City of Bugs

Album: Ignore The Ignorant (2009)
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  • It came to me like a voice from above
    Or like a message in praise of platonic love
    And if you stand in the booth
    Then you don't have to sit with a stranger
    A perfumed gust drifts to my core
    I give you one last look
    Through a cross-hatched door
    But I'm messed up baby
    Like the Berlin Wall
    Tonight
    It came to me like a voice from above
    Or like a message in praise of platonic love
    But I'm messed up baby
    Like the Berlin Wall
    Tonight

    You feel the rape in the city of bugs
    Fill the hole with glass
    Vessels burst after love
    But don't go too long without letting them know
    That you're there
    A perfumed gust drifts to my core
    I give it one last look
    It was a cross-hatched door
    But I'm messed up baby
    Like the Berlin Wall
    Tonight

    You came into reach
    Like the Serpent and Peach
    Came to me in the dream
    That contractions set free
    But it's never too late to admit to me
    That you're worried
    Never a choice
    Don't remember your voice
    I was born out of glass
    I'll return there at last
    In a shattering climax

    The wall falls

    It came to me like a voice from above
    Or like a message in praise of platonic love
    And if you stand in the booth
    Then you don't have to sit with a stranger
    You feel the rape in the city of bugs
    Fill the hole with glass
    Vessels burst after love
    But don't go too long without letting them know
    That you're there

    Never a choice
    Don't remember your voice
    I was born out of glass
    I'll return there at last
    In a shattering climax
    For left out children to carry
    A world without sin is a laughable thing
    So go out on a limb
    Take a stone for a swim
    In a shatterin' climax

    The wall falls Writer/s: Gary Jarman, Johnny Marr, Ross Jarman, Ryan Jarman
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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