Spilt Needles
The Shins Lyrics


I've done myself an impossible crime,
Had to paint myself a hole,
And fall inside,
If it's far enough in sight and rhyme,
I get to wear another dress,
And count in time,

Oh, won't you do me the favor, man,
Of a giving mind,
A polymorphing opinion here,
And your vague outline,

I'll find myself another burning gate,
A pretty face, a vague idea I can't relate,
And this is get what you get for pulling pins,
Out of the hole,
Inside the hole you're in,

It's like I'm pushed on the handle bars,
Of a blind man's bike,
No straws to grab, just the rushing wind,
On the rolling mind,

They want you to decide,
Eventually, it happens,
Some gather on one side,
With all their pearly snapping,
They close the basement door,
It sets our teeth to chatter,
You never saw it before,
But now that hardly matters,

You're old enough, boy,
Too many summers you've enjoyed,
So spin the wheel,
We'll set you up with some odd convictions,
Because you're finally golden, boy

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Comments from YouTube:

pelyphin0

Years later - this track is unique. I have never heard anything remotely like it.

John

Check out Radiohead. Similar brilliant soundscapes

Nathaniel Saxe

This song is called "Spilt Needles" not "Split Needles". See the difference?

I think Split Needles is actually a better title than the actual one, so I'm not complaining. It's just kind of amusing.

AdzBrandMusic

My mind is blown so much that I had to reply to this comment, been a fan of The Shins for like 4 years and because of this video I've always just read it as ''Split''
WOW

Maria Arroja Ferreira

This is one of those songs that are honest to the listeners feelings. Just makes me want to play it on full blast, holding a cigarette whilst dancing with my eyes closed. Feelings are beautiful.

Matthew S

"You're old enough boy. Too many summers you've enjoyed. So spin the wheel we'll set you up with some odd convictions, Cause you're finally golden boy." Favorite line in the song.

Richard Mullins

Matthew S wonderful song!

Patrick Bateman

Great, great songwriting.

EmptyAtoms

"You're old enough, boy, Too many summers you've enjoyed, So spin the wheel, We'll set you up with some odd convictions, Because you're finally golden, boy," Thats an amazingly clever way of describing the end of youth. Amazing song.

Wolnei Dos Santos

Fuck that! Young foreverrr bitch!!! Hahahaha

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