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How the mind does shout for rest
When the bodies shaken, yeah
Oh the tightness in my chest
Still your leaves I'm raking

My Lord is this a test
Was it fun creating, yeah?
My god's a little sick
And he wants me crazy

Who
Are you
Who can say
It's ok to live through me?

Live to be
Part of me
You're a wrinkled magazine
Yeah

Was it something that I said?
Was it how they're breaking, yeah
I'm so selfish, paying your rent
While your blood I'm tainting

You
Spend me
Like a tree
Dirty dollar bills for leaves
Dark in a sea
Of my seeds
And the tears on which you feed

You feed

The body is a temple
A dormant alter
To where infantile men lie around
Itching and gambling
For a small piece of sanity
Of which you can not give

Shit!

Individuality
Buying pennies with my soul
And a little Heaven spent
While the Hell I'm taking

Thieves
Parasites
Hide from life
You know they'll remember me

They are abhored
In self-worth
All that matters much to me



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    UnregisteredFeb 4, 2014 at 12:35 am
    Awesome song kinda a hidden gem I don't believe it was ever performed, it was on the last action hero movie soundtrack so unless you were a fan of movie soundtracks you probably never heard it until music bank, great song talks about addictions, belief and disbelief in god, Laynes family was very religious as was Layne even until his death, that's basically what I gather from this song what the hell have I is also on the soundtrack both great songs but this one is a bit better I think as it has more to say.
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    ummmmmmmDec 22, 2008 at 7:31 pm
    Not sure...since I've never actually bought an AIC album (I have the Music Bank box set which doesn't have lyrics printed) but I think Layne is saying "buying penance with my soul," which makes more cents than buying pennies. But I suppose he could be buying pennies. Plus, if its printed in the liner notes then it's probably right. Just my take.

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