I've sought so hard to sustain this gain
Now watch me give this ground away
What can I do but admit I'm in over my head?
Colors fade from blue to dark red
I'm back into a corner by my choices
I'm hearing those same dark voices
At the mercy of my desires helpless, trivial
I'm left with no defenses
Stimulus, response, repeated failures-I'm sick
This sickness fills my senses
But despite my apparent loss I see release
This Stalemate, my peace

You wilderness is Stalemate
You can't move against me
The walls built around me

But as this theme continues to follow close behind, I see so clearly
If I would only let go of my tendencies
I would know what it is to be free
I can't win when I indulge this fantasy
Reduced as a pawn led to misery
"A little detour won't hurt, let me change you slowly
A moment's pleasure, but you'll owe me."
All encompassing defeat awaits the day
I choose to plunge and embrace this nightmare
But the night has an end and I see you and you see me as the dawn of the one
Who has adopted my ailment, my sickness
My Stalemate reveals my blindness to my own condition

I'll still run away from six seconds of defeat, six years of agony
I'll still stand at odds with six seconds of defeat, six years of agony

I'm senseless, erode my senses
To fill my day with indulgence which leads to my undoing
I'll never look back, I'll never taste it again.

Lyrics submitted by joshbert13

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  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely my favorite Project 86 song. It's basically about the struggle against evil. How sin can put you in a stalemate but finding Jesus, "the one who has adopted my ailment my sickness...", has made him recognize his sinfullness
    lensflareon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti feel ist about giving up your own ground when stuggling to end a sin in your life like one more time wont hurt me
    "A little detour won't hurt, let me change you slowly
    A moment's pleasure, but you'll owe me."
    im thinking he tlaking about some sorta sexual sin like pornogerphy ..porn will mess up your mind chang who you are ye sit may have tempuary plesure but the cost makes it not worth it
    "I'll never look back, I'll never taste it again. "
    thats basicaly the only way to stop it to never look back take one day at a time
    this song and ps are both like waring lables for pron it shows the pain it can bring an dhow hard it is to kill
    sxedanthemanon September 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBasically its this from the Bible:
    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him... But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death. (James 1:12-15, ESV)
    seasons of greyon February 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's either struggling with porn, or with alcohol, and knowing and finding God as the rescuer
    Jayknighton May 16, 2007   Link

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