Hotelier, The - Settle The Scar Lyrics

Dizzy drunk and throwing up,
I finally stopped my spinning.
I guess I figured you'd show up
With all my old belongings
Saying "there you go my friend
I'm sure you've saved another"
Collapsing walls around me.
I need some brick and mortar.

Took a swing at shortened cuts
Made a wrong turn somewhere.
Unprepared for fucking up
Should remind me I'm still there
And I am feeling sharpened splinters
Cutting through my center
To hear you as you're coming around again.

You've taken pages from a book
You couldn't see your face in.
Claimed the author was a crook
In need of illustration.
And you were begging me for more.
Did you get what you wanted?
The feeling in your fingers,
Right back from where you started?

You made a map of how you loved
And drew a perfect circle.
I scribbled a Venn diagram;
I guess I lost my stable hand.
And I am feeling long, cold winters.
I'm lost and can't remember
The ways to keep myself as warm as then.

I owned your name,
Your body shape.
It sits like family;
A grateful offering
Reflected on the lake.
New slight of hand
Will trick my memory,
A veil on everything.
The paths that you could take.

You said you see life
In exploding color
Like the flash of stars
Or New England autumn.
I should've asked if you could stay.
I should've found a way around it
Because now all I see is grey
All trapped in memories that surround it.

And in your father's summer home
He squared and framed the question.
A collage of news print on the wall
Makes me feel cut in sections.
And I am shaking off my chagrin,
Flaking snow, and dead skin
That buried me in all my past mistakes.

I should've asked if you could stay.

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Hotelier, The Settle The Scar Comments
  1. D R

    i should of asked if you could stay
    i should of found a way around it..

  2. Ryan Laurence

    Been a while. Anyone have some basic chords or a tab for this song? I've been trying to play it and it keeps sounding off.

    Spencer Bell

    For what it's worth, it's in DADGAD, except half a step down, and a capo on the 2nd. The reasoning for this being that The Hotelier plays half-step down on their studio recordings.

    Ryan Laurence

    @Spencer Bell just seen this. i'm gonna see if i can work it out from there.

  3. Radical Kid

    this song is my favorite song. out of all of them. like every song ever. this is my favorite one.

  4. Spencer Grayson

    so far my favorite off the album...but all in all, this album was a perfect follow up to the last. These guys never fail to amaze me with their gorgeous sounds and in depth lyrics.

  5. Spencer Jacob Holmes

    the production...

    Adam Alger

    its great. The compression on the snare is perfect