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Shock Corridor

This song is by Lovestreams.

Original video
A life lifted off a news page
Pictorial of you alone in your room
Fighting off suicide furiously
With the Astronettes bootleg and a bent-back spoon
A bus tour through drab poverty
I came over and you offered me the guest room

A lie for a single pageview
Courtesy of the assailant-who-loves-you
Advice for the heartsick clergyman
Because the bridegroom just ain't in the mood
The snake in the grass and the ghost at the feast
And the jack of all asses and the last of the least
All flown, first-class, to the team retreat
The inventor of anger
The perfector of being distracted when someone is talking to you
But just slightly – super slightly

And she said
"I don't care who you are
Don't care what you were
You can't look away from the Shock Corridor"
"I don't care who you are
Don't care what you were
Just try to look away from the Shock Corridor"
"I don't care who you are
Don't care what you were
You can't look away from the Shock Corridor"

So punch the day in the face and charge through a haze of gorse
Behind you, your own mother's living ghost tears her hair out
It's freedom – don't you want it?
Punch the day in the face and charge through a haze of gorse
Behind you, your own mother's living ghost tears her hair out
It's freedom – don't you want it?

A light haze of rain dark-flecks the grey slate
The actor can't escape from his cold oval
Blazed-out hours, rolling, cold and sober

"I don't care who you are
Don't care what you were
You can't look away from the Shock Corridor"

When there was nothing left to talk about
We talked specifically about a white-hot penny
Plunging through the concrete
And hissing into that buried river
Or cutting into the earth's red-hot sobbing heart
And I'm sorry I was a shit
I didn't know why I was doing it
I'm not needed, and why would you really want to hear my voice even?

'Cause I'm light from a star that deserved to implode
And did, six million years ago
I'm light from a star that deserved to implode
And did, six million years ago
I'm the faded Orange Crush can, in the woods
When the kid who tossed it's going through his third divorce

I used to lie back in my teenage bed and feel love
So much heart-busting love
Just this surge of love, this surge of love
For everything, everything, everything
I used to lie back in that teenage bed and feel love
So much heart-busting love
Just this surge of love, this surge of love
For everything, everything, everything

Now I lie on my couch with my brains bashed out
And my tools and my toys all lying around
And I wish I could feel that way about
Really anything, anything, anything, anything, anything

Yeah, but still, she says
"I don't care what you are
Care what you were
You can't get away from the Shock Corridor"
"I don't care what you are
Care what you were
You can't get away from the Shock Corridor"

Written by:

Will Sheff

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