Free of Shackles

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It begins with a virus
And life ends as we know it
Perfect in every sense
I know I'll never forget it

Though I breathe the toxic air
I won't let it consume me
Burning skin become my face
Oh well -- it doesn't concern me

I have no reason to stay
No spirit to guide my way
No blessed thing to lead me astray
I'm free of shackles today

How it ends, I just can't tell
Though I want so much to know
But I'll be fine forevermore
Wherever I must go

And there's nothing left for you and I to prove
And there's nothing we can say or do
And as the sky fades to black from blue
I'm so happy I just can't believe it's true
It's finally true.

Before the walls crumble and take us down
I want to say I love you; I just want to reach you
I'm sorry for breaking your heart; I regret it all
But now that we're at the end of the road, I have to beseech you:
Ignore the screams of terror
Ignore the knell
We're nearer more to Heaven
And farther away from Hell.

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

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