watch this picture blow
it makes you wonder
bless this broken low
it takes time to explain to you
that underneath your skin is mother dear
and if you paint your face again you'll disappear

how you gonna feel
if superman and sonic youth are fairy tales?
its time to face the truth
you'll throw your life away
as a woman dressed as baby jane
like a phantom of the american mother
and it's here again
and it's here like a phantom of the american mother

all that you're concealing are the things that are good in you
and you do
and you're still abandoning the news
now there's a sinking look in your eyes
like black holes in the sky
and every time you moved I realized
everything in you was hypnotized

how you gonna feel
if superman and sonic youth are fairy tales?
its time to face the truth
you walked the hall of fame
a woman dressed as baby jane
like a phantom of the american mother
it's here again
and it's here again like a phantom of the american mother

so here it is, you needed proof
there's no rock n' roll parade for you
its time to face the truth
like a phantom of the american mother
it's here again
like a phantom of the american mother


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    General Commentthis is one of the greatest songs ever written. if you've never ehard it, you're missing out. it's a shame that a band as good as catherine wheel gets no respect in america. they're great. let's all open our eyes to stuff beyond mtv and the u.s. borders. let's kill pop while we're at it, too.
    bosco9on May 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCatherine Wheel gets more respect in America than they do in the UK. If you don't believe me, ask Rob.
    like_a_wogon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThey do need more recognition here. And killing pop = the best idea I've heard in a long time, hehe
    Melisandreon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm kinda surprised *this* song has the most comments of any of theirs, because I still don't really get the point of the lyrics. Oh well.
    morypcainaon May 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthow does this song have more comments than 'black metallic'? that's really weird.
    aniymon August 05, 2005   Link

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