The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: Something New

The Airborne Toxic EventFrom The Album The Airborne Toxic Event (2008, 2009)
Lyrics by Mikel Jollett

Something New

What’s passed these hands… oh these drugs and one night stands. So I tremble when I think of what she’d do.

She’d say something like, “You’re no good. You’re like the junkies in this neighborhood.” We all need a fix. I guess I need one too.

But I’m trying madly to calm these nerves with something new.

I’ve got this heavy debt, I’ve got nothing left but this daunting weight slung around my neck. You’ve got that callous mouth, all your endless doubts, we spent these fifteen weeks trying to work it out. Do you think we’re getting to something new?

Oh God, not another fight.

I’m always trying to get the details right. I remember when you told me you felt saved. And you promised you’d lay flowers on my grave, just like they used to do. Is it something new?

And now here I stand with these blood-soaked hands on this sleepless night that never ends, and these songs I sing with these hopes I cling to, desperately wondering: Are we finally getting to something new?

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