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I've been waiting for a guide to come and take me by the hand,
Could these sensations make me feel the pleasures of a normal man?
These sensations barely interest me for another day,
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, take the shock away.

It's getting faster, moving faster now, it's getting out of hand,
On the tenth floor, down the back stairs, it's a no man's land,
Lights are flashing, cars are crashing, getting frequent now,
I've got the spirit, lose the feeling, let it out somehow.

What means to you, what means to me, and we will meet again,
I'm watching you, I'm watching her, I'll take no pity from you friends,
Who is right, who can tell, and who gives a damn right now,
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know,
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know,
Until the spirit new sensation takes hold, then you know,
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling,
I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling,
Feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling, feeling.



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    UnregisteredJul 11, 2014 at 4:04 am
    First off I really admire this song. However I can't be certain if the lyrics are making fun of feelings or explaining how it's to feel too acutely.
    To me the song accurately describes wanting to be happy as a kind of inner right against some truly negative possibly internal shit? Thus the line "take the shock away". Looking for a foundation that is hard to establish and sustain?
    Thanks
    James.

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