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Lyrics: Toes Across The Floor


Recorded at: Kingways Studios, New Orleans in 1994-1995
Notes:
"...The line at the end about the dog was written about Robert Hunter's dog. We went over to his house one day for an interview and his dog was named 'god', which Shannon thought was hilarious. Shannon loved dogs..." - Rogers Stevens on the blindmelonforum (07/15/2007)

 

Doesn't anybody feel
That all these killers should be killed
All these healers should be healed
So all these beggers can be filled
Now tell me why am I to lie
If I'm holding firm and feel the right
to lie down beside this dog of mine
And let that perverted though really run through my mind
I'd scrape my toes across the floor
This day's the same as those before
And though inside I'm feeling giddy
Always wrong for never giving myself an uninvaded door
So now I'll take a little glue
I'll put together a new glittered room for you
So I can start sitting so pretty
Instead of sitting here not seein' clear
Just sitting here not fittin' here
No things ain't fittin' here
I'll just lay my head down beside this God of mine
And let that perverted thought burn a hole in my mind
And if I can't lay my head beside this God of mine
Maybe the hunter's dog called God
Could be a friend in time

 

 

 " That was a bass riff I had since Mississippi--when I was going through a Jaco Pastorious phase. He would always do that harmonic thing--he had that song 'Portrait of Tracy', which has a lot of harmonics in it, and he made music out of it. So I took his technique, and wrote my own little watered down rock version of what he would do..."
Brad Smith from the book "A devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on The Other" by Greg Prato

 
from the Letters From A Porcupine documentary

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