Pieces

Defiled the place we used to be

distorted all my old beliefs
Control my days that haven't been
Will wonder what they could've meant
Too cold to face reality
Fear of the possibilities
One day I'll surely watch you leave
If you're gonna do it, then do it now

Stop the blame and the stutter in my head
Delivering the pieces we're  crawling in
Stop the pain when the suffering begins
Delivering the pieces you've shattered in

Quilled babes have grown beneath the rain
Confused by all the storms that rage
I haven't had to face them yet
One day will come when I'll regret
Discover all my life may be
And still there's possibility
One day I'll surely watch you leave
If you're gonna do it, Don't turn around

I'll keep delivering
I'll keep delivering

House of Shadows

Burn it down
into the nothing
where souls abound
all of these shadows
they can't subside
tortured and tangled
they're sealed inside
night besieged the misery in me

I cannot see straight in this place

(I know I’m out of time, I hear the creatures cry)
I cannot breathe, they're in my space

(The sun refused to shine, my current state of mind)

Turn around
things won't get better
when haunted howls
fill every corner
their pain defined
I swear I'll never escape this time
could it be I'm buried underneath

Bleeding out
all of the nurses and doctors shout
"He won't recover, crashing now"
hold a bit longer, may turn around
just leave me dead & broken

I know I'm out of time.
I hear the creatures cry

Tow-B

 

There's a line up of peasants outside the door

All waiting to die on the factory floor

For the slaves there can be no more tenderness

Work 'til you die on the hem of that party dress

 

Dare to rise up, to fight back to show your hand

Just to live, not exist, pride your one demand

Corporate whips, broken flesh bring you to your knees

You know that we will say what your name will be:

 

I am, I am, I am, I'm a man

You are, User, You are Tow-B now

I am, I am, I am, I'm a man

Think what you want but we'll break you down in the end.

 

You're a cog, just on part; the machine you tend

In the jungle enlightened man's yet to mend

For this century's greed no one's innocent

Hope flew away on a jet with the one percent

 

This is right, they say, as the world ought to be

Spoken clearly by captains of industry

Corporate spin, shattered lives bring us to our knees

You know that we will say what your name will be:

 

I am, I am, I am, I'm a man

You are, User, You are Tow-B now

I am, I am, I am, I'm a man

Think what you want but you’ll never see this in the end.

 

You’re just the lamb

Now bring us your offering. It’s part of the plan

Just give into, give into

There is a reason for you to know

There is a season for you to grow

 

There's a shirt on the rack for a dollar there

Good will lies and we buy no one seems to care

Let them die for our luxury life ain't fair

Our silver spoon was earned we own you anywhere

 

Far away does this matter at all to me

I'm just trying to be the best I can be

Corporate lies we believe bring us to our knees

You know that they will say, what our name will be

 

Eye of the Beast

Open up the sky and let me see
Cast the angels down who won't believe
Now we don't want to,
we won't end up like them
Like faces lost in the sea
Can't control this, can't control my senses

Can you stay
With the one who's holy, often lonely
Can you play
Like a new born child, come to carry away

Open up the ground and let me in
Buried with the bones that once held skin
Now we don't want to, we won't end up like this.
Like whispers lost in the wind
Can't control you, can't control my senses

Sheltered from the pain
Sheltered from the blame

 

Can you stay
With the one who's holy, often lonely
Can you play
Like a new born child, come to carry away

World Behind

 

Run, leave this world behind

It will suffocate you if you hesitate to

Run, let this day remind

Of the separation from desperation

 

Been awhile, been a trip

They don’t care if we talk this over, talk this over.

Been awhile, been a trip

Do you care if we talk this over, start this over.

Like all the stupid depressing things you said would be better

I swear I would rather…

 

Run, leave this world behind

It will suffocate you if you hesitate to

Run, let this day remind

Of the separation from desperation

 

Better life, what you wish

Would you care if your time was over, time was over

Been awhile, still your friend

Do you dare think we talk this over, remain sober

And all the memories that light your way back home from “The Never”

I swear it gets better…

 

Run, leave this world behind

It will suffocate you if you hesitate to

Run, let this day remind

Of the separation from voices screaming

 

Nobody knows your name, nobody knows your pain

Well that’s a lie, see that’s a crime

Somebody understands, somebody’s gonna mend

Your broken life, just give it time.

 

Voices screaming

 

Nobody knows your name, nobody knows your pain

Well that’s a lie, but it feels just like

All of my friends are dead, and I’ll never get over this

See that’s the lie, you’re bathed in light. Bathed in life.  Just let go.

Until the Frozen

Broken window from a ball
in the backyard
Brothers and a sister laugh
while they count stars
Calmed the sky and stilled the rain
Held their hands to ease their pain
Until the frozen

Smiles for days would wait always
on the front porch
Table set for eight but there was
room for one more
Burned a candle in the home
Shined it bright so all would glow
Until the frozen

Keep our eyes down. They will betray
The broken view of our tomorrow, never will forget the sorrow
Keep that light on
It will display the many years you loved for so long
Better ways you taught to be strong. Cause you were the proof of The Truth

Failed to face this life, this place,
was really over
bonds we knew you grew, by now
are growing older
Rake another across the coals
Friendly smile now turned cold
Into the frozen

Keep our eyes down. They will betray
The broken view of our tomorrow, never will forget the sorrow
Keep that light on
It will display the many years you loved for so long
Better ways you taught to be strong. Cause you were the proof of The Truth