Songs you'll find the lyrics for on this page....

In The End*
One Step Closer
Pushing Me Away*
Papercut*
With You*
Points of Authority*
Crawling*
Runaway*
By Myself*
A Place For My Head*
Forgotten


In The End Back to the top of the page.

It starts with one thing,
I don't know why,
It doesn't even matter how hard you try.
Keep that in mind,
I designed this rhyme,
To explain in due time,
All I know...
Time is a valuable thing,
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings.
Watch it count down to the end of the day,
The clock ticks life away,
It's so unreal...
Didn't look out below,
Watch the time go right out the window...
Trying to hold on, but didn't even know,
Wasted it all just to watch you go...
I kept everything inside, and even though I tried, it all fell apart.
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when...

I tried so hard,
And got so far...
But in the end,
It doesn't even matter...
I had to fall,
To lose it all...
But in the end,
It doesn't even matter...

One thing, I don't know why,
It doesn't even matter how hard you try...
Keep that in mind,
I designed this rhyme, to remind myself how
I tried so hard...
In spite of the way you were mocking me,
Acting like I was part of your property...
Remembering all the times you fought with me,
I'm surprised it got so (far)...
Things aren't the way they were before,
You wouldn't even recognize me anymore.
Not that you knew me back then,
But it all comes back to me (in the end)...
You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart...
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when I...

I tried so hard,
And got so far...
But in the end,
It doesn't even matter...
I had to fall,
To lose it all...
But in the end,
It doesn't even matter...

I've put my trust in you,
Pushed as far as I can go...
And for all this,
There's only one thing you should know...

I've put my trust in you,
Pushed as far as I can go...
And for all this,
There's only one thing you should know...

I tried so hard,
And got so far...
But in the end,
It doesn't even matter...
I had to fall,
To lose it all...
But in the end,
It doesn't even matter...


One Step Closer Back to the top of the page.

I cannot take this anymore,
I'm saying everything I've said before...
All these words they make no sense,
I find bliss in ignorance.
Less I hear, the less you'll say,
But you'll find that out anyway.
Just like before...

Everything you say to me,
Takes me one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.
I need a little room to breathe,
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.

I find the answers aren't so clear,
Wish I could find a way to disappear...
All these thoughts they make no sense,
I find bliss in ignorance.
Nothing seems to go away...
Over and over again...
Just like before...

Everything you say to me,
Takes me one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.
I need a little room to breathe,
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.

Everything you say to me,
Takes me one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.
I need a little room to breathe,
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to...
Break.

Shut up when I'm talking to you!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up when I'm talking to you!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!
Shut up!

I'm about to break!

Everything you say to me,
Takes me one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.
I need a little room to breathe,
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.

Everything you say to me,
Takes me one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to break.
I need a little room to breathe,
Cause I'm one step closer to the edge,
And I'm about to...
Break...


Pushing Me Away Back to the top of the page.

I've lied to you,
The same way that I always do...
This is the last smile,
That I'll fake for the sake of being with you...

(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 knowing...

Why I never walked away,
Why I played myself this way,
Now I see, your testing me pushes me away... 

Why I never walked away,
Why I played myself this way,
Now I see, your testing me pushes me away...

I've tried like you,
To do everything you wanted too...
This is the last time,
I'll take the blame for the sake of being with you...

(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 knowing...

Why I never walked away,
Why I played myself this way,
Now I see, your testing me pushes me away... 

Why I never walked away,
Why I played myself this way,
Now I see, your testing me pushes me away...

We're all out of time, this is how we find how it all unwinds.
The sacrifice of hiding in a lie...
We're all out of time, this is how we find how it all unwinds.
The sacrifice is never knowing...

Why I never walked away,
Why I played myself this way,
Now I see, your testing me pushes me away...

Why I never walked away,
Why I played myself this way,
Now I see, your testing me pushes me away...

Pushes me away...


Papercut Back to the top of the page.

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 left...
I don't know what stressed me first.
Or how the pressure was fed.
But I know just what it feels like,
To have a voice in the back of my head.
It's like a face that I hold inside,
A face that awakes when I close my eyes,
A face watches every time I lie,
A face that laughs every time I fall...
(And watches everything...)
So I know that when it's time to sink or swim.
That the face inside is hearing me.
Right underneath my skin...

It's like I'm paranoid, lookin' over my back.
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head,
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within...
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin!

I know I've got a face in me,
Points out all my mistakes to me.
You've got a face on the inside too, and
Your paranoia's probably worse...
I don't know what set me off first, but I know what I can't stand,
Everybody acts like the fact of the matter is,
I can't add up to what you can, but...
Everybody has a face that they hold inside,
A face that awakes when I close my eyes,
A face watches every time they lie,
A face that laughs every time they fall...
(And watches everything...)
So you know that when it's time to sink or swim.
That the face inside is watching you too,
Right inside your skin...

It's like I'm paranoid, lookin' over my back.
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head,
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within...
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin!

It's like I'm paranoid, lookin' over my back.
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head,
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within...
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin!

The face inside is right beneath your skin...
The face inside is right beneath your skin...
The face inside is right beneath your skin...

The sun goes down,
I feel the light betray me...
The sun goes down,
I feel the light betray me...

The sun...
It's like I'm paranoid, lookin' over my back.
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head,
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within...
(I feel the light betray me...)
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin!

The sun...
It's like I'm paranoid, lookin' over my back.
It's like a whirlwind inside of my head,
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within...
(I feel the light betray me...)
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within...
(The sun...)
It's like I can't stop what I'm hearing within...
It's like the face inside is right beneath my skin!


With You Back to the top of the page.

I woke up in a dream today,
To the cold of the static, and put my cold feet on the floor.
Forgot all about yesterday,
Remembering, I'm pretending to be where I'm not anymore.
A little taste of hypocrisy,
And I'm left in the wake of the mistake -- slow to react.
Even though you're so close to me,
You're still so distant, and I cant bring you back...

Its true, the way I feel.
Was promised by your face...
The sound of your voice,
Painted on my memories...
Even if you're not with me,
I'm with you.

You, now I see, keeping everything inside...
With you...
You, now I see, even when I close my eyes...

I hit you and you hit me back,
We fall to the floor, the rest of the day stands still...
Fine line between this and that,
When things go wrong, I pretend the past isn't real...
Now I'm trapped in this memory,
And I'm left in the wake of the mistake -- slow to react.
Even though you're close to me,
You're still so distant, and I cant bring you back...

Its true, the way I feel.
Was promised by your face...
The sound of your voice,
Painted on my memories...
Even if you're not with me,
I'm with you.

You, now I see, keeping everything inside...
With you...
You, now I see, even when I close my eyes...
With you...
You, now I see, keeping everything inside...
With you...
You, now I see, even when I close my eyes...

No,
No matter how far we've come...
I can't wait to see tomorrow.
No matter how far we've come, I...
I can't wait to see tomorrow,
With you...
You, now I see, keeping everything inside...
With you...
You, now I see, even when I close my eyes...
With you...
You, now I see, keeping everything inside...
With you...
You, now I see, even when I close my eyes...


Points of Authority Back to the top of the page.

Forfeit the game, before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame, and puts your name to shame.
Cover up your face, you canít run the race,
The pace is too fast, you just won't last.

You love the way I look at you,
While taking pleasure in the awful things you put me through...
You take away, if I give in...
My life,
My pride... is broken.

You like to think youíre never wrong.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to act like youíre someone.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want someone to hurt like you.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to share what youíve been through.
(You live what you've learned.)

You love the things I say Iíll do --
The way Iíll hurt myself again, just to get back at you...
You take away when I give in...
My life,
My pride... is broken.

You like to think youíre never wrong.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to act like youíre someone.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want someone to hurt like you.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to share what youíve been through.
(You live what you've learned.)

Forfeit the game, before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame, and puts your name to shame.
Cover up your face, you canít run the race,
The pace is too fast, you just won't last.

Forfeit the game, before somebody else
Takes you out of the frame, and puts your name to shame.
Cover up your face, you canít run the race,
The pace is too fast, you just won't last.

You like to think youíre never wrong.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to act like youíre someone.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want someone to hurt like you.
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to share what youíve been through.
(You live what you've learned.)

You like to think youíre never wrong -- Forfeit the game...
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to act like youíre someone -- Forfeit the game...
(You live what you've learned.)
You want someone to hurt like you -- Forfeit the game...
(You live what you've learned.)
You want to share what youíve been through.
(You live what you've learned.)


Crawling Back to the top of the page.

Crawling in my skin...
These wounds, they will not heal!
Fear is how I fall, 
Confusing what is real...

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface,
Consuming,
Confusing...
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending,
Controlling...
I can't seem,
To find myself again...
My walls are closing in...
(Without a sense of confidence,
I'm convinced there's just too much pressure to take.)
I've felt this way before,
So insecure...

Crawling in my skin...
These wounds, they will not heal!
Fear is how I fall,
Confusing what is real...

Discomfort, endlessly has pulled itself upon me,
Distracting,
Reacting...
Against my will I stand beside my own reflection,
It's haunting, how I can't seem,
To find myself again...
My walls are closing in...
(Without a sense of confidence,
I'm convinced there's just too much pressure to take)
I've felt this way before,
So insecure...

Crawling in my skin...
These wounds, they will not heal!
Fear is how I fall, 
Confusing what is real...

Crawling in my skin...
These wounds, they will not heal!
Fear is how I fall, 
Confusing...
Confusing what is real...

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface,
Consuming...
Confusing what is real...
This lack of self-control I fear is never ending,
Controlling...
Confusing what is real...


Runaway Back to the top of the page.

Graffiti decorations,
Underneath a sky of dust...
A constant wave of tension,
On top of broken trust...
The lessons that you taught me,
I learn were never true...
Now I find myself in question...
They point the finger at me again.
Guilty by association...
You point the finger at me again.

I wanna run away,
Never say goodbye!
I wanna know the truth,
Instead of wondering why...
I wanna know the answers,
No more lies!
I wanna shut the door,
And open up my mind.

Paper bags and angry voices,
Under a sky of dust...
Another wave of tension,
Has more than filled me up.
All my talk of taking action,
These words were never true...
Now I find myself in question...
They point the finger at me again.
Guilty by association...
You point the finger at me again.

I wanna run away,
Never say goodbye!
I wanna know the truth,
Instead of wondering why...
I wanna know the answers,
No more lies!
I wanna shut the door,
And open up my mind.

Gonna run away,
And never say goodbye!
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...

Gonna run away,
And never wonder why!
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...

Gonna run away,
And open up my mind!
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...
Gonna run away...

I wanna run away,
Never say goodbye!
I wanna know the truth,
Instead of wondering why...
I wanna know the answers,
No more lies!
I wanna shut the door,
And open up my mind.

I wanna run away,
And open up my mind...


By Myself Back to the top of the page.

What do I do to ignore them behind me? 
Do I follow my instincts blindly?
Do I hide my pride, from these bad dreams,
And 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 thin.
I make the right moves, but I'm lost within...
I put on my daily facade but then,
I just end up getting hurt again,
By myself (myself!)...
I ask why, but in my mind,
I find I can't rely on myself (myself!)...
I ask why, but in my mind,
I find I can't rely on myself...

I can't hold on,
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin...
It's all too much to take in...
I can't hold on,
To anything, watching everything spin...
With thoughts of failure sinking in...

If I,
Turn my back I'm defenseless,
And to go blindly seems senseless...
If I hide my pride and let it all go on, then they'll 
Take from me Ďtill everything is gone...
If I let them go Ill be outdone,
But if I try to catch them Ill be outrun...
If I'm killed by the questions like a cancer,
Then Ill be buried in the silence of the answer...
By myself (myself!)...
I ask why, but in my mind,
I find I can't rely on myself (myself!)...
I ask why, but in my mind,
I find I can't rely on myself...

I can't hold on,
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin...
It's all too much to take in...
I can't hold on,
To anything, watching everything spin...
With thoughts of failure sinking in...

How do you think, I've lost so much?
I'm so afraid, I'm out of touch...
How do you expect, I will know what to do...
When all I know, is what you tell me to?
Don't you know,
I can't tell you how to make it go!
No matter what I do, how hard I try,
I can't seem to convince myself why!
I'm stuck on the outside...

Don't you know,
I can't tell you how to make it go!
No matter what I do, how hard I try,
I can't seem to convince myself why!
I'm stuck on the outside...

I can't hold on,
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin...
It's all too much to take in...
I can't hold on,
To anything, watching everything spin...
With thoughts of failure sinking in...

I can't hold on,
To what I want when I'm stretched so thin...
It's all too much to take in...
I can't hold on,
To anything, watching everything spin...
With thoughts of failure sinking in...


A Place For My Head Back to the top of the page.

I watch how the moon sits in the sky,
On a dark night, shining with the light from the sun...
The sun doesn't give light to the moon,
Assuming the moon's going to owe it one.
It makes me think of how you act to me,
You do favors, and then rapidly
You just turn around, and start asking me about
Things you want back from me.

I'm sick of the tension, sick of the hunger.
Sick of you acting like I owe you this.
Find another place to feed your greed,
While I find a place to rest.

I want to be in another place,
I 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 enemy...
A place for my head...

Maybe someday I'll be just like you, and
Step on people like you do, and
Run away all the people I thought I knew.
I remember back then who you were:
You used to be calm, used to be strong.
Used to be generous, but you should've known,
That you'd wear out your welcome.
Now you see how quiet it is, all alone...

I'm sick of the tension, sick of the hunger.
Sick of you acting like I owe you this.
Find another place to feed your greed,
While I find a place to rest.

I'm sick of the tension, sick of the hunger.
Sick of you acting like I owe you this.
Find another place to feed your greed,
While I find a place to rest.

I want to be in another place,
I 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 enemy...
A place for my head...

You try to take the best of me...
Go away!
You try to take the best of me...
Go away!
You try to take the best of me...
Go away!
You try to take the best of me...
Go away!
You try to take the best of me...
Go away!
You try to take the best of me...
Go away!
You try to take the best of me...
Go away!
You try to take the best of me...
Go away!

I want to be in another place,
I 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 enemy...
A place for my head...

I am so sick of the tension, sick of the hunger.
Sick of you acting like I owe you this.
Find another place to feed your greed,
While I find a place to rest.

I'm sick of the tension, sick of the hunger.
Sick of you acting like I owe you this. 
(Stay away!)
Find another place to feed your greed, (Away!)
While I find a place to rest.


Forgotten Back to the top of the page.

From the top to the bottom,
Bottom to top I stop.
At the core I've forgotten,
In the middle of my thoughts.
Taken far from my safety,
The picture is there.
The memory won't escape me...
But why should I care?

From the top to the bottom,
Bottom to top I stop.
At the core I've forgotten,
In the middle of my thoughts.
Taken far from my safety,
The picture is there.
The memory won't escape me...
But why should I care?

There's a place so dark you can't see the end,
(Skies cock back) and shock that which can't defend.
The rain then sends dripping acidic questions,
Forcefully, the power of suggestion.
Then with the eyes tightly shut, looking thought the rust and rotten dust,
A spot of light floods the floor,
And pours over the rusted world of pretend,
The eyes ease open and its dark again.

From the top to the bottom,
Bottom to top I stop.
At the core I've forgotten,
In the middle of my thoughts.
Taken far from my safety,
The picture is there.
The memory won't escape me...
But why should I care?

In the memory you'll find me,
Eyes burning up...
The darkness holding me tightly,
Until the sun rises up...

Moving all around,
Screaming of the ups and downs.
Pollution manifested in perpetual sound,
The wheels go round, and the sunset creeps past the
Street lamps, chain-link, and concrete...
A little piece of paper with a picture drawn,
Floats on down the street till the wind is gone,
The memory now is like the picture was then...
When the paper's crumpled up, it can't be perfect again...

From the top to the bottom,
Bottom to top I stop.
At the core I've forgotten,
In the middle of my thoughts.
Taken far from my safety,
The picture is there.
The memory won't escape me...
But why should I care?

In the memory you'll find me,
Eyes burning up...
The darkness holding me tightly,
Until the sun rises up...

Now you got me caught in the act,
You bring the thought back!
I'm telling you that,
I see it right through you!

Now you got me caught in the act,
You bring the thought back!
I'm telling you that,
I see it right through you!

Now you got me caught in the act,
You bring the thought back!
I'm telling you that,
I see it right through you!

Now you got me caught in the act,
You bring the thought back!
I'm telling you that,
I see it right through you!

Now you got me caught in the act,
You bring the thought back!
I'm telling you that,
I see it right through you!

Now you got me caught in the act,
You bring the thought back!
I'm telling you that,
I see it right through you!

Now you got me caught in the act,
You bring the thought back!
I'm telling you that,
I see it right through you!

In the memory you'll find me,
Eyes burning up...
The darkness holding me tightly,
Until the sun rises up...

In the memory you'll find me,
Eyes burning up...
The darkness holding me tightly,
Until the sun rises up...