Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes Lyrics

Fair to Midland


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Andrew Sudderth, Clifford Campbell, John Matthew Langley, Brett Stowers, Jon Dicken
album: Track 9 in album Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
release date: 2007-6-12
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length: 4:02

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Too much patience,
No resistance,
Within shouting distance,
You can hear a blind man's bluff,
Dragging names through the mud and still biting his tongue,
The devil's in the air and I'm spitting out prayers,
While the ravenous all eat their fill,

Tell me, tell me a story,
Tell me not to worry, or pick up the phone,
So turning, turning a deaf ear,
So that I don't hear them throwing stone,

Too much hogwash,
Not enough hearsay,
Always made the front page,
You could use a fine tooth comb to get a word from the wise,
Would be a welcome surprise,
Keep an ear to the ground so to drown out the sound of the failures that make me whole,

Tell me, tell me a story,
Tell me not to worry, or pick up the phone,
So turning, turning a deaf ear,
So that I don't hear them throwing stone,

These walls don't talk,
Even when somebody knocks,
These walls don't stand,
For anyone else but themselves,
These walls don't fall,
Even when gravity's failing us all,

Tell me, tell me a story,
Tell me not to worry, or pick up the phone,
So turning, turning a deaf ear,
So that I don't hear them throwing stone.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 0 Tibet
  • 1 Dance of the Manatee
  • 2 Kyla Cries Cologne
  • 3 Vice/Versa
  • 4 The Wife, the Kids, and the White Picket Fence
  • 5 April Fools and Eggmen
  • 6 A Seafarer’s Knot
  • 7 A Wolf Descends Upon the Spanish Sahara
  • 8 The Walls of Jericho
  • 9 Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes
  • 10 Upgrade^Brigade
  • 11 Say When