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the fragile  


LEFT:

1. somewhat damaged

so impressed with all you do
tried so hard to be like you
flew too high and burnt the wing
lost my faith in everything

lick around divine debris
taste the wealth of hate in me
shedding skin succumb defeat
this machine is obsolete

make the choice to go away
drink the fountain of decay
tear a hole exquisite rage
fuck the rest and stand in dead

broken bruised forgotten sore
too fucked up to care anymore
poisoned to my rotten core
too fucked up to care anymore

broken bruised forgotten sore
too fucked up to care anymore
poisoned to my rotten core
too fucked up to care anymore

in the back
off the side
and far away
is a place
where i hide
where i stay
tried to say
tried to ask
i needed to
all alone
by myself
where were you?

how could i
ever think
its funny how
everything that swore it wouldn't change
is different now
just like you
would always say
we'll make it through
then my head
fell apart
and where were you?
how could i
ever think
its funny how
everything you swore would never change
is different now
like you said
you and me
make it through
didn't quite
fell apart
where the fuck were you?


2. the day the world went away

i'd listen to the words he'd say
but in his voice i heard decay
the plastic face forced to portray
all the insides left cold and grey
there is a place that still remains
it eats the fear, it eats the pain
the sweetest price he'll have to pay
the day the whole world went away


3. the frail

instrumental


4. the wretched

just a reflection
just a glimpse
just a little reminder
of all the what abouts
and all the might have
could have beens
another day
some other way
but not another reason to continue
and now you're one of us
the wretched (the wretched) (the wretched)

the hope and prays
the better days
the far aways
forget it (forget it) (forget it)

it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to
it didn't turn out the way you wanted it did it?
it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to
it didn't turn out the way you wanted it did it?

now, you know
this is what it feels like

now, you know
this is what it feels like

the clouds will part and the sky cracks open
and god himself will reach his fucking arm through
just to push you down
just to hold you down
stuck in this hole with the shit and the piss
and its hard to believe it could come down to this
back at the beginning
stinking
spinning

and in the end
we still pretend
the time we spend
not knowing when
you're finally free
and you could be

but it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to
it didn't turn out quite the way that you wanted it

now, you know
this is what it feels like

now, you know
this is what it feels like

(trent says some thing real fast... i dont know what he says)
now (now) you know
this is what it feels like (this is what it feels like)

now, you know
this is what it feels like (you can try to stop it but it keeps on coming, and you can try to stop it but)


5. weīre in this together

I've become impossible
holding on to when
when everything seemed to matter more
the two of us
(all used) all used and beaten up
watching fate as it flowed down the path we have chose

you and me
we're in this together now
none of them can stop us now
we will make it through somehow

you and me
if the world should break in two
until the very end of me
until the very end of you

awake to the sound
as they peel apart the skin
they pick and they pull
trying to get their fingers in
when they've got to kill what we found
when they've got to hate what they fear
when they've got to make it go away
when they've got to make it dissappear

the farther i fall
i'm beside you
as lost as i get
i will find you
the deeper the wound i'm inside you
forever and ever i am a part of

you and me
we're in this together now
none of them can stop us now
we will make it through somehow
you and me
if the world should break in two
until the very end of me
until the very end of you

all that we were is gone we have to hold on
all that we were is gone we have to hold on
when all our hope is gone we have to hold on
all that we were is gone but we can hold on

you and me
we're in this together now
none of them can stop us now
we will make it through somehow
you and me
even after everything
you're the queen and i'm the king
nothing else means anything


6. the fragile

she shines
in a world full of ugliness
she matters
when everything is meaningless

fragile
she doesn't see her beauty
she tries to get away
sometimes
it's just that nothing seems worth saving
i can't watch her slip away

i wont let you fall apart

she reads the minds of all the people as they pass her by
hoping someone can see
if i could fix myself i'd -
but it's too late for me

i wont let you fall apart

we'll find the perfect place to go where we can run and hide
i'll build a wall and we can keep them on the other side
...but they keep waiting
...and picking...

it's something i have to do
i was there, too
before everything else

i was like you


7. just like you imagined

instrumental


8. even deeper

i woke up today
to find myself in the other place
with a trail of my footprints
from where i ran away
it seems everything iíve heard
just might be true
and you know me
(well you think you do)
sometimes i have everything
yet i wish i felt something

do you know how far this has gone
just how damaged have i become
when i think i can overcome
it runs even deeper

in a dream i'm a different me
with a perfect you
we fit perfectly
and for once in my life i feel complete
and i still wanna ruin it
afraid to look
as clear as day
this plan has long been underway

i hear them call
i cannot stay
the voice inviting me away

do you know how far this has gone
just how damaged have i become
when i think i can overcome
it runs even deeper

everything that matters is gone
all the hands of hope have withdrawn
could you try to help me hang on
it runs

i'm straight
i won't crack
on my way
and i can't turn back

i'm okay
i'm on track
on my way
and i can't turn back

i stayed
on this track
gone too far
and i can't come back

i stayed
on this track
lost my way
can't come back


9. pilgrimage

instrumental


10. no, you donīt

smiling in their faces
while filling up the hole
so many dirty little places
in your filthy little worn out
broken down see through soul

baby's got a problem
tries so hard to hide
got to keep it on the surface
because everything else is dead on the other side

teeth in the necks of everyone you know
you can keep on sucking until the blood won't flow
when it starts to hurt it only helps it grow
taking all you need
(but not this time)

no, you don't

and just for the record
just so you know
i did not believe
that you could sink so low

you think that you can beat them
i know that you won't
you think you have everything
but no, you don't

no, you don't


11. la mer

instrumental

*and when the day arrives
*iíll become the sky
*and iíll become the sea

*and the sea will come to kiss me
*for i am going
*home

**nothing can stop me now
**nothing can stop me now
**nothing can stop me now

**nothing can stop me now
**nothing can stop me now


12. the great below

staring at the sea
will she come
is there hope for me
after all is said and done
anything at any price

all of this for you
all the spoils of a wasted life
all of this for you

all the world has closed her eyes
tired faith all worn and thin
for all we could have done
and all that could have been

ocean pulls me close
and whispers in my ear
the destiny i've chose
all becoming clear
the currents have their say
the time is drawing near
washes me away
makes me disappear

and i descend from grace
in arms of undertow
i will take my place
in the great below

i can still feel you
even so far away


RIGHT:

1. the way out is through

all i've undergone
i will keep on

underneath it all
we feel so small
until heavens fall
but still we crawl

all i've undergone
i will keep on


2. into the void

tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away
tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away

tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away
tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away

talking to myself all the way to the station
pictures in my head of the final destination
all lined up
(all the ones that arenít allowed to stay)
tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away

tried to save a place from the cuts and the scratches
tried to overcome my complications and the catches
nothing ever grows and the sun doesnít shine all day
tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping away

tried to save myself but myself keeps slipping


3. where is everybody?

did you happen to catch
or did it happen so fast
or what you thought would always last
has passed you by
is everything speeding up
or am i slowing down
i'm just spinning around
and i don't know why
all the pieces don't fit
but i really didnít really give a shit
i never wanted to be like you
but for all i aspire
i am really a liar
and i'm running out of things i can do

i'd like to stay
but every day
everything pushes me farther away
if you could show
help me to know
how its supposed to be
where did it go

pleading and
needing and
bleeding and
breeding and
feeding
exceeding
where is everybody

trying and
lying
defying
denying
crying and
dying
where is everybody

well okay, enough
you've had your fun
but come on there has got to be someone
hasn't yet become
so numb
and succomb
and
god damn i am so tired of pretending
of wishing i was ending
when all i'm really doing is trying to hide
and keep it inside
and fill it with lies
open my eyes
maybe i wish i could try

pleading and
needing and
bleeding and
breeding
feeding
exceeding
where is everybody

trying and
lying
defying
denying
crying and
dying
where is everybody


4. the mark has been made

instrumental

i'm getting closer
i'm getting closer... all the time


5. please

this is how
it begins
push it away but it all comes back again
all the flesh
all the sin
there was a time when it used to mean just about everything

just like now
just like now

breath, echoing the sound (echoing the sound)
time starts slowing down (time starts slowing down)
sink until i drown (sink until)
i don't ever want to make it stop

and it keeps repeating
will you please complete me

never be enough to fill me up
never be enough to fill me up
never be enough to fill me up
never be enough to fill me up

watch the white
turn to red
it fills up the hole but it grows somewhere else instead
all my life
yeah yeah yeah yeah but it just left me dead
the world is over and i realize it was all in my head

now everything is clear (everything is clear)
i erase the fear (i erase the fear)
i can disappear (i can disappear)
please, i donít ever want to make it stop

you can never leave me
will you please complete me

never be enough to fill me up
never be enough to fill me up


6. starfuckers, inc.

My God sits in the back of the limousine
My God comes in a wrapper of cellophane
My God pouts on the cover of the magazines
My God's a shallow little bitch trying to make a scene

I have arrived and this time you should believe the hype
I listened to everyone now I know that everyone was right
I'll be there for you as long as it works for me
I play a game, it's called insincerity

Starfuckers
Starfuckers
Starfuckers incorporated
Starfuckers

I am every fucking thing a just a little more
I sold my soul but don't you dare call me a whore
And when I suck you off not a drop will go to waste
It's really not so bad you know once you get past the taste (asskisser)

Starfuckers
Starfuckers
Starfuckers incorporated
Starfuckers

All out pain
How did you think we'd get by without you?
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this song is about you

don't you?
starfuckers
starfuckers
starfuckers incorporated
starfuckers

Now I belong I'm one of the chosen ones
Now I belong I'm one of the beautiful ones


7. complication

instrumental


8. iīm looking forward to joining you finally

as black as the night can get
everything is safer now
there's always a way to forget
once you learn to find a way how

in the blur of serenity
where did everything get lost
the flowers of naivete
buried in a layer of frost

the smell of sunshine
i remember sometimes

thought he had it all before they called his bluff
found out that his skin just wasn't thick enough
wanted to go back to how it was before
thought he lost everything
then he lost a whole lot more

a fool's devotion
swallowed up in empty space
the tears of regret
frozen to the side of his face

the smell of sunshine
i remember sometimes

i've done all i can do
could i please come with you
sweet smell of sunshine
i remember sometimes


9. the big come down

there is a game i play
try to make myself okay
try so hard to make the pieces all fit
smash it apart
just for the fuck of it

bye bye ooh

got to get back to the bottom (ooh)
the big come down isn't that what you wanted (ooh)
find a place with the failed and forgotten (ooh)
isn't that really what you wanted now

there is no place i can go there is no way i can hide
it feels like it keeps coming from the inside

there is a hate that burns within
the most desperate place i have ever been
try to get back where i'm from
the closer i get the worse it becomes
the closer i get the worse it becomes

there is no place i can go there is no place i can hide
it feels like it keeps coming from the inside


10. underneath it all

all i do
i can still feel you

numb all through
i can still feel you

hear your call
underneath it all

kill my brain
yet you still remain

crucified
after all i've died
after all i've tried
you are still inside

all i do
i can still feel you

(all i do) (you remain)
(i can still feel you) (i am stained)


11. ripe (with decay)

instrumental






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