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When I was a kid I took a walk along the road
Unsure of consequences didn't care what I was told
I came upon a fork and thought of which way I should go
Wasted time with the wrong way, how was I to know?
Wasted time with the wrong way, how was I to know?

I came upon a flower that I found among the weeds
Uprooted from the wilderness, I brought it back with me
Tight within my clutches it was getting hard to breathe
The poison slowly acted and I could no longer see
The poison slowly acted and I could no longer see

I have been stricken again
It's consuming
With thoughts so dooming

I need an antidote and it's killing me now
High from all this toxin and I'm never coming down
I need an antidote and it's killing me now
Fallen such a long way I may never hit the ground

Stripped of all compassion I was brought down to my knees
The Oleander beauty sucking all the life from me
Pheromones so strong and deadly I could barely see
How was I the last to know that I had the disease?
How was I the last to know that I had the disease?

I threw the flower down and I ran away like hell
Time had passed and finally I became free of it's spell
But soon enough I found myself where all the blossoms dwell
And once again I picked the flower with the sweetest smell
And once again I picked the flower with the sweetest smell

I have been stricken again
So confusing
This rose is blooming

I need an antidote and it's killing me now
You could be my remedy and wash away my doubts
I need an antidote and it's killing me now
You could be the one that I could never live without

The stem was broken but I took it
And I made it whole again
Cursed at birth, that gift from the earth
Was lost and hurt, but it shone through the dirt

I need an antidote and it's killing me now
The cure for all my sickness is staring me down
I need an antidote and it's killing me now
In a sea of tainted memories I will no longer drown