Lady Death and the Standoff

from by Young Mumbles

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

lyrics

I hadn't played C enough
So when I woke up this morning I started strumming
and I was tired of writing love songs
So I thought I'd just say "fuck you," at least for today

Ever since August
I've been trying to decide
If that's death or my shadow over my shoulder
And of the two which is more on my side

Lady Death won't you let me go?
Release this grip you've got on me
I can't quit thinking about you
And I don't know if I can go on like this

God, the author, and I
All killed each other, I think it was just last night
After the standoff
Became a Mexican gunfight

And in those extended closeups
We could see the fear in each others eyes
And as we all collapsed
We could hear the relief in the sighs (of the onlookers)

Lady Death won't you let me know
Why you're always taunting me?
After much deliberation
I know I'm not the one for you

Down by the river
Where the Christians bathe their young
I dreamt I saw my lover
Using The grey stones to sharpen her tongue

Down where I sat smoking
Listening to the musings of the Midtown Queen
He said "All true love moves to fast"
"Yes," I added "it burns out quickly and it rarely lasts"

Lady Death won't you let me go?
Release this grip you've got on me
I can't quit thinking about you
And I don't think I can go on like this

Lady Death won't you let me go?
You've been weighing on my mind
And yes my darling I know
You'll be the only one to outlive me and that's fine

credits

from You Can Take The Camera Off Me Now, released January 15, 2013

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Young Mumbles Columbia, South Carolina

Young Mumbles is Trey Mumz, Delaney Mills, and Bryan Higgins. Rawk Muzak

contact / help

Contact Young Mumbles

Streaming and
Download help