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The Hold Steady – Banging Camp lyrics

Holly wore a string around her finger. she said it helps her to remember all the nites that we got over. besides, it ties her outfit all together. holly wore a string around her finger. there are strings attached to every single lover but still they can't tether us together. listen to the back of the theater. i think they really love one another. there's strings attached to every little lover.
When they say great white sharks. they mean the kind in big black cars. when they say killer whales. they mean they whaled on him until they killed him up in penetration park.

Holly wore a cross to ward them off. she said if they think yr a christian then they won't bring in the dogs. and if they think yr a catholic then they'll wanna meet your boss. holly wore a cross to ward them off. there's camps down by the banks of the river. and it's sketchy in the night but they mostly lay low in the light. hey sweet recovery. c'mon won't you wade into the water with me? there are camps down by the banks of the river.
When they say black and tans. they mean the kind from the cans. we don't got time to mix it all together. i'm a very busy man, man. she says i kinda dig the awkward silences. because i grew up in denial and went to school in massachussetts. he said hi, i like to party on the problem blocks. and i can't stand it when the banging stops.

I saw her at the party pit. she was shaky but still trying to shake it. half naked and three quarters wasted. she was completely alone.
I saw him at the riverbank. he was breaking bread and giving thanks. with crosses made of pipes and planks. leaned up against the nitrous tanks.
He said take a hit. hold your breath and i'll dunk your head. then when you wake up again. you'll be high as hell and born again.

There's strings attached to every single lover.

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