I'd never thought that you would believe a single word I say
I never thought that you would by buy it, put it on display

oh, car drive home your easy to confess
you reach out touch you ever turn your head
despite crime and hate coursing through your veins
I'll stay, you'll change

oh-oh (oh-oh)
I'm not going anywhere
(not going anywhere)
oh-oh (oh-oh)
I'm not going anywhere
(not going anywhere)

Lord knows it takes a lot of medicine to keep this pace
I'd never thought it'd be so easy to manipulate

oh, house of horrors, house of ours
you resent me like your father
oh I can't get enough, and you can't take it any longer
despite the smile and pain of sharing my last name
I'll stay, you'll change

oh-oh (oh-oh)
I'm not going anywhere
(not going anywhere)
oh-oh (oh-oh)
I'm not going anywhere
(not going anywhere)

oh-oh (oh-oh)
oh-oh
I'm not going anywhere

staring with that smug look on your face
I'll backtrack take back all I say
try to put the pieces in place
just stay, I will change

you like this hollow mannequin
put on display, then thrown away
can't recognize my own face
just stay, I will change

oh-oh (oh-oh)
I'm not going anywhere
(not going anywhere)
oh-oh (oh-oh)
I'm not going anywhere
(not going anywhere)

(oh-oh)
I'd never thought that I would believe a single word you say
(not going anywhere)
(oh-oh, oh-oh)
I never thought that it would be so easy to manipulate

I'm not going anywhere
I'm not going anywhere



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    General Comment:I can't stop listening to this song, would've been great on the album. The 'not going anywhere' line was used greatly in Faith, at least.
    This song seems so raw and honest, I just can't make out every line. Nicely done on the lyric guesses. I can suggest a few changes though;

    I would guess the 2nd line 'I never thought that you would buy it, put it on display.'
    second part of that verse sounds off, I can't make out what it is though.

    I think the first line of the 2nd verse is "Lord knows it takes a lot of medicine to keep this pace"
    then it goes onto may 'House of horrors, house of ours'? "You -resent- me like your father."
    and sharing -our- last name.

    Then the bridge/third verse whatever. I think it's more along the lines of "starin' with that smug look on your face..." and "can't recognize my own face"

    that's just my opinions of what I hear :) good job deciphering what else Adam was saying.
    I really can't get enough of the song. I love the 2nd verse, something like:
    "...you resent me like your father
    oh I can't get enough, and you can't take it any longer
    despite the smile and pain of sharing our last name
    I'll stay, you'll change."

    so good. powerful. I gonna go ahead and say that's about his ex-fiance.
    MisterHendersonon July 20, 2011   Link

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