this could be love lyrics – alkaline trio

i’ve got a book of matches
i’ve got a can of kerosene
i’ve got some bad ideas involving you and me
i don’t blame you for walking away
i touched myself had thoughts of flames
i shat the bed and laid there in it
thinking of you wide awake for days
wide awake for days

and i found you tongue-tied in my twisted little brain
you couldn’t crack a smile
i didn’t catch your name
i don’t blame you for walking away
i’d do the same if i saw me
i swear it’s not contagious
in four short steps we can erase this

step one — slit my throat
step two — play in my blood
step three — cover me in dirty sheets and run laughing out of the house
step four — stop off at edgebrook creek and rinse your crimson hands
you took me hostage and made your demands
i couldn’t meet them so you cut off my fingers, one by one

i’m like a broken record
i’ve got a needle scratching me
it injects the poison of alcohol iv
i don’t blame you for walking away
i’d do the same if i saw me
i swear it’s not contagious
i swear to god it’s not contagious

step one — slit my throat
step two — play in my blood
step three — cover me in dirty sheets and run laughing out of the house
step four — stop at lake michigan and rinse your crimson hands
you took me hostage and made your demands
i couldn’t meet them so you cut off my fingers, one by one

this could be love – love for fire
this could be love – love for fire
this could be love – love for fire
this could be love for fire forevermore

step one — slit my throat
step two — play in my blood
step three — cover me in dirty sheets and run laughing out of the house
step four — stop at berkeley marina and rinse your crimson hands
you took me hostage and made your demands
i couldn’t meet them so you cut off my fingers, one by one
one by one

/ alkaline trio lyrics