I know the sugar plum fairy
Her name is Mary
She's halfway inside my arm
Half way does great harm

So she charmed herself to a toilet
And fucked herself gold holy
Silver beams shot out her eyes

When the rain comes
When the rain comes
Then it got worse

I know you well
I wear your smell
Nailed at the hips

I see, you are
One, two, three, four, five
Glad you're not alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Back to hell again

This sick charade
This ditch I've spade
I've come to clay

I see you are me
One, two, three, four, five
Glad you're not alive
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
Back to hell again

Catatonic planet
I won't have it



Lyrics submitted by SMUSER35620, edited by kdokeeffe

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  • +2
    General CommentIt sounds to me like this song is about some kind of drug addition. "She's 1/2 way inside my arm
    She 1/2 way does great 1/2 harm"- 'she' is a needle. "So she charmed herself into a toilet and fucked herself gold holy Silver beads shot out her eyes.."- withdraw, or a hangover (whatever). Catatonic Planet I can't stand it- the dislike of the numbness drugs can cause.
    GrinningMartyron September 25, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think there aren't really drug references here;
    if anything they're disparaging self-harm references.
    i could understand someone interpreting the imagery as drug-induced hallucinations. but i think there is more of a hint of schizophrenia here (hence 'catatonic')
    'mary' is the doppelganger (think really hard about who this might be) she can't get away from, who's under her skin, and the toilet/fucked/eyes thing is a way of making her sound hideous, and expressing horror and disgust.

    12345 glad you're not alive 678910 back to hell again
    - imagining the double dead... pretty straightforward
    a twisted playground chant that shows how far gone she is with it all

    i know you well i wear your smell
    - she knows the others' faults intimately and can't even get rid of her lingering smell

    nailed at the hips
    i see you are me - hatred and fear of the symbiotic relationship between them; in seeing her faults she also sees her own

    this sick charade- the acting out of mirroring each other is like an illness

    the screaming in general just SOUNDS like she's in flight from something she can't escape (-mary).
    ivegotnoarmson June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's obviously about a drug user. I agree with what Grinning Martyr said
    prettyinpukeon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about a drug user. I agree with what Grinning Martyr said
    prettyinpukeon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti like this song
    grunge girlon August 19, 2006   Link

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