I had a dream last night. The best I've ever dreamed
And when I woke I realized it was better than it seemed.
Skin like velvet eyes of blue. My fears and dreams collided and came true.
(chorus) One life born and two lives changed.
Life as I once knew it will never be the same.
What makes me worth it I'll never know,
But I'll take the time to watch this flower grow.
Build this foundation to fortify my soul. Allow me to grow. (chorus)
I wouldn't trade our sleepless nights. And I wouldn't trade our endless days
For the ransom of a king. And I won't waste our time away.
For The Record
I'm not exactly pround of the place I'm from
But I've been here my whole life so I guess I'll call it home.
In South Carolina a flag still shows the enslavement of our minds
But in South Carolina I learned from all the times.
We went to all-ages shows, Sunday matinees
Hanging out wondering if the bands would show and even play.
The bands would come and we would all sing along (sing along sing along).
Would they ever know their impact would last so long?
The world is full of lonely places no matter where you're from.
A crowded show, familiar faces make me feel at home.
Kill The Light
As we sit around watching days go by
Afraid to ask the questions because of the answers we might find.
Comfort breeds contentment. Confrontation fosters resentment
And slowly we grow cold as we watch ourselves implode.
Cynicism is not a sign of intelligence. Deny the spirit-a crime of negligence.
Pushing back what has been given. Come to terms with the way we are livin'.
Observing the light's dying glow. As we watch ourselves implode.
Mocking what we don't understand. Biting off the giving hand.
Our poorest questions answered in fact, never think of offereing back.
We must be scared of contemplation. Our will to search lost in isolation. Work!
Means To An End
Rainchecks and cancellations on all my best intentions
Deprived of the things I need to grow.
Milestones I've overturned looking for something sure
Sometimes I'm broken and burned,
But I always came back for more.
Broken and burned. This I'll endure. (2x)
Let the revolution begin. The starting point will never determine the end.
Now I understand that these wounds will one day mend
And it's all a means to my end.
And it may seem a little bitter in the end, but the effort will be put in.
Take a look at this life and pick apart all that you find.
Throw caution to the wind because there's no use in being kind [2xs]
Dissect all that you encounter.
Spread the lies that you have created.
Disregard fact and speculation because they've never been related.
Its a one person show and the world is your stage so don't let truth get in the way.
Who said it was right and who said it was ok?
Why do you want to invade my space and make me fell like i'm the one who is out of place
. The journey will be long,
But it's time well spent.
Positive Aspects Of Negativity
Sometimes I'd like to punch you in the mouth
Just to keep you from talking so loud.
And sometimes I'd like to wring your little neck
So maybe just maybe you'd forget
To be so selfish all the time and wasting all my time with your words.
I can't hear you when you scream so loud
And I can't see you when you throw another fit.
It's just another heartache for me to endure.
My back is breaking, my knees are on the floor.
Afraid to say what's on my mind. I've played that fool so many times
When Words Escape
Thinking about the path we've been on, I know we learned a lot of things.
Searching through the pages of our history to see what my memory brings to me.
It doesn't matter the lies we tell. Our insecurities we hide so well.
A revolution based on honesty, but it won't matter till you see me for me.
My mind's been racing, but I don't think you've heard.
What I'm trying to tell you my emotions are so blurred.
Please, please don't give up on me.
I hope you can see that I'm...
(chorus) so afraid to be myself and speak my mind.
I'm so scared that you won't like what you might find.
Worst Case Scenario
Once again I said too much.
Cannot keep my mouth shut and I let you down for the third time today
And I always knew it would end up this way.
Never understood the point of reflection,
Always just assumed that you need my insertion
And my point of view to make your life easier for you.
All the things I said and all the things I meant.
Get lost in translation and they never come out right
And it's never as good as it sounded at first.
So please don't let me let you down