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Horse In a Smelter (Original Version)

Lyrics: Benedetti, Radford, Revis
Music: Benedetti

In the tundra it never rains
Inuit, Inuit, Inuit pain
Seal blood, seal blood, permanent stain
All we lost and never gained
Come on baby, don't give me no shelter--
Just call me the horse in the smelter

Eyelids burnin' off my head
It helps improve the view
I know a hundred words for snow
But only one for you
In this hellish heat I swelter
Just call me the horse in the smelter

I was so blind when it began
Those six month nights while we ate blubber
She sold her pelt to a dirty white man
Now when I see her I want to club her
Like a pup when I first felt her
Just call me the horse in the smelter

Listening to my Throbbing Gristle
Tryin' to keep a smiling face
If I don't whimper, only whistle
Maybe I can leave this place
Since you left, things ain't the same
My skin is raw, my life is pain

Mike Benedetti: vocals, accordion
Chris DuPuis: acoustic guitar
Jon Lange: accordion
Michael Radford: percussion
Kurt Revis: electric guitar
Adam Villani: percussion
Recorded June 12, 1993 in the Dabney Library
Engineered by Michael Radford

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