Perfect Circle

Album: Pictures (2007)
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  • A mask is easily placed
    On a betrayed and broken face
    A disguise to hide the past
    When you mapped out my skin and made the memories last
    Some things are never erased
    And I have run when I've been chased
    By recollections of you and me
    Falling off our homemade castle

    And even when I'm walking straight
    I always end up in a perfect circle
    Oh I try but I just can't wait
    To break out of this perfect circle
    'Cause giving into old temptation
    Is like that common twitch
    Oh, the silly stupid realization
    The more you scratch, the more you itch

    Why am I fighting? What's it for?
    Must let my mask drop to the floor
    My scars I shouldn't hide
    From the people who are on my side
    Rolling up my sleeves to fight against
    All the things I locked up, all the things I fenced
    But it's time to let it out
    So we can build a brand new castle

    And even when I'm walking straight
    I always end up in a perfect circle
    Oh, I try but I just can't wait
    To break out of this perfect circle
    'Cause giving into old temptation
    Is like that common twitch
    Oh, the silly stupid realization
    The more you scratch, the more you itch

    And even when I'm walking straight
    I always end up in a perfect circle
    Oh, I try but I just can't wait
    To break out of this perfect circle
    'Cause giving into old temptation
    Is like that common twitch
    Oh, the silly stupid realization
    The more you scratch, the more you itch

    The more you scratch the more you itch, ooh
    You itch, ohh-ooh Writer/s: Katie Melua, Molly Mcqueen
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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