14. DARKNESS:

"WELCOMING WICKEDNESS"

This is too much for me; 6
Please hide the truth from me. 6

Darkness is closing in on me; 8

I welcome it as it feeds on me. 9
No light of truth can set me free; 8

I'll let it have its way with me. 8

It fills the emptiness in me, 8

So no one can see the real me. 8

You tell me there's no truth; 6

There's no such thing as light. 6
I'm listening to you, 6

And I think that you're right. 6

Shielding me from sunlight, 6
Wrap your cloak around me tonight. 8
My faith has failed and I am done. 8

We are the same - now we are one. 8

I'd commit any sin 6

To be back in your arms again. 8

You are something I should fear, 7
And yet, I think I want you here. 6
Though you may say my soul is lost, 8
I don't care about the cost. 7

I won't turn the other way; 7
I'll embrace you anyway. 7

I wished to keep you with a kiss, 8

And know that once I loved you well; 8

But who would sell their soul for bliss, 8

To burn forever in a flaming hell? 10

I ask you now, please end my pain, 8

For I have loved and lost in vain. 8

And now all I have left are these 8

Mistaken thoughts and memories. 8

For when I awaken, 6

Finding my soul taken, 7

The truth is forsaken; 6

I must be mistaken. 6

Fill me with emptiness, 6
And hold me close to you. 6
I'll let you drag me into the darkness; 10
I'll give it all to you. 6

"SHADOW IN THE SUNLIGHT"

I sit and stare; 4

All I can see is emptiness. 8

There's only lightless-ness everywhere; 9

Don't give in to the darkness. 7

I'm so blind - I can't see; 6

Life has no meaning to me. 7

The light has finally left me; 8

Darkness took over me. 6

I am not afraid to fall; 7
With one last step, I'll end it all. 8

I don't think I can fight this time; 8

I'll let death take me away this time. 9

When death comes, I will hear its call; 8

It's easier to fall and forget it all. 11

Now I'm standing on the edge, 7

About to leap over this ledge. 8

Shadows seeking to swallow my soul, 9

The darkness reaches out to devour me whole. 12

The madness becomes me and I become it; 11

When the time comes, I won't mind a bit. 9

Now here I am, so powerless and weak; 10

My life is over - I can't even speak. 10

My eyes are tired - no time to cry; 9

Every moment someone dies. 7

I know the truth, but I hate it; 8

I see the light - I can't stand it. 8

Lies put me here and I thank them for it; 10

I've chosen the chaos. I'll never leave it. 10
Life is supposed to be sunshine and light, 10

But lately I've been living in the night. 10

I don't want the darkness to go away; 10

The shadows in my soul can stay. 8

"ALONE IN THE DARK"

You can see salvation 6

Just beyond your reach. 5

Don't give into temptation 7

And all the lies they preach. 6

Once you open up your mind 7

To the darkness, you will find 7

It will force its way in, 6

Living deep down within. 6

You don't know where you're going or who you are; 11

You won't find the truth or make it that far. 10

Darkness can cover up the hard part of the past; 12
No one will discover. You'll leave this life at last. 12
Descending into the darkness, emptiness everywhere, 14
And wherever you turn, truth is never there. 11

So take another look - maybe you'll notice more 12

And you'll see something that wasn't there before. 11

"SANCTUARY OF THE SHADOWS"

Don't be afraid of the dark. Fear what truth it may hide. 13

There are secrets in the shadows, unlike the world outside. 14
As you turn from the truth, the less light you will find, 12

Until you're lost forever in the darkness of your mind. 14

Someone is after me. I feel safer in the shadows; 14

I'm hiding from myself, but nobody else knows. 12

That's where I want to run and hide; 8

It's the one place I can be safe, feeling at peace inside. 14

I'm afraid of the light, not the darkness; 10
I hide from the truth. I don't want to see. 10

The light shows me horrible heartlessness, 10
But the shadows are my sanctuary. 10

I'm so used to darkness, I don't know 9
Whether I should trust the light. 7
I'm not sure where my life will go; 8

I feel lost and alone tonight. 8

"THE WORLD IN ME"

This lie lets me be whoever I want to be; 12
In it, I can just let go, open up, and be free. 13

If I could find one soul willing to love me for me, 13
Maybe it would release its hold on me. 10

Buy the truth, but do not sell it; 8

If you know a secret, don't tell it. 9

I have no hope that death will come; 8

Torments it would take me from. 7

I don't even know what I'm running from, 10

Waiting for a tomorrow that may never come. 12

This nightmare that haunts me won't let go; 9

I'm confused and afraid, but I can't let it show. 12

There's a world inside of me that you'll never find, 12
In the halls of my heart - in the maze of my mind. 12

This courage and confidence is what you see; 10

If you look close, you'll find the fear in me. 10

"LOST IN THE DARK"

I was lost in the dark and looked for light, 10

Hoping for a dawn to this never-ending night. 12

Then through the shadows, the sunlight shone through; 10

At first, it frightened me, but as it came closer, it grew. 14

I stopped, looking around like something was wrong, 11

Hearing the sweet melody to a haunting song. 12

A voice called me back to the light; 8

And somewhere deep inside, I found the strength to fight. 12

I know the truth is there - it stares you in the face, 12
But you won't look for fear of what you will see in its place. 14
Now it seems somehow you've fallen from grace, 10

Beyond hope - like a star lost in space. 9

Darkness and light exist in almost every man, 12
As it always has since life first began. 10
We can fight the darkness inside us all; 10
Will we win the war within or fall? 9

"INVISIBLE INSIDE"

You're hiding from reality, 8

The truth that you don't want to see. 8

Shadows shield you against what you don't know. 10
You fear to look beyond it. You're afraid to go. 12

Here in the dark, you can hide from the light; 10

In the shadows of your soul, keep the truth out of sight. 13

You can't see in the dark because you're blinded by the light, 14
But if you close your eyes, you'll feel no sense of fright. 12

I'm just so full of fear and doubt; 8

I don't even know what I'm worried about. 11

Hiding in the darkness, I hold back what I feel; 14
Maybe nobody will notice if I don't make it a big deal. 16

I feel safer in the shadows. No one can hurt me there; 14

In the darkness, I can be free from need or care. 12

I saw safety in the shadows, finding freedom lost in my lies; 16

I lived life in the dark, so it's no surprise. 11

"BLACK AND WHITE HEART"

Part of my heart is like the light; 8

The other half is like night. 7

Part of my heart is dark and dead; 8

There's no love, just lust instead. 7

Part of my heart is pure and true 8

Shining steadily, just like I want it to. 11

Part of my heart never stays the same, 9

Constantly changing, like life's a game. 9

I've been places I didn't want to be; 10

I've seen things I didn't want to see. 9

I've done things I didn't want to do; 9

And I'm not alone, because you have too. 10

I'm trying to hide from myself; 8

To me, the truth is not worth knowing. 9

In the shadows, I lose sight of myself; 10

I don't want to see where I'm going. 9

"LET THERE BE NIGHT"

My path in life seemed dark to me; 8

I wandered around aimlessly, 8

Hiding from things I can't control, 8

Within the shadows of my soul. 8

Voices whispered to me, 6

But no one was there I could see. 8

If only a light would appear 8

To make the darkness disappear. 8

Once darkness took over, I fear, 8

There's no one left to save me here. 8

I lost all I have ever held dear; 9

Now I'm blinded by my fear. 7

As long as there's hope left in sight, 8

I will hold on to this little light. 9

I'll stand my ground with all my might; 8

I won't give up without a fight. 8

"DWELLING IN THE DARKNESS"

I don't like light; 4

It hurts my eyes. 4

I need the night; 4
My life's a lie. 4

It calls for me; 4
I don't know why. 4

Anger is all around; 6
It just wants me to die. 6

There's no light to lead me, 6
No easy way out. 5
I'm lost and I can't see, 6
Trapped in this doubt. 4
It's taking me away. 6
I have one thing to say; 6
Doing what it said 5
Ended my life instead. 6

"LOST LAND"

I'll never lose sight 5
Of the truth I hold tight. 6

I'll stand and fight 4

Darkness with the light. 5

Chaos is coming now; 6

And to it, fools will bow. 6

Darkness covers the land; 6

I must be strong and stand. 6

This world will fall; 4

I could have caused it all. 6

I'm the only thing 5

Keeping it from happening. 7

If castles collapse, then 6

Many worlds will fall. 5

If that ever happens, 6

Heaven help us all. 5

"DARK DECEPTION"

Slowly losing my sight, 6

I can't even see the light. 7

I want to fight, but I can't see; 8
Now there is no light left in me. 8

My life is full of nothing, 7
So dark that I can't see. 6
This darkness is disturbing; 7
It's driving me crazy. 6

In recess I remain, 6

Where there is no more pain. 6

In the shadows I will stay; 7

Just let the light go away. 7

I'm lost in doubt, 4

Trapped in my fear; 4

There's no way out, 4

So leave me here. 4