Who Sang Pink Bullets? The Shins

The Shins Chutes Too Narrow cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-10-21
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:53
producer: Phil Ek and The Shins
vocal: James Mercer
mixer: Phil Ek
Lyrics
I was just bony hands as cold as a winter pole
You held a warm stone out new flowing blood to hold
Oh what a contrast you were
To the brutes in the halls
My timid young fingers held a decent animal.

Over the ramparts you tossed
The scent of your skin and some foreign flowers
Tied to a brick
Sweet as a song
The years have been short but the days were long.

Cool of a temperate breeze from dark skies to wet grass
We fell in a field it seems now a thousand summers passed
When our kite lines first crossed
We tied them into knots
And to finally fly apart
We had to cut them off.

Since then it's been a book you read in reverse
So you understand less as the pages turn
Or a movie so crass
And awkardly cast
That even I could be the star.

I don't look back as much as a rule
And all this way before murder was cool
But your memory is here and I'd like it to stay
Warm light on a winter day.

Over the ramparts you tossed
The scent of your skin and some foreign flowers
Tied to a brick
Sweet as a song
The years have been short but the days go slowly by
Two loose kites falling from the sky
Drawn to the ground and an end to flight.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Kissing the Lipless
  • 2 Mine’s Not a High Horse
  • 3 So Says I
  • 4 Young Pilgrims
  • 5 Saint Simon
  • 6 Fighting in a Sack
  • 7 Pink Bullets
  • 8 Turn a Square
  • 9 Gone for Good
  • 10 Those to Come