My Body Is Not A Temple

by NYSSA

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released 18 April 2015

Written, produced, and arranged by Nyssa.

Vocals recorded at Dining Room by Chai Elliott-Armstrong.

Mastered using Landr.

Album drawing by Michael Marotti; layout by Nyssa and Rane Elliott-Armstrong

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Track Name: Deep Cuts
neon shoreline gently swaying
gloved hands brush my cheek -
my hands are tied

in the surf they lie in wait for me -
keepers of dreams
that don't come clean

and i want it more than i did before
though i know that it means the end

cut deep

containing multitudes and dying slowly
i am spinning
one mile high

with heavy hands and feet
the moon becomes the only light -
the light i go to

and i want it more than i did before
though i know that it means the end

it's better if i dance alone

cut deep

nobody knows
nobody knows
how to dance with me
how to put their hands on me

get your hands off me
Track Name: Numb
i'll wallow in bed
imagine everyone dead

how would i cope
and what would i say or do?
lover, my love
control my point of view

will you follow me down?
if that's where i'm going will you be around?

why can't i touch
quite like others touch?
i'm dying laughing
trying not to trip myself up

it hurts to feel so numb
it hurts to feel so numb
it hurts to feel so numb
and i can't come back until it's done

the darkness takes me over in the middle of nowhere
somewhere right smack dab in the middle of nowhere

it hurts to feel so numb
it hurts to feel so numb
it hurts to feel so numb
and i can't come back until it's done

burning bridges don't scare me
burning bridges don't scare me, no
burning bridges don't scare me
so i had better watch my back
watch my back
Track Name: Temple
i suppose i am myself
but then again, i'm not so sure
smash the mirrors on my way out
and burn my uniform

spreading lies at the altar and i know
we succeed if we falter and i know
we live and love in perfect form

i sometimes have impure thoughts
about you, about everyone
you, you were once the runt
oh but look - you've grown so strong

i'll be your mother
if you'll be my sister
my love will reign supreme

my body is not a temple
there's no god, no god inside of me
my body is not a temple
there's no god
Track Name: Heavenly Creatures
say a prayer to our own private saviour
and bless the spirit that twisted our behaviour

i am trying to immerse myself
and open my mind up to you
i'm seeing stars in the crook of your neck
i'm binding my body, my body to you

i am an open heart
i am an open heart
i open up

we kiss the pictures on our walls, stain the grey pink
how dull this house, how dull this world ---
and everything in it

i'm holding your hand
while we wait for the feature to flash on the screen
surrounded by fools
these heavenly creatures hold back the scream

i am an open heart
i am an open heart
i open up

would you be my whole world, girl?
would you be my whole world?
would you stand by my side forever?

i am an open heart
i am an open heart

i am an open door
you can walk right in
you can walk right in
Track Name: My Castle, My Kingdom
who goes there?
who approaches my throne?
go slow now you know
i live on my own

i would like to steal your thunder
coming close now going under
this won't hurt me
as much as it hurts you

take a seat
over there - i'll put the kettle on
tired feet?
just wait - the pain will soon be gone

i am the last of the line
heiress to this dusty sky
i tape your mouth shut
and i kiss you
one last time

i can feel the earth tremble as you leave it
but i know it'll return to its regular rotation
and my love comes down like a ton of bricks

my castle, my kingdom
my darling, oh my freedom

my castle, my kingdom
my darling, oh my freedom

you can watch the sun go down
sun go down
one last time
you can watch baby you can watch

the sun go down
the sun go down

one last time