Mad Hatter (Paper Cutout in a Housefire)

from by Echo & Drake

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like veterans of foreign wars, we are not who we were before
you scratch my back and i’ll scratch yours, but not until i’ve had my fill

there were days when i felt like a paper cutout of myself in a housefire
and i confess, all the rest, i’ve been clinging with wet hands to the live wires
avoiding sleep

if i seal my lips i seal my fate, and pour cement on sorry states
no one here appreciates a good idea, i’ll disappear


i don’t wanna die in my hometown
just let the salty sea sweep me out
i don’t wanna die in my hometown
and bury my bones in your holy ground

mad hatter, what’s the matter? your thoughts are all scattered

cold-blooded carbonized kids
carving-knife calling-card kiss


from Sundrenched Elsewhere, released February 18, 2012



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Echo & Drake is a critically acclaimed indie/alternative rock band whose debut album, "Sundrenched Elsewhere," was recently dubbed the "#1 Connecticut Album of 2011" by America's oldest continuously running newspaper, The Hartford Courant. Produced by Juno Award winner (Canadian equivalent of the Grammys) Joseph Donovan, and mixed by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver, Wilco). ... more

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