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There's no point in believin'
You'll get out by the edge of a knife
The one backing down listens to reason
The other forfeits his life

And all the world's a stage for the spectacle
No change of scenery needed
For the end of the story would be a miracle
Not worth the money to be seated

Keep deluding yourself brother
From where you came are others
More inclined to agree
A life isn't worth any fee

Asinine rationalizations
Breed from uncertainty
I'd thought we'd moved beyond this
Too optimistic in saying 'we'

Wisin' up now to the truth
It's not so hard to believe
Breaking down would be uncouth
But I can't bear to leave

Keep deluding yourself brother
From where you came are others
More inclined to agree
A life isn't worth the fee

Sirens coming from down the road
My maker I'm ready to meet
And all the world's a stage
They'll never take me, alive at least