I am sheltered by this apathy
Nothing left to do but torch the day
Retreating deeper into my mind
What is it that I hope to find?

This is the aftermath in me
Tendency to keep it all inside
A fool’s disguise

I am strangled my this sympathy
Empty words with no meaning
Must release myself into the void
All illusions must be destroyed

This is the aftermath in me
Tendency to keep it all

How dare you compromise
The balance of our lives
Excuses you devise
An internal suicide

I struggle to survive
A perfect goal for which to strive
Ignorance cannot disguise
The balance of our lives
Hiding the meaning of
Hiding the meaning of


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Art Of Balance, The song meanings
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    General Commenti think its abut this guy who keeps everything inside and someone tries to upset ihs "balance" and messes everything up "internal suicide"
    drummer form hellon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnope....nope nope nope....there is hardly any hatred like that in shadows fall lyrics, as brian is very spirtiual and into meditation.. he said somethin about some of the songs on art of balance being about meditation, so maybe its about finding the harmony within
    lacerateon May 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be very dark and melancholy, but the title is about meditation and Shadows Fall said that the album was about the balance between melody and aggression (this being an example of one of their slower songs).
    gastonreboredoon July 25, 2006   Link

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