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Go your way,
I'll take the long way 'round,
I'll find my own way down,
As I should.

And hold your gates
As coke in the midas touch
A joke in the way that we rust,
And breathe again.

And you'll find loss
And you'll fear what you found
When weather comes
Tear him down

There'll be oats in the water
There'll be birds on the ground
There'll be things you never asked her
Oh how they tear at you now

Go your way,
I'll take the long way 'round,
I'll find my own way down,
As I should.

And hold your gates
As coke in the midas touch
A joke in the way that we rust,
And breathe again.

And you'll find loss
And you'll fear what you found
When weather comes
Tear him down

There'll be oats in the water
There'll be birds on the ground
There'll be things you never asked her
Oh how they tear at you now



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    UnregisteredNov 14, 2013 at 5:02 am
    "There's coke in the midas touch." Coke is a form of coal used in the UK for smelting iron. Obviously 'the midas touch' refers to the story of king midas who was cursed with everything he touched turning to gold. So if there is there was coke in your golden touch... It would imply that your golden touch has been tainted. Gold tainted with coke would be pretty worthless.

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