Building A Mystery Lyrics

by Sarah McLachlan

You come out in night
That's when the energy comes
And the dark side's light
And the vampires roam
Struts 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
Wear sandals in snow and
A smile that won't wash away
Can you look at the window
Without your shadow getting in the way

(Ooh)
You're so beautiful
With an edge and a charm
You're so careful
When I'm in your arms

'Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on, holding it in
Oh yeah, you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

You woke up screaming aloud
A prayer from your secret God
To feed off our fears
And hold back your tears
Oh you give us a tantrum
And a know-it-all grin
Just when we need one
When the evening's thin

Oh you're so beautiful
A beautiful fucked up man
You're setting up your
Razor wire shrine

'Cause you're working
Building a mystery
Holding on, holding it in
Oh yeah you're working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Ooh you're working
You're 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