This Is Your Life

So tell me when the shock sets in
When your fingers twitch
And the trigger slips
Love turns to hate
How could this change take place.
I'll play with fire
While you play with blame
So take me away
Don't let me explain
So tell me when the shock sets in

Hold the gun higher
Who are you calling a liar?
Pull the trigger tighter
This guilt trip's got you wired

I can't deal with your death sentence
And I know you won't listen
Just another tragedy victim
Means another death by injection
Another old guillotine
For all the things we've seen
Or take me to the gallows
And hang me from a weeping willow
And no, you don't know
So tell me when the shock sets in

Hold the gun higher
Who are you calling a liar?
Pull the trigger tighter
This guilt trip's got you wired

Oh, but you misunderstand me
These stains don't change a thing
Away at your heart
It's always been eating
And all day long
Her mascara's been bleeding
You never were one
That did much of deceiving
But every heart in the room
Still stopped beating
So tell me when the shock sets in

This is your life, after all

Hold the gun higher
Who are you calling a liar?
Pull the trigger tighter
This guilt trip's got you wired

Pretend to be omniscient
Condemn all the innocent
Burn them at the stake
For the crimes you have committed

So tell me when the shock sets in
No, this doesn't surprise me at all
You should know by now
This is you
This is your life, after all

So why don't you tell me when the shock sets in?