"Dull Life" as written by and Karen Lee Orzolek Brian Chase....
One mistake in a subtle way
Like I'm walking again, all on me
Step slowly, you know that you fall between
Dark places, what a simple web we weave

We've seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
The beast that I lie beneath is coming in
We've seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
The beast that I lie beneath is coming in

Know myself
Know myself
Well, oh hell
Prissy queen
Iron bars
Iron heart
Iron bars
Everything

A hundred years old
A hundred years old

Last on the village scene
Fall apart
Iron heart
More alive than you've ever been

We've seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
The beast that I lie beneath is coming in
We've seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
The beast that I lie beneath is coming in

Well, it's a dull life
It's a dull life
It's a dull life
It's a dark place
It's a dull life
It's a dull life
It's a dull life
It's a dull life

Know myself

We've seen the nightmare of your lies [Repeats]
We've seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
The beast that I lie beneath is coming in
We've seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
The beast that I lie beneath is coming in

Know myself


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"Dull Life" as written by Karen Lee Orzolek Brian Chase

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  • +2
    My OpinionI don't know about you guys, but this is what I hear:

    Want you to stay, in a subtle way
    Like you’re walking again, out on me
    Step slowly; you know that you fall between
    Dark places, what a simple web we weave

    We’ve seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
    The beast that I lie beneath is coming in
    We’ve seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
    The beast that I lie beneath is coming in

    Know my soul! Soul!
    Know my soul!

    We’ll all hail the prison queen
    Iron bars, Iron heart
    Iron bars, everything

    ‘hundred years old!
    a-hundred years old!

    Last on the village scene (Still not sure about this line)
    Fall apart, Iron heart
    More alive than you ever have been

    We’ve seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
    The beast that I lie beneath is coming in
    We’ve seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
    The beast that I lie beneath is coming in

    Well, it’s a dull life, it’s a dull life
    It’s a dull life, it’s a dark place
    It’s a dull life, it’s a dull life
    It’s a dull life, it’s a dull life

    Know my soul!

    We’ve seen the nightmare of your lies… [Repeats]
    We’ve seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
    The beast that I lie beneath is coming in
    We’ve seen the nightmare of the lies that you speak
    The beast that I lie beneath is coming in

    Know my soul!

    ForEmmaon November 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...So fierce.
    Technophobiaon March 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like she says "boobies that I lie beneath"

    Now you can't unhear it and I've ruined the song for you
    sctf7on May 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentregardless of what people are hearing, i don't think it's about prison specifically, i think it might just be entrapment in general, that stale cold routine that everyone gets stuck in. She may be using the prison as a metaphor for it. also it may also be relating to falling the same pattern with a certain person as well, we all have those people that we end up going in circles with For Eg Friend, Friend Back stabs/lies, you forgive them, They do it again. that sort of thing you know.

    but, that's my personal interpretation. everyone gets something different for every song on this site =)
    After re-listening, It could also be political.
    Meckiion February 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI'm hearing ambivalence, resolve. Definitely opens "Want you to stay in a subtle way/like you(re) walking again all on me." She's drawn to some guy who's bad news. "...[D]ark places/what a simple web we weave" -- she's aware of the troubled dynamic and her part in it. Yet she's ambivalent -- Karen O seems to alternate "We've SEEN the nightmare of the lies" with "we SEEK the nightmare of the lies." "The Beast..that's coming in" could be the joker she's with or her stronger, more resilient self. Then a rallying cry to that stronger self (know/oh my soul, a hundred years old, prison queen, iron heart, more alive).

    Question is: why does she "want [him] to stay" in the first place -- why seek out a nightmare? Because life is dark and boring anyways. Instead of fearing it or resenting it, you rally; you invite chances to live it and summon from within your soul to handle it directly.
    pludwigmonkon October 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan i love this songg
    mixologieson March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEs una canción maravillosa! Kudos fo' deciphering the lyrics.
    laurentertainingon March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was "Well, all hail the prison queen"
    no??
    dustybreezeon March 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think it could be "We sing the nightmares of the lies that you speak" but I'm not sure
    aeroplanesongson March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove love love it!
    existentialanxietyon March 29, 2009   Link

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