Well, did you think that I would break
Underneath the pressure in here?

Now the heart if not to feel
Is a wandering waste in the driest land
Now from these heights of this hills
There's a funny thing that no one else can see

There's a liar, a liar on the stage
With a young child's eyes
And it happens all wrong and only
Half of it's seen from here

Where has all the time gone?
In separate ways it runs long
A hundred miles built upon us
It's tearing at the seams of all that's been
Tearing at the seams of all that's been

Wait, is this a game
Or am I walking into a snare?
Now these lies will spread
Until we're choking on the innocent

They have half of us tied and
Half of us in chains
We're all covering our eyes and
Covering our mouths just the same

Where has the time gone?
In separate ways it runs long
A hundred miles built upon us
It's tearing at the seams of all that's been
Tearing at the seams of all that's been
It's tearing at the seams of all that's been

They're gonna have to drag us away
They're gonna have to drag us away
They're gonna have to drag us away
They're gonna have to drag us away

They're gonna have to drag us away
They're gonna have to drag us away
They're gonna have to drag us away
They're gonna have to drag us
They're gonna have to drag us
They're gonna have to drag us away


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentThe power of this song shocked me the first time I heard it. I mean this thing hit me like a ton of bricks.

    There is a world weariness and crystalline clear sense of despair and hope that fill this song to an emotional breaking point. The lyrics are written in a highly poetic, Dylanesque style here, and the music behind the words slowly builds and crescendos until the singer finally snaps with fire and fury, the singer looking back on the life of a long relationship that's come crashing down around him, not of his own choosing.

    This is gut bucket soul music of an extremely high caliber. I don't know. It's pretty amazing stuff. For a good example of what I'm saying, watch Daniel's performance of this on Seth Meyers. It's powerful, it's moving, and I practically dread what must be in the mind of the singer as this is pouring out of him.
    goodvibe61on October 20, 2018   Link

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