Both Crosses - The Hold Steady

she says sometimes she sees these things
right before they're happening
hail mary full of grace
some nights she swears she feels her face
she's known a couple boys that died
and two of them were crucified
and the last one had enlightened eyes
but the first guy he was jesus christ
hey judas - i know you made a grave mistake
hey peter - you've been pretty sweet since easter break
now she's four a.m. and she's wide awake

she's shivering and smiling
let's clutch and kiss and sing and shake
and now lets try to levitate
you catholic girls you stop much too late
baby lets transverberate
baby lets transverberate
baby lets transverberate
and she saw all the footage right before it got cut
and she saw all the bodies and she saw the blood
she saw the angel put a sword in his side
and baby thats how we got canonized
she saw him gushing blood right before it got cut
she saw him put a body in a bag in the trunk
she saw the guys coming in from the sides
and baby thats how we get energized
she said you know i'm down to pay for it
she said just grab me some indulgences
'cause i've been mostly dying
and i've been mostly ?
and i've been mostly crying
and i've been thinking 'bout both crosses
she saw the film right before it came out
and at first she thought judas might go for the mouth
and she saw the nails and she saw the hands
she saw the crowd and she heard the band
and the new kid begged them not to do it
and jesus just said hey i still love you judas
since you've been up in massachussettes
i've been dreaming about dos cruces
and i've been thinking about both crosses
and ive been dreaming about dos cruces
yea i've been thinking about both crosses

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