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Building A Mystery lyrics

You come out at night

that's when the energy comes

and the dark side's light

and the vampires roam

you strut your rasta wear

and your suicide poem

and a cross from a faith

that died before Jesus came

you're building a mystery

You live in a church

where you sleep with voodoo dolls

and you won't give up the search

for the ghosts in the halls

you wear sandals in the snow

and a smile that won't wash away

can you look out the window

without your shadow getting in the way

you're so beautiful

with an edge and a charm

but so careful

when I'm in your arms

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'Cause you're working

building a mystery

holding on and holding it in

yeah you're working

building a mystery

and choosing so carefully

You woke up screaming aloud

a prayer from your secret god

you feed off our fears

and hold back your tears oh

Give us a tantrum

and a know it all grin

just when we need one

when the evening's thin

Oh you're a beautiful

a beautiful fucked up man

you're setting up your

razor wire shrine

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  • Rawb 0 points

    A friend of mine gets howls of laughter when he sings this song with the lyrics turned to first person.

    I come out at night
    that's when the energy comes
    and the dark side's light
    and the vampires roam

    I strut my rasta wear
    and my suicide poem
    and a cross from a faith
    that died before Jesus came

    I'm building a mystery

    I live in a church
    where I sleep with voodoo dolls
    and I won't give up the search
    for the ghosts in the halls

    I wear sandals in the snow
    and a smile that won't wash away
    can I look out the window
    without my shadow getting in the way

    I'm so beautiful
    with an edge and a charm
    but so careful
    when you're in my arms

    CHORUS

    'Cause I'm working
    building a mystery
    holding on and holding it in

    yeah I'm working
    building a mystery
    and choosing so carefully

    I woke up screaming aloud
    a prayer from my secret god
    I feed off your fears
    and hold back my tears oh

    Give you a tantrum
    and a know it all grin
    just when you need one
    when the evening's thin

    Oh I'm a beautiful
    a beautiful fucked up man
    I'm setting up my
    razor wire shrine

    CHORUS

    REPEAT CHORUS

  • rita 0 points

    i am so grateful for her lyrics aura and reason for who she is... she has helped me thru live and my hardest times ever imaginable..from everyday struggles to the death of my son...without her passion to set the emotions in words i would have never been able to accept 'life' and i am thankful beyond words...stay true girl!!

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  • susannah 0 points

    i agree, it is an excellent piece of work. not as nearly as dark as possession yet just as beautiful.

  • C 0 points

    wow, i personally think this is one of her best songs. i love the vibe it gives off and the sheer creativeness of the words and verse. its superb. two thumbs way way up.

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