"Testing...one, two, three. Well...well fuck, I mean; I just don't know what to say. I'm very glad to be here with you tonight, I'll be able to talk to you about some things...that I know a great deal about. Everyone knows that you are fucked up. And everyone knows that I am fucked up. But, does everyone know that you are more fucked up than me? Well, I know that. And you know that. But our purpose is to tell everyone that. Take for instance, the time you went to the bathroom, to take a shower. You had some soap, a towel, shampoo, washcloth, a brush, everything was set. But you had to call me to come turn on the water for you. You didn't know where or how. That is one instance of how fucked up you are. A second instance of how fucked up your are: You was going to cook you some breakfast. Well you went in there, and put some toast in the toaster, put a skillet on the stove, put some grease in it. You got you some eggs out, some bacon. Poured you some orange juice and some coffee. Got some jelly and some butter. Fried eggs, salt, pepper, got some bacon on the grill. Everything was fine - except for one thing. You had to call in there...to show you how to use a fork. Now a third instance; the way you're fucked up. You got dressed, ready to go to school. Everything was fine - got outside, got in your car. Key in the ignition. Except for one thing. You had to call me to come show you."

Lyrics submitted by thunderperfectmind, edited by Mellow_Harsher

I Was a Prisoner in Your Skull song meanings
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    General CommentHaven't seen this one posted yet.

    The majority of Soundtracks for the Blind's content was inspired by the death of Gira's father in 1990. Gira's father is the man talking about losing his eyesight on "How They Suffer".

    This song is about the helplessness one feels after losing a loved one. The "prisoner in your skull", showing you how to use the fork, how to turn on the water, etc. is the loved one that has passed away. You find yourself needing their help/guidance with the simplest things, things you once thought you knew how to do yourself. Very chilling song.
    Babkockon June 16, 2013   Link

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