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I danced before I had two feet.
Sang before I had a tongue.
I laughed before I had two eyes.
Loved before my heart was young.
I swam before I had two hands
And held the distance in my toes.
Before I heard the stars I knew
The wild compulsion of the rose.
I bore the fruits of many lies.
Before I came into this day.
I knew before my grave was made,
The worms eat only death away
The worms eat only death away
I danced before I had two feet
I danced before I had two feet
I danced before I had two feet
I danced before I had two feet.


Gordon Gano: Vocals, Guitar
Brian Ritchie: Acoustic Bass Guitar, Vocals, Guitar Solo
Guy Hoffman: Drums, Vocals

From the poem "I Danced Before I Had Two Feet" Written by Max Dunn

Produced by Brian Ritchie and Gordon Gano
Recorded and Mixed by David Vartanian at DV's Perversion Room, Milwaukee, WI

⌦㜱㬴 Gorno Music reprinted with permission



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