All you've been is a piece of blood wrapped in skin.
You never look at me anymore, you never lie to me anymore, you never bleed on me anymore, you never lie to me anymore, you never wait for me anymore, you never sleep with me anymore, you never believe in me anymore.
And you never lay down and you never stay home, so I have no one at all and I have nothing at all. It's the coldest day.
I will nail you up on the wall I won't let you down. I will nail you up on the wall four feet off the ground. I will nail you up on the wall I know I am gone. I will teach you not to cross me now that I am alone and gone.
In 1923 they took my daughter away from me. Her name was sorrow. Her name was fear. You're everything you used to be. Everything's the same. Blood like a river blood like rain. Why are you constantly leaving today? Why are you constantly bleeding today? Why are you constantly bleeding? Why am I only left needing? Why are we constantly living this way?
When the sea needs blood and I speak insane. When I live you die and you love the pain but the scars on my legs still hold me down so I sleep in the mud and I live underground. The abuse I take the abuse I give, it makes you good and it makes you live so I burn in disguise and I burn in your head you're living a lie when you live without care. Nobody sees me and nobody cares that I stink in disguise and I love you in pairs of the coldest day in the coldest mind but I learn you still keep my faith out of line.
Ten thousand sins let my whole life begin and left me with so much to be. Ten thousand lies put a hole in my eyes it's a cold day when me can reach me. Pain is me you're my last pure dream. Four thousand heroes they died on the cold roads they swam among their doubts for too long. You hear six thousand faces scream from different places and you too would be twice as gone. Pain is me you're my last pure dream.
-secret words- It's too long but I caught it, it's too nice but I breathe, it's too easy but I now know the mud has dried I never lied and I turned my back to leave. It's alive and I need it, you're too deep and I sink, it's too late now to change it, I turn my head and lick my heart and I hope to god... I think. -secret words-
Can't you see you don't want to mess with me you don't want to know me. Can't you see you don't want to screw on me you don't want to see me. Can't you see you don't want to mess with me you don't want to know me. I bleed myself to sleep again tonight. So sour you, so sour me. I bleed myself to sleep again tonight.
-secret words- I follow my blood in the country, I follow my blood across the sea. I know that my blood is a black centipede, there's a beast of a bloodline in me. They follow me down my hole. Centipedes bark in my right ear and they watch me go down every street. They bite on my shoulders and my sad wooden face, there's blood from my head to my feet.
No I don't need it. I walk like a flesh wound I'm too tightly wound. You're old and you're dried up, you're swollen and drowned but I'm hollow as you are, you're hollow as me. I'm hollow as you are, you're screwed up as me. No I don't need it.
She sits alone waiting for suggestions. He's so nervous avoiding all the questions. His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding. Don't you know exactly what they're thinking ---- Hit me ---- He's acting shy looking for an answer. Come on honey let's spend the night together. Now hold on a minute before we go much further. Give me a dime so I can call my mother. They catch a cab to his high rise apartment. At last he can show her exactly what his heart meant ---- Hit me ---- They wake at dawn 'cos all the birds are singing. Two total strangers but that ain't what they're thinking. Outside it's cold, it's misty and it's raining. They got each other neither one's complaining. He say's I'm sorry but I'm out of milk and coffee. Never mind sugar we can watch the early movie ---- Hit me
Blind faith line crush are we hurting anyone under us? If I seem to seem all right, if I tear across the nine, if I climb up on the wall it's not the end at all. If you've seen all of my lies, if you bled across the sky, if you swallowed too much rain and you shivered in your shame. Blind faith line crush are we just hurting anyone under us? If I seem to seem all right, if I tear into the night, if I slide up on the wall it's not the end at all is it? Blind faith line crush.
No man with eyes can follow me, I have been condemned. Taught by the power that pities me, I learned to pity them, and I am a living lie. No man with eyes can follow me, no one should ever try. I am scarred from head to foot, I am a living lie. I am a living...
Words by Troy Von Balthazar (except Hit Me: verse lyrics by Rod Stewart)