The Mantra of Man

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So tired of running, but is it worth staying?
The cross on the front door, this man that I can't ignore.
You judge me, but you don't know me.
How can you blame me when you would do the same thing?

Separate the just man from the ruse.
My father couldn't so how can you?
Black or blue, either way you will always lose.
Put yourself in my shoes.
A choral call in righteous piety. Strength in fertility, sex and vulgarity.
But what do I know? Father, spare me.
I can't even seem to make people love me.
Would you believe any of this too?
You can't save anyone when you’re the bullet that needs to be dogged.
Both of us.

I don't know who I am. You can't help but pretend.
I've made my personality by stealing parts from my friends.
I don't know who I am. You can't help but pretend.
I've made my personality by stealing parts from my friends.

I can't reset. No not again. I can't reset. No not again.

No, I don't have a whole in my chest.
There's just nothing there to see, no emotional meat.
Don't patronize or criticize me when you’re calling touches boys still learning to pee.

Get out… Get out…
Get out my face, you don't care about me.
You don't care about me.

But what if I do?
Listen close.

The man in the black and white collar says he has a purpose for me.
Is it possible that I've found peace?

The sun has never looked so bright until today. That's alright.
Maybe life was a dream, either way I don't care. Decide to stay or fly. I'm taking to the skies.

Motion and focus, straight towards an opus.
In and out, up and down. Either way, I'm ready now.
Now that I've broken through that dark patch of cloud,
it's so great to hear the sound of my heart beating so loud.
It's beating so loud. I'm ready now.

It's been so long and we've crumbled so many walls.
I remember the days when I used to stay up all night and cry (to you saying)

"Promise me that you won't ever leave me.
It's just because I am so lonely at heart and I've been abandoned so many times
by the ones who said they'd always be there, right from the start."

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from Free Form Fiction, released July 15, 2016

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Maryland-based 3-piece progressive metalcore band. Second debut EP "Free Form Fiction" available now!

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