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lyrics

There’s something wrong with my hands
Oh yes, they’re not holding you
They should be enfolding you like a mother’s pouch
Around a baby kangaroo
That sparkle in your eye
Shines like a shiny diamond
In a shiny diamond ring
And like a crow, don’t you know,
I’m helpless around shiny things
When I got to this dance bar,
At first I didn’t feel like waiting
The lineup was so long
But then I saw you and I thought “I must be hallucinating!”
But I was sober as a nun,
And like a nun I prayed
That we would dance one dance together
And fall in love forever and our love would never fade
You’re quite a talented dancer -
did you take a dancing class for that?
And I like the way your pants are the same colours
As the colours of the band around your hat
I must sound like a schoolboy
I haven’t got a thing to say
But wait, this song they’re playing is great
And it says exactly what I’ve been trying to say
When Lionel Richie wrote Hello
Was it you he was looking for?
Not the blind girl in the video
You know, the actor and the amateur sculptor
Speaking of sculpting, my heart is spinning like a pottery wheel
I feel like a ghost, I’m going crazy
Is this how I’m supposed to feel?
Like Demi and Swayze?
There’s something wrong with my hands
They should be holding you -
The way that hands were meant to do
That sparkle in your eye
Shines like a shiny diamond
In a shiny diamond ring
And like a crow, don’t you know,
I’m helpless around shiny things
Your face is kind of like a planet
That hasn’t been discovered
My heart’s a space-pod that travels to your face’s planet
And it will never be recovered
My heart will roam the surface of your face
Collecting data on your lips
But I’ll cut off all communication with space stations
And my mothership
‘Cause I don’t want Earth to know about you
No, they wouldn’t understand
Just you and me here in this galaxy
Like shipwrecked sailors on a tiny sandy island
Like shipwrecked sailors deep in love
Finally free to show their feelings
Seen only by the million blinking eyes of God in the dark sky
That is their island’s ceiling
And those million eyes are shining
And I can see each one in yours
They say the eyes are little windows to the heart,
Well that’s a start but I still need to find the door
Still those sparkly eyes are shining
Like a shiny diamond in a shiny diamond ring
And like a crow, don’t you know,
I’m helpless around shiny things

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from People, released April 16, 2013

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The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and consists of him plus Ariel Sharratt (clarinet), Nick Ferrio (bass), and Darren Browne (guitar).

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