odalisque lyrics – the 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 ’til all
your linen limbs will fall

lazy lady had a baby girl
and a sweet it made
raised on pradies, peanut sh*lls and dirt
in a 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 them rip them down again
sapling switches will rend those rags alright
what a sweet sound it makes

and what 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
naked under me, under me
such a filthy dimming shine
the way you kick and scream, kick and scream

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

/ the decemberists lyrics