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Author Name: FreeGoliath Assassin 0 Comments
Date Added: October 10, 2006 23:10:34 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Took Everything

In the beginning I had a smooth road.

Years of straight coasting before it got ugly.

But I’d be ready said my professors.

Who drove their Pintos to work from apartments.



Somehow they made us think they were prophets.

Found they professed what they couldn’t offer.

Let’s just face it. We don’t have freedom.

You started with dreams and never achieved them.



I heard everything that you said.

You only wanted to help me.

You thought I could just do what you did

A little bit better and be a king.



I found a system. I found some partners.

I found a purpose, but I got hectored.

Got judged by you and told to be real.

Told to be fearful. Told not to feel.



I weighed your options. I could do nothing.

I could say nothing. I could be nothing.

I could live safely. I knew how to do that.

I didn’t want comfort. I wanted respect.



I looked at you and I got confused.

I was not used to being doubted by you.

You said they’d take all that I had.

And tease me with their own fortune.



You were right, though. They wanted something.

They wanted my life. Wanted to change it.

You said I was fine. Said I was average.

That’s when I knew I’d ended my marriage



To a vacant life, filled with bad reasons

Why I could not rise to become a person

Who knew his own worth, instead of his boss’s.

Who is not afraid to carry his crosses.



They’ve taken everything I had.

They’ve robbed me blind and left me dead

From everything I could settle for

And they’ve given me hope for so much more.

Author's Notes:
This is another favorite from "Systems."  Think Staind, musicwise when you read these lyrics. This song is a very emotional look at my feelings surrounding the commercial business that I'm still running today, which opened my eyes to new ideas about financial success.
Jimi Blue says I got chops.  Let's all hope it's not my undoing!  Took Everything was one of the VERY FIRST songs I ever recorded lyrics to... to make matters worse, this song is very slow and sluggish by nature... Don't expect an award-winning performance from this audio!  It's extremely rough!  I just wanted to give you all a feel for how the lyrics go.  Sing along if you want.  I'm sure you can do better than this here recording!
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