Go away, leave me alone
I feel your presence in my mind
The time seems to stop
I set you free
You calm my mind
You calm my mind

Make my dreams come true baby
Every time it seems to me
That fiction and reality
Melt together for eternity

Liquid words dropping down the stairs
Filling the emptiness with sense
You and me on the floor
Floating on our sensibility

You need a timekiller
and you don't understand
I am like quicksand
lick it from my hand
I am your timekiller
I'll let your mind expand
I am like quicksand
lick it from my hand

Tick tack tick tack
Madness comes tonight
What's reality compared to me
I rest on the bed
and I'm sure I slowly get mad

I'm in a state of mind
which makes me blind
for the fact that I'm a man
I'm here to stay forever
but not today

You need a timekiller
and you don't understand
I am like quicksand
lick it from my hand
I am your timekiller
I'll let your mind expand
I am like quicksand
lick it from my hand

In my heart there's no place for you
and in my mind there's no space for you
The exit already melted away
and now there's nothing left to say

You need a timekiller
and you don't understand
I am like quicksand
lick it from my hand
I am your timekiller
I'll let your mind expand
I am like quicksand
lick it from my hand


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    Song MeaningI am almost certain that the motif behind this song is related to sex with no strings attached. There are a few obvious lines such as "I'm in a state of mind/which makes me blind/for the fact that I'm a man" that hint at it. I also think that the phrase 'Liquid words' is a metaphor for sweat while the 'stairs' are their bodies.
    At the bridge of the song we begin to see that there really is no emotional attachment behind our protagonist (The Timekiller...lol) and the object of his infatuation ("In my heart there's no place for you/in my mind there's no space for you) and really all he was looking for was a way to escape his own mind for a good time...a time killer.

    Though this wasn't my original interpretation, I'm pretty sure it was the authors.
    ExsRAUSon November 10, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe music video depicts a man in a fit of hypergraphia. There is a bottle of mysterious liquid (possibly ansinthe) and several nondescript pills on his desk (amphetamines?). As the song/video progresses he becomes increasingly manic as he rises out of his chair and flies around the room while he appears to experience a number of hallucinogenic visuals. This seems to indicate that the lyrics are referring to the addictive pleasure/suffering of ecstatic writing (possibly under the influence of drugs). The author is writing obsessively for the sake of regulating his reality and sense of self (he's able to "calm his mind," reality and fiction "melt together," he fills the void of meaning in his life "with sense", his "mind expands"). However, he may also be writing for the sake of erasing himself in the act of writing or symptomatically self-negating (note the lyric he's "made blind to the fact that [he's] a man"). Of course, all of this erodes his sanity and utterly sinks his time.
    seveneyedfoxon August 27, 2017   Link

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