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We lie to each other
We lie to ourselves
We say that we’re fine
When we’re going through hell
The truth is more painful
Than masking the lie
Our words fool the ears
But we can’t fool the eyes

Drowning inside
This current’s dragging us down
Buried alive
Under the weight of this life

War has begun
But we’re fighting alone
We won’t call for backup
We won’t run for home
We hide in our trenches
About to give in
We’re soldiering on but
There’s no way we’ll win

This battle’s inside us all

Disguising the pain with hollow smiles
We’re not OK
Covering up these bloodshot eyes
We’re not OK
Caging our feelings up inside
We’re not OK
Masking the truth behind the lie
We’re not OK
We’re not OK

Through our darkest times
We’d light each other’s way
In the dark of night
We’d wait up ‘til the day x 2

If we can stand at each other’s side
We’ll be OK
If we look into each other’s eyes
We’ll be OK
If we let each other see inside
We’ll be OK
If we realise it’s we not I


from As The Fire Takes Hold, released June 1, 2017



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