so this is how it goes
change your clothes
change your name
i was so damn close
who woulda known but you
the breath of life
has provided keys to the cage
no thoughts arise
as i glide across the stage
all i am is dust without the power of your love to keep me whole
i am under no delusion let me not give in to my ego
this is not what it appears to be
they are nothing like me
we may share the same stage
but we don't say the same things
it's only truth i speak
hold on to your soul
cause they're lying
what have they said to you to make you feel the way they feel?
they are affecting you whether or not you think it's real
and you're paying them to play pretend
they spit venom and you take it in
when you idolize the ignorant
then you're bound to be the same as them
and you don't care
they're shoving this pipe dream down your neck
cause they don't care
they're selling this pipe dream to your kids
saying "hear i am, im your american idol"
all they sell you, it may smell like its love but it's covered in blood
in your cars in your food in your clothes
cant you tell?
you can't tell?
oh no oh no oh no
you poor souls...
you've all been sold...
this is it
this is it