So inevitable another lie another reason to justify
Tearing it down
Honesty such a novelty so we king ourselves with a plastic crown
Casualty of a daydream nation
Close acquaintance, no relation
Search & Destroy
Dignity we left laying along the way
To everyone's dismay
Spoken sideways and indirect
Without a single word left unchecked
And by your own admission no one is ever above suspicion
Defenses never to be let down
The lies readily abound, gaping jaw tightly wound.
In your desolation
Still searching for nowhere
In your desolation
A thousand Romes are set aflame
A thousand Neros sing their own refrains
Narcissus improved & enhanced
He gloats while backing in his arrogance
Conceit & pride are going viral
A globe that's reached it's critical mass
A pixilated downward spiral
Fixated on the looking glass
An endless temple, a shrine to your vanity
1, 2, 3
Do you remember when word was bond, a fleeting promise in the light of the dawn.
Barren December under a falling sky, the end of days and a reason to die.
Obliteration never looked so divine.
Holding your breath for the moment in time
You lived through hell, now you're trying to die
The skin is healed but you're bleeding inside
Shots fired just to numb the pain
Ever fear the truth, or a lie correctly used
When everything you do comes back three times to you
By any other name, the guilty still remain
Suspended in the feign, pawn to his own intentions
Still hidden in the fold
The story bought and sold
Commodified indoctrinate expendables into the splendid lie.
Bound by the chain of lies you've wrapped around you
When the walls fall around you is when you begin to find
That the depths you have found have become now too hard to climb
You reconcile your pain in the loneliest refrain
And crawl tied and bound to the one thing you can't leave behind
And start over again This insurrection
The same reflection. Perpetual
And start over again and again and again and again
A broken voice without a word to live by
Eyes slammed shut watch the world go by
I saw the world through the lens of a pinhole camera.
I saw nothing.
I was blind.
In between a black hole and supernova is where you'll find me.
Imploding and expanding simultaneously, no longer alive.
I've been running away for so long.
When I finally caught myself
There wasn't much left.
Straight For The Sun
Gone Shoot me straight for the sun
I want to be the only one left
Misdiagnosed condition Burnt beyond recognition
Sink her straight through the floor
She is not breathing anymore Choke in this atmosphere
Nothing will be left here Gone
There's nothing new under the gun
Wallow in sardonic fear while your will breaks like glass
Throw on the blinders, ignore the signs
Sink ever deeper, swallow the lie.
How far did you think that you could run?
You crossed the last meridian
As life passes you by.
Outside the fishbowl looking in
Clarity to bear witness
You always needed people like me
Directions for your fingers to point
A crooked dealer's blaming spree
I'm guaranteed to disappoint
You're weak and scared and cutting raw deals
But fortune always favours the bold
I'll bet it all and crush your bluff
I'll never yield nor ever fold.
And I won't shoulder the blame.
I am the one who's left to take the fall
To The End
I've held the hand of God and I've sang the Devil's song
And when it comes my time no tears are gonna fall
But some will light the fire And some will mourn the one
Left longing for the ire of their departed son.
Oh lord have mercy thank God you're gone
Here's to the end, thank God you're gone.
They finally shoved you in the box they could never fit you in
An empty cell forever locked So much for best intentions.
The path I set out on took a turn
When the axis shifted
This is not the life I envisioned
What's done is done
The crime is committed
Now the beast has come home to roost
He returns with blood on his hands
Caught in the trap of meeting
The laws of supply and reprimand
My blood is boiling.