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The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth

This song is by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and appears on the album Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005).

Once, the dogs have quit their barking
"Son", my neighbor said to me
"Know the emptiness of talking blue
The same old sheep"

Run, I'll do no more this walking
Haunted by a past I just can't see
Anymore, anymore
But let me tell you I have never planned
To let go of the hand that has been
Clinging by its thick country skin
To my yellow country teeth
To my yellow country teeth

Far, far away from West Virginia
I will try on New York City
Explaining that the sky holds the wind
The sun rushes in and
A child with a shotgun
Can shoot down honeybees that sting
But this boy could use a little sting!

Who will get me to a party?
Who do I have yet to meet?
You, you look a bit like coffee
And you taste a bit like me

How can I keep me from moving?
Now I need a change of scenery
Just listen to me I won't pretend
To understand the movement of the wind
Or the waves out in the ocean
Or how like the hours I change softly, slowly
Plainly, blindly oh me, oh my!


Written by:

Alec Ounsworth, Lee Sargent, Robbie Guertin, Tyler Sargent, and Sean Greenhalgh

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