I am canvas, tainted, torn and stained
I am lonesome, broken, blind and lame
We are all living in hell, we are half a portrait
Like father like son: half faced and overrun
By the fear of knowing love
What the hell have we become
Destroy me or let me go
You have painted us out
Destroy me or let me go
You have stolen time that was ours
Ugly canvas, broken frame, defaced by an open flame
Pain, let go
Picture perfect, keep painting on faces
We'd never see you're only saving yourself
Picture perfect, your secret life
Your only
The open door swung back and forth
I've had enough of the "ladadadadada", "where have you been so long"
This is political, this is your family
"Son, where have you been, where have you been so long
Tossed from east to west like chaff blown to and fro
Please come back to us, we can be whole again
Son, come back to us"
Home, where is my home, there is no home for me
This place is empty
Father of my father you've never known me
You've never seen my heart
Please let me go
When we all grow older the world won't want us
O, when it feels it feels like you never did
This holiday we will all be alone
You won't be whole
We will never be what you wanted
We will never be picture perfect
I won't be the canvas, I won't be the curse
The sound of shame in our throats


Lyrics submitted by blessthefate

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