(does it distract you)
(does it obstruct you)
(does it control ya)
(i can subtract you)
and ill break these ties
(does it distract you)
paralyse the lies
(into a coma)
a black face and a bitter taste
(into a coma)
goes a long long long long way

in seven hours
or seven years
will anyone know
I don't care about circumstance
I don't care about circumstance
not that you'll agree

(does it distract you)
(does it obstruct you)
(does it control ya)
(i can subtract you)
in hypnotise
(does it distract you)
shattered lives
(into a coma)
a black face and a bitter taste
(into a coma)
goes a long long long way

in seven hours
or seven years
will anyone know I don't care about circumstance
I don't care about circumstance
not that you'll agree




in seven hours or seven years will anyone know
I don't care about circumstance
I don't care about circumstance
not that you'll agree
not that you'll agree
not that you'll agree


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    saw superheist play this last saturday @ port lincoln, they went off! managed to get backstage and talk to joey biro, the lead singer, and was talking to him about being new to the band. anyways, the song rocks, check it out

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