The Oracle

CRYIN’ LIKE A BITCH!!
Strut on by like the king
Telling everybody they know nothing
And long what you thought you were
Time aint on your side anymore (anymore)

And so
You tell me I
Can take my chances
But I told you
One too many times
And you were cryin’ like a bitch

I’m tougher than nails
I can promise you that
Step out of line
And you’ll get bitch slapped back
And you can run
Oh your little mouth all day
But the hand of God just
Smacked you back into yesterday

And so
You tell me I
Can take my chances
But I told you
One too many times
And you were cryin’ like a bitch
You were cryin’ like a bitch

Blinded by your sacred faded past times
Only time is enemy
Granted a second a second chance
To prove that your arrogance
Is stronger than you’ll ever be
Stronger than you can be

And so
You tell me I
Can take my chances
But I told you
One too many times
And you were cryin’ like a bitch
You wonder why
No one can stand you
And there’s no denying
You were cryin’ like a bitch

SAINTS AND SINNERS
Grown from a seed of hope
I’ve never known
Been raised by the surroundings
Of a home so cold, so cold
If I only knew what I know

I’ll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I’m one part saint and two part sinner
And the last part is still on the line

We pray even when we know nobody cares
And make everything we know turn into fear
And then disappear
If I only knew what I know

I’ll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I’m one part saint and two part sinner
And the last part is still on the line

Shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I’m one part saint and two part sinner
And the last part is still on the line

Eye for an eye they told me for some time
No way to hide from what’s inside
What’s inside of me

I’ll shake my fist up to the sky
Just keeping my dreams alive
I’m one part saint and two part sinner
And the last part is still on the line

WAR AND PEACE
Dance with the devil inside of me
I’m longing for a second chance
And taste what seems to remind me
Of all my skulls and skeletons

Live and let live
Die and let die

War and peace in my hand
My temptations
This war and peace inside
Will take me to the end

Hell awaits, it’s closing in on me
It strokes its hand down on my back
And no more mistakes
My intentions are finally clear
From how I’ve always been

Live and let live
Die and let die

War and peace in my hand
My temptations
This war and peace inside
Won’t end

War and peace in my hand
This war and peace
Inside my head
Will take me to the end

LOVE-HATE-SEX-PAIN
In this life I’m me
Just sitting here alone
By the way I tried to say
I’d be there for you

Walk the silent emptiness
That leads me by my hand
And throw away
What I don’t understand as a man

Love-hate-sex-pain
It’s complicating me sometimes
This love-hate-sex-pain
It’s underestimated lies

And I wonder as I tear away my skin
It’s taken me so long to stitch
These wounds from where I’ve been

And mother please don’t bury me
I’m begging for my life
It’s hard to say that I would be complete
Before I die

Love-hate-sex-pain
It’s complicating me sometimes
This love-hate-sex-pain
It’s underestimated lies

Don’t you worry, please
And don’t you leave me
Because I’ll surely slip away
Through love-hate-sex and pain
I fall away into
Love-hate-sex and pain

WHAT IF?
Been disconnected for so long
And left my mark here along the way
So many years have come and gone
So many fears have remained the same

I see a faith, I swim and play
Yet drowning all possibilities
Beyond what I believe and know
I cut the cord free of home again

It turns to silence
A silence sometimes I can hear
Internal violence
A struggle deep within, what if?

What if I leave, could I still breathe?
What if I breathe, could I still be?
And if I leave, would I be me?

I lost my hope along the way

It turns to silence
A silence sometimes I can hear
Internal violence
A struggle deep within, what if?

What if I leave, could I still breathe?
And what if I breathe, could I still be?
And if I leave, would I be me?

What if?

DEVIL’S SWING
One step back from a beat down maniac
I’m tired of taking a back seat from all the other demons
That are stealing all the good shit
Leaving me with nothing but my hands

Another stroke down my back, tasting all the flames
That are licking around my neck and making me insane
As they pull me down, pull me down into my grave
I can’t get away

It doesn’t mean nothing
Until you’re deep inside dancing to the devil’s swing
It doesn’t mean a god damn thing
Dancing to the devil’s swing

Spit down inside, begging for another ride
Trying to find a way to keep it all
And satisfy the needs I’m craving
And I’m not taking it lightly, oh no

I’m living inside, a dead lie
Controlled by the devil’s eyes and I don’t mind it
Draw my ace up and roll my snake eyes nightly
Hold on, baby

It doesn’t mean nothing
Until you’re deep inside dancing to the devil’s swing
It doesn’t mean a god damn thing
Until you’re deep inside dancing to the devil’s swing

Play with my insanity
Live inside my darkened
My darkened dreams, darkened dreams
Hail to the devil’s swing

It doesn’t mean nothing
Until you’re deep inside dancing to the devil’s swing
It doesn’t mean a god damn thing
Dancing to the devil’s swing

GOOD DAY TO DIE
Who really knows what rights all the wrongs anyway
Who really cares what people do or say
And no matter where this life takes me
I’ll never let it compromise
Too much luck to bet it on do or die

‚Cause I’ve seen everything that I could see
And now I can say goodbye today
With all I know, it’s time I said goodbye
Today is a good day to die

Lived by the rules that you gave me and fell apart
All the wrong turns down a dead end street so far
I stretched my wings and breathe in a different day
Alone and broke is the price I pay
But that’s okay

I’ve seen everything that I could see
And now I can say goodbye today
With all I know, it is time I said goodbye
Today is a good day to die

Never thought [Incomprehensible] life
Taking all I can take
It’s time to say goodbye
It’s a good day to die

‚Cause I’ve seen everything that I could see
And now I can say goodbye today
With all I know, it’s time I said goodbye
Today is a good day to die

‚Cause I’ve seen everything
And I know all I know
It’s time I said goodbye today
With all I know, it’s time I said goodbye
Today is a good day to die

FOREVER SHAMED
When will it ever end and when will my life begin?

No sweat, no regrets run down my back
A fine line just right before I crack
Oh man, to see me and then wave your finger up in my face
Believing in what you say and promising another day

Will it ever end, when will my life begin?
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It’s the last time, it’s my lifeline
It’s the last time that I’ll be forever shamed

No breath and disrespecting all my time
Dividing and speaking out of line
Tell me the reason, oh, everybody needs to feel your pain
So draw the line back to me and save me from insanity

Will it ever end, when will my life begin?
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It’s the last time, it’s my lifeline
It’s the last time that I’ll be forever shamed

When will it ever end, when will my life begin?
All this built up pain forever plaguing me
It’s the last time, it’s my lifeline
It’s the last time that I’ll be forever shamed

Forever shamed, forever

SHADOW OF A SOUL
Anywhere I go, anything I try
Anyone I love is compromised
Everyone I see, staring on back at me
Why can’t you let me be?

So far from home
Being shallow and alone
And why can’t you see
It’s tearing away what I used to be?
I’m a shadow of a soul

I don’t know how to run
I don’t know where to hide
The old me is dead and gone inside
What will you think of me
When all that you’ll ever see
Is only a part of the other me?

I’m so far from home
Being shallow and alone
And why can’t you see
It’s tearing away what I used to be?
I’m a shadow of a soul

You can tear away the layers on the outside
But what lies underneath you’ll never find
Too many people take it up on my faith
Too many faces pressing up against my face

I’m so far from home
Being shallow and alone
And why can’t you see
It’s tearing away what I used to be?
I’m a shadow of a soul

THE ORACLE
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