Things don't seem so safe
When you examine them
Nothing's really
Happening to anyone
And it's no shame
To beg for some new medicine
Are you afraid?
Of anyone or anything?

And I'm
Not trying to say
Anything
Of any importance
I'm not trying to mean
Anything
To you

You need translating
Into a foreign tongue
I don't want to know
Where you are coming from
And I'm derided
By the fire in your glance
Why so alone
Whenever you're not with someone new?

You are beautiful
Like gasoline
And you're as harmless
As the rope
Around your neck

You don't need to be
Anything that you don't like
This town feels so dead
I look into your eyes
I don't see the life
That used to glimmer there
Has it got to you?
Has it got you too?

And I'm
Not trying to say
Anything
Of any importance
I'm not trying to mean
Anything
To you

Am I intense enough for you?
(to end)