Album: The Holy Bible (1994)
Charted: 16
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  • I hate purity,
    Hate goodness,
    I don't want virtue to exist anywhere,
    I want everyone corrupt

    I am an architect,
    They call me a butcher,
    I am a pioneer,
    They call me primitive,
    I am purity,
    They call me perverted,
    Holding you but I only miss these things when they leave,

    I am idiot drug hive,
    The virgin, the tattered and the torn,
    Life is for the cold made warm and they are just lizards,
    Self disgust is self-obsession honey and I do as I please,
    A morality obedient only to be cleansed repented,

    I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer,
    I spat out Plath and Pinter,
    I am all the things that you regret,
    A truth that washes that learnt how to spell,

    The first time you see yourself naked you cry,
    Soft skin now acne,
    Foul breath so broken,
    He loves me truly this mute solitude I'm draining,
    I know I believe in nothing but it is my nothing,

    Sleep cannot hide thoughts splitting through my mind,
    Shadows aren't clean, false mirrors too many people awake,
    If you stand up like a nail then you will be knocked down,
    I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else.

    I am stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer,
    I spat out Plath and Pinter,
    I am all the things that you regret,
    A truth that washes that learnt how to spell,

    So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything,
    So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything,
    So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything,
    So damn easy to cave in, man kills everything Writer/s: AMY STUDT, ANDERS KALLMARK, TYLER JAMES
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Comments: 1

  • Dewayne from EnglandFor me its about how society stigmatizes people and their lifestyles and forces them to submit to collective morality in order to even be viewed as functioning citizens. The lines "I am purity, they call me perverted" obviously references Richey's self harm but can also be applied to any other behavior that society considers abnormal or unacceptable, often on a groundless basis of prejudice and longstanding traditions. The "lizards" that he mentions are hypocrites who claim the moral high ground while constantly changing what their morals are based on what society and the media's flavor of the day is. The 1984 quote at the beginning is expressing a desire to break free of what society considers 'pure' or 'good' because those terms are meaningless constructions. We by nature want to seek our own freedom, pleasure and fulfillment, but society, in its attempt to be more civilized, has curbed these liberties. This has left society paranoid, stuck in tradition, against freedom emotionally distant, politically unstable, sexually closed and alienating for many people, including Richey and myself.
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