Drive Like Jehu — Golden Brown lyrics

I got a shingle and i'll guard it with my life,
I'm just keeping off the flies
Yeah I drank from the tap
Shoulda left it in the pipes
This is my cause and my excuse
I'll take the loss but i'll get what I got due.

Yeah I ain't burnt
Just golden brown.
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