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The Parasitic Need

Released on: Parasite Priestess (2003) and Ask and Ye Shall Deceive (single) (2001)


Although I describe this song as a guitar-and-synth-based rant about the strange persistence of bad romances, the "guitar" is derived from a MIDI soundfont with additional overdrive effects added to it. The "rock star" references here outline a parallel I see between the adulation of celebrities and religious devotion to a deity.

"Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite."
- William Blake.

I think this song is highly reminiscent of Sindi's frustrations with Adam in my play, An Experiment in Malice.


Craving for stability
Why canít you finally put out the light?
Closed-in domesticity
Why wonít you come and celebrate the night?
Wearing chains submissively
Why wonít you massacre the queen of spite?
Sell your soul so carelessly
Why canít you cut away your parasite?

Call yourself a master
But you are just a slave
Thinking youíre a rockstar
When drugs are all you (really) crave

Giving up so easily
Why wonít you ride upon the wind of black?
Blaming it on destiny
Why canít you find the will to turn your back?
Dying voluntarily
Why canít you see all of the things you lack?
Stealing pleasures secretly
Why wonít you cut her leeches off your back?
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