Cephalopod

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lyrics

Was it a crime?
I've done my time
Never applied for a license
Who did I serve?
I had some nerve
I must deserve the violent silence

Cephalopod
What a giant head you've got
Remarkable in size
All the suckers stream behind
And don't they have to
for you to be satisfied?
And in your grasp you
drag us far beneath the tide

What does it gain you?
What does it gain you?
Who can contain you when you rise?

Cephalopod
Empirically you may be flawed
But here you make the laws
The darkness babbles its applause
Did I offend you
with my marvel and my awe?
I tried to lend you
a mounting plate upon my wall

What did it gain me?
What did it gain me?
It always pained me to hear your call

My bones lie at the bottom of the sea
My bones lie at the bottom of the sea
Now that you've no further use for me
You only think about your cephalopod
You only think about your cephalopod
Watching from the bottom's where I'll be.

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from Pterodactyls, track released May 26, 2011

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