"Paperdoll Princess"


Bitter acid kisses

Burn your lips and scar your tongue.

Dance with me, darling

Until the night is done.


Purple, drifting smoke from cigarettes

Traces pictures in the air,

While your raw red mouth is screaming

To someone who isn't there,

And you struggle with the unseen ropes

That tie you to your chair.


Dance with me, darling


Paperdoll princess,

Limbs folded and white,

Sleep, my love, while demons bleed thee

All through the night.


The way you sobbed,

The way you fought,

You couldn't find

The strength you sought,

Burned into your mind:

A forget-me-not.


Dance with me, darling,

Turn with me, darling,

Burn with me, darling

Until the night is done.