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Scab & Plaster
No cover
Recorded 2011
Length 4:34 (See official versions)
Producer Marina Diamandis, Greg Kurstin

"Scab & Plaster" (or "Scab and Plaster") is an unreleased song by Marina and the Diamonds. It was written and produced by Marina Diamandis & Greg Kurstin in 2011. 3 demos and the final version of the song were leaked. It was considered to be part of Die Life, but the project was rejected and changed to Electra Heart.

Background Edit

In July 16, 2010, Diamandis post a tweet saying 'You keep picking the scab and i'll keep selling the plaster.', a line from the song, anticipating a song from her new project, Electra Heart.

Official versions Edit

  • Final version - 4:34
  • Demo version 1 - 2:25
  • Demo version 2 - 4:48
  • Demo version 3 - 4:38

LyricsEdit

Final version Edit

I stepped into a room of clocks
That all told different times
I stepped into a mirrored world
That mirrored all our crimes

You keep picking at the scab
But I'll keep settling the plaster
Keep telling me that I'm bad
But I keep on getting better faster

You hold me down and you hold me up
You can't communicate
You brought me up just to bring me down
I've nothing left to say

I've lost, I've lost my innocence
I've found my self-belief
And in a cup of loneliness
I've found instant relief

You hold me down, you hold me up
Oh Daddy, are we out of luck?
You brought me up, you bring me down
You shut me in, you shut me out

I'm gone, I'm gone to heaven
I'm gone, I'm gone to hell
If nobody could see
I'd hold my hand out to be held

I wish that you could just admit
That you did bad things too
Instead of critizing me
So I don't look at you

You hold me down and you hold me up
I can't communicate
You brought me up just to bring me down
I've nothing left to say

I've lost, I've lost my innocence
I've found my self-belief
And in a cup of loneliness
I've found instant relief

You hold me down, you hold me up
Oh Daddy, are we out of luck?
You brought me up, you bring me down
You shut me in, you shut me out

You keep picking at the scab
So I'll keep on settling the plaster
And you, you think I'm bad
So I keep on getting better faster

I've lost, I've lost my innocence
I've found my self-belief
And in a cup of loneliness
I've found instant relief

You hold me down, you hold me up
Oh Daddy, are we out of luck?
You brought me up, you bring me down
You shut me in, you shut me out

I've lost, I've lost my confidence
I've found my self-belief
And in a cup of loneliness
I've sailed a thousand seas
I've found instant relief

You tell me what to say and wear
You say that it's because you care
But I prefer to be alone
Than live a life that's not my own
Own, own, ohh, ohh, ohh...

Demo version 1 Edit

I stepped into a room of clocks
That all told different times
I stepped into a mirrored world
That mirrored all our crimes

You keep picking at the scab
But I'll keep settling the plaster
Keep telling me that I'm bad
But I keep on getting better faster

You hold me down and you hold me up
You can't communicate
You brought me up just to bring me down
I've nothing left to say

I've lost, I've lost my innocence
I've found my self-belief
And found a cup of loneliness
I've found instant relief

You hold me down, you hold me up
Oh Daddy, are we out of luck?
You brought me up, you bring me down
You shut me in, you shut me out

Uh, oh, ah, ah,

I'm gone, I'm gone to heaven
I'm gone, I'm gone to hell
I walk around like a ?
I'd hold my hand out to be held

You keep picking at the scab
But I'll keep settling the plaster
Keep telling me that I'm bad
But I keep on getting better faster

You hold me down and you hold me up
You can't communicate
You brought me up just to bring me down
I've nothing left to say

References Edit

  1. https://twitter.com/marinadiamandis/status/18697651587

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