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The Human Equation

20 mp3 sur 93,0 Mo : 1h, 41'09''

Type Sortie Acquisition
CD double 24/05/2004 23/02/2007
Day One: Vigil     01:33 
Day Two: Isolation     08:41 
Day Three: Pain     04:57 
Day Four: Mystery   05:37 
Day Five: Voices     07:08 
Day Six: Childhood   05:04 
Day Seven: Hope     02:47 
Day Eight: School   04:22 
Day Nine: Playground     02:15 
Day Ten: Memories     03:57 
Day Eleven: Love     04:17 

Day Twelve: Trauma   08:58 
Day Thirteen: Sign     04:47 
Day Fourteen: Pride     04:42 
Day Fifteen: Betrayal     05:23 
Day Sixteen: Loser     04:46 
Day Seventeen: Accident?     05:41 
Day Eighteen: Realization     04:31 
Day Nineteen: Disclosure     04:41 
Day Twenty: Confrontation     07:02 


Detail


 🠹 
Day One: Vigil 01:33
Best Friend: Did he open up his eyes?

Did he try to touch my hand,
or is my mind playing tricks on meÖ

Do you think he hears us cry?
Does he understand
We are here by his side

Wife: Why are you so concerned?
Do you really care
Or do you feel responsible?

Now the tide has turned
Wonít you try to clear the air?
Let your conscience be your guideÖ
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 🠹 
Day Two: Isolation 08:41
Me:

I canít move, I canít feel my body
I donít remember anything
What place is this "how did I get here?
I donít understand, whatís happening"

Am I alone?

Fear:
Youíve been deserted, everyone has left you
You know itís always been that way
Those frantic years, the people youíve neglected
Now the time has come to pay

Youíre alone
No one here is dancing to your tune

Me: Is this a dream or is it real?
Reason: Sometimes the dream becomes reality
Me: But I donít know what to feel
Reason: Then I will guide you through this haze
Me: But who are you, why are you here?
Reason: I am you and you are all of us
Me: I canít think, my mind ainít clear
Reason: Then I will free you from this maze

Passion:
Canít you feel it burn
Deep down inside?
Wonít you ever learn
Donít try to hide

Canít you feel that fire
Scorching your soul?
A wounded manís desire
Out of control

Pride:
I canít believe youíre giving up
Thatís not your way
I canít believe youíd pass the chance to make them pay

Youíve always had complete control
Never thinking twice
You always called the shots, a heart as cold as ice

Me: Youíre all delusions of my mind
Reason: And so we are, weíre all a part of you
Me: Am I a part of some design?
Reason: The one design is in your head
Me: How can it be, you look so realÖ
Reason: We are as real as you imagine us
Me: I can touch you, I can feelÖ
Reason: Then take my hand and follow me

Passion: chorus 1
Pride: chorus 2

Love:
Close your eyes, listen to your heart beat
Surrender to its soothing pulse
Silence the cries, gentle and carefree
Good or bad, true or falseÖ

Youíre not alone

Youíll find me here whenever they oppose you
I am the strongest of them all
No need to fear these feelings that enclose you
Iím here to catch you when you fall

Youíre not alone
I am here, dancing to your tune

Passion: chorus 1
Pride: chorus 2 + ad libs
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Three: Pain 04:57
Agony:

I am pain
I am real, Iím not a dream
Iím the chain
around your neck as you scream

Surrender now
You canít beat death at his ruthless game
Make your bow
hang your head in shame

Me: I canít believe there is no way out...
Agony: Youíll find you are wrong
Me: You fill me with doubt...
Agony: You were never that strong

Agony:
I am pain
I am the wound that never heals
Itís all in vain
No compromise, no deals...

Me: I canít believe this is the end
Agony: Itís written in stone
Me: Where are my friends?
Agony: You have always been alone!

Rage:
(pain!) we lead, we hide as the pain leaves the rage inside
(motion personified alpha)
being here, welcomed by a sane mind
a travelled lie

Agony:
I am pain
I am the end, I am your wraith
Nothing remains
Iím the loss of hope and faith

CHORUS : Me and Agony

Rage:
we lead, we hide as the pain leaves the rage inside
(motion personified alpha)
being here, welcomed by a sane mind
a travelled lie
all the time, I had waited with rage
all the time, I was promised my salvation

Love:
I canít accept this, we will find a way
Out of this cesspool of doom and dismay
Beyond this dejection thereís beauty and grace
A glorious future we long to embrace

Rage:
(pain!) all the time, I had waited with rage
(motion personified alpha)
all the time, I was promised my salvation
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 🠹 
Day Four: Mystery 05:37
Best Friend:

No, I canít seem to figure out what happened
On the brightest hour of day, no car in sight
No, I canít seem to accept these strange conditions
No matter what they say, it doesnít feel right

Wife: Do you think heís seen it?
Best Friend: I donít think he did
Wife: Do you think he knows it?
Best Friend:: I donít think he knows
Wife: Do you think heís been there?
Best Friend: I donít think he was
Wife: Do you think heíll die?
Best Friend: I donít think he will

Wife:
No, could it have been a moment of distraction?
A creature on the road, a plane in the air...

Best Friend: Do you think heís seen it?
Wife: I donít think he did
Best Friend: Do you think he knows it?
Wife: I donít think he knows
Best Friend: Do you think heís been there?
Wife: I donít think he was
Best Friend: Do you think heíll die?
Wife: I donít think he will

Wife and Best Friend:
No, will we ever understand what happened
Will the mystery be unveiled, or die with him

CHORUS Wife and Best Friend:

Passion: Do you think youíve seen it?
Me: I donít think I did
Pride: Do you think you know it?
Me: I donít think I know
Love: Do you think youíve been there?
Me: I donít think I was
Agony: Do you think youíll die?
Me: I donít know!
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 🠹 
Day Five: Voices 07:08
Pride:

I hear voices, theyíre talking about you
Can you hear them, do you know what they mean?
Try to remember, what have you been through
What do you know and what have you seen?

I can read the thoughts theyíre conveying
So intense, can you feel them too?
I canít believe itís true what theyíre saying
Youíre far too strong, it couldnít happen to you

Me:
But what if thereís truth in the words that they speak
What do they signify?

Pride:
You worry too much

Me:
And what are the questions to answers I seek
What will they clarify?

Pride:
Youíre losing your touch

Me:
Help me out, this means nothing to meÖ

Reason:
Who are these voices, where do they come from?
Should we try to understand?
Mere illusions, hallucinations?
They might be vital to our plan

Love:
They sound familiar, they must be here to help you
All this confusionís tearing you apart
You must be patient, time is the healer
Open up and let them in your heart

Fear:
Their guilty sighs
I think you understand it all
You were afraid to live, now youíre afraid to die

You fool yourself
You rose so high, you were bound to fall
Longing for the truth, you lived a lie

Reason:
I am convinced now, they are essential
They must be our way out of here

Love:
Listen and learn, let your heart lead you
And you will find the solutionís near

Fear:
Their guilty sighs
I think you understand it all
Longing for the truth, you lived a lie

Pride:
If they are right, weíll fight for survival
Look to the future, but learn from the past
Confront the danger, face up to your rival
Take a deep breath, we have to move fast

Me
I think there is truth in the words that they speak
What do they signify?

Pride:
You worry way too much

Me:
I will find the answers to questions I seek
What will they clarify?

Pride:
Youíre losing your touch

Me:
Help me out, this means nothing to me
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 🠹 
Day Six: Childhood 05:04
Agony:

Youíre alone in your bedroom
Hiding from the world, staring at the ceiling

Me:
Mother said Ďheíll be home sooní
But he never was, and I knew how she was feeling

Fear:
You always let him down; Ďyouíd never be like himí
Heíd always break you, never let you win
No matter what you said, heíd always disagree
You swore that one day you would be
"better than him" one day youíd win

Agony:
Youíre hiding out in the cellar
Aching and ashamed, covering up the bruises

Me:
And then he would tell her
How I tripped and hurt my head, how Iíd always be a loser

CHORUS: Fear

Agony:
Youíre all alone in your bedroom
How could you learn to care, when nobody cares for you

Me:
Mother said heíd be home soon
But he never came, as for me he didnít have to...
 🠹 

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Day Seven: Hope 02:47
Best Friend:

Let me take you back
To the time when we were chasing all the girls
Two maniacs
indulging in the pleasures of this world

So much to see, so much to live for
Questions to answer, places to go
So much to be, so much to care for
Deep down inside I think you know
You are free come back to me!

Look ahead and see
There are still so many borders we could cross
Just you and me
Making up for all the time that we have lost

Best Friend: So much to see
Me: He may be right
Best Friend: so much to live for
Me: Iíve got to fight
Best Friend: Questions to answer
Me: I will pull through
Best Friend: places to go
Me: take me with you
Best Friend: So much to be
Me: I will not break
Best Friend: so much to care for
Me: I must awake
Best Friend: Deep down inside I think you know
Me: I think I know
Best Friend: You are free
Me: I am free
Best Friend: Come back to me!
Best Friend: Aaaah, aaaah come back to me
Me: Thereís no way out, my whole world is black!
Best Friend: Aaaah, aaaah come back to me
Me: I try to shout, somethingís holding me back!
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Day Eight: School 04:22
Fear:

Itís time to leave your sheltered cage
Face your deepest fears
The world is against you
Youíre fighting back the tears

Me:
All the kids were watching me
I felt very small
I could hear the laughter
As I stumbled down the hall

Rage:
(human) Seeking to find, deep in the trauma as it leaves you behind
(human) Bleeding it gone into the profit of the competition
(human) Loving today, all of the feelings are they going away
(human) Ending it now, Iíd rather hear about the where and the how

Agony:
The bigger boys they beat you up
Out here you cannot hide
No friends to help you
No father at your side

Me:
I swore that Iíd get back at them
But I was just a kid
One day Iíd show them
I wouldnít rest until I did

CHORUS 1: Rage

Pride: You gotta prove youíre not like the rest
Reason: Thereís no need if you know youíre the best
Pride: Thatís not enough, let the other kids know
Reason: Whatís the use, go with the flow

[Chorus 2] Pride: Be a man, give in to hate
Reason: You better learn to communicate
Pride: Better to learn to protect yourself
Reason: Thatís not the way to get out of this hell
Pride: See that kid, wipe the smile off his face
Reason: Heís just like you, feeling out of place
Pride: I donít care, letís show him whoís boss
Reason: Thatís not the way to get your message across

CHORUS 2

Passion:
Donít rack your brains , let it all go
Savour the moment and feel your blood flow

Me:
Then I got back at them
Still acting like a kid
Then I showed them
But when I had, I could not quit...
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Ten: Memories 03:57
Best friend:

Itís been 10 days
It shouldnít last this long
The doctorís mystified
Nothingís physically wrongÖ

Wife:
But maybe in his head
Heís struggling to survive
Would it help if we talk to him?
Bring him back to lifeÖ

Best friend and Pride:
Do you remember that time
We were showing off our brand new flashy bikes

Wife and Love:
You looked so fine
Until you both fell over and then started to cry!

Best friend and Pride:
Do you recall that day
Fearlessly we climbed the highest tower

Wife and Love:
Then you became afraid
Too scared to climb down you stayed up there for hours!

Best friend and Pride:
Do you remember that time?

Wife and Love:
Do you recall that day?


Wife and Love:
Do you remember that time
Alone at last, naked by the fire

Best friend and Pride:
Then all your friends came by
They rushed in the room and you had no time to hide!

Wife and Love:
Do you recall that day
You proposed to me, and fell down to your knees

Best friend and Pride:
You didnít know what to say
So she knelt down too for she thought youíd lost your keys!

Wife and Love:
Do you remember that time?

Best friend and Pride:
Do you recall that day?

Passion:
Can you see her light
Shining through the black
Sheís reaching out to you
Whatís holding you back?

Reason:
Can you feel her warmth
Glowing on your skin
Donít repress the memories
Let them all in...
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Eleven: Love 04:17
Me:

Friday night, I had a few
There she was, out of the blue
Thunderstruck, nailed to the floor
I couldnít move, couldnít talkÖanymore

Love:
Of all these guys itís you she desires
Secretly her heart is on fire
Waiting for you to ask her to dance
Go ahead, make your move nowís your chance

[CHORUS] Passion:
Do it right, do it right, we ainít got all night
Do it now, do it now, I think you know how

Pride:
Let it out, let it out, now donít mess about
Let her in, let her in, let the party begin!

Me:
There I was, nervous and shy
Struck with awe as I caught her eye
I mustered up courage and walked her way
Figuring out what to do what to say

Love:
Her heart sings as she sees you come near
The music fades, the crowd disappears
She weeps in silence as you pass her by
And sheís wondering whyÖoh why`

CHORUS: Passion and Pride

Agony:
Remember your father, well youíre just like him
Nothing but violence and fury within
Remember your mother, so lonely and sad
This will be her fate if you treat her as bad

Fear:
Youíre afraid she might turn you down
All your hopes, dashed to the ground
Nobody loved you, nobody will
Why should you even try "but still"

Me: Friday night, I had a few
Wife: There was no need to talk
There she was, out of the blue
Wife: We just started to walk
Hand in hand, we took the floor
Wife: And we danced, and we danced, and we danced
I could move, I could talk "even more"

CHORUS: Passion and Pride

[Agony]
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 🠹 
Day Twelve: Trauma 08:58
Reason:

Think hard, youíre lying here in a hospital bed
Disregard the emotions inside your head
Concentrate on the real world beyond your mind
Itís not too late to leave your burdens behind

Fear:
We wonít let you go
Take you down below
Dark crypts of your soul
Locked inside your headÖ
Youíre better off dead

Agony:
Locked away, she lives in isolation
Itís been that way since he has gone
Sheís been through a life of deprivation
She depends on you, her only son

Passion:
[chorus]She wonít let you go
Keep you down below
Dark crypts of your soul
Locked inside your head
Youíre better off dead

Agony:
Where are you, canít you hear her calling?
Nothing you can do, you have no time
Thereís no one there to catch her now sheís falling
Why should you care, youíre doing fine

CHORUS: Passion

Reason:
Now sheís at rest, she finally found her peace
Thereís no need to blame yourself
You must let go or the pain will never cease
Itís time to crawl out of your shell

Your mother died, the day your father left
A part of you died as well
Feelings of guilt will haunt you Ďtil the end
You must fight hard to break this spell

But it hurts...

Fear:
You hear her voice, from beyond her grave
"Where were you, son, when I needed you
Is this your thanks for all the warmth I gave
Did you forget what Iíve been through?"

Then you hear his voice, cold and merciless
"You worthless fool, you let her die!"
And deep within yourself you must confess
Your ways cannot be justified

Pride: [chorus]
By now you realise you have to be relentless to survive
Repress your memories, bury your emotions and thrive!
Itís your life!

Reason: Now sheís at rest, she found her peace
Fear: You hear her voice from her grave
Reason: You must let go or the pain wonít cease
Fear: "Is this your thanks for all I gave"
Reason: A part of you died as well
Fear: "You worthless fool, you let her die!"
Reason: Itís time to crawl out of your shell
Fear: Your ways cannot be justified

CHORUS: Pride
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Day Thirteen: Sign 04:47
Love:

Fate has come to warn
that youíve far too long forsaken her heart

Move to the truth
breathe the sunlight burning in her open arms

Break the chains that
bind you to a past that feeds these bitter days

Seize your only chance
follow the stars that beckon you through blackened skies

Wife:
Can you feel me touch your aching heart
I can sense how much youíre missing me

Give me a sign, show me youíre there
I am sure youíll find a way back to me

Me:
I canít believe I turned so vile
How could Iíve ignored her smile?
She was always there to ease my pain
Iím so ashamed

I wonder why she stayed with me
How she endured my vanity
I wish I could go back and mend my ways
Is it too late?

Wife: Can you see, I swear itís true, a teardrop trickling down his cheek?
Best Friend: Yes indeed, I see it too, could it be heís hurting inside?
Wife: Donít you think we should be glad he feels anything at all?
Best Friend: It could well be he cries because of us
Wife: Does it matter why he cries?
Best Friend: Whatís going on in his mind?
Wife: Has he given us a sign?

Wife: Can you see, I swear itís true, him clenching his right hand into a fist?
Best Friend: Yes indeed, I see it too, could it be heís raging inside?
Wife: Donít you think we should be glad he has any thoughts at all?
Best Friend: It could well be heís angry cos of us
Wife: Does it matter if he is?
Best Friend: Whatís going on in his mind?
Wife: Has he given us a sign?
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Fourteen: Pride 04:42
Me:

Iíve always been creative, I donít understand
Aspired to be an artist, not a business man!

Pride:
You need to show your old man youíre in control
To be successful youíd sell your own soul!

Me:
Iíve always been respectable, I donít understand
I tried to be compassionate, Iím not a ruthless man!

Pride:
You need to show them youíre superior, you lead the field
No one opposes you, all men must yield!

Me:
Iíve always been affectionate, I donít understand
I really love her, Iím not a heartless man!

Pride:
You have no time for commitments, they get in the way
Get down to business, thereís no time to play!

Reason: You can still change, and right what is wrong
Pride: But can you swallow me, am I too strong?
Reason: You have to get back now, itís not too late
Pride: Itís not like you to resign to your fate
Reason: Your loved ones are waiting, break out of your cage
Pride: You have the power, give into your rage
Reason: Listen to pride now for once he is right
Pride: Listen to reason, let us be your guide
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Fifteen: Betrayal 05:23
Fear:

This is what you dreamt about
Director of the firm
Will it be you, or your best friend?
Heís always been the better man and
He fits all their terms

What will you do to gain your end ...

Agony:
You remember he once told you
He tampered with the books
When he lost out on the deal
Youíre digging up the evidence
Öno one looks
You leave it there for all to see

[CHORUS]
Reason:
This memory burns inside
You canít forget, you cannot fight or erase it

Passion:
Let it go, try to unwind

Reason:
You have to tell and set it right
You cannot run, you cannot hide so face it!

Passion:
Wake up, free your mind!

Fear:
Youíll never talk, heíll never know
What you have done
But can you live with this betrayal?

Agony:
They found him out and let him go
I guess youíve won
But one day the truth might be unveiled ...

CHORUS Reason and Passion (2x)

Me:
I have to talk and let him know
What I have done
I cannot live with this betrayal
Heís always been the better man
I never won
Now the truth must be unveiled
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 🠹 
Day Sixteen: Loser 04:46
Father:

Look at you, lying there, defenceless and alone
See I'm no fool, I always knew you wouldn't make it on your own
Cos you're just like your mother, well where is she now?
You'll end up like her soon, 6 feet under ground, loser!


I came here to watch you bleed, oh how I love to gloat
if you had any balls at all, you'd grab me by the throat
You don't even look like me, ha! Not even close!
You're an aberration, some freak...I suppose, loser!
I had my fun, I'm going back to the place I don't call home
There's no one there who waits for me, but you won't hear me moan
My ex-wives all sue me, and with half my kids in jail
I'll still come out laughing, coz me? I never fail, loser!
Rage:
NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER!
Killing it from afar, go tell it in a bar
You're killing it from afar my father!
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Seventeen: Accident? 05:41
Reason:

Youíre driving home, itís one PM
You cannot function, youíre a broken man
Your past is catching up with you
Only her tenderness can help you through

you see her smile at another man

Wife:
did you see me smile at another man?
It was only us, please understand ...

Reason: you see him hold her in his arms

Wife:
did you see him hold me in his arms?
We needed warmth, we meant no harm ...

Agony:
love left you, without me you're alone!

Reason:
Tears of sorrow fill your eyes
Your cold and wretched life flashes by
Is that your father standing there?
You turn the wheel, you no longer care ...

you saw her smile at another man

Wife:
did you see me smile at another man?
It was only us, please understand ...

Reason:
you saw him hold her in his arms

Wife:
did you see him hold me in his arms?
We needed warmth, we meant no harm ...

Agony: love left you, without me you're alone!
love wrecked you!

Passion:
you saw her smile at another man
now you finally understand
he held her in his arms
youíve nothing left, itís gone too far ...

Agony:
your memory begins to clear
now you see what brought you here
you try to open up your eyes
but the doubts leave you paralized

Wife:
I smiled at another man
please understand ...
he held me in his arms
we meant no harm ...

Agony:
love left you, without me you're alone!
love wrecked you, I am the oldest friend you know!
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Eighteen: Realization 04:31
Reason: Now you know the truth, what will you do?

Me: I still canít believe itís true
Passion: You better believe it, and make them pay!
Me: There has to be another way

Pride: You cannot take this lying down!
Me: I gotta stand up, can you show me how?
Love: You must forgive them and open your heart
Me: Itís all my fault, it tears me apart!

Agony: It would have been better if you would have just died!
Me: No, Iíve got to win this fight!
Fear: But can you face them after all you did?
Me: I gotta reveal the feelings I hid

Best Friend: See him fight, heís all on his own
Me: I need your help, canít do it alone!
Wife: Listen to me, can you hear me shout?
Me: Let me out!!
 🠹 

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Day Nineteen: Disclosure 04:41
Best friend:

My good friend, I hope you hear my voice
I must alleviate this ache
Iíve thought about this and found I have no choice
I have to tell you this for conscienceí sake

I felt alone, forsaken and afraid
Out of work and out of love
I needed someone to ease some of the pain
And she was there for me when times were rough

CHORUS
Wife:
My sweet love, my heart belongs to you
But I was lonely and the need for passion grew
You were never here, and even when you were
Most of my words would go unheard

Best friend: Iíd be there to comfort her
Wife: Weíd share our distress
Best friend: But we were never in love
Wife: Can you forgive us?

Best friend:
My good friend, well maybe I am wrong
I think you saw us on that day
I want you to know, she loved you all along
I hope that this will help you in some way

Chorus

Love: Donít be afraid, her heart belongs to you
Passion: Donít be afraid, donít keep her waiting
Love: Itís time to rise, and tell them what you feel
Passion: You have to let them know
Love: Here the dream ends, this is real

Me: Iíll be there to comfort her
Passion: I know you will be!
Me: Iíll come back to life
Love: I know that you can!
 🠹 

 🠹 
Day Twenty: Confrontation 07:02
Best friend:

See his mouth, he tries to speak
He cannot move, his voice is weak ...

Me:
My dear friend can you hear me now?
Iíll try to tell you how I feel

Best friend:
I feel the pain inside of you
Tell me please, what can I do?

Me:
Listen well to what I have to say
I have to tell you "of my betrayal"

Me:
I revealed the facts, it was clear
They spelled the end of your career

Best friend:
Yes I always felt that it was you
I repressed the thought although I knew the truth

Me:
The truth is out, I feel relieved
You hate me now youíve been deceived?

Best friend:
Oh no, in a way we are even now
Come back to us somehow

CHORUS
Wife and Love:
Cross that bridge to the other side
Follow your heart, you canít go wrong
Come with me, I will be your guide
And lead you back where you belong

Agony:
Welcome to reality, be ready for the pain
Welcome to reality, will it be in vain
Welcome to reality, nothing much has changed since you were gone

Passion:
Rise up and show the world you can be a better man
Rise up and show the world you care, yes you can
Rise up and show the world youíre taking your chance
Rise up and show the world!

Agony:
Welcome back!

Reason:
Welcome to reality, wake up and rejoice
Welcome to reality, youíve made the right choice
Welcome to reality and let them hear your voice, shout it out!

Pride:
Rise up and show the world your battle is won
Rise up and show the world the old you is gone
Rise up and show the world your new life has begun
Rise up and show the world!

Reason and Agony:
Welcome back!

Fear:
Here inside the question burns
Are you sure of your return?

Me:
I am sure I deserve this chance
Now I understand it all

Fear:
It all seems so unreal to you
Can you decide what to do?

Me:
Yes I can, oh I will survive
Look at me "Iím alive"

CHORUS: Wife and Love

Best Friend: There is so much to see, there is so much to live for
Wife: Come to me, my love
Reason: You feel her warmth, glowing on your skin
Love: Youíre never alone, I knew we could make it
Fear: Aaaaaaaarrrrgh!
Passion: Canít you feel that fire, canít you feel it burn?
Agony: Be ready for the pain, ready for the pain
Pride: Well rise up, your battle has been won, your new life has begun
Me: Iím alive, I wonít look back, aaaaah!
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