Adestria

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1. COMPROMISED

You've lost the light that I thought I had found
Given up on the flight and settled
To remain here on the ground
Force comfort and rest
Force comfort and rest, adjust to unpleasantness

You gave up on what you had
You gave up on what you had

You know that your greatest
Compromise weighs heavy in your eyes
I can see that it's something you cannot hide
You fenced yourself in with these white posts
Given up on what you needed the most
He clipped your wings, you no longer sing
You allowed the worm to make you its host
A cage is a cage even when their are no bars
And if you keep your head down then there's
No way you'll see the stars

You've let him become the weights
That keep you tethered to the floor

You know that your greatest
Compromise weighs heavy in your eyes
I can see that it's something you cannot hide
You fenced yourself in with these white posts
Given up on what you needed the most
He clipped your wings, you no longer sing
You allowed the worm to make you its host
A cage is a cage even when their are no bars
And if you keep your head down then
There's no way you'll see the stars

A house can't make you whole
And the bottle won't return what he stole
Sleeves to cover wrists bruised from heavy fists
You can't say you're complete
When what you're missing still exists

There's hardly a shadow of who you once were
What have you become ?
Lost and alone !
But you live for the crash
You ache for the flames, the pity it brings
What have you become ?




2. 1984

These man made morals
Like perfectly paved sidewalks
Force direction and safety
As they watch us like hawks
They teach us to walk with blinders
Like the horses they wish we were
To carry their causes on our backs
Without questioning what they're for

We simply nod and agree, we are bred to be lazy
They set the world on fire, and we are the gasoline
We're told to accept these given proofs
We're fed a diet of lies and unproven truths

I know that we've been herded together
To be different leaves us alone
They've put our minds to sleep, our dreams are not our own
Like a thief, they came in the night
To remove our will to fight

We simply nod and agree, we are bred to be lazy
They set the world on fire and we are the gasoline
We're told to accept these given proofs
We're fed a diet of lies and unproven truths

They sit above, cast judgement down
Offer no help to those that will surely drown
They cast me out because I don't feel the same
I'm not content seeing the world aflame
And if to stand for something
That's not a trend leads me to my end
Then I'll smile as I leave, because
I fought for something I believe




3. WHISKEY FOR THE SOUL

I've used your trust for target practice
And I used your lust to fulfill mine
The buzzards pick at names I used to know
But my path is set and I will die alone

You should've ran me out when you had the chance
But now I'm here to stay

The man in black said "Boy don't take your guns to town"
But I've never been one to listen to reason
This heart, this act of treason
I gave my soul to this steel,
Because the dead can feel no guilt
Gave purpose to the lifeless, to fill what can't be filled

I'll peak through broken fingers, attempt to slant my view
Amazed by their indifference, but I knew just what they'd do
They'll leave a hole in your chest
Before they lay you to rest
This town will never be the same

I've used your trust for target practice
And I used your lust to fulfill mine

I wanted you to know the truth
This is what I was born to do
I can't explain what goes through my head
But when the dust clears, you'll all be dead
It was the guns, it was the guns
So wipe the stain from off my hands
And see what they've done
It was the guns, it was the guns
So wipe the stain from off my hands and see what I've done

I can feel them start to betray
I can feel them start to aim my way




4. THE ODYSSEY

The shadows will lead us back
The silhouettes point to the west
I will not be kept from the life
That I was meant to lead

It's hard to trust an aching body sealed with rust
But we've come to far to fall today
The end will be delayed
We'll make it home if we have to crawl on our hands and knees
Our minds may grow tired, but these feet know the way.

We've wandered far too long
We've seen the gates of hell

There are those that would see us fail
Place us in our coffins, strike the final nail
But who's to say that we wouldn't do the same

We can't be stopped
You'll fall apart
We'll just move on

It's hard to trust an aching body sealed with rush
But we've come to far to fail today.
The end will be delayed
We'll make it home if we have to crawl on our hands and knees
Our minds may grow tired but these feet know the way.

You speak with silver
But you leave an ugly stain
On all you touched
On everything you say

We will be
We will be legend
We will be legend
We will be legend
We will be legend




5. OUTSIDERS

Clench your fists, and grab on tight to the things
That you hold true. When there's no one left
To stand with it's all that you can do.
Plant your feet in the dirt and look to those you love to
Keep you strong. (This is our cry! This is our call!)
This is our anthem. This is our song!
We're all we've got left, so stand up,
So stand up, against everything.
You've gotta fight to see another day.
If this is hell than I don't want to see those pearly gates,
because the life I live is the life I love and
I wouldn't have it any other way.
And if I stand alone to face the jaws of death, then
I'll make sure that he earns this soul and
I'll scream my name until my final breath.
You'll reach a point where it seems like
The only option is letting go,
with uncertainty above, and the fires down below!
Some will tell you the path you walk ends with you alone
Pay no attention, this is a life they'll never know.
If this is hell than I don't want to see those pearly gates,
because the life I live is the life I love and
I wouldn't have it any other way.
And if I stand alone to face the jaws of death,
then I'll make sure that he earns this soul and
I'll scream my name until my final breath.
If we don't have each other, then we don't have anything
My bones, come hell or high water,
Still need saving from a sinking ship.
You refuse to let me fade, put me back together.
We're alive. Let's destroy it.
Fight to survive!
These are more than words, more than a song that we sing
For those who stand together this life means everything
Don't pray that it gets better, these storm won't go away.
You've gotta fight, you've gotta fight,
Fight to see another day!
If you feel the same, if you feel alone,
Then this can be a place we call our own.
If you feel the same, abandoned and judged,
Then leave it all behind and sing with us
Because the life I live is the life I love and
I wouldn't have it any other way.
And if I stand alone to face the jaws of death,
Then I'll make sure that he earns this soul
And I'll scream my name until my final breath.




6. DEFY THE STARS

Why don't we hush our voices and speak with our hips?
Keep at bay these anxious lips.
Our intentions conveyed with these kissing palms.
Traverse these curves, recite their psalms.
All traces of humanity have gone astray.
Tonight we'll give in to our animal ways.
There won't be a witness, as the moon hides her face.
Stars flee from the sky,
As the night is disgraced and our innocence dies.
We get down to our most basic form,
Never as pure as the day we were born.
We can't control this carnal need,
To go numb to the world, embrace this ancient deed.
Eager rays of the sun wish
To cleanse the earth of all we've done
To speak of love would leave a bitter taste.
To offer more than lust would be a waste.
There is beauty in using hands to see.
Why don't we hush our voices and speak with our hips?
Keep at bay these anxious lips.
Our intentions conveyed by these kissing palms.
Traverse these curves, recite their psalms.
Breaths are short, and fingers trace.
Keep feelings at arm's length. We're better off that way
We focus on our instincts and hide from the day.
Try to find the secret to prolonging the night
If we move slowly we may stay the light.
Innocence is the price we pay.




7. MORE THAN YOU KNOW

Denial surrounds a naive boy, as he plays in the field
Precious time escapes him, ignorant to what is real
There's a thief in the shadows waiting to breed
To take away what is his, to take from him what he needs

"Now my son, be strong (along the path of life)"
In his flesh these words have carried on
She worries for him, to keep him calm
Her love runs through forever on, forever true

He fights the truth he has within
Refuses to let the sea of reason in
A father grows numb, his weakness he dare not show
A child robbed of love, too young to know
The chasm grows too wide as they struggle to save
A precious life for another day

She sat through nights, and held him tight
Thankful for the years
Knowing the end was in sight
Accepting what she'd feared

"Now my son, be strong (along the path of life)"
In his flesh these words have carried on
She worries for him, to keep him calm
Her love runs through forever on, forever true

As time runs out, everything he never said
Every chance he never took to play over in his head

And he screamed at the sky

The body of a woman that he still loves
Lays lifeless before his eyes
A hollow vessel at rest, opens up to the skies
Does death give way to peace or just oblivion ?
Another life cut short, another victim of the villain

My heart has struggled to comprehend
How I'll stick through 'til the end
But even the deepest sorrow
Will lose its scalpel edge

But even the deepest sorrow
Will lose its scalpel edge




8. THE MASQUERADE

Welcome to the show.
Please don't look at me,
I can't bear to show you what's underneath.
you wear a mask to shield us from who you really are.
It's no surprise they idolize you,
They think it's true that you're a star.
You define your life by the beast that you project.
Oh, what a facade. No shame! No respect!
You're on the stage, you play out your part.
You're life's a party, but you've got no heart.
Every time I scream, every word I say,
It's all a piece of me that I leave up, that
I leave up on the stage.
This is just to let you know from
Those of us you thought you'd fooled,
Every emotion that you fake is just another lie that
I see through.
You'd have them worship you.
Who do you think you are?
You came in to suck the life from this room.
Those easily swayed were the first to go.
Made sure that all eyes were on you.
You're not happy till you steal the show.
Every time I scream, every word I say,
It's all a piece of me that I leave up, that
I leave up on the stage.
This is just to let you know from
Those of us you thought you'd fooled,
every emotion that you fake is just another lie that
I see through.
I'm no angel. We all have horns.
I'll never stand on high. I wear no crown of thorns.
I'll drink my whiskey, and burn a cigarette, but
I refuse to define myself by the nights that I forget.
You won't take me.
I see through your hollow words.
You are a fake.




9. THIS SHIP, A COFFIN

We'll drown him by his vices
We'll hang him by his feet
Mutiny! Mutiny!
We'll feed his body to the sea

Well I've heard rumors that he's lost his way
Locked in his cabin where he drinks all day
This ship, a coffin
We've come off course
Adrift, adrift
Never to see the shore

Every vessel needs a crew!
Each crew needs a head!
But we feel
That this captain is better off dead

We'll drown him by his vices
We'll hang him by his feet
Mutiny! Mutiny!
We'll feed his body to the sea
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But with no captain we will surely run aground
Splintered on the rocks where we'll never be found
No message home, no chance to say our goodbyes
All because this captain
This captain would not swallow his pride.

Let her feast on the captain who refused to lead!
Let her feast on the captain!
Mutiny!

We'll drown him by his vices
We'll hang him by his feet
Mutiny! Mutiny!
We'll feed his body to the sea

You can't keep us down, don't bother trying.




10. SCARLET LETTER

You've burnt this bridge
Fallen from grace
Just like the ties
That you severed to this place
Our bonds (our bonds), were written in blood
(Written in blood)
But your veins grew pale
But your veins grew pale the day you lost my trust

I hope you're happy with the choices you've made
Because after what you've done
You're not worth being saved
Not worth being saved

Enjoy the burden you've strapped to your back
I hope it weighs you down (weighs you down)
To a point where you realize what you lack
I hope you burn in your crown (burn in your crown)

You've let him take your tongue
So you can't speak of what your life's become
You've let him take your spine
As you sit next to the king you're foced
To worship his shrine

You turned your back on the only way out
Turned on those you used to care about
You took his name, you took his side
You left the rest of us in doubt
I said that I'm done, I said it's enough
I said I won't be there when the going gets rough

Your demise isn't something that I want to see
Cut you out of my life
The day you lied to me

Enjoy the burden
You've strapped to your back
I hope it weighs you down (weighs you down)
To a point where you what you lack
I hope you burn in your crown (burn in your crown)

You've let him take your tongue
So you can't speak of what your life's become
You've let him take your spine
As you sit next to the king you're foced to worship his shrine

Hey little hole in my heart
You've grown so cold
You've run out of soul
So pump to my veins
So you might as well turn to stone

You've shown me
How wrong I was to put my trust
In someone that I loved
Now I know to leave the past alone