All I really wanted was this home
(All I wanted was)
A place to get away from all the cold
(A place to get away from)
All I really wanted was

I think I'm okay now
Much more aware
My body is failing
Getting slowly there
And we choose to remember
Always the same place
Can we move on past the outpost?
We thought that each other was all we would need
We thought that each other was all we'd need

Well, I had a technicolor father with mechanical parts and an on and off heart switch
And he snapped all our plugs
Dragged them out through the doorway like electrical entrails
As they dangled behind him, intestinal, wormlike
I grabbed one and sank in my teeth
It showed no signs of life
As static as a starscape that pulses when the channel is missing and signal is lost
Only to be seen at night in dreams and lucent skies

And yes, we have found out cause it's only fair
You've withheld the words of affection from when I cared
Now it's too late to mend us
We start to deteriorate but we can always remember
We would not have been the same

If you had stayed nearby
Would I have grown up in your image?
If so, then it's good that you left
They say "like father, like son"
Is that the reason that I constantly feel like I don't exist?
I lost my fallen teeth to the bottom of the pillow
I lost all my sleep on Christmas Eve
And I'd do it all over for the little optimism that I harbored before you taught me to never believe

I just can't stand to see the same old walls
(You promised you would deliver me)
Try to leave me all alone
(You promised you would deliver me)
I don't want to see you at all
(You promised you'd keep me safe and sound)
I can't help it
(You promised you would deliver me)
I'm bottling everything up
(You promised you'd keep me safe and sound)

Father, the day you die
I hope you die in a living room
I hope the irony does not let you laugh
I hope the life that flashes before your eyes is mine and it doesn't flash fast
If you had stayed nearby
Would you have taught me to vanish?
If so, then it's all for the best
They say "like father, like son"
Is that the reason that every time a person loves me I find it hard to love them back?


Lyrics submitted by crowleyyy, edited by 23rdnightmare

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