one-legged girl lyrics – pain

behind the counter stood on crutches made of wood
a one-legged girl with blue-grey eyes, warm and wise.
i fled from that place and from that lovely face
that the one-legged girl stole my heart and i need help.

cold november morning, buried under trees.
i would stay here all day long except i have to eat.
crack the woods, crack them open both with shovels and yells.
got to find little people, got to ask for their help.
and i tell them

if i could run fast, as fast as the flash
or be as cool as ash in army of darkness.
if i were a gai-king or maybe a viking,
stronger than the thing then i could win the one-legged girl.

getting close to nighttime, running out of steam.
by now i know my family’s looking and they’ll know right where i’ll be.
spy the eyes in the twilight, small and bright, warm and wise.
little hats, little fingers, and a flask full of wine.
and i’d tell them

if my hand were wheels and if my feet were wheels
then i could roll over all of my rivals.
if i could cast a spell or do something swell
so that she could tell i was worth her attention.

arms drag me away.
the little eyes wink out.
stuffed inside my pocket is a flask of wine.

now i can run as fast as the flash
or be as cool as ash in army of darkness.
now i’ll be a gai-king or maybe a viking,
stronger than the thing.
now i can win the one-legged girl!

/ pain lyrics