odalisque lyrics – decemberists

they’ve come to find you, odalisque
as the light dies horribly
on a fire escape, you walk
all rare and resolved to drop

and when they find you, odalisque
they will rend you terribly
st*tch from st*tch, ’till all
your linen limbs will fall

lazy lady had a baby girl
and a sweet sound it made
raised on pradies, peanut sh*lls and dirt
in the railroad cul-de-sac

and what do we do with ten baby shoes?
a kit bag full of marbles and a broken billiard cue?
what do we do?
what do we do?

fifteen st*tches will mend those britches right
and then rip them down again
sapling switches will rend those rags all right
what a sweet sound it makes

and what do we do with ten dirty jews?
a thirty-ought full of rock salt and a warm afternoon?
what do we do?
what do we do?

lay your belly under mine
you’re naked under me, under me
such a filthy, dimming shine
the way you kick and scream, kick and scream

and what do we do with ten baby shoes?
a kit bag full of marbles and a broken billiard cue?
what do we do?
what do we do?

lazy lady had a baby girl
and a sweet sound it made

/ decemberists lyrics