Finger Back

Bend my finger back (snap)
Wrap it in a paper towel
Break a twig in half and set it straight

Hit me with a wood bat
Hit me with a canister that’s fired while the soldiers drive away

Bend my finger back (snap)
On and on and on and on for days

Hit me with a wood bat
Hit me like a yankee, like a son of freedom never as a slave

It’s etiquette, you idiot
Spend time behind the line
Show sympathy to LA where the sun don’t ever shine
Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
And baby you’re not anybody’s fool

Bless me with a heart attack
A real Crise Cardiaque
And show me where to find the
Surgeon’s knife

Eviscerate me now (hack)
Take me to my punishment
The punishment I’ve needed all my life

Bend my finger back (snap)
On and on and on and on with strife

Listen to my bum rap
Listen to the evidence exonerating me from being right

It’s etiquette, you idiot
Spend time behind the line
Show sympathy to LA where the sun don’t ever shine

Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
And baby you’re not anybody’s fool

I know that I’ve been wicked and the road to hell is wide
Sinned by curiosity that made us go inside
Everyone was charming but we took us for a ride
But baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

Repeat first verse

The harpsichord is broken and the television’s fried
The city’s getting hotter like a country in decline
Everyone’s a coward when you look them in the eyes
But baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

Sing next year in Jerusalem
You know — the one at W. 103rd and B’way?
Cuz this orthodox girl fell in love with the guy at the falafel shop and why not?
Should she have averted her eyes and just stared at the laminated post of the Dome of the Rock?

Condolences to gentle hearts who couldn’t bear to try
I don’t wanna live like this but I don’t wanna die

Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
I don’t wanna live like this but I don’t wanna die

Music by Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio / Lyrics by Ezra Koenig / Produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid