The Exies - A Modern Way Of Living With The Truth lyrics

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  1. Leaving Song
  2. Lay Your Money Down
  3. A Fear Of Being Alone
  4. Different Than You
  5. This Is The Sound
  6. Stray
  7. Dose
  8. Better Now
  9. My Ordinary World
  10. These Are The Days
  11. A Modern Way...
  12. Once In A Lifetime
  13. Spectator At The Revolution




Leaving Song

Fly alone
A careless soul
That sings for everyone
When the world closes

A steady blade
Tears the seal
A fallen angel
Selling secrets
We can steal

While brushing off the rust
We'll go insane
A beaten dog in anguish
Counts his days

So, come down with me
It's time to leave
Come down with me
I think we outta go
It's time to leave




Lay Your Money Down

Come
Lay
Your
Money
Down
Constant
Wave
Of sound

This is not necessary
This is not ordinary
This is my last confession
This is for my own protection now

Come lay your money down
Sick of this, i'm
Sick of hurt and
Shame is such a dirty word
Strung
Out
And
Falling down

This is not necessary
This is not ordinary
This is my last confession
This is for my own protection now

Come lay your money down
Sick of this, i'm
Sick of hurt and
Shame is such a dirty word
It's a dirty word...

We have no leader now
Punch the ballot
For the talking heads they sold
Like the cars, the pills, the booze, and the soap that cleans your soul
The tv reality shows you what's a stake

So cry like you mean it till the next commercial break.
And consider yourself for the wealth and consumption.
Me you say, i'm no spectator at the revolution.




A Fear Of Being Alone

Come here, I've got a fear of being alone
Will you nurse it, I can't sew the wounds myself
Silent screaming as if I had lost my breath
Somewhat damaged and I want you to notice

You opened these eyes and made me see
This is how life shows me

A beating heart
A memory
I'm not alone
Will I ever be, happy
Tell me why
I'm paralyzed
Undernearth
Surrender my serenity
Hoping one day that I...

The days and years
They're hanging down around my neck
Choking the meaning
Suffocating who I am
In you, a refuge
The safest place to call my home
Killing the feeling
This fear of being alone

You opened these eyes and made me see
This is how life shows me

A beating heart
A memory
I'm not alone
Will I ever be, happy
Tell me why
I'm paralyzed
Undernearth
Surrender my serenity
Hoping one day that I
Will feel alive
Just like you

Cause everybody hurts
Everyone is used
Anybody's them
And anyone is you
Read between the lines
You will find the truth
Hope is the light
That leads me to you

You opened these eyes and made me see
This is how life shows me

A beating heart
A memory
I'm not alone
Will I ever be, happy
Tell me why
I'm terrified,
I've got a need,
I don't know why,
Will I always be sorry,
Tell me why
I'm paralyzed
Undernearth
Surrender my serenity
Hoping one day that I
Will feel alive
Just like you




Different Than You

I used to hate you
With no reason why
I was so angry
So full of pride
Lost in opinions and innuendoes
Knew everything that you didn't know
And i used to think i was sure i was right
And that i knew the truth from a lie

I was so stupid when i was young
I was so stupid to think that i was

So different
So different than you
So different than you are
I know it's sad but true
So different
I'm no different than you

Was i just jealous, bitter and cold
The sins i committed
The lies that i told
Had no respect for you
Only myself
A memory i'm not so fond of as well
And i can honestly say i was wrong
So can you forgive me so i can move on

I was so stupid when i was young
I was so stupid to think that i was

So different
So different than you
So different than you are
I know it's sad but true
So different
I'm no different than you

We are one in the same
Only with different names
Somethings are not worth changing
I learned to love by hating
We are one in the same
Your blood runs through my veins
Falls on deaf ears it's fading
I learned to love by hating

I was so stupid when i was young
I was so stupid to think that i was
So different
So different than you
So different than you are
I know it's sad but true
So different
So different than you
So different than you are
I'm no different than you




This Is The Sound

I've been building scars up
Putting flames out with my fingers
Tell me when my times up
So my hope no longer lingers

Then say no more
Say no more
Say no more

Cause, this is the sound of hurt
Unrehearsed and it's so loud
So, what are you waiting for?
You can't ignore the sound
Of someone breaking down

Somehow, I'm rendered speechless
I get nervous, when you're leaving
So tell me, reassure me
There is something worth believing

Then say no more
Say no more
Say no more

Cause, this is the sound of hurt
Unrehearsed and it's so loud
So, what are you waiting for?
You can't ignore the sound
Of someone breaking down
This is the sound....

Then say no more
Say no more
Say no more

Cause, this is the sound of hurt
Unrehearsed and it's so loud
So, what are you waiting for?
You can't ignore the sound
Of someone breaking down
This is the sound....




Stray

Left alone with empty hands
Losing you is more than I can stand, I can't mend
Close my eyes, and made a wish
To lose myself so I'll forget about you it's no use

Swore to never ever leave you
To never let you out of my hands
Nothing here could ever change this
A promise til the living end
I swore I'd never stray from you

Broken bones, broken in half
I've come too far to start again
But I'm trying, I am trying
I'm sick of this, I'm sick of hurt

Shame is such a dirty word
I'm trying, I'm still trying

Swore to never ever leave you
To never let you out of my hands
Nothing here could ever change this
A promise 'til the living end
I never meant to be a liar
The shame is cutting into my skin
I'd rather die on my feet than
Live here on my knees again
I swore I'd never stray from you

I swore I'd never stray from you




Dose

Pacify the urge inside
I hurt myself again
You get the best of me
And so, how i get right
Get riddled inside
You gave me a new misunderstanding
Scraping my elbows in vein
I'm used to the pain
I've nothing to lose
When i'm winning the game
Of getting over you

I'm living a lie
You always leave me behind
For someone new
Now it's my turn to hate
Like you always do
I'll give you a taste
A dose of your own medicine

I feel love, I feel pain
I mend in my own way
Following you in sad devotion
Broken heart broken spine
I gave you my life
You left me to die
From lack of oxygen
Scraping my elbows in vein
I'm used to the pain

Scraping my elbows in vein
I'm used to the pain
Here's something to use
When sedation gives way
I'm getting over you

I'm living a lie
You always leave me behind
For someone new
Now it's my turn to hate
Like you always do
I'll give you a taste
A dose of your own medicine

Won't get the best of me
No, not again
I'm not the enemy
Like you, still pretend
Won't get the best of me
No, not again
I won't let you forget
How you broke me down

I'm living a lie
You always leave me behind
For someone new
Now it's my turn to hate
Like you always do
I'll give you a taste
A dose of your own medicine




Better Now

And the funeral screams
The song that it sings
The memories feel
What was everything
The sound rings loud
From a sick shotgun
What can never be fought
Can never be won

So sooner or later
I gotta believe

That she's getting
That she's getting better
While my heart bleeds
While i can't forget her
That she's getting
That she's getting better
While i'm running away
In my burden of shame

When my injuries are still
Like the eye of the storm
Then the feeling creeps in
Like a wave to the shore
Will i ever be whole
In the half where i'm not
What can never be found
Can never be lost

So sooner or later
I gotta believe

That she's getting
That she's getting better
While my heart bleeds
While i can't forget her
That she's getting
That she's getting better
While i'm running away
In my burden of shame




My Ordinary World

A life less ordinary
A second chance to believe
Spending my time wishing
Something would fall into reach
There's no use in pretending
I've wasted unspoken words
There's comfort in knowing
In knowing just what you're worth

Falling deeper
I'm falling deeper
So let me out
Let me out

Let me go now, something's missing
I just want my life to change
It all seems the same
i'm feeling caged
I'm tired of breaking down
Let me go now, i've learned my lessons
I'm so numb, i've passed the pain
It all seems the same, i need a change
From my ordinary world

I avoid myself when i can
But somehow i'm crawling underneath
Trying to break the habits
But it takes a stronger remedy
There's always pain in mending
The withdrawl of slowly coming clean
Have i the strength to face it
The darkest place inside of me

Falling deeper
I'm falling deeper
So let me out
Let me out

Let me go now, something's missing
I just want my life to change
It all seems the same,
i'm feeling caged
I'm tired of breaking down
Let me go now, i've learned my lessons
I'm so numb, i've passed the pain
It all seems the same,
i need a change
From my ordinary world

How long will i stand
In the waiting line
How long will i wait here
For my chance to shine
How long can i take this
I'm running out of time
Hoping by tomorrow
I won't feel the same

Let me go now, something's missing
I just want my life to change
It all seems the same, i'm feeling caged
I'm tired of breaking down
Let me go now, i've learned my lessons
I'm so numb, i've passed the pain
It all seems the same, i need a change
From my ordinary world




These Are The Days

The more I talk, the less I say
When the words get in the way
Loneliness is so hard
Loneliness is so hard
Ordinary, I confess
Living under house arrest
Maybe I belong here
Maybe I belong

Suddenly there's beauty in
The way my heart is caving in
And every scar reminds me how
I can't deny

These are the days that last forever
A time in my life I won't surrender
For better or worse, these are the days
In my life I've loved no other
We all have pain, we all have suffered
For better or worse, these are the days
I will remember

The more I learn, the less I know
The final act of letting go
Of everything that life takes
The reason why my heart breaks

Suddenly there's comfort in
The way the world comes crashing in
And every tear reminds me I'm alive
Tonight

These are the days that last forever
A time in my life I won't surrender
For better or worse, these are the days
In my life I've loved no other
We all have pain, we all have suffered
For better or worse, these are the days
I will remember

The more I talk, the less I say
When the words get in the way
Loneliness is so hard
Loneliness is so hard
Ordinary, I confess
Living under house arrest
Maybe I belong here
Maybe I belong

These are the days that last forever
A time in my life I won't surrender
For better or worse, these are the days
In my life I've loved no other
We all have pain, we all have suffered
For better or worse, these are the days
I will remember
I will remember
I will remember




A Modern Way...

Do you believe
The lies
You feel inside
Do you embrace
Your hate
Your love
Your fate
Or do you watch them
Disappear from view?
Or collide
With you
Can you hear
My voice
Do you know what i mean?

I'm bound by my insecurities

Swallow the lies
I'm the one to blame
Having no voice left to choose
Am i so blind, feeling justified
When i'm alone and confused
I start to believe
The more that i see
I know that it's true
This is the modern way of living with the truth

I gotta move on
To find
What's left
Behind
Where is my god
Who cares
I'm beyond
Your repair
I can't stop this
Do you know what I mean?

Bound by my insecurities

Swallow the lies
I'm the one to blame
Having no voice left to choose
Am I so blind, feeling justified
When I'm alone and confused
I start to believe
The more that I see
I know that it's true
This is the modern way of living with the truth

Open your eyes and
Throw your arms around me
I need the right not to fight
To breathe
Open your eyes and
Throw your arms around me
But don't wait, don't wait
Don't wait, don't throw it away

I'm bound by my insecurities

Swallow the lies
I'm the one to blame
Having no voice left to choose
Am i so blind, feeling justified
When i'm alone and confused

Swallow the lies
I'm the one to blame
Having no voice left to choose
I start to believe, I start to believe
I start to believe
The more that i see
I know that it's true
This is the modern way of living with the truth




Once In A Lifetime

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house,
with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself-well...how did I get here?

Letting my days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting my days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the moneys gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground.

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!

Letting my days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting my days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the moneys gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground.

Same as it ever was...same as it ever was...same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...same as it ever was...same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...same as it ever was...

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to?
And you may ask yourself
Am I right or am I wrong?
And you may say to yourself
My god!...what have I done?

Letting my days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting my days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the moneys gone
Once in a lifetime...




Spectator At The Revolution

Get out vote baby there's strength in numbers
You follow the leaders into glorious blunders again
Before you start singing, better know the meaning of the words and slogans
The bandleaders ringing out a soap box he shouts it out he says

But i do good i'm just misunderstood
So can't see i'm looking for solutions
Cause i'm no spectator at the revolution
Cause i'm no spectator at the revolution