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If I crawl in the dark
Spread my secrets and lies
Back against the corner
I can feel your eyes

If I fall in the dark
Will you help me to my feet?
Take my hand and help me stand?
Or will you forsake me?

You know, I need you now
But you're nowhere to be found
Old man, I'm talking to you!
You know, you never come through.

Once the realization comes
That no one's at the end
It all seems to make so much sense
But sometimes it hurts to comprehend

It seemed as though you left me here
Screaming, alone, in the rain
But really, you were never there
I only have myself to blame.

You know, it's over now
Your image, but a shroud
'Cause now I know the truth
No one's there to come through.

I can't feel your presence here
Letting go of guilt and fear
Open eyes
No more lies

Take a breath, boy, and raise your head
It's time to face the truth.


from Free of Shackles (LP; 2012), released October 2, 2012



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