Hara Kiri Every Time [song lyric]

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I have been here before…
Feeling I’m on a mountaintop and riding high
Though all my instincts tell me that it’s all a lie
This is the one I dreamed about my whole life through (yeah)
Thought I could breathe at last although it’s all untrue
Clinging to straws and roses made it seem so fine
Yet I committed Hara Kiri every time.

I thought I’d seen the light…
Flashing and swirling round me like a storm at sea
Warning me not to go there ’cause of where I’d be
Showing me how I’d fall into the poisoned tide
Tearing myself to pieces with that knife inside
But I was like an insect round a candleshine
And I committed Hara Kiri every time.

Falling on my sword
umbilical cord
connecting me to you
double-edged and sharp
plunged into my heart
now we’re really through

I don’t know why you lie…
Telling me what you think it is I want to hear
All of the words you say are tinged with “so unclear”
Where are the lovely things that we had pledged to do
Now everything cut down before it even grew
No way I’ll play the game of standing in your line
But I committed Hara Kiri every time.

There is no comfort zone…
When everything you’ve known has fallen on its face
And all the normal anchors of the human race
Quickly disintegrate into that rusty ride
It could’ve been so different now I have to hide
Dissolving into water which is salted brine
So I committed Hara Kiri every time.

Falling on my sword
umbilical cord
connecting me to you
double-edged and sharp
plunged into my heart
now we’re really through

© 2011, Alan Morrison

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