"Last Rides of the Midway"

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RESCUE ME


Things you can’t define you’ll never see until everything you wanted is gone -
You’ve got poison way of living and lying to get what you want
Your power, your money, your twisted motivation
And what you’ll do to have it all
You’ll tie the noose, you can’t refuse it - this time you’re gonna fall

I watch them all as they fall from the sky
I’ve seen political gold on the littered streets
I watch them all as they fall one-by-one-by- one
rescue me

Fueled by greed like Rome under Nero impending storms in the sky
You could build and empire of darkness a part of your noble disguise
Your ignorance your prescience your media parading what’s real you’ll never tell
I t’s tried and true, you can’t refuse it - this world’s going to Hell

You stand above them all yet you were destined to fall - if blood is thicker than water you’d be the blood of a martyr
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TOO FAR TO DIE

When I look around I see a million faces
Going nowhere in a perfect world
T hey’re up bright and early for their daily races no expression in their perfect world
And I think it’s kind of funny but I find it hard to take

Believe, to see, the irony of you and me to loathe the world we know and we are getting one step closer no fear in these eyes - we’ve come to far now to die

We run in circles I see the run down places pushing forward in a broken world
Just another story of how we fall from graces fueled by aggression it’s a troubled world
How much can you take before you give up on your dreams wasting away
And how far will you go to find the answers that you need just for today
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ANOTHER DAY

it's a tale of the modern soul
it's the engine that drives us to be
it's the fabric that was sewn by hypocrisy
it's the answer to contemporary riddles we see
and the causes to problems yet to be

everyday I get a little bit older and I convince myself
that things will change with all our help
are you who you wanna be
elixir of originality
say now what you wanna say
and brace yourself for another day

times we see ahead they aren't so poignantly clear
and we don't wish to admit it but the end is near
"a thousand years" are coming the modern age is here
it consecrates the future yet renders us with fear

everyday I get a little bit older and I convince myself
that things will change with all our help
are you who you wanna be elixir of originality
say now what you wanna say
and brace yourself for another day

against all logic the nation's populace
tend to the business of their daily grind
routines are changeless through the decades of our lives
wither away and accept demise
pressing buttons and riding buses
and watching reality-based TV shows
mailing letters and sitting in traffic
and trudge though the motions
but I want something more
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Voice Of Treason

Something's not right today
There's no direction, the dreams turned grey
There's got to be something better
And we know that we'll find a way
We are a culture unfolding
We're getting closer, closer to the fray
It's time to break down the silence
And take down what stands in our way

Because we are all next in their lie of the season
Listen up close and you'll hear - the voice of treason

We pledge our grievance to the land
All our disciples with blood on their hands
Stories obscene and salacious
Bedroom politics get buried in the sand
Lying to you and to me
With no respect gets played out on TV
Youth shooting, robbing and stealing
Makes for great ratings, but how could this be?

Because we are all next in their lie of the season
Listen up close and you'll hear - the voice of treason

They thrive - on lies
With a smile they sensationalize

We break down - give in
Scathing stories that suck you in
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HOME

long ago we played and we dreamed
with visions of hope and a better life
contentment was so easy to achieve
in the grassy knolls we played
hoping we'd never have to leave

I ask the clouds for reasons why
because it makes no sense to me
my hands are in the air
no reason no rite for this tragedy
I can only wonder when
they might decide to visit again
maybe next time they'll play
or drift across on a lazy day

these kids are holding on for life it seems like
don't have the answers and it doesn't seem right
these kids are holding on for life it seems like
nothing's familiar and it doesn't feel like home

now angry clouds are moving in they swallow humanity
as they commit their moral sins strife
gunshots and pain
these are results of their destructive game

I ask the clouds for reasons why
because it makes no sense to me
my hands are in the air
no reason no rite for this tragedy
I can only wonder when
they might decide to visit again
maybe next time they'll play
or drift across on a lazy day

these kids are holding on for life it seems like
don't have the answers and it doesn't seem right
these kids are holding on for life it seems like
nothing's familiar and it doesn't feel like home
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20 DAYS (SALVATION COMES)

When it’s all too much sends me to the edge
A hole that’s open wide I long to feel her by my side
Wanting to pretend but I don’t think I can with every passing day I feel a million miles away
How will we make it through tomorrow
When we can’t live through today

A never ending day
But something’s gotta change there’s nothing I can do and I’ve got something left to prove
Another casualty got no time to waste
The more and more I try I feel something’s gotta break
How will we make it through tomorrow when we can’t live through today

Like 20 days to a life you run away
It’s like 20 days salvation comes your way

Look back to the days before I lost my way w
When everything was easy and we lived just for today
But things are different now will someone show us how
With every passing day I feel a million miles away
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ANGER RISING

Where do we go to see the finer things in life
We never had the chance to walk this path together
And all the goals you thought you’d reach you never found because
it’s too much work and nothing is for free

Think of all the energy you’ve wasted
How could you let this fall apart
Won’t let you break me down cuz

I can feel the anger rising
But something tells me to let it go

So now that you’ve lost everything and you’re all by yourself will you look for vindication
You’ve cried a thousand times before it’s time to get things right
There’s no romance in dying anyway
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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

Welcome to your judgment day
Forget about the things you’ve learned along the way
Time to throw away your cares you could never resist the glorifying despair
Know where we’re going no way to know it’s just a yearning for someone there to redeem us
Reclaim us when darkness falls

This tragedy I can’t believe look what you’ve done to me now

Show me how so I can see a reason for this suffering and misery
Where all the good men are trampled down and depravity holds the reigning crown

When darkness falls we’ll rise above again

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BRAND NEW HISTORY

USA - no longer a country but a multi-million dollar brand that’s sold to you and me
It’s the American brand it boasts freedom opportunity but one day you will see
The human spirit is dying we buy whatever’s sold by our favorite celebrity in its insidious ways a free authentic life is now far out of reach

Whatever happened to the life an liberty
It’s all a part of a brand new history
Whatever happen to American reality corporate agendas in a brand new history

So what now
As our depression looms we’re all powerless as a sense of betrayal brews
It’s the American brand it boasts freedom opportunity
But one day you will see the human spirit is dying
We buy whatever’s sold by our favorite celebrity in its insidious ways a free authentic life is now far out of reach
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FIND YOUR WAY

Being young the future looked so bright
Eternal fun and eternal life look for the meaning through all the tears
And why you left me standing here
But times have changed and friends have passed
So many questions that are left to ask
Is there one big master plan that can help us all understand

We’re all just castaways h
Hoping to find a way out of this raging sea a sense of urgency
So if you’ve lost your way
Longing for yesterday
Hold close those memories and start living for today

Now I know I need to try inside us your still alive
Teaching me to be a man helping me to do the best that I can
N ow I look around and what do I see I see a world that belongs to me
Take what you’ve learned from those who passed and take the time to make it last

So if your life’s going by too fast dream all the dreams within your grasp before your time is here you need to laugh at all you fear you’ve got to try to take control
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THAT SINKING FEELING

I’ve seen the fire burn
I’ve watched the lessons learned
Like a phoenix in the sky ascend
And knock me down again

I feel the hollow ground got nothing left to lose
And all is well if all else fails because at least we’ll know the truth

No regrets won’t kill me I count the scars but my motives heal me
No regrets today that sinking feeling never goes away

Things will never be the same so cut the loss and walk away
Like a phoenix in the sky ascend and knock me down again

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I BELIEVE

I see it everyday a world caught up in the same division game
I find it hard to see through the eyes of the ones who are always judging me
Cuz they will never know how it feels not to live everyday by the status quo
I’m always gonna strive to live the way that makes me feel the most alive

I believe in youth energy, dreaming everything that you wanna be
I believe in having fun with my friends they’re my brothers ‘till the very end
I believe I’ll never compromise and always face everyday with brand new eyes
I believe I believe - I believe in the power that we all have deep inside

The people on the street they’re looking for the answers to the problems they can’t beat
Don’t know what to believe with so many out there trying to deceive
And now there comes a time in everyone’s life when you must take a look at yourself
It’s hard to realize when you look at the world through halfway opened eyes
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ONE LIFE

One life, one goal, keep it true to the roots you know
one life one goal the roots you know

you set the standard
invest time invest it all
for the love not for the fad
the love and truth so powerful
carve the future of your life
this time reinvent yourself
before you know it your essence
is renewed with something fresh

one life one goal keep it true to the roots you know

you set the standard
invest time invest it all
gotta do things your way
stay on top stay on the ball
you never compromise what you believe
you've got to look deep inside yourself
because this goal will set you free

one life one goal keep it true to the roots you know
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