Dismemberment Song

from by Steve Slagg

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lyrics

I saw you and knew
There’d be trouble with you
They told me that trouble’s no good
And to turn my head
I saw you and knew
I wanted to keep seeing you
They told me to gouge out my eyes! 
So I gouged out my eyes

When you said my name
Every idol fell lame!
They told me to plug up my ears
Cause trouble’s no good
You sang me an elegant song
That made the evening grow long
(And I sang along)
They told me to cut off my ear
So I cut off my ear
They told me to pull out my tongue
So I pulled out my tongue
They told me that if I kept up any longer
Trouble and I would be one!

Crawled all over this land
Feelin’ around for your hand
And then I found it
Felt pretty good
I wanna hold your hand
In this godforsaken land
But soon enough, my love, they get to me
And I cut mine off
So you take me in your arms
You and your ten or twelve charms
They say, “How does it feel, my brother?
Does trouble feel good?”
I say, “I guess it kinda does
But other days, it kinda doesn’t
It feels about the same as anything else
In this troublesome world”
So I stood up
I stood up
Right then
In front of you
And me
And God
And us
And them
Scratched with my fingernails
And I scratched with my toes
Then I started pulling at the tip of my nose
Til I was pulling off all my skin
Til I was pulling off all my skin
I’m gonna call it off and begin again
I’m gonna call it off and begin again
Sorta shrug you off and begin again

So make me a new man
Where is the new man?
Make me a new man now
Where the hell is the new man?
Where the hell is the new man now?
I’m waiting on the new man
Where is the new man now?
Where the hell is the new man now?

credits

from Strange Flesh, released June 27, 2019
Steve Slagg (vocals, piano, Wurlitzer, vibraphone, Mellotron VST, synth lead, organ)
Kit Shields (acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, percussion, backing vocals, choir vocals)
Cathy Kuna (cello)
Lee Ketch (bass, electric guitar, percussion, backing vocals, choir vocals) David Ketch (outro guitar)
Andy Ketch (drums)
Allison Van Liere, John Bagley, Brent Bailey, Blade Barringer, Alyssa Barringer, Josiahduke Harrist (choir vocals)

lyrics by Steve Slagg, music by Steve Slagg, Kit Shields and Lee Ketch

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