Marionette

by Tall Trees

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lyrics

I keep a penny in my pocket just in case I need it,
I keep a bandage in my jacket just in case I'm bleeding,
I keep a gun cocked to my head in case I need a way out.

I keep a pencil in my ear in case I get an idea,
I keep a paper balled up in my fist so I can write it down, clear,
Undo the laces, grab the scissors, I'm leaving you now.

[Chorus]
You've got your hands around my throat now,
Yeah, throttle the lesser man.
Grab the pockets in my coat, now,
Pull out the stitches, and leave me alone.

My heels are black with the ashes from the bridges I burned,
I'm gonna have a heart attack but there's no need for concern,
These pumping palpitations, do you know how it feels?

Stop wait, let me catch my breath a minute.
I need a moment just before you push my head back in it.
You magnetize me with your eyes, antagonizing me still.
Oh, but you pull me in.

[Chorus]
Thread my skin into the rope now,
Yeah, call me your marionette.
Pull my limps and make me float now.
I know you own me, but leave me alone.

Girl let's build a home, put our silky webs together.
Little did I know, from the start you had me tethered.
Black widow, take another little piece of me now.

Mmm, she got me with those eyes.
Pulled me in, so I did not realize,
That she's a killer queen cannibal taking my life.

[Chorus]
You've got me waltzing in the wrong direction,
I'm like a spider roller skating on my eight legs.
Pick me apart so you can feed the children.
You'll never love me, so leave me alone.

Leave me alone.
Leave me alone.

Uh, uh.
Uh, uh.

Leave me alone.
Leave me alone.

credits

released August 23, 2014
Lyrics by Jad Hammoud and *Peter Klaassen
Music by Tall Trees
*Contributor

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