"Life is looking up" as written by and Thomas/dutton Dutton....
Could this be the day I've waited for
When all my hard work doesn't go ignored?
Maybe she was right, the will realize
I can change the world open us their eyes

They know I am more than some eager blood
Not some average bones, I believe in love
I just want to prove I deserve this gift
I will change the world, maybe this is it

I can see it now, all the colors smear
Up and down the page, but the shapes are there
I will build the lamps in the reverie
Then they'll understand this was meant for me

This is my fate
I can almost hear 'em say

Let the lamps shine
Let em burn so bright
Open all our eyes
Shower us in light
Let the lamps shine
Let em burn so bright
Set the sky ablaze
Fill the night with paint
Smother all the shade flood it through my blood
Breathe it through my lungs
Give us all your love

They know I am more than some eager blood
Not some average bones, I believe in love
I just want to prove I deserve this gift
I will change the world, maybe this is it

I can see it now floating like a dream
Right above my head, perfect symmetry
Lives in harmony, I can see his face
When he sees the lamps, I can hear 'em say

Let the lamps shine
Let em burn so bright
Open all our eyes
Shower us in light
Let the lamps shine
Let em burn so bright
Set the sky ablaze
Fill the night with paint
Smother all the shade flood it through my blood
Breathe it through my lungs
Give us all your love

Dream with your eyes closed
Try and pluck the pearls from your bones

All the plans pirouette right through my mind become set
The lines become definite, glowing hues fill this vignette
Tall and proud, the lamps will stand built from these two very hands
No one will be able to deny my skill our love for you

Dream with your eyes closed
Try and pluck the pearls from your bones

Let the lamps shine
Open all our eyes
Shower us in light

Let the lamps shine
Let em burn so bright
Set the sky ablaze
Fill the night with paint
Smother all the shade flood it through my blood
Breathe it through my lungs
Give us all your love

You can't change me
You can't hide me

"The vision of the world had been realized
But the sculpture of the Earth was looked upon by jealous eyes
Ahrima refused to relent, he demanded to be heard
'Let my unique deft hands be known' he asserted
But even this brash avowel was met in return by no mouth full
O simply just smiled
So defeated and galled, Ahrima headed for the darkness
No one seemed to understand
Only the shadows would hearken
He sat in peace but on his shoulder, at rest,
Perched a dainty brownish spider named Barayas"


Lyrics submitted by overoverme, edited by CaptOBrien

"Life Is Looking Up" as written by Thomas Dutton Paul Dutton

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    General CommentBrownish Spider. Brownish Leaf.
    Halloween413on October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty sure in the chorus he sings "Shower us in light" and not "Shout when i see the light"
    harryhighpantson October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould this be the day I’ve waited for
    When all my hard work doesn’t go ignored?
    Maybe she was right, the will realize
    I can change the world open us their eyes

    They know I am more than some eager blood
    Not some average bones, I believe in love
    I just want to prove I deserve this gift
    I will change the world, maybe this is it

    I can see it now, all the colors smear
    Up and down the page, but the shapes are there
    I will build the lamps in the reverie
    Then they’ll understand this was meant for me

    This is my fate
    I can almost hear ‘em say

    Let the lamps shine
    Let em burn so bright
    Open all our eyes
    Shower us in light
    Let the lamps shine
    Let em burn so bright
    Set the sky ablaze
    Fill the night with paint
    Smother all the shade flood it through my blood
    Breathe it through my lungs
    Give us all your love

    They know I am more than some eager blood
    Not some average bones, I believe in love
    I just want to prove I deserve this gift
    I will change the world, maybe this is it

    I can see it now floating like a dream
    Right above my head, perfect symmetry
    Lives in harmony, I can see his face
    When he sees the lamps, I can hear ‘em say

    Let the lamps shine
    Let em burn so bright
    Open all our eyes
    Shower us in light
    Let the lamps shine
    Let em burn so bright
    Set the sky ablaze
    Fill the night with paint
    Smother all the shade flood it through my blood
    Breathe it through my lungs
    Give us all your love

    Dream with your eyes closed
    Try and pluck the pearls from your bones

    All the plans pirouette right through my mind become set
    The lines become definite, glowing hues fill this vignette
    Tall and proud, the lamps will stand built from these two very hands
    No one will be able to deny my skill our love for you

    Dream with your eyes closed
    Try and pluck the pearls from your bones

    Let the lamps shine
    Open all our eyes
    Shower us in light

    Let the lamps shine
    Let em burn so bright
    Set the sky ablaze
    Fill the night with paint
    Smother all the shade flood it through my blood
    Breathe it through my lungs
    Give us all your love

    You can’t change me
    You can’t hide me



    (Narrator:)
    “The vision of the world had been realized
    But the sculpture of the Earth was looked upon by jealous eyes
    Ahrima refused to relent, he demanded to be heard
    ‘Let my unique deft hands be known’ he asserted
    But even this brash avowel was met in return by no mouth full
    O simply just smiled
    So defeated and galled, Ahrima headed for the darkness
    No one seemed to understand
    Only the shadows would hearken
    He sat in peace but on his shoulder, at rest, perched a dainty brownish spider named Barayas”


    I deciphered those lyrics out of the notebook page with Thomas Dutton wrote them and posted on the Forgive Druden website
    CountChoculitison October 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha,
    i JUST read the lyrics that were posted on the forgive durdens site, then went straight to this song.
    Took me a while to make the connection between the lyrics : P

    But amazing work,
    i am simply dying to here the new album,
    its gonnah be SO amazing.
    emomisfiton October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for cleaning up the lyrics. Fixed them.
    overovermeon October 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought he says "Fill the night with haze." It would rhyme with "set the sky ablaze."
    Pwahahahaon October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfill the night with haze
    greatdisintegrationon October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, actually according to the album insert the line is, "Fill the night with paint."
    Rauninaon October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the brownish spider reference.
    DarthFly0on October 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just incredible.
    loveeee the brownish spider reference
    and even more funny, the next track has max bemis playing a spider.

    spidersong anyone? =]

    love this album.
    mdc350on September 03, 2009   Link

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