Tea Leaves

from by Roommate

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lyrics

You've got it really good
at least that much is understood

You've got a lot of nerve
to say I don't deserve you

Did I hurt you
when I conquered all the earth for you
when I signed my life in blood to you
when I swallowed up the flood and struck the thunder of our love

We've got everything to lose
we've got papercuts and bruises
and constitutional abuses
in this the palace of our choosing

We could flee this dynasty
in paper wigs and latex faces
we could hide in distant places
places we once promised we'd destroy

We'll kill the killjoys
and sell the story to the tabloids
they'll sift for glory through the boring details
the gory details of our love

I've read the tea leaves
and I know that you will never leave me
and even though I know you won't believe me
I know I know I know I know I know I know we'll never die

The gods will find us
and with their sacraments they'll bind us
and they will cast our love behind us
leaving nothing to remind us
that we were once the greatest lovers in the world

They will cast our love behind us
leaving nothing to remind us
that we were once the greatest lovers in the world.

credits

from We Were Enchanted, released April 15, 2008
Anton Hatwich: electric bass. Kent Lambert: vocals, keytar, gameboy programming, harpsichord, rhodes organ, moog bass. Todd Leibov: guitar. Justin Petertil: piano. Luther Rochester: buchla music box, vibes. Seth Vanek: drums, korg mono/poly.

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Roommate Chicago

Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was released in 2015 and described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically." ... more

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