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The Shins

The Rifle's Spiral (3:29)

Vocalist James Mercer sings on this electronica-flexed slice of indie-folk. "One Dead land's collided. You pour your life down the rifle's spiral and show us you've earned it." He explained the lyric during an interview on the NPR radio network: "I was thinking about religious violence and what it must be like to be in a situation where it seems that your fate has brought you to battle."

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Dead lungs command it.
You pour your life down the rifle's spiral
And show us you've earned it.
Cleric's fog will recede right before your eyes.

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