Her mother said that she couldn't love
The physical way a woman should
Then where else could she go?
Where the sisters and the fathers can't save her soul

Send them in, see them on
She can't find a lover, she'll fashion one
Imaginary men
Like the burned out poets in the hinterland

The phoenix says,
The devil says,
The serpent says,
The siren says,
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?

The hourglass sees what shelf life does
She asked, exactly tell me
"What is love but grieving life alone?"
Just the words from prophets and religious shows

Imagine hurt, imagine tears
She opened up until she disappeared
Vanished, hand in hand,
With all the long-lost children locked in Neverland

The phoenix says,
The devil says,
The serpent says,
The siren says,
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?
Why use the word, when the word means the beast?

The phoenix says
The devil says
The serpent says
The siren says

Oh, the phoenix says
Burn for me
The Devil says
Lie for me
The serpent says
Beg for me
The siren says
Die for me

Oh, the phoenix says
Burn for me
The Devil says
Lie for me
The serpent says
Beg for me
The siren says
Die for me


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"Song of Imaginary Beings" as written by Liam Coverdale-howe Suzanne Powell

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentAccording to Chris Corner via a blog on their myspace:

    With the Song of Imaginary Beings i tried to create a kind of fairytale . The character is sexually retarded, twisted almost angelic one. She ,like half of the women in my work, is me. She follows a path of desperate longing, to bring about a person into the world that will forever love her, but ends up burning in the flames of an eternal loveless hell.
    That's an insight into my experience with relationships.
    lauraonfireon November 14, 2009   Link

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