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The Modern Leper
Frightened Rabbit Lyrics


A cripple walks amongst you
All you tired human beings
He's got all the things a cripple has not
Two working arms and legs

And vital parts fall from his system
And dissolve in Scottish rain
But vitally, he doesn't miss them
He's too fucked up to care

Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist
To love a modern leper on his last leg, on his last leg

Well I crippled your heart a hundred times
And still can't work out why
You see, I've got this disease
I can't shake and I'm just rattling through life

Well this is how we do things now
Yeah this is how the modern stay scared
So I cut out all the good stuff
Yeah I cut off my foot to spite my leg

Is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist
To love a modern leper on his last leg

Well I am ill but I'm not dead
And I don't know which of those I prefer
Because that limb which I have lost
Well it was the only thing holding me up, holding me up

Well I'm lying on the ground now
And you're walking through the only door
Well I have lost my eyesight like I said I would
But I still know

That that is you in front of me
And you are back for even more of exactly the same
Well are you a masochist?
You love a modern leper on his last leg

And you're not ill and I'm not dead
Doesn't that make us the perfect pair?
You should sit with me and we'll start again
And you can tell me all about what you did today
What you did today

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY
Written by: Grant David Hutchison, Scott John Hutchison, David Kennedy

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hellgirl

A cripple walks amongst you, all you tired human beings
He's got all the things a cripple has not, two working arms and legs
And vital parts fall from his system and dissolve in Scottish rain
Vitally, he doesn't miss them; he's too fucked up to care

Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg
On his last leg

Well I crippled your heart a hundred times and still can't work out why
You see, I've got this disease I can't shake and I'm just rattling through life
Well this is how we do things now, yeah this is how the modern stay scared
So I cut out all the good stuff, yeah I cut off my foot to spite my leg

Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg
Well I am ill but I'm not dead
And I don't know which of those I prefer
Because that limb which I have lost
Well it was the only thing holding me up
Holding me up

Well I'm lying on the ground now and you're walking through the only door
Well I have lost my eyesight like I said I would
But I still know

And that is you in front of me
And you are back for even more of exactly the same
Well are you a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg?
And you're not ill and I'm not dead
Doesn't that make us the perfect pair?
Just you and me, we'll start again
And you can tell me all about what you did today
What you did today



Jordan Tropila

A cripple walks amongst you
All you tired human beings
He's got all the things a cripple has not
Two working arms and legs
And vital parts fall from his system
And dissolve in Scottish rain
But vitally, he doesn't miss them
He's too fucked up to care
Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist
To love a modern leper on his last leg, on his last leg
Well I crippled your heart a hundred times
And still can't work out why
You see, I've got this disease
I can't shake and I'm just rattling through life
Well this is how we do things now
Yeah this is how the modern stay scared
So I cut out all the good stuff
Yeah I cut off my foot to spite my leg
Is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist
To love a modern leper on his last leg
Well I am ill but I'm not dead
And I don't know which of those I prefer
Because that limb which I have lost
Well it was the only thing holding me up, holding me up
Well I'm lying on the ground now
And you're walking through the only door
Well I have lost my eyesight like I said I would
But I still know
That that is you in front of me
And you are back for even more of exactly the same
Well are you a masochist?
You love a modern leper on his last leg
And you're not ill and I'm not dead
Doesn't that make us the perfect pair?
You should sit with me and we'll start again
And you can tell me all about what you did today
What you did today



Jesse Moynan

A cripple walks amongst you, all you tired human beings
He's got all the things a cripple has not, two working arms and legs
And vital parts fall from his system and dissolve in Scottish rain
Vitally, he doesn't miss them; he's too fucked up to care

Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg
On his last leg

Well I crippled your heart a hundred times and still can't work out why
You see, I've got this disease I can't shake and I'm just rattling through life
Well this is how we do things now, yeah this is how the modern stay scared
So I cut out all the good stuff, yeah I cut off my foot to spite my leg

Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg
Well I am ill but I'm not dead
And I don't know which of those I prefer
Because that limb which I have lost
Well it was the only thing holding me up
Holding me up

Well I'm lying on the ground now and you're walking through the only door
Well I have lost my eyesight like I said I would
But I still know

And that is you in front of me
And you are back for even more of exactly the same
Well are you a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg?
And you're not ill and I'm not dead
Doesn't that make us the perfect pair?
Just you and me, we'll start again
And you can tell me all about what you did today
What you did today



All comments from YouTube:

hellgirl

A cripple walks amongst you, all you tired human beings
He's got all the things a cripple has not, two working arms and legs
And vital parts fall from his system and dissolve in Scottish rain
Vitally, he doesn't miss them; he's too fucked up to care

Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg
On his last leg

Well I crippled your heart a hundred times and still can't work out why
You see, I've got this disease I can't shake and I'm just rattling through life
Well this is how we do things now, yeah this is how the modern stay scared
So I cut out all the good stuff, yeah I cut off my foot to spite my leg

Well is that you in front of me?
Coming back for even more of exactly the same
You must be a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg
Well I am ill but I'm not dead
And I don't know which of those I prefer
Because that limb which I have lost
Well it was the only thing holding me up
Holding me up

Well I'm lying on the ground now and you're walking through the only door
Well I have lost my eyesight like I said I would
But I still know

And that is you in front of me
And you are back for even more of exactly the same
Well are you a masochist to love a modern leper on his last leg?
And you're not ill and I'm not dead
Doesn't that make us the perfect pair?
Just you and me, we'll start again
And you can tell me all about what you did today
What you did today

Esmillz

This is one of those songs you wouldn't get unless you relate to the Lyrics, I love it!

Dom Tes

@Scott Stillwell I agree but anyone can twist lyrics to fit their own personal situation.

Scott Stillwell

True. The melodies ARE strong but to get it on a deeper level? Def need to relate imo.

I Like Birds Birds Are Cool

Not true, the melodies are very very strong with or without the relatability

Lee Cross

Rest easy Scott! Your music has been a constant source of beauty to me for the past decade! Thank you for the many, many goosebumps.

Maldayne

Rest in Peace Scott. This has always been one of my favorite songs ever.

CABORCA-LUISB

Rest easy, beautiful human being :(

Bad Monkey

I miss his truth.

Bissrok

I just found out about them last week. And then I read this and now I'm depressed.

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