Skeletal History
Mark Lanegan Lyrics

Oh, an artery is not a vein
No history can tell
My skeleton won't tell
Why some like moths draw
To a surgeon's drill
And blood shot hits to marrow

The snake's eating through her clothes and
Her charms that won me over
DeGama breached this lofty reach
Balboa left his bones upon the beach
Left there to bleach

Rose breaks in my fingers
Pullin' nickels through the stem too much has took a toll
Smoke crawls low along the ceilings
And all is quiet
But I keep listening
Come to kill me

Oh, she just left, you missed her
Go on home, the sex theater is closed
Cracked mouth too dry to drink
At least the sand is cold
Wish the sea would drown the freeway

Instead, girls stare in dead-eyed wonder
They can't walk with fallen soldiers
Used by cops who fucked inside abandoned boarding houses
Go on fast before the beast catches the bastard
Draggin' the chain down, down, down
Who'll say it
Tell me
No one else is here, come on
Nothin' to believe is to be blissed, come on
Who's layin' low, you said
Whether veins, the bones to be
Good or bad, the death of me
Just make it quietly

Oh, who knows my sister
Can't anyone admit the fact that they infected her
She said the sun was gonna burn and blister
My blood
God speed
Love her
Farewell, honey

No morning sun'll move her
No help in amen or hallelujah
Prayers are for the dead left over
The breach never to reach that sandy beach
Poor baby girl's gone under
To each their own grave buried in
Underneath abandoned boarding houses
Sidewalks and streets
Sidewalks and streets

Though my skeleton won't tell
Some could see
Why moths draw to surgeon's drills
And blood shots
Hit the marrow

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Comments from YouTube:

Shruggz Da Str8-Faced Clown

I love the mix of sung and spoken lyrics as well as the tone of the bass and that weird thunder-like distorted guitar* effect as the song closed!!


this song is insane


Mark is 10 times better and for real!!

cliff jumper

Love it!


Comaring Mark Lanegan to Eddie Vedder is a f*cking crime!!

Darron Edwards

Sounds like hes making it up as he goes along tbh

J Cz

@pistraurder Shit, maybe a generation thing? I seen tree's, only heard there hit just they were opening for A.I.C. They blew me away, guitarist kicked girl in head while Mark's like a tree singing Dollar Bill, Barrett Martin!!!! I love every album the man's made, one day sir people will see... How about Isbell Ballad Broken Sea's, the more I hear it, fuck it's great!

J Cz

@pistraurder 4 sure!!!


Sure my version is different.