(Let Me) Shine Your Shoes

by The Canarys

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Feed me your boilin blood Cut your wrist and let it flow Let it burn my tongue Let it slide, down my throat Feed me your tears, off of your cheek Let them fill my lungs I don't care if they drown me You've been walkin in my heart and I know that I love you You've been walkin in your tears Let me shine your shoes There's a place in my heart for your disease Get yourself a broom Sweep it inside please If my eyes turn red, don't tell me nothin It's better to die without knowin that I've sinned You've been walkin in my eyes and I can't see No one, but you You've been walkin in your tears Let me shine your shoes I'd rather die than see you bleed I'm right here for anything you need I'm not your dog baby but can't you see, I just Can't bear to see tears on your shoes now I put your red on tables, and chairs I break them back beyond, repair You come over and see they aren't there It's all for you baby I'm just shinin your shoes
I had a demon I had a demon Looked me right in the eyes I could feel it I could hear it Scream bloody murder in my ears at night Was unholy It controlled me Put the knife in my hand Got me burnin Got me yearnin Almost killed a man That's when he came in through the radio Out like a banshee, burned like coal He came in through the radio He was the preacher of rock and roll He's the preacher He's the preacher and he saved my soul He's my protector And my savior Cries when I feel pain My instructor Holy water Bleeds so I won't stain He's my bastion When abandoned Calms me from my rage He's my champion My companion Frees me from my cage Took my hunger Made me stronger Had me stand up tall Made me careful Little feral Taught me not to fall Made my sinning And beginning Feel like another man Had me kiss her Had me hold her Like a bird in the hand Took me down to the river Set me down in the river Washed my knife in the river Washed my life in the river He's the preacher of rock and roll


released February 4, 2019

Performed by The Canarys
Written, produced, and mixed by A Alexander Hollins
Engineered by Betty Schwensen
Mastered by Jeff Albert


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The Canarys are a power duo dedicated to playing gritty handmade rock and roll for the 21st century

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