The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: Bride & Groom

The Airborne Toxic Event, Such Hot BloodFrom The Album Such Hot Blood (2013)
Published by Primary Wave Airborne (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Mikel Jollett

Bride & Groom

This city is haunted by the ghosts of failure.
I am one and you are one.
We’ve spent this whole time on the run
From a lie that I told that you closed your eyes and you chose to believe

Now you ask me for honesty, just take a second, breathe:
I’m not good enough for you, You were never good enough to me.
No one’s ever good enough to be
Or have something so naïve

But I broke my hand on your car when you told me you were leaving.
And I begged for your forgiveness, my broken fingers bleeding
My heavy heart repeating the phrase: “Just stay here with me.”

And you took your clothes off instead and you danced around my room.
“Don’t worry,” you said, “‘Cause the end is coming soon.
And we’ll meet again someday and we’ll toast these stunning ruins for the bride I’ll never be, and the groom.”

Now I picture you like snowflakes, like desperate pouring rain.
Like the beating of the drum in a parade of the insane.
You are the whisper in my ear when I wake and no one’s here.
There’s just the echo of your name.

Now you ask me for honesty, I close my eyes, breathe:
I’m the one who always is so ready to leave,
To be a distant memory,
To be a ship disappearing in the sea

And I crashed upon your rocks when I heard your voice singing
And I begged for your love with my busted ears still ringing
My hopeful heart repeating: “You are more than the promise of the sea.”

And you took your clothes off instead and you danced around my room.
“Don’t worry,” you said, “‘Cause the end is coming soon.
And we’ll meet again someday and we’ll toast the cursed ruins of the bride I’ll never be, and the groom.”

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