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A song about bridges, both literal and figurative.

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I took you to the bridge that night, the one that connected our hearts. Said, “Let's stay here and watch the lights as they dance on the waters below us.” But, uneasy, you leaned o'er the ledge, sayin', “Baby, there's doubts in my head.” Your self-immolation burned through the planks and we tumbled into the alone. Oh mercy, mercy, mercy me. How I try and I try to see what I was supposed to be. Oh what, oh what did you need? I sank towards the bed of the river that night, the one that swallowed our love. Said, “Why bother to swim towards the light? This water's just too cold without you.” But you surfaced and filled your lungs, sayin', “Baby, what's done is done.” Your self-righteous fire burned the damn river dry and I was left with nowhere to drown. Oh mercy, mercy, mercy me. How I try and I try to see what is left for me now that I'm not what you need. Now I find you on that bridge tonight, the one that connected our hearts. “Swear I just came here to watch the lights as they die in the nothin' below me.” But the fearsome clang of your voice forges new planks and shining steel joists. And you say, “I burned brighter with you by my side,” and we tumble into the unknown. Oh have mercy, mercy on me as I try and I try to see if we were meant to be. Oh what, oh what do I need?

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from S​.​S​.​D​.​D., track released April 25, 2013
Kelley O'Death - Vocals, Lyrics
Mike Hex - Guitar
Isaac Hayden - Cello

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Heart Full of Snakes Portland, Oregon

Heart Full of Snakes is the product of two heartbroken, blue-collar suckers who have never finished anything in their lives.

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