"I Have To Go Return Some Video Tapes" as written by and David Anthony/even Schmitt....
Your world opens up and swallows me
I'm empty, just another silent symphony
Those lies in between the strings and the timpani divide

I want you to know I've been in your apartment
This is the instrument I split your head apart with
It's not the first time I've had the impulse
Unwrap your skin and axe off your limbs
So I can come to terms and face the mask that's in front of me
I know there is no exit, I erased it from my memory
Watch as my blood lust seeps out of my nights
And contaminates all of my days

The violence playing my song
The orchestra of flesh and bone

Don't confuse "mergers, acquisitions"
When what I really mean is "murders, executions"
My drug of choice is adrenalin, like heroin, mescaline, perfection
You have to leave or else I know I will hurt you tonight
It's not that I like you, I want to look at your insides
Don't turn around, you don't want to see what's coming
A clean incision, my next victim

The violence playing my song
The orchestra of flesh and bone
Turn it up, it turns me on
It makes me feel like I belong

Your world opens up and swallows me
I'm empty, just another silent symphony
Those lies in between the strings and the timpani
Divide every part of your body

The violence playing my song
The orchestra of flesh and bone
Turn it up, it turns me on
It makes me feel like I belong


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"I Have to Go Return Some Video Tapes" as written by Mike Green Kyle Even

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    General CommentThis song is based off the novel/film "American Psycho". It's one of my favorite tracks on the album. Many of the lines in the song won't be understood unless you have at least watched the movie. The title itself is a quote from Patrick Bateman. :)
    touchingmirasolon September 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn the digital booklet they say it's based off of "American Psycho" and "Loathing in Las Vegas" I believe :) I love this song. It's amazing!! xD
    theneonpopsicleson February 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentboth the title ('i have to go return some videotapes') and the line 'dont confuse "mergers, acquisitions"/when what I really mean is "murders, executions"' are directly related to the book/movie- but you wouldn't recognize the second without some knowledge of the book. i thought that was pretty cool; they're clever in the references they make, but they're plain enough you can still catch them.
    bibliophileon November 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningPatrick Bateman, awesome.
    HerSecretGardenon August 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat do these lyrics mean, please someone tell me! I'm so curious on knowing!
    dajesta7on August 25, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis has to be my favourite Breathe Carolina, the lyrics are seriously amazing!
    hollyindisguiseon September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Breathe Carolina song ever.
    The tone, lyrics, music... everything compliments the other very well. (:

    Kudos to Breathe Carolina and Hello Fascination!
    Sarahvici0uson November 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentahh american pshyco titled song?! must get.
    sadiesykeson May 03, 2010   Link

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