The Dresden Dolls Bad Habit Lyrics

The Dresden Dolls Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Good Day
  • 2 Girl Anachronism
  • 3 Missed Me
  • 4 Half Jack
  • 5 672
  • 6 Coin-Operated Boy
  • 7 Gravity
  • 8 Bad Habit
  • 9 The Perfect Fit
  • 10 The Jeep Song
  • 11 Slide
  • 12 Truce
  • Biting keeps your words at bay
    Tending to the sores that stay
    Happiness is just a gash away
    When I open a familiar scar
    Pain goes shooting like a star
    Comfort hasn't failed to follow so far

    And you might say it's self-indulgent
    You might say its self-destructive
    But, you see, it's more productive
    Than if I were to be healthy

    And pens and penknives take the blame
    Crane my neck and scratch my name
    But the ugly marks are worth the momentary gain
    When I jab a sharpened object in
    Choirs of angels seem to sing
    Hymns of hate in memorandum

    And you might say it's self-indulgent
    And you might say it's self-destructive
    But, you see, it's more productive
    Than if I were to be happy

    And sappy songs about sex and cheating
    Bland accounts of two lovers meeting
    Make me want to give mankind a beating

    And you might say it's self-destructive
    But, you see, I'd kick the bucket
    Sixty times before I'd kick the habit

    And as the skin rips off I cherish the revolting thought
    That even if I quit there's not a chance in hell I'd stop
    And anyone can see the signs, mittens in the summertime
    Thank you for your pity, you are too kind

    And you might say its self-inflicted
    But you see that's contradictive
    Why on earth would anyone practice self-destruction?

    And pain opinions are sitcom feeding
    They don't know that their minds are teething
    Makes me want to give mankind a beating

    I've tried bandages and sinking
    I've tried gloves and even thinking
    I've tried vaseline, I've tried everything

    And no one cares if your back is bleeding
    They're concerned with their hair receding
    Looking back, it was all maltreating
    Every thought that occurred misleading

    Makes me want to give myself a beating


    Written by: Jordan Palmer, Hailey Collier, Rami Jrade
    Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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