Otep Remember To Forget

Hush now, close your eyes

open your mouth, swallow lies

Hush now, close your eyes

open your mouth, swallow, swallow lies

Moth breath fluttering

He whispered to me

the violence of silence

We have a terrible secret that we

must never repeat

& if i do, he’ll dedicate his life to

ripping me to shreds

Remember to forget.

Poison crown of regret

Sucking life like funeral flies

Shadow of Oedipus

Eat the fever; knife the eyes

Remember

to forget

to relent

to surrender

Remember

to forget

to relent

to surrender

I hope you die like swine surrounded

by starving dogs

I’m stained by your sin like the

blood soaked boards of the cross

Between the Devil & the deep sea,

you’ll find me

dreaming evil endlessly, aroused by

life’s fantasies

What do you do when dreams come

true and it’s all so ordinary?

Stitch the wounds of complacency

and hide your eyes from reality?

I am the shape of a God lifting up

the sky.

Remember

to forget

to relent

to surrender

Remember

to forget

to relent

to surrender

insurrection

INSURRECTION

I kicked you out of bed

stabbed knives into the walls

poured gas over your head

struck a match in the hall

This will remind you

This will remind you

This will remind you the burden

we carry

This will remind you

This will remind you

This will remind you the razors are ready

Room after room I hunt the darkened

world for you

Casket black, dried & cracked, ashes

among the dunes

But I’ve gone blind in time to lose

you to the dark

Now I’m immune to you and your

whorish heart

Hus now close your eyes

Open your mouth, swallow lies

Hush now you’re all mine

Close your eyes, close your eyes

Remember

to forget

to relent

to surrender

Remember

to forget

to relent

to surrender

Otep Thots

nothings changed

the senates still corrupt

& the emporer remains insane

and everyday

is a new strain of slaughter

supply lines are less protected

evil on all sides

eye can smell the death on your flesh

— creeping in

trapped within the twisting fingers of fear

and all eye see is ewe

that face

those eyes

burning like leprosy

eye can see u there

poisoning the air

prostituting Nationalism

and eye want to attack

to rip out your heart and lay your flat on your back

and vomit a world of agony and truth

into your throbbing illness of memory

… and hate guides our way

eye long for the icy slap of a belt across my back

for the acceptance of death and blind cave war

the giving sleep of depression

the sweet elucidation of savage, meaningless aggression

chiseled in the meaty forearms of Mother Jupiter and his slave disciples

in the harem tents – outside

just beyond the edges – eye ride

a cycloptic mare in the fires of imagination

feeding my disease

a river of plagues

eye need something to remind me eye am still sinning

that pain in important

that wurdz matter

that healing in possible

that eye am not alone … in this

– guard the houses

– triple the watch

– maidens, dig up your sorcery

– sirens, sharpen your rocks

… ewe will eat my pain again

whatever u need

unite messiah ME

Otep Milk Of Regret

Was I just your surrogate?

Was I your revenge?

I… have… no regrets… yet

I… have… no regrets…

You’ll wish we never took this ride…

You made me do this, you made me do this, you made me

I wish I was afraid of suicide,

Long ago before I died

We should never be this high

I wish I was afraid of suicide

Once was I… made of glass,

Long ago, before I cracked…

Once was I… made of glass,

Long ago… before I cracked…

YOU MADE ME DO THIS

I just can’t forget

The blood,

The stitches,

The bite marks,

The kisses,

The glass memories reflecting back

The suffocating black,

Ill milk of regret

Just smile and pretend,

we never mattered it anyway

Smile and pretend,

we never mattered anyway

You’ll wish we never took this..

I’m starving,

I’m starving…

I’m starving for affection

Your heart is made of ash

And you were just a face to me,

A sacrificial lamb

Rejection, Revenge

Deception, Damage

I might be going down in flames,

But you will burn with me

You’ll wish we never took this ride

I just can’t forget

The blood,

The stitches,

The bite marks,

The kisses,

The glass memories reflecting back

The suffocating black,

Ill milk of regret

Just smile and pretend,

we never mattered anyway

..no one will know

This is the perfect place

To hide the crime and burn the remains…

I was so naive

I refused to feed

Waiting for you to notice me

I was so naive

I refused to feed

Waiting for you…

LIKE A LOVESICK ANOREXIC

I just can’t forget

The love you twisted

The lies you enlisted

to kill us quietly and beat me down

I hope you drown in this shit milk of regret

I WON’T FUCKING FORGET

I hope you drown while your world is burning down

I hope you drown while your world is burning down

…the whole world is burning

…your whole world is burning

…your whole world is burning

…your whole world is burning down

Otep Crooked Spoons

Take me down

Where the baptized drown

So they say!

(Surface dweller, shallow swimmer)

Let’s lick my wounds

So they say

I killed a man

So they say

I took his head

So they say

He was a scourge

And all the world are his children

The best thing they ever did

in this life was let me live

Digging swiftly

Out of hell

Madness helps me save myself

Crooked spoons on every wall

Genocide lines the hall

Ten gauge needles and a prayer

Smearing sin everywhere

[Chorus:]

What

Else could you need?

You’ve taken everything

What

Else could you need?

You’ve taken everything

(Surface dweller, shallow swimmer)

Let’s lick my wounds

We feed until we’re engorged

Let them sleep

I need some more

Nooses made from human hair

Bodies falling from thin air

We speak and preach forbidden truth

This is it

We’re through with you

I’m choosing to lose my mind

Rape the blade and call it wine

Crooked spoons on every wall

Genocide lines the hall

Ten gauge needles and a prayer

Smearing sin everywhere

[Chorus]

(Surface dweller, shallow swimmer)

Take me where the baptized drown!

I sleep too deep

For you to wake me

I sleep too deep

For you to wake me

I sleep too deep

For you’ll never wake me

My lips are kissed with

Tiny stitches

[Chorus]

The venom that slips from your lips

The tiny lies shining in your eyes

Pain in my veins, shallow

Hollow, incarcerated soul

I sleep too deep

You to wake me up

Otep Down

All my life

I was told that I was evil

All my life

I’ve been living illegal

I’m the one

That they love to hate

Cause I’m half

Mark twain

And I’m half

Jesse James

Words are my weapons

To blow them away

More disciples with rifles

Than the nra

They’re playing checkers

I’m playing chess

A defiant mental giant

I’m never the less

When I trample examples

Of artificial success

They try to bring me down

But I’m coming up

And it’s…

Never enough

Never enough

Round & round & round

Straight to the bottom

Yeah it takes me down

Round & round & round

Dooooooown

Round & round & round

Stuck in my head

I can’t escape that sound

Round & round & round

Down motherfucker

Yeah it takes me…

DOWN

If the people are sheep

Don’t blame the shepherd

If knowledge is cheap

I should be an investor

You’re the common in the knowledge

That I already know

Just a common in the sentence

That I already wrote

It’s like history’s written in invisible ink

So they can own the throne

And everything’ll repeat

In the kingdom of lies

The best that money can buy

I was born to destroy

But I live to defy

Never enough

Never enough

Round & round & round

Straight to the bottom

Yeah it takes me down

Round & round & round

Doooooown

Round & round & round

Stuck in my head

I can’t escape that sound

Round & round & round

Down motherfucker

Yeah it takes me

DOWN

I’m the devil you know

And I’m the devil you don’t

Cause you can’t command

What you can’t control

No

You can’t command

What you can’t control

No

You can’t command

What you can’t control

Round & round & round

Straight to the bottom

Yeah it takes me

Round & round & round

Dooooown

Round & round & round

Stuck in my head

I can’t escape that sound

Round & round & round

Dooooown

Round & round & round

I was born to destroy

But I live to defy

Round & round & round

Down motherfucker

Yeah it takes me…

Otep Where The River Ends

Come

With me

I will let you see with my words

I will let you burn & observe

But where I go

You can only follow

So close your eyes

Open your mind

…and see

Somewhere

Out in the dark

A car pulls up

& parks

& the passenger

Shifts nervously in her seat

& butterflies

Flutter in her belly

& the driver

Shuts off the engine

& moves a little close

She giggles a little

As he unbuttons her blouse

She pushes him away

& he whispers,

“aw baby, don’t be that way.

I took you out, I treated you right.

Now, don’t put up a fight.

Come on.

I only want to put the tip in.

Don’t fight, don’t fight. come on.

This is all your fault you know.

Just relax, let me do what I gotta do

& I’ll let you go.

Don’t you love me ?

Don’t you love me ?

DON’T YOU LOVE ME ?

Breathe in deep

A sea of desperate dreams

I have no mouth

& I must scream

Brethe in deep

A sea of desperate dreams

I have no mouth…

And somewhere

In a normal neighborhood

In a normal house

A normal family

Is falling part

And down the hall

The little ones hide

Frozen as fossils

As their mother cries

Listening

Now that the others have gone silent

The walls blister

As sister rises in defiance

Here

In the depths of the labyrinth

She will make her mark

She travels the cavern

Searching for the Minotaur

& she finds him

Asleep in the heat

Of his triumphs

A sparkle of flame

Flickers in hey eye

She nudges him softly

And says, “Daddy, wanna give me a try ?”

And he rumbles a roar,

“You must lick honey from a thorn

If you are to survive this night”

And she says, “no, I’d rather pick a fight.”

And he reaches out and she’s on the attack

And he’s face down and she straddles his back

Ans has the moonlight fades from his eyes

She sighs,

“come on, what’s the matter ?”

Don’t you love me ?

Don’t you love me ?

DON’T YOU LOVE ME ?

Breathe in deep

A sea of desperate dreams

I have no mouth

& I must scream

Breathe in deep

A sea of desperate dreams

I have no mouth AND I MUST SCREAM !

Whate we are

You too will become

Liberated children

Of a bloody-hungry god

Sedition !

They used to HANG women like me,

Strange fruit of the poplar tree !

They used to OWN women like me,

Necessary accessories !

They use to BURN women like me,

To quell the fires of liberty

In the blessed fertile orescent,

THEY STILL STONE WOMEN LIKE ME !

And one day you will say

Just look at her now !

…and as everything fades to black

…and as the jackals laugh in the aftermath

I’m not yours anymore

Otep Noose And Nail

Your god is a fossil

Abandoned apostles

Get down & join hands to behold

You godless disciples

Abandon your idols

Get down & join hands to behold

[V1.]

(champagne

Cocaine

Vicodin

Adderall

Nicotine

Caffeine

Percosets

Halodol)

Jesus needs his

Prescriptions filled

Buddha’s usin’

Too many pills

Allah promises endless thrills

In volatile bottles marked RELIGION KILLS!

[tunnel]

This is the ache

We can’t escape

Betrayed!

One day this could be you.

[chorus]

We’re just another

Nail in the coffin

Another

Knot in the noose

It’s just another

Squeeze of the trigger

One more hue

In the bruise

[V2.]

(champagne

Cocaine

Vicodin

Adderall

Nicotine

Caffeine

Percosets

Halodol)

Krishna’s rollin’ on ecstasy

Jehovah’s smokin’ too much PCP

Mother Mary carries a junkie messiah

Shooting smack & smokin’ crack with the King of Liars!

[tunnel]

This is the ache

We can’t escape.

Betrayed!

One day this could be you.

[chorus]

We’re just another

Nail in the coffin

Another

Knot in the noose

It’s just another

Squeeze of the trigger

One more hue

In the bruise

[bridge]

This is for a lifetime

Of shit.

You!

Get down & crawl, crawl!

You fucking insect!

Get down & crawl, crawl!

You fucking insect!

Get down &

CRAWL!

Get down &

CRAWL!

The remedy is worse than the disease

THE REMEDY IS WORSE!

My life spills out like dead flies!

[exodus]

Your god is a fossil

Abandoned apostles

Get down & join hands to explode!

You godless disciples

Abandon your rifles

Get down & join hands to explode!

TO EXPLODE!

TO EXPLODE!

TO EXPLODE!

MY LIFE SPILLS OUT LIKE DEAD FLIES!!

Otep Rising

Behind these eyes..

Beneath this crown of fire..

Hides a mind…

Etched in violence..

Stained & Rotten..

Breast fed from devils..

And now..

I eat my own kind….

Tonight..

The sermons I write..

Will save my life..

And yours…

Your defeat will come in a warm, thick scream..

And I will show you the fate of the world in a fist full of blood…

Rising like a Hydra..

Rising like a Hydra..

Rising like a Hydra.. FROM THE ABYSS!!

Rising like a Hydra.. FROM THE ABYSS!!

Rising like a Hydra.. FROM THE ABYSS!!

Rising like a Hydra.. FROM THE ABYSS!!

Rising like a Hydra.. FROM THE ABYSS!!

Rising like a Hydra.. FROM THE ABYSS!!

Rising like a Hydra.. FROM THE ABYSS!!

Rising like a Hydra.. from the abyss…

Otep Sacrilege

(resurrection .. is for those ..

who didn’t get it right – the first time …)

(eternal salvation suffers from inflation!!)

sinner!

[I.]

say whut u need to save your soul

but don’t fuck with me – eye’m losing control

eye’m so tired of this – so sick of u

my tongue is battered & bruised from all these attitudes

(sinner)

so teach me the magick of your sacred pomes

conjuring a voice of signs & omens

prophecies guide the breeze

w/syllables symbols breed

behind the eyes we climb the vine

to sacrifice our wounded minds

in soft wurd trances seek insanity

i can’t save u cuz i hate me

[chorus]

the lord is my weapon – i shall shoot pawns

womyn is a devil – (your) GOD IS A FRAUD

everyone u knew – everything u’ve ever done

suffer for your freedom – RISE & OVERCOME

(sinner!)

[II.]

say whut u need to save your soul

but leave your religion at the door

we’re smoking all of Krsna’s weed

eye’m sick of these weak anarchies

u see me as a place to make a bruise

but in my reality eye’m a slave to the muse

fuck those hypocrites – together we’ll fight

the tyranny of squares – SQUIGGLES UNITE

[chorus]

[bridge]

all u sinners

— and blasphemers!

BURN IN THE PIT!!

SINNER!

BURN!

[chorus]

[outro]

save me

WHY?

SALVATION!!

Otep Necessary Acessories

Everyday was the same routine

Slave labor was her expertise

Silent, obedient, built to please

Never complain never disagree

Just carry the load

TOOK CARE OF THE HOME

The perfect servant do as your told

So she made the bed

FED THE CAT

WROTE A NOTE TO HER SON AND HIS TWO BRATS

THE PACKED HER BAGS and called the cab

AND ELIZA NEVER PARKED UP THE MASTER PLAN

Perfumed her breast

In her sunday best

The time had finally come

To abandon the nest

So she slipped the key

And turned the lock

With her favorite handbag

And a pocket full of buckshot

And she cried

This how heros die

This will be my best good-bye

This is how heros die

This will be my best good-bye

Bang bang

[CHORUS]

Necessary accessories

To ordain to ordinary

Necessary accessories

SACRIFICING everything

And the driver asked

As she slides in the back

Where would like to roll?

She says read my lips

This is my second trip

I went crazy an hour ago

So they finally arrive

And she pays the driver

She walks inside

Looking for the liar

She sees him there

In his leather chair

A silk-suited parasite with perfect hair

But behind his desk

He tries to hide

Pretends he’s on a call

And averts his eyes

But its to late

So he cracks a smile

Offers her a seat and says

“don’t be shy”

She said if you knew what I’ve been through

BUT im still not worth it to be approved

You knew what ive been through

But im still not worth it to be approved

He said this was not, up to me

Now please, get up, and kindly leave

Just stay quiet

Dont make a scene

But this was her day

And she aims to please

Cuz this is how

Heros die

This will be her best good-bye

Bang bang

[CHORUS]

Necessary accessories

To ordain to ordinary

Necessary accessories

SACRIFICING everything

And silence falls

She can hear HIM crawl

This is the way liars pay

This is the way liars pay

This will be her best day

Whats your, credit score

How much do you earn

Whats your credit scrore

How much are you worth

Whats your, credit score

How much do you earn

Whats your credit SCORE

How much are you worth

Whats your credit score

How much are you worth

How much are worth?