Am I 1?

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  1. InnerStrength

    InnerStrength Well-Known Member

    These lyrics are from Dark Tranquillity's "Character" album, and are not my own writings.

    Am I 1?

    I grant to you
    no privilege of person
    no sense of self
    denial of choice
    It wants out
    so from all the little bits and pieces
    a simple case of lost and found
    a wicked new beginning
    I don’t ever want to see

    It’s the oldest trick in the book
    just like everything you always knew
    turned upon its very end
    There’s nothing left to be

    [I’ve got]Half a mind to say
    all the things that bother me today
    You better check if it’s me
    in that "coffin" of yours
    or just the one
    you thought you knew

    I am one
    who am I?
    No character
    to be lost inside

    a mind is hard to please
    so wander aimlessly

    hands clenched in fists of rage
    concealed in frustration
    There’s a part of me that cannot deal
    with the character I am forced to be

    A thinly veiled plan to lay your world afoot
    Lost in community
    Blind in belonging

    Is there really nothing more than this?
    The emptiness remains
    So put on your brave face
    and take the plunge again

    I am one
    who am I?
    No character
    to be lost inside
     
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