"Obsession Is Such An Ugly Word" as written by and Shawn/lee Milke....
I toss and turn and lie awake
It torments me, I must know why
It just seems too easy
What is beyond that door?
As I take a step back I wonder could I go on and turn the key?

Look away! Turn away!
I should remember nothing is what it seems
For once in my life I will resist temptation has
Come alive again!
When all is said and done I may not be able to move on
If I don't know what lies beyond
Desire is now the one in control
Am I strong enough to not ever know what I'd find?
Should I press on?

I can almost hear anguished cries as they suffer
Welcome to the bodies!
I should run
I should run but I just can't see to move

Look away! Turn away!
I should remember nothing is what it seems
For once in my life I will resist temptation has
Come alive again!
When all is said and done I may not be able to move on
If I don't know what lies beyond
Desire is now the one in control
Am I strong enough to not ever know just what I'd find?
What sinful trance awaits me as the key turns?

Now it is done the key has been turned
All that is left is my embrace
Her trembling is driving me wild!
Her shrieks are so intoxicating!
Eyes filled with tears will strain to see
Welcome home! I am your prison!


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"Obsession is Such an Ugly Word" as written by Jeremy Bryan Dennis Lee

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    General Commenti think it's about fitcher's bird as the girl opens the door the she finds her sister's hacked up "look away turn away" and she doesn't know what to do "I can almost hear anguished cries as they suffer
    Welcome to the bodies!
    I should run...
    I should run but I just can't seem to move"
    anvaendnstry16on February 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFucking the best ending song to a Fucking Awesome Cd,
    petewad21on July 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing...I love Alesana! They're songs are awesome! When I first heard this song I thought it could be about a guy who's like obsessed with a girl (hence the title I guess) and is stalking her. Finally his obsession takes over and he closes in on her and she's terrified (Her trembling is driving me wild! Her shrieks are so intoxicating!) but he loves her fear.

    Then I was looking at some Brothers Grimm stories, since that's what a lot of the songs on this album are based off of and I found a story that's a bit similar to this song. It's called " Mary's Child". It's about a girl who is taken to Heaven by the Virgin Mary because her parents couldn't take care of her. She lived in Heaven and was very happy. Then one day the Virgin Mary has to leave for a while and gives the girl 13 keys to 13 doors. She is allowed to open all but the 13th one, or she will be very unhappy. The girl agrees but ends up wanting to open the 13th door, which relates to this song: "What is beyond taht door? As I take a step back I wonder could I go on and turn the key?" Finally she does and the Virgin Mary sends her to earth where she basically suffers. It doesn't exactly match the song but it's kind of similar. Anyways that's just what I found.
    Jess221on March 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI believe this is based off of the Grimm story "Fitcher's Bird" in which a sorcerer who takes the form of a beggar carries off, murders, and dismembers young women, leaving their remains in a locked room. He brings home a girl to stay with him on the condition that she NOT go in the locked room. The girl is overcome by temptation. ("what is beyond that door? As I take a step back I wonder could I go on and turn the key?")
    She opens the door and finds the dismembered and bloodied bodies. ("I can almost hear anguished cries as they suffer, Welcome to the bodies!") Paralyzed by fear, she cannot flee and so the sorcerer finds that she has opened the door and kills her too. ("Eyes filled with tears will strain to see
    Welcome home! I am your prison!")
    Kdawn95on October 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgodly. alesana is awesome live
    bloodytamponon July 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFucking the best ending song to a Fucking Awesome Cd,
    petewad21on July 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe ending is fucking sick
    i love this song and i friggen love alesana
    one of my favorite bands ever.
    billy talent is godon January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an amazing song....

    I love the whole message of the song...

    "I should remember nothing is as it seems." - He has had multiple obsessions...
    and the ending of the song is the anguished cries as they suffer..

    the rest of the song is kind of self explanatory..
    Guy sees this girl, lays awake at night thinking about her and about what makes her tick.... what lies behind her door. He decides to find out and ends up entering into the realm that is obsession...
    sonicemeraldon January 22, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionA lovely day to be tortured by dreams of you
    blood stains my hands I won't forget
    what have I done to be betrayed? What have I done to you?
    who do you see with eyes shut tight
    welcome to the bodies!
    the key has been shut tight
    we'll be busy singing the wicked witch is dead
    desire is now the one in control...

    That's all I understood from the breakdown
    annarchion June 29, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthey should make a chick version of this song like about a girl who becomes obbsessed wit a guy instead of the other way around
    fancydragongirlon November 03, 2009   Link

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