Red Rabbits
The Shins Lyrics

Hurled to the center of the Earth again
The place where it's hot, love
You know it hurts to breathe in
And the watershed you balance on is begging it
Well did he ever know
Will he ever know?

The trees in the moonshine are a dark lattice
So you catalog any angle you notice
In a vacuum you are charged to record this
So you won't make it easy on me

I can't go into this no more
It puts too many thorns on my mind
And the necessary balloon lies a corpse on the floor
We've pissed on far too many sprites
And they're all standing up for their rights

Born on a desert floor you've the deepest thirst
And you came to my sweet shore to indulge it
With the wan and dreaming eyes of an orphan
But there was not enough
There is not enough

Out of a gunnysack fall red rabbits
Into the crucible to be rendered an emulsion
And we can't allow a chance they'd restore themselves
So we can't make it easy on you

Undaunted, you bathed in hollow cries
The boys with swollen sunburnt eyes
A reward for letting nothing under their skin
So help me, I don't know I might
Just give the old dark side a try

Don't cast your whirling eyes on the shore
'Til we even the score
I still owe you for the hole in the floor
And the ghost in the hall
Who decides who paddles over the falls
Yeah, who makes the call
Who makes the call?

Look, I know there's an eventual
Release from every scale of crime
But the necessary balloon lies a corpse on the floor
We've pissed on far too many good intentions
Held by clever sprites
And they're all standing up for their rights


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Joseph Stalin

Anyone else feel like this song takes them to a completely different world
Although all shins songs do that really ahha

Matt Palumbo

wow...i had been a fan for a bit but got stuck on the chutes too narrow n this came on during a time i was living alone for so long i talked to myself n remembered old times. this song hit me n i got all crybaby face n i just love it for the EXACT REASON U SAID. U PERFECTLY DESCRIBED WHAT WAS UP. THANK YOU.

Static Void

i'm listening for the 57th time. can't get over how perfect this song is. smart fuckers if you ask me. a bunch of isaac newtons with instruments.


Yrmes omg I felt that for real


straight to the womb

Meems A

One Year Stand I used to play a space exploring game whenever I listened to the Shins. It's twice the effect now! :D

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Leonard Dixon

Darn - now I'll have this melody stuck in my head for . . . the next 5 years . . .


3 years to go


is it still in there?

Patricia Mellen

4 years to go...

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