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Cracking under pressure violently
Chaos eats away the best of me
A former shadow of myself
Porcelain doll, just an empty shell
Bug in amber that can't be reached
Choking on fear that stings like bleach

Gimme the real thing
Gimme the life
Give me something deep
Something straight
Like a sharpened knife
Gimme the real thing
Give me the life
Gimme a fresh start,
Like a new born child
Gimme the real thing

I have no friends
I'm always by myself
I cannot pacify my shame and doubt
Drained them dry
And damned them all to hell
I've no control or any will to stop

Everything perfect just melts away
I've got the touch like evil prey
Talking pictures in black and white
Spitting their venom back at mine

Everything old is new again
My only crime buried under cold skin
In the quiet of my tiger's eye
Cross my heart and hope to die


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    General Commentsuckas! drug addiction. For duh.
    "A former shadow of myself
    Porcelain doll, just an empty shell
    Bug in amber that can't be reached
    Choking on fear that stings like bleach"
    Sounds like coca to me.
    "Everything perfect just melts away
    I've got to touch that evil prey
    Talking pictures in black and white
    Spitting their venom back at mine"
    Shooting black and white. Heroin.
    DJ_Falcoron January 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song represents everything in my life
    TacticalEliteon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it.
    the ones that care and don't want to...wanting to break out of everything expected everything you've been told to do and want.
    and of course about regret.
    demeteron August 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree drug addiction but I assumed heroin... the way she emphasises the word BLEACH (ya clean works with bleach) and the descriptives "sharp, straight, knife" imply injection. It seems like she's escaping depression/boredom/unhappiness through drug use, which heroin is notorious for since it works on endorphins and all (cocaine is more about thrill seeking). "fresh start like a newborn child" and all that talk of shame and doubt etc...
    Noonie!on March 26, 2008   Link

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