Stranger

by Ambitions

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released November 6, 2007

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Track Name: The Illusion
What more can we stand for?
And who is left to blame?
Calculated chaos
Reflecting back our shame

IT'S TIME

Figures in the darkness.
Motives in the past
Reality is falling
Every step our last

IT'S TIME

Fate divides what stands before me
Callous end to empty words
No one left to hear the warnings
But I'm ready, and we're ready

Did we make a difference?
A monumental change?
Vanity and values
Chapters in a page

Fate divides what stands before me
Callous end to empty words
No one left to hear the warnings,
But I'm ready, and we're ready

The image still by my side
The sun expectantly shines
Through the illusion
Track Name: Sinking
Disowned, dishonored,
The crop of yesterday,

Why are we faithful?

Labeled, positioned
Stripped of our right to grow

What do we fight for?

We are not giving up hope,
Not searching for a place to stand,

Consumed, discarded,
Victims of judgments passed,

Why are we faithful?

A curse, a burden,
Our time not meant to last,

What do we fight for?

We are not giving up hope,
Not searching for a place to stand,
Hiding the fear in our face,
Endlessly holding our place,

We're not giving up hope,
We're not here to take back the night,
Or make this alright,

SINKING, TREADING

They'll cut you down right where you stand

SINKING

Forced out by their demand

TREADING THROUGH
Track Name: Fact Remains
Wasted days I can't rewind
The lessons I have learned
Thankless sun that never shined
The pages I have burned.
A social fading you will find,
May be a life upgrading.

Well I've done my share of defending,
You've done your share of pretending.
The petals wilted months before,
But gardens always bloom some more.
Can't say I always cross my t's,
But I always dot my i's.
And now that I'm through reading lines,
I can ad-lib all of my goodbyes.

It seems much better with this new ending,
We won't interact condescending.
I can kick it to the curb once more,
A dign will read do not disturb.
Can't say I ever felt complete
When I always see through lies.
Now that I'm rid of all deceit,
There is no need to compromise.

This is how lives will separate,
And it's our job to evaluate:
What is worth pushing for,
And when we don't want anymore.
It's ringing clear, it's ringing.
Wasted days I can't rewind
Track Name: Calamity
Heaven's exploding
And I'm feeling strange in my skin
Can we recover?

Picking up pieces and starting again
Showing the world that you won't be afraid

Sudden corrosion
Imploding self to begin
Finding another

Picking up pieces and starting again
Showing the world that you wont be afraid

Your fiction's not my life
Track Name: Rapid Succession
Imprtative motion
Decidedly spoken for
Slowly gaining on me
Slowly gaining on me

I've ripped my seams.
Fell in the cracks between
The things that i feel
Feel like they're worlds away.

Now they separate me

I've lost signal from the outside
Time didn't waste any time
I've been reaching from the inside
Destroying me

I once believed we were the rising seed
But we retreat with every passing day
Track Name: Overstep
I've heard the words "united front"
The great escape that you've undone.
Philosophy dimmed by the atmosphere.
(I've played the hand that you borrowed)

I'm cutting cords, removing

(I've lived today for tomorrow)

I'm cutting cords, removing

Emotive overflowing
No use in overcoming

Recapturing sincerity
Repackaging your shallow game
I'll separate creations I have made
You'll contemplate who to follow

I'm cutting cords, removing

Emotive overflowing
No use in overcoming
So you can have your winner now...

I'm breathing now, with the instincts I forgot.
Your door is slamming shut,
I close it with a smile
Track Name: Post Script
Subtle institution
Keeping you in check
Silent retribution
Feelings left unsaid

Sentiments discarded
Bridges must be burned
Your sudden disappearance
Follows your concern

Why are you turning away?

Saving reputation
Confidence restored
Meaningless directives
Where is your reward?

Why are you turning away?
Why has it all been erased?

Turn away if there will be no understanding
Turn away if that's the way you really feel
You can mike it first
I'd rather make it real

These ashes scattered so you can find reprieve
Four yellowed secrets are your remnants of me.

Postscript
Track Name: Losing Control
Just another patron
Watching this unfold
Holding onto senses
Tracing empty walls

How much can I take?
Counting every breath

LOSING CONTROL

There's no connection
No greater cause
No perfect meaning
Just superficial laws

How much can I take?
Counting every breath

LOSING CONTROL
LOSING CONTROL of my life
No matter what happens now, it won't be the same
Denounce reality, frame by frame

I've seen the lies that stem from it
I've seen the contradiction
The truth arranged in mirroring
Condemned by contemplation

My whole life changed in that one pivotal moment
Now i refuse to look back.

"Throughout the whole absurd life I'd lived,
a dark wind had been rising toward me
from somewhere deep in my future...
It was as if I had waiting all this time
for this moment and for the first light
of this dawn to be vindicated."
Track Name: Culmination (of My Life's Work)
Monitoring imperfection
Throwing faith in wrong directions
Regulated, silencing
Can this be just what it means?
Voices overpowering

Finally it speaks through me

Channel tumeless hand
I'm discovering
Moves to suffocate
Measured over, sources open

Synchronize the dueling moments that define
Sacrifice means clearing letter from the line
Track Name: Between Breaths
Speechless vows unbroken
Shattered lives to open

Disconcerting Vision
Remedy Suspicion

So consciously planning escape
From the name that they gave you
From the ways that they showed you

So consciously planning escape
From the name that they gave you
From the way they disowned you

You've taken yours
Now I'm taking mine
If I could bring you back with me I would...

My verdicts read (guilty)
My spirits' fed (resting)
I'm documenting what I've seen

Reacting clearer where I go
Unwinding string that don't unfold

Sullen eyes have opened
Now I've had my say
Track Name: Redemptive Souls
I'm skipping over a last request
I'm overriding the chance to confess
Resolutions I can't betray
Leaving echoes to mark my way

And I must go....

It's too late in the game
For me to make an escape
I'm still running in place
(Remember my name)

Keep making your way
At the end of the day
There'll be no one left to blame
(Cause it's never gonna last)

Read on and fill the voided role
Your preface is my epilogue.

Vindication with open hands
Dead revisions I've laid to rest
Folding corners on things I've said
Conversations I'll play again

And I must let go....
It's too late in the game
For me to make an escape
I'm still running in place
(Remember my name)

Keep making your way
At the end of the day
There'll be no one to blame
(Cause it's never gonna last)

Like weapons to the wounded
And guidance to the damned
Communicating backwards
I hope you understand