standing naked in the corner
sinking into the ground
out hands connected to our feet
our shadows burnt into the wall
like the insomniac dreams:

getting taken to the basement
getting fucked to ease some tension
connecting tounges in the basement
X's tongue move moves down Y's throat
Y spits it back and fills X
tied together in a permanent knot
pressed together into one face

getting taken to basement
getting fucked to ease some tension

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    General CommentThis song is like being dropped into a very deep hole. In a good way.
    Cynothoglyson January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe second verse is missing: “Strapped to the chair, skin peeled back, turned inside out, shown the sickening fact”. And at the end of the third verse there’s: “Trading sounds that come up from the stomach and stick in the other one’s throat.” My favourite track on their 1st EP, the only one that is relatively similar to their later music. But it’s still very different. The 1st EP is pure No Wave, while Filth, released the following year, sounds like a completely different band. And that’s good, Swans invented something that absolutely nobody had ever done before. True avant-garde.
    slow pulse boyon July 31, 2008   Link

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