street
oh, that was the day
to remember

i remember because of the fires that leapt
from the caves of the things that have not happened yet
when i think of it now they smell to me quite sinister

i want to go back and die at the drive in
die before strangers can say
i hate the rain
i hate the rain

/ neko case lyrics