Downhill downtrodden left a slave
New day on the verge to find the gray
Floors swing and slope downhill to bring
Middle grounds set on wavering
Two sides to flip and coax a brink
Dealt an empty hand
Opposed to delete any bridge to stand
Polarized this side
Shades display this trade
Off to buy halfway
Games that bore my days
End of my phase today
I'm not willing to meet in the middle
End tragedy solve the riddle
And dissipate ideals of indecision pipe
Pipedreams like these will

Cease and die unleashed
Like my past removed replaced and now
My phases die this time
Gray fades to late
Phases die this time
Gray fades to late
My phases die this time
Gray fades to late
Phases die this time
Gray fades to late

Unveiled my mask
What's right not balanced
You're tripped by intent to stretch
Searches coerce a mesh
But find no chance to clench against
Facts still remain unbalanced
If that equates to remaining stagnant
I'm no longer the same as the halfway days
No time delays

CHORUS

You wanted to know why I'm different
Why I refuse to open my mind
Cause that relative stance is inadequate
To fulfill what I need inside
Many souls on the brink of collapse
Inside the midst of these so-called nightmares
So willing to embrace those pipedreams so lost
And neglecting their only real chance
So willing to hinge in the balance
Your state is so desperate, so blank, so empty
And left with this notion that doesn't hold water or weight
It's dark or it's light so decide and face
Dark
So decide and face
Light
So decide and face
Dark
So decide and face
Light
So decide


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  • +1
    General CommentYour missing a line in the first paragraph, good song none the less
    BKirbs34on May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPipe Dream is the Best Video I think I have on my computer, (i have over 80)
    JESUSFREAK777on August 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah man, totally jesusfreak, i know how it is, i got the one armed man video too! This is by far the best song by project...period.....and the most fun to play along with too!
    xUnderoathxon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis band shows the dark side to knowing religion, how it feels to know something is expected of you from a higher source, the pain of injustice, and so forth
    badfxwagonon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, that's the feeling I get from Project 86 too. When I was still a Christian, Project 86 (as well as Korn, NIN, Slipknot, and others) kind of spelled out the pointless pressure I felt and gave me something to cope with.
    what the fuck is the song about? it sounds like the writer is talking about drug and alcohol abuse. Maybe, maybe not. anybody else?
    killpopon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Downhill downtrodden left a slave
    New day on the verge to find the GRAY
    Floors swing and slope downhill to bring
    MIDDLE GROUNDS set on wavering
    TWO SIDES to flip and coax a brink"
    "Off to buy HALFWAY"

    "I'm not willing to MEET IN THE MIDDLE
    End tragedy solve the riddle
    And dissipate IDEALS OF INDECISION"

    "GRAY fades to late"

    "What's right not BALANCED"

    "You're tripped by intent to STRETCH
    Searches coerce a MESH
    But find no chance to clench against
    Facts still remain unbalanced"

    "I'm no longer the same as the HALFWAY days"

    "Cause that RELATIVE STANCE is inadequate"

    "It's dark or it's light so decide and face
    Dark
    So decide and face
    Light
    So decide and face
    Dark
    So decide and face
    Light
    So decide"

    It's about the writer's movement away from an old ideology of shades of gray, stretching and meshing beliefs to "meet in the middle". They realize that there aren't shades of gray. Just "dark and light" and thus learns that we must "decide and face" the consequences of our decision.
    KrillXIIIon October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Song FactAll kinds of lyrical mistakes in here. Needs serious editing.
    andrew3xaon January 08, 2016   Link

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