Life passes like a dying flame
When the wick burns out it’s all the same
These moths will leave when the smoke clears anyway
Memories cloud your mind
Of the wreckage left behind
It’s smoldering beneath the surface
Now tell yourself that this is worth it

We will bury skin and bone
In the cemeteries we call home
There’s a million tired faces
Mocking us in familiar places
Where there’s hope
For the ghosts that never show

One sigh could blow out this flame
Yet we’re breathing like nothing will ever change.
Minds extinguish hearts so easily
I made a promise to never ever look back
But I gave up trying to mend this broken neck
Denial won’t fix these misshapen bones.
I’ve been trying to pull myself out of this hole that I’ve dug
But I can’t stop digging

We will bury skin and bone
In the cemeteries we call home
There’s a million tired faces
Mocking us in familiar places
Where there’s hope
For the ghosts that never show

I’ve been trying to pull myself out of
This hole that I’ve dug
But I can’t stop digging
I’ve made peace with the man I’ve become
Whose work is undone
By every dream he’s had
You’re not a man
You’re just a boy who found the meaning of it all

We will bury skin and bone
In the cemeteries we call home
There’s a million tired faces
Mocking us in familiar places
Where there’s hope
For the ghosts that never show


Strapped in testing 1 2 3
I’m on a mission to make one in a million believe
I mock the sun for daring to pull me close
I am the atmosphere’s father son and only ghost
It’s darker than I was told
Cleaner than the Devil’s hospital
Quiet enough to quell the bold
There’s a star for everyone I know

Brave hearts turn cold floating in the unknown
I’m sure I’ll come back down when you’re six feet underground
I keep pushing further but time limps so slow
I’ll write my legacy burning bright in the sky for you to see

The system’s screaming “Oh my god!”
You can’t control this mission wishing on a dying star
It’s okay because this voyage relies
On a man who doesn’t know that his objective died
You do what you do and I do it well
Major Tom was a coward for coming down
Ignite my viking funeral floating away
Satellites choose rust and decay

I’m the one making second chances
Whose best ain’t enough in these circumstances

Brave hearts turn cold floating in the unknown
I’m sure I’ll come back down when you’re six feet underground
I keep pushing further but time limps so slow
I’ll write my legacy burning bright in the sky for you to see

Well the Earth is blinking
We are the dust that irritates
She won’t start breathing
Mother am I spreading the plague?
A gardener stops weeding when the crops refuse to obey
God’s torching the fields
Hoping the vermin can’t escape

Base: Come in Colossus. Do you copy?
Ship: Geneva this is Colossus.
Base: What is your status?
Ship: Altering course and pushing out of orbit.
Base: Wait. What is the purpose of this change of course?
Ship: I’ve realized that completing this mission is an outcome much worse than aborting it.
Base: But…you can’t do this to us.
Ship: I must.

Brave hearts turn cold floating in the unknown
I’m sure I’ll come back down when you’re six feet underground
I keep pushing further but time limps so slow you know
I’ll write my legacy burning bright for you to see

This is my legacy
Burning bright in the night for you to see
This is my legacy
From a martyr who stopped humanity


I’m looking for a way
To keep you by my side
A perfect painting, a photograph
No artist could design
Now I see you standing there
Unaware and unprepared
For what my heart is telling me to do tonight

I’ve got what you need
On the tip of my teeth
They’ll sink right in when your eyes turn
A darker shade of greed
You’ve got what I need
It’s all that I see
I’m lost in this obsession
Learned my lesson
I’ll never let you leave

I think I found a way
To keep you trapped inside
Locked in, lost forever
You’ll hide
You’ve slipped right through these broken hands
But chains fill my demands
Don’t fight this
You belong to me

I’ve got what you need
On the tip of my teeth
They’ll sink right in when your eyes turn
A darker shade of greed
You’ve got what I need
It’s all that I see
I’m lost in this obsession
Learned my lesson
I’ll never let you leave

Never thought this would end
End up completely out of hand
(Couldn’t foresee)
Hand you over to someone else
(This travesty)
Else I’d keep you all to myself
(Not a trophy for you to keep)
Selfish fool, these weren’t your plans
(Oh God, please set me free)

I’ve got what you need
It’s on the tip of my teeth
And they’ll sink right in when your eyes turn
A darker shade of greed
You’ve got what I need
And it’s all that I see
I’m lost in this obsession
Learned my lesson
I’ll never let you leave

And I’ll never let you leave
I’ll never let you leave


Our fate has always been in your hands
Holding back our souls to serve your plans

The many differences between
Are closer than we think or than the distance seems
Dividing lines drawn from above
Leave us wandering not knowing what’s to come

Our fate has always been in your hands
Holding back our souls to serve your plans
My life has always been in your hands
Those strong enough will have to take a stand

You’ll never see
Me on my knees

It was in our best interest
Dismissing your ascension, you have our full attention
We watch these counterfeit prophets
Climb their ivory towers built on bones with stolen power

Our fate has always been in your hands
Holding back our souls to serve your plans
My life has always been in your hands
Those strong enough will have to take a stand

You’ll never see
You’ll never see
Me on my knees
You’ll never be
The king of me

Our fate has always
Been in your hands
Holding back our souls to serve your plans
My life will never
Be in your hands
Those strong enough will have to take a stand

You’ll never see
You’ll never see
Me on my knees
You’ll never be
The king of me


Life is as fragile and predictable as this whole situation
I’m focused on the road in front of me
But not our destination
Drop everything else to help someone who won’t even let me catch them
The next time you fall is it my fault
The gravity of your decisions?

I used to count on your foundation to survive situations
As time’s passed we’ve come to know ourselves
Just let me take control
To let tragedy strike once is an accident
Ten times is a pattern
This trend makes our history not matter

You don’t have to be strong enough to find the cure alone

You’re killing yourself trying to help keep me safe from harm
But I’m the one with strength left in my arms
When you’re the villain and the victim
The cycle just repeats
This hero only knows defeat

On the last page you wanted saved but you may never hear this song
It’s not my fault that you’re lost and I will try to be strong
What’s the point of giving in?
You gave up so much for so long
If all you wanted was to be gone I guess I’ll move along

You’re killing yourself trying to help keep me safe from harm
But I’m the one with strength left in my arms
When you’re the villain and the victim
The cycle just repeats
This hero only knows defeat

You don’t have to be strong enough to find the cure alone
This hero only know defeat


The meek will always fall in line
Obedient they play
You want a chance to win my dear
There is no other way
Like a helpless fool locked in a foolish game
Time won’t rinse the outcome
Blood leaves ivory stained

When will you learn?
It’s not your turn!

In life we’re either kings or pawns, emperors or fools
I’ve made my move, now you make yours if you think you cannot lose
Tell it to the history of fortunes never made
Your fate’s always been in my hands
This game will never change

This game will never change
Are we emperors or fools?

As the pieces fall defeated one by one
I move closer to what I’ve already won
Trapped inside this ruse
An outcome only you can see
What do you have to show for all this animosity?
There’s no use resisting now
Your knights will not prevail
This rook was built to falter
And I have never failed

When will you learn?
It’s not your turn!

In life we’re either kings or pawns, emperors or fools
I’ve made my move, now you make yours if you think you cannot lose
Tell it to the history of fortunes never made
Your fate’s always been in my hands
This game will never change

This game will never change
Are we emperors or fools?
Which one am I today?
My time has come to lose

I think you’ve got me
My back’s against the wall
I think you’ve got me
This kingdom’s bound to fall

I think you’ve got me
My backs against the wall
I think you’ve got me
I think you’ve got me
This kingdom’s bound to fall

In life we’re either kings or pawns, emperors or fools
I’ve made my move, now you make yours if you think you cannot lose
Tell it to the history of fortunes never made
Your fate’s always been in my hands
This game will never change

This game will never change
We are emperors and fools
They are one and the same
Both destined to lose


Please cut out my tongue
It never hurt no one
I never hurt no one
So use my limbs as a mantle for my dignity
They have the best intentions
But fail constantly

Just hold my pose

Swing low, swing low sweet marionette
We’re not alive, we’re not alive
This string will make a better noose with a hearse for a chariot
Lord I’m coming home
Dance dance dance
Captivate the audience
But don’t let the curtain call your name
Before the stage is…

Paint my eyes on bright
So that they look happy
Though they’re bleak and empty
The audience needs to bring their vials to me
If they want my blood
They need to prove that they bleed

Just hold my pose
Don’t hold your breath

Swing low, swing low sweet marionette
We’re not alive, we’re not alive
This string will make a better noose with a hearse as a chariot
Lord I’m coming home
Dance dance dance
Captivate the audience
But don’t let the curtain call your name
Before the stage is set

You make a heart beat and beg when it’s in your hands
But it burns hot when it makes demands
You make a heart beat and beg when it’s in your hands
But it burns hot when it makes demands
Don’t let your heart beat make amends
For burning out, for giving in

Swing low, swing low sweet marionette
We’re not alive, we’re not alive
This string will make a better noose with a hearse as a chariot
Lord I’m coming home
I’m coming home
I’m coming home
I’m coming
I’m coming home


She hopes to find some proof
These prophecies may hold the truth
To stories yet untold
This emptiness is hers to mold
She searches for the answers within these cards
Only to find a fool with a broken heart

Now your fate’s been laid out in front of you
With fortunes in mind

I know that this could be
A falsehood or a fantasy
To blindly trust the stars
But I’ll sleepwalk through tonight
Guided only by a satellite
Who’s to say what our future holds
Dreaming of a stage to dance on
Sleeping in a house of cards
I’ll keep this fallen kingdom safe from harm

Now your fate’s been laid out in front of you
With fortunes in mind

With fortunes in mind
Which cards will help us find
What’s inside ourselves?
With fortunes in mind
Which cards will help us find
What’s in ourselves?

We will bury skin and bone
In the cemeteries we call home
There’s a million tired faces
Mocking us in familiar places
Where there’s hope
Where there’s hope

Swing low swing low sweet marionette
We’re not alive
We’re not alive
Lord I’m coming home
Dance dance dance
Captivate the audience
With fortunes in mind

I’ve got what you need
On the tip of my teeth
I’ll never let you leave
You’ve got what I need
It’s all that I see
Now your fate’s been laid out in front of you

This is my legacy
For you to see
With fortunes in mind
Which card will help us find
What’s inside ourselves?
This is my legacy
For you to see
This is my legacy
For you to see

Now your fate’s been laid out in front of you