gut pageant lyrics – kristin hersh

that fine fever brought us here
lambasted eyeb*lls
when we kiss the dirt
the orchids laugh

what a gut pageant
we could play for hours
what a gut pageant
meat for the flowers

you break out of a paper bag
and wake up on the street
just kidding
you don’t have to go

i asked him why the gr*ss is blue
and stray boys don’t go home
why four a.m’s so screwy
he says ‘ sleep through it ‘

what a gut pageant
we could play for hours
what a gut pageant
meat for the flowers

not too special not too strange
just the way i like ’em
you find an empty promise and stick by it

not too pretty, not too sweet
just the way i like you
when you kiss the dirt
the orchids laugh, harder than me

tell me another one
i could sit for hours
when anyone laughs
i know i’m a coward

what a gut pageant
we could play for hours
when we kiss the dirt
the orchids laugh, harder than me.

/ kristin hersh lyrics