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Despite What You've Been Told
Two Gallants Lyrics


Well, I guess by the blood stain of your lips
And the wander of your fingertips
I should prove true to my emptiness
And stay here

Well, I'm just a kid of ill repute
But the skin I wear is my only suit
And you, you're just a substitute
For the one that I hold dear

You know, you could be anyone
God forgive my tasteless tongue
I never should have been set free

I claw my eyes, I skin my face
Beg somehow to be replaced
That's how we deal with boys like me

Well, I guess for this world so sick with loss
And your service is so free of cost
I should climb down off my rugged cross
And lay with you

But you know, by now it's half past late
And I only came here for escape
You you're just my next mistake
Like me to you

You know, you could be anyone
God forgive your unborn sons
I hope they don't end up like me

I drag my mind through streets of shame
Lay myself forgive the game
That's how we deal with boys like me

But despite what you've been told
I once had a soul
Left somewhere behind
A former friend of mine

And I hate to speak so free
But you mean nothing to me
So if the street lights they shine bright
I?ll get home tonight

I guess by the dim light in your eyes
And that to you all things come as a surprise
I should set the steel trap of your thighs
And dive right in

But to you I'm just a confused child
Insecure or in denial
Go raise your robes, go have your trial
I?ll let you win

You know, I could be anyone
God forgive what I should've done
A thoughts enough to guilty be

Yes, I guess I made this bed
But I?ll take the sidewalk instead
That's how we deal with boys like me

But despite what you've been told
I once had a soul
Left somewhere behind
A former friend of mine

And I hate to sound so true
But I mean nothing to you
So, if the street lights they shine bright
I?ll be home tonight

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Adam Hayworth Stephens, Tyson H.D. Vogel

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Comments from YouTube:

Oak Gill

I think this is the most viewed Two Gallants song, and it has less than a million views? This band is so damn underrated!

Anthony Cohen

instaBlaster...

John Faber

one of my favorite songs of all time.. every time I hear it the lyrics seem to get deeper and I can relate yo it more...

LateNightRewrites

This song was done a great disservice by this music video. The lyrics ring true for anyone who's ever been a young man trying (unsuccessfully) to follow the advice of his friends, "get over her by getting under someone else "

Herbert Mehrwert

Same here.

skly24

they're both PHENOMENAL musicians. Its amazing that he can play those complicated riffs, sing, and sometimes play harmonica at the same time.

nyjeterss

best 5 bucks ever spent for a hour of majestic sounds captured in a concert held in a basement and a light bulb.

ryan summers

the farmhouse in las cruces nm was a little too wild for me, i saw these guys once very drunk and loud

ThiefOfNavarre

Agreed. I bought an £8 ticket to see them in the Electric Ballroom in Camden town! They were amazing and they played this song

BeautyAkimbo

Thats how I first saw Modest Mouse live in late 90s in a basement in Gainesville FL

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