So you're currently content with your surroundings,
you possess a vague sense of accomplishment,
Did you give all you had to give or did you give conservative?
Do you think that all the years that passed you by we're all well spent?
Pictures of everyday life, spark memories And certain things pull triggers
in your mind,
What would be different now if you were there than here?
What passages, what fantasies lie just beyond the unknown road?
Do you know, the miracles that could be found they're waiting down the
so it goes, a few more cornerstones that could be yours;
Ever get the thought you were mistaken? Ever think about the stones
you've left un-turned?
More chances slip away with every passing day; suffering with cold,
You're so afraid you might get burned, and wondering can take it's toll
and wondering you can rack your
skull, and wondering can send your imagination up a tree,
wondering what fantasies lie just beyond the unknown road.
Time is right now of the essence, time is right to learn your lessons,
Time is all that you have left, things you've contemplated,
the unknown road is one
I walk down my old street, used to be home for me,
and now there's spraypaint on the walls;
I see a house that at one time looked nice, but now it is abandoned:
There's nothing left at all.
So why, why must we let our chances fly,
When oh when oh will we ever see hope again?
Why, why, why is it hard to say goodbye?
Well oh well oh at least I can still remember when our city used to
be such a beautiful place,
Now you can't walk down the street and think you'll see the same.
My hands are in the air, It makes no sense to me I cannot explain this
My first trip to city I remember thinking that the buildings stood so
and when I see that my old stomping ground is
just a ravaged, they seem so small now.
Feel like I'm living in someone else's-dream,
It dosen't seem this is the way that things should be,
it's like a dark cloud swallowed up humanity, whatever it is, it is
Homesickness is the flu that surrounds me, A virus spreading through
It astounds me: Homesickness
Time To Burn
Time - never bothered me till I saw it slipping slowly away from me,
and time took my years away; Give me back my memories of a better day.
And now I've got a lot to lose, I've got a lot to learn and no time
Rain - spoiled a sunny day Till I saw those cleansing drops took the
and change always frightened me till I changed into the man I always
knew I could be.
It's Up To Me
Held down by a heavy sky, I followed rules and I don't know why;
Ignored the options that I could not see, Indecision had a hold of me;
Followed the paththat was forced by fate, I never saw the hour was getting
I never cared what I turned out to be, I sensed something wrong, now
it's up to me.
I got the chance now I'm gonna take it, I don't know,
I might not even make it I'll follow rules that are made up by me,
I wasted time too long:
now it's up to me, It's up to me to be all I can be*
(Cita de R.W. Emerson)
It's up to me.
Looked to the past for some history, looked for the sum of humanity,
a list of laws they passed down through time, a ruthless plot to control
I gotta make a plan for myself, Can't look to you can't look to anybody
only this way am I truly free;
I wasted time too long, now it's up to me.
All the rules that I see have taken old inside of me,
so much to lose, so many kinds;
one thing comes to mind: time.
I gotta make a plan for my life, I gotta take the time to get it right,
I gotta be the person I gotta be, I gotta make a plan and now it's up
You Can Demand
Hey listen people, I'd like to say a million minds have a choice but
they choose to walk this way,
so when its time to make your decisions true remember who it is
youre fighting for, it's you,
no one can tell you how you should feel inside,
what's right from wrong is a choice you make up in your own mind;
think you should, well you got time, no matter what the case may be,
you can demand.
You can demand what you want and take it,
you can command all the rules and break them,
you can demand and when the times you wanted to do more just keep
your head out of the clouds and keep your feet on the floor;
and when you think that at times it's tough to do, remember who it is
you're looking out, for you,
don't let them trick you with fancy words, as long as you're able to
see through the lines,
you'll be just fine; think you should hurry, well you got time,
no matter what the case may be, you can demand,
you can demand what you need and I'll tell you
If you can't understand this way of life,
your way of living how you don't like, won't suffice,
look at all the things you have then decide, it's your life and realize
you can demand.
Life, I was a lonely man with my lead boots nailed to the floor,
dancing the best that I can, sweets took the pain away;
I saw a cold death at the end of the line, so I started to pray up towards
but knew no one would answer me, I asked the trees why they grew toward
I asked the clouds and they rained down bad luck on my;
oh my god why has thou forsaken me?
I asked the teachers who taught me rules to obey,
I asked the sages and prophets through time.
Came up nothing but a hole where my faith had laid no reason, no rite.
Nothing feels fine tonight, crime it was a price to pay,
I found the whole world as guilty as I, it took the danger away;
hate, it was so easy to do, you just directed all you anger at fear
and then you follow it through,
I went to churches and schools to decide for me.
I went to prophets to plea for my life, went to my parents who gave
this dark life to me.
Oh my god oh why hast thou forsaken me?
I don't need to, I don't want to, I don't want to wonder why.
If you don't want to hear my problems well you can fuck off and die.
You dont know, don't say you know,
give me some answers for my life, now got some explained to do,
I've got to come up with solutions in time
before my future is through;
hope for my new promise today, still I
got this strange feeling that time is slowly slipping away...
You never listen, you never know, never, the leader you always follow
cause it's you doing it,
you say that it's alright, to yourself you're lying,
I don't wanna see you dying before you know it, you're all alone,
your can is empty, you feel such sorrow, you think that using all your
best friends is alright,
to yourself you're lyin'
Can't you see it, can't you feel that your
vices are ruining your life and on and on?
Your vices are ruining your life, your mind, your vices are ruining
why can't you stop that vice from ending your life?
You're always missing, you're always slow, used to be so deep, now you're
another friend out there, no, I don't think it's right; your soul is
can't you hear your mother crying?
Take your medicine thru your nose, fine today but what about tomorrow?
Say it does not control you but think I might, you've hit rock bottom
Can't you see it? Can't you see that you're
telling lies and for help you are crying?
I keep on knocking but there's nobody home, you're telling lies, living
high, now you're dying;
if you want somebody's help, why don't you answer the door?
City Is Burning
Society reflects tonight, an ugly mirror showing an animal instinct,
a twisted way to wrong a right, how many dead before the sun comes arising?
Lock your doors and close your eyes, sit
back and watch TV while the problem grows outside,
lock your doors and shut off your minds while you are safe inside;
the city is burning tonight, blinding lights burn in the sky,
a mass of shadows darkness usually hides, animals out of their cage,
who will burn their own environment without any shame?
So your guess is as good as mine, will
any good come out of this?
We'll know in time, until that time lets not regress,
let's learn our lesson before there's another uprising.
Dying To Know
I'll carry the torch, feed off my flame, love is the hottest word for
it knows my name and your spirit cuts through me like a silent sword
and leaves its score inside.
Everytime I take a chance, take it, everytime
a rule to break, break it,
everytime I charge my mind, change it, everytime there's a suicide,
you know what's on my mind;
you're everywhere, I try to hide, i'm threatened by your suicide,
I'll test my faith till satisfied my god, I need to know. I know there's
got to be a place,
a heaven for the human race, why do I need to die to go?
I need to know, I'm dyin' to know; well good book says "love"
should be the best thing you can feel,
so you gotta stand by your faith exactly what they say is real,
so you push this back in your mind cause the thought was too intense:
that don't make sense.
Gotta have it, I must know it, here is
my only chance and I ain't gonna blow it,
got to know before i'm out of time, i'm all out of time;
it's burning a hole inside of me, answers to the questions I seek,
burning a hole inside keepin' the flame alive;
I will burn this flame until I know the name I need to know.
I see your problems are all inside, but you don't even know,
if you'd start trying to open your mind then you could just let them
The more that you know, the less that you know,
you'd see those problems are all inside of your mind and soon you'll
find your world is going down;
you've reached the ground, you can't turn around,
you want to start giving up trying, you want to start curling up and
you gotta try to make that test, you gotta start giving your best,
everytime you've got to read the signs before you know where to go;
all this confusion that's trapped in your mind it's just not helping
I can't see why, just can't believe that
you have chose to dwell in your own hell,
leave it alone, youre gonna get
through this yourself, leave it alone,
youre gonna get through this, through your own hell.
Try To Conform
Try, still you get nowhere, try and stay in line and live by all the
rules they say to follow;
try to conform, is in your head, they'll feed you bullshit,
you should swallow, try their style, don't give up, you will blend in;
it's not tough to give up when you've tried to try for so long.
I can't wait to assimilate, just try to
stop me, you willing try but you don't know,
pick yourself up by those bootstraps dude and try;
try, still you get nowhere, try and stay in line and other forms you'll
and if you got something to say, I got a shotgun for a muzzle;
try their style, don't give up, you will blend in,
just try to conform it, doesn't feel the same.
Give And Get
You sit around here just complaining about your life,
think you have nothing, it's not working and you just want to get out;
why don't you take the time and take your blinders off?
You've got to try and make an effort, cause you know that.
What you give is what you get, you have
so much, just look around,
what you give is what you get, if you just take the time to look around
then you will fine;
blame spoiled, rotten brats for things that you don't have,
as it turns out what they possess are not things you'd want anyhow;
get off your high horse and turn that frown upside down,
got helps those who help those who help themselves in any sort of instance.
There's opportunities, yet you don't want
just lie around and watch em go, just a limp body that doesn't
do I feel sorry for you hell?
No, get off your ass, get with the program,
there are so many fun options waiting outside your front door,
think of what you have, not what you don't, cause in the end there's
no one who really gives a shit anymore;
what you give is what you get and what you've been giving, you've been
Clear Your Head
Take all that you've read and all you've heard said,
take every little bit of info clogged up in your head,
then play your sane game, ream out your crowded brain,
you'll feel much better when you clear your head.
I know it's a bitch, you gotta try, you
lose control and would like to know the reason why;
I know it's hard to clear your head, you lose control then life is over,
you are dead.
Now you may ask why, why such a blue sky of all the colors on a palette
you might try your mental landscape it won't help you escape;
You'll feel much better when you clear your head and
soon you'll see a much better way to be,
you'll see the person that you sought to be, you got to be,
get your new clean slate, when all that shit is erased you'll feel much
better, when you clear your head.
Your life is a dump for garbage, sinner
stacked up with the shit of worthless,
refuse from the past, now you're backed up against the wall;
your life is a crowded thought collection,
so many theories dearly handed down to you and you just can't condense
it's your life.