This is not a real affection
This is just a sick obsession
And it's obviously not perfection
If it's even in the right direction

I ask and you answer
This is easy, this is pretty
I ask and you wander
This is stupid, I hate it

So if I were just trying to drown you out
With the rather frightening sound
Maybe he'd understand my frown
And he'd know why I kept him around

This is not real affection
This is just a sick obsession
And it's obviously not perfection
If it's even in the right direction

I ask and you look off
This is silly, this is pity
I ask and you answer
This is perfect, I hate it

Maybe to me you never really matter
But I certainly tried despite being battered
He just knew it was much better
That I was taken away in tethers

This is not real affection
This is just a sick obsession
And it's obviously not perfection
If it's even in the right direction

I ask and you shrugged
This is off, this is on
I ask and you wander
This is likeness, I hate it

Perhaps if I had real life feelings
I wouldn't hang off the ceilings
I'd just listen for the far deeper meanings
One day you'll get what he means to me

This is not real affection
This is just a sick obsession
And it's obviously not perfection
If it's even in the right direction

I ask and he answers
This is new, slightly used
I ask and he ponders
This is different, I mean it

You never tried to steep deep inside
To try to untie the coils of my mind
So maybe that's why after all this time
I left you to be taken by some other girl

This is not real affection
This is just a sick obsession
And it's obviously not perfection
If it's even in the right direction