cigarettes, wedding bands lyrics – band of horses

working man’s day wage, just p*ss it away
leaves it out in the weather

failure, he said, times two breeds contempt
wash your hands of it forever

violence it ripped through the old dogwood fence
see the hope, see it unravel

drunk brother said he could reason with them
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

the picture was left on the front porch, the back said
“i love you, don’t you ever think of me?”

if my body goes, then to h*ll with my soul
we don’t even know the difference

the dead folks in the clouds, for crying out loud
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

and why, did we live so long
so long
so long

[bridge]

the house is not the same since we left it that day
old friends seem to wonder
our parents had cigarettes, wedding bands
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

and why, did we live so long
so long
so long

[bridge]

while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied
while they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied
oh….

/ band of horses lyrics