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I was a quick, wet boy
Diving too deep for coins
All of your street light eyes
Wide on my plastic toys

Then when the cops closed the fair
I cut my long, baby hair
And stole me a dog-eared map
And called for you everywhere


Have I found you
Flightless bird, jealous, weeping
Or lost you, American mouth
Big bill looming

Now I'm a fat house cat
Nursing my sore, blunt tongue
Watching the warm, poisoned rats
Curl through the white fence cracks

Pissing on magazine photos
Those fishing lures
Thrown in the cold and clean
Blood of Christ mountain stream

Have I found you
Flightless bird, grounded, bleeding
Or lost you, American mouth
Big bill still going down



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    twilightfishyJan 17, 2009 at 12:57 am
    this song had a good beat 4 da prom scene but if u listen to the lyrics you realise that therez actually a meaning 2 kristens weird song choice. well i think so... i dont no if she knew or not... i think its about how someone finds their 'soul mate' but tries to protect them by leaving... such a new moon song!!! i dont really get the big pill stuck down part though...
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    cheerioJan 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    i think that edward is the cat and his sore blunt toung is his thirst for human blood that he can never quite quench. all the people are the warm poison rats. warm because of his blood thirst and poisn because he is a "vegitarian". bella would be the flightless bird of course! she is still food for a cat but she is diferent to him. the pill is like the fact that what he is can hurt her. "big pill looming" and then "big pill stuck going down is like at the end when the fact that he is a vampire put her in danger, and he has to consider leaving her. im not really shure how the rest of the song relates though :)
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    UnregisteredDec 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm
    I'm not sure but I don't get the impression that this was written for twilight! I honestly think it was just a song they wrote and then it happened to be used in the film. Not hate to twilight tho, I found this song when I was a bot 11 on the twilight album because I was sad like that.
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