Breaking You

Twenty years from now, you look in the mirror and see

A tired and grey old man who used to be me

His face is all haggard, and his eyes have gone cold

He used to be a rebel; loud, proud and bold

Now he's a wasted old man, who followed the crowd

He abandoned his dreams, and chose not to be proud

They told him what to do if he wanted to stay

And like an obedient lamb, he did it their way

So now this is what I say

(This is what I say)

You can't see the truth inside the lies

And you're a victim of your own disguise

This is the start of your demise

And now you're finally beginning to realise

Thirty years from now, the reflection's still the same

Still tired and old, too far into the game

They told you how to act, what to wear and what to think

They told you who you were, now here you are on the brink

You surrendered your dreams, and you gave up the fight

Threw away who you were, embraced this endless plight

To be who they wanted, but not what you were

To be a placid poodle, not a bloodthirsty cur

And so now we concur

(Now we concur)

You can't see the truth inside the lies

And you're a victim of your own disguise

This is the start of your demise

And now you're finally beginning to realise

They made you slouch down, when you should have stood tall

They dragged you up high, and it's a long way to fall

They made you one of them, and what's that about?

They broke who you were, and so this is what I shout

(This is what I shout)

You can't see the truth inside the lies

And you're a victim of your own disguise

This is the start of your demise

And now you're finally beginning

Now you're finally beginning

Now you're finally beginning

To realise

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That Ain't Music

Yeah, listen up all, and listen up good

It's a well-known fact that is misunderstood

The radio plays what the people wanna hear,

That's a total lie, and a wanna make it clear

Music is a sound that connects with the soul

It brings people together, and while I'm on a roll

It's not about bling, about sex or dope

No wonder gen Y finds it too hard to cope!

So if you love rock music, raise your voice!

Scream it in the air and make your choice!

For the love of rock music, raise your voice!

Scream until your lungs give out, make your choice!

Yeah, well what ever happened to the legends of old?

To the music of that age, and the stories it told?

It was gone in a flash, replaced by rap, crack and bling

And pasty-faced kids who hurt my ears when they sing

Well that ain't music, and what do I hear?

Just a cacophony of noise, tearing at my ears!

With music so loud, and lyrics that are crass

And videos full of skanky girls, shakin their ass!

So if you love rock music, raise your voice!

Scream it in the air and make your choice!

For the love of rock music, raise your voice!

Scream until your lungs give out, make your choice!

Scream until your lungs give out!

Make your choice!

For the love of rock music!

Raise your voice!

Make your choice!

Scream until your lungs give out!

Raise your voice!

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Average Venom

I met you at the bar

Gave you a life home in my car

You were cute, and you were in to me

So I gave you my number, decided to wait and see

Would you ring, or would you not?

Soon enough I could call you mine

It was fun; we had a great time

But underneath all the smiles was a bitter face

You couldn't take an insult with a shred of grace

Tried to act worse than they were.

Turns out you think you're poison, but you're not fooling anyone

Turns out you think you're deadly, but you can't see what's to come

You're average, yeah.

So fucking average, yeah.

Even your venom …

I finally stopped to see

What a bitch you really could be

Couldn't hold your own in a verbal dispute

Tried to use big words with a nasty refute

Made you look like a total fool.

Turns out you think you're poison, but you're not fooling anyone

Turns out you think you're deadly, but you can't see what's to come

You're average, yeah.

So fucking average, yeah.

Even your venom …

I gave you a chance to prove yourself to me

But when I look in your eyes, do you know what I see?

A superficial sheep with a mind like a sive

Not a single smart thought or compassion to give!

So I'm saying goodbye, but one thing before I go

You're not really that smart, and I thought you should know

You're average, yeah.

So fucking average, yeah.

Even your venom, yeah

Even your venom … is average.

Author's Note – Ok, so these are the first ever songs that I have written, so if they suck, that would be why. But, fun was had writing them and envisioning melodies in my head to go with them, which kind of makes up for the not-so-great lyrics. Anyway, I hope you enjoy, and please review!