Take My Limbs and Organs

from by Surface Area



The roads are gonna be slick as an oil spill
And you’ll be the seagull trying to fly
I just don’t want to see you here anymore
I don’t really care where you go
You have ruined everything one too many times
For me to just forgive, I’m tired of getting nowhere,
Just get out

There was more to it, but you missed the end of it when you closed the door
The engine started churning
The air was taken by carbon monoxide

Just sit still
Like anesthesia

Take the time to gather the patience you’ve got left
And spend it on a daydream where she finds you, and wants you back
She never expected this
They say you’ve got a phone call, and look at you confused
You try to play it off like the garage door was jammed
But nobody believes you
These things take time, I know, but I don’t want them to be up now
So please come back, and we’ll talk this over
Making nice again

So you peel out and speed there
The cops are never out here
And at any rate, they’ve never even see me in this rain
The headlights of oncoming cars light the flood on the windshield,
The road glistens and flows
The wheels, on their one good shot to the big times choke, and can’t get a grip
You hold your breath
As you careen

He asked for you to come and see him, he said he was heading your way
He must have been going much too fast when he hydroplaned
We found his car here wrapped around a tree
He says he feels okay, but he can’t move
We don’t think he has much time left
So if you’d like to speak, of just to see him
It’s better to be with the ones you love at times like these

(take my limbs, take me)

Just say it and I’ll give you everything you need
Take my limbs and organs if they’ll save you
You can bleed me white, if you’d get out of this alive
Say the word and I’ll build you again


from s​/​t, released September 13, 2011



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Surface Area Corvallis, Oregon

Surface Area is Pete Davis on guitar, bass, vocals, piano, accordion, glockenspiel, and synths, and Jon Lervold on drums.

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