“Leaving Dionysus” Lyrics

1 – Just One Man

Suppose its time for you to leave,
You can hang on to your key.
Leave a message on my phone,
So I know you’ve gotten home.

Its not your fault its come to this,
I’m afraid your judgement merely slipped.
And here’s the simple reason why,
I couldn’t hate you if I tried,

Cos after all, you’re just one girl,
And people make mistakes, and people’s hearts do break.
And after all, I’m just one man.
And I did all I could, did everything I should.

I just can’t be hard on you,
Not really sure what I’m supposed to do.
There isn’t anything to say,
Don’t feel like talking anyway.

Suppose I wonder why it is,
I want to blame myself for this.
And though I know its not my fault,
Somehow feel that I’m in the wrong,

Cos after all, you’re just one girl,
And people make mistakes, and people’s hearts do break.
And after all, I’m just one man.
And I did all I could, did everything I should.


2 – Answer my Prayers

I can’t hide my mistakes,
But bullet wounds can be replaced.
Through decency I hide my scars,
Through decency I hide my face.

Promise me I’ll find a way,
Sick of being so afraid.
Replace the negatives of me,
I’m powerful and I’ll make you see.

For an age I sought revenge,
In only this you wish me well.
The culprit’s face is clear to me,
The perfect secret I can’t tell.

Harder things occur by far,
And I’ve been learning what they are.
I’m waiting for the start to end,
I’m waiting for the end to start.

Answer my prayers,
I won’t make the same mistake again.
I won’t make the same mistake again.
Won’t you answer my prayers?
I won’t make the same mistake again.
I won’t make the same mistake again.
The same mistake again.


3 – Sorry

Crucified by my addiction, dignity on one condition,
Why it is guess time will tell, guess time is telling you as well.
I’m human by my own admission, not my choice or my decision,
Hold my breath and count to ten, a sorry state but what the hell.

Underestimated my affliction, falsified my one ambition,
Time overtook me in the past, so I knew back then it couldn’t last,
If you were put in my position, you’d have made the same decisions,
And I’d make these mistakes again, if it brought me back here in the end.

(Come try and break me) If you have the right to.
(Come try and kill me) Do what you have to.
(Come try and break me) If you have the right to.
(Come try and kill me).

Divided in my devastation, half awake from the consumption,
Sorry for this sorry soul, sorry cos you’ll never know.
From the nightmare I’ll awaken, bollocks to the time its taken.
A second chance to start again, not worth the effort but I might as well.

Crucified by my addiction, dignity on one condition,
Why it is guess time will tell, guess time is telling you as well.
I’m human by my own admission, not my choice or my decision,
Hold my breath and count to ten, a sorry state but what the hell.

(Come try and break me) If you have the right to.
(Come try and kill me) Do what you have to.
(Come try and break me) If you have the right to.
(Come try and kill me).
(Come try and break me) If you have the right to.
(Come try and kill me) Do what you have to.
(Come try and break me) If you have the right to.
(Come try and kill me).


4. From Where I Stand

You force the bread into my mouth, cos I won’t eat.
You cut the chains from round my wrists, but I don’t leave.
You read me stories, sing me songs, cos I won’t sleep.
Remove the daylight, do me wrong, think I don’t see.

You will not move me from where I stand,
You will not move me.
You will not move me from where I stand,
You will not move me.

Present a freedom I can reach, but isn’t real.
Try run my soul into the ground, but I don’t feel.
Condemn my actions, spit on me, cos I won’t speak.
I’ll bide my time for what its worth, until I cease to be.

You will not move me from where I stand,
You will not move me.
You will not move me from where I stand,
You will not move me.
You will not move me from where I stand,
You will not move me.
You will not move me from where I stand,
You will not move me.


5. Leaving Dionysus

You never had the right,
Removing me from paradise.
Your path removed the light,
Rendering me colour-blind.

But now I’ll speak,
Since I’ve become my own again,
And now I’ll leave,
Since I’ve become my own, again.

Your cursed blood no longer flows,
Within my veins and through my soul.
And your domain is overthrown,
Your rights have been revoked and so I’ll..

Make you see,
My mind become my own again.
And as I leave,
I have become my own, again.


6. Dried Flowers

Dried flowers gone away.
They’re asking questions. The answers still the same:
Don’t bother, don’t go there, don’t ask me, just leave it.
Don’t worry me, today.

Set my alarm for 8 o’clock.
Waited at the station but the train didn’t stop.
I wrapped my coat round me, stood up, and walked away.
Where were you baby, that day?

I left my flowers at the grave, yesterday.
The petals have gone, winter told its tale,
I’m holding your small hand, encasing, supporting.
Don’t worry baby, today.

What it was I cannot say.
But it stood in front of us, and then took you away.
To this day, I wake up, I miss you, and it hurts inside.
Where are you baby, today?


7. Opus

Its the pain in my chest, the knife buried deep in my soul.
Its the noose round my neck, the stake that I’m tethered to,
Its the gun my hand, its everything I can’t control.

Its the family you’d hate, the name that you’d have disowned,
Its the years without sound, the worthless possession,
The careless indignity, the straight-jacket I’ve outgrown.

And I’m sick to death, sick of these feelings,
Sick of my voice, sick of breathing,
So I’ll take control, run until I’m outside,
Never ever stop until I’m what I wanted to be.
Until I’m what I wanted to be.

But I’m anchored down, stuck in this position,
Fighting these constraints, less by each addition.
And its me that rusts, crumbling into nothing,
And it ain’t gonna stop until I’m what I wanted to be.
Until I’m what I wanted to be.


8. Adoration

You’d be forgiven, for thinking me a fool,
But I’m no idiot, just because I feel the way I do.
For once its not my fault, for once I can admit,
That its all down to you.

But how much adoration does it always take,
For you to realise how I feel?
If you can’t see the passion that I hold for you,
I fear that this may be my ruin.

I can’t face living, not until I’ve seen this through,
May sound melo-dramatic, but everything I say is true.
And I was never lonely, not until my eyes saw you.

So how much adoration will it always take,
For you to realise how feel?
If you can’t see the passion that I hold for you,
I fear that this may be my ruin.

I hate the way your eyes seem to reflect,
But your lips always reject the thing I long for.
I hate it that I don’t know where I stand, though you’re laying in my hands
And its breaking me.
My body can’t forget, the first time that ours met,
And its killing me.
I’m thinking that I’ll just have to accept, that I’m wrong and you’re correct
Though it pains me to say.

So no more adoration will it always take, for you to realise how I feel
Cos now you see the passion that I hold for you,
And I hope that you’ll prevent my ruin.
So no more adoration will it always take, for you to realise how I feel
Cos now you see the passion that I hold for you,
And I hope that you’ll prevent my ruin. My ruin. My ruin.


9. Torment in Me

You ask why it is that I’m so tired;
I haven’t the energy to reply.
I ask why it is that you’re so cold inside.
Oh yeah you can scream to your hearts content,
I meant every single word I said.
You know at the end of the day that the problem ain’t mine.

I’ll be damned if I can understand this part of me,
And I’m inclined to throw aside these tests you put to me.
Can’t understate the torment in me.
What’s so very wrong with me?

Will there never be a time when I’m,
not struggling for the strength to keep my mind.
Better hope for an afterlife where I live my dreams.
I Wish you could have known this part of me,
but you disappeared too soon it seems.
And I long for that one precious chance where I could just be me.

Am I condemned if I can’t figure out this part of me?
Cos I’m inclined to exercise my own philosophies
Can’t understate the torment in me.
What’s so very wrong with me?


10. Waltz

Too soft and uptight,unafraid but contrite
Yeah I’m all these things.
Been like this too long to change.

Too far gone unaligned, under weight, unrefined
Yeah I’m all these things.
Been like this too long to change.

Now I’m struggling to find one damn reason why,
I’m all these things.
Have I been like this too long to change?

Too inept, undermined, hiding away in my mind,
Yeah I’m all these things.
But why the hell must I change?

And you, continue hoping, one day I’ll be,
Everything you want of me.
Keep on resisting, the temptation,
Just to leave.