Shame to shame when you fell apart
But you woke me up when the dreamer came to say,
"Please don't forget, just lay and wait"
Pain the pain when you played the part
And you took it all up and you turned your back away
"Try to forget, and well okay."

Read the words of the captive mind
And you tried to leave the past behind
But webs spun slightly, they catch those likely
To come back again, come back again

Well same the same that you've always been
When you took it all up what it took to do you in
And fall under and run away
Blame the blame on a broken heart
When you pack it all up and you make a start again
But call me up on my birthday

Read the words of the captive mind
And you tried to leave the past behind
But webs spun slightly, they catch those likely
To come back again, come back again

Gone in a boat
You're drifting so
The walls you built
The push and pull
Come back again
Come back again

Well you love the love but you couldn't stay
So you gave it all up for the Mandelay bay
The plastic beach and passing plays
Shame the shame when you fell apart
But you woke me up when the dreamer came to say,
"Please don't forget, just lay and wait"

Read the words of the captive mind
And you tried to leave the past behind
But webs spun slightly, they catch those likely
To come back again, please come back again


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    General CommentRead the words of the captive mind
    And you tried to leave the past behind
    But webs spun slightly, they catch those likely
    To come back again, come back again


    this makes me think of how i sometimes have cyclical negative thoughts, and the fact that i repeat them to myself is what makes my mind captive- captive to nothing, but itself and the habits of thought i perpetuate. in other words, you get caught in the web of your thoughts only when you return to them, and dwell on them continually.
    whaton November 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBad ass.
    OldHickoryon January 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, like so many others, is about lost love, regrets and choices that we can't understand.
    shockdelicaon December 28, 2008   Link

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