EMPTY

[VERSE 01]

I'm struck by the brutal emptiness of life the way I'm living

I hate that I've opened my eyes to this reality for a minute

And my heart burns with rage at the thought because I'm a proud idealist

Who's convinced himself that life is beautiful, even when it isn't

 

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

 

[VERSE 02]

I'm petrified to learn that I still fear my dying light

Not the darkness itself, but the wax as it melts, beneath the flame of time

Who am I? I scream, to an audience of me, why am I aware of my mortality?

When did I realize, the cost of being alive is taking steps toward the day that I'll die?

 

[HOOK]

But Im not scared of laying my head in the grave to rest

I'm just scared of wasting my next breath

 

[CHORUS]

But I refuse to believe that we're meant to wallow in regret

And I-promise you I’ll lose if perfection's how we face its threat

Cause I fail to be who I swore I’d be, over and over again

So I beat my chest and cling to hope that meaning thrives outside myself

 

[HOOK]

Im not scared of laying my head in the grave to rest

I'm just scared of wasting my next breath

 

[BRIDGE]

My cold and bitter heart is

Desperate for purpose

Cause my depraved ambitions

Are getting heavy now

 

I’ve been promised redemption 

And my tongue swears I believe it

And my soul hopes that I mean it

In this corpse of doubt and weakness 

 

Tear out my callous apathy

Whose chalice I so freely drink

Lay waste to all my certainties

Remind me of my frailty

 

[VERSE 03]

My days are numbered

Don’t let me waste them

I’m an empty vessel

Fill me to the brim

(x2)

 

[HOOK}

Im not scared of laying my head in the grave to rest

I'm just scared of wasting my last breath

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