Melatonin Lyrics

  1. Just Like Me
  2. I Miss You
  3. Fade, My Angel
  4. Methadone
  5. Small Craft
  6. Portait
  7. Miss 2
  8. Superstar
  9. Evergreen
  10. Rubber Lips
  11. Heart Attack

Just Like Me

tell me all the wonders i did
to your body while you lay
i slipped out and stole the night while
someone took my place for the day

and he feels just like me
and he looks just like me
and he loves just like me
but he’s not quite like me
and he cries like a baby
a complete disgrace to my memory

i drive the stakes into my flesh but
nothing makes it stand apart
a victim of my own ambition
not too clever not too art

but it feels just like me
and it looks just like me
does it love just like me?
does it come just like me?
i am god of this religion
you don’t love me like i love you
you’re the one who built the pillars
you don’t need me like i need you

I Miss You

since i’ve moved away, time takes longer
the nights are just like day, the booze tastes stronger
and what i miss is loneliness as my sole companion
i am now turning into the robot

the world is a bigger place and people are kinder
open arms and doors and no more murder
the kiss of death still comes but here it’s tender
violence only comes in the papers

it’s the little things i miss the most
here subtle means coast-to-coast
there’s so much now that I don’t know what to do
and i miss you

a gift of time, a sacrifice
a precious gift you can’t give twice
the cord of passion has untied, the knots have vanished too
and i miss you
and i miss you
and i miss you

Fade, My Angel

I’m the doorway to the empty of your room that reeks of despair you call this place the tomb. I’m the window that opens to a brick wall there. You struggle to scream but all that comes out is air.

And your lungs fill with the soil as moist as flesh. The sky is blue and cold like the eyes of death. While you lie there in the deep womb of the earth the end of time awaits to issue your rebirth.

Fade, my angel!

Piece by piece my body fails. And all the night the sirens wail.

It’s so stupid how I hang on every word that falls from your lips…I wish…that they were my words. You’re the devil before falling high from grace. You are the most beautiful and wise with a stolen face.

Fade, my angel!

All the night the sirens wail. And piece by piece my body fails.

I believe you (like the moon believes the sun). I need you to shine like hell to keep me turned on.

Methadone

when i got home few things seemed amiss
i know i didn’t leave the place like this
broke your promise – you didn’t feed the fish

cracked sink, shattered dishes on the floor
a human being used to be here before
scattered pieces of your remains

see what you’ve done to me?

hammered nails, the door to keep us in*
some milk of kindness running down your chin
it’s been a long time since i’ve felt this thin

jingle jangle drag your bag of bones
where is the strength you had on the phone?
i’m going to need some extra methadone

see what you’ve done to me

come and get it

come and get it

come and get it

come and get it

*Comme un air d’automne qui passait

Small Craft

fever of the fungus
let the poison pass through you
the waves start out towering
the quiet comes
it always does

go where you are happy
you don’t belong here
you’re a child of the universe
here is a place
where you’ll feel at home

when your head aches, when your heart aches
when you’re shown how your insides breaks
as the sky falls and the storm squalls
it’s a miracle the you’re here at all

fever of the migraine
waves and interference
blinding and burning
i wish i could
take it from you

when your head aches, when your heart aches
whe you find out your insides breaks
as the sky falls and the storm squalls
it’s a miracle that we’re here at all

where were you?

some day isn’t far away
your distant future memory
am i in your pictures?
you don’t have to be
in california

when your head aches, when your heart aches
when you’re shown that your insides breaks
as the stars fall and the Fates call
it’s no miracle that you’re here at all

where were you?

Portrait

she don’t know why she feels
cubist, surreal
she feeds off the fever
lovers leave her
her mother has it
that life is a habit

the pieces keep falling
the doctors keep stalling
she is what she does
she lives how she loves

the heart needs answers
it follies, it fancies
you see what i see
the end comes too easy

it’s she who is art
it’s she who’s the art

Miss 2

warm and soft
you miss the touch of it

sweet and wet
you miss the taste

dim and gray
you miss the look of it

quiet sobs
you miss the sounds

faint and dank
you miss the smell of him

over now
it’s just a dream

camera shy
it is a damaged eye

tell me why
it never heals

Superstar

i know you have heard this before
but this time it’s just for you
i’ve heard them all the buzzing noises
and it bugs me too

i love the way your voice can change from
choirboy to sandpaper on velvet
why can’t i be like you?
but i’m decked out like you (you are my superstar)

and every word i utter is a
quote from lyrics you have sung
and someday i will
sing them back to you

but i’m decked out like you (you are mY sUPerStar)
and i’m decked out just like you

why is it
that i dream in black and white?
why is it
that you are so right?

how is it
that i haven’t met you yet?
but i know i am your best friend yet

and i’m decked out like you

and when the dream is over
am i the same as you?
i feel like i’m someone new

Evergreen

always need a little extra
keep it hidden till you hit the rails

i could never satisfy it
everything i do makes it cry
don’t know why

but i will be evergreen i will be evergreen i will be
one by one the list gets longer

one by one they come to take me home
but they turn to stone

and when they clear cut my whole family
when they pull up roots as old as mine
they pay no mind what’s left behind

and i will be evergreen i will be evergreen
i will be evergreen

and if it seems there’s no end
to the rush in your head
take my bed
to it instead

all things must end
and i will bend
all things must end

all things dull and ugly must end
all things stupid that you defend die
and so will i

and I will be evergreen i will be evergreen i will be evergreen

all things must end

Rubber Lips

you are young and you are soft
i will be yours
make my eyes see the things
i missed before

sunlight bleeding through the cracks the stardust in your lungs
some things you see you never need to tell no one
i wish someone would just give a sign
i wish someone would feed me my lines

you are young and you are soft
i will be yours
make my eyes see the things
i missed before

this is the renaissance of history by the fire
this is the end of telling who’s a better liar
am i someone who you’d call upon?
am i someone who you’d give a gun?

we will lose in the end
our sisters weep
we are young and you are gone
show us your ways

Heart Attack

erase all of the things
we’ve done since last spring
forget who we are fooling, now
it’s all for the good of Art

tonight, i’m having a heart attack
tonight, i’m feeling generous
before the tunnel comes caving in
you must recount all your sins

my guts are all in a big knot
my head is in low orbit
but you don’t make me stronger
i think you’re actually killing me

tonight, i’m having a heart attack
tonight, i’m feeling sensual
before the tunnel comes caving in
you must retell all your sins

and now up go the lights


All songs ©2000 Jonathan Seet/Mazurka Music

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