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Hush now, close your eyes
Open your mouth, swallow lies

Hush now, close your eyes
Open your mouth, swallow, swallow lies

Moth breath fluttering
He whispered to me
The violence of silence

We have a terrible secret that we must never repeat
And if I do, he'll dedicate his life to ripping me to shreds

Remember to forget

Poison crown of regret
Sucking life like funeral flies
Shadow of Oedipus
Eat the fever; knife the eyes

Remember
To forget
To relent
To surrender

Remember
To forget
To relent
To surrender

I hope you die like swine surrounded by starving dogs
I'm stained by your sin like the blood-soaked boards of the cross

Between the Devil and the deep sea, you'll find me
Dreaming evil endlessly, aroused by life's fantasies

What do you do when dreams come true and it's all so ordinary?
Stitch the wounds of complacency and hide your eyes from reality?

I am the shape of a God lifting up the sky

Remember
To forget
To relent
To surrender

Remember
To forget
To relent
To surrender

Insurrection
Insurrection

I kicked you out of bed
Stabbed knives into the walls
Poured gas over your head
Struck a match in the hall

This will remind you
This will remind you
This will remind you the burden we carry

This will remind you
This will remind you
This will remind you the razors are ready

Room after room I hunt the darkened world for you
Casket black, dried and cracked, ashes among the dunes
But I've gone blind in time to lose you to the dark
Now I'm immune to you and your whorish heart

Hush now close your eyes
Open your mouth, swallow lies
Hush now you're all mine
Close your eyes, close your eyes

Remember
To forget
To relent
To surrender

Remember
To forget
To relent
To surrender



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    UnregisteredJan 30, 2012 at 9:49 pm
    A song about incestual rape. And how she dreamed of killing the one raping her, but in the end becoming immune to the memories of forced fellatio (open your mouth, swallow the lies). A lot of her songs are about incestual rape. It's sad, disturbing and interesting, all at the same time, seeing into someone's mind after being through this horrible act. Glad she has overcome with art. As otep always says, art saves.

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