"The Guilt Engine" as written by and Darling Schroeder....
My shame is cold like a grave
But my lust is hot like an engine
With pistons that pump
And a heart that thumps to the beat
But I can’t wrap my head around
So I let my body fall instead
I’ve lost the rhythm
All I’m left with is my regrets
Can you hear the sound?
Ticking, I am ticking on
Automatic I am all the things I’ve done,
Set to explode I am ticking on...
What on earth can atone for all the wrong I’ve done?
From the depths, from your depths I’m crawling home again
I’m crawling home again
I’ve been thinking maybe I can make this right
In fact, I know I’ve got to make this right
I'm done fucking around with the Guilt Engine
Ticking, I am ticking on
Automatic I am all the things I’ve done
Set to explode I am ticking on
Like a bomb


Lyrics submitted by unitedbyfate03

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    General CommentSet to explode I am ticking on
    Like a bomb


    Just had to add the last two lines, F ing great song
    lol is a lieon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe remix is sweet!
    unitedbyfate03on June 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about lust and the cheap feelings you get after persuing it.
    JubeiSaotomeon November 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about lust and the guilt it brings to penitent person: not only sexual lust, but also the desire for anything selfish or harmful.
    Song of Songson March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is basically about a guy who got involved with a girl, and he loved her. But he lost interest and cheated on her. After she found out, drama erupted between them, and he broke up with her. She was completely devastated, and he was fine with the break-up...but after a while, he started to miss her. And not only that, but the guilt of how he had hurt her was raining down on him and devouring him and he just wants to contact her, and make things right between them, and maybe build up a friendship if not a relationship.
    CarrieWithoutSoundxon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy fucking ex-boyfriend loves this band so much.. he should have listened to this song before he decided to lie to me about his ex-girlfriend he was seeing while we were going out.

    Nonetheless a good song.
    OneSecondRegretson August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I’ve been fucking around with the guilt engine"

    Should be:

    "I'm done fucking around with the Guilt Engine"
    hardpackon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe entire album is about human emotions and their intensity? it's not that hard, guys
    rielleon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe entire album is about human emotions and their intensity? it's not that hard, guys
    rielleon March 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love when kids take a songs meaning and make it fit into an exact relationship that they usually are experiencing, and then tell everyone that it is what the song means. Thank you CarrieWithoutSoundx.Why of course that's what the song is about.

    Or it's comparing intense human to an engine.
    thew_maticon October 07, 2010   Link

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