"Cold and Calculated" as written by and Steven Allen Dail Andrew Albert Schwab....
A life you built exploiting the dreams of innocents
Preying on the wide-eyed fantasies of those with the purest intent
As parasites, they always need a host (how many lives have you bled?)
Your crooked gain will always find a leech’s ending

There is a reason you cannot sleep
You found the wages you’ve sown in greed
There is no solace in what you seek
You found that although you have gained it all you had to sacrifice...

Your prize.

After all was said and done you lost...

Your pet.

Rest it eludes you as spirits fill your head
Longing for the days when ghosts you used won’t follow you into your bed
So now it’s cost the apple of your eyes (you’ll never see her again)
Why can’t you see that she is not your property when...

How many lives have you bled?

After all was said and done, you lost...

Your pet.

Your prize.


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    General CommentProper lyrics:

    A life you built exploiting the dreams of innocents,
    Preying on the wide-eyed fantasies of those with the purest intent.
    As parasites, they always need a host (how many lives have you bled?),
    Your crooked gain will always find a leech’s ending.

    There is a reason you cannot sleep,
    You found the wages you’ve sown in greed.
    There is no solace in what you seek,
    You found that although you have gained it all,
    You had to sacrifice your prize.

    After all was said and done you lost your pet.

    Rest, it eludes you, as spirits fill your head.
    Longing for the days when ghosts you used won’t follow you into your bed.
    So now it’s cost the apple of your eyes (you’ll never see her again),
    Why can’t you see that she is not your property when...

    There is a reason you cannot sleep,
    You found the wages you’ve sown in greed.
    There is no solace in what you seek,
    You found that although you have gained it all,
    You had to sacrifice your prize.

    After all was said and done you lost your pet. [x2]

    How many lives have you bled?

    There is a reason you cannot sleep,
    You found the wages you’ve sown in greed.
    There is no solace in what you seek,
    You found that although you have gained it all,
    You had to sacrifice...

    After all was said and done you lost your pet. [x2]

    Your prize...
    blondy269on July 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrom an interview with Andrew of Project 86:
    That is a song that is about ill-gotten gain, greed. It's about the idea that... I think sometimes, for me at least, I have a tendency to look at someone who's doing really well in life, but who I don't look at as a nice guy, and who's gotten ahead by stepping on other people, and say, "Dude, why does it work that way?" Why is it that you can't be nice in this life and "get ahead," or whatever? It's always the guys that are aggressive and kind of like shady or jerks that get ahead. And so I tend to be like, "Why is life like that? Why can't you just be the nice guy and get far in this world?" It just doesn't work that way. But the reality is that that guy doesn't have peace. As much as we would have a tendency to envy someone who we think has it all, that guy doesn't have peace. That guy doesn't sleep at night. That guy is a slave to whatever his treasure is, y'know? And in the end, he loses everything. Because he'll come to the end of the road and look back and realize that none of it mattered. The stuff we accumulate or the cliche things that the world tells us are currency, whether that's popularity or money or physical appearance, etc...I mean, that guy is going to reach the end of the road and be an empty person. Maybe that's written just for me to remind myself to not look at the stuff that the world's offering and want it. So maybe that's why that song was written, just for me."

    Source: songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858788301/
    blondy269on July 25, 2009   Link

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