king’s crossing lyrics – elliott smith

the king’s crossing was the main attraction
dominoes falling in a chain reaction
the scr*ping subject ruled by fear told me
whiskey works better than beer

the judge is on vinyl, decisions are final
and n*body gets a reprieve
and every wave is tidal
if you hang around you’re going to get wet

i can’t prepare for death any more than i already have
all you can do now is watch the sh*lls
the game looks easy that’s why it sells

frustrated fireworks inside your head
are going to stand and deliver talk instead
the method acting that pays my bills
keeps the fat man feeding in beverly hills

i got a heavy metal mouth, it hurls obscenity
and i get my check from the trash treasury
because i took my own insides out

it don’t matter ’cause i have no s*x life
and all i wanna do now is inject my ex-wife
i’ve seen the movie
and i know what happens

it’s christmas time
and the needles on the tree
a skinny santa is bringing something to me
his voice is overwhelming
but his speech is slurred
and i only understand every other word

open your parachute and grab your gun
falling down like an omen, a setting sun
read the part and return at five
it’s a h*ll of a role if you can keep it alive

but i don’t care if i f*ck up
i’m going on a date
with a rich wife lady
ain’t life great?

give me one good reason not to do it
(because we love you)
so do it

this is the place where time reverses
and dead men talk to all the pretty nurses
instruments shine on a silver tray
don’t let me get carried away
don’t let me get carried away
don’t let me be carried away

/ elliott smith lyrics