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The Birthday Massacre
The Birthday Massacre


Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genre(s) Synthrock
Alternative Rock
New Wave
Years active 1999—present
Label(s) Metropolis Records
Website Website
Members
Rainbow
Chibi
Michael Falcore
O.E.
Rhim
Owen
Former members
Dank
Adm
Aslan
Brett Carruthers



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The Birthday Massacre Album


Walking With Strangers (09/10/2007)
09/10/2007
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This story's missing a wishing well
No mirror to show and tell
No kiss that can break the spell
I'm falling asleep

Every prince is a fantasy
The witch is inside of me
Her poison will wash away the memory

We kill the lights and put on a show
It's all a lie
But you'd never know
The star will shine
And then it will fall
And you will forget it all

And after midnight we're all the same
No glass shoe to bring us fame
Nobody to take the blame
We're falling apart

Every story's a waiting game
A flower for every name
Their colors are paling
In the falling rain

We kill the lights and put on a show
It's all a lie
But you'd never know
The star will shine
And then it will fall
And you will forget it all

Now you know

It's so much better to pretend
There's something waiting for you here
Every letter that you wrote
Has found its way to me, my dear
You can make believe that what you say
Is what I want to hear
I'll keep dancing through this
Beautiful delusional career
Faking every tear
Looking like a compromise suicide
Keeping all my dreams alive

. . .


First place on a classroom wall
Every turn of the face can help to break
The fall from a domestic disgrace
Every rumor displaced
Is lost and found

A lack of discipline
One hand to cut the other
So unprofessional
You're not a friend
You're just a lover

Nothing exceptional
This is correctional

Mirror on the wall
Frame the picture
Reflect this kiss
To wish us all goodnight

First day in a victim's chair
Every surface replaced
Can help to keep you
Fair for a corrected gaze
Every feature displayed
Will match your crowd

A loss of innocence
One hand to wash the other
Be a perfectionist
You're nothing if
You're just another

Something material
This isn't personal

Mirror on the wall
Frame the picture
Reflect this kiss
To wish us all goodnight

We're all dancing
To the same sad song
And we're not sleeping
But it won't take long

Illicit conviction
Confessions incomplete
Correction
Submissive restriction
Instructions will repeat
Direction

Mirror on the wall
Frame the picture
Reflect this kiss
To wish us all goodnight

. . .


Farewell
This blackened eye
You've learned your lessons falling down
Far behind and tracing footsteps home

Despite your lack of pride
You wore your imperfections well
Dignified
Spend your time alone
Trace your footsteps home

Your hands are always reaching out of favor
Your kind are only good for bad behavior
Your mouth was never one to trust
You're always speaking out
Falling far behind
Falling out of line

Farewell
This bitter tongue
You spoke your lessons falling down, talking out
And breaking silence

Despite the harm you've done
You swallowed your rejection well
Amplified
Sing your song alone
Trace your footsteps home

Your hands are always reaching out of favor
Your kind are only good for bad behavior
Your mouth was never one to trust
You're always speaking out
Falling far behind
Falling...

Your hands are always reaching out of favor
Your kind are only good for bad behavior
Your mouth was never one to trust
You're always speaking out
Falling far behind
Falling out of line

. . .


Lately, nothing passes lightly
A heavy hand is holding me down
A breeze is just an unfamiliar sound to me

Just close the door
(It's all coming back to me)
Be still, my heart
('Cause it's all coming back)
Just close the door
(It's all coming back to me)
Be still, my heart
('Cause it's all coming back)

Lately, nothing passes by me
And every hand is holding me down
And praise is just an unfamiliar sound to me

Just close the door
(It's all coming back to me)
Be still, my heart
('Cause it's all coming back)
Just close the door
(It's all coming back to me)
Be still, my heart
('Cause it's all coming back)

(Oooh...just close the door
It's all coming back
Oooh...just close the door
It's all coming back)

All this meaningless direction
Feels like it pulls me away
It's hard to just forget
What they say to me

Just close the door
(It's all coming back to me)
Be still, my heart
('Cause it's all coming back)
Just close the door
(It's all coming back to me)
Be still, my heart
('Cause it's all coming back)

. . .


It's my red star
It's my red star (can't let go)

Best of cruel intentions
Binding what they fail to mention
No truth
All pretension
Raise your hand to give attention

You'd give it
We'd take it
You'd build it
We'd break it
You sign and we erase it
You'd feel it
We'd fake it

It's my red star (steal it)
It's my red star (can't let go)
It's my red star (conceal it)
It's my red star
Oh no...

Wasted education
Celebrating imitation
Misplaced admiration
Speaking for a generation

You'd give it
We'd take it
You'd build it
We'd break it
You sign and we erase it
You'd feel it
We fake it

It's my red star (steal it)
It's my red star (can't let go)
It's my red star (conceal it)
It's my red star
Oh no...

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Waiting as I'm wanting to
Speaking as I'm spoken to
Changing to your point of view
Fading as I follow you

A boyish notion of false emotion
These words are spoken despite my love
A fool's devotion was set in motion
My eyes are open now

It's a glass cage so I can't pretend
You hide beneath the physical
I see it coming
But I can't defend
You cut so deep
My belief is gone
My belief is gone
My belief is...

Tell me what I want to say
Save me for another day
Break me, it's the game you play
Hate me as I turn away

A boyish notion of false emotion
These words are spoken despite my love
A fool's devotion was set in motion
My eyes are open now

It's a glass cage so I can't pretend
You hide beneath the physical
I see it coming
But I can't defend
You cut so deep
My belief is gone
My belief is gone
My belief is gone
My belief is gone
My belief is...

It's a glass cage so I can't pretend
You hide beneath the physical
I see it coming
But I can't defend
You cut so deep
My belief is gone
My belief is gone
My belief is gone
My belief is gone
My belief is...

. . .


Make you up
Take you out
Play it up to bring you down
Take the time to make this last

Spin the wheel
Watch it crash
Turn the dress to broken glass
Strike a pose and hold the flash

I'm not the only one who's bleeding
Before the past is done repeating
Gets underneath my skin
It won't die

This time, if I can't win
Then I won't try to carry on
I'll play it satirical
Tonight won't be so long
I'll pray for a miracle

Wake you up
Pull you out
Talk you up to calm you down
Turn it up to scream and shout

Make you tired
Wear you out
Shut you up and turn you off
Clean you up and take you home

I'm not the only one who's bleeding
Before the past is done repeating
Gets underneath my skin
It won't die

This time, if I can't win
Then I won't try to carry on
I'll play it satirical
Tonight won't be so long
I'll pray for a miracle

. . .


It's safe to say I'm lonely now
A place called home
Is just a memory away
I know I've done this all before
A thousand silent voices
Begging me to stay

Apologies all left unsaid
Secrets better left unspoken
Dreams are slowly put to bed
Rumors stirred and reawoken

If I try to get away
How long until I'm free?
And if I don't come back here
Will you remember me?

It's safe to say there's nothing now
It's all so quiet but I

Can't forget the sound
A thousand voices call my name
A thousand hands that

Pull me back down to the ground
I turn away from what you are
Denying all that you have given
I find a place that's safe and far
In time all will be forgiven

If I try to get away
How long until I'm free?
And if I don't come back here
Will you remember me?

. . .


Tighten your tie, boy
You're something to die for
But don't hold your breath now
You're just killing time
Tonight you can dream, boy
Imagine a whisper
If you can keep secrets
Then I'll tell you mine

Remember a promise you couldn't hold on to
Though it brings me to tears now
I need you to know
Look in my eyes, boy
Nothing like yours now
It seems that a lifetime
Is passing us by

So open your eyes...

This is forever but it won't last long
This is a memory that fades away in neverending
In the death of all
That's long been said and done before
We'll wish that we were something more

Stop wasting time, boy
You're late all your life, boy
They won't have the patience
For someone like you
Your memory's fading
I'll love you forever
I'll try to remember
I'll try to hold on

You're standing alone, boy
Waiting for dreams, boy
Waiting for something
To make them come true
Don't ever leave, boy
I'd miss you too much, boy
I'll never forget you
As long as I'm here

. . .


Look around for a means
To dissuade her attention
Can't remember the places
And names that she mentions

My words are falling apart in spite of me
I'm stepping out of the light
So she can't see
Don't think I'll miss her
But I want to take her picture
When I found a place
Where she can't find me

And she's falling asleep
As she's walking with strangers
Talking cheap
As the flies on the wall entertain her

Her world is falling apart in front of me
She's stepping into the light
But she can't see
It's hard to miss her
When she's posing for a picture
But I found a place
Where she can't find me

My words are falling apart in spite of me
I'm stepping out of the light
So she can't see
Don't think I'll miss her
But I want to take her picture
When I found a place
Where she can't find me

. . .


Lights out
Boys sleepwalking on the weekend
Black out
Two nights killing off a best friend

Fall out like soldiers walking off to the deep end
Hands out
Don't stop marching 'til the hearts rend

The time goes by
And sets the stage
They play their parts
And act their age
They never forget the lines that they say

Speaking slowly

I promise you one day
I promise you always
We'll make it out one day
I promise you always

Nights out
Girls keep on walking on the east end
White out
Two lights shining on a dead end

Drawn out
Like circles trailing off the pavement
Stand out
Don't stop marching 'til the hearts mend

. . .


Face them
The time will erase them
Stop trying to chase them
I've taken my place
And it's not worth the tears

I waited so long for this love
As another was slipping away
I waited so long for this moment
As the others were wasted
Cast a shade to save your eyes
Take this time to turn and say goodbye

Frozen
The words go unspoken
New victims are chosen
My heart may be broken
But so will my fear

I waited so long for this love
As another was slipping away
I waited so long for this moment
As the others were wasted
Cast a shade to save your eyes
Take this time to turn and say goodbye

. . .


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