V1:

The crystal chalice of my soul

Is weathered and cracked

Shattering from the outside in

The world is beating me down again

But I'm peeling back the flesh

Letting them see the heart inside of me

And only when they finally see

Will I be free

C:

I can't

Break the chains that bind

Holding me so tightly in place

Chafing away the flesh on my wrists

I can't take anymore of this

That's why I have to make my escape

Dead or alive, I must leave this place

The sun is black against the sky

As I fight to hold back this bloody tear in my eye

V2:

The diamond ring of my heart

Is melting back into the sands of time

Burning from the outside in

The world is beating me down again

But I'm peeling back the skin

Letting them see the pure and the sin

And only when they finally see

Will I ever be free

C:

I can't

Break the chains that bind

Holding me so tightly in place

Ripping away the flesh on my wrists

I won't take anymore of this

That's why I now must make my escape

Dead or alive, I must leave this place

The sun is black against the sky

Why must I fight to hold back this bloody tear in my eye

B:

See me

For all I ever want to be seen as

Know me

For all I ever want to be known as

See me

Peeling back the skin, reveal the heart that's in me

Know me

See the pure and sin, at the unveiling of me

C:

I have finally

Broken free of the chains that bind

That once held me so tightly in place

Tearing away the flesh on my wrists

I'm finally through with all of this

I had to make my escape

More dead than alive, I made it out of this place

The sun's no longer black against the sky

And I've finally released that bloody tear in my eye