As I Lay Dying – Destruction Or Strength

Destruction Or Strength

Whether locked up or on top of the world
I felt the same sense of unrest
Pursuing numbers
The approval of others
Outward illusions of success
Just an illusion (illusion)
An illusion masking restlessness
All ending in a downward spiral

Rock bottom is all relative
Some people lose their homes
And others lose their heart
The sad truth is i lost them both
‘cause i perilously chose
To compromise my soul
I could not see past all the distraction
(distraction, destruction)
Until everything to hide behind...
Until everything to hide behind was gone

Now that everything is gone
I’m free, free to see without distraction
There’s nowhere left to hide
As i face what is inside
What is inside

Now changing like the tide
Devoid of peace but now finding
What brings serenity
And what can be centering
But it’s not the things it used to be
Because they have been taken
And cannot be retrieved
Now that everything to hide behind
(distraction, destruction)
Until everything to hide behind was gone

Now that everything is gone
I’m free, free to see without distraction
There’s nowhere left to hide
As i face what is inside
What is inside

What is left (what is left)
When you take it all away (when you take it all away)?
A battle between desolation and sorrow
Leaving behind destruction or strength
Destruction or strength
Destruction or strength

Whether locked up or on top of the world
I felt the same sense of unrest
But now it’s gone

Now that everything is gone
I’m free, free to see without distraction
There is nowhere left to hide
As i face what is inside
What is inside

Whether locked up or on top of the world
I felt the same sense of unrest
But now it’s gone
(what is inside)
Just an illusion
An illusion masking restlessness


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