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Death Inside of Life

By Nathan Payne | pablosmoglives | 5 Dec 2023


"Le Ravissement de Frank N. Stein" is a short film made by Georges Schwizgebel in 1982.  It depicts the point of view of a monster moving through an alienating series of rooms towards an unknown goal, before finally falling in love with a crazy person.  "Death Inside of Life" is from my 2014 album Is It For Real?  It depicts the point of view of a monster moving through an alienating series of rooms toward an unknown goal, before finally falling in love with a crazy person.

Death Inside of Life

Burning with desire
my heart is on fire
and my fists are tightly clenched
against a fire that can't be quenched

I don't know what you're used to,
babe,
but I am used to war
I've seen it all before
I don't want it anymore

The law of false attraction
dictates it is pointless to begin
and it's a waste of time,
of course,
but I will take your heart by force

And I wish it was as simple
as let's fall in love and go to bed
but someone always ends up dead
the rest is better left unsaid

The only words that express the way I feel
do not exist
loosen the shackles on my wrist
with just a little kiss

The magnets in my heart
are tearing me apart
from the ceiling to the floor
all my molecules at war

And though it breaks my heart,
I am finally immune
to the death inside of life
which is another way of saying,
"love"


©2014 Nathan Payne

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Nathan Payne
Nathan Payne

I am a songwriter and bandleader who travels the world in search of the golden ticket. http://www.pablosmoglives.com


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