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Merce

I don’t know why you taught me to please you
When you spend your time with people
Who don’t know what to do

You’ve some boys who claim to be men
That you keep locked in a dirty pigpen
You let them loose every once in a while
And giggle as they leave in style
All the laughter you feel
Is always made into a big deal

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

When I opened up my ears to you I was deaf
Why did I have to teach you how to preconceive?
When I opened up my eyes to you I was blind
Why did you have to teach me how to breathe?

You can’t grasp the things you taught me to see
When I tell them to you
You want to murder me

I was schooled where you were tortured
I thought you felt like me
But I realised soon
That you can’t feel to any degree

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

You are blunt
Like barbed wire
You are so direct
Like a misfire
There’s nothing in life
That you require

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

You are plain
You might be a stripe
You shine like the tables
That you have to wipe

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

Fading dreams
That were promised
A long time ago
Are dismissed
Seven deadly sins
Are chewing at your skin
From within

You can’t grasp the things you taught me to see
When I tell them to you
You want to murder me

You’ve never written anything
But I’ve read your book
You’re story ain’t hard to find
If you know where to look
But you ain’t easy to tame
And I don’t know your name

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

I could have done things differently
But there was no other way it could be done
You have to lose before something can be won

There are many torturous seas to sail
There are one trillion ways to fail
There are many different places to see
There’s only one of you, fortunately

You can’t grasp the things you taught me to see
When I tell them to you
You want to murder me

You danced with a stranger
They wore my face mask
Limited by the restrictions
Of the questions you can ask
You took them five star
They wanted basement floors
Making love to them
Was such a chore

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

And you base all your love on vanity?
You base normality on sanity
Why do I always sing your songs?
Why do you always hear the words wrong?

I’ve lost you, can’t recall where
You might have just left one day
It’s easier than me explaining things anyway

But bring you mouth to a screeching halt
When you tell all your friends it was my fault
Don’t pretend to them my kisses never burned
And don’t forget all the things I learned

But I ache
In pain
At seeing you
Be the same
As everyone

You can’t grasp the things you taught me to see
When I tell them to you
You want to murder me

I weep
In desperation
For your situation
Insanity
Is human made
Human created
Your mind
Is the machine
Being operated

I scavenge for revenge
How will I manage to rectify the damage?

I’ve offered you everything
That I already stole
You don’t haunt me anymore
You only haunt my soul
But you ain’t easy to tame
And I don’t know your name

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

You can’t grasp the things you taught me to see
When I tell them to you
You want to murder me

I just somehow have to admit
Everybody leaves you in the end
You just got to get used to it

You’ve never written anything
But I’ve read your book
You’re story ain’t hard to find
If you know where to look
But you ain’t easy to tame
And I don’t know your name

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

M-M-M-M-M-M-Merce
I wish I could outguess you
M-M-M-M-M-M-Merce
I wish I could impress you
M-M-M-M-M-M-Merce
I wish I could undress you

Hey-la-la-la-la-lee-hey

 

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