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I'm all washed out by the side of the road.
Broken bones Matilda left a note and a rose.
Saying "Baby honey child, I loved you so long but you deserve much better than me"

So I'm just burning all around.
All the miles in the road.
And I'm never going back.
And I'm never going home.
I've been gone too long.
I've been less right than wrong.
I've lost so much blood in the falling out.

And I lit a fire that wouldn't go out.
Until it consumed the walls and roof of this house.
Until all I remember was burning away.
And all I remember, you're burnin' away.

See for 10 long years I've been hustling around.
Tryin' to wash the sins and sweat from my brow.
Just trying to find a better life for me and my own.
Just some rest for these tired working fingers.

But nobody never gonna tell you the way.
You gotta figure it out boys.
And suffer the rain, and the fools in the night, and the heat of the day.
When all you ever really wanted was for someone to understand.

And I lit a fire that wouldn't go out.
Until it consumed the walls and roof of this house.
Until all I remember was burning away.
And all I remember, you're burnin' away.
Well don't you take it so hard and baby don't you cry.
You cross your hard heart and hope to die.
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied all the time.
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied every night.

And you're sugar and spice, and everything nice.
You got Monroe hips, your poison lips and knives.
And your sugar and spice, and everything nice.
You got open wounds in a young boy's pride.
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And I lit a fire that wouldn't go out.
Until it consumed the walls and roof of this house.
Until all I remember was burning away.
And all that you left me you're burning away.
Well don't you take it so hard and baby don't you cry.
You cross your hard heart and you hope to die.
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied all the time.
Don't you tell me no more lies, you lied every night.

Time, time, tickin' away
Time, time, tickin' away
(All over your face)
Time, time, tickin' away
(All over my face)



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    To me film noir means a story of slim hope in hopelessness, a story of finding the small light of redemption in a person who's sins and crime other people would call unforgivable. Its story of a single star in the blackest night sky, a light to save a man in the end.

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