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Follow me into the desert as thirsty as you are
Crack a smile and cut your mouth and drown in alcohol
'Cause down below the truth is lying beneath the riverbed
So quench yourself and drink the water that flows below her head

Oh no, there she goes
Out in the sunshine, the sun is mine, the sun is mine
I shot my love today, would you cry for me?
I lost my head again, would you lie for me?

Close your eyes and bow your head, I need a little sympathy
'Cause fear is strong and love's for everyone who isn't me
Kill your health and kill yourself and kill everything you love
And if you live you can fall to pieces and suffer with my ghost
I shot my love today, would you cry for me?
I lost my head again, would you lie for me?
I left her in the sand, just a burden in my hand
I lost my head again, would you cry for me?
It's just a burden in my hand
It's just an anchor on my heart
It's just a tumour in my head and I'm in the dark

Follow me into the desert as desperate as you are
The moon is glued to a picture of heaven and all the little pigs have god
Oh no there she goes
Out in the sunshine, the sun is mine, the sun is mine
I shot my love today, would you cry for me?
I lost my head again, would you lie for me?
I left her in the sand, just a burden in my hand
I lost my head again, would you cry for me?
Would you cry for me?



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    UnregisteredApr 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    This song is about a man who shot his wife, and is now living with the guilt. The lyrics "just a burden in my hand - just an anchor on my heart" imply that he's got a guilty conscience.
  • U
    UnregisteredJan 22, 2012 at 11:36 am
    It's about a blowjob.

    Rockstar gets bj and thinks "this isnt love but its better than putting the burden in my hand. "

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