"Cathartik" as written by and Jeffrey John/martin Burrows....
Try to change

I never wanted to be a simple man
I'd rahter live all my days as a lion, than a thousand as a lamb
I only wanted to see, what would happen to me
If I followed the road that leads to the palace we all seek

Did you come here lamenting what you missed
Overcome and seduced by this the beautiful abyss
What did you come here to see, what are you trying to be
You're like a shadow that swallows life
Now you're crawling over me

The time's come again, it's nearing the end
But I feel no shame, do you feel the same
Because I know I'll be alright, if I make it through tonight
Well I swear I'll try to change, once again

Innocence is a face that always lies
Innocence is a wish for some, but it's something I can't buy
What are you trying to prove, so many mountains to move
And all your demons are heaven sent
My lost cathartik friend

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"Cathartik" as written by Jeffrey John Burrows Jeff Burrows

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    General Comment"With a 'K' at the end. Should I explain it? It's just really bad spelling. But what the song's about is you've gone out to the point where you've reached your threshold. You've partied too much, too many nights in a row. And you find yourself lying on your bed and you're alone. And there comes a point where things will catch up to you if you decide to be that hedonistic, a follower of the philosophy of Dionysus, just going for it, without conscious thinking and conscientious thinking as well to others that are around you. I certainly have gone through those periods in my life, where I'm lying on my bed, looking up at the ceiling, my heart's going a million miles an hour. I don't even subscribe to any one God whatsoever. My spirituality is very laid out. It's very diverse. But I find myself reverting back to a little Catholic boy, going, 'Please God, please God, if I can just get through today, I swear I'll try and change tomorrow. I mean, this will never happen again.' And the fact of the matter is that nine times out of 10, things never change. Eventually, you'll go through your period of purity and everything else and then all of a sudden you're feeling so good, that okay, you'll just descend back into that once again just to see what happens. So it's a vicious cycle, but a truthful one, that's for sure. So this song is definitely the heaviest song on the record. This is guitar central, this song, and again Jeff and Stu just come up with these beats. It sounds like it makes sense. It sounds natural for rock 'n' roll, but if you had to get down to dissecting it technically, it's actually quite complicated. And that's the beauty of it. It doesn't sound like that. We're not into that whole progressive-rock bullshit thing. So it's the heaviest song on the record and probably the most fun to play." - Jeff Martin
    penguin_empresson March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentperfect guitar solo...hard and frantic yet soft and beautiful, fits the mood of the song perfectly
    harper83087on January 15, 2008   Link

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