There is a darkness inside us calling us by our true names

Telling us why we were made to feel pain and hate the same

As our parents before us

Giving us false hope in names

Hoping we won't give into the blade

They handed us with the blame

Envy – everything you aren't

Pride – in all I am

Greed – consumes your fate

Anger – contorts your face

Lust – for all I possess

Gluttony – consuming too much

Sloth – fucking slow motion

There is a monster within our souls

Tempting us with what we need

To make it through the dark night

Blind to ourselves in our shell we bleed

But we don't even understand our souls

The answerless questions we need

To balance the shadow with the light

To justify passing on the human seed

Envy – everything you aren't

Pride – in all I am

Greed – consumes your fate

Anger – contorts your face

Lust – for all I possess

Gluttony – consuming too much

Sloth – fucking slow motion

Seven deadly sins for seven deadly seas

Ten commands for ten fingers

So quick to anger

And fast to hate

But what do you do if I don't take the bait?

It pisses me off that although I am clearly a better person, my neighbor, whose wife I'd love to fuck, makes more money than I do because I'm too busy eating hamburgers and sleeping sixteen hours a day.