and it's the sound of your breath, your face my first sight
as the sun breaks the day, we survived the night
i know you want to make something of this great longing called life
like your heart's drunk on kerosene, all you need is a light

nobody but you gonna, gonna make life happen
through all the pain, it's only you who can paint shit holy
you don't have to live this life
you know you ain't got nothing but time

singing, don't run away from it
don't run away from it
don't run away from it
don't run away from it
don't run away from it
don't run away from it
don't run away from it
one, two, three, four

hold your head up high
lift your fist into the sky

it took me my brother's life to get here
it took me to greet death to lose all fear
to lose all fear

hold your head up high
lift your fist into the sky
you don't have to live this life
you know you ain't got nothing but time

time to live a life that's true
the world you live is only what we're born into
no matter what the money men have said to you
there's only you, there's only you
there's only you, there's only--
you are the only god in this world

we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E
we the P-E-O, we're just P-L-E

hold your head up high
lift your fist into the sky
you don't have to live this life
you know you ain't got nothing but time

live the life that you want to
do the things that you want to
live the life that you want to
'cause you are the only god


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    General Commenttook me a while to figure these lyrics out, so i'm open to suggestions. i used the lyrics posted on rapgenius.com as a starting point, but made a few changes:

    -i think he says "you don't have to unlive this live," not "you don't have to live this life," which makes more sense to me when viewed in light of the overall ideas ellery's expressing in the song
    -i think he says "don't run away from it," instead of "go run away," which, again, fits with the theme of the song (in my opinion)
    -i added "in this world" to the end of "you are the only god." you can hear him say it more softer
    -i added the last stanza which was missing from the other site

    regardless, what an amazing song, and indeed, a triumphant way to go out for one of the best bands i've ever heard. i still hold out hope that ellery will return and they'll make some more music. this is visionary stuff.
    drewskieon March 23, 2013   Link

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