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Metanoia
MGMT Lyrics


Metanoia, reshaping the world
It can teach you
And reprogram you
It can show you the flood
That's trapped inside
This one's alive
The tail is breathing
And she's listening
Kill the serpent
Divide, disperse and grow
Into an oak
A silver lining on a black scale
Wicked hunter on three hooves he still rode
But where is the fourth?
You can climb there
To your lofty perch
It can teach you the fairytale of hurt

Mystic referee, don't look on me with scorn
I'm a child, I'm a lover being born
Satchidananda
Disregard the path I'm on
You can justify the action, should you bless
My ambition and my indecisiveness
Satchidananda
Let me know that you exist
Watch me tremble as I'm answering the phone
I am separate from everything you know
Mystic referee I promise to return
Once I've given up and lessons have been learned
Satchidananda
You can watch my fire burn

We were talking junk right,
Just before the show
This wild-eyed kid came up to the fence
He took one look at us, and he said:

"Help me,
Drummer,
Ticket,
Yeah!"

We didn't play his favourite song,
Now he'll never come to another show…

Hospitals and woods confirm
Red in the eyes of everyone
Parasites and lovers scrape the meat from bones
Turned into jade and tiger's eye
Save me some dark hair over a face like hers
She'll help the rain come to a pour
Bathroom floor of stone and tiles broke in two
Warm where they touch her porcelain
Timid skin I'm careful to untie this road
Wrapped in a knot indifferent
Lion's foot unearthing all the things I've seen
But never truly understood
Rotten wood from oceans that were never green
Crumbles beneath the canopy
Secretly

Let's pretend we never touched the sugar

Tonight, under rose
You won't find another wheel to roll
When autumn winds appear
We wear these fears on our right
It just wants to be surreal 'cause
All dressed in diamond image jeans
Mercury's found in old field
We miserable in love
And chance we walked
Right on in, into the streets of the city but
Watching people disappear
Without reaching out
Years and years
You're left by yourself
On the wheel

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Gede Martha

Metanoia, reshaping the world
It can teach you
And reprogram you
It can show you the flood
That's trapped inside
This one's alive
The tail is breathing
And she's listening
Kill the serpent
Divide, disperse and grow
Into an oak
A silver lining on a black scale
Wicked hunter on three hooves he still rode
But where is the fourth?
You can climb there
To your lofty perch
It can teach you the fairytale of hurt

Mystic referee, don't look on me with scorn
I'm a child, I'm a lover being born
Satchidananda
Disregard the path I'm on
You can justify the action, should you bless
My ambition and my indecisiveness
Satchidananda
Let me know that you exist
Watch me tremble as I'm answering the phone
I am separate from everything you know
Mystic referee I promise to return
Once I've given up and lessons have been learned
Satchidananda
You can watch my fire burn

We were talkin' junk right,
Just before the show
This wild-eyed kid came up to the fence
He took one look at us, and he said:

"Help me,
Drummer,
Ticket,
Yeah!"

We didn't play his favorite song,
Now he'll never come to another show

Hospitals and woods confirm
Red in the eyes of everyone
Parasites and lovers scrape the meat from bones
Turned into jade and tiger's eye
Save me some dark hair over a face like hers
She'll help the rain come to a pour
Bathroom floor of stone and tiles broke in two
Warm where they touch her porcelain
Timid skin I'm careful to untie this road
Wrapped in a knot indifferent
Lion's foot unearthing all the things I've seen
But never truly understood
Rotten wood from oceans that were never green
Crumbles beneath the canopy
Secretly

Let's pretend we never touched the sugar

Tonight, under rose
You won't find another wheel to roll
When autumn winds appear
We wear these fears on our right
It just wants to be surreal 'cause
All dressed in diamond image jeans
Mercury's found in old field
We miserable in love
And chance we walked
Right on in, into the streets of the city but
Watching people disappear
Without reaching out
Years and years
You're left by yourself
On the wheel



Carla Campo

Metanoia, reshaping the world 
It can teach you 
And reprogram you 
It can show you the flood 
That's trapped inside 
This one's alive 
The tail is breathing 
And she's listening 
Kill the serpent 
Divide, disperse and grow 
Into an oak 
A silver lining on a black scale 
Wicked hunter on three hooves he still rode 
But where is the fourth? 
You can climb there 
To your lofty perch 
It can teach you the fairytale of hurt 

Mystic referee, don't look on me with scorn 
I'm a child, I'm a lover being born 
Satchidananda 
Disregard the path I'm on 
You can justify the action, should you bless 
My ambition and my indecisiveness 
Satchidananda 
Let me know that you exist 
Watch me tremble as I'm answering the phone 
I am separate from everything you know 
Mystic referee I promise to return 
Once I've given up and lessons have been learned 
Satchidananda 
You can watch my fire burn 

We were talkin' junk right, 
Just before the show 
This wild-eyed kid came up to the fence 
He took one look at us, and he said: 

"Help me, 
Drummer, 
Ticket, 
Yeah!" 

We didn't play his favorite song, 
Now he'll never come to another show 

Hospitals and woods confirm 
Red in the eyes of everyone 
Parasites and lovers scrape the meat from bones 
Turned into jade and tiger's eye 
Save me some dark hair over a face like hers 
She'll help the rain come to a pour 
Bathroom floor of stone and tiles broke in two 
Warm where they touch her porcelain 
Timid skin I'm careful to untie this road 
Wrapped in a knot indifferent 
Lion's foot unearthing all the things I've seen 
But never truly understood 
Rotten wood from oceans that were never green 
Crumbles beneath the canopy 
Secretly 

Let's pretend we never touched the sugar 

Tonight, under rose 
You won't find another wheel to roll 
When autumn winds appear 
We wear these fears on our right 
It just wants to be surreal 'cause 
All dressed in diamond image jeans 
Mercury's found in old field 
We miserable in love 
And chance we walked 
Right on in, into the streets of the city but 
Watching people disappear 
Without reaching out 
Years and years 
You're left by yourself 
On the wheel



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vafanapoli

This and Siberian Breaks are my favourite

Gede Martha

Metanoia, reshaping the world
It can teach you
And reprogram you
It can show you the flood
That's trapped inside
This one's alive
The tail is breathing
And she's listening
Kill the serpent
Divide, disperse and grow
Into an oak
A silver lining on a black scale
Wicked hunter on three hooves he still rode
But where is the fourth?
You can climb there
To your lofty perch
It can teach you the fairytale of hurt

Mystic referee, don't look on me with scorn
I'm a child, I'm a lover being born
Satchidananda
Disregard the path I'm on
You can justify the action, should you bless
My ambition and my indecisiveness
Satchidananda
Let me know that you exist
Watch me tremble as I'm answering the phone
I am separate from everything you know
Mystic referee I promise to return
Once I've given up and lessons have been learned
Satchidananda
You can watch my fire burn

We were talkin' junk right,
Just before the show
This wild-eyed kid came up to the fence
He took one look at us, and he said:

"Help me,
Drummer,
Ticket,
Yeah!"

We didn't play his favorite song,
Now he'll never come to another show

Hospitals and woods confirm
Red in the eyes of everyone
Parasites and lovers scrape the meat from bones
Turned into jade and tiger's eye
Save me some dark hair over a face like hers
She'll help the rain come to a pour
Bathroom floor of stone and tiles broke in two
Warm where they touch her porcelain
Timid skin I'm careful to untie this road
Wrapped in a knot indifferent
Lion's foot unearthing all the things I've seen
But never truly understood
Rotten wood from oceans that were never green
Crumbles beneath the canopy
Secretly

Let's pretend we never touched the sugar

Tonight, under rose
You won't find another wheel to roll
When autumn winds appear
We wear these fears on our right
It just wants to be surreal 'cause
All dressed in diamond image jeans
Mercury's found in old field
We miserable in love
And chance we walked
Right on in, into the streets of the city but
Watching people disappear
Without reaching out
Years and years
You're left by yourself
On the wheel

Nudiustertian

this is the most underrated MGMT song!

Atlas

This song is definitely a foreshadowing of the Congratulations album.

FrankHeileryt

Yeah I'd agree, every song is an absolute banger, crazy creative psych rock, love their other albums, too, but I think it stands out :)

μ

@Jon Snow never heard a truer statement of truth in my life

ThiefofBaghdad

@Atlas i so much agree with your agreement of so much-ness

ThiefofBaghdad

@Jon Snow i agree, i agree and you know what? i agree

Atlas

@Jon Snow Yes! I so much agree with you.

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Joseph Halawani

Easily the best song this band ever made.

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