"Torn" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm - he came around like
He was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry
Well you couldn't be that man I adored
You don't seem to know - don't seem to care
What your heart is for
No I don't know him anymore

There's nothin' where we used to lie
Conversation has run dry
That's what's going on
Nothing's fine

I'm torn
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am chained
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm cold and I am shamed and bound
And broken on the floor
And I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn

So I guess the fortune teller's right
I should have seen just what was there
And not some holy light
But you crawled beneath my veins
And now I don't care
I have no luck
I don't miss it all that much
There's just so many things
That I can't touch

There's nothing where he used to lie
My conversation has run dry
That's what is goin' on
Nothin's right

I'm torn
I'm all out of faith
This is how I feel
I'm cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor
Illusion never changed
Into something real
I'm wide awake
And I can see the perfect sky is torn
You're a little late
I'm already torn


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"Torn" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb Gary Anthony Webb

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    General CommentI've been a Gary Numan fan since I saw him perform "Cars" and "Praying To The Aliens" on Saturday Night Live. I like the mood this music creates although I lament the fact that Gary has completely lost the pioneering spirit and originality that once drew me to him like a magnet to steel. I like Nine Inch Nails. I bought "Pretty Hate Machine" on CD in April 1990. I don't need Gary pretending to be Trent. What a waste of Gary's time this is - and mine to listen to it.
    Lord Hasenpfefferon December 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHow messed up. The lyrics to Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" show up while attempting to read they lyrics to Gary Numan's "Torn". Completely different songs. I'd say we have a royal database ID mismatch occurring here.
    Lord Hasenpfefferon December 04, 2011   Link

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