I danced a tango with my hubris high on you
We swept across the dance floor to subjective truth
But there was harmony there
No reason for co-existence
And nothing to span the distance now

I tried a shanty with the fool to find my pace
Anything from puns to jests to intertwine our ways
But there was no loyalty to hope
And funny the need for mercy
How it makes us bleed all mercy, now...

Keep you in the dark, you know they all pretend.
Keep you in the dark, and so it all began...
Send in your skeletons, sing as their bones go marching in, again.

The reaper's kneeling at your field taking in what you've sown
Can't help feeling apprehension
No point in waiting, for a rating for what you have grown
Look for liquid consolation
If I act accordingly will it save my humanity
You're either you or a loyalty disowned
Well excuse me

Not everything in this magical world is quite what it seems

"In the end we're all just chalk lines on the concrete Drawn only to be washed away For the time that I've been given I am what I am..."

"Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no domain."

"Though thy slumber may be deep,
Yet thy spirit shall not sleep;
There are shades which will not vanish,
There are thoughts thou canst not banish;
By a power to thee unknown,
Thou canst never be alone;
Thou art wrapt as with a shroud,
Thou art gather'd in a cloud;
And for ever shalt thou dwell
In the spirit of this spell."

"I grieve and dare not show my discontent,
I love and yet am forced to seem to hate,
I do, yet dare not say I ever meant,
I seem stark mute but inwardly do prate.
I am and not, I freeze and yet am burned,
Since from myself another self I turned.
My care is like my shadow in the sun,
Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it,
Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done."

If I could break ground
And build a world to keep you in this state
So innocent and pure
I'd build it that way