The Past and Pending
The Shins Lyrics


As someone sets light to the first fire of autumn
We settle down to cut ourselves apart
Cough and twitch from the news on your face
And some foreign candle burning in your eyes

Held to the past, too aware of the pending
Chill as the dawn breaks and finds us up for sale
Enter the fog another low road descending
Away from the cold lust, you house and summertime
Blind to the last cursed affair, pistols and countless eyes
A trail of white blood betrays the reckless route your craft is running
Feed 'til the sun turns into wood dousing an ancient torch
Loiter the whole day through and lose yourself in lines dissecting love

Your name on my cast and my notes on your stay
Offer me little but doting on a crime
We've turned every stone and for all our inventions
In matters of love loss, we've no recourse at all

Blind to the last cursed affair, pistols and countless eyes
A trail of white blood betrays the reckless route your craft is running
Feed 'til the sun turns into wood dousing an ancient torch
Loiter the whole day through and lose yourself in lines dissecting
Lose yourself in lines dissecting
Lose yourself in lines dissecting
Lose yourself in lines dissecting
Lose yourself in lines dissecting
Lose yourself in lines dissecting

Lose yourself in lines dissecting
Lose yourself in lines dissecting
Lose yourself in lines dissecting love

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Tehyah Moore

One of the songs played at Heath Ledger's funeral. Beautiful. 

John Doe

Also at my aunt’s funeral...in my car as I drove away.

DuSko Avramovski

It's not just one of the songs, but one of his favorite apparently

Eric Lopez

When problems become overwhelming I like to put on my headphones, play this song, and go for a long walk at the foothills of our mountains where I live. This song really makes nature walks so intense.

djsoma5000

Its kind of funny but to me this song, or the Shins in general, is compared to when chefs talk about letting the food speak for its self. Its simplistic and not fussed with. Just wholesome. good. music. Like a favorite flavor, transports me to my happy place. Time goes by and I forget about this song, then it comes on my Pandora station and its as if I got a full glass of water when I'm parched. Just what i needed. Oh so good and deeply satisfying. That's all I have to say about that. 

Maggie Brudereck zcsgcaygaya

I'm gonna come out to my parents in a few days, and I'm going to listen to this song beforehand, and it'll help me clear my mind, and boost my confidence. The Shins can help do that for me. I hope my dad accepts me and supports me. After all, he's the one that got me into The Shins in the first place.

Fable Wolfe

I hope that went well for you, my friend. I know how it feels.

Ecep Fawk

How did it goooooo...?

ThePopbanks007

Oh no did Dad killed him

CalciumMoonCheese

Heath Ledger had this played at his funeral. I can see why. It's so peaceful, sad but uplifting all at the same time

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