Three Last Words

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I want to give up the ghost but my heart is relentless
and I've got so much to learn about keeping my distance
I'm sorry my love, if my love seems malicious
I've still so much to learn about keeping my distance

vodka drains her girl mystique
but, like me, she laughs at the saddest things
I dodge the bullet but still my ears ring
like me she laughs at the saddest things

lust in the static dark, then the room was hostile white
did you mean what you said to me last night?
I've got a head full of noise and nothing feels right
did you mean what you said to me last night?

and I cry out your name, but nobody listens
and i've still so much to learn about keeping my distance
she offers the path of the least resistance
and the look in her eyes negates my defenses

it's so hard to let go of love

I want to give up the ghost but my heart is relentless
and i cry out your name but nobody listens
I need the antidote but all you've got is more venom
and not enough, it seems, to put my heart in submission

she fades in, she fades out
she's faking her smile
but it what she's all about
mystery eyes, but such a pretty pout
she's faking her smile but it's what she's all about

lust in the deep black dark, shivering in delight
did you mean what you said to me last night?
I've got a fistful of hate. hate and nothing feels right. hanging on every word you said to me last night

and I cry out your name to resounding indifference
and i've still so much to learn about keeping my distance
seeking your understanding, settling for her forgiveness
i cry out your name but it's sound is just vicious

it's so hard to let go of love

I want to give up the ghost but my heart is relentless
and I lie to myself that this time will be different
but my hand shakes, as does my conviction
as if three last words could make some kind of difference

she holds me, can't breathe now, room gets dark
and the light in my eyes goes out
she takes me in her deep red mouth
she sighs and the light in my eyes goes out

"love" in the static dark
fight the hostile white light
did you mean what you said to me last night?
I've got a heart full of glass and nothing feels right
hanging on to the words you said to me last night

til I cry out your name
and make one last decision
as I follow the path of the least resistance
I want to give up the ghost but my heart is relentless
and I've still so much to learn about keeping my distance

it's so hard to let go of love

i warned you

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from The Public, released September 20, 2010

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The Public New Orleans, Louisiana

The Public was formed in New Orleans in 2003 by drummer Bryan Besse and guitarist Jack Champagne. Singer Travis Shuler and bassist Ryan Plattsmier joined the lineup and they began work on a few songs influenced by UK post-punk,90s Britpop and American underground alt-rock. They broke up in 2010 a year after losing Plattsmier to suicide. Bassist Ronan Bradley played for the last year of the group. ... more

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