The scratches of a dark night
The rashes of foresight
And I wanted you, oh
The weight of my freezing
I had come to you
The face I was given
I have no similarities to
The spaces in the law look
Like the faces in a word book
I get by (x2)
The matches of opportunities
The last thing I’ve never seen
And I scream to you, oh
The pain I was needing
Was sort of true
The one aim I was clearing
Was the walls that grew
The crazes I overlooked
The leans into the cook
And I did (x2)
And I was screaming bloody murder
I was one with pain
And I stopped by the road side
this is from where I came
My God but it’s so far away
It would seem accidents have gone straight to you
And you’ve changed your point of view
And the places you’re going to
I get crowded
I got crowded
And I’m so glad that you’re mine
It twists up the fabric of time
And I’m useless yes I'm useless
And your faces are bodies
And your hands are feet
Let me roll around
In things I can’t believe
But I tried
Yes I tried
And I tried
You know I tried

Lyrics submitted by Avalon_25

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    General CommentSomehow, I'm always speechless when I've heard this song. I can't say what it's about, but soul. The way it is sung, the way you can feel your skin crawl when you listen to it; this is by far my favourite song. When I need to relax, I'll turn this on, lie down on my bed and listen. Sometimes I end up with tears on my cheeks, as the song says something that I cannot express in words.

    That's art - when art does something, that words cannot rationally explain, when art touches you in on a fundamental level and you cannot do anything, but bask in it's glory.

    I can't explain the song, I believe it means something different to whoever hears it.
    Scratcheson July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a girlfriend who left him:
    And I’m so glad that you’re mine
    But nothing sure... really nothing! lol! He's so myterious... I love his songs but I don't often understand 'cause I'm french and I don't speak english very well... google traduction is my friend! lol
    Hope you'll help me! lol
    leathefrenchyon January 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is like amazingly beautiful. "And I'm useless, Yes, I'm Useless". This whole song is like amazing poetry from the soul. but, everything Frusciante writes is amazing.
    ryanalbertjohnomaron September 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song
    but the lyrics dont make any sense
    smatsrion August 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love when he says, 'screaming bloody murder."

    s-c-r-a-t-c-h-e-s + j--o-h-n-f-r-u-s-c-i-a-n-t-e = 23 letters...

    the song is 4:19 long...
    4 + 19 = 23.
    2worldon August 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gives me disturbing images
    2worldon December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA girl told me that this song reminds her of the time we spent together in the dorms. Yeah, we're pretty intense people.
    paranoid schizoidon October 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust like "scratches", I can't explain this song.
    I can't understand it. But I've memorized it and I love it.
    It's not uncommon to love something you don't understand.
    overkillon November 09, 2008   Link

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