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The Arm
Islands Lyrics


Breathe in deep
I want you to
That's why the arm came for you
Help you up, help you out
To help you through
That's why the arm came for you

You faded into a different shade
A completely different hue
Of a kind of blue
In a lifeless carcass
In a bad ass car crash
Hopefully you'll wake up soon
Hopefully you do
I want you to

That's why the arm came for you
That's why the arm came for you
That's why the arm came for you

Now you see how it feels
To live like a bee
Always searching, for what's honey
And the veins made some stains
When they burst from your legs
Your anxiety is a tapestry

Well you swim until it's deep
Until it feels like you're asleep
Against the sound of warning cries
Which you don't hear
Like you're not here
In a lifeless carcass in a bad ass car crash
Hopefully you wake up soon
Hopefully you do
I want you to

That's why the arm came for you
That's why the arm came for you
That's why the arm came for you

Don't go to sleep
Who wants you to?
That's why the arm came for you
Meaning do even if it's pointless to
Let your arms carry you

You're mine, you're mine
You'll always be mine
Lord knows I tried to keep you from leaving
Baby I tried

You're mine, you're mine
Is that why I lied
When I told you you were breathing?
Baby I tried
Goodbye

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Spent Gladiator

I wish the last progression (right at the very end) of this song lasted for a few hundred hours.

runorimac

This album just got savaged. For no reason. It's different and really rich. The whole album sounds big as hell. Great stuff.

prometeo94

Love the song, for the longest time thought that instead of the singer pleading for an unrelated crash victim and the arm in question being death's reach it was instead about a possessive narrator, related in some way to the victim and the cause of the car crash, trying futilely to get them out of the debris and remain with them in spite of all the signs of death, the arm being akin to a jaws of life kind of device mainly because i misheard the lyrics, "to help you out, thats why the arm came for you" "you are mine, you'll always be mine, lord knows i tried to be forgiving" "you are mine, thats why i lied when i told (them) you were breathing"

kingwithoutacrown

Oh my god this song is amazing

Jonathan B

This album is painfully underrated.

Josué Molina Vicario

El instrumental de esta canción es magnifica, ojalá más personas escucharan a esta banda :c

Mike n Ikes

badass is definatly the right word for it, its actually the best word to describe all they're songs, especially they're unnicorn days

wishenough

I saw it, too! That was a great show. I actually preferred them to Blonde Redhead.

wishenough

I hadn't heard them before the concert. My friend brought me, because she was a fan of the Unicorns back when they were together. I thought Rough Gem was cute.

cmcoultrup

I love this band! i saw them in NYC last night!!! They performed before Blonde Redhead.

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