Things Slip Through Your Hands

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"Thing Slip Through Your Hands"
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Don't Be A Stranger
Released 2012
Format iTunes bonus track
Length 3:10
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Sheldon Gomberg
Don't Be A Stranger track listing
  1. "In Your House"
  2. "Things Slip Through Your Hands"

"Things Slip Through Your Hands" is an iTunes exclusive bonus track from Mark Eitzel's 10th album, 2012's Don't Be A Stranger. It was not released on the LP or CD version of the album.


When the undertaker wires a champagne glass to your hand
Don't worry, he won't charge you extra
He knows the party doesn't end
He'll paint your cheeks a lusty rouge
It's youth and beauty that pay his bill
Yeah maybe death is beautiful
But it's beyond talent or skill

You were the shine of the chandelier
You were the line drawn in the sand
But things slip through your hands

You only lived at night
And made sure you were never alone
You saw a million stars but in the light
No one answered the phone

You just wanted to lose your mind
You were haunted and I understand
But things slip through your hands

The undertaker don't care
If your smile is kind or cruel
'Cause he knows soon it's his face you'll wear
And he only paints in the grin of a fool


Mark Eitzel performing "Things Slip Through Your Hands" on November 9, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.

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