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Side by side motion is messing with your devotion

Float alone on the ocean but which hand is holding? a wave

Hits and splits the ship into halves though you

Survive the crash there's a crack in the glass

Sand spilling out too fast, watch the grains pass

The pile that's left get surpassed with each mile you last

But you smile as you take out the trash and

Stack it on the other bags of passion, you grab

All the door handles but can't handle the scandal of

Picking Brahms or Handel, sitting or standing, art over family

Animals can be cannibals but so was

Hannibal so try to understand the intangibles,

Decide are you a hero or vandal, some say

Semantics while they confuse their answers, many think its

What empire you were blessed with but then again

Falling three times is a hell of a hat trick


Pay attention to the hand you're dealt, when you lay a card

Down remember how the ink felt

As choice slips from your fingers with every move you embrace

Pay attention to the hand your dealt, you only get

One chance at the game so make your moves day to day


Your reputation is the demons you're leaning on, the crop that you're

Feeding on, if you stop you'll be looking for the reasons to

Gather more notorious monologues now forget the right or wrong

Move on to the best option to settle for

Climb the ladder or splatter your brain matter

After shattered dreams plaster your back, you stagger

Battered by chapters of patter you gathered, you never

Mastered your swagger you have to break that pattern, you grab

All the doors handles but can't handle the scandal of being told

"This is it for you. There are no more

Halls to walk through, you got to get used to the

Script you'll have to run through. It's over."

The life you moved through was slow at first and though it was

Unrehearsed you gave it your all

A man piles his regrets on his shoulders until he is

Burdened with so much that he gives into the weight and he falls


Pay attention to the hand you're dealt, when you lay a card

Down remember how the ink felt

As choice slips from your fingers with every move you embrace

Pay attention to the hand your dealt, you only get

One chance at the game so make your moves day to day