The Valium Whip EP

by The Mercy Cage

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released January 20, 2001

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Track Name: The Valium Whip
Undiscovered pleasures
Undivided by the pain
These petty things
That infect us...
Too complicated
Just punching it through
To concentrate on, & exonerate you

Got a blue mind now
Got a head for war
You seemed so divine now
You know the score
We re-create

Too many mirrors built to crack
Too many warehouses made of stone
To all join hands, of skins & hearts
& sing the same song

Some dispute over product
Some dispute over sale
The means to an end
Mean this vanitys stale
You're wearing this faith
Like a bulletproof vest
I can slice through the armour...
We Re-create

Dance in my direction
Take the fall
Bask in my reflection
Take it all...away

Like lemmings
The tragic & the stained converge
So wan & pale
This carbon copy of...

This silence isn't wrong
No reason to pretend
This silence isn't wrong...

We Re-create
Dance in my direction
Take the fall
Bask in my reflection
Take it all
We Re-create

This silence isn't wrong
No reason to pretend...
Track Name: (Welcome To) The Underneath
this enchantment
Lost in the funhouse again
immobilised
with my fingers in your head
to touch the vein just once
without the need to replace
something primal
fed upon by the virus of faith

gridlocked by the storm again
she was only 17
salvation's just a cut away
pull the trigger now...
welcome to the underneath

nothing viral
drowning in the image of you
lie in the arms
these fables of blood & nicotine
begin this souless sacrifice
a wire machine that's built to fail
rains down like disease
rains down like hail

down so long
scars fall away
welcome in...
welcome to the underneath
Track Name: Resurrection Complex (Subhuman mix by breathingunderwater)
These days of suffering & regret
I know, you're insular in the extreme
When 20/20 hindsight fails
I know, you're insular in the extreme

You play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
& I'm thrown away...
Complex
Relevance
Frailty
Resurrection
Complex
Elegance
Fealty
Resurrection

To strike this ego-centric pose
These days of suffering & regret
It's a sin, I'm a fake, you knoe I'm a liar
These days of suffering & regret

You play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
& I'm thrown away...
Complex
Relevance
Frailty
Resurrection
Complex
Elegance
Fealty
Resurrection

(I'm sorry now, that you are not as whole)
(I'm sorry now, that you come off as vain & stale)
(I'm sorry now, that you are not as whole)
I'm sorry now...

Complex
Relevance
Frailty
Resurrection
Complex
Elegance
Fealty
Resurrection
I know you search for something else
I know that this is not the end...

(I'm sorry now, that you are not as whole)
(that you are not as whole)
(that you are not as whole...)
Track Name: The Destiny Rides (Chaos Theories mix by The Mercy Cage)
Embrace the nothingness
Call this exhaustion
You are the brightest star
So why do you lie?
It's not so elemental
No force of nature now
I'll feed you gravity
So you won't float away...

Another Razorblade
Another Heartworm
You know the truth will out
So why do you lie?
It's not too relevant
You're not so instrumental
Your new mistake leaves scars like nothing else

You're not the only one...
Track Name: The Underneath (LoFi Genocide mix by The Armageddon Project)
this enchantment
Lost in the funhouse again
immobilised
with my fingers in your head
to touch the vein just once
without the need to replace
something primal
fed upon by the virus of faith

gridlocked by the storm again
she was only 17
salvation's just a cut away
pull the trigger now...
welcome to the underneath

nothing viral
drowning in the image of you
lie in the arms
these fables of blood & nicotine
begin this souless sacrifice
a wire machine that's built to fail
rains down like disease
rains down like hail

down so long
scars fall away
welcome in...
welcome to the underneath
Track Name: Validation/Whore
You are the god
You are the everything
You are the be all & the end all
After this
Another headtrip
All this is evident
We're not just playing now, this is serious fun

I am blessed by fate to be scorned
I am damned with faint praise

Validate me, see if you can try
Denigrate me, see if you can try
Regenerate me, see if you can try
It's not that hard now...

I am blessed by fate to be scorned
I am damned with faint praise

Sing along
Strung along
It's an anthem for the dispossessed
Sing along
Strung along
An issue that needs to be redressed

I am blessed by fate to be scorned
I am doomed by faint praise...
Track Name: Resurrection Complex (Remix)
These days of suffering & regret
I know, you're insular in the extreme
When 20/20 hindsight fails
I know, you're insular in the extreme

You play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
& I'm thrown away...
Complex
Relevance
Frailty
Resurrection
Complex
Elegance
Fealty
Resurrection

To strike this ego-centric pose
These days of suffering & regret
It's a sin, I'm a fake, you knoe I'm a liar
These days of suffering & regret

You play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
To play the martyr once again
& I'm thrown away...
Complex
Relevance
Frailty
Resurrection
Complex
Elegance
Fealty
Resurrection

(I'm sorry now, that you are not as whole)
(I'm sorry now, that you come off as vain & stale)
(I'm sorry now, that you are not as whole)
I'm sorry now...

Complex
Relevance
Frailty
Resurrection
Complex
Elegance
Fealty
Resurrection
I know you search for something else
I know that this is not the end...

(I'm sorry now, that you are not as whole)
(that you are not as whole)
(that you are not as whole...)