crooked spoons lyrics – otep

take me down
where the baptized drown
so they say!

(surface dweller, shallow swimmer)

let’s lick my wounds

so they say
i killed a man
so they say
i took his head
so they say
he was a scourge
and all the world are his children

the best thing they ever did
in this life was let me live

digging swiftly
out of h*ll
madness helps me save myself

crooked spoons on every wall
genocide lines the hall
ten gauge needles and a prayer
smearing sin everywhere

[chorus:]
what
else could you need?
you’ve taken everything
what
else could you need?
you’ve taken everything

(surface dweller, shallow swimmer)

let’s lick my wounds

we feed until we’re engorged

let them sleep

i need some more
nooses made from human hair
bodies falling from thin air

we speak and preach forbidden truth
this is it
we’re through with you
i’m choosing to lose my mind

rape the blade and call it wine

crooked spoons on every wall
genocide lines the hall
ten gauge needles and a prayer
smearing sin everywhere

[chorus]

(surface dweller, shallow swimmer)

take me where the baptized drown!

i sleep too deep
for you to wake me
i sleep too deep
for you to wake me
i sleep too deep
for you’ll never wake me

my lips are kissed with
tiny st*tches

[chorus]

the venom that slips from your lips
the tiny lies shining in your eyes
pain in my veins, shallow
hollow, incarcerated soul
i sleep too deep
you to wake me up

/ otep lyrics