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The twelfth track off the Andy the Doorbum Double LP "The Man Killed The Bird, And With The Bird He Killed The Song, And With The Song, Himself."

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I wrote down the names of every woman I've kissed.
And I know that seems strange because I'm sure it won't serve to comfort them.
But late in the night when I dream of them girls
I remember digging through the sand for pearls.
And how I would pry them out with my knife
And leave the clams open to die...
I sleep like an angel. I sleep like the dead.

My Mother once told me to hide because trouble was coming down.
I did it back then but I'd fight to the death were it now.
And late in the night when that man's in my dreams.
The one I will kill before he can kill me.
I thrust in my knife and I kiss his coarse cheek
For everything he chose to be...
I sleep like an angel. I sleep like the dead.

The war's always coming, boys. Don't be surprised when it hits.
Go home, hug your families, then lock the door tightly behind them.
And late in the night when those tears kiss your face
Just tell yourself how what you've done's made them safe.
Then file along quietly back into place
For god, your family, and freedom...
You'll sleep like an angel. You'll sleep like the dead.

My Father once told me to hide because trouble was coming down.
I ran for my life but I'd fight to the death were it now.
And late in the night when they come in my sleep.
Where I've always been, that is right where I'll be.
And I'll sing up so loud it will drown their voice out.
They'll have to beat that song out of me.
I'll sleep like an angel. I'll sleep like the dead.

credits

from The Man Killed The Bird, And With The Bird He Killed The Song, And With The Song, Himself., released December 31, 2011
Written and Recorded by Andy the Doorbum.
Kelly Keith sang backing vocals.
Andy the Doorbum played everything else & sang.

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Andy the Doorbum

Andy the Doorbum has been writing and recording his own music since he was 9 years old.
His discography ranges from eccentric lo-fi caterwauling to lush self-recorded pieces described as "filling a darkening void with a pitch black effort." All of this is done with the goal of finding the beauty in the ugly reality of the world. Growth from upheaval. Art for survival. Creativity or extinction. ... more

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