"Perfect" as written by Ryan Roxie, Alice Cooper and Damon Johnson....
It's a chilly English winter,
And solitude is never easy to maintain,
Except when it rains.
So I hang an empty smile beneath my empty eyes,
And go out for a walk.
The wet morning sun reflects off the paving-stones,
While a little dog barks its head off,
In the distance.

[Chorus x 2]
Oh, what a perfect day,
To think about my silly world.
My feet are firmly screwed to the floor.
What is there to fear from such a regular world?

Passing by a cemetery,
I think of all the little hopes and dreams,
That lie lifeless and unfilled beneath the soil.
I see an old man fingering his perishing flesh.
He tells himself he was a good man and did good things.
Amused and confused by life's little ironies,
He swallows his bottle of distilled damnation.
People turn around with unseeing eyes.
They're looking for something that doesn't exist.
The world you once knew is being eaten up by rust.
No-one has time for the past, but still, in God they trust.
The future is now, but it's all going wrong.
Bodies good for nothing, but it's to nothing they belong.
People say prayers and some work hard.
If you give them all your money, they'll give you their hearts.
This town ain't going like a ghost town.
It's going like hell....

[Chorus x 5]


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"Perfect" as written by Philip George Edwards Paul Johnson

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    General CommentA great way to wrap up a great album.
    Major Valoron August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese are my favorite lyrics of any song I have ever heard in my life except for one other song. But this song is simply about self-reflection and existential crisis.

    My favorite line is people turn around with unseeing eyes, they are looking for something that doesn't exist.

    I say this all the time, people are looking for something that doesn't exist like the perfect president or the perfect friend or the perfect country. Meanwhile the next possible steps within our reach we could be taking aren't be taken and the world we once knew is being eaten up by rust. No one studies history and learns from it so we repeat our mistakes all the while looking or trusting in god to save us.

    The only line I am not crazy about is:
    Bodies good for nothing, but it's to nothing they belong.
    People say prayers and some work hard.
    If you give them all your money, they'll give you their hearts.

    Maybe the guy is ascetic and doesn't believe in the importance of the body and it's needs I also don't know what he is referring to with giving people money and being given their hearts. Maybe buying friends? It certainly helps to have money, people will kiss your ass.

    Anyways, brilliant lyrics that have only gotten more trues.
    eagleearon December 24, 2018   Link

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