i need a sure thing lyrics – dashboard confessional

you are a razor blade
you are precision-cut
you are a stare sharp as the tack in my eye?
at rest in my veins
[your pulse in my neck?]
as sharp-edged as questions the time i have left
and so you are on my mind.

i need a burning stake
i need a piercing dart
i need something as hot as it is sharp
and i need to bleed
i need to burn
i need a sure thing
i need a sure thing
and you are a mystery to me

you are a paper bird
folded and folded and creased
and bent and shaped from a five dollar bill
it’s priceless to me
and never spent
it hangs from a ceiling fan over my bed
and so you are on my mind

i need a burning stake
i need a piercing dart
i need something as hot as it is sharp
and i need to bleed
i need to burn
i need a sure thing
and you are a mystery to me

i’ll hang my hopes all at once on a rope
there’s a possibility that this is happening to someone who’s not me
i’ll hold my head
keep it still and pretend
that these spins and the webs
are actually desirable

i need a burning stake
i need a piercing dart
i need something as hot as it is sharp
and i need to bleed i need to burn
i need a sure thing
and you are a mystery to me

/ dashboard confessional lyrics