The sum of all my fears like dread are from demons yet to come
All the things I should've mentioned wave goodbye and "we'll see you soon"
It's the words I've never written that say more about myself
Where empty is the promise lies a pocket full of doubt

So may the road I've yet to take
Leave a smile across my face
'Till the laughter sheds the darkness far behind
For I still belong in the cradle of humankind

Though my time may be less traveled than those that came before
We're all exiles here in madness kicking down each other's door
Unforgiven is the lesson we pour upon ourselves
When a helping hand is needed, slap in the face is what we get

But I will fight for this right and each moment of it's life
'Till I witness all the differences yet to heal

So may the road I've yet to take
Leave a smile across my face
'Till the laughter sheds the darkness far behind
For I still belong in the cradle of humankind

Sometimes drink till I am empty, grab another from the shelf
Though I'm stuck in conversation, it's with myself and no one else
Never listen to much reason till I hear it's a last call
When I notice that my ghost is still dancing on his ow

So may the road I've yet to take
Leave a smile across my face
'Till the laughter sheds the darkness far behind
For I still belong in the cradle of humankind

Wherever you go
(The sun sets to rise
On a day that you find
You Struggle to be
But you're already there)
Wherever you go

Wherever you go
(A passionless life
Has no words to write
It's a body that's broken
And breathless of life)
Oh, wherever you go

There'll always be a roof and a dream above our head
As long as I'm breathing, then forever I'll be

Ah, I will fight for this right and each moment of it's life
'Till I witness all the differences yet to heal

So may the road we've yet to take
Leave a smile across our face
'Till the laughter sheds the darkness far behind
We still belong in the cradle of humankind


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    My InterpretationTo me, the song definitely seems to have a feeling of "Life's shit, but I'm still hoping"

    It's about looking at how bad people can be, but also shining a glimmer of light in the humanity of other people and looking bright to your own future.
    Munchenhausenon October 06, 2016   Link

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