Say one thing for sorrow, say nothing for joy
It's a piss over our parade, the devices you employ
I'll say one thing for sorrow, it never leaves me dry
As I beg steal and borrow, there's no tears when I cry.

But I try and try and try again.

But no nothing can stop me, no nothing at all
I'm the entrance and the exit, the clogging will make you stall
Now your conscience clear stall now you've got so old
It's in the way you'll never wake up, in the way you feel the cold.

Time is running out.

Looks invent a
Feeling in a
Meaningless exhange
It's a testament to
Perseverence
A homage to a shame.

Cover your mouth.
Time is running out.

Undone and reckless is your mind it's up to you trust or not trust alone
Cover your mouth and hold it
Oh that sacred substance I crave is just another privilege I waive
Hold it hold it f-f-f-fuckin' hold it.

It's power I am drawn to
It's potency and flavour
Drives me and ignites me
Fuels a dirty secret.

Why can't I just tell?
Why can't I just tell the truth?


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    General CommentI'm thinkin' that this one has to do with what Mike Vennart says about shallow, smacked-up, no talent bands in the UK. They have the looks, the have the bad habits, they get all of the press. They have no talent compared to Oceansize. Very shameful indeed.
    pmasseyon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's pretty difficult to figure this one out without knowing who the "you" is that so many of the lines are directed at...
    tinfoilon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think pmassey's got it, though the overall style of the song also backs up his argument: Oceansize has the ability to keep a song interesting and textured, without having all their songs clock in at three minutes long with flashy guitar solos and poppish lyrics.
    snkasakion June 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFUH FUH FUH FUCKIN HOLD IT
    ExoM7on July 11, 2010   Link

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