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The Temptation of Adam
by Josh Ritter

If this was the Cold War
We could keep each other warm
I said on the first occasion that I met Marie
We were crawling through the hatch
That was the missile silo door
And I don’t think that she really thought that much of me

I never had to learn to love her
Like I learned to love the bomb
She just came along and started to ignore me
But as we waited for the big one
I started singing her my songs
And I think she started feeling something for me

We passed the time with crosswords that she thought to bring inside
What five letters spelled apocalypse she asked me
I won her over saying W-W-I-I-I
She smiled and we both knew that she'd misjudged me
Oh Marie it was so easy to fall in love with you
Felt almost like a home of sorts or something
And you would keep the warhead missile silo good as new
And I’d watch you with my thumb above the button

Then one night you found me in my army issue cot
And you told me of your flash of inspiration
You said fusion was the broken heart that’s lonely’s only thought
And all night long you drove me wild with your equations
Oh Marie do you remember
All the time we used to take
We’d make our love and then ransack the rations
I think about you leaving now in the avalanche cascades
My eyes get washed away in chain reactions

Oh Marie if you would stay then we could stick pins in the map
Of all the places where you thought that love would be found
But I would only need one pin to show where my love’s at
In a top secret location 300 feet under the ground
Oh we could hold each other close
We’d stay up every night
Looking up into the dark like it’s the night sky
Pretend this giant missile is an old oak tree instead
And I’d carve your name in hearts into the warhead

Oh Marie there’s something tells me things just won't work out at all
That our love would live a half-life on the surface
So at night while your are sleeping I hold you closer just because
As our time grows short I get a little nervous
So I think about the big one
Would we ever really care the world had ended?
Your could hold me here forever
Like you’re holding me tonight
I think about that big red button and I’m tempted

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Date: 2007-03-02 08:32 pm (UTC)
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God, I love that song. I need the new album NOW.

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Date: 2007-03-02 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Josh for the eternal win. Man. I love this song so much. I found a site where I could download a relatively crappy version. But it's something. I'm actually going to download that entire concert. I'll make you a disc. *Josh LOVE*


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