come on young reckless
and won't you show me your patience
or have you been so mistreated now
that all you can think of
is pulling the wings off
of the already flightless
and that the heart in your chest
it is as useless as statements
that you had made in your youth
to assure all the lonely
that nothing is certain
and that all is illusion
or is it so set in stone
is it carved in your coffin
"won't you forget this name,
he was born as an orphan
and he gave nothing back to this world
he took from it and though his hands
they are mirrors and his eyes they are ornaments."

sleep tight my young millionaire
sleep tight my young millionaire
sleep tight my young millionaire
sleep tight my millionaire

come on young heartless
won't you hand me your hatred
if that is all you can give
then that is all that I'll take
and I will climb to the top
of this terrible canyon
and I'll discard them like ashes
upon the whole world
and you will find in yourself
something that is forever absent
and you will watch it dissolve
just as quick as you found it
and you will watch it dissolve
just as quick as you found it
and you will watch it dissolve
just as quick as you found it


Lyrics submitted by iwantobeahorse, edited by hbjewell

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