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The vast majority of Sylvian lyrics can be found at and slowfire. I'll generally only transcribe newly released songs that aren't up elsewhere (or ones that contain interesting background samples or vocals) and live versions of unreleased songs.

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Playground Martyrs (Reprise)

Track #11 - Slope // By: Steve Jansen & Nina Kinert

You get to the gate
You know you’ll be late
It’s for your own good
It’s for your own good

You’re likely to make the grandest mistakes
You suffer alone
In the skin and the bone

Let’s sharpen those
New sets of arrows
For the next generation
Of playground martyrs

And join in the game
Of intolerable shame
‘cause everyone shares
In the sins of their father’s

The school bell rings
Single file in
Trade you my unhappily ever-afters
So bring out those things
To hammer out the wings
Of the next generation
Of playground martyrs

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