by Henry Rollins
performed by The Rollins Band
on Weight

You think you're going to live your life alone in darkness and seclusion
You've been out there and tried to mix with the animals
It left you full of humiliated confusion
So you stagger back to your room and wait for nothing
But the solitary refinement of your room spits you back onto the street
You're desperate and in need of human contact
And then you meet me and you whole world changes
Everything I say is everything you've ever wanted to hear
You drop your defenses and your ego obscures reality
You're so busy feeling good
You're feeling so lucky
That you never question why things are going so well
You want to know why
I'm a liar
I'll rip your mind out
I'll burn your soul
I'll turn you into me

I'll hide behind a smile and understanding eyes
I'll tell you things that you already know
So you can say
I really identify with you
All the time you're needing me
Is just the time I'm bleeding you
I'll come to you like an affliction
I'll leave you like an addiction
You'll never forget me

I don't know why
I feel the need to lie and cause you so much pain
Maybe it's something deep inside
Maybe it's something I can't explain
All I do is mess you up and lie to you

If you'll give me one more chance I swear I'll never lie again
Now I see the destructive power of a lie
They're stronger than truth
I'm sorry, I can't believe I ever hurt you
I will never lie again

added January 2000 (source)

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