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Reflections of fear (Fade to Black)


I see a man
With pale blue eyes
Hiding behind
A dead disguise
Of peaceful calm
Of laughs and joy
But behind the mask
Is an unsure frightened boy

I see a man
Down on his knees
Can anyone
Hear his pleas?
He’s tried to be patient
But he’s waited so long
What does he seek?
Where, did it all go wrong?

I see a man
Confused and cold
He’s pitiful now
But he used to be bold
He’s run out of hope
Hope’s run out on him
Where there is light there is life
But the light is growing dim

I see a man
Waiting, and praying
That love will set him free
And this man I see is me

[verse 1]:

Mommy, do you love me?
Daddy, do you want me?
Jesus, do you hear me?
I’m fading away
Into the blackness
Away, into the darkness
Away, into the hopeless
My heart lead me astray

Brother, would you miss me?
Baby, will you kiss me?
Teacher, will you teach me?
And show me the way
Out of the hatred
The way, the un-debated
The way, that’s not out-dated
My heart’s been broken one too many
Times

[chorus]:

I gaze deep into my eyes
They’re as bright as the greyest skies
I know there once was life there
But no I don’t think I care
What happens to me
This isn’t how it should be
But to love and not be loved back
Is just like having a heart attack
Cut the lights
Cut the hope
And fade to black

[verse 2]:

Love, sweet as honey
Hate, not so funny
Pain, raw and bloody
The devil’s favorite treat
Me to some music
To sooth my throbbing headache
Was this all a mistake?
It’s hard to tell sometimes

I’m drowning, in my sadness
I'm gasping, for some gladness
I'm reaching, I almost had it
But it slipped out of my grasp
It wasn’t meant to be
the shadow kills the glee
love can set me free
But loves the source of my
Pain

[chorus]:

I gaze deep into my eyes
They’re as bright as the greyest skies
I know there once was life there
But no I don’t think I care
What happens to me
This isn’t how it should be
But to love and not be loved back
Is just like having a heart attack
Cut the lights
Cut the hope
And fade to black

[interlude]:

I see a man
With a broken heart
It once could love
But she tore it apart

I see a man
In my bedroom mirror
And in the dark
He sheds a silent tear

I see a man
With arms outstretched
Is he still strong?
Can he pass this test?

I see a man
His hate decrees
He’s done with this
And the man that I see
Is me

[chorus]:

I gaze deep into my eyes
They’re as bright as the greyest skies
I know there once was life there
But no I don’t think I care
What happens to me
This isn’t how it should be
But to love and not be loved back
Is just like having a heart attack
Cut the lights
Cut the hope
And fade to black

[chorus]:

I gaze deep into my eyes
They’re as bright as the greyest skies
I know there once was life there
But no I don’t think I care
What happens to me
This isn’t how it should be
But to love and not be loved back
Is just like having a heart attack
Cut the lights
Cut the hope
And fade to black
Gear:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Fender MIM strat with dimarzio pups
JCM800
Egnater Rebel 30
Takamine Acoustic
tons of pedals