Once, while falling into approvals tricky arms
I saw esteem's corpse
Deafened by allure's sweet, sweet song
On Stygian shores

Affixed like I'm under a spell
That ain't even like myself
No - things are going to change
That starts today

It seems just yesterday I ate it up
Your yarns were dipped in gold
I swallowed them whole
The real tragedy is that your act is just boring and old

Back and forth with this disdain
That ain't even why I came
And when I scream
You want me crawling on my knees

I guess these days I'm someone else
I'm better off all by myself
These days I'm just somebody else

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    General CommentGetting rid of someone in your life that isn't good for you. Realizing that you need to get out of a situation.
    Adihsaron July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's just a very dysfunctional relationship and about coming to terms with what to do - she's changed and grown, therefore realising that she's got to get out of it .

    I absolutly adore this song.
    butterflykiss84on July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA note about the title: pyrite is more commonly known as "fool's gold" - something that initially appears to look like gold (therefore incredibly valuable), but, on closer inspection, is in fact worthless.

    A pedestal is obviously the base of a statue or vase (again, an incredibly valuable object - a work of art). However, it is also used as a metaphor for holding someone in high esteem.

    So, combining the two words - "pyrite" and "pedestal" - we encounter a contradiction. There is firstly this idea of a worthless object that initially seems to be valuable, and then there is the pedestal, which has connotations of value, respect, adoration, even love.

    Together, they definitely do create the idea of a dysfunctional relationship, one that has grown stale.
    littleredgrrlon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song. My favorite PGMG tune by far.
    fonfreakaon May 05, 2009   Link

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