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With the lights out it's a little less dangerous
Even with a stranger never gets painless
Don't be afraid (afraid, afraid)

Every time I think I'm gonna change it (think I'm gonna change it, think I'm gonna change it)
It's driving me (driving me) insane (insane)
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy
In your mind, through your eyes, do you see
It's the fantasy

Maybe tonight we can forget about it all
It could be just like heaven
I am a machine
No longer living, just a shell of what I dreamed
(Yeah, yeah, yeah)

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy
In your mind, through your eyes, do you see
It's the fantasy

Say it, say it, say what you believe
Say it, say it, say it to me

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy
Automatic, I imagine, I believe

Do you live
Do you die
Do you bleed
For the fantasy

Do you live, do you die, do you bleed
For the fantasy
In your mind, through your eyes, do you see
It's the fantasy
Automatic, I imagine, I believe
Automatic, I imagine, I believe

Say it, say it, say what you believe
(Automatic, I imagine, I believe)
Say it, say it, say it to me
(Automatic, I imagine, I believe)
Say it, say it, say what you believe
(Automatic, I imagine, I believe)
Say it, say it, say it to me
Automatic, I imagine, I believe
I believe, I believe, I believe



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  • GoOd_GuRl_BaD
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    GoOd_GuRl_BaDSep 8, 2008 at 5:42 am
    I think the song also talks about his life. He describes the way he acts when he calls himself a "machine" and "no longer living" (meaning he lives lifelessly, just an empty shell). I also believe that when he repeats "automatic, I imagine, I believe", he explains that he doesn't give much thought to what he does; it simply happens (It is frequent for those suffering from depression to act like "zombies" or "robots". Therefore, they do not think of what to do next, they simply follow their instinct, what they know, and act "automatic"ally). In pain ("it never gets painless"), he dreams of something in particular; perhaps a place of escape. In order to accomplish that dream, or fantasy, he is willing to do whatever in order to get it.
  • muse-lover01
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    muse-lover01Aug 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    I cant even describe it, i looked at the lyrics without listening to the song and it really hit me. This i just my opinion, and it means something unique to each person so don't tell me that im wrong. i feel that it is about a person that is willing to give anything for "the fantasy", even their own life and their need for this "fantasy" has made them just a shell of what they were, not really living, just...i dunno...being? if that makes sense
    i actually am in love with this, the lyrics more than anything ♥

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