THE ASCENSION/ OTEP

Live From Earth/ Pat Benatar

PERFECTLY FLAWED

Writers: Otep Shamaya/ Holly Knight

 

If you do this you’ll never have a chance to try again.

If you do this you’ll never have a chance to try

It’s the same sound same sting

The same collapse of everything

It’s the same slice same blade

The same lie same old vein

My weight my face my height my race I’m a mistake

My weight my face my height my race I’m such a disgrace.

 

You’re perfectly flawed

You’re perfectly incomplete

Like cracks in the glass and faded photographs

You’re perfectly flawed

You’re perfectly incomplete

Let them condemn

Imperfections make you unique

Nothing left to lose just try again

Nothing left to lose just try again

 

Its the same doubt the same dream

It’s the same sabotage cause I’m the enemy

It’s the same night same day

It’s the same parasite feeding on the betrayed.

My weight My face My height my race I’m a mistake

My weight my face my height my race I’m such a disgrace

 

You’re perfectly flawed

You’re perfectly incomplete

Like cracks in the glass and faded photographs

You’re perfectly flawed

You’re perfectly incomplete

A work in progress

Imperfections will keep you unique

 

A disguise of self-deception hides my secrets perfectly

I’m rejecting my reflection cause I hate the way it judges me

Don’t you do it you’re not even you yet

Don’t you do it you’re not even you yet

 

You’re perfectly flawed

You’re perfectly incomplete

Like cracks in the glass and faded photographs

You’re perfectly flawed

You’re perfectly incomplete

A work in progress

Imperfections make you unique

 

 

 
Lyrics

1. PERFECTLY FLAWED
 

‘My manager Alia, was the first person to tell me about OTEP. I figured out right away that OTEP is an anagram for POET, and thats exactly what she is. A performance artist with an uncanny sense of rhythm and plenty to scream about. Marilyn Manson has said that even he finds her scary, but I just think she’s an incredibly intelligent force to be reckoned with. She’s just extreme and committed. You want to see a hard rock band with a serious frontman, she’s the real deal.

Otep wanted to expand her repertoire and write something more harmonic than she’s known for. She told me was tired of being perceived  by her record label as the girl who goes ‘grrr’and nothing else, and so we met.  I have a very organic approach to  the way I write with her. She sends me a recording of her singing her lyrics a capella on a cell phone or something of equally shitty quality and I write the song around it. Then we get together and record it. All the lyrics are her’s and I never alter them, which is how it is when I work with certain artists…they are just so clear on what they want to say. I love that’. – HK

 

 

 
 
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