Fangless

by Sleater-Kinney

Sleater-Kinney ( /ˈsleɪtərˈkɪniː/ SLAY-tər-KIN-ee) was a riot grrrl band that formed in 1994 in Olympia, Washington. The group's name is derived from Sleater Kinney Road, Interstate 5 off ramp No. 108 in Lacey, Washington, the location of one of their early practice spaces. They were a noted part o…




Sharp teeth in a broken jaw
Hungry, but I'll hunger on
And the hours I waste
While I fake a grace
That no one will ever see
And I practice tests
And a usefulness
That I no longer need

Did you forget we once saw you as grand
A beast and a savior, a mountain, a man
Grew from a speck to be worshipped and crowned
Now you're flimsy and fangless, drooping and drowned
But I know that you made me, sick for you like a rabid dog
And your lies rearranged me, broke me down but I'm not undone

Clenched fist on a dangling arm
Fight's over, but I'll fight on
Where's the evidence
The scars, the dents
That I was ever here?
I've been reassigned
Put back in line
With the other disappeared

But I know that you claim me
I give in, I'm your ragged doll
You were born in a shout
But you will die in a silent skull

Written by: CARRIE RACHEL BROWNSTEIN, CORIN LISA TUCKER, JANET LEE WEISS

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