"A Portrait of the Artist" as written by Nicholas Alexander Wiggins, William Roy Francis and Angel Dejesus Ibarra....
I watched as the black sky parted back
Through fields of tar and thread
A tourniquet of lace and dialect
Our ceremony
I fall as the comfort rushes in
No terrifying dreams
I'll she'd my skin for you

Have I broken my addiction?
Dead inside, dead inside
Have I broken my addiction?
Dead inside
A picture of my genocide

Paralyze the light fell from your eyes
My hope is faded grey
Our wickedness we share
This ceremony
I watched as the antique sky turned black
Through fields of heroin
I'll she'd my skin for you

Have I broken my addiction?
Dead inside, dead inside
Have I broken my addiction?
Dead inside
A portrait of my genocide

Have I broken my addiction?
Dead inside, dead inside
Have I broken my addiction?
Dead inside
A portrait of my genocide

A portrait of the artist, a portrait of a young man
To sing this song in silence is grand,
Yeah,
Yeah!

My addiction!
Dead inside!
Broken!
Genocide!

My addiction!
Dead inside!
Broken!
My genocide!


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"A Portrait of the Artist" as written by Nicholas Alexander Wiggins Angel Dejesus Ibarra

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    General CommentThis song sounds like WiL's side project, William Control, minus the guitar.
    FragileClicheon March 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti like this song, but i wish it had better music.
    cassifaceon March 28, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI'm pretty sure, I think it's obvious, that this song is about heroin. Either the use of it, the addiction of it, or just the drug itself.

    "I fall as the comfort rushes in" - The injection of heroin

    "Paralyze the light fell from your eyes
    My hope is faded grey
    Our wickedness we share" - WiL is saying he had a friend who possibly OD'd on heroin and they shared the needle (our wickedness we share)
    joshuadefibaughon June 06, 2011   Link

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