"Erised" as written by and Jake Bowen Matthew Halpern....
There's a vessel and it's sinking at sea
An apparition that's beckoning me
As the cold dark night brings on the sweat;
I slowly drift away

Stuck down in the bottom of the orange cylindrical state of mind,
What are we riding from?
There’s a distant sound of a melody
Release me from this plane!

All like to live with sedative under the skin
Bury it! Carry the cure!
Just let emotion set devotion within your heart,
To collect the death we sow

Step out from the moonlight like it’s a game we play
The checkerboard is tainted, drops of red will lead the way (will lead the way)
Black are the lies, gold are the tongues of the glorified
Command her seas of the blood in me!

Stuck down in the bottom of the orange cylindrical state of mind
What are we riding from?
There’s a distant sound of a melody
Release me from this plane!

All like to live with sedative under the skin
Bury it! Carry the cure!
Just let emotion set devotion within your heart,
To collect the death we sow

All like to live with sedative, all like to live with sedative under the skin (skin)
Just let emotion set devotion within your heart,
To collect the death we sow

Collecting sanity,
Simply ready for the life that awaits your lead
There’s a distant sounds of a melody
And I won’t leave this place!


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    My InterpretationIt seems many lyric sites have these lyrics wrong when compared to the actual booklet the Periphery album comes with. Specifically, where it says "Stuck down in the bottom of your cylindrical state of mind" should be "Stuck down at the bottom of the orange cylindrical state of mind." I believe the song has a centering theme of abusing prescription pills and the effects they have when doing so. Hence, "orange cylindrical state of mind" is referencing the containers which prescription pills generally come in.
    mb44on September 06, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs by these guys.

    I like the drug abuse idea, but I would like to point out that in Harry Potter the mirror from the first book is called "The Mirror of Erised" which might have reference to this.
    sooshishefon September 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily the best song on the album, next to the trilogy!
    Vbdudeon July 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is Peripherys new answer to their song "Jetpacks was yes!"
    Thelastsandlinon August 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is one of the best songs I've ever heard!
    It does reference drug abuse (prescription medication).
    roxyrkson January 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSpencer confirmed on facebook that this song references prescription drug abuse.
    otaruon July 10, 2013   Link

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