Formal introduction to a man with demands
Shook him in ways that ruined all his plans
It's just simple self-destruction was the mark on his map
He carried it for years tucked inside an empty heart

Until a crack in his rib let in the light again
Random pure perspective, like it or not
"This is who I am, this is not what I want,"
This is what he thought.

He's looking out his window as the world twists like arms
Have we all lost our minds, when will it stop,
The hammer's gonna drop

In the time it takes for the light to change
Life could come crashing down some way
Where every thought that you held up is true
Is shaking loose, broken through, until you're lost and confused
and no use

Equal parts intention with a partial pinch of chance
She crossed his path, pressed her cheeks to his hands and said,
"Simple sum equation, like math made from man.
It defines where we were, but not where we land."

So subtract the ones that are causing you pain
And watch your fear wash away."
Saddening set of subjects are not set in stone
Despite what you've done, you always have a choice
to tighten up your course

A little like the songbird who misplaced her voice
She looked everywhere she knew, except inside her own tiny throat

In the time it takes to throw in the towel
Your life can be washed clean of those thoughts
And if every thought used for some self-abuse
Is shaken loose, you're breaking through, you're here, you're alive
and renewed.

Lyrics submitted by Way_AE, edited by Moonwink

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