A living nightmare, asleep but still aware.
The endless torture.
The painless pleasure.
I grasp myself.
Trying to regain control.
I experience and learn.
In another faction of my mind.
So confused.
But everything makes perfect sense.
Can’t feel the pain.
Emotional pain’s so much deadlier.
Lost, you’ve just been raped.
Pain. Your friends can’t help you.
Why wont they help you? Another reality.
This can’t be happening.
Why is this happening?
Who the fuck are you?
Who the fuck. Are you?
Trying hard to figure out what’s done.
I scramble but now I run.
The images in my head.
All the problems that I’ve been fed.
Punching slowly my mind can’t change the speed.
As my victims bleed.
No matter what I do or how hard I try.
I can’t use my abilities.
Use my abilities.
Art of Illusion.
My razor sharp knife’s edge, pierces my victim’s body.
But I can’t take their soul.
Punching through jello, stabbing not killing.
Disappointment. Discomfort.


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    General Commenthahah ive told myself over and over that couldnt be shadows singing that part. then you allhave told me the truth. sounds like kittie (_ that one part )
    GazaRaidon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA living nightmare, asleep but still aware.

    ^Drugged, in a comatose state but still aware of everything around you yet unable to feel pain.

    The endless torture.
    The painless pleasure.

    ^Raped, but cannot feel the pain but it is giving the rapist pleasure .

    I grasp myself.
    Trying to regain control.

    ^trying to command her body to move to get him to stop but she has no control. completly helpless.

    I experience and learn.
    In another faction of my mind.

    ^Experiencing a new thing and trying to learn from the experience.


    So confused.
    But everything makes perfect sense.

    ^confused about why he is doing this to her and why she deserved it, but she understands why people do this to other people.

    Can’t feel the pain.
    Emotional pain’s so much deadlier.

    ^She cant feel physical pain, but she is going through diffrent emotions that its hurting her becuase she doesnt know how she feels.

    Lost, you’ve just been raped.
    Pain. Your friends can’t help you.
    Why wont they help you? Another reality.
    This can’t be happening.
    Why is this happening?
    Who the fuck are you?
    Who the fuck. Are you?

    ^her friends cant help her beucase it seems they are in a diffrent world and she is trapped in this time frame in this situation and nobody knows it is happening. she is questioning herself in the next to lines and this is something people usually do when they are paniced or scared. she is then asking the person who they are but she cannot speak.

    Trying hard to figure out what’s done.
    I scramble but now I run.
    The images in my head.
    All the problems that I’ve been fed.

    ^bakc in her normal state she runs away but the image of what happened keeps replaying in her mind. the problem ive been fed could be saying the drug she was fed was feeding her problems but also it could be saying all the problems that have come from that event.

    Punching slowly my mind can’t change the speed.
    As my victims bleed.
    No matter what I do or how hard I try.
    I can’t use my abilities.
    Use my abilities.
    Art of Illusion.
    My razor sharp knife’s edge, pierces my victim’s body.
    But I can’t take their soul.
    Punching through jello, stabbing not killing.
    Disappointment. Discomfort.

    ^The rapists POV: he is mentally unstable and you can tell becuase he has no control over what he is doing "My mind cant chage the speed" and "No matter what i do or how hard i try" "The art of illusion" shows it doesnt seem real to him. He hurts people but not to kill but to cause them pain. this could be because he is looking for happiness and he thinks by hurting people he can find happiness but in the end he is just disappointed, or, he hurts people to get payback on the world becuase he has been badly treated and to cause people the pain he has been caused.



    thats how i decifered it. its quite easy if you put yourself in the right frame of mind. the screaming is amazing and Val is really nice too.
    XXKATEXXon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis band kicks ass...i love the singers voice and when he screams its awesome...the drumming is INSANE...adding his girlfriend to the song was a nice touch too
    afipunk84on June 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like this, really shows the skate punk influence
    pr0leon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDude the chick screaming is fuckin bad ass in this song! way to go A7F
    DesktopConfessionalon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen i saw them live she was selling the merch.... all the guys with me drooled on themselves, and couldnt get over how hot she was. hahaha. i must say, streets is really the song that shows the punk influence... being they wrote it w/ a punk band....
    mourninghasbroknon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe chick part is definitely the best part for being insane. It's A7X! At least they call it that.
    eyeslaveon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr matt can't scream nemore.
    walkingheartbreakeron March 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWicked as Valery's screaming might be, whats the song actually about? The words "serial rapist" spring to mind. :/
    But then the ending of the song sounds as though it's a guy who murders people to try and feel close to them but he never quite gets it. Read this book by Robert Cormier called 'Tenderness', theres a similar character in it called Eric who assaults and murders girls to feel a moment of 'tenderness' when they're helpless, maybe its a similar scenario? I'm not sure this song has me stumped. Meh.
    fearon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDear RailCorp,
    I stole your train stickers..
    Yours Sincerely
    Train Sticker Stealer
    Paradox..Charismaon November 05, 2005   Link

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