Ultimatum

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I woke in the morning with those thoughts on my plate
And it led me into a world of solitude
My ideas seemed foreign
With a side of hesitation and perhaps fear
With the way things are going now it shouldn’t take long
For my mind to catch up with my attitude
As I struggled to answer if one could live without
The regrets of the common man

Close your mouths now,
You’ve got nothing that’s worth saying!
And from now on numbers stand as names!
I’ve got little patience for those who act out of line,
Do as you’re told and you may just stay alive!

And I have seen the men who are standing in that room
With the rope around their necks,
Yeah they’re calling for their heads
I don’t wanna be one of the men inside that room
With the rope around my neck

I am only a man wondering how to pass this test
A carbon copy in retreat from the rest
Constantly filling their plates with ambitions and dreams
Devoid of drive

Calling my name now I answered the door
Only to find myself right where I was before
But the gravity has now began to sink in
The tightrope dance has unjustly began

And I have seen the men who are standing in that room
With the rope around their necks,
And they’re calling for their heads
I don’t wanna be one of the men inside that room
With the rope around my neck

I hang my hat beside the door and take a seat
Have I seen this scene before?
It seems as if the weight of the tide is pulling me
And I can’t seem to find the shore
They say, “Lay your head down, get some rest now.
It’s always darkest before the dawn
The battles are restless but our spirit remains strong
Find your hope now, as patience will pay off
Time and space and all those things held dearly
Will drive us through the fall”
Yet it eludes me
The solution I seek

Failing to find that balance in our constant struggle to find peace
The risks that we’ve endured in search for strength we need
We may be worn around the edges with patience paper thin
But don’t you fret my darling, the future holds great things
Lay your head down, rest now
We’ll stay here for a while, lay here for a while
Lay your head down, find peace with me

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from Passengers, released August 20, 2013

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Simple Machinery is a five piece progressive metal band from Rocky Hill, CT.

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