The Blood On My Hands

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"The Blood On My Hands"
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Klamath cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Klamath
Released 2009
Format CD
Length 4:03
Label Self-released
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
Klamath track listing
  1. "Buried Treasure"
  2. "Like A River That Reaches The Sea"
  3. "The Blood On My Hands"
  4. "I Miss You"
  5. "There's Someone Waiting"
  6. "What Do You Got For Me"
  7. "The White Of Gold"
  8. "I Live In This Place"
  9. "Why I'm Bullshit"
  10. "Remember"
  11. "Antennas"
  12. "Ronald Koal Was A Rock Star"

"The Blood On My Hands" is the 3rd song on Mark Eitzel's 9th solo studio album, 2009's Klamath.

Lyrics

Now girls, if you want to maintain a look like mine,
You gotta spend hours on your face and your nails and your hair
You see, I believe that beauty is a secret power and like love, it don't play fair
The blood on my hands, it's a timeless treasure
The blood on my hands makes me weaker than water

You don't know it but we're moving together in a dance,
My beaded slippers brushing the floor
At my glory, yeah you're afraid to even glance
I'm like a shadow thrown across your door
The blood on my hands, a blessing beyond measure
The blood on my hands makes me weaker than water

I keep my life in a seashell box with my knife and my pictures and my pills
My friends Maybelline and Maxine know all about the truth -
It can set you free, but it also kills
So take your courage and let me be
Is a gutless smile all you brought?
My beauty is bound for eternity while your guts are just destined to rot
The blood on my hands, such a princely pleasure
The blood on my hands makes me weaker than water

The blood on my hands, ripples on an endless river
The blood on my hands makes me weaker than water

Video

Mark Eitzel performing "The Blood On My Hands" on February 28, 2009 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

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