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You come out at night, that's when the energy comes
And the dark sides light and the vampires roam
You strut your rasta wear and your suicide poem
And a cross from a faith that died before Jesus came

You're building a mystery, oh

You live in a church where you sleep with voodoo dolls
And you won't give up the search for the ghosts in the halls
You wear sandals in the snow and a smile that won't wash away
Can you look out the window without your shadow getting in the way?

You're so beautiful
With an edge and a charm
But so careful
When I'm in your arms

'Cause you're working, building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Oh yeah, you're working, building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You woke up, screaming aloud, a prayer from your secret god
You feed off our fears and hold back your tears, oh
You give us a tantrum and a know-it-all grin
Just when we need one, when the evening's thin, oh

You're so beautiful
A beautiful fucked up man
You're setting up your
Razor wire shrine

'Cause you're working, building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Oh yeah, you're working, building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Oooh, you're working, building a mystery
Say you're holding on and holding it in
Yeah, you're working, building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Yeah, you're working, building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah, you're working, building a mystery
And choosing so carefully, oh

You're building a mystery



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