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PAPERCUT:Why does it feel like night today?Something in here's not right today.Why am I so uptight today?Paranoia's all I got leftI don't know what stressed me firstOr how the pressure was fedBut I know just what it feels likeTo have a voice in the back of my headIt's like a face that I hold insideA face that awakes when I close my eyesA face watches every time I lieA face that laughs every time I fall(And watches everything)So I know that when it's time to sink or swimThat the face inside is hearing meRight underneath my skinIt's like I'm paranoid lookin' over my backIt's like a whirlwind inside of my headIt's like I can't stop what I'm hearing withinIt's like the face inside is right beneath my skinI know I've got a face in mePoints out all my mistakes to meYou've got a face on the inside too andYour paranoia's probably worseI don't know what set me off first but I know what I can't standEverybody acts like the fact of the matter isI can't add up to what you can butEverybody has a face that they hold insideA face that awakes when I close my eyesA face watches every time they lieA face that laughs every time they fall(And watches everything)So you know that when it's time to sink or swimThat the face inside is watching you tooRight inside your skinChorusThe face inside is right beneath your skin (3x)The sun goes downI feel the light betray me (Repeat until end)Chorus (Repeat until end)ONE STEP CLOSER:I cannot take this anymoreI'm saying everything I've said beforeAll these words they make no senseI find bliss in ignoranceLess I hear the less you'll sayBut you'll find that out anywayJust like before...Everything you say to meTakes me one step closer to the edgeAnd I'm about to breakI need a little room to breatheCause I'm one step closer to the edgeAnd I'm about to breakI find the answers aren't so clearWish I could find a way to disappearAll these thoughts they make no senseI find bliss in ignoranceNothing seems to go awayOver and over againshut up when I'm talking to youWITH YOU:I woke up in a dream todayTo the cold of the static / and put my cold feet on the floorForgot all about yesterdayRemembering I?m pretending to be where I?m not anymoreA little taste of hypocrisyAnd I?m left in the wake of the mistake / slow to reactEven though you?re so close to meYou?re still so distant / And I can?t bring you backIt?s true / the way I feelWas promised by your faceThe sound of your voicePainted on my memoriesEven if you?re not with meI?m with youYou / Now I see/ keeping everything insideYou / Now I see / Even when I close my eyesI hit you and you hit me backWe fall to the floor / the rest of the day stands stillFine line between this and thatWhen things go wrong I pretend the past isn?t realNow I'm trapped in this memoryAnd I?m left in the wake of the mistake / slow to reactEven though you?re close to meYou?re still so distant / And I can?t bring you backnoNo matter how far we've comeI can't wait to see tomorrowWith youPOINTS OF AUTHORITY:Forfeit the game / Before somebody elseTakes you out of the frame / Puts your name to shameCover up your face / You can?t run the raceThe pace is too fast / You just can?t lastYou love the way I look at youWhile taking pleasure in the awful things you put me throughYou take away if I give inMy lifeMy pride is brokenYou love the things I say I?ll do-The way I?ll hurt myself again just to get back at youYou take away when I give in / my lifeMy pride is brokenYou like to think you?re never wrongYou want to act like you?re someoneYou want someone to hurt like youYou want to share what you?ve been through(You live what you learn)CRAWLING:Crawling in my skinThese wounds / they will not healFear is how I fallConfusing what is realThere?s something inside me that pulls beneath the surfaceConsuming / confusingThis lack of self control I fear is never endingControlling / I can?t seemTo find myself againMy walls are closing in[Without a sense of confidence / I?m convincedthere's just too much pressure to take]I?ve felt this way beforeSo insecureDiscomfort, endlessly has pulled itself upon meDistracting / reactingAgainst my will I stand beside my own reflectionIt?s haunting how I can?t seemTo find myself againMy walls are closing in[Without a sense of confidence / I?m convincedthere's just too much pressure to take]I?ve felt this way beforeSo insecure...RUNAWAY:Graffiti decorationsUnderneath a sky of dustA constant wave of tensionOn top of broken trustThe lessons that you taught meI learn were never trueNow I find myself in questionThey point the finger at me againGuilty by associationYou point the finger at me againPaper bags and angry voicesUnder a sky of dustAnother wave of tensionHas more than filled me upAll my talk of taking actionThese words were never trueNow I find myself in questionThey point the finger at me againGuilty by associationYou point the finger at me againI wanna run awayNever say goodbyeI wanna know the truthInstead of wondering whyI wanna know the answersNo more liesI wanna shut the doorAnd open up my mindGonna run away...BY MYSELF:What do I do to ignore them behind me?Do I follow my instincts blindly?Do I hide my pride / from these bad dreamsAnd give in to sad thoughts that are maddening?Do I / sit here and try to stand it?Or do I / try to catch them red ? handed?Do I trust some and get fooled by phoniness,Or do I trust nobody and live in loneliness?Because I can?t hold on / when I?m stretched so thinI make the right moves but I?m lost withinI put on my daily façade but thenI just end up getting hurt againBy myself [myself]I ask why, but in my mindI find I can?t rely on myselfI can?t hold onTo what I want when I?m stretched so thinIt?s all too much to take inI can?t hold onTo anything watching everything spinWith thoughts of failure sinking inIf ITurn my back I?m defenselessAnd to go blindly seems senselessIf I hide my pride and let it all go on / then they?llTake from me ?till everything is goneIf I let them go I?ll be outdoneBut if I try to catch them I?ll be outrunIf I?m killed by the questions like a cancerThen I?ll be buried in the silence of the answer[by myself]How do you think / I?ve lost so muchI?m so afraid / I?m out of touchHow do you expect / I will know what to doWhen all I know / Is what you tell me toDon?t you knowI can?t tell you how to make it goNo matter what I do, how hard I tryI can?t seem to convince myself whyI?m stuck on the outsideIN THE END:It starts with one thingI don't know whyIt doesn't even matter how hard you trykeep that in mindI designed this rhymeTo explain in due timeAll I knowTime is a valuable thingWatch it fly by as the pendulum swingsWatch it count down to the end of the dayThe clock ticks life awayIt's so unrealDidn't look out belowWatch the time go right out the windowTrying to hold on, but didn't even knowWasted it all just to watch you goI kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apartWhat it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time whenI tried so hardAnd got so farBut in the endIt doesn't even matterI had to fallTo lose it allBut in the endIt doesn't even matterOne thing, I don't know whyIt doesn't even matter how hard you trykeep that in mindI designed this rhyme, to explain in due timeI tried so hardIn spite of the way you were mocking meActing like I was part of your propertyRemembering all the times you fought with meI'm surprised it got so (far)Things aren't the way they were beforeYou wouldn't even recognize me anymoreNot that you knew me back thenBut it all comes back to me (in the end)You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apartWhat it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when IChorusI've put my trust in youPushed as far as I can goAnd for all thisThere's only one thing you should know (2x) ChorusA PLACE FOR MY HEAD:I watch how the moon sits in the skyOn a dark night shining with the light from the sunThe sun doesn't give light to the moonAssuming the moon's going to owe it oneIt makes me think of how you act to meYou do favors and then rapidlyYou just turn around and start asking me aboutThings you want back from mePre chorus:I'm sick of the tension, sick of the hungerSick of you acting like I owe you thisFind another place to feed your greedWhile I find a place to restI want to be in another placeI hate when you say you don't understand(You'll see it's not meant to be)I want to be in the energy, not with the enemyA place for my headMaybe someday I'll be just like you, andStep on people like you do andRun away the people I thought I knewI remember back then who you wereYou used to be calm, used to be strongUsed to be generous, but you should've knownThat you'd wear out your welcomeNow you see how quiet it is, all alonePre chorus (2x)ChorusYou try to take the best of meGo away (8x)ChorusPre chorus (2x)FORGOTTEN:From the top to the bottomBottom to top I stopAt the core I've forgottenIn the middle of my thoughtsTaken far from my safetyThe picture is thereThe memory won't escape meBut why should I care (2x)There's a place so dark you can't see the end(Skies cock back) and shock that which can't defendThe rain then sends dripping acidic questionsForcefully, the power of suggestionThen with the eyes tightly shut looking thought the rust and rotten dustA spot of light floods the floorAnd pours over the rusted world of pretendThe eyes ease open and its dark againChorusBridge:In the memory you'll find meEyes burning upThe darkness holding me tightlyUntil the sun rises upMoving all aroundScreaming of the ups and downsPollution manifested in perpetual soundThe wheels go round and the sunset creeps past theStreet lamps, chain-link, and concreteA little piece of paper with a picture drawnFloats on down the street till the wind is goneThe memory now is like the picture was thenWhen the paper's crumpled up it can't be perfect againChorusBridgeNow you got me caught in the actYou bring the thought backI'm telling you thatI see it right through you (7x)Bridge (2x)PUSHING ME AWAY:I've lied to youThe same way that I always doThis is the last smileThat I'll fake for the sake of being with youPre chorus:(Everything falls apart, even the people who never frown eventually break down)The sacrifice of hiding in a lie(Everything has to end, you'll soon find we're out of time left to watch it all unwind)The sacrifice is never knowingWhy I never walked awayWhy I played myself this wayNow I see your testing me pushes me awayI've tried like youTo do everything you wanted tooThis is the last timeI'll take the blame for the sake of being with youPre chorusChorus (2x)We're all out of time, this is how we find how it all unwindsThe sacrifice of hiding in a lieWe're all out of time, this is how we find how it all unwindsThe sacrifice is never knowingChorus (2x)Pushes me away?(2x)

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