Matches and Nails

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Matches and Nails
Artist Lemon Demon
Written by Neil Cicierega
Appears on Hip to the Javabean
Sung by Neil Cicierega
Duration 2:45
Tempo 110
Genre Rock
Language English
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Matches and Nails is the seventh track on Hip to the Javabean


Hello, you tiny cardboard box
With matches inside
Hello, you wooden match
Hello, the light you provide
You keep me warm
You keep me safe
You know that darkness isn't good
But nothing lasts forever
You're only two inches of flammable wood

And when the sun comes back
There won't be any lack
Of lumination in any way

But on the other hand
I'll never understand
Why it disappears after every day
Now I've forgotten what I wanted to say

Hello, you railroad nail
So sharp, so rusty and red
Hello, you sledgehammer
Implanting it into my head
And with it comes a stream of thought
And soon ideas begin to form
So I must thank you for it
The nail in my head is the eye of the storm

And with my newfound mind
I make the world unwind
As if the planet is made of clay

This is a tragic mix
Of wayward magic tricks
And giant robots from far away
Now I've forgotten what I wanted to say