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Needle Marks: Deconstructions EP

by The Mercy Cage

It’s the same old scene this year Checking in for minor repairs Angel’s gone away, she pushed it an inch too far I’ll admit i like the way you wear your marks & scars… She screams like 1973 “I know” “I need it” Junk makes such beautiful debris Stay sane, at least you’ll leave a good looking corpse Trauma claws & pretty stains All in search of brighter pain Many voices whisper “I will end you” Still haunted by the date Nothing left to separate Keep breathing Inhale/exhale/exhale… Oh, what possesses you to try & trip this….vein? & one more time i disbelieve Choke down the pills that Chrissi gave me & try not to think of this Yet i wonder what possesses you to try & trip the vein? It scars & scars & scars & scars… Another chapter on the road to chemical divinity I Know Why need it? Three steps to co-dependency I think you’re beautiful no matter what the needle marks say Version 2.0, open up the wound & let it flow It rains down, it’s something that she could never see Raise the divine hand of withdrawal It’s just addiction after all Depress the trigger on a gun called apathy & i wonder what possesses you to try & trip this vein? It scars & scars & scars & scars… Don’t want to be late for the wake this time It’s a long drive in ever decreasing circles I’ll admit i lied to you I’ll admit i used you up inside To feed my insecurities Goodbye…


The second single from the 2001 album Rust: A Fiction. Deconstructing the needle...


released August 22, 2001


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