From the recording From Nothing to Nothing

Lyrics

I walk out
Of my old stage
It's not hard to say
“Goodbye to an ugly place”
And my friends they don’t watch T.V
It takes one to know one
But you'd think they’d still believe

I see something behind me
Loomin’, trying to define me
It approaches, I detect it, something tragic
‘Til I see in my reflection, it's like
A weight that breaks my shoulders
The ghost of an unknown soldier
Someday I hope to get away but until then I’ll learn to say
“Goodbye to an ugly place”

And I see faces
They're following me
Judging my direction
And the privilege I receive
My skin is made of plastic
And it’s cracking beneath
I'm falling apart piece by piece

I see something behind me
Loomin’, trying to define me
It approaches, I detect it, something tragic
‘Til I see in my reflection, it's like
A weight that breaks my shoulders
The ghost of an unknown soldier
Someday I hope to get away but until then I’ll learn to say
“Goodbye to an ugly place”

But can’t you see
I put trust in myself, loving nobody else
And I start to complain “a death is a pain” when I know
There’s something inherently wrong in my brain
I deny it
I have others to confide in when I see what's wrong I hide it
It’s only simple science to me

Yeah, I got problems of my own
Like judging the difference between
What’s right and what I know
Every day I see the world
Changing from better to worse the devil inside us unearthed
Hopefully we can find reason to hide
Hopefully we can all start to get by and I don't understand

Local channels, newspapers, all these kids blank stares
And finding a purpose
When everyone ignores us
One of these days I will suggest proportion

But people peak over poor places to place us in mansions
Match us with madness
Mindless satisfaction to saturate
Sadness with denial while the monsters loom over us
Seeking a revival so

I see something behind me
Loomin’, trying to define me
It approaches, I detect it, something tragic
‘Til I see in my reflection, it's like
A weight that breaks my shoulders
The ghost of an unknown soldier
Someday I hope to get away but until then I’ll learn to say
“Goodbye to an ugly place”

Goodbye to an ugly place
Goodbye to an ugly place