are asinine and so
i wish to take them
down, and take you
down along with it.
are asinine and so
i wish to take them
down, and take you
down along with it.
THE BALLAD OF THE ARROGANT HEARTS: VENTRICLE
Tear it down! Break the barricade!
I wanna see what sound it makes
I hate this flavour with a passion
And I fucking hate the aftertaste!
How does it feel? How does it feel?
Well, it feels like I’m on fire!
Wake up, I know you can hear me…
I.) A Senseless Stardom And A Playwright’s Pain.
Bury me by the open venetian windows, where I can visit you every night
You know my anatomy like a circus act, but you turned off the spotlight
My pavement kiss tastes harsh, but the scissors accentuate my sacrifice
You deceive and desecrate me far too often, but shit, I’ll never suffice
Pose like a drunk pubescent actress, come on Marilyn, show some emotion
Every boy watching television shall receive your desperate transmissions
A noose of flowers and confection confessions melting on your tongue
Your affections were transgressions, but you’re so pretty when you run
I used to write letters and poetry, but now for you, I only write obituaries
Don’t be sorry for little orphan Annie whose cellar is her own sanctuary
I’m a vagabond, you’re a bastard child, we’re a match made in angel hell
Inferno strikes under our tangled veins and the paradise the demon sells
You were memorising phone numbers like it’s the digits on my credit card
If there was a prize for a comely crass drama queen, you’ll win that award
Ignorance might be your best friend, but I’ve been dating her for ten long years
It’s a violent explosion of distractions and disappointment in second gear
As they all say, fuck the love, we’re in this game for the fame and money
Toasting our dead hearts with cocaine and expired 20 dollar champagne
I’ll scream for help, sabotage! Please don’t murder me with pleurisy baby!
And if I cry in my sleep, then you will know that I’m still dancing from pain…
THE BALLAD OF THE ARROGANT HEARTS: AORTA
Make me a promise here tonight!
Love like a tidal wave
Dreamless in early graves
I never want it to be this way
The chemicals will bring you home again
This is it, when it’s done, we can say that
When it’s sudden death we fight back!
II.) Confessions Of A Mad Stranger To An Inebriated Lover.
I confess by the altar, this is my last testament and surrendering admonition
Two souls like an orchestra, and I’ll conduct this symphony of destruction
I’m the only menace to your fugitive life, a key witness and an accomplice
I got scar evidence to lock you behind diamond bars for a million years
You said it wasn’t a crime to feel, but the police are banging down my door
I promised I’d be just a little more sorry, but it’s just been a vulture’s chore
This turbulence in New Jersey, this fucking turbulence is beautiful for me
I may be deleterious and despondent, but your Europe eyes are a mystery
I can smell clashing bitter bourbon and saccharine chocolate in your breath
You sicken me, but I feel better by shutting the closet doors and drinking late
Towed away in our underwater love, and I’ll be drifting away to abyssal death
But if I escape hell, I’ll sneak back into heaven for free, so don’t close the gate
Don’t pay for your blessing, just grind the forest ax and damn, don’t hesitate
The big bad wolf will rend you to shreds if you swing away a second too late
Stuttering from the piercing bullet bites and the blizzard cold on your tattoos
Though I’m taking, I’m taking, I’m f-f-fucking taking back Saturday from you
The jagged edges of your dress are wounding me badly as we’re locked in final embrace
Weighed down and singing our tainted names under the concrete rain like a disgrace
I know I’m a stupid motherfucker, thinking that with eternal hate, I’ll never be left alone
But darling, I’ll leave the answering machine on all night, in case you decide to come home.
Jane was taught many things throughout the course of her life. Jane was taught to be a good girl to mummy and daddy. Jane was taught to say her prayers and obey what she was told to do. Jane was taught to clean herself up and clean up after herself. Jane was taught to do her straight auburn hair up in ribbons and pigtails, polish her red maryjane shoes into a dazzling shine, and wear her best cotton pastel dresses. Jane was taught to walk with proper posture, smile gracefully, speak in a soft feminine voice, and to go about with tasks in an elegant finesse. Jane was taught to learn her academic lessons well at the private all-girls catholic school she was attending, and as well as her weekly lessons about faith and God at Sunday class in the town church. Jane was taught not to play too roughly, never to join the bad flock of black sheep, and to generally stay out of trouble. Jane was taught to be polite, friendly, amiable, and to be approachable and presentable. Simply put, Jane was trained to be a perfect girl, and she was taught to love it.
What was wrong with Jane?
Jane was the epitome of nice. Jane was the classic textbook example of the girl next door; charming, demure, a bonny maiden with a beautiful appearance and personality, living a scripted, sterile, storybook suburban life. Jane was a starchild, excelling in everything and anything, always at her best. Jane was sociable, had lots of friends and could easily make new acquaintances. In the morning, among the company of people, she was quite pleasant, a darling sweetheart in the glossed-over, uncrutinising eyes of the faceless neighbours. See Jane greet. See Jane traipse. See Jane dance. See Jane laugh. See Jane wave. See Jane smile. See Jane happy. But alas, that was the full extent of their limited perception. To them, Jane could be summed up in positive words less than three syllables long. They could never see the actual Jane, dark and complicated. They couldn’t glare past the cracks of the well-practised façade, and take a gander at the real version that’s not made of plastic skin and porcelain eyes, refusing to see the truth of the perfect girl that barely sleeps at night. See Jane depressed. See Jane grit her teeth. See Jane scream. See Jane self-harm. See Jane feel empty. See Jane strut mechanically. See Jane do drugs. See Jane muffle her crying on her pillow. See Jane as a complete fucking mess.
What was wrong with Jane?
Jane was taught many things in the course of her short life. Be this, be that, don’t do this, don’t do that, Jane never learned to think for herself. Simply put, Jane was brainwashed to be the perfect girl, and she absolutely hated it. In the end, it was not Jane with the fault, she was only the innocent victim. Rather, it was her guardians, her teachers, who missed a crucial lesson that might have saved Jane from self destruction. For Jane was only taught to exist, but she was never taught to live. Teeming alongside the controversy now, the very same life enveloping death that the multitudinous attendees are currently buzzing with. The haughty crowd, all clad in black garb, then proceeds to judge Jane with whispered huffs, gossiping under thin walls and blabbering behind paper fans hatefully, shaking their heads condescendingly with a chorus of tsk-tsk’s, saying stories and telling tall tales about how Jane was such an amazing girl, it’s such a waste Jane had to go this way, Jane always seemed cheerful and no one ever saw it coming, I remember that one time Jane…, Jane will be missed, nothing but senseless argot and unapologetic bereavement. Today, everyone mourned. But today, everyone also saw an accurate glimpse of Jane for the first time, and unfortunately, for the very last.
See Jane die.
How fucking great
Is it to you that
You could laugh
At other people’s
If I were being
Kind, I’d call you a
Monster, but you
Wouldn’t care, ’cause
You don’t seem to
Have any emotion
And if I were being
I would say that
I hope you never have
Just like you
Don’t deserve any love.
on your tongue
better get used to it
can’t wash it away
Please won’t you push me for the last time
Let’s scream until there’s nothing left
So sick of playing, I don’t want to anymore!
The thought of you’s no fucking fun
You want a martyr, I’ll be one
Because enough’s enough, we’re done!
Abandoned brains dripping on the cold spiral staircase
My crumpled train station tickets wiped them all away
The nights were as sober as 5 AM Jack on the rocks
Reset reverse repose and smash a hammer on the clock
You’re like a spoke in my heart, like nails through my teeth
Let’s slow down the sound of pain, ’cause you taste so sweet
I’m like the chlorine in your skin, like the poison in your cure
Maybe I’ll inject the moonshine once again just to be sure
You’ll never see my face in the movies as you always should
But babe it’s tough to dwell on the surface of Hollywood
Endgame of a bloodless artery, and I’m the rebel subsidiary
I’m the heart attack in your nightmares until you wake me
Am I confusing? Or complex? Am I the nuclear home you wrecked?
Are you the cannonball that hurtled past and broke clean my neck?
Breaths frosting over glass like a harsh blizzard in the winter
If I’m the martyr dying on a cross, then maybe you’re the sinner
You mixed suicide in my bloody scotch and you left me to rot
If I’m jumping off the bridge, then you’re my second thoughts
You’re the puppy crush love and I’m the old dog you put down
You hanged me by my collar in the gallows with a silent frown
We were screaming at each other in the most perfect harmony
If you were crying or laughing at the end of the line, I can’t see
You dosed my soul with whiskey and you sang a metal lullaby
And when I passed out from the hate, you crept out, no goodbye
So listen, wake the fuck up! Who the hell are you to die on me?
If you’re searching for some peace eternal, then I guess I’m sorry
I wrote your name on my mutated wrists with a blunt safety pin
And the scars on my lips won’t fade away anytime soon, darling
So don’t you go away now! Who the fuck are you to fall apart on me?
The razor blades in my throat won’t be swallowed with your fake sorry
This turbulent liquid passion made us crash on the tides and capsize
But if there’s a heaven waiting baby, then it won’t have a place for your lies—!
You told me think about it, well I did
And I don’t wanna feel a thing anymore
I’m tired of begging for the things that I want
I’m over sleeping like a dog on the floor
Imagine living like a king someday
A single night without a ghost in the walls
We are the shadows screaming take us now
We’d rather die than live to rest on the ground!
And all you love,
Soul in a
And worst of all,
He lets you
And in the end,
What do you get?
Much ado about
I’ll meet you down at the metro station
‘Cause this motherfucker’s got my motivation
Now I’m gonna show you how much I love you
Oh, my magazine is full of ugly things
Don’t need this system, we can kill them if we try
Shoot up everything we see and we’ll find it
On the wall, I hope you die…
Come on, come on, and take a round at the gun
You can lie to me baby, and say you’re having fun
Come on, come now, steal the burnt Florida lights
If the gas mask doesn’t kill you, then we can start a fight
Heartbreaks and drama blaring on the television again
Spread on the media hysteria like chunky blended sin
Synthetic reality production, I’ve never felt more human
The strip clubs, the genocide, a hundred percent and one
Juvenile halls festering in the garbage disposal fee
Won’t you pay for my bail, dad? I’d screw you for free
Gagged bullets, and you only got one shot to speak
And the secret is in the bullhorn, that’s the magic trick
Progress and fame, I’ve got the lubricants to a landslide win
That perky girl in the centrefold’s a jerk, if you know what I mean
Faith is unavailable in your local hospital vacancy traffic
Billie killed the fucking DJ in the party, so we’ll learn to dance without music
Turn the dial on the violence, the TV guide’s uncensored
They show carnal sex onscreen but everyone’s still bored
We’re big boys with small toys in a chest box world here
Exterminate this systematic failure, let the price we pay as fear
So come on, come on, show your hand up and play emotions
I’ll encourage your pain and your complete cooperation
So come on, come now, break down the Berlin barrier wall
Detonate like terrorist bombs only if you’ve got the balls
Laser beams crisscross a Fortune 500 bastard’s safe locks
Get your latest sycophantic update from Mr. Richbucks
This is the government getaway, and it’s starting to get hot
But don’t take off your clothes yet, you gotta show them what you got
Contrite as angel’s ass, a bitch holiest burning in hell
If you need your fix, I’ve got the injection tying off and the spell
Thick as political skulls and thick as blood on the water
Machine guns at the ready, three two one, here comes the slaughter
Automatic weapons cocked, antimatter and cigarette packs
Motorcycles and crash test dummies ready for the hack
Mall security ain’t got nothing on the stashed away dope
And we’ve got guts—literally, and the blessing of the pope
Recite every reason why you simply don’t give a single damn
Radiation won’t kill us idiots, but loss of common sense can
Left wing, right tail, let the tears dry up the skyscraper and the sun
We’ll murder the sky for ourselves, don’t think, just jump and run!
So come on, come on, stick your middle fingers high and proud and tall
That is your personal public apology for making anarchy ideology fall
So come on, come now, where the hell’s your brain in all this bullshit?
Information overload imminent, and we’ll explode as we all sing fuck it!
Manipulation just to form an alibi
You’re the prototype for me
And if heaven wants us they can…
I hate you, kill everybody!