Building A Mystery Lyrics

you come out at night
that's when the energy comes
and the dark side's light
and the vampires roam
you strut your rasta wear
and your suicide poem
and a cross from a faith
that died before Jesus came
you're building a mystery

you live in a church
where you sleep with voodoo dolls
and you won't give up the search
for the ghosts in the halls
you wear sandals in the snow
and a smile that won't wash away
can you look out the window
without your shadow getting in the way
oh you're so beautiful
with an edge and a charm
but so careful
when I'm in your arms

'cause you're working
building a mystery
holding on and holding it in
yeah you're working
building a mystery
and choosing so carefully

you woke up screaming aloud
a prayer from your secret god
you feed off our fears
and hold back your tears

give us a tantrum
and a know it all grin
just when we need one
when the evening's thin

oh you're a beautiful
a beautiful f*cked up man
you're setting up your
razor wire shrine


[repeat chorus]

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Songwriter(s): Marchand Pierre, Mclachlan Sarah Ann, Sarah Mclachlan
Record Label(s): 1997 Arista Records, Inc
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Meaning to "Building A Mystery" song lyrics (9 meanings)
Adam May 15, 2012-19:16

The song's about being in love with a pretentious goth guy. Oooh, so mysterious with his ankh necklace!
Tim July 7, 2011-3:17

Its about me child no love no mums soft touch no father trust abuse learnt2 survive by acting or death suicide next best choice alcohol didnt work false relationships end fast.. death walking me sux
theskinnyguy March 21, 2011-16:25

I think this song is perverse and incomprehensible. I agree with some of you: it sounds like a narcissistic character, and a really messed-up, unfulfilling relationship.
trying2forget March 14, 2011-9:47

Michelle has it: loving a narcissist. He is careful at first to pretend to love her and be a good person, but it's an act. He is all consumed by his (admittedly sexy) image. But he'll turn on her.
Michelle November 2, 2010-19:31

She is talking about a narcissistic man who deceives others. This type attracts honeys like bees but they drain the life out of you just like vampires.
meaing master October 17, 2010-9:45

i think it is about being stuck like you want to learn about god but she is afraid to tell people about her faith
jbailey June 8, 2010-16:11

She's writing about a man who is empty inside and builds this outer shell of stuff he borrows from obscure and hip things as a way to entrance people by pretending that he is really deep.
Lost May 11, 2010-1:30

This song is about somebody that is afraid to trust the woman who is singing the song. He is somebody special to this woman and she is something to him but he can't understand the emotion she evokes
Lester L February 1, 2010-22:04

I think she's singing about somebody who got lost in the study of comparative beliefs, and just how confused he is now. Perhaps she wants to rescue him, knows the situation but not the solution.
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