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As I Lay Dying lyrics

Album: Shadows Are Security [2005]

 01  Meaning in Tragedy
 02  Confined
 03  Losing Sight
 04  The Darkest Nights
 05  Empty Hearts
 06  Reflection
 07  Repeating Yesterday
 08  Through Struggle
 09  The Truth of My Perception
 10  Control Is Dead
 11  Morning Waits
 12  Illusions
all As I Lay Dying lyrics

Meaning in Tragedy
I have traveled so far to find so little
Meaning in tragedy or tragedy in the search for meaning.
Dark clouds have lead me here.
Confined freedom guides us to security.

What if everything I have been taught is a lie?
And all my teachers have been wrong this whole time?

Compelling us to fight the battles,
They would not.
They have already won and we have already lost.
If we do not learn from their mistakes
We have already lost.
If we do not learn to change.back to top
That night I never came home,
Wandering souls captured my thoughts.
Emptiness filled my mind.
Urgency spoke her lies
in the confines of these grey walls.

I watched them move together.
Taking me places I cannot remember.
We have been poured out into a loveless bridge.

How quickly I forget that this is meaninglessness.

In a world passing through my fingers,
I still chase the wind.
What have I learned from yesterday?back to top
Losing Sight
How could we lose sight of what matters most?
Trying to love what cannot love us back.
All we have is not worth living for
If we do not know when to let go.

What is this life that we cling to it so tight
Afraid that it will take from us these fading sentiments?

Can we die to live another day?back to top
The Darkest Nights
for so long i have felt alone
content to live with unrest
longing faded into countless nights
that buried my weary heart
but You brought an end
to this dead hour
and meaning to a calloused life
held in Your arms
but too far away from my heart
these thoughts will carry me through
the darkest nights
while Your eyes rest in mine
i remember the way You looked at mje
and the way You drew me close
with one deep sigh
scattering pieces of my testless mind
forgetting all that we have left behindback to top
Empty Hearts
I've watched them build upon these empty hearts.
False hopes of lossless paradise.
Gathering together the dead hearts beat as one.

Stillborn comfort feeding lies
Through the lies of self denial.
Devided between a dissolute self
And the sorrow of sincere devotion.

What is it that you find peace in now?
Where is your hope in this dark night?back to top
I laid the night before me.
Unraveled the tangles of my heart.
All I felt was stale hollow air.

These streams of uncertainty
They are collapsing upon my mind.
Torments fill my veins until I burst
With mistaken guilt and shame.

My battered bones try to keep fighting
Against this endless ocean of self denial.

As time goes on
Some months are yet to pass.

Puddles of ink surround this tired chair.
All of my sorrow has been spilled into
My reflection.back to top
Repeating Yesterday
Repeating Yesteday

(This is what I am.
This is what I have become.
Repeating yesterday.
Drain me of my very essence.
To form again what lasts)

This is what I am.
This is what I have become.
What is love without sacrifice?
My tears hold no weight.
If my commitment is only failure
Each day I...

Repeat yesterday.

Each day I am born again to be a child in the eyes of love.

Drain me of my very essence.
To form again what lasts.

This is what I am.
This is what I have become.
What is love without...back to top
Through Struggle
Only through struggle have I found rest.
With a piece of me taken away,
I begin to understand.

Hollow out this machine like chest.
With it's gears that turn to make me feel
And assembled thoughts that fade away.
Remove from me this deception I called love.back to top
The Truth of My Perception
While shutters enclose the boundries of my heart.
I hold my breath till the steady beating is shut out.
In silence I wait for what is real.
For I know the truth of my preception.
Nothing in life matters more than You.
When first feelings fade,
I will still be here.back to top
Control Is Dead
Control is dead in this blind world,
For we do what we hate.
Split from inside.
Betrayed by emotion.
We must look past what is in front of us.
Shadows are security.

They have become the solace of my looking glass heart.
In search for certainty, I no longer need control.

Take me through the fire, refine what is Yours.
It is time to overcome this.
We must look past what is in front of us.back to top
Morning Waits
All along it was me who changed.
Morning now waits for me.
What I have to gain does not matter
If what I give is all to You.

I have seen the stars full
And the sun rise again,
But You are yet to change.
You are all that is worth living for.back to top
how could i ever go backā€¦
back to the life where i lived amongst the dead who have forgotten how to feel
and become slaves to memory and wishful thinking
but your love has set me free
as you awaken every star that has been sleeping in the constellation of my soul
how could i go back to live amongst the dead
those who imprisoned beauty
i never want to leave your arms
so i wait in hope for your embrace
illusions of what i thought was love
now i have clear sight to see that i have left nothing behindback to top
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