There's someone inside me that softly kills everyone around
They don't know they're dead to me 'cause intent never makes a sound
All along, they found us strangled, lovers have learned from slower hands
With these eleven minutes, I could teach you what I am

You're sick, sick as all the secrets that you deny
Sins like skeletons are so very hard to hide
You're sick, sick as all the secrets that you deny
Sins like skeletons are so very hard to hide

There's a knot of seclusion, production and depression
If a stranger turns up missing, this song is my confession
Tell the tales of the trail of dead, lovers learn from slower hands
Losing self in myself, inner demons make demands

You're sick, sick as all the secrets that you deny
Sins like skeletons are so very hard to hide
You're sick, sick as all the secrets that you deny
Sins like skeletons are so very hard to hide

You're suffocating me, so very hard to breathe
My mask is growing heavy but I've forgotten who's beneath

You're sick, sick as all the secrets that you deny
Sins like skeletons are so very hard to hide
You're sick, sick as all the secrets that you deny
Sins like skeletons are so very hard to hide


Lyrics submitted by marco182, edited by Skoobasteve24, zeph889, DkrANGEL

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    General CommentI was watching their dvd and stephen was talking about this song. and its about how he loses who he is. like hwen he's on stage he putson a mask and is all "lalalalalalal woo hoo" and he lost himself and he's trying to find himself again "losing self in myself, inner demons make demands" and "my mask is growing heavey, but I've forgotten who's beneath" oh jeez its really good!
    boomtwist_on February 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics are edited
    marco182on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank you.
    eltroyo11on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is the best. well one of. its definitely an aquired taste for me its nothing like i have heard from anberlin. but its good. there was one song on"blueprints for the blackmarket" KINDA like this. like similarites that i can't really explain
    1:this whole c.d. his voice, sounds, different kinda. not like DIFFERENT like in sound, but different in intensity and maturity. like he has grown . [yes i know his like 20 something and yea but you should understand what i mean]
    2: the line "My mask is growing heavy but I've forgotten who's beneath" is so true about society. i mean. everyone walks around with smiles plastered on their faces even though, they could be dying on the inside. the unwritten rules of society are sloppy.
    boomtwist_on February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually alarmingly dark for Anberlin.

    See:

    "There's a knot of seclusion, production, and depression
    If a stranger turns up missing, this song is my confession
    Tell the tales of the trail of dead, lovers learn from slower hands
    Losing self in myself, inner demons make demands."

    I love the song. Love it.
    nackteziegeon February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentiTunes has this as Alexithymia instead of Reclusion
    swft24on February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is much darker than most of their stuff, its kinda cool to hear some cynicism in stephens voice.
    acityinspainon February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAP Magazine said that this song sounds like saosin's "bury your head" does anyone hear it?
    im not sure if i agree...
    hiddntigron March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteltroyo11, definitely Reclusion, I bought the CD and unless they labelled it wrong on there, the song is Reclusion, not Alexithymia.
    Inamorataon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthee awesomest
    by the way,who's the idiot who says this isnt reclusion
    it so is
    tell the person to listen to it again,cuz it so is reclusion,not Alexithymia
    xEmoLoverxon May 01, 2007   Link

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