Fresh Screwdriver

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"Fresh Screwdriver"
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West cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album West
Released 1997
Format CD
Length 3:59
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck
West track listing
  1. "If You Have To Ask"
  2. "Free Of Harm"
  3. "Helium"
  4. "Stunned & Frozen"
  5. "Then It Really Happens"
  6. "In Your Life"
  7. "Lower Eastside Tourist"
  8. "Three Inches Of Wall"
  9. "Move Myself Ahead"
  10. "Old Photographs"
  11. "Fresh Screwdriver"
  12. "Live Or Die"

"Fresh Screwdriver" is the 11th song on Mark Eitzel's 4th album, 1997’s West.

Lyrics

On the freeway, the traffic fixed in front of me
like a still-life I don't want to survive
I can't stay in between the lines with my hands held just so
I watch the sky and a silent race as fast as you can go
I forgot there was such a thing as good people left
Can't you just save my life?

I got a fresh screwdriver right before closing time

A quote from the architect that designed the slums
said, "Beauty just don't matter - it's a function of form"
I said, "Yes, you're right, you're right. You must be right.
Your truth is part of a bigger lie that sews our lives up tight."
And I forgot there was such a thing as good people left
Can't you just save my life?

I got a fresh screwdriver right before closing time

Set me up for my last breath
I watch you wave your hands over a top hat boring me to death

I got a fresh screwdriver right before closing time
I got a fresh screwdriver, so what if I'm dying

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