The Shins - New Slang Lyrics

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Gold teeth and a curse for this town were all in my mouth.
Only, i don't know how they got out, dear.
Turn me back into the pet that i was when we met.
I was happier then with no mind-set.

And if you'd 'a took to me like
A gull takes to the wind.
Well, i'd 'a jumped from my tree
And i'd a danced like the king of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would 'a fared well.

New slang when you notice the stripes, the dirt in your fries.
Hope it's right when you die, old and bony.
Dawn breaks like a bull through the hall,
Never should have called
But my head's to the wall and i'm lonely.

And if you'd 'a took to me like
A gull takes to the wind.
Well, i'd 'a jumped from my tree
And i'd a danced like the kind of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would 'a fared well.

God speed all the bakers at dawn may they all cut their thumbs,
And bleed into their buns 'till they melt away.

I'm looking in on the good life i might be doomed never to find.
Without a trust or flaming fields am i too dumb to refine?
And if you'd 'a took to me like
Well i'd a danced like the queen of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would 'a fared well.


Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Caring Is Creepy
  • 2 One by One All Day
  • 3 Weird Divide
  • 4 Know Your Onion!
  • 5 Girl Inform Me
  • 6 New Slang
  • 7 The Celibate Life
  • 8 Girl on the Wing
  • 9 Your Algebra
  • 10 Pressed in a Book
  • 11 The Past and Pending


  • Credits
    album: Track 6 in album Oh, Inverted World
    release date: 2001-6-19
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:52
    producer: James Mercer
    performer: The Shins
    composer: James Mercer
    Album Information
    label: Sub Pop Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 098787055023
    script: Latin