Tension Makes a Tangle Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs


publisher: ©NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP
writers: Natalie Merchant Natalie A Merchant
album: Track 14 in album The Wishing Chair
release date: 1985
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length: 3:33
producer: Joe Boyd

Cover Art


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as frail hinges
pivot on a case's door
commemorative
souvenirs from places
containers change
with each occasion

a cellophane encased
display of paper
certificate
to credit years of service
a tool of central enterprises
the early hope
for permanence
the words
the rings
consistency
the social security
a miracle is high tragedy

thought mistaken
for a memory
clear the dust from
smiles in boxes
pass a patterned wall
recall their voices

a local post
will list your friends
in order of
disappearance
the lawn scattered

tins feed birds
a portion baked for
absent guests
and the mass edition icon
God sent comfort
your salvation
but who grants absolution
for sins that
never were committed

tension makes a tangle
of each thought
becomes an inconvenience
sound as it never penetrates
as servile edges
break and
feint

thought mistaken
for a memory
a dress length
assassination
a fractured family tie
another christening

christening
christening
christening

Track Listing

  • 1 Can’t Ignore the Train
  • 2 Scorpio Rising
  • 3 Just as the Tide Was a Flowing
  • 4 Lilydale
  • 5 Back o’ the Moon
  • 6 Maddox Table
  • 7 The Colonial Wing
  • 8 Grey Victory
  • 9 Among the Americans
  • 10 Everyone a Puzzle Lover
  • 11 Cotton Alley
  • 12 Daktari
  • 13 My Mother the War
  • 14 Tension Makes a Tangle
  • 15 Arbor Day