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The Slip – Paper Birds lyrics

Well I often think about her when the night comes and I'm walking the road.
And I know I'd never trace her, I can barely begin to barely place her chronologically. Just a flurry of white dresses and second guesses, now lesses which martyr me. If I'd really think about it, it's all I'd ever think about.

My land lord, has been shooting bullets into paper birds. Heh, when he's drunk, he's immaculate, especially before noon. What I'm trying to do, with these paper birds is to find a better way to lead one that's more accurate. And I'll practice my aim, and I'll masculine my game, and I'll know songs well before it leaves my lips.

When the lady finished crying I knew I had to say something to comfort her. But I all I've learned from love, is that what you love can be what destroyes you. Loves just a flower fading congradulating your vanity's champion. It's the blood I want to shed before old or even dead. X4

My land lord, has been shooting, bullets into paper birds. And he's last, of a dying breed. A pharmisist with wings. What I'm trying to do with these paper birds, is to find a way to lead one that's more accurate. And I'll take, these targets that I hit they can go on, my refrigerator for all my friends to see

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    He had a girl he loved at one time but he lost her. Now he's trying to find a new replacement "paper bird." He considers himself good at picking up women. That he ends up using as a drug to help him forget the pain, hence the line a pharmacist with wings. He tends to consider these women trophies for his friends but deep down he knows that he is actually using them as a drug to help him forget this long lost love, hence the lines "a pharmacist with wings" and "I'll take, these targets that I hit they can go on, my refrigerator for all my friends to see." I feel he eventually hopes to either reconnect with said girl or find a replacement.
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