[I: RAGE]
"Have I helped you in your belief?"
"I believe in death. I believe in disease. I believe in injustice and inhumanity, and torture, and anger, and hate. I believe in pain. I believe in cruelty, and in every crawling putrid thing, every possible ugliness and corruption, you son of a bitch!"

Struck down by the persons that I trusted
Robbed of dignity and left for dead
I can feel unmeasurable anger building in me
Emptiness and rage begin to burn inside my head

Once I was a person without malice
Once my heart bled red instead of black
Friends with one hand held behind their backs carried knives
Didn't see the blades 'till they were buried in my back

“I am going to destroy your life and eat your soul. And I can't wait to do it.”

Sleep with one eye open, knowing that I'm watching you
Listen for my footsteps on every darkened street
Like a call for help unanswered, you can scream but no one hears your voice
No one there to save you as I take my just revenge

I can hear your laughter
I can see you think you've won
But I don't know how you live
with no remorse for what you have done

You claimed you were my friend
All the while you planned to murder me
You claimed that I imagined
all the things you'd done to me
You'll pay for being so destructive
You’ll beg for compassion, but I've nothing left to give

Sleep with one eye open, knowing that I'm watching you
Listen for my footsteps on every darkened street
Like a call for help unanswered, you can scream but no one hears your voice
No one there to save you as I take my just revenge
(x2)

[II: DESPAIR]
Left now
Alone with your betrayal
There's no way to feel secure anymore
Broken
Crushed in soul and spirit
With no way to set things right again

Gone!
You have stolen everything I ever had,
and I'm left with nothing more than pain
And I know I'll never trust again
the way that I once did
You have taken all my dreams and turned them to ashes in my mouth

Starving
Searching for some comfort
Left to choke on my despair
Blinded
My faith and friendship shattered
and my life beyond repair

Gone!
You have stolen everything I ever had,
and I'm left with nothing more than pain
And I know I'll never trust again
the way that I once did
You have taken all my dreams and turned them to ashes in my mouth

[III: RELEASE]
Lying here surrounded by the pieces of my life
Would it all be easier if I lay me down to die?
Dreams piled high on the back of this broken man
Is this all? Born to fall, or to rise again?

So much pain and disillusionment
Everything I once felt sure about
We're all lost if we don't know
It's all a game that we are playing
The motions of all our counterparts
A piece of some sinister scheme

The puppet that's broken has reason to smile
They can no longer force him to dance on their strings
Why shrug off the chains? If you wrap them about,
you'll be sunk to the bottom and drowning
The clockwork behind their smiles
Wound by hands that were made to harm

Just release yourself
Cause they can't rape the willing
or take what you have if there's nothing else
Tired of life and filled with despair
and covered with blood from the crosses I bear
But I'm still standing
Should I make myself crawl?

Seems so counter to our nature
Accepting with grace the things we can't change
But when all's said and done and you're wronged and deceived,
then it matters the most what you choose to believe
Should I fight against fate, or should I just lay down and die?

The puppet that's broken has reason to smile,
but the strings can't control you if you walk away
No more tears of disillusionment
I'll be a puppet no longer
The hands that I thought had held me
The clockwork behind their smiles
They'll not have control over me
I'll stand up and leave them behind

Just release yourself
Cause they can't rape the willing
or take what you have if there's nothing else
Tired of life and filled with despair
and covered with blood from the crosses I bear
But I'm still standing
Should I make myself crawl?
Just release yourself
from the scars you inflict on yourself
when you're wounded by no one else
Rise above pain, most past my despair
and put down the cross that I've made myself bear
Now I'm still standing,
and I'm not gonna crawl

[IV: TRANSCENDENCE]
Now, the smoke is finally cleared
and I can see the wreckage of my past that lies about me
Now, it's all become so clear to me
and I have learned the truth behind the lies
and seen the lies within the truth
Everything in context finally makes sense
I see the paths I've walked
Some I've paved myself
Some where I went gladly
Some against my will

I can leave behind the fear and doubt
and cast aside the shackles and the chains
of flawed assumptions I learned as a child
I can't let them distract me,
so I'm putting aside the memories
of the things I never had but thought I wanted
Now, my notions of what makes relationships have a new light
I have gained an understanding
No more false facades
Covering my feelings
Preventing a connection

I've been spending my whole life pursuing those who built this cell
Lamenting all the hateful things that happened to me
Never thought to look at how I might have played a part in what I am,
or what it means to lose the game before it starts
Now I know that I cannot turn back and change the past,
and that the only choice to save myself is changing what I carry from it
Everything I did to myself
Everything that's been done to me
I'll turn my back on that and walk away

And left with only me
At last I see the answer and what I need to be
Letting go, I destroy my shell
Embrace my heart and free myself

[A] The point of the search may not be the answer
The value of a want is not always a need
Still I stand, I'm not going to crawl
Now I know I've got to believe
[B] (Once I was a person without malice
Once my heart bled red instead of black
Openness and introspection now show me the way
to reclaim all I've lost and take it back)
[C] (You may have taken everything I ever had,
but you cannot take my future)
[D] (Just release yourself - x4)
(x2)
All I was and all that I'll ever be finally are integrated,
and I am whole again
Now I know the reason for this suffering,
and I'm a better person for having known the pain
And I am whole again (x3)
Now I know the reason for this suffering
And I am whole again (x2)
A better person having overcome the pain


Lyrics submitted by revontulet, edited by Octavarium64

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    General CommentA true masterpiece! A healing journey! The lyrics are clear and pose powerful influence upon injured selves!
    rimastratocasteron March 06, 2013   Link

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