Recreational Gaslighting

from by Bats & Battleships

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This mouth spits vines
And salivates at the thought of breeding fake time
This mouth spits vines
Gnawing at itself to get a taste of what lies ahead

And you treat it like a sport
Your words take control as they reach the ear
And you treat it like a sport
A point for every time you force a shift in my eye

And I treat it with my life
Every word striking me with the force of a lash
And I treat it with my life
Syllables being ripped clean from my throat

These vines ooze lies
Wrap around the arms and legs leaving you paralysed

Don't fear your words
Just because you can't remember them
Don't fear these words
You'll never forget them

These vines, these lies
Tighten their grip around the limb
These vines, these lies
Rip the flesh clean from the bone


from The Week That Was, released January 5, 2012



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Bats & Battleships Newcastle, Australia

Bats & Battleships are an Australian post-hardcore band formed in Newcastle, NSW, 2009. Band members are guitarist Jason Breen, bassist Chelsea Feneley, vocalist Nikki Fitzsummons and drummer Dylan McCrae.

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