Look at that which surrounds me
I'm supposed to call this home
The dark has become so overwhelming
So why don't I just go

Why can't you just be more like your brother?
Together you would rule the throne
Evil and darkness would grow
This kingdom needs you

"Why can't you just be more like Pallis?" they always ask
Could this feeling deep in me be the prophecy?
As a child I heard such wonderful stories
Of lamps, and the oracle, and holy the sea

Silly boy, you speak of fiction
Silly boy, you can't just leave them
Reaching for some fairy tale ending
Myth or legend

Oh, what's the use maybe they're right
What's the point of dreaming
If it can never materialize?
Townsfolk are ashamed
Why can't I live up to my family name?
Well it's not me, but you see it's just my pedigree

You're a reckless and romantic rogue
Your head is in the clouds
You'll be chained here all your life
Shackled to the ground
You're not the chosen one

Don't you ever dream of some place better
Or a life that's greater
Don't you ever feel like you've been destined
For something bigger than your skin?

You are so foolish
The dark has been your home
If you elope, I'll hunt you
Through suffering you'll atone

Dear Pallis, you're my brother
You looked and watched over me
But there's something bigger at stake
My purpose is this journey

Brother, you are shortsighted
Naive and starry-eyed
You are not the chosen one
This will be your demise

Brother, I can't help this feeling
My heart tells me to run
You were meant to rule the dark
I was meant to see the sun

Don't you ever dream of some place better
When the light shines brighter?
Don't you ever feel like you've been destined
For something bigger than your skin?

I think I'll just go

"Adakias, tired of fiction and bound by his ambition
Left his home for the city of light
Disguised as a citizen his identity was hidden
Within in a city that sat glistening
He was eager for his new life
He contemplated and hated
Why had he waited for so long
To flee his home forever shaded, where the jaded are never wrong?
He took a deep breath
He was finally gone
His hope was left strong
That a meaning would be found
That had kept him withdrawn
His stare had caught a light
And he fell for the sight
Her name was Princess Anhura
She suffered from the same strife
And like Adakias, she spent most of her time
Dreaming of a different life."

Don't you ever feel like you've been destined
For something bigger than your skin?


Lyrics submitted by jeannieanline

"The Exit" as written by Thomas Dutton Paul Dutton

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    General Comment"Silly boy, you can't just leave them
    Reaching for some fairy tale ending"

    "____ Sangara shamed"
    I hear "Townsfolk are ashamed."

    "There’s something big ____"
    I hear "There's something bigger at stake."
    JubeJubeon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhere's the narration? XD
    ReeSeSon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"or jaded, or never wrong?"

    'where the jaded are never wrong' is the correct lyric, and fits into the 'two worlds, two philosophies' plot.
    overovermeon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthanks to all for the corrections :)
    jeannieanlineon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFar more than what I expected from Forgive Durden, and I expected pretty high.
    I cannot wait for Razia's Shadow.
    aeroplanedon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSuch a great song
    I can't wait for the album. All of Thomas Dutton's song are really powerful and tell a story but, in this album is really is a story. I'm completely looking forward to it.
    CountChoculitison October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is going to be phenominal!
    rajincajunfireon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, can't wait for the album to come out!
    Pwahahahaon October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHere are the lyrics from the booklet:

    Adakias
    Look at all that which surrounds me. I’m supposed to call this home? The dark is become so overwhelming, so why don’t I just go?

    Sangara & Townsfolk
    Why can’t you be more like your brother? Together you would rule the throne, the evil and darkness would grow. This kingdom needs you!

    Adakias
    “Why can’t you be more like Pallis?” They always ask. Could this feeling deep in me be the prophecy? As a child I heard such wonderful stories of The Lamps, and the Oracle, and Holy the Sea.

    Sangara & Townsfolk
    Silly boy, you speak of fiction. Silly boy, you can’t just leave everything for some fairytale ending, myth or legend.

    Adakias
    O, what’s the use? Maybe they’re right. What’s the point in dreaming if it can never materialize? Townsfolk are ashamed. Why can’t I live up to my family name? Well, it’s not me that you see, it’s just my pedigree.

    Sangara & Townsfolk
    You’re a reckless and romantic rouge. Your head is in the clouds. You’ll be chained here all your life, shackled to the ground. You’re not the chosen one!

    Adakias
    Don’t you ever dream of some place better? Or a life that’s greater? Don’t you ever feel like you’ve been destined for something bigger than your skin?

    Pallis
    You are so foolish. The dark has been your home. If you elope, I’ll hunt you down, through suffering you’ll atone.

    Adakias
    Dear Pallis, you’re my brother, you’ve loved and watched over me, but there’s something bigger at stake, my purpose is this journey.

    Pallis
    Brother you are short sighted, naïve and starry-eyed. You are not the chosen one. This will be your demise.

    Adakias
    Brother I can’t help this feeling. My heart tells me to run. You were meant to rule the dark, I was meant to see the sun.
    Don’t you ever dream of some place better, when the lights shine brighter? Don’t you ever feel like you’ve been destined for something bigger than your skin?
    I think I’ll just go.

    Narration
    Adakias, tired of fiction and bound by his ambition, left his home for the city of Light. Disguised as a citizen, his identity was hidden within a city that sat glistening. He was eager for this new life. He contemplated, and hated, why had he waited so long? To flee his home, forever shaded, where the jaded were never wrong. He took a deep breath, he was finally gone. His hope was left strong that a meaning would be found, that had kept him withdrawn. His stare had caught a light, and he fell for the sight. Her name was Princess Anhura and she suffered from the same strife. And like Adakias, she spent most of her time dreaming of a different life.

    Princess Anhura
    Don’t you ever feel like you’ve been destined for something bigger than your skin?
    ms_fairypantson October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGreat Song!

    So... Sangara is supposed to be like, Pallis and Adakias father? or just some sort of Town's Spokesman??
    bittersweet_girlon November 07, 2008   Link

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