She's a ballerina.
She dances circles around me.
She tells me what I want to hear.
But I'm just never satisfied.
I live with a ballerina.
I live with a ballerina.

Those constant moves.
She never stops, she never stops.
It's making me nervous.
Taunting me on tippy toes.
When will my transformation come?
Those constant moves.
She never stops.

I sit under rain gathering the courage to do what my mind tells me?
But I'll just lay around.
I've become a joke, a disrespectful being that's been handed all he's ever wanted.
But can't find satisfaction.
What more could anyone ask for but a smiling blur, a perfect human being.
Those constant moves.
She never stops she never.

I sit under rain gathering the courage to do what my mind tells me?
But I'll just lay around.
I've become a joke, a disrespectful being.

She's a ballerina.
She dances circles around me.
She tells me what I want to hear.
But I'm just never satisfied.

Making her way through my body.
She's a ballerina.
Dancing around my head.
She tells me what I want to hear.
But nothing ever satisfies.
Making her way through my body making every organ touched more beautiful than the last.


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    General Commentthis song is the one that has recently got me interested in poison the well. its very atmospheric and the music is very good but its the lyrics that immediately struck me. its the feeling of not knowing whats wrong in a relationship when technically everything should be fine. it is also coincidental that in my case she is a ballerina as well. fuck.....
    aryanstunneron August 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentoh man you got the meaning spot on. awesome song
    ITTNTBon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentspot on interpretation man that's awesome
    luckyliveron September 14, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWhile I do agree with the girlfriend interpretation, I think that this could also be seen in the same tone as Cinema. The "ballerina" is really just an aspect of his mind, an idealism he made up to make himself feel better. She is constantly taunting him with better ideas and fantasies than his current life, and like the escapism in Cinema, she "dances circles around" him by seducing him to not live in reality.
    To me, "When will my transformation come?" is about wishing for a better world and self, as if hoping for such will make yourself better.
    The third part would refer to wasting his life. "I sit under rain", as if there's a force keeping him in bed, or in his fantasy world, what have you, even know he knows and constantly tells himself that he needs to snap out of it, "gathering the courage to do what my mind tells me". "I've become a joke, a disrespectful being that's been handed all he's ever wanted." He feels like his life has been relatively easy and yet he's still failed, being disrespectful by doing nothing with his life while others with harder lives have accomplished so much.
    I feel like this is someone being torn between wanting to give in and forget reality, and the guilt of doing so.
    Forkoon May 01, 2013   Link

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