Words to They might be Giants - Apollo 18 - brought to you by MERRILL DIG MY GRAVE Dig my

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Words to They might be Giants - Apollo 18 - brought to you by MERRILL DIG MY GRAVE Dig my grave Dig my grave Every time I look in your eyes I see St. Peter wave Dig my grave Every time you call my name I hear the angels say "Dig my grave" I PALINDROME I Someday mother will die and I'll get the money Mom leans down and says, "My sentiments exactly, you son of a bitch" I Palindrome I and I am a snake head eating the head on the opposite side I Palindrome I see that bullet proof dress hanging from the clothesline see the medical chart with the random zigzag now I'll help it decide I Palindrome I "Son I am able," she said "though you scare me." "Watch," said I "beloved," I said "watch me scare you though." said she, "able am I, Son." See the spring of the grandfather clock unwinding See the hands of my offspring making windmills Dad Palindrome Dad I Palindrome I SHE'S ACTUAL SIZE Words fail. Buildings tumble. The ground opens wide. Light beams down from Heaven. She stands before my eyes. She's actual size, but she seems much bigger to me. Squares may look distant her rear view mirror but they're actual size - as she drives away Big men often tremble as they step aside. I thought I was big once. She changed my mind. She's actual size but she seems much bigger to me. I've never known anybody like her. She's actual size, nationwide, believe. She's got all the money money couldn't buy. She's got something special that someone left behind. She's actual size but she seems much bigger to me. Squares may look distant in her rear view mirror but they're actual size - actual size to her. Her face hangs in portrait on the Post Office wall. She's stuck in my heart now, where my blood belongs. She's actual size but she seems much bigger to me. I've never known anybody like her. She's actual size - actual size, believe. MY EVIL TWIN My evil twin, bad weather friend He always wants to start when I want to begin. It scares me so, like I scare myself with that book of Nostradamus up upon my shelf Playing hangman 'til the morning light Doing donuts on the neighbors lawn Then sleep all through the day, get up and start again I can hear some sirens somewhere but I don't know why My evil twin runs home again Search lights look for an alibi, but I'll be home by then Here he comes again, my evil twin My friends have seen him hiding underneath my skin Who cut the arm off the voodoo doll that resembles a Republican president from long ago I'd hate to see you leave 'cause I have grown so grateful for the blame you save me from I know he looks like me Hates work like me and walks like me He's even got an evil twin like me My evil twin, bad weather friend I know someday I'll meet him but I don't know where or when MAMMAL Glass of milk Standing in between extinction in the cold and explosive radiating growth. So the warm blood flows Through the large four chambered heart, Maintaining the very high metabolism rate they have. Mammal, Mammal Their names are called They raise a paw They bat, the cat Dolphin and dog Koala bear and hog One of us might lose his hair But you're reminded that it once was there From the embryonic whale to the monkey with not tail. So the warm blood flows with the red blood cells, lacking nuclei Through the large four-chambered heart Maintaining the very high metabolism rate they have Mammal, mammal Their names are called They raise a paw The bat , the cat Dolphin and dog Koala bear and hog Placental the sister of her brother Marsupial Their cousin called Monotreme Dead uncle Allotheria Mammal, mammal Their names are called They raise a paw The bat, the cat Dolphin and dog Koala bear and hog The Fox, the ox Giraffe and shrew Echidna, Caribou THE STATUE GOT ME HIGH The statue got me high The Statue got me high A monument of granite sent a beam into my eye The statue made me die The statue made me die It took my hand it killed me and it through me to the sky The stone it called to me (and now I see the things the stone has shown to me) A rock that spoke a word (an animated mineral it can be heard) And though I once preferred a human being's company they pale before the monolith that towers over me The statue got me high The statue got me high The truth is where the sculptor's chisel chipped away the lie The statue made me fry The statue made me fry My coat contained a furnace where there used to be a guy The stone it called to me (and now I see the things the stone has shown me) A rock that spoke a word (an animated mineral it can be heard) And as the screaming fire engine siren filled the air the evidence had vanished from my charred and smoking chair and what they found was just a statue standing where the statue got me high And now it is your turn (your turn to hear the stone and then your turn to burn) the stone it calls to you (you can't refuse to do the things it tells you to) And as the screaming fire engine siren fills the air The evidence will vanish from your charred and smoking chair and what they'll find is just a stuatue standing where the statue got you high THE GUITAR Hey Who's that playing Hey The Guitar? Is it Jim? I don't know Is it Jim? I don't know In the space ship, the silver space ship, the lion takes control In the space ship, the silver space ship, the lion takes control Hush my darling, be still my darling, the lion's on the phone Hush my darling, be still my darling, the lion's on the phone Turn it up the guitar I can't hear the guitar In the space ship, the silver space ship, the lion waves good-bye In the space ship, the silver space ship, the lion waves good-bye DINNER BELL I've been leaving on my things so in the morning when the morning bird sings there's still dinner on my dinner jacket 'till the dinner bell rings Experimental dog Salivating dog Good dog dinner bell dinner bell do the bell thing dinner bell dinner bell ring ring ring shoulder, bicep, elbow, arm forearm, thumb, wrist, knuckle, palm middle, pinky, index, ring dinner bell dinner bell ding I don't want a pizza, I don't want a piece of peanut brittle, I don't want a bean I wouldn't like a bag of beef of a beer or a cup of chowder, corn, cake or creamed cauliflower cause I'm waiting for the dinner bell to do the bell thing dinner bell dinner bell ring I don't know whether I'd rather be having a bottle of vinegar I don't know whether I'd rather be having an egg I don't know whether I'd rather be having an order of bacon or whether I'd rather be having a basket of garlic bread. I don't know whether I'd rather be having some pie or saving my appetite 'cause I'm waiting for the dinner bell to do the bell thing dinner bell dinner bell ring NARROW YOUR EYES I don't want to change your mind I don't want to think about your mind They say love is blind I don't think you're blind you don't want to understand and I don't want to shake your father's hand and walk in the sand and act like a man I get on the bus and ride past our stop and though I'm late I can't get off I just can't bear to tell you some lies and narrow your eyes We'll take back everything we said Split up all the things and move ahead Forgot how you said to split your side off the bed I get on my bike Ride down our block Ride through the world Thru the green lot But when I think of all your advice I narrow my eyes Narrow your eyes Now let's toast the sad cold fact Our love's never coming back and we'll race to the bottom of a glass so narrow your eyes Narrow your eyes HALL OF HEADS Here in the hall of heads You look through the keyhole This is the hall of heads One step through the doorway Roll out that special head This is our favorite one Please don't try to leave Don't leave the hall of heads Hide underneath the porch Hide down behind the furnace You can't run away You can't really hide Once you hear the call The song of the hall of heads You can't run away Your feet won't help you run You can't run away Out of the hall of heads WHICH DESCRIBES HOW YOU'RE FEELING Which describes how you're feeling all the time Which describes how you're feeling all the time feeling all the time There's this guy in the sky and he makes you want to want to make you sigh, like the time when you felt like you're feeling all the time and you cried at the cracks in the ceiling all the time you said "I'm feeling fine" but it didn't really rhyme it didn't really rhyme, overseas Which describes how you're feeling all the time It describes how you're feeling Which describes how you're feeling all the time when you lie that your life's unappealing all the time but your lie doesn't rhyme with the word overseas overseas there's this guy who describes how you're feeling all the time from behind distant lines even straighter than his spine which is fine which is fine and describes how you're feeling all the time SEE THE CONSTELLATION I lay my head on the railroad track Stare at the sky all painted up Your train is gone, won't be coming back See the constellation ride across the sky no cigar, no lady on his arm Just a guy made of dots and lines Two years ago - moved from my town I was looking up past the city lights But the city lights got in my way I found my mind on the ground below I was looking down - it was looking back I was in the sky all dressed in black Can you hear what I see in the sky? IF I WASN'T SHY I'd burn all the uniforms I'd burn all the "Ask Me" buttons I'd burn all the intercoms I'd burn all the time clock cards I'd steal somebody's Cadillac I'd steal anything I lack I'd steal all the microphones from all the masters of ceremony I'd ask you, if you don't mind, to kiss you a hundred times TURN AROUND I was working all night in my office when a man i had recently killed called me up from a phone near my building so I looked out the window at him he had the same obsequious manner that was the reason I had him killed so to calm my nerves I sang this song to him, over the phone Turn around, turn around There's a thing there that can be found Turn around, turn around It's a human skull on the ground Human skull on the ground Turn around I was out by myself in the graveyard I was doing and interpretive dance when I felt something heavy and pointed strike me in the back of my neck and then the ghost of my dance instructor pushed me down into an open grave and as dirt rained down she played a xylophone and sang me this song Turn around turn around There's a thing there that can be found Turn around turn around it's a human skull on the ground a human skull on the ground Turn around We were waving our arms out the window of a fast moving passenger train acting in an irresponsible fashion until the engineer whose back had been turned and who we thought would find us highly amusing quickly swiveled his head around and his face which was a paper-white mask of evil sang us this song Turn around, Turn around There's a thing there that can be found Turn around, turn around it's a human skull on the ground Human skull on the ground Turn around HYPNOTIST OF LADIES He's a hypnotist, hypnotist of ladies You're getting sleepy, very sleepy He's a hypnotist, hypnotist of ladies Never had a pocket watch, never counted backwards You won't remember why you liked him FINGERTIPS Everything's catching on fire Yes, everything's catching on fire Fingertips Fingertips I hear the wind blow I hear the wind blow It seems to say: "Hello, Hello I'm the one who loves you so." Hey now everybody now Hey now everybody Hey now everybody now Who's that standing out my window? I found a new friend underneath my pillow Come on and wreck my car Aren't you the guy who hit me in the eye Please pass the milk please Leave me alone, leave me alone Who's knocking on the wall? All alone all alone al by myself What's that blue thing doing here? Something grabbed ahold of my hand I didn't know what had my hand nut that's when all my troubles began. I cannot understand you I don't understand you I don't understand the things you say I can't understand a single word I don't understand you I cannot understand you I don't understand you I heard a sound, I turned around I turned around to find the thing that made the sound Mysterious whisper The day that love came to play I'm having a heart attack I'm having a heart attack Fingertips Fingertips I walk along darkened Corridors and I walk along darkened corridors

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