I'm half-cocked, a gun, a star…
How did you dance long more sinner?
I grabbed the bolts and kept the faith
I bang the tears that roll down your face

Onto a part that’s pink and grey,
Just like Athena in a city arcade
I talk to you and if we agree,
You’d better reverse than look down on me

That’s what I want (Test Card Girl)
I connect myself (Test Card Girl)
That’s punishment (Test Card Girl)
For protecting myself (Test Card Girl)

I’m told I’ve been liked but don’t let me go far
I follow my dreams for as long as by hour
And in a sense, that’s gone to seed…
I’ll understand when we’re watching TV

How do we run onto ONE for the actual world?
Switch to TWO for the Test Card Girl
She’s holding on to her best friend
She knows her innocence is coming to an end

Keep the sound
Next to the heart
Next to the lie
I’ll hurt myself
I’ll make you cry
I’ll make you cry with golden light
Here come the flies so shut your mouth
So shut your mooooooooouth

Silent eyes sit hanging back
I found a haven in a concrete arc
Devoid of flowers, its silicon smell
It’s in a flash in my parallel
And in a sense, that’s gone to seed
Everything but enamel, his perfect teeth
No influence on everyone’s scam
I try to remember who the fuck I am

Keep the sound
Next to the heart
Next to the lie
I’ll hurt myself
I’ll make you cry
I’ll make you cry with golden light
Here come the flies so shut your mouth
Next to the heart
Next to the lie
I’ll hurt myself
I’ll make you cry
I’ll make you cry with golden light
Here come the flies so shut your mouth

Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl
Discard the girl (Here come the flies so shut your mouth)
Discard the girl (Here come the flies so shut your mouth)
Discard the girl (Here come the flies so shut your mouth)
Discard the girl (Here come the flies so shut your mouth)


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    General Commentokay this is weird...somewhat.
    the song seems to be about a girl who worked for the BBC once and it's supposed to signify the way that the network is today being swallowed up by corporations & controlled by the government & money so that it's losing its freedom of speech. and the long-ago testcard girl is the symbol for that.
    bristenaon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe listed lyrics are wrong here are the correct ones:

    I'm half cut, a colored star
    halogen days like Morrissey and Marr.
    I crept the boards and kept the faith,
    I'll paint the tears that roll down your face.
    Onto a board that's pink and grey,
    just like Athena in the city arcades.
    I'll talk to you and if we agree
    Bela Lugosi looks down on me.

    That's what I want (Testcard the girl)
    I connect myself (Testcard the girl)
    That's punishment (Testcard the girl)
    For protecting myself (Testcard the girl)

    I'll turn out the light but don't let me go far,
    I'll follow my dreams for as long as they are,
    an innocence that's gone to seed
    I understand when I'm watching TV.
    Queue it right on the one for the action world,
    switch to two for the testcard girl
    she's holding on to her best friend,
    she knows her innocence is coming to end.

    Testcard the girl, Keep the sound,
    next to the heart, next to the light,
    I'll hurt myself, I'll make you cry
    I'll make you cry with all my might,
    here come the flys so shut your mouth

    So shut your mouth...

    Cyan eyes in hanging park,
    I found a haven in a concrete arc.
    Devoid of flowers and a cynical smell,
    sitting flush in a parallel.
    An innocence that's gone to seed,
    everything but my mother's perfect teeth.
    Your influence and effluent scam,
    I'm trying to remember who the fuck I am.

    Testcard the girl, Keep the sound,
    next to the heart, next to the light,
    I'll hurt myself, I'll make you cry
    I'll make you cry with all my might,
    here come the flys so shut your mouth

    X2

    Discard the girl...


    What's it about? Falling in love with a messed up girl, represented by the BBC testcard girl, and having it wreck your life.
    JonahNon April 22, 2007   Link

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