"Anesthesia" is a track of the Type O Negative album Life Is Killing Me, released in 2003. It has piano resembling that of the band Paradise Lost. It is about living in the dark times with no sensitivity to pain, hence the meaning of anesthesia.
Like a flash of light in an endless night Life is trapped between two black entities 'Cause when you trust someone, illusion has begun No way to prepare, impending despair... despair Did one say so cruel: "Tis better to love than lose" Ignorance is bliss - wish not knew your kiss So many times been burned, this lesson goes unlearned Remember desire only fuels the fire - liar Betwixed birth and death, every breath regret I pity the living, envy for the dead Emotionally stunned, in defense, I'm numb I'd rather not care than to be aware - be scared I don't need love I don't need love I don't need love I don't need love Are a thousand tears worth a single smile? When you give an inch, will they take a mile? Longing for the past but dreading the future If not being used, well then you're a user and a loser, bye World renowned failure at both death and life Given nothingness, purgatory blight To run and hide, a cowardly procedure Options exhausted, except for anesthesia - anesthesia, uhh I don't feel anything... anything I don't feel anything... anything I don't feel anything... anything I don't feel anything... anything... anything... anything... real
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- Peter Steele – lead vocals, bass, additional guitar and keyboards
- Josh Silver – keyboards, piano, effects, backing vocals
- Kenny Hickey – guitar
- Johnny Kelly – drums
- Written by Peter Steele
- Engineered by Josh Silver and Mike Marciano
- Mixed by Josh Silver, Peter Steele and Mike Marciano
- Mastered by George Marino
- Produced by Josh Silver and Peter Steele