Split Needles by The Shins

This is the song I can’t get out of my head today:

I’ve done myself an impossible crime,
Had to paint myself a hole,
And fall inside,
If it’s far enough in sight and rhyme,
I get to wear another dress,
And count in time,

Oh, won’t you do me the favor, man,
Of a giving mind,
A polymorphing opinion here,
And your vague outline,

I’ll find myself another burning gate,
A pretty face, a vague idea I can’t relate,
And this is get what you get for pulling pins,
Out of the hole,
Inside the hole you’re in,

It’s like I’m posed on the handle bars,
Of a blind man’s bike,
No straws to grab, just the rushing wind,
On the rolling mind,
La la la la la.

They want you to decide,
Eventually, it happens,
Some gather on one side,
With all their pearly snapping,
They close the basement door,
It sets our teeth to chatter,
You never saw it before,
But now that hardly matters,

You’re old enough, boy,
Too many summers you’ve enjoyed,
So spin the wheel,
We’ll set you up with some odd convictions,
Cause you’re finally golden, boy.

It’s like I’m posed on the handle bars,
Of a blind man’s bike,
No straws to grab, just the rushing wind,
On the rolling mind.

So good.
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One thought on “Split Needles by The Shins

  1. Hi again!It’s been a while since I checked out your blog, but I had just checked back in my archives, came across your comments on my Joseph Boyden posts, and I thought I’d check it out again. Anyway did you catch Canada Reads this year? And if so, what did you think? I’m on a little mission to get myself on the program next year- odd as that may sound. If you’re interested in lending a hand here’s < HREF="http://bookmineset.blogspot.com/2007/03/canada-reads-2008-geeks-mission-part.html" REL="nofollow">how<>. Sorry if this comes across as SPAMish!

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