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"Building a Mystery"
Buildingamystery
Artist
Sarah McLachlan
Released
1997
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©1997

"Building a Mystery", by Sarah McLachlan, is a song featured in "Flashes Before Your Eyes", where it is heard in Desmond's bedroom. At live performances, Sarah explains the song as being "basically about the fact that we all... have insecurities to hide, and we often do that by putting on a façade." She also goes on to say that "unfortunately, if we just be who we are, that's usually the more attractive and beautiful thing." The song was first released on McLachlan's 1997 album Surfacing.

Lyrics

You come out at night
That's when the energy comes
And the dark side's light
And the vampires roam
You strut your rasta wear
And your suicide poem
And a cross from a faith that died
Before Jesus came
You're building a mystery

You live in a church
Where you sleep with voodoo dolls
And you won't give up the search
For the ghosts in the halls
You wear sandals in the snow
And a smile that won't wash away
Can you look out the window
Without your shadow getting in the way?

You're so beautiful
With an edge and charm
but so careful
When I'm in your arms

Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You woke up screaming aloud
A prayer from your secret god
You feed off our fears
And hold back your tears, oh
Give us a tantrum
And a know it all grin
Just when we need one
When the evening's thin

You're a beautiful
A beautiful fucked up man
You're setting up your
Razor wire shrine

Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Ooh you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You're building a mystery

*Note: The album version uses the line "A beautiful fucked up man", while the radio edit uses "A beautiful but strange man."


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