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by The Mercy Cage

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The Mercy Cage's first record from 1999.

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released November 1, 1999

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Track Name: Resurrection Complex
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
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: Absolution Danse
Something subtle out of the corner of my eye
Under the glass in this charade
While we were underneath this fawning summers sky...

flesh elastic

We dance unguided through the death of the new machine
Absolution's a kiss away
Kill the queen, kill the guards, bring out the guns...
I'm so impressed by this twilight
I'm overawed by the touch of you
Flesh elastic

I'm so impressed by this twilight
I'm overawed by the touch of you

You are the sword
You are the gun
You are my weapon
You are the one...
Track Name: Trauma/Skin Chamber
Something else
Something never there
Something overground
Something to feel numb to

Lately I've been contemplating
It's only skin...

Inside this breathing cage
This bleeding chamber
machine punches through
Like e, like "wire", the fist that moves
These chains define me

Lately I've been contemplating
It's only skin...
Track Name: The Burning Girl
You said suffrage, Was not the end
You said celibacy, seemed a worthy but flawed & impossible dream
Here we sit, guests at the wake, conducting our own post-mortem
Here we sit, lying that we all feel comfortable with this...

I'm sorry
I miss you
I'm sorry
I missed you

The world seemed brighter with you around,
Why did you go?
Track Name: Another New Machine
Never could ever be anywhere straight...

You were in that fight again
Don't think that I'd complete you
You were in that fight again
Equate this suffering with the heart
You were in that fight again
Never let the world defeat you
You were in that fight again
Knew you were damaged from the start

It's my Release, It's my addiction
Let the fun & games begin
It's my relief, It's my religion
Don't say anything at all

You're only halfway closer to god
If I though that you were unstable
A new world of skin & hurt & love
It's insane, It's comtempt, Let it all fall apart...
Let it all fall apart.

You were in that fight again
Behind this broken battered sun
You were in that fight again
So, pristine, although I'm flawed
You were in that fight again
Falling down is almost fun
You were in that fight again
I can't help it if I'm flawed..
.
It's my Release, It's my addiction
Let the fun & games begin
It's my relief, It's my religion
Don't say anything at all

You're only halfway closer to god
If I though that you were unstable
A new world of skin & hurt & love
It's insane, It's comtempt, Let it all fall apart...
Let It all fall apart
NO LIFE
Let it all fall apart
NO LOVE
Let it all fall apart
NO INNOCENCE
Let it all fall apart...