"Flashback" as written by and Nicky/appleton Santoro....
Flashback
The dolls, the hide and seek
We dreamed of better things
In the tall weeds

I rolled with you
Flashback
Silhouette of the memory
You're eyes are getting heavy

And when I speak
You sleep on cue
3, 2, 1
Did they make you wear a dress did they
Held you down and tickled you did they

Did they laugh and make you watch did they
They wish they had a little girlie
Come closer take a look inside
Flashback

Blueprints have been erased
Matchbooks, butterflies, mornings
The grass was wet
I rolled with you

Flashback
Tentecles of my spirit grow
Sit back, relax and hope
The second time ain't like the first

I'm a schoolboy why don't you teach me
Bend over and we'll hush the squealing
Put on the mask and dance for Daddy
Wait for the world to say it's sorry

You show me yours, I'll show you mine
Flashback, flashback
Listen to the song my blood is singing
Listen to the song my blood is drivin', drivin', drivin', drivin' at you


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"Flashback" as written by Edmund John Simons Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Comment"put on the mask and dance for Daddy/wait for the word and say you're sorry"

    this is hysterical. in that lovely, twisted way. this entire album has put me in the best mood. I recommend it to all who are open to try a new band. now go have sex.
    lucky witnesson September 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is obviously about a person going into hipnosis for child abuse...wierd...scary...and a great song...no doubt this band should be bette then they are put as...
    thom_0kon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow I never really thought about the hipnosis thing but yeah.
    HoldenCaulfieldon April 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this song is definetly about repressed memories or trauma. Maybe Patton is trying to tell us something about himself???

    Now wouldn't that explain something about him?
    Omega_Rageon September 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis should be the last part of the serial killer story running through the record, right after he gets caught in "Laredo", that's what I've read somewhere. Definitely child abuse has a part in there.
    Marquezon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis and God Hates a Coward will never get old.

    It's worth noting that sexual abuse is also pointed out on the Mit Gas track "Harelip." Least, I think that song's about that...
    The Honest Liaron October 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA flashback to a sexual assault
    godddamon January 09, 2014   Link

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