2005 Bryan Lavigne. All rights reserved.

The Question

I got through the day - There's not much else to say
I bet that you have heard it all before
I did my crime - and paid my time

Reluctantly embark to sail away into the dark
Struggle to get free but it's the ship or me

I can make it fit - But I get tired of it
The fight against the current wears me down
I might be strong - I might be wrong

Reluctantly embark to sail away into the dark
Struggle to get free is it the ship or me
Sinking -Sinking

Time to take a chance - the perfect circumstance
To get up of my ass and make a change
It just might be - a calmer sea

Is it wrong to want it all - Even if I take a fall
Is it wrong to want it all - Even if I hit the wall

I am not the man - but when it hits the fan
Maybe I will come through when it counts
All I see - My history

Reluctantly embark to sail away into the dark
Struggle to get free is it the ship or me

Is it wrong to want it all - Even if I take a fall
Is it wrong to want it all - Even if I hit the wall



Porcupine

Blinded by your brilliance it's all that I can see
It's not that you're so bright it's cause you're so damn close to me
So Close
You know that if you back off we'd see the others shine
Much easier to lead us if we're blind

Here we go - I will take another blow
You think I'm Fine - But I'm not your porcupine

I know I'm just the tinyest of fish trapped in the sea
But I won't sacrifice myself it's not my victory
Not Me
I wonder how you got here I'm really not that dim
I know you are a big fish that can't swim

Here we go - I will take another blow
You think I'm Fine - But I'm not your porcupine

I bet that you're dizy by now - From circles I'm running around
Don't try to confuse me - You're here to amuse me
I know that your lagging behind - I guess I'm not being too kind
Don't try to abuse me - You're here to amuse me

Pound your fists upon your chest and give us all a scare
Take a look and you will see it's small and lacking hair
Not Scared
Try intimidation then work us with finesse
Don't you know we'll want to even less

Here we go - I will take another blow
You think I'm Fine - But I'm not your porcupine

I see that you just hit the ground - I guess I can stop running round
You can't abuse me - You just amuse me



Big Picture Idiot

Big picture idiot - with hugs for all nose full of shit
Not placed to save the day - he's here to make you learn the way

Just come out and play - You know there's no other way

Connected at the hip - to the moron mothership
Those that live the lie - will be around until they die

Lord of everything you see - Twisted little fantasy
Feeds your insecurity - you can't see inside of me

Just come out and play - You know there's no other way

I'm good at what I do - but that's not good enough for you
You need my loyalty - but time is all you'll get from me

Lord of everything you see - Twisted little fantasy
Feeds your insecurity - you can't see inside of me

Just come out and play - You know there's no other way



So Damn Smart

I know I can't believe in you - cause I can see that you are evil
Promises of what you'll do - then pull the rug out from beneath us
Sit and listen to your views - as you reach out and stroke the people
Many different avenues - to smear your steaming pile all over me

You think that I can't see - Your little schemes are plain to me
You think your so damn smart - But it's Illusion that's your art

So brave to tell us of your pain - it must be hard your so couragious
Many times you tried in vein - It breaks my heart to see you hurting
It's so hard to entertain - the pressure mounts it's tough to please us
Pull our strings while you complain - but that just doesn't sit to well with me

You think that I can't see - Your little schemes are plain to me
You think your so damn smart - But it's Illusion that's your art

How is it that your qualified - to pass out judgement on the others
Easy if we all would try - just give a little more to help us
It's not fair the guilty cry - we all must do our part for mother
Give until my well runs dry - then you'd all have to give it back to me



Is It Too Late

Try so hard to disreguard - Frustration is the master
I lose it once again
It's all for one and then your done - Lie on your back and wonder
Where is it that I've been

As I search for my release - I hope frustration will at least
Find me a way to start again - Is it too late x2

It's too much the human touch - I do not get the comfort
I loath your cold embrace
It's been so wrong for way too long - I have so many memories
I wish I could erase

You're on the mound I see the crown - It's not worth the effort
To try to make you move
Rub the salt it's all my fault - but I still have a reason
There's things I have to prove

As I search for my release - I hope frustration will at least
Find me a way to start again - Is it too late x2

I have to go a place I know - the remnants of a childhood
The vagueness of a dream
It's what I make and what I take - I know it won't be easy
To try a different scheme



The Answer

I'm off again to give you more of mine
I guess it's been another waste of time
I've got to know if I will ever find
A place to go a peace inside my mind

The answer's always there but in the background
I want to make it louder
The dream is always there it makes my head pound
I wish I could be prouder

Some days I wake an optimist it's true
But then I take my pessimistic brew
What could have been I saw another way
Now and then wish for a better day

CHORUS

Running around every day is the same
Routine's familiar it's safe in the game
Sanity found now I know what to do
I just won't do it my hopes are for you

I'm in a race but one that no one wins
Pick up the pace and hope that I don't spin
An uphill climb but now the race is done
The fastest time did I have any fun

CHORUS

Running around every day is the same
Routine's familiar it's safe in the game
Sanity found now I know what to do
I just won't do it my hopes are for you
Running around every day is the same
Routine's familiar it's safe in the game
Sanity found now I know what to do
I just won't do it



Take me with you

I Stand atop the hill - I can't believe I'm up here
but I still have a shadow over me
I see the clouds above - I wonder how to get there
but I stand frozen someone set me free

I wish you'd take me with you up into your sky
Take away my fear so I can fly
I see your eyes of wonder Help me fight the dark
I'll show you my dream show me your spark

I stop to look around - and wait for you to reach me
I can see you have a better way
I have to come back down - and give up all I conquered
It just gets worse the longer I delay

I wish you'd take me with you up into your sky
Take away my fear so I can fly
I see your eyes of wonder Help me fight the dark
I'll show you my dream show me your spark

I'm on a different path - but this one is much steeper
How do I make it up in half the time
I'll keep a steady pace - one that you can follow
You're not scared cause this is your first climb

I wish you'd take me with you up into your sky
Take away my fear so I can fly
I see your eyes of wonder Help me fight the dark
I'll show you my dream show me your spark



Leave me Alone

Jump out of my skin - I'm on the edge another one begins
I know it isn't right - but every day I feel the need to fight

Leave me Alone x2

Why do I have to be - Your lap dogs little plastic toy
You'll help me out for free - The evil thoughts can be destroyed
It's not so hard to see - Just put the bad half on the shelf
Guess there's no place for me - If I'm going to be myself

Put me in your mold - press hard enough and turn my mind to gold
You know I think it's strange - why the hell am I supposed to change

Leave me Alone x2

Why do I have to be - Your lap dogs little plastic toy
You'll help me out for free - The evil thoughts can be destroyed
It's not so hard to see - Just put the bad half on the shelf
Guess there's no place for me - If I'm going to be myself

Shrink my head to size - just one pill and I will realize
It's best if we're the same - then there's more to play your stupid game

Why do I have to be - Your lap dogs little plastic toy
You'll help me out for free - The evil thoughts can be destroyed
It's not so hard to see - Just put the bad half on the shelf
Guess there's no place for me - If I'm going to be myself

Leave me Alone x4



A Choice

I think I found a way - to make it through the day
A friend that always knows just what to do
He takes away the pain - so I won't go insane
I need his help cause now I'm here with you

You are not my heaven - and you are not my hell
You are not my freedom - or my prison cell
You are not the reason - and you are not my voice
You are not a privledge - you are just a choice

Guess what I am here - a headlight for the deer
You think you know but you don't have a clue
With principals I sit - but all you want is shit
So why's it me who's always getting screwed

You are not my heaven - and you are not my hell
You are not my freedom - or my prison cell
You are not the reason - and you are not my voice
You are not a privledge - you are just a choice

My hate will rise above - to make more that I love
The jokes on you I'll use you till the end
And when I've had enough - it really won't be tough
to walk out laughing that's what I intend

You are not my heaven - and you are not my hell
You are not my freedom - or my prison cell
You are not the reason - and you are not my voice
You are not a privledge - you are just a choice



Burn

When our time is through - What will I say to you
I have some things in mind
I could turn the page - or let loose my rage
But you'll be left behind

It took so long the time was hard
Build the bridge and then discard
I'm sure there's more to learn
Instead I watch it burn

I know I stood alone - So actions were postponed
I followed all your leads
When the battles done - You'll see nobody's won
So now I will concede

CHORUS

I finally found success - but now I want it less
Priorities are straight
Now I see the lies - It's not about your prize
It's time to celebrate

CHORUS

Now our time is done - I feel I've lost a ton
Cause I've regained control
Nervous as I go - but then excitement grows
I have a better goal

CHORUS


2005 Bryan Lavigne. All rights reserved.