When I return, I dream of another life, failure transparent in the palm of my hand.
I am the contortionist, we are the contortionist.
I can feel this distance is further and farther without you.
Contorting to fit, somewhere I do not belong.

Brick by brick, stone on top of stone,
I create, from these towers, built of nothingness.
I will fall, and like these wordless feelings,
there is an emptiness we long to feel inside.

Father when will you come home.
I have been dying inside.
Mother where have you gone, oh how hard I've been trying.

Hours upon hours, I am fucking sleepless.
We are wretched, no sleep for the wicked.
And at night we come undone.

We are anything, we are the contortionist.
This is not who I ever was.
We are the wordless feelings, we are the great divide.
We are the emptiness we long to feel inside.

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Your Troubles Will Cease and Fortune Will Smile Upon You song meanings
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    General Commentimdb.com/title/tt0371257/…

    you can thank me with mom buttsecks
    LesbianBukakkeon December 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this songs about realizing that your friends or people you hang out with have nothing in common with yourself, and feeling like you have to impress them with empty feelings and things that mean nothing to you. Thats what i get out of it anyways. Great song though.
    drdoooomon March 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the modern society. I relate to this song a lot because I dread having to stuff up who I actually am so I can make profit for a business doing work I can't relate to. The music video definitely makes the meaning more evident. The contortionist refers to people filling whatever role in their career just to get by. They need to shape their personality, habits, and do unfulfilling paperwork to be more lucrative to the corporations above them.
    When he references mother and father, he's longing for that deep personal endearment and something most like himself, as opposed to the strange, corporate world around him that has been digitalized and has demeaned his own way of life.
    terminaon August 03, 2011   Link

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