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Buying New Soul Lyrics

Artist: Porcupine Tree
Album: Recordings

Dried up, a guitar upon my knee
I should have sold out when the devil came for me
Dig a hole and throw it out to sea
Break the code, how happy I could be

I still wave at the dots on the shore
And I still beat my head against the door
I still rage and wage my little war
I'm a shade and easy to ignore

White wall, I had to paint a door
I always find that I've been through it before
Close it up and throw away the key
Break the code, how happy I could be

I woke up and I had a big idea
To buy a new soul at the start of every year
I paid up and it cost me pretty dear
Here's a hymn to those that disappear

Comments/Interpretations

by mwalker on 7/3/2008 2:27pm
Great! Thanks. Been struggling in parts to understand what he is saying. Very helpful. Cheers
by dudie on 9/29/2008 11:22am
What a hero! Steven Wilson's struggle against his soul which wants to sell itself to the lucrative Pop music. Rock on progressive!
by blinkofaneye on 1/6/2009 11:32pm
DUDIE awesome i never saw it that way i thought steven was fighting against all that came his way and tried altering the way he was,and maybe once a while he feels like letting go and losing what he is all bout!
anyway tc!
by Joe Smie on 11/23/2009 5:48pm
Well, Dudie... this is an old song, and (hate to break it to you, but) Steve HAS sold his soul to the music business.

Nonetheless a stellar track.

by PTfan on 3/7/2010 7:33pm
dude. this has nothing to do with anything u have said. its plainly a song about pop music "artists" . how none of them have talent and stuff in that catergory. alot of transcendentalism in it 2. thanks and cheers
by Jack on 4/7/2010 9:12pm
Unless there's another recording of this I'm not aware of, he is definitely saying "head against the wall."

And I'm curious as to how SW has sold his soul to the music business when he is still making incredibly original music and consistently challenging the norm in the music business.
by Pedro on 5/22/2010 6:14pm
Joe Smie: you haven't listened to "Insurgentes" apparently...
by Very funny! on 1/4/2011 1:41pm
Opinions vary. Only Steve knows, now doesn't he?
by ----satan's on d door------------- on 8/24/2011 1:17am
i love it guys....cant xpect more
by Dr. Fever on 11/7/2011 9:56pm
Joe Smie is a doo doo head.
by dead1nyou on 5/13/2012 11:45am
Where the hell do you hear (I bang my head against the door) I clearly hear (I still beat my head against a wall)
by Nilesh on 10/9/2012 7:31am
dudie, its "i still beat my head against the wall" and not " i still beat my head against the door"








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