Illusion Of Immortality

Lyrics by Kell Martin, and Dan Arneson

 
 

Had the women, loved them all 
Passed my share of walls 
Was the first angel ever
Before I met my fall 

Walked lands of roses and crossed seas of thorns
Seen the old heroes die and new heroes being born
Seen love turn to hate, and bridges turn lakes
Grace turn to wrath, and pleasure turn to aches

And it’s all just the same, it hasn’t made me any smarter
Want to battle my own depression, but it keeps getting harder
‘Cause I’ve been past the edge and walked into the abyss
Felt the most joyful bite and the most painful kiss

Grieved and missed loved ones that walked away
Got memories of moments that will never take place

Met demons in the dark that I know of all too well
Served armies in Heaven, and led the ones in Hell
Watched victims in cells, and murderers freed
Walked the tight rope between illusion and what’s real

Am I meant to walk this path all alone?
Nothing seems to matter when you’re all on your own
Action has no impact when no one knows what’s done
Will I leave a mark when I’m gone?

What’s the purpose of this endless struggle to get by?
When there’s nothing left to see?
But I cling on to life, though there’s no one here to see me cry
Yeah, at least I know I’m free

Seen angels walk paths that their friends couldn’t follow
Men under water that were trying to drown their sorrows
And the storms of tomorrow are just sunshine today
And all the people that your hurt will be okay someday

And though some things change, maybe it’s for the better
Sitting in familiar places with our good times to treasure
Forget about the questions, remember all her answers
We all make our mistakes and we all take our chances

Life is not a crooked course, it’s a circle
Love is not a gothic curse, it’s a virtue

Your tears won’t hurt you, ‘cause pain is not a bad thing
Depression and defeats come to both thieves and kings
Through wars and famines I learned to see
That some things can’t be taken, so you got to set it free

Lust falls to greed
Whispers fall to pleads
You’re not what she needs
So pick up your pride and leave

Am I meant to walk this path all alone?
Nothing seems to matter when you’re all on your own
Action has no impact when no one knows what’s done
Will I leave a mark when I’m gone?

What’s the purpose of this endless struggle to get by?
When there’s nothing left to see?
But I cling on to life, though there’s no one here to see me cry
Yeah, at least I know I’m free

Revenge doesn’t work
Regret only hurts
And the promise of forever only exists as a word

Cries you never heard ‘cause they fell on deaf ears
Lies that left you burned ‘cause they reflected your fears
Trying to move in the season of mist without sight
And all you really got left is that you were right

With the million miles that never went anywhere
Through a million fights, cold hearts, and frozen tears
Useless hopes and prayers, staring down a black hole
Seeing best friends you no longer know

Time takes its toll
Light fades to smoke
And pretending that she’s coming back won’t make it so

Let the ghost from the past rest in peace
Make the most of what you have before you leave
Eden was always out of reach, don’t look so shocked
The road to happiness lies in accepting that it’s lost

Am I meant to walk this path all alone?
Nothing seems to matter when you’re all on your own
Action has no impact when no one knows what’s done
Will I leave a mark when I’m gone?

What’s the purpose of this endless struggle to get by?
When there’s nothing left to see?
But I cling on to life, though there’s no one here to see me cry
Yeah, at least I know I’m free