Small Metal Gods (Died in the Wool version)

Released at May 23, 2011

Release date:

May 23, 2011

Length:

5:09

Status:

Official

Lyrics

It’s the farthest place I’ve ever been
It’s a new frontier for me
And you balance things
Like you wouldn’t believe
When you should just let things be

Yes, you juggle things
Cause you can’t lose sight
Of the wretched story-line
It’s the narrative that must go on
Until the end of time

And you’re guilty of some self neglect
And the mind unravels for days
I’ve told you once
Yes, a thousand times
I’m better off this way
I’m better off this way

Where’s my queen of hearts
My royal flush
I have cleaned and scrubbed her decks
My suicide, my better days
There’s nothing I regret

I’ve placed the Gods
In a zip-lok bag
I’ve put them in a drawer
They’ve refused my prayers
For the umpteenth time
So I’m evening up the score

Small metal Gods
From a casting line
From a factory in Mumbai
Some manual labourer’s bread and butter
And a single-minded lie

Small metal Gods
Cheap souvenirs
You’ve abandoned me for sure
I’m dumping you, my childish things
I’m evening up the score.

Remixed by Dai Fujikura.

Personnel

Music by Burkhard Stangl, David Sylvian, Christian Fennesz, Michael Moser, Werner Dafeldecker
Mixed by Dai Fujikura, David Sylvian
Conductor: Dai Fujikura
Viola: Margaret Dyer
Vocals: David Sylvian
Cello: Chris Gross
Lyrics by David Sylvian
Strings recorded by Ted Young
Violin: Erik Carlson, Jennifer Curtis

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