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Peter Hammill – Tapeworm lyrics

When I was a child they made me read
Word-daggers of quiver and squirm
Now in the stumbling dark I see
I am a worm, silently fruiting your garden
My sister, my child .
Night casts ominous meanings on the purity of my soul
I feel devilish leanings I'm beginning to lose control
And the vortex sucks me in.
Steeped in sin I die
But am reborn.
I want to see the cosmos slip
Planets and moons collide
Feel gravity lose its grip...
It's all inside
All the dead husks are shattered
My life-blood, my world ripped apart
In the laughter of space
It's all chaff blown out and lost.
Now I am making the pace
Although I don't know what tape I'll cross...
Maybe catastrophe.
When I cross the line
I know that I will find myself
Or maybe you.
I am a man from the country of destruction
I am a man a woman and a god
I am my own weapon of kamikaze
And will one day cut through the
Hidden knot
Feed me honey and watch me rise
To the bait lying on the knife
If you let me I can hypnotise your life.
It's all really so simple
My lover, my twin.
Hand in hand, sprinting down the highway
Running over the edge
On and on into our doomsday
There is no saving ledge
Nor outgrown shrub.
Is this the way?
Out in a blaze of glory?
Some day I'll find the answer
Some day I'll
End the story.

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