I'm mastering the art of miracles and flawless tragedies
In here I spend everyday trying to fit in
Devoured while the walls grow hands and teeth
I cried and listened to the rain in a rental car
And one day somebody's gonna go and get pushed too far
But now I don't know what to say
Shall I deny my lungs their breathing rights?

So give it up give it up
Don't let your mind slip away
Don't drink, don't get so high
Your beat's too obvious
Not gonna say what you want me to say
I guess you're right...

The less you're seen, the less you are
But I don't even care anymore

Anatomy of a ghost, invisible friend
I won't pay for sanity, cause I don't wanna know
Some things are better off alone
Thanks for your concern and calls

I'd put a bullet in my head if I ever lost you now
Never owned a bed
Just a blood red couch
You think you're getting the best of me
Disarm this smoke alarm
Fuck you, no one is gonna ruin all our fun
All that we want is this temporary release and distraction

Anatomy of a ghost, invisible friend
I won't pay for sanity, cause I don't wanna know
Some things are better off alone
Thanks for your concern and calls
It seems
I'm not everything you wanted me to be
I suggest you pray for us
A full recovery, a full recovery
Your words were written in
Cold blood
Now
Even with phantom power and ludicrous speed
I can't run because betrayal won't come from my enemies
Invisible
Baby here's a toast to things much better left alone it seems
I'm not everything you wanted me to be
In a dream of a hospital I sleep
What's happening to me?
And as you drag the lake
Pull me out do you feel the same inside you
And as my body lays before you now, do you feel my skin?
It's cold


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    General Comment"That was the culmination of the pressure and stress that people were putting on me to make this record. I usually don’t write songs about making records, but I had so much going on throughout the last two years of doing this that it just felt right. I wanted to be left alone to make these songs. I always considered making an album as similar to creating a painting or writing a poem. There are no rules. There should never be anybody telling you what to do. That song is just me speak- ing about the process of what I was going through. The isolation was pretty brutal. I took things too far at points, being alone and working on things. You need your friends. It summed up what I went through"
    ~Vic
    kwikstormon March 31, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation of the song is that the guy and girl's relationship is falling apart, the girl is blaming him for everything, and treating him horribly and the guy is going crazy, he's depressed as hell, and he wants to kill himself, which is what he's singing about:
    "Shall I deny my lungs their breathing rights?"
    "I'd put a bullet in my head if I ever lost you now"
    "In a dream of a hospital I sleep"
    And in the end the girl pushes him to far and he kills himself:
    "And as you drag the lake
    Pull me out do you feel the same inside you
    And as my body lays before you now, do you feel my skin?
    It's cold"
    kwikstormon March 31, 2017   Link

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