• Artist: Skittish
  • Title: Due
  • Genre: Rock - Alternative Pop, Pop - Alternative Pop
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), All Other, Bass, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: Biblical Reference, Uncertainty Questioning, Existential Quandry, Wishing to be in Love
  • Lyrics: I heard there's a rhythm to all living things, a time signature swinging us through our days. In a 13/8 scheme, I'm unique but often off beat. But down round the belt, so solid so sure, thumping their bibles in a perfect 4/4. Sometimes I wish my convictions were stronger in stance, Than a tempo too awkward to dance. I said, “Hey, I've never been in time with the traffic or the tide but I'm due.” I'm in the back, with a cynical smile, the sounds of the psalms ricocheting off the walls. I said, “How was your talk?” She said, “It helps me feel comforted, connected, and loved.” So I packed up my ugliness and I sank, the beast sank, we sank out the door, down into the snowy night. Where I made an angel for her. Now I know of a teacup twirling through space. I know of a monster at the bottom of a lake. I know a ghost who still balks at the thought of a treaty, in the bout of doubt versus faith. I said, “Hey, I've never been right a whole day in my life but I'm due.” Slaying the clouds, their carcass in flight, are heavenly spears, of sunlight Just down the river, is the one that I love, but freedom is options, and I got none. Cause I met a girl who was soft and was white, I said, “Are you an angel?” And she stretched out a smile. I smelled her real strong and was numb for a night and was gone. Her toes curled a grip over the carved stone ledge. She said, “Stop me if you love me.” And her knees started to bend. I gave a good reach, all I got was a thread now she's gone. Cause snow angels melt in the morning. I said, “Hey, I've never loved like they sing of in song but I'm due.”
  • Keywords: Bass

About Skittish

Skittish Promo

Skittish is folk-rock with thorns.
Skittish is suburban surrender and sexual tension.
Most of all, Skittish is the collection of Minneapolis musicians,
led by Jeff Noller and Vonnie Kyle, who have mixed their talents
into the gumbo that is 'The Perfect Shade of Green.'

Conceived as the third full length album in 2008, band-leader Jeff Noller
worked overnight shifts in a factory to buy studio gear and a house in which
to build his dream studio. Close to completing work on this ...

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