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Pierce The Veil – Currents Convulsive lyrics

Break a leg tonight.
What a shame I heard the understudy died under the knife.

Crying backwards,
Under bedroom lights.

The operation..

I don't think you'll ever want to love me,
You'd better listen to your doctor, doctor's..

Sober up (and bury the empty cup),
In a backyard of Seattle
we used to lie.
When I sew you up, don't let me (up!)
Stop bleeding,
Tiny stitches that you placed into my skin.

Won't let me go,
Oh no, oh no
And they're ruining the mood.

So I'll toast every beat of my heart like a miracle,
And I, I don't think you'll ever want to love me,
You'd better listen to your doctor, doctor's
Lie! Lie! Lie!

If the dollar is right,
my sweet little girl,
Hold your mouth and you'll be alright.

Gather round, gather round!
Ladies and gentlemen, come from far, come from wide,
The moment you've all been waiting for.
Tonight! Join us as we explore the spine-chilling mystery of death.
And the miracle of resurrection!

Please understand me when,
I'd rather see you dead
Than live without me,
So thirsty for more.

Beyond the sea blue light,
I met the love of my life.
She'd rather see me dead than
Face me.

I like your starry eyes,
They yell "Surprise, surprise!"
I'm in love,
But not for long.

Our operation,
Call off the operation.
Our operation,
Call off, off, off!

Another wave has turned its back on me,
Crashed back on the eyes of the first I see.
(If your delicate eyes don't blink someday)
Can't count on anything,
(They might as we'll be gone)
For you I'd count the salt under the sea.

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  • u
    Okay. So in my opinion, in this song Vic is in love with a girl who is not considered very pretty, but he doesn't care. She has a therapist because of her insecurities (and most likely self harm addiction) and he tells her that if she doesn't like herself, to just get plastic surgery and change herself. Vic knows this doctor is wrong for telling her this and also has a selfish part of him that is afraid she will leave him even though he is the only one who really compliments her. Ex: "I like your starry eyes/ they yell surprise, surprise". The whole circus bit is because he thinks when she goes down on the operating table her inner self will die and become something new and ugly, while her outer self looks better. He makes the mistake of telling her he would rather see her dead than try to leave him and realize no one else will compliment her, and so she breaks up with him. "Call off the operation, our operation" is him pleading with her to both not do the operation and stay with him, because he feels like he is so close to her to be removed from her would require surgery. It would seem that she goes through with it though, and while the pain is like waves beating at him, he still would do anything for her. "For you I'd count the salt under the sea."
    ~nope. Cat16.
    If this was helpful (it was long I know) I also did one for divine zero and am doing one for southern constellations/the boy who could fly.
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  • p
    To me, this song is about a boy that falls in love with a girl and all of her imperfections. She's so insecure though that she does all of these things to change herself and make herself "perfect." The boy thinks that she won't love him anymore after doing this (I don't think you'll ever want to love me.) he doesn't want her to change and he thinks she's already perfect. He says this because after she's made all of these changes to herself she doesn't want to face him and hear everything he has to say about what she did.
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