Faithless - Killer's Lullaby

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I'm sittin' at a coffee tableunable to see straight

Watchin' parallel lines unwind and undulate

Behind the rain-streaked windowpanethe scene's bleak

Another train leavin' home

Conceding defeat with a low moan

Hangin' in a skymade of stone

Everybody's leavin' homeI called my man jerome

To come meet me in the twilight zone

Leave your mobile phone at home and come alone

I bought him coffee and a snack

Settled backstarted speakin'

He was tweakin' with the peak of his cap

While I'm seekin' to discover what it takes to stay sober

Not cover my mistakes

Try to maybe make sense of the evidence

It's overshe's gone for good

Why should I liesingin' a killer's lullaby

Identified by the dying ring of her goodbye

The last thing you hear before your life disappear

Now it just gets worselike my stomach 'll burst

Feel like I've been cursed.

With seven centuries of bitter memories

And inadequaciesprevious he's and she's

I'm movin' round this old house for the last time

Scene of my past crimesbeen here for lifetimes

Hearin' the chimes of the old clock that used to mock

You got eternity for takin' stock

This place is like a padlock

You look shocked.

Trust menothing ever moves but the dust

There's just us and I'm here to torment and tease

And that's how it was for centuries

Me and my memoriestill you brought the keys

Took the couple of saturdays

I moved in runnin' from tragedies and boozing

Seven hundred years since I came here

You appearsame hairsame quizzical stare

I couldn't get near

And the sheer frustration was more than I could bear

I was really cursedthought I'd been through the worst part

That was just the first partjust the start

Every night I'd be sitting with dreadbreaking my heart

In case the man she'd been chasin' gets to first base

And I just can't escapeI'm in bad shape

You making love to someone else is more than I can take

And so I make all the movement I can to no avail

Scream and yellsinkin' deeper into my personal hell

I'm getting heatedI'm sorryhave another coffee

I needed to release my sparrow chest from just a piece of this pressure

Unless an escape route is found

I'm going down underground

Into lifetimes of painit's absurd

The heaviest chain is contained is the sound of one word

So I'm referred back to hellhuh

Just as wellI hate needles an' get twinges at the thought

Of syringes

J (as in jerome)I'm going insane with shame

I dream and watch her makin' love over and over again

With what I call a farmer's swain

Unintelligentpea-brained retard who's dick is always hard

Oh godof course I'm jealousfellows

Oversexed flexing his pec's

Jesuswhat's he going make her do next?

I'm mad vexthe way she gently scratches his chest

You used to do that to me back in 1253

Pity mewhile you lie with your lover

I stare and suffer in despair while you ruffle his hair

Unaware of who else is there

I move quickI want to try my trick one last time

You know it's possible to vaguely define my outline

When dust move in the sunshine

So I'm tryin' to changevibrate myself to near-human pitch

Which reminds me how I used to come unstitched

And switch 'round the house in a blind rage

It took years and an ocean of tears to find the key to this


And write another stage into a new age

It's difficult to gauge

But I know that I'll see you againon that you may depend

I just don't know how or when

Sleep onmy lost love on gone

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