I Was A Lover
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I was a lover, before this war
Held up in a luxury suite, behind a barricaded door
Now that I've cleaned up, gone legit
I can see clearly: round hole
Round whole, square peg don't fit

I'm locked in my bedroom, so send back the clowns
My clone wears a brown shirt, and I seduce him when there's no one around
Mano why mano, on a bed of nails
Bring it on like a storm, till I knock the wind out of his sails
And we don't make eye contact, when we have run-in's in town
Just a barely polite nod, and nervous stares towards the ground
I once joined a priest class, plastic, inert
In a slowdance with commerce
Like a lens up a skirt

And we liked to party
And we kept it live
And we had a three volume tome of contemporary slang
To keep a handle on all this jive

Ennui unbridled, let's talk to kill the time
How many styles did you cycle through before you were mine?
And it's been a while since we went wild and that's all fine
But we're sleepwalking through this trial
And it's really a crime it's really a crime it's really a crime
It's really criminal

We're just busy tempting, like fate's on the nod
Running on empty, bourbon and god
It's been a while since we knew the way
And it's been even longer since our plastic priest class
Had a goddamned thing to say

I was a lover before this war

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Written by: BABATUNDE OMOROGA ADEBIMPE, DAVID ANDREW SITEK, DAVID KYP JOEL MALONE, GERARD ANTHONY SMITH, JALEEL BUNTON

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Comments from YouTube:

merkfools13

We don't make eye contact, but we have run-ins in town, just a barely polite nod and nervous stares towards the ground

A Zovar

BEST LINE

andthefatman

This song will have no years on it.

Dan Rumack

this album restructured my life, formative brilliance.

Erik Bateson

"I'm locked in my bedroom, so send back the clowns"

Ryan

If Smile is Brian Wilson’s teenage symphony to god, Cookie Mountain is the symphony that gets released when you open some ancient Egyptian tomb with a curse on it. It’ll kill us all but it’s totally worth it.

notemily

I like the instruments in the back holy cheezits

Andy Warlock

His clone where's a brown shirt is what he says right? People always think I'm someone they know but I never see these people who look like me. #greatjob

Max Silver

One of the greats

L. C.

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