Baby's Arms

from Terrible Two (demos) by United Shapes

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Don't break my baby's arms
I need those lovin' arms
to hold me up to make me speak
when I fall off her knee and the audience starts to leave

Like a fish crawling out of the sea
and hiding from the maker under fingery trees
I'll know my role inherently
when my baby's arms are wrapped around me

Don't break my baby's arms
and also spare the heart that
pumps the blood into the lungs
that flood and bloom like we did when we were young

Like a fish crawling out of the waves
and trading in its scales for a trim and a shave
I'll blow the role I was to play
when I'm in my baby's arms all day

I forgive her for the time she tried to get inside my head
and she told all of her friends she thought my career was dead
I called her "baby"
but I haven't lately

And I forgive her for the time that she fed me all her beer
and then I said things that neither of us ever need to hear
She called me "baby"
but she hasn't lately

Don't break my baby's arms
and also spare the heart
that spoils the child that I can be
when I throw up my hands at the idiots on TV

Drag me screaming back to the sea
My baby's are the arms that are anchors on me
But I'd rather sink than see those waves
take me from my baby's arms today.

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from Terrible Two (demos), released October 31, 2007

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United Shapes are an alt rock duo formed in 2004 by Joseph Devens and Drew Cave. New studio album Compound Shapes now available.

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