how to make someone fall in love with you
- before he can answer, mys sudden lack of care crests in a massive wave of fury and i pull the knife out of my pocket and i stab him quickly in the neck. this comes from bret easton ellis's american psycho, a scene where the killer stabs a little boy in the reptile house of a zoo.
- men who are rational, however, won't kick or struggle or raise a distressing fuss, but will just sit back, relax, enjoy the show, and ride the waves of their demise. that's valerie selonas in her SCUM manifesto (the society for cutting up men, no less). she shot but didn't kill andy warhol.
- it was easy to read the message in his entrails: man was matter. from joseph heller's catch 22, the scene where snowdon spills the secret of his mrtality to yossarian in the back of a plane.
- make me to know... - psalm 51.
ben wrote the lyrics and sang this song, while frank played drums and chris played guitar and bass. it was the last song written for the album, something of a late addition. the title derives from the fact that the chords to the final section, if played appropriately, are total cheezy jazz. the album has one set of words (those actually sung), while ben had a more extensive lyric sheet he wanted in there (we fucked up). they are below.
the photograph in the background is a camel's skull in a field in tanzania.
ben: forgive me for thinking i'm important sometimes i mistake myself for being human but obviously i don't have emotions, i am just a toy and you are my controller. your eyes move my will and your laugh compels me but sometimes i wish i could bash your fucking brains in, watch your insides spill on my emotionless feet feel your warm blood on my face as you bleed helplessly. cut you open make you scream, as my warm tears anoint your beautiful face, i'll break your fucking leg whilst telling you i love you, slice your fingers one by one i will make you pay for the torture you inflict upon me. now the climax - the greatest pain i can concieve and which i wish you to recieve - i condemn you to be me. and all this because i wish to unburden my pain and i'm afraid of the cost. well fuck you then if i can't be the one, save your heart for me. and all this because I simply can't tell you that I love you.