It’s four a.m. again
Father, forgive me this sin
Uncomfortable in this life, yeah
I can’t put down this knife, yeah

I’m carving words in my arms, baby
Hey, scars are part of my charm, maybe
I need the touch of a hand
This isn’t what i had planned

I need relief from this life
I wanna slip away into the night
Don’t wanna see the sun again
But can’t get swallowed up by this tragic whirlwind
I wish the ocean was warm
I feel like drowning

I’m losing my faith in me
I can’t remember the last time I felt free
From voices inside my head
When I taste liberation, they just feed me fear instead

You say I’m out of control
At least I still have a soul
No, I don’t need your advice
Some compassion would be nice

I need relief from this life
I wanna slip away into the night
Don’t wanna see the sun again
But can’t get swallowed up by this tragic whirlwind
I wish the ocean was warm
I feel like drowning

I can’t take any more of your pills
They hold my head up
But still it feels so wrong
I can’t believe the price that I’ve paid
For this chemically-induced, perceivably Ideal, take-it-with-a-glass-of-water day

I need relief from this life
I wanna slip away into the night
don’t wanna see the sun again
but can’t get swallowed up by this tragic whirlwind
I wish the ocean was warm
I feel like drowning


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    General CommentMy favorite Jay Brannan song. It cuts me deep every time I listen.
    warcupineon June 19, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's obvious this song is about contemplating suicide. It seems like he might not want to do it, he just wants relief that's real. It's really tragic and beautiful.
    kelseylessthanthreeon June 26, 2010   Link

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