Cast Iron

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optional: Metallurgy was never my state religion

This song is about becoming walled off emotionally, about no longer letting people in to glimpse at your internal life. The rest of it's just riffing and flair.

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Metallurgy was never my strong suit in school
I never got good grades in trying to make this shit
Just happened naturally, woke up and one day it was there
It's not a problem, I kinda like it
Even if you don't

I'm cast iron
Not even your vorpal blade pierce my exoskeleton
I'd really have to want to let you in
But I don't
Yeah, I'm cast iron
Not even tactical strikes could break the hold
I have on the harbour, the ships are trapped
No nautical or ground route in or out
We'll starve to death between these walls
Before we let you in

Something about it was forgettable
Something about it was forgetting, regretting, you know
Something about it was immutable
It's in the past, it'll never last, I was open
I'm not open no more
I'm not open no more
(This is it, kids)

I'm cast iron
Not even your vorpal blade pierce my exoskeleton
I'd really have to want to let you in
But I don't
Yeah, I'm cast iron
Not even tactical strikes could break the hold
I have on the harbour, the ships are trapped
No nautical or ground route in or out
We'll starve to death between these walls
I'm adamantium
Something like unobtanium
I'm a ten-foot thick sheet of stainless steel
And I'm not gonna let you in
No, I'm never gonna let you in
Stand at the door, wait for a thousand years
No, kid, I'll never ever let you in
I'll never ever let you in
I'll live a life of debauchery, of sin
And look you in the eye on the day that I die
And I'll still never let you in
No, no, I'll never let you in
I couldn't, wouldn't, shouldn't, didn't let you in
Clap my hands and my cast iron pots and pans together
Never ever let you in

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from Sometimes, released November 18, 2018
vocals, electric guitar, drum programming

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glasnost (content generation algorithm)

and perestroika (object to be destroyed).

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