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released March 26, 2012


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Track Name: Epitaph
This will be a beautiful end
To a wonderful life
I've never been lonely
I've never been lonely
The world is a playground
And I'm still a child
An innocent patient
Let loose in the wild

Build me a folly
Build me a shrine
Let everyone know
That this place was mine
An ode to my life
In memory of my death
It'll be my last great work
My epitaph

Fetch me a blanket
I'm getting cold
This is not the end
That I foretold
So free of confusion
I wanted a mystery
This state of profusion
Will make me history
Track Name: Roulette
Yes it's easy to come by
Or so we're told
But it's not so easy
When everything's been sold
We're in the middle of a crisis
We all must resolve
Yet those who are most affected
Had no part in the cause

They gambled with our future
But they lost
Now it's up to us to cover the cost
They put it all on red
But the outcome was black
Now we're the ones who have to pay it back

Nobody can touch them
That's what they say
They're only fooling themselves now
The same lies every day
One million is not so substantial
When the numbers are so great
Now they've turned themselves into something
That represents all that we hate
Track Name: Obscurity
Everyone around me is settling down
Pairing off and moving out of town
A little place of their own
A brand new house to call a home
We're worlds apart now
Worlds apart now
You and me

Still nobody knows me like I do
Nobody knows me like I do

None of this was ever in my plan
As I made my way from boy into a man
But I'm getting older
I'm getting weaker
I'm getting tired
I was a soldier
Now I'm a sleeper
That's how I'm wired

My face will fall out of the picture

When nobody knows me like I do
But nobody knows you like I do
Track Name: Beyond Hope
We've raised the capital
We've built our fleet
We have a charter
Signed by the virgin queen
We're on a mission
In the name of trade
But in the name of empire
We will invade

Every penny we make
From this ocean estate
Is forever lost

Every village we take
Gets us further away
From our purpose

It won't be long
Before we take control
Because freedom and monopoly can't go hand in hand
We've got routes to protect
We need to own this Earth
And we'll fight to our right to exploit it
For all it's worth
Track Name: Life Like This
It's there at your door
You don't even know it
You couldn't ask for more
It's there for you

Enjoy the feel of the grass beneath your feet
The sun and rain upon your skin
When I was young we used to dream of life like this
Now you'd rather just stay in

You could see it from your room
If you'd just open the curtain
If you don't get out there soon
You'll lose your chance

Enjoy the feel of the wind upon your face
The birth and death of light in the sky
When I was young we used to dream of life like this
Now nobody can tell me why

You build a prison for yourself
Like you can't handle the freedom
You build a prison for yourself
But you've got the key
Track Name: Ambition
We were lied to
When we were told
That we could have it all
It's your life
It's your decision
Anything you want
Is yours to have

But if you're like me
You've been to the bottom
But it was not the end
It was not the end
Just a change of direction
Redefining hope
Cutting back the scope

When your income is not the best
It's easy to feel like you've failed
Because wealth = success
"Does it make you happy?"
Is the question that's never asked
On this quest towards excess

Now I am content
To afford to pay the rent
And have a little left for wine
I've drained all my ambition
And fixed my own position
I'm consigned to repetition