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The temptation of adam


by Josh Ritter. Buy album CD: The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter


If this was the Cold War we could keep each other warm
I said on the first occasion that I met Marie
We were crawling through the hatch that was the missile silo door
And I don't think that she really thought that much of me

I never had to learn to love her like I learned to love the Bomb
She just came along and started to ignore me
But as we waited for the Big One
I started singing her my songs
And I think she started feeling something for me

We passed the time with crosswords that she thought to bring inside
What five letters spell "apocalypse" she asked me
I won her over saying "W.W.I.I.I."
She smiled and we both knew that she'd misjudged me

Oh Marie it was so easy to fall in love with you
It felt almost like a home of sorts or something
And you would keep the warhead missile silo good as new
And I'd watch you with my thumb above the button

Then one night you found me in my army issue cot
And you told me of your flash of inspiration
You said fusion was the broken heart that's lonely's only thought
And all night long you drove me wild with your equations

Oh Marie do you remember all the time we used to take
We'd make our love and then ransack the rations
I think about you leaving now and the avalanche cascades
And my eyes get washed away in chain reactions

Oh Marie if you would stay then we could stick pins in the map
Of all the places where you thought that love would be found
But I would only need one pin to show where my heart's at
In a top secret location three hundred feet under the ground

We could hold each other close and stay up every night
Looking up into the dark like it's the night sky
And pretend this giant missile is an old oak tree instead
And carve our name in hearts into the warhead

Oh Marie there's something tells me things just won't work out above
That our love would live a half-life on the surface
So at night while you are sleeping
I hold you closer just because
As our time grows short I get a little nervous

I think about the Big One, W.W.I.I.I.
Would we ever really care the world had ended
You could hold me here forever like you're holding me tonight
I look at that great big red button and I'm tempted



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  1. Come Back
  2. El Otro Lado
  3. Feeling No Pain
  4. Givin It Up
  5. His Majesty Rides
  6. It Looks Like Love
  7. Jersey Clowns
  8. Life
  9. Michigan
  10. Middle School Frown
  11. My Love Has Gone
  12. Quiet Town
  13. Sad Eyes
  14. Saturday
  15. Streetlights
  16. Suburban Sweetheart
  17. Summertime
  18. Sunshine
  19. Sunshine (Come On Lady)
  20. The Man Who...
  21. The Whole Night Through
  22. Winter In The Hamptons
  23. Wonderful
  24. Disc: 1
  25. To the dogs or whoever
  26. Mind's eye
  27. Right moves
  28. The temptation of adam
  29. Open doors
  30. Rumors
  31. Edge of the world
  32. Wait for love
  33. Real long distance
  34. Next to the last true romantic
  35. Moons
  36. Still beating
  37. Empty hearts
  38. Wait for love (you know you will)
  39. Wildfires
  40. Spot in my heart
  41. Disc: 2
  42. Naked as a window
  43. Labelship down

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