taste of purest roses
you cut me and it feels good
i felt the breath of stigma
like every little boy should

first comes alchemy
then comes loyal
then comes sensual
and then comes holy
then comes debauchery
and then comes fortune
then comes godly and then comes joy (guiltless)

heaven spilt on wishes
i can taste you on my fingers
you kissed me and the wounds bled
just the way you had predicted

first comes alchemy
then comes loyal
then comes sensual
and then comes holy
then comes debauchery
and then comes fortune
then comes godly and then comes joy (guiltless)

guiltless

father says
i'll always be
a mess you see
it's my destiny





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    General Commenti think it's about doing something bad, but feeling good about it.
    this song is great. has a very different sound to open heart zoo.
    "father says, i'll always be, a mess you see, it's my destiny."
    great lyric!
    eleanorigbyon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:) I really like this song, I've taken it up as my duty to send it to heaps of people and reccomend our beloved Martin's material to those who like it... good work, good work indeed.
    MishkaMorrison December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song from a very underrated talent. If you liked NIN from their 'The Downward Spiral' period, you'll love this.
    rubyoverdiamondson May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh how i love my nine inch nails, how i love my martin grech.... but they're both grand in their own sense. my mind can't choose whom to like more! probably martin...
    Consecratedon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone mistake in teh lyrics, just the one!
    "NEVER SPIT on your wishes"
    ;) i like to correct teh mistakes
    bayley1845on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song. Both musically and lyrically. To me, it sounds as if Martin is talking about innocence lost. 'Guiltless' implies the pure, untainted young child, who remains untarnished by 'stigma'. But this pure entity will inevitably fall victim to the 'evils' of life.

    taste of purest roses
    you cut me and it feels good
    i felt the breath of stigma
    like every little boy should

    This verse sets the scene for childhood- perhaps 'cut me and it feels good' renders a double meaning, not just the masichistic/sensual sense but also the way a baby's umbilical cord is cut so that he/she becomes an independent human being. 'Feel the breath of stigma/Like every little boy should' - this could relate to puberty? The first instance of stigma corrupting youth.

    The chorus is my favourite part of the song, listing the various vices/virtues of life- alchemy - experimentation of drugs, loyal- an endearing 'good' quality to family and friends, sensual- the development of sexual feelings, holy- faith/religion, debauchery, fortune, godly, joy- all these connote the fluctuating nature of life- what emotions/actions we humans embark upon.

    The last part about his father is poignant- an undermining figure who calls his son a failure, blaming 'destiny'- like other posters said, this is the most powerful part of the song.
    DismalAbysmalon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with the above comments, it definitely sounds like a loss of innocence to me. I think the "cut me and it feels good" lyric is a sort of foreshadow into the child's future of sick thoughts.
    (Not that sadomasochism is particularly sick or anything... i just think that the way Martin sings the words makes it sound like a sick version of it.)
    Yadarfynon August 17, 2007   Link

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