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Story Of The Year




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Story Of The Year Album


The Black Swan (04/22/2008)
04/22/2008
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The Pale Blue Dot (interlude)
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[Spoken]
Have you ever given any thought to the fate of your children?
We've made good progress…
[Scrambled words]
Slowly but surely achieving our objective…

LIAR!!!
Slip from the tongue
With the breath of a prophet
Call to die
Kiss with a bomb
From the heart of the promise no more world

In a home that's broken and silent
The truth will not be heard
In the forceful world of a tyrant
Freedom is a loaded word

Compliance!
It's more than code
It's a contest of fate for
The corrupt
What power is love
Finally chance widely smiled upon

In a place where God is abandoned
Freedom can become a curse

YEAH BEGGAR!!!
Choose your fate!
The reaction!
The reaction is awake!
So choose your fate!
The reaction!
The reaction is awake!

Cuz when the meaning fails to be objectified
Lies will carry through
Until you see them staring from the other side
Back at you
Back at you

YOU!!!
YOU!!!!!

Now they were trying to sell you
From your word
From your word

Yeah
When the meaning fails to be objectified
(To be objectified)
Then your lies will stare back at you from the other side
(From the other side)

BEGGAR!!!
Choose your fate!
The reaction!
The reaction is awake!
So choose your fate!
The reaction!
The reaction is awake!

Yeah!
Awake!
Yeah!
Awake!

Choose your, own fate!
Already!
The reaction is awake!

YEAH!!!!!!!!!

LIAR!!!
LIAR!!!
LIAR!!!
LIAR!!!

. . .


We are alive for a moment
one second in the great abyss of time
all the bleeding and all the hate
just one blink of an eye
all the conflict
visits dire pain on human life
are we missing what it is to be alive?

one by one the pieces fall
until our pride defeats us all
or we learn to live without it

WAKE UP - to the sound of this time bomb
WAKE UP - to it's deafening song
WAKE UP - cause you don't know what you've got
until it's gone

our innocence is a virtue
but our arrogance will only leave us blind,
unattended
without anyone to save our idle lives
will we find out
that everything we know exists inside
of a fraction of a fraction

and one by one the pieces fall again

WAKE UP - to the sound of this time bomb
WAKE UP - to it's deafening song
WAKE UP - cause you don't know what you've got
until it's gone

one by one the pieces fall
until our pride defeats us all

WAKE UP - to the sound of this time bomb
WAKE UP - to it's deafening song
WAKE UP - cause you don't know what you've got
until it's gone

. . .


Now the damage has been done
And this machine has begun on a path of destruction
We need the medicine
To reverse what's been done
Before this disease has destroyed everything we know
EVERYTHING WE KNOW!

All we need is a reason (All we need is a reason)
All we need is right here inside us all

With our weapons drawn and all our resources gone
We're facing extinction
The only antidote consists of blood, sweat, and hope
And a blueprint to save us from all that we've become
ALL THAT WE'VE BECOME!

All we need is a reason (All we need is a reason)
All we need is right here inside us all
All we need is a reason (All we need is a reason)
All we need is right here inside us
Here inside us all!

Yeah!
Oh

Now the gears they will fail to turn
As the lights go out
And the sun will be all that burns on our way down
(On our way down)
But right now we have to understand the problem
AND OVERCOME!

So arm yourself
You'll mind your gun
It's time to learn
Accept what's done, and yeah
REPAIR THIS DESTRUCTION!

ALL WE NEED IS A REASON
ALL WE NEED IS RIGHT HERE INSIDE US
All we need is a reason (All we need is a reason)
All we need is right here inside us all
All we need is a reason (All we need is a reason)
All we need is right here inside us all
(All we need is a reason)
All we need is a reason
(All we need is a reason)
Whoooaaaa
(All we need is a reason)
All we need is a reason
All we need is right here inside us
Here inside us all!

. . .


OH!

They locked the door
Give me the strength to break it down
Yeah we've always faced this world as one
And I know there's nothing different now
Because this heart is true
It's true, it's true!

So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's alright
So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's alright now

Tonight we'll tear this city down
Yeah we're gonna drive all night
Reach the sun (I'll pray that time won't end)
I'll pray that time will never end
Race the clock again with you
With you!

So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's alright
So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's all right
Everything's alright now!

Yeah!

We are the fallen
We are the light inside of the fire below
We are the broken
We are the rising tide and the undertow
Yeah!
One love

So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's alright!
So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's alright
So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's alright
So tell me
Tell me that I'm not all alone
And everything's alright
Everything's alright now!

Hoowuh, GO!

IT'S ALRIGHT NOW!

. . .


Ohhhh!!!

In this home, quiet the sin
Violence is known, only by the ones who bare these walls
She is insane, hiding it all
Underneath her smile, her soul
In shame!

Cuz a fathers hits speaks a thousand words
Of what he thinks of her
With the sound of her breaking down
One day, when the pain is gone
She will finally know, she is not alone
With the sound of her breaking down
She’s never ending now

Ohhhh!!!
Now the worst is over
Yeah the worst is over
Yeah the worst is over now

For so long
She holds the blame, she bares a curse
Weighing down on everything she knows
Honor betrayed, taken away
Even now the brightest star
Will fade!

Cuz a fathers hits speaks a thousand words
Of what he thinks of her
With the sound of her breaking down
One day, when the pain is gone
She will finally know, she is not alone
With the sound of her breaking down
She’s never ending now

Ohhhh!!!
Now the worst is over
Yeah the worst is over
Yeah the worst is over now

She’s alone
She’s alone
She’s alone
Now!!!

Cuz a fathers hits speaks a thousand words
Of what he thinks of her
With the sound of her breaking down
One day, when the pain is gone
She will finally know, she is not alone
With the sound of her breaking down
She’s never ending now

Yeah, she’s never ending now

Ohhhh!!!
Now the worst is over
Yeah the worst is over
Yeah the worst is over
No!

Nooooooo!!!!!

Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

No!

. . .


OOOOHHHHH!

Whooaa
Far beyond the reach of prediction
Lies a promise of a break in the code
And the truth untold
Just before the Black Swan rises
The horizon will be invisible
As the events unfold
Unfold, oh no

The explosion fathers away
Consequence we'll take to the grave
To the grave!
Take to the grave!
Take to the grave

Far beyond the realm of perception
Our assumptions dissipate in the flood, and in turn destroyed
Everything seems to be constant
Shifts direction and divides what we know
Everything that we hold so close

The explosion fathers away (The explosion fathers away)
Consequence we'll take to the grave (Take to our graves)
I will never anticipate (I will never anticipate)
Consequence we'll take to the grave
To the grave!
Take to the grave!
Take to the grave
TO THE GRAVE!
TO THE GRAVE!

AAHH!!
YEAH!
Unexpected the impact of once it come
Everlasting the fall that will carry on
Waiting quietly, be on the hexagon
To unravel the cannon bearing the one

The explosion fathers away (The explosion fathers away)
Consequence we'll take to the grave (Take to your graves)
I will never anticipate (I will never anticipate)
Consequence we'll take to the grave
To the grave!
Take to the grave!
Take to the grave
TO THE GRAVE!
TO THE GRAVE!

. . .


Another world collides, will we open the door
A message to the world it seems like
Everyone has a god standing up for what we think we know
Do we know?

We've got so far to go from here
And we've got so much to lose
With American eyes, yeah
And curious hearts, we've got so much to learn
So we find, we find

When you kill me, do it slowly
When we've come undone
When you kill me, please do it slowly
Send a message to the world (A message to the world)

Another war will rise, will we open the floor
Listen to the words it seems like
Everyone has a cause fighting for a world we think we own
But do we know?

We've got so far to go from here
And we've got so much to lose
With American eyes, yeah
And curious hearts, we've got so much to learn
So we find (we find!)

When you kill me, do it slowly
When we've come undone
When you kill me, please do it slowly
Send a message to the world (A message to the world)
Send a message to the world

There's so much more to learn
There's so much more to live for (So much more to live for)
More than we will ever know
It's a message to the world

Yeah!

When you kill me, do it slowly
When we've come undone (It's a message to the world)
When you kill me, please do it slowly
Send a message to the world (A message to the world)
Send a message to the world (A message to the world)
Send a message to the world

Another world collides, will we open the door

. . .


All eyes are focused on the captivating man.
His intentions all but clear,
sway the crowd with stone in hand.

Cause we all wait for something else to save us.
With eyes closed we find it all the differences left us dead (inside)
We can't walk the line unconscious this time.
Cause our apathy is a deathwish.

Blank stares across the room taking the dead from ???
All ambitions disappear waiting for our lives to pass.
How long will this last?

Cause we all wait for something to believe in.
With all hope that we might find the answers to what we left.
Inside, we can't walk the life unconscious.
This time, cause our apathy is a deathwish.
Inside, we can't walk the life unconscious.
This time, cause our apathy is a deathwish.

As we look to entertainers to fulfill our hope with life.
We drown in our own passions, to bruise our foolish minds.
When everybody's guilty, no one can prove them right.
And the only race worth running is the fight of human kind.
Human kind.
Dead inside.
Indifference will bleed us dry inside.

Inside, we can't walk the life unconscious.
This time, cause our apathy is a deathwish.
Inside, we can't walk the life unconscious.
This time, cause our apathy is a deathwish.
A deathwish.

. . .


OH!

He steps a shot foot into the room
She knows that this day's been long over due
Now as the tears fall down her face
The pain is real and it's starting to show

She says I know
We're not gonna make it (We're not gonna make it)
Until the lines that divide start to fade away
We're not gonna make it (We're not gonna make it)
Until the lines that divide start to fade away

And with a whisper she mumbles through
I guess they just won't accept me and you
They see a difference in skin
But I thought that love was always true
Who would have known?
That in a search for a parent's love
Her happiness though is just not enough (Not enough)
She tries to keep it inside
But through these hopeless eyes the world isn't mine

She says I know
We're not gonna make it (We're not gonna make it)
Until the lines that divide start to fade away
We're not gonna make it (We're not gonna make it)
Until the lines that divide start to fade away
(I'll show you) Until the line starts to fade away
(I'll show you) Until the line starts to fade away

I know I can show you that I'm not afraid
NO! (Because tomorrow will come)
And no I'm not afraid
(And we will no longer run)
And no I'm not afraid
(Because tomorrow will come)
And I am not afraid, not afraid

We're not gonna make it
Until the lines that divide start to fade away
We're not gonna make it
Until the lines that divide start to fade away
We're not gonna make it (We're not gonna make it)
Until the lines that divide start to fade away
We're not gonna make it (We're not gonna make it)
Until the lines that divide start to fade away
(I'll show you) The line starts to fade away
(I'll show you) The line starts to fade away
(I'll show you) This line starts to fade
It all starts to fade
It all starts to fade away

OH!

. . .


GO!

Yeah
This clock is counting down
To a final resignation
Another crowning curtain call
A global melt down
Leaves a trail of devastation
It carves the writing on the wall - oh you know

We’ve never seen this kind of world
It’s a warning to us all
We’ve never seen this kind of world
And I hope that we can stop this cannonball
Stop this cannonball

We play the lead role
With a lack of education
And pay a price we’ll never know
Our future’s been sold
By a profit margin generation
We’re all invited to the show - oh you know

We’ve never seen this kind of world
It’s a warning to us all
We’ve never seen this kind of world
It’s a warning to us all
We’ve never seen this kind of world
And I hope that we can stop this cannonball
Stop this cannonball

Cuz when it all comes crashing down -
Down from above there will be no salvation
Is there anything that can save us - from ourselves

Oh…

We’ve never seen this kind of world
It’s a warning to us all
No, we’ve never seen this kind of world
It’s a warning to us all
Oh, we’ve never seen this - we’ve never seen this - kind of world
Oh, we’ve never seen this - we’ve never seen this
And I hope that we can stop this cannonball
Stop this cannonball

Oh!

. . .


Here in this town, safe and guarded
We call it home, a feeling that we share
Now leave this place, clinging to hope
In this midnight prayer
If we hold our breath, float beyond this
We'll be reborn, I will carry us home

Are you still alive? Are you scared inside?
Providence is blind when you're terrified
Are you still alive? Are you scared inside?
When we've reached the end of the road
I will carry us home

Oh no, if all our sin was only a hope
And meaningless and true
Now will I expire holding the world
In safety for you
If we make it through and I can save you
With this heart I know, I will carry us home

Are you still alive? Are you scared inside?
Providence is blind when you're terrified
Are you still alive? Are you scared inside?
When we've reached the end of the road (Reached the end of the road)
I will carry us home

And now I'm so far away from you
Will I be making any difference after leaving you all alone?
And now I'm so far away from home
Can I justify my actions after leaving you here in this town?
Safe and guarded, we call it home
A feeling that we shared

Are you still alive? Are you scared inside?
Providence is blind when you're terrified
Are you still alive? If you're scared inside (I will carry you home)
I will carry us home
Are you still alive? Are you scared inside?
Providence is blind when you're terrified
Are you still alive? Are you scared inside?
When we've reached the end of the road (Reached the end of the road)
When we've reached the end of the road (Reached the end of the road)
I will carry us home
Carry us home

. . .


[Speech]

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena.
On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of,
every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.
Thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines,
every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every hero and coward,
every creator and destroyer of civilization,
every saint and sinner in the history of our species,
think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that,
in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe,
are challenged by this point of pale light,
and underscores our responsibility and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot.

. . .


We fall to our knees raise our hands toward the sky
Bow to the powerful without asking why we fill our glass with -
A false sense of pride the ruling class has forced us all to demand what they supply

Welcome to our new war
Where the rich sell their lies to the poor
We’re dying but we don’t know what for
Welcome to our new war

In a troubled time - in an age of fear
We place our trust - in the insincere
As the waiting minds - are misinformed
The ones in charge - are just adding to the score

The war profiteers watch as their numbers rise
Their private contracts push profits through the sky the rest will struggle -
Just to survive while special interest goes to those with the highest dollar sign

Welcome to our new war
Where the rich sell their lies to the poor
We’re dying but we don’t know what for
Welcome to our new war
Welcome to our new war
Welcome to our new war

Is this the price that we pay -
For living with our -
Eyes closed and backs against the wall at the top of the hill -
Where the powerful thrive there’s a strong disregard -
For this human life when the winds start to change
And the meek crowd the floor the sirens will sound
And at last they will scream no more no more
At last they will scream no more - no more - no more - no more - no more

No!

The power elites wear the thickest disguise
Setting the rules as the classes divide they keep their heartless -
Eyes on the prize and leave the masses with a lifetime of poverty and crime

Welcome to our new war
Where the rich sell their lies to the poor
We’re dying but we don’t know what for
Welcome to our new war

Welcome to our new war
Where the rich sell their lies to the poor
We’re dying but we don’t know what for
Welcome to our new war
To our new war
War!

. . .


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