I Drilled A Wire Through My Cheek
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I try to stay on top of you
To hold your body down
Your shaking seems to hinder
Every grasp that I had found
Moving every inch around you
To diffuse your private bomb
I stretch myself surrounding
And protecting you from harm
I use a wallet for your mouth
So when you bite you will not bleed
I drilled a wire through my cheek
And let it down and out my sleeve
And now you're pulling out the best of me
Yeah, which never ever comes
This wire's all that's left of me
And it's hooked within my gums
Within my gums

Chorus:
So drill it, so drill it
So hard, I feel it (so carry on)
So drill it, so drill it
So hard, I feel it (yes, and carry on)

It's proof to show I bleed for this
I'd cut myself to shame
To get to know this masochist
Who's stolen my first name
Pretending he's a teacher
Holding all my weight at ease
Yet the teacher seems to split in two
Destroying both his knees
And now crawling I position myself
Below your broken wings
I lift your feathered left arm
Where you hide your heart from me
I never noticed it was swollen
With a touch of brutal pain
I never knew a heart could live inside
The rust from all your rain
All your rain

Chorus:
So drill it, so drill it
So hard, I feel it (so carry on)
So drill it, so drill it
So hard, I feel it (yes, and carry on)

I didn't think to bring a washcloth
All to rub away the dirt
Myself and I we share
This barely beating heart of hurt
And when the hurt comes there's an argument
A fight to save a smile
A small attack on human tears
To dry them for awhile
A dream we all should count on
Yeah, a vision I believe
And where confidence is found
Attached to wires on our sleeve
And where loneliness is history
Told to pack your shit and leave
And where guidance is a fortune
Told to help in time of need
And where crying isn't secret
It's the art of how we grieve
And lessons are the key
To every goal I will achieve
I will achieve

Chorus:
So drill it, so drill it
So hard, I feel it (so carry on)
So drill it, so drill it
So hard, I feel it (yes, and carry on)
So drill it, so drill it (so hard) so carry on
So drill it, so drill it (so hard) yes, and carry on
(So hard, so hard)
One of the best and weirdest songs Blue October has ever done.  "Drilled A Wire" is an amazing rock song that moves from bass-oriented verses with creepy lyrics to an all-out powerchord chorus that sends chills down your spine.  One of the longer songs in Justin's recorded career, it has three extensive verses, and yet never bores you for one second.  It does not follow in the footsteps of past harder rock songs like Holler or Somebody, but moves instead toward newer ground.
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