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Mudvayne – Scarlet Letters lyrics

The heart is beating
But the soul has died
The body's breathing
Beneath catatonic eyes
The blood is flowing
Set it free for tonight
I've lost my balance
But god knows I've tried

I don't wanna be here anymore in scarlet letters
Got to do, what once was me, once was yours, no more

An up hill battle
I fail to climb
Left it all now
And I don't mind
The train is broken
Consumed by the light
Farewell to you all
I'll be fine, goodbye

I don't wanna be here anymore in scarlet letters
Got to do, what once was me, once was yours, no more
I don't wanna be here anymore the scarlet letter
Turn into, a piece of me, the piece in you, no more

Do you believe in loss?
Do you believe in faith?
Do you believe in death?
Now that I'm a ghost

Forsaken me
Ashes to dust
Just let me lie
Lay me to rest
I've done my best
But lost my sight
Turning my back
Leave me alone
Let spirits rise
Knives in my back
All hope is lost
Say goodbye

I don't wanna be here anymore in scarlet letters
Got to do, what once was me, once was yours, no more

I don't want to be here anymore
I don't want to be here anymore in scarlet letters

Carved into
What once was me
Once was yours
No more



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    The novel takes place in 17th-century Boston, Massachusetts during the summer, in a then Puritan village. A young woman name Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter Pearl in her arms and on the breast of her gown "a rag of scarlet cloth" that "assumed the shape of a letter. It was the Upper Case Letter "A". The scarlet letter "A" represents the act of adultery that she has committed and it is to be a symbol of her sin – a badge of shame – for all to see. A man in the crowd tells an elderly onlooker that Hester is being punished for adultery. Hester's husband, who is much older than she is, sent her ahead to America while he settled some affairs in Europe. However, her husband never arrived in Boston. The consensus is that he has been lost at sea. While waiting for her husband, Hester has apparently had an affair, as she has given birth to a child. She will not reveal her lover’ s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy. On this day Hester is led to the town scaffold and harangued by the town fathers, but she again refuses to identify her child’ s father.[1].
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