Like any other day
I heard the bell and grabbed my coat
I snatched a coffee, nearly choked
And semi-cartwheeled headfirst in the rain
I knew I had to make that train
My life depended on that train
A laughing bag sang "Giant Panda"
Evil Santa punishes the bad boys
And once I told myself a lie
I never quite figured out the reason why
But everybody's pointing at me
Pointing at me and laughing at me
Pushing . . .

And like any other day
I heard the bell and grabbed my coat
I snatched a coffee, nearly choked
And semi-cartwheeled headfirst in the rain
I knew I had to make that train
My life depended on that train
A junkie stopped me for some change
He pulled a knife and cut . . .

And like any other day
I heard the bell and grabbed my coat
I snatched a coffee, nearly choked
And semi-cartwheeled headfirst in the rain
I knew I had to make that train
My life depended on that train
And we met there on the platform
And you took me to your room
And though you reached out for me
I couldn't touch you
I watched you melt in tears
50,000 tears
The radio exploded
I found your ear wrapped in a tissue
I tried to lose you, lose you . . .

And like any other day
I heard the bell and grabbed my coat
I snatched a coffee, nearly choked
And semi-cartwheeled headfirst in the rain


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

Nine Shades to the Circle song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a fascinating track, both music and lyrics. Obviously, it’s a kind of a recurring bad dream, the day always starts the same, then from one specific point the versions differ, three types of different ending suddenly interrupted, and then he wakes up again at the beginning of the same day, over and over again, imprisoned in a time loop. Could it be that the “I found your ear wrapped in a tissue” line is a reference to Blue Velvet? Who knows...
    slow pulse boyon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFascinating indeed...I won't even attempt to try and interpret because that sounds closely enough to what I would have said. ^
    Anilandon September 06, 2009   Link

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