Elective Amnesia

We don't sleep very much

These triggers ache for the touch

Where's the strength we relied on?

Fear alone, like a crutch

Maybe that's what keeps us up

All night with the light on

 

Glowing screens simulate

Lives that no longer take place

Can this be what we've become?

Paper thin, overweight

Pills to arouse or sedate

Still we don't know what we want

 

We can't let go

Can't you see?

To lose control

Is to be...

 

Finally free!

First a spark

Then a flame

Now a fire

We explode

Into the darkest of nights

Disconnect

Cut the cord

Lines are dead

Now they'll know

With everything comes a price

 

And each day we are torn

Between the right and the wrong

Between life and convenience

Why lose sleep? Why complain?

There's always channels to change

It's like elective amnesia

As we grow older in this place

Let's just start over

Let's erase

What they've made!

 

First a spark

Then a flame

Now a fire

We explode

Into the darkest of nights

Disconnect

Cut the cord

Lines are dead

Now they'll know

With everything comes a price

 

It could be minutes away

It could be hours or days

Before the bottom falls out

Before the ground gives way

Into this debt we are born

A debt we try to repay

And yet we blacken the sky

Smoke rising out of the flames

Now they'll know...

 

First a spark

Then a flame

Now a fire

We explode

Into the darkest of nights

Disconnect

Cut the cord

Lines are dead

Now they'll know

With everything comes a price

(First a spark)

(Then a flame)

(Now a fire)

We explode

We explode

With everything comes a price

(Disconnect)

(Cut the cord)

(Lines are dead)

We explode

We explode