This song was influenced by a band named Sons of Abraham, which included a couple of GlassJaw’s current lineup. They didn’t elaborate anymore on any other influences, really. So take it as you will! Besides, music is meant to mean something different to each listener.
Hurting and Shoving By: GlassJaw
(She should have let me sleep)
“When I get back”
Pre-break of dawn
Hear the ring it’s me
Live from a pay phone
Talking in the rain.
Things pan out exactly as I say they will.
Will I be less happy
When I get back?!
Two hands in one glove
As if we were poor.
The hard up make soup from stones
Like the poor before them did before.
You say the waiting could crush your heart
But it’s nothing new to me
Having you crave me so desperately
But I know
Now when you need me you bleed for me
though now I’m gone you fill my shoes with new
Always and forever
We are apart and may she see
She’d be free of rejoicing in distance
If she only let me sleep!
“Will things make less happy
When I get back?!”
Absence makes the heart grow still
Abuse the hunt: confuse the kill.
I know, I know.
Make the dead feel deader
Make the dead sleep nights with a razor
Kill the prey~
I’ll hold my child’s head underwater
If it’s a boy, I was joking
If it’s a daughter, I’ll say I did what I did
Because I had to…
And if you find my kid later
Tell her I laughed too.
We just might work out fine
Because I love you enough
To let you give me that pain that I want
…And when you do
I just might fuck you
enough to love you.
Once upon my night stand
Lied letters piled in columns
Postmarked middle island
Out easy in the county of solemn.