I used to hear them

Believing in their

Translated and retranslated

Tales

(iloveyouhelovesyouhelovesallhischildren)

But then I heard the voices

Chanting louder

Like a pounding drum

Like a knife in the back

(sinnersinnersinnergoingto H E L L )

And I felt so sick

So betrayed

I covered my hands with dirt

To wash away the soap

(cleancleanclean)

And watched as it went

Downdowndown

Beneath the s u r f a c e

Nevernevernever

To be seen again