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Barrel Jumping (A Man Of Letters)

This song is by Astronautalis and appears on the album The Mighty Ocean & Nine Dark Theaters (2006).

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Well, sometimes
I think that you meet someone
You give and you give
And you give until there's nothing left
No matter what
it's never ever going to be good enough for them


Drove up to the river with the barrel in the back of the trunk
The grilled cheese that Karen moonlit hit, let's hang out in front
Mr. Moon and Johnny Cash swear I'm leaving at once
Punched the gas the leaves all laugh
The wind wheezes and coughs

The water wash sprays off, pinpricked my lips
Wet wood framed moonlight, barely barrel of slits
Came too far to watch it drift off now I can
Let my ship slide along right off the cliff
Right off the cliff
Right off the cliff

Could have set you to rest
I could have told you that I loved you to death
Make a million memories, you talk in wasted breath
Wave my hat and beat my chest while listening till it hits
You love the mess, I'll give you one that you never forget

A man of letters knows the best of broken needs and frayed respects
The promise catch a cloud of breath and foggy humid scent
The hands that get and hands that beg and hands that always forget
Count on tips but never ever can you count on the catch
Count on the catch
Count on the catch

My little ship drifts with the leaves and water spraying 'cross the lips
Mr. Moon's good work blue earthmen kissed
Two ships soft hiss in the sparkling mist
That old lift in your falling chest just before the hit

I never thought it'd come to this my parents never taught me to drift
Something I learned watching bridges burn down to sticks
There's nothing left but a mess of splinters flailing limbs
The water sounds just like the record's end
Just like the record's end
Just like the record's end

There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big parade, no big cheques
There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big parade, no big cheques

There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big parade, no big cheques
There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big parade, no big cheques

There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big parade, no big cheques
There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big parade, no big cheques

There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big bang, there's no big mess
There's no big bang, there's no...

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