Lyrics

PRELUDE

(Instrumental)

A MOMENT WITH YOU

Looking at you
And the way you are
Is going to leave
An unbearable scar
Controlling myself
I’m holding back
Then I realize my mind’s
Been caught in the act

Now I’m going to bust
I just need a chance
I won’t even leave without
A long glance
Could it happen
Should I trust in fate
For one moment with you
I just can’t wait

It’s happened before
I won’t let again
I’ve got this moment
I should just give in
What will it take
What should I do
And all it will take
Is a moment with you

So should I approach
Or should I leave
This is quite a web
That I’ve begun to weave
He’s not fit for you
Your love’s not good
What he won’t do
You know I would

It’s happened before
I won’t let again
I’ve got this moment
I should just give in
So here I come
Approaching you
To see what this moment
Can turn in to

SLAVES OF PLEASURE

There are hundreds of people out this evening
But I’m sitting here all alone
My expectation got the better of me
I’m not as spiked as I was an hour ago
The magnetism the synergism
I’m too tired to play anymore
This game is too long, this game is so wrong
But this particular trap
Leaves me wanting for more

The slaves of pleasure bring me here tonight
They push me in the crowd and labor in my mind
Shoving drink after drink in my hands in my mouth
Painting pictures of heaven and bringing colors to sounds
Where the corners of the room mesh with the edge of my soul
I’m blind as they lead me to their castles of gold
Spinning way too fast but moving much too slow
I’ve done whatever they ask, they’ve taken me home

Tanked up turned on and cold
But I’m comfortable with this
It maybe too easy and a bit sad
But I’ll take the risk
I’ll jeopardize it all
For the kings and the queens of fun
Answer that voice inside your heart
And take your place on my throne

The slaves of pleasure bring me here tonight
They push me in the crowd and labor in my mind
Shoving drink after drink in my hands in my mouth
Painting pictures of heaven and bringing colors to sounds
Where the corners of the room mesh with the edge of my soul
I’m blind as they lead me to their castles of gold
Spinning way too fast but moving much too slow
I’ve done whatever they ask, they’ve taken me home

CHANGE THE WORDS

I’m suspended again
Restless and trapped in lies
Waiting here to feel
A touch that might seem real

All alone in the dark
An end reflects from my eyes
Looking here for signs
Or something quick to silence the cries

Change the words
Rewrite the story
That I’ve etched deep inside
Be cruel
Let the truth sink down
And this hope might fade away
The dark reality’s here
To show me
I’m not the one

I’m surrounded again
With plans that I can’t fulfill
Searching here to find
An image of a happier life

Gripping harder each day
Like sand it falls from my hands
And the tighter that I try to hold
The more I have to just let go

Change the words
Rewrite the story
That I’ve etched deep inside
Be cruel
Let the truth sink down
And this hope might fade away
The dark reality’s here
To show me
I’m not the one

The dark reality’s here
To show me
I’m not the one

THE DAWN

I feel closing time coming on again
When the night leaves you must leave too
I feel the loneliness coming home again
I feel so alone without you
I’ve learned to hate the daybreak
I hate the sun for stealing you away
Spending restless hours after you close my door
In a desolate room I’ll stay

I think the morning rains are the tears of the stars
Crying because you must go
I think the wicked dawn embraces better than me
When it steals you away and leaves me alone

I sense a heartbeat stronger
Than chains that will not free
A hunger that burns and curls within
A shyness I carefully tease
She leaves when the sun calls
Clings to the dewdrops
This existence is an evil thing
But with the dusk I lean toward a trust
That screams and crys and pulls me in

I think the morning rains are the tears of the stars
Crying because you must go
I think the wicked dawn embraces better than me
When it steals you away and leaves me alone

INTERLUDE

(instrumental)

FREE

Are you somewhere here,
Laughing at us all
Was it worth the price,
Or do you sense a loss
Maybe you feel the hurt that flows through me
Or has the pain finally set you free

Are the shadows what you thought,
When you blew through these walls
And the book, is it full of lies
Or are you standing there in awe
Maybe you feel the hurt that flows through me
Or has the pain finally set you free

I’m praying for signs that you’re still here by my side
Remembering times you were filled with life
Do you feel the hurt that flows through me
Or has the pain set you free

DROWNING WORLD

Heavy inside
Like the air is pushing you down
But this gravity
Has always won
And so much energy is spent
Holding it all down
Like treasures lost
You’ve hidden it well

Your two realities clash
One for them and one for yourself
And you only show
What you want them to see
Now the days feel
More pointless than before
And you know it’s time
It’s time to end this war

You’re constantly turning
Tired of building bridges then burning
Your drowning world’s
Coming up for air

Now the pain, is too much
It pushes you back in time
Where faint memories
Come up from so long ago
Without apology
The shift hits
Another life is begging to breathe
When you replace the lies
You know you’re finally free

You’re constantly turning
Tired of building bridges then burning
Your drowning world’s
Coming up for air

DAYS OF HAPPINESS

Distance pulled us
Away from love’s trust
And now our heads are filled
With questions and jealousy
Will we ever
Pull back together
The way we used to be
With faith and security

Those days of happiness
And nights of blissfulness
However far
I won’t forget you
Those days of rhapsody
And nights of ecstasy
This distance won’t keep us apart

Miles between us
Now no one can see us
And we are free to go
In new directions
The memories make me eager
And a little weaker
They fill my days and nights
Questioning what you do

But those days of happiness
And nights of blissfulness
However far
I won’t forget you
Those days of rhapsody
And nights of ecstasy
This distance won’t keep us apart

PERFECT CRIME

Like two criminals
I could see it in your eyes
When we met on the floor
For the very first time
Not a word is said
Your smile said it all
We catch subtle signs
On every beat

Just move in closer
To escape their view
The ones we came here with
Can never see
But the clock intends to kill
Is this how time obtains its thrill
It just keeps moving faster
Like it wants you more

It’s the perfect crime
And no one needs to know
But don’t cross the line
We can never be that close
Oh it’s the perfect crime
And no one needs to know
So don’t cross the line
We can never be that close

It’s unavoidable
A force unseen
That’s pushing pulling sorting
And fueling desire
And this floor’s a sea of sin
Each body a raging fire within
One step nearer
And I’ll be yours

It’s the perfect crime
And no one needs to know
But don’t cross the line
We can never be that close
Oh it’s the perfect crime
And no one needs to know
So don’t cross the line
We can never be that close

Take me now
Just take me
Oh take me now
Just take me

SINKING

They show you all the tricks
You should’ve checked their sleeves
But we are apt pupils
And they are eager to teach
Never an empty glass
No matter where in town
Just when you think it will last
It all comes crashing down

They take you further than you wanted to stray
And keep you longer than you wanted to stay
It cost you more than you were willing to pay
And you’re left sinking
They take you further than you wanted to stray
And keep you longer than you wanted to stay
It cost you more than you were willing to pay
You’re sinking in these sins
You couldn’t wash away

They leave you drifting alone
To get yourself on track
Just as you make it home
They start pulling you back

To take you further than you wanted to stray
And keep you longer than you wanted to stay
It cost you more than you were willing to pay
And you’re left sinking
They take you further than you wanted to stray
And keep you longer than you wanted to stay
It cost you more than you were willing to pay
You’re sinking in these sins
You couldn’t wash away