This feeling haunts me.
Behind these eyes
The shell seems so empty.
Though I wonder if anything lives inside?

I want to live.
I wish I was dead.

My heart aches to bleed.
I'm cheated from what I see.
Freedom holds a double-edge for me.
I look in your eyes and see...

I want to live.
I wish I was dead.

I don't want to think.
I'm stuck here and I know it.
I don't want to see.
Make me close my eyes.

I want to live.
I wish I was dead.

Life's cold.
Every thing's inside.
I need to feel,
But turn my mind off.
The desperation begins.
From the start I see the end.
Not right, I'm not right, you're not right.
I've got to close my eyes.

I look in your eyes
And see its always this way.
Live the lie and take a dive
Just to make it die.

I want to live.
I wish I was dead.
I've just got to close my eyes.
I've got to close my eyes.
I've got to close my eyes.

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by janeaparis1

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  • +2
    General Commentto me, this song is a struggle with how depressing it is to be alive at times. when one is so receptive, it is impossible to see all the crap you have to wade through on a daily basis. "I DON'T EVEN WANT TO THINK I'M STUCK HERE AND I KNOW IT I DON'T WANT TO SEE MAKE ME CLOSE MY EYES" pretty much means that they could kill themselves, but they don't really want to, but it hurts tremendously to be alive in this day-in-age. that's my take, not unlike a keith morris song.
    Penny Dreadfulon November 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments? well . .. this is an increadible song. does anyone think it is sarcastic or anything? or is it supposed to be taken at face value?
    brain.damageon August 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinetely not sarcastic. awesome bass line, especially for a punk song. i think it's about suburban opression and never living for anything bigger than your existence.
    will5on July 09, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFirst of all, there are lots of lyrics missing here. That aside, to me this song is about cheating on a spouse/girlfriend and the accompanying guilt of getting away with it.

    This is my favorite Black Flag song.
    captnsotoon November 01, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAnother Black Flag song that I can relate to, heh.
    drexlon June 29, 2013   Link

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