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A.F.I. lyrics

Album: Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes [1997]

Tracks14
 01  Keeping Out of Direct Sunlight
 02  Three Reasons
 03  A Single Second
 04  ph Low
 05  Let It Be Broke
 06  Third Season
 07  Lower Your Head and Take It in the Body
 08  Coin Return
 09 New Patron Saints and Angels, The
 10  Three Seconds Notice
 11  Salt for Your Wounds
 12  Today's Lesson
 13 Devil Loves You, The
 14  Triple Zero
all A.F.I. lyrics



Keeping Out of Direct Sunlight
(an Introduction)




We are the ones with the radiating eyes.
We are the ones who have a fire inside.
We are the ones only we can recognize.
We've been rejected (we've been rejected)- Suffered the ignorance,
suffered the selfishness,
been pushed so far down now comes our time to surface.
Turn from the light, that made them all go blind.
We've been protected (we've been protected)
ALL ARISE TO WHAT WE BRING,
OUTSTRETCHED HANDS,
UNFOLDED WINGS.
We've hurt ourselves,
and I feel the sting of broken hearts and burning wings...back to top
Three Reasons
Where were you? Say you were gone?
Well, ask me and I'll swear you were there all along.
Another place?
Another state?
At any rate,
I can't relate.
There's no two ways,
you're a disgrace.
Drown down your fear,
suffocate every spark of clarity.
Your weakness: sickens me, saddens me, strengthens me.
There's no way to free responsibility.
Who's to blame?
Who's in the wrong?
The truth from which you hide - it was you all along.
You were there, you didn't care,
and your heart and mind were self impaired.
Now, all that's left is our despair.back to top
A Single Second
by:LeperMessiah
AFI
a single second
shut up and open your eyes

Oh my God! My God this can't be happening!
God tell me, tell me this isn't real!
I can't believe all that I have
foreseen is finally happening.
I cannot for a single second stand the way I feel.
I always knew. I always saw it coming.
Enveloped now, encased by my worst fear.
I've never felt the nausea of longing to feel nothing,
I never wanted to cease to
exist, just disappear. Fear memories are all that lie ahead.
Never have I felt so lost. Memories dull my senses.
Fear tragedy is all that lies ahead.
Never have I felt so dead.
Once felt so warm, no I'm fucking freezing.
I am the once embraced abandoned one.
I raised my eyes up to the light in hopes of finding healing;
no relief was mine, I was burnt, by the sun.back to top
ph Low
So quickly draining away.
If you could only hear all the things you used to say.
Consumed now by what you knew was poisonous,
quenching your thirst for life (for life.)
Will you die for me? Will you live for me?
Kill aspirations away.
Embrace a dream that was a nightmare only yesterday.
True friends forgotten and all hopes been traded in,
exchanged for what.
For what? All at once, all is lost. All is lostback to top
Let It Be Broke
I live in truth, complacently.
Where's the threat you see in me?
Am I the cause of your Self consciousness?
You scream at me
'cause I can't ignore the destructiveness that you support,
'cause my life's contrary to yours.
No soft words from my mouth.
A glazed look in your eyes.
I live in the world of reality,
you comfort yourself with lies.
I will release myself,
I will detach myself from you.
I will detach myself from you kind.
I've seen your life but I can't see how it is that
you can be so content in your own ignorance. Its been so dark for so long now a new light has come along, illuminating all,
so shut your eyes.
I won't tell you what you want to hear,
I will show you what's real. I will, will defy.back to top
Third Season
Can you feel the pulse?
Can you feel the heat rising from below?
Can you feel the energy? It's gaining strength, oh so slowly
But I'll wait...I'll wait...till the seasons change.
Why wait?...Why wait?... till the fall comes.
(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
Ohhh. And I'll say..
I'll give you nothing but a mirthless laugh.
Ohhh.
Can you see the signs?
Can you sense the changing of the winds?
Can you sense the stillness in the air?
Calm will remain...oh so shortly.
But I'll wait... I'll wait... till the seasons change.
Why wait?...Why wait?... till the fall comes.
(Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!)
Ohhh. And I'll say..
I'll give you nothing but a mirthless laugh.
Ohhh. And I'll say..
Gonna take him by... Gonna take him by...
Gonna take him by surprise as he rises.
Ohhh.. (Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey)
Ohhh. And I'll say..
I'll give you nothing but a mirthless laugh.
Ohhh. And I'll say..
Whoa! Whoa!
Gonna take him by surprise
Whoa! Whoa! Ohhhhh...........back to top
Lower Your Head and Take It in the Body
Drowned in flames is where I can be found,
my nose broke from being smashed into the ground.
What a waste, this place I call my home.
Escape this place and break out on my own!
I'm still reaching.
Try to slap me down, but I'll still hold.
In the fray is where I can be found.
My head is bruised from always being knocked around.
What a fight, this life I call my own!
Escape this life, and break out on my own!
I'm still reaching!
Try to slap me down, but I'll still hold.
I'll hold my own.back to top
Coin Return
I have slipped and i have fallen so far down i can't get out.
Overwhelmed by my doubt.
Things i said i'd never do i've done.
Those i said i'd never be i've become.
I have broken - i'm still breaking - cracked and wrecked, beyond repair.
Smacks me in the face every time i fall.
I cannot disregard, with each new fall i hit twice as hard.
Would you be there for me? i would.
Would you look up to see? i would.
Falling forward and looking up.back to top
Three Seconds Notice
Submission- My back hurts from bowing down.
Attraction - Was once so strong now can't be found.
Affection - One gift I wish you would return.
Frustration - as I accede.
I do not deserve your frigidness, such callousness,
yet I persist. What's wrong with me?
I told you "you can't be replaced",
you showed me I'm disposable.
Spit in my face, as I submit, so I quit!back to top
Salt for Your Wounds
There's a tear in my heart where the blood ran out.
There's a tear in my heart where the love ran out. I thought
we worked, pushed toward the same ends,
I'll never be so quick to trust again.
Disenchanted, disgusted, I regret that I trusted.
I put my faith.
My faith in you, you poisoned me through and through.
I though we both shared the same injuries.
Now I've found it's you who injures me.
My heart is cracked from being left out in the cold.
I know you'll pay for what you've taken - tenfold.
Disenchanted, disgusted, I regret that I trusted.
I put my faith.
My faith in them, they twisted the knife further in.back to top
Today's Lesson
(Filth Cover)




Here is your lesson for today,
ya better listen up real fucking good!
My cloud always has a silver lining,
and I love everything that I see.
My world is wonderful and no one could ever hurt me.
You hate yourself, yes you do,
and that's why right now I hate you.
You hate yourself, yes you do,
and that's why right now I can't stand you.
Have you learned your lifes lesson yet?
No? Well let me tell you something.
I am your teacher you have a lot to learn from me
you must love yourself.
You are my teacher you teach me about my life.
Theres a lot I can learn from you.
And that's why right now I love you... So fuck you!back to top
Triple Zero
It burns! It burns!
It burns my eyes and throat,
but I need no antidote.
Gnawing and tearing at my insides - seething,
keeping me alive - hatred poisons me through and through -
a sustenance - keeping me true.
It's not too late.
It's never gonna be too late.
Embrace your hate.
The pain! The pain it crushes me.
I gain animosity.
Acid sweat and bloody tears,
through it all I preserve.
Some sedate through indifference
but I withheld zero tolerance.back to top
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