Break Away

from by TEN23



This song is a deeper exploration in the character's experience with drugs. The beginning is written like a love song, but the subject of the song is obviously a relationship with drugs rather than a person. The melody heard at the end is similar in style to the melody being repeated throughout the album, and I meant for it to sound like a similar, but different, "drugged up" if you will, version of the melody.


The smoke rises to my face
Can't breathe, all erased

I can't imagine life away from you
And I can't help this feeling you give me
(What have I turned into?)

And I'm kneeling at your feet
And I'm closer than I've ever been before

(You first wake think...was that a dream? But that happens to me over and over again, and it won't stop. I wake up, and talk to you, and then, I wake up again.)

(I want it back. I want reality back. I've lived a thousand lives in one second. I'm dying a thousand deaths. I want to know what comes next. What happens? What's at the end?)

Fall into a deep sleep
Fall down and weep

Break away
Seize the day
Fade away
No more pain


from The Fake Reality, released August 8, 2013
The guitar solo starting at around 5:20 is played by Tristan Armstrong, although I wrote the solo for him. Again, I'm not willing to disclose the identity of the person heard speaking throughout this track.



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