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"Tongues and Teeth" is a song by The Crane Wives for their album The Fool in Her Wedding Gown. The song comes from the perspective of a manipulative femme fatale who brags and mocks her lover with admitting she will abuse and steal from them until they are no longer useful to her while also heavily implying she has done this may times before.

Lyrics

I've grown a mouth so sharp and cruel
It's all that I can give to you, my dear
And when you come in quick to steal a kiss
My teeth will only cut your lips, my dear

And I know that you mean so well
But I am not a vessel for your good intent

I will only break your pretty things
I will only wring you dry of everything
But if you're fine with that
You can be mine like that

Abandon all your stupid dreams
About the girl I could have been, my dear
'Cause in the night I know you burn with feelings
I cannot return, my dear
Oh, my dear

You gotta know that this won't last
Desperation will erase the fact
I'm keeping all

Of the answers in my cigarette box
Yeah, the answer's in the second before the other shoe drops
And if you're blind to that
I am fine with that

Oh, I will ruin you
Oh, I will ruin you
It's a habit - I can't help it
I know that you mean so well
But I am not a vessel for your good intent

I will only break your pretty things
I will only wring you dry of everything
And if you're fine with that
If you're fine with that

I will poison all your happy thoughts
I love you like the ashes in my cigarette box
And if you're fine with that
You can be mine
If you're fine with that
You can be mine

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