What’s the cost of stability?
Pockets empty and desperate to achieve
Peace of mind, merely stagnation?
At this point, resembling ascension
When the doubt lingers and builds
Blooms and bursts, assurance, it purges
It’s permanent, resides within
A constant struggle, overcome it
The foundation beneath might always be shaky...
Just exert the effort to get through the frailty
It’s a constant leech, a disease needing treating
Even when it feels like there’s no mental healing
I know it’s always accompanying, plaguing every thought
Just recognize the symptom, and fight perpetually with all you’ve got
Wake from this hell of fear
Emerge renewed, free, clear
Track Name: Eye of the Beholder
Follow the guiding hand of impossible constructs
Standards predicated on a bed of bullshit
I'm as guilty as anyone
Raised to believe that what I see is worth
More than that idiom preaches to us
Look within, see something more than the surface
Can I see more than skin-deep?
Is there more?
Or is it just lust and physical yearning?
Track Name: New Burdens
What's it take easing the load?
Fresh issues, pray to erode
Thought by now, serenity's presence
False forecast, flawed quintessence
New burdens resting their weight
Forced upon conditioned states
Face them up, deal head on
If I ignore it, it doesn't mean it's gone
Am I at fault?
Sickened by my corrosion of will
Sickened by this standing still
Is there shame in lacking discipline?
Who's drowning who if I just give in?
Am I at fault?
Take the blame
Rot with shame
Lose your pride
Track Name: Biological Imperative
Stem the flow of corrupted souls
Chain me from breeding as a means of ego's growth
Redefine "nuclear" war for modern times
Unjust narcissism as selfish crime
Won't succumb to those expectations
Holding deep-seated reservations