PRIMUS lyrics - Tragedy's A' Comin'

PRIMUS
"Tragedy's A' Comin'"

Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, there's no place to run and hide
Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, damn my bastard pride

From the middle of nowhere he rides in all alone
From the edges of somewhere he's grinding flesh and bone
From the fringes of darkness he plays a steady hand
And the tinges of poison come seepin' from his glands

Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, there's no place to run and hide
Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, damn my bastard pride

If you ask him nicely perhaps he'll go away
Just move politely and beg him not to stay
With a mouth full of garbage he spits into your eye
And an ear full of pity he'll teach ya' how to die

Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, there's no place to run and hide
Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, God damn my bastard pride

She stands before us with Bible in her grasp
When she opens her mouth up you can hear the wretched rasp
Like a bucket of barnacles she's abrasive to the skin
Like the ignorant masses that hope some day she'll win

Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, there's no place to run and hide
Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, God damn my bastard pride

When tragedy's poundin' hard against your door
And the cancer's eatin' at your inner core
You're feelin' helpless, can't control the game
Do you fade away softly or go out in a ball of flames, 'cause

Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, there's no place to run and hide
Tragedy's a'comin' and I cannot step aside
No I cannot step aside, God damn this bastard pride