Yo La Tengo The Way Some People Die Lyrics

Ride the Tiger Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Cone of Silence
  • 2 Big Sky
  • 3 The Evil That Men Do
  • 4 The Forest Green
  • 5 The Pain of Pain
  • 6 The Way Some People Die
  • 7 The Empty Pool
  • 8 Alrock's Bells
  • 9 Five Years
  • 10 Screaming Dead Balloons
  • 11 Living in the Country
  • It wasn't it more than a minute
    That first one was the test
    He was listening but I don't think he heard the rest
    It was easy to fall, but not easy to take a stand
    With the sound of her voice or the touch of her hand

    Everyone's heard the reasons why
    A kid would let the poison creep inside
    He said he wasn't scared, but you know he lied
    The way some people die

    He doesn't think of tomorrow
    And he seldom looks back
    When he did he saw failure
    And a future so black
    So, he sees himself through sad eyes
    That have never caught the look of love
    He'll never see what he's giving up

    Everyone's heard the reasons why
    A kid would let the poison creep inside
    He said he wasn't scared, but you know he lied
    The way some people die

    You might think he's a victim
    He just thinks its a guess
    Its not the question, its who you ask
    And the boats fly on Friday
    And you're never gonna see him again
    It wasn't love that did him in

    Everyone's heard the reasons why
    A kid would let the poison creep inside
    He said he wasn't scared, but you know he lied
    The way some people die

    Written by: Dave Schramm
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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