"Sever" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
Telepath Carbon trapped under stone
Brother mother pale body is thrown
Only way I know to have fun
Fill up my blood, my veins, my lungs

ESP city, rainy and blue
Burn down this town, I give it to you
Aero shallow, photograph blind
Stage fright, black light, coma divine

No sense of time
Sever tomorrow
Exitless mind, ESP Sever tomorrow

School out invective, losing my voice
Film shredding on in multiple choice
America calls, I must go
Oprah savior, I feel that low


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"Sever" as written by Steven John Wilson

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    General CommentIMHO this version of the song is overshadowed by "Sever Tomorrow", the demo version available on "Insignificance".
    blacksheep55on March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't like this song...
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsever tomorrow is essentially the same,the lyrics are a bit different though...
    RedRavenon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat is exactly that ESP city?
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song and i love that "The only way to survive is on your knees, muahahahah...".
    But there is a voice after that, does anyone know what it says?
    WayToBlueon February 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell ESP could be an acronym for extra sensory perception, which would make some sense seeing as telepath is just telepathy. But other than that...
    evilbadgeron May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery good song. I'm still trying to find out what ESP means...
    Unsoundon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but every time I hear them say "ESP" in the chorus I hate it, it sounds too much like they're trying to squeeze it in where it isn't needed..lol maybe i'm just being picky but that actually spoils the song for me =|
    jeemson January 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the way the verses sound in this song. It kinda reminds me of foreign music strangely enough...

    Anyway, very catchy. I find myself singing this a lot.
    CoyoteLongshoton September 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat makes special this song is the melody, particularly in this song I dont really care to much about the lyrics and the meaning, the melody stays on your head for a long long time, in fact the verse melody is the one that is the more ambiguous, is b/c this vocal melody was written based on quartal harmony, (in 4ths), Zappa used this concept a lot!
    iroson August 19, 2010   Link

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