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Splinter Fish - (Like A) Rock In My Mouth

AudioEdit

Rock In My Mouth (Pre-Mix) - 3:43 - From the pre-production tape made in the fall of 1988. This is the stereo mix dubbed from the original 4-track cassette soon after recording.
Rock In My Mouth (Pre-Mix)
Rock In My Mouth (Pre-4) - 3:44 - This is the mix made from the original deteriorating 4-track cassette.
Rock In My Mouth (Pre-4)

LyricsEdit

What am I doing on this mountain
With this rock in my mouth?
Why am I thinking of you?
I should be trying to get down now
There's a hole in this cliffside
Where the rock fits right in
There's a place for you to hide in the city
But you're leaving again now

Leave for the first time
Slightly running to fear
Leave 'cause you have to
Leave 'cause you fit in here

You're all granite inside yourself
Just the same as your soul
We're proud and we're brittle
And we'll crack if we fall
So carry the rock softly
Leave your hands free for balance
I carry you in my mouth
I carry you in my mouth

Leave for the first time
Slightly running from fear
Leave 'cause you have to
Leave 'cause you fit in here

You're ???
With the erosion of time
Just two very smooth sides
And a knife-edge on your corners
You feel new on your sheltered side
Virgin gray in your coves
Have a general procedure
You know the right roads

Leave 'cause you live here
Leave 'cause you're dying
Leave before morning
Leave my hands free

I carry you in my mouth
'Cause I believe we're so fragile
Carry me in your mouth
When the time comes

Like a rock in my mouth
I'll spit you out
Like a rock in my mouth
You'll spit me out
Like a rock in my mouth
You'll spit me out
Carry me in your mouth
Oh, spit ourselves out

Like a rock in my mouth
You'll spit me out
Like a rock in my mouth
I'll spit you out


© 1988 Chuck Hawley