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© 2017 by LEAVING CARDBOARD HOUSES™

ART OF DISTRACTION

[VERSE 01]

Empty words in my smoke screen

Deception my nicotine

I fake vulnerability

To distort reality

Predict what you see in me

Leverage what I think you think

And shift my own identity 

To keep myself from coming clean

 

I’m gonna sink

If I don’t change this

But I think

Ima keep up the counterfeit 

Cause I know

that I may be full of it

But you don’t

So why bother facing it?

 

I feel like these lyrics are pretentious

That’s ironic cause the thematic essence

Of this song’s that I act self-righteous

Even though I know I’m a hypocrite 

 

Conceited, insolent, a self-important bitter mess

I’m more concerned by reputation than by what the problem is

I’m more concerned with how I’m seen than whether I am innocent

So I expose iniquity and beg for your forgiveness

 

[CHORUS]

I confess my own sins

Under the knife of my pride

Humility you see

Heartbeat of my disguise

 

I confess my own sins

Under the knife of my pride

Humility you see

Truths hiding the lies

 

[VERSE 02]

I know my problem’s obvious

But I act like I’m oblivious

Like it’s an easy thing to miss

Like no one’s ever really had to deal with this 

 

Whenever I… contemplate my issues

I tend to see tendencies in the way I misuse

Demons you confide to me, in confidentiality

Become cliche and defy my individuality

 

But truthfully, I’ve got the same problems

Pride’s so bad, I don’t admit I can’t solve them

I’m so wholly obsessed with being different than the rest

That I just can’t accept it’s common what I confess

I digress

 

Point is, I’m an arrogant mess

And my lyrics dance around what I’m trying to address

I do what’s right for wrong reasons so I can impress

But that’s the Art of Distraction, what’d you expect?

 

[CHORUS]

I confess my own sins

Under the knife of my pride

Humility you see

Heartbeat of my disguise

 

I confess my own sins

Under the knife of my pride

Humility you see

Truths hiding the lies

 

[BRIDGE]

Am I one step ahead?

Or just stuck in my head? 

These lyrics make less sense

with each and every word I’m singing

(x2)

 

Am I one step ahead?

Or just stuck in my head? 

The irony is this

Song to pride is all about me

 

[CHORUS]

I confess my own sins

Under the knife of my pride

Humility you see

Heartbeat of my disguise

(x3)

 

I confess my own sins

Under the knife of my pride

Humility you see

Truths hiding the lies