Dogtooth

by El Dogtooth

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released February 8, 2013

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Track Name: Rostrevor
You look on the light coming of the lough;
no one is shocked and it's a beautiful scene.
With these quiet rites nobody minds
if the sun doesn't shine as you're laid in the soil.
No more toil, no more toil.

Your body has packed up its things;
the cut glass and rings you can leave at home
and the heavy tweed you wear at the wake
will be folded away, don't keep it close.
Let go, let go, let go, let go.
Track Name: Take Control
I'm half-awake when I hear you closing the door.
I only hope you're not off to see the girl you were seeing before.
She always calls for you to come, like no one else's hands will help her on, but the time has been and gone to
take control.
If you're done you've gotta let her know.
Go on and take control.
If you're done you've gotta let her know.

I don't want to be the one who's gonna have to spell it out,
because I guess it must have stung when you learnt that she was doing the rounds.
You've been putting up with this for far too long and as a friend I don't want to see it carry on, now the time has been and gone to
take control.
If you're done you've gotta let her know.
Go on and take control.
If you're done you've gotta let her know.
Track Name: Locked Up Man
I'm not sitting in a jail.
I couldn't say that at all.
I'm not sitting in a prison cell
scratching my name into the walls.
But even so I feel like a locked up man.
But even so I feel like a locked up man.

I can't let my guard down.
I've gotta watch what I say.
I think of all the years leading up to now and ask myself,
"how'd I get this way?"
And even so I feel like a locked up man.
Even so I feel like a locked up man.

I'd be ok if I could telephone Dad.
Getting sick of feeling this sad.
When all the trust, the trust that we had
is perished and gone.

Now his boots are under the ground
and the tie that they lowered him down in
and his bones are rattling secrets but I can't make them out.
Track Name: Alexandra Palace
Today I was full of spitting hate.
On my mind there was homicide,
I don't know why I got this way.

A woman's hands might make me placid,
a bowl of cream on all the acid.
And I could rise above this massive
wave of blue.

Today I barely said a word.
I blew up when my mother touched a nerve.

I went to Alexandra Palace
and dragged outside all of my malice
and knew in two weeks I'd not have this any more.
Track Name: No Name
She's unknowable, I'm afraid.
With your swollen face you're no one who'd be recognised.
With your loved ones trying to be civilised.
Find your father's car and drive it home.
Leave all these thoughts you've coveted alone.

She's unknowable, I'm afraid.
You were hoping sometime soon you'd find the screw to keep these walls standing.
That you'd retrain the rooms on your own.
Go make the dinner, mashed potato,
and settle down to dreams of leaving home.