The Shins Bait and Switch Lyrics

I finally had all my ducks in a row
Peace and quiet a means of subtraction
And how she got in, I'm sure that I know
Two weeks on and my spine was in traction
My eyes in a basket

My gut in my heart and so out of phase
And that kind of girl she ain't nobodies daughter
I'm just not used to these powerful ways
She shined on the brass and I'm taking on water
What am I going to do now?

I call on a beautiful witch
The moral compass made of Swiss

High from my psychic derailer
Drive this car to the sea
Spend the night as high as a cannon: a towering hemlock

But it not used to always be found
A creature of habit has no real protection
I'll tell her I'll leave her if she don't settle down
Just easier to lie on closer inspection, like everyone else does

Then run a terrible charm
Hold it smoking in my eyes
I'm just a simple man
Cursed with an honest heart
Watch me go and tear it all apart

Then run a terrible charm
Hold it smoking in my eyes
I'm just a simple man
Cursed with an honest heart
Watch me go and tear it all apart

Written by: James Mercer
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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