"A Piece Of Mind" as written by Marc Edwin Allen, Nathan Barcalow, Derek Doherty, Alejandro M. Linares and Randy Strohmeyer....
Treacherous hold on me
With daggers for teeth
A pound of flesh for regret
Tied to marionette
Limp around my neck
Who knows which way to go?

Charcoal burnt sunrise
Sent by the river
To tell me lies (tell me lies)
Cold shades of sanity
Are bleeding over
I broke apart the disguise
The demon lives in the eyes, and
Underneath your breath
A softly spoken
Death

I hate that it tastes this way
Medicine gets so stale
A cut from a piece of mind
Then will you listen
I'm only me

"This man is using his mind as a weapon
And woe is better the creature who
Steps into his garden"
Let's see if I can't get it on me
Let's see if I can't get him all over my hands

"He's had another attack"
There's nothing bringing me back
Sailor says full mast
Following the sun

I hate that it tastes this way
Medicine gets so stale
A cut from a piece of mind
Then will you listen
I'm only me
A cut from a piece of mind
Then will you listen
A cut from a piece of mind
Then will you listen

Where are you?
(Where are you?)
Where are you?
(Where are you?)


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"A Piece of Mind" as written by Alejandro Martinez Linares Alejandro M. Linares

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    General Commentin the beginning it seems as if Nate isn't in control of himself, and that he feels he is being dictated by someone else who has a powerful hold on him. Eventually, he realises that this person isn't how he had pictured them to be, in saying that the demon lived in them. He realises that he wants to free himself, and he tries to stand up for himself but in trying to do so, the person trying to control him refuses to listen to what he has to say and ends up deserting him before they can even find out how he feels, and in the end he ends up feeling bad, wondering where the person went and why they don't want to listen to what he has to say.
    xoilleaturhrtouton July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin the beginning it seems as if Nate isn't in control of himself, and that he feels he is being dictated by someone else who has a powerful hold on him. Eventually, he realises that this person isn't how he had pictured them to be, in saying that the demon lived in them. He realises that he wants to free himself, and he tries to stand up for himself but in trying to do so, the person trying to control him refuses to listen to what he has to say and ends up deserting him before they can even find out how he feels, and in the end he ends up feeling bad, wondering where the person went and why they don't want to listen to what he has to say.
    xoilleaturhrtouton July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm lovin the chorus :)
    L0stPr0pheton March 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat are some of your favorite songs lyrically?
    Nate explains, “A lot of the songs on this CD are more personal to me than the last record was — I wrote things that no one else but me could even tell are personal. I touched on things I never explored before.” For example, “’Hopeless Host’ is about my body not being a very good host for health. ‘Piece of Mind’ is about a guy getting a lobotomy, because society is going downhill and he can’t take anymore.”

    taken from sharpeningbeneath.com

    hope that helps. a lobotomy definitely explains the title. if you don't know what a lobotomy is, it's a special type of brain surgery where you basically hammer ice picks through the eye sockets into the brain. it was supposed to help mental illnesses and "moodiness." it has since been regarded as one of the biggest medical mistakes in history.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    AgentHappyDayon January 19, 2009   Link

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