"The Closet" as written by and Aaron Lael Zigman....
I'm in a closet and I can't breath
Won't you just please release me
I can't move and my kidneys fail
The size of this room feels like jail
I can't talk I can't enunciate
And I'm treated like Sharon Tate

Suburban wealth and middle class well being
All it did was strip my feelings
Personality down the drain
After all who needs a brain
Take a bullet to my eyes
Blow them out and see if I die

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    General Commentone of the most underrated bands of all time
    kidfortoday70on June 08, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationA cryptic riddle: I believe in this lyric, Lydia Lunch is extolling the non-virtues of polyester, which at the time had become a rampant problem in fashion and here-to-forth threatened other more breathable fabrics. The first line is the dead give away because polyester can't breathe! The rest of the first verse drives home just how uncomfortable this fabric is. My personal favorite line in the first verse is about Sharon Tate. Of course, Tate was married to famed director Roman Polanski and she was killed by Charles Manson's cult. I believe this line means that mindless people are taking their polyester suits and dresses out as show pieces for other mindless people to see while the cloth is ripped to shreds and treated badly. The last verse is dedicated to contextualizing polyester's place in society and concluding that, unfortunately, polyester will not go away. You can't kill it. Nice riddle!
    rekcorknupon May 29, 2012   Link

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