"Anesthesia" as written by and Peter Thomas Steele....
Like a flash of light in an endless night
Life is trapped between two black entities
'cause when you trust someone, illusion has begun
No way to prepare, impending despair

Did one say so cruel: "'Tis better to love than lose"
Ignorance is bliss - wish not knew your kiss
So many times been burned, this lesson goes unlearned
Remember desire only fuels the fire - liar

Betwixed birth and death, every breath regret
I pity the living, envy for the dead
Emotionally stunned, in defense, I'm numb
I'd rather not care than to be aware - be scared

I don't need love

Are a thousand tears worth a single smile?
When you give an inch, will they take a mile?
Longing for the past but dreading the future
If not being used, well then you're a user and a loser

World reknowned failure at both death and life
Given nothingness, purgatory blight
To run and hide, a cowardly procedure
Options exhausted, except for anesthesia - anesthesia

I don't feel anything.

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"Anesthesia" as written by Peter Thomas Steele

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  • +4
    General CommentPeter was an exceptional lyricist. This song is a prime example of his brilliance in this regard. This song's lyrics rank as my favorite along with Joni Mitchell's Song For Sharon ;)
    saatwikon June 26, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is great... so true... and really hits me hard. Pretty much sums up my whole outlook on life after being cheated on by the one person who made me smile... and who I trusted.

    Type O Negative owns, and life is killing me is a uber cool album
    Inviltriston July 06, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI totally agree with you on this Inviltrist, nothing like when the person who you would give all youve got stabs you through the face, and Type O Negative is definitely one of the greatest bands to grace the face of this earth. The line in this song " Are a thousand tears worth a single smile?" is absolutely amazing, because you can talk and talk and talk and try to get this person to see what your getting at, but in the end your just getting more and more frustrated while once in a while you get a smile, which i guess doesnt allow for the feeling inside of you to go away either. I LOVE THIS SONG.
    gofigure000on April 07, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWOW this song is freakin' awesome. Every time I hear this I remember this girl who crushed me when I was younger. I can relate to the words and feelings in this song. It also brightens my day when I have a bad day. Good stuff.
    MoStylzon January 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Memorythis is currently my most played song, considering it portrays what im feeling currently right now. really well. type o always hits the nail on the head on this subject, its what theyre best at. compleatly underrated. you can feel his agony when he yells "i dont feel anything"
    IZFERNORon April 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts all about giving up on love... And we've all felt it and can relate to it. At the end when Peter screams, I don't feel anything... You just have to scream with him... One of the best Type O Negative songs EVER.
    Ovexon January 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjsut to make the officail main post .. some people seem vary confused here ..

    Actually, thats Kenny Hickey doing the 'screaming'

    You will find that Kenny, does ALOT more vocal work than it first seems. He is Very accompished vocalist.
    Look him up. alot of new projects on the go.
    criminal0on July 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDamn, since my girlfriend left me, I know exactly what this is about. I've never been so heartbroken (and as I am 42 yrs old, I guess I have been lucky not to experience this before.
    Grimknighton May 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, this song is great.....^^ u guys described it perfectly

    Type O forever :D
    Dead_Hoshion May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike all of you, I relate to the lyrics so much!
    ozzmonkeyon January 26, 2006   Link

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