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Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Lyrics

Sunlight coming through the haze
No gaps in the blind
To let it inside
The bed is unmade
Some music still plays
TV, yeah it's always on
A flicker on the screen
A movie actress screams
I'm basking in the shit flowing out of it

I'm stoned in the mall again
Terminally bored
Shuffling round the stores
And shoplifting is getting so last year's thing
Xbox is a god to me
A finger on the switch
My mother is a bitch
My father gave up ever trying to talk to me

Don't try engaging me
The vaguest of shrugs
The prescription drugs
You'll never find
a person inside
My face is mogadon
has given up on me
I'm tuning out desires
The pills are on the rise

How can I be sure I'm here?
The pills that I've been taking confuse me
I need to know that someone sees that
There's nothing left, I simply am not here

I'm through with pornography
The acting is lame
The action is tame
Explicitly dull
Arousal annulled
Your mouth should be boarded up
Talking all day
With nothing to say
Your shallow proclamations
All misinformation

My friend says he wants to die
He's in a band
They sound like Pearl Jam
The clothes are all black
The music is crap
In school I don't concentrate
And sex is kinda fun,
but just another one
of all the empty ways
of using up a day

How can I be sure I'm here?
The pills that I've been taking confuse me
I need to know that someone sees that
There's nothing left, I simply am not here

Bipolar disorder
Can't deal with the boredom
Bipolar disorder
Can't deal with the boredom

You don't try to be liked
You don't mind
You feel no sun
You steal a gun
To kill time
You're somewhere, you're nowhere
You don't care
You catch the breeze
You still the leaves
So now where?

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Hunter Swope

Something has to change
Undeniable dilemma
Boredom's not a burden
Anyone should bear
Constant over stimulation numbs me
But I would not want it any other way

It's not enough
I need more
Nothing seems to satisfy
I said
I don't want it
I just need it
To breathe, to feel, to know I'm alive

All comments from YouTube:

Snake Boy

How did a 40 year-old man write a song that so succinctly captured my experience being a teenager in the 2000's, while it was happening no less?


Everyone was once 14.


I like to think he has something in common with us


I think that experience never changes no matter the gen. people just get more open and expressive
about that shit

Dennis Urdaneta

cuz he literally wants ppl like you to buy his product lmao

Mateus Theo

eai emília

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This record is a MASTERPIECE. It fits in the same category as Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. It is absolutely EPIC and should go down in the various music halls of fames as unprecedented. LOVE.


@MrPink I love you Steven Wilson but like, the similarities are there


@MrPink The fact that this was said by a man named MrPink makes this comment so much more awesome!


@Paul H Indeed it is. Deal with it, Steven.

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