Best Behavior

by Titans of Filth

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released June 15, 2006

Sam Grindstaff - Guitar, Vocals
Ann Rogers - Violin, Vocals
Emily Armond - Piano
Nate Mitchell - Drums
Ian Mittler - Bass Guitar

Recorded June 3, 2006 by Jason at Bel*Air Studio in Athens GA

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Track Name: The Morbid Widow's Portrait Gallery
I prepared my hair so carefully
before a mirror before we met
I fear she'll forget how fine I once was
can she picture my face and all the rest?

I know it's hard without consulting photographs
But if she keeps them around,
her new friends might frown or laugh

It's the morbid widow's portrait gallery
Where a cold and lonely woman could grow so old
Eagerly awaiting her wrinkled fading face,
Her health's slow decline, and her grave

It's hardly shocking to suggest my lady loves me less
As she pauses to fix her face before answering the door
She's holding the hand of an old friend of mine
And a year has passed since I last heard her laugh like that

I know she mourned my loss through summer on into fall
But spring has arrived
and it's been a long time since she sat and sobbed inside

It's the morbid widow's portrait gallery
Where a cold and lonely woman could grow so old
Eagerly awaiting her wrinkled fading face,
Her health's slow decline, and her grave
Track Name: Beauty
Smiling faces selling things interrupt her shows
Skin care cream, dieting, makeup, scents, and clothes
Beauty is a talent, beauty is a tool
Beauty's in the eyes of the fools

Standing before a mirror, unashamed and unafraid
Of the headaches and the heartaches, all the messes she might make
Beauty is a treasure, beauty is a toy
Beauty's in the eyes of the boys
Track Name: We Made a Fire
A mark would still remain
so the sin is not erased
She used a pencil to explain
Heaven should never permit such a shameful stain
We made a fire and we'll watch it burn

We paid attention and returned
and now we share this fear
I know you're concerned
It's hard to shake off all that shit we learned
We made a fire and we'll watch it burn

What shall we do tonight
under this big round moon?
Let's put away electric light
No more constant shining blinding bright
We made a fire and we'll watch it burn
Track Name: Lynn Learns All About Sin
Her youth group has their prayer, her new friends say "don't you dare"
They tell her of an angry god's curse
But she's been reading books and she doesn't seem to care
They say she carries condoms in her purse

She once was lost but now she's found
What's the point in waiting for a true love?
She sleeps around

At the lock-in they might get to stay up all night
Her friends start to notice she's acting high
Their youth pastor preaches the love of Christ
She stands near the window and stares outside

She once was lost but now she's found
What's the point in waiting for a true love?
She sleeps around, she sleeps around
Track Name: Trying to Get Away Into the Night
In a fog we moved so fast, we ran right through a light
Listening to the Rolling Stones' advice
Past a church where a few years back we had both been saved
I shouted an insult as the radio played

Who could say they knew best what to do?
I wouldn't say they knew best what to do
There were no authorities for the likes of me and you

It had cost a dozen dollars for our beer and cigarettes
We claimed not to care what came next
More than ready, far from safe
Capable of such big mistakes

Who could say they knew best what to do?
I wouldn't say they knew best what to do
There were no authorities for the likes of me and you