The Kills At The Back Of The Shell

Kiss all your fingers

What’s that for

You’ll never get to heaven

With your shirt all tore

Cut through your finger

And cut you loose

Lost a lot a blood

Lost a lot a cool cool cool

Now it ain’t such a thrill

It ain’t such a thrill

Now it ain’t such a thrill

It get’s a little dirty

Like the guts of a hack

And you’ll never get it back

You’ll never get the damn thing back

Looked a picture

It took up half a roll

The way you went and took off

Half your clothes, and now

It ain’t such a thrill

It ain’t such a thrill

It started at the back of the shell

And it ain’t such a thrill

Running to catch up

The last city bus

Wearing out your yellow

Hula dress

Lipstick a mess

Your ch-cherry best

Kissing on the window

Just to check on the red

You know, it ain’t such a thrill

Now it ain’t such a thrill

It started at the back of the shell

Now it ain’t such a thrill

It ain’t such a thrill

It ain’t such a thrill

It ain’t such a thrill…

The Kills Doing It To Death

Baby save it, we’re wasted

I know we gotta slow it down

But when the waves come, you face them

And you know we can’t stop it now

Heads up we’re in a dead club

Put your hands up and do your dipsy and dropsy

And line up, we’re hanging up

We’re double sixing it, night after night

Doing it to death

Baby lately the plans we’re making

Are the shape of things that never come

Hold your horses, the lights up

Can’t feel it coming back around

Listen up, it’s picking up

Put your hands up and do your kicksy and lipsy

Your times up, we’re hanging up

We’re double sixing it, night cause tonight

We’re doing it to death

We’re double sixing it night after night after night [x3]

Doing it to death

The Kills Damned If She Do

She damned if she do

She damned if she don’t

If history hang hang hangs her well

Her memory won’t

There’s been a perception

Of sweet hearts passing through

Some of them left no trace at all

Some left her black and blue

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she on her last legs

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she on her last legs

She damned if she will

She damned if she won’t

Some of them left in one piece

And some she damn near broke

And I am no stranger to the strange all his ways

What could be stranger than to be stuck outside your cage

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she on her last legs

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she on her deathbed

She come alive when she on her deathbed

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she on her last legs

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she on her deathbed

She come alive when she on her deathbed

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she dying

She come alive when she dying

The Kills Black Tar

One hit, one invention

You must pay your ransom

Love, lust, you’re too handsome

Fairytales are fair game

The world is looking for you

Sharpening its blade

London’s bloodthirsty

Paris is a vein, open

A vein on the pulse of mean

Big brushing out-winged sparrow

I’m gonna catch you by the hair of the night

Fortune’s arrow

Prick quick to pick a fight

The world is tripping for you

Bidding on your blood

L.A. Catatonia

New York black tar runs, over

Runs over you for fun

Big brushing out-winged sparrow

Hot cooking all De Niro Light

Tucked, prim and primed

If chance were so divine, why

Cool thing go mad and crazy

Some dick is looking for a way

White screen field of daisies

Pull em up, but they all stay

Standing in your way

Stay, standing in your way

The Kills Cheap And Cheerful

I’m bored of cheap and cheerful

I want expensive sadness

Hospital bills, parole

Open doors to madness

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re boring baby when you’re straight

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re stupid baby when you’re sane

I’m sick of social graces

Show your sharp tipped teeth

Lose your cool in public

Did the legal meet

‘Cause love is just a dialogue

You can’t survive on ice-cream

You got the same needs as a dog

It’s alright (it’s alright)

To be mean (to be mean)

It’s alright (it’s alright)

To be mean (to be mean)

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re boring baby when you’re straight

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re stupid baby when you’re sane

It’s alright (it’s alright)

To be mean (to be mean)

It’s alright (it’s alright)

To be mean (to be mean)

It’s alright (it’s alright)

To be mean (to be mean)

It’s alright (it’s alright)

To be mean (to be mean)

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re boring baby when you’re straight

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re stupid baby when you’re sane

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re boring baby when you’re straight

I want you to be crazy

‘Cause you’re stupid baby when you’re sane

The Kills Baby Says

Baby says she’s dying to meet you

Take you off and make your blood hum

And tremble like the fairground lights

Baby says if ever you see skin as fair

Or eyes as deep and as black as mine

I’ll know you’re lying

Baby says oh how love romance I’ll get

From all your sleeping dogs you felt of God

I’ll get one yet

Baby says for all I’ve forsaken

Make something of all the noise

And the mess you’re making

And all the time’s it’s taken

Baby says there’s death in these silver curls

That break up in jails

Send you diving for pearls

Without a care in the world

Baby says she’s dying to meet you

Take you off and make your blood hum

And tremble like the crimball lights

Baby says oh how love romance I’ll get

From all your sleeping dogs you felt of God

I’ll get one yet

The Kills Dead Road 7

This dead road leads down

To that dead road and back

To the road where the oldest road

Met the first dead road that cracked

Made the second and curved the third

Forked the forth and said to the fifth

“If you walk just a couple of miles

You’re gonna come across the sixth, the sixth, the sixth”

It runs into a ditch

Dead road seven is a bitch

Dead road seven is a bitch

Floating belly flush

Floating belly up, up, up, up

Go down there if you wish

Go down there if you wish

This dead road leads down

To that dead road and back

To the road where the oldest road

Met the first dead road and cracked

Made the second and curved the third

Forked the forth and said to the fifth

“If you walk just a couple of miles

You’re gonna come across the sixth, the sixth, the sixth”

Dead road seven is a bitch

Dead road seven is a bitch

Floating belly flush

Floating belly up, up, up, up

Go down there if you wish

Go down there if you wish

Go down there if you wish

Dead road seven is a bitch

Dead road seven is a bitch

Floating belly flush

Floating belly up, up, up, up

Go down there if you wish

Go down there if you wish

Go down there if you wish

The Kills Getting Down

What’s going on fire

I want you to know

My spirit’s alive,

I want you to know

I’m getting down with the awkward moments

I’m getting down with the sour kiss

I’m getting down with the rumours in the back of the car

I’m getting down with it

Signal when you get to the top

Signal when you want me, when you want me to stop

We could, we could crash, we could, we could, burn burn

We could take it, we could we could take it take it in turns

Getting down

Getting down with your new vocation

Getting down with your cute cut wrists

I’m getting down with the kisses and cross-stitches on it

I’m getting down with it

Here’s a message from my old coat pocket

My spirit’s alive,

I want you to know

I’m getting down with the young drunk lovers

I’m getting down with the one way pack

I’m getting down with the city and the pity of it

I’m getting down with it

The Kills Goodnight Bad Morning

The Speeds working I see it in everyone

Like a lost idea under light bulb sun

Your eyes are ready for take off

melt in your head

What a beautiful state we are in

The jealous in my mind are all dead

I Love you so much never forget

all of your secret are coming undone

What a beautiful state we are in

Goodnight another bad morning

Goodnight another bad morning

Goodnight another bad morning

Goodnight another bad morning

Goodnight, another bad

Goodnight, another bad

Goodnight, another bad

Goodnight another bad morning

The Kills Echo Home

I’m flowing with the waters

I’m spinning into orbit

So won’t you come on home

And make it alright

I’m drifting in the same old boat

With a different crew

So won’t you come on home

And make it alright

Won’t you echo back

And make it fine

Maybe you’ll go out of your mind

You can lose it all if you wanna

Maybe you’ll go out of mine

It’s been so long

You can keep your own dear life

You can lose it all if you wanna

But I can’t keep you out of mine, oh no

We were dancing to a beat of our own

Flying with our speakers blown

Oh won’t you come on back

And make it alright

And if I take a turn for the worst

And I call you on the phone

Will you echo home when I call

Won’t you echo back and make it alright

Won’t you echo home and make me fine

Maybe you went out of your mind

You can lose it all if you wanna

Maybe you went out of mine

It’s been so long

You can live your own dear life

You can lose it all if you wanna

But I can’t let you out of mine, oh no

And it’s a long long long long drop

From the rocks to the pearls, we got so lost

We got so lost, we got so lost

For so long

And it’s a long long long long drop

From the rocks to the pearls, we got so lost

We got so lost, we got so lost

For so long, for so long, so long

For so long, oh

Maybe you went out of your mind

You can lose it all if you wanna

Maybe you went out of mine

It’s been so long

You can live your own dear life

And you can lose it all if you wanna

But I can’t let you out of mine, oh no

I’m flowing with the waters

I’m spinning into orbit

So won’t you come on home

And make it alright

So won’t you come on home

And make it fine