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Scripted

Tracklist

1. Overture buy track
2. Theatre buy track
3. Make a Move buy track
4. Get Well buy track
5. The Grey buy track
6. Off With Her Head buy track
7. Fight buy track
8. Up In Flames buy track
9. Iodine buy track
10. Only A Memory buy track
11. Pieces buy track

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About Album

Artist: Icon For Hire
Label: Capitol Christian Music Group
Release Date: 2-12-2011
Genre: Alternative

Available Lyrics

Theatre

My life is a musical
I know how to put on a pretty pathetic show
I hide backstage
Keep the curtains closed
'Cause I'm scared, I'm scared

I'm getting pretty good at feeding them the lines they like
But I don't recognize the girl that I face each night
I can compromise till I'm convinced
It's right

What happened to the girl who could overlook the world?
She never gave a second thought to what the other people thought
What happened to the dream of rejecting the routine?
'Cause they never worked for me

I'm gonna burn this theatre down and pray to God for the strength to help me face the crowd
I wanna live like I lost the script and scream every line
Like "this is it!"

They say all the world's a stage
Rewriting your identity is all the rage,
Well next act please, I'd like a change
I don't really like pretending
This way

What happened to the girl who could overlook the world?
She never gave a second thought to what the other people thought
What happened to the dream of rejecting the routine?
'Cause they never worked for me

I'm gonna burn this theatre down and pray to God for the strength to help me face the crowd
I wanna live like I lost the script and scream every line
Like "this is it!"

I'm gonna burn this theatre down and pray to God for the strength to help me face the crowd
I wanna live like I lost the script and scream every line
Like "this is it!"

And the sad thing is we're all in on the action
We're all holding our breath, waiting for a reaction
You play your part
I'll be playing with matches
And if you'd like a show, you can follow the ashes

I'm gonna burn this theatre down and pray to God for the strength to help me
Face the crowd, I wanna live like I lost the script and scream every line
Like "this is it!"

I'm gonna burn this theatre down and pray to God for the strength to help me
Face the crowd, I wanna live like I lost the script and scream every line
Like...

"This is it!"

Make a Move

Somebody make a move
Somebody make a move
Please Somebody

Test my reality
Check if there's a weak spot
Clingin' to insanity
In hopes the world will ease up

Try to make it look like it's all somehow getting better
'Cause I know how to play it pretty good against the measure
Everyone started out a little insane
But we learn pretty quick how to fake it for the game
But some of you never learned to drop the act
So under that skin of yours: a heart attack

'Cause everybody's so scared
We don't wanna go there
We don't wanna make a move
We got all our lives to lose
Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out
I play along
Like I don't know what's going on

Somebody make a move
Somebody make a move
Please somebody make a move
We all know
We all know what's going on

And if I had the answers I'd have written them out
So I can tell you what to do and what this thing is about
But all I've ever learned comes second-hand
And I dare not preach what I don't understand

You and I; we share the same disease
Cover up; compromise what we grieve
I've let more than my share of revivals die
This isn't pretty but it's what I am tonight

'Cause everybody's so scared
We don't wanna go there
We don't wanna make a move
We got all our lives to lose
Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out
I play along
Like I don't know what's going on

Somebody make a move
Somebody make a move
Please somebody make a move
We all know
We all know what's going on

Pointing my fingers the problems still linger
They keep getting bigger and I hold the trigger
Running with fire, I live like a liar
Please somebody make a move

Somebody make a move (I'm pointing my fingers)
Somebody make a move (The problems still linger)
Somebody make a move (I'm pointing my fingers)
Somebody
Somebody make a move

'Cause everybody's so scared
We don't wanna go there
We don't wanna make a move
Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out
I play along

'Cause everybody's so scared
We don't wanna go there
We don't wanna make a move
We got all our lives to lose
Screaming in the dark while we just play our part out
I'll play along
Like I don't know what's going on

Somebody make a move
Somebody make a move
Please somebody make a move
We all know
We all know what's going on

Somebody make a move
Somebody make a move
Please somebody make a move
We all know
We all know what's going on

Get Well

We throw tantrums like parties
We're not happy 'til everyone knows we're sick
And that's just how we like it
We've hurt bad enough, right, we've earned it

Don't tell the others but it's all getting old
I mean how many more times must our stories be told?
And being lonely's only fun in a group
It sort of loses its charm when it's true

I meant it when I said I wanna get well, I wanna get well
Are the rest of you so content?
Stay where you are but it hurts like help
And I'm sure it's fun at first
Test your pulse and check your vitals
If it's only a game you lost me
I quit it with the suicidal recital

So now you know all my secrets
I want out, I know I don't need this
Can you find me friends that don't rank me on what I've been through
The more battle scars the more attention it gets you

Don't tell the others but it's all getting old
I mean how many more times must our stories be told?
And being lonely's only fun in a group
It sort of loses its charm when it's true

I meant it when I said I wanna get well, I wanna get well
Are the rest of you so content?
Stay where you are but it hurts like help
And I'm sure it's fun at first
Test your pulse and check your vitals
If it's only a game you lost me
I quit it with the suicidal recital

Yeah we should've known it would end this way
What did you expect, pretend it all away
And all we've got left is a sorry pile of hearts
I'm getting out, gonna write myself a new start
Come on, dry your eyes, meet me on the other side
Run as fast as you can and we'll make it out alive
We know better now, we don't have to live like this
Go tell them all we don't have to live like this

I meant it when I said I wanna get well

I meant it when I said I wanna get well, I wanna get well
Are the rest of you so content?
Stay where you are but it hurts like help
And I'm sure it's fun at first
Test your pulse and check your vitals
If it's only a game you lost me
I quit it with the suicidal recital
If it's only a game you lost me
I quit it with the suicidal recital

The Grey

I am standing on the edge of returning or just running away
I am letting myself look the other way
And the hardest part in all of this is I don't think I know my way back home
Is it worth the journey or do I let my heart settle here

How cold have I become?
I didn't want to
Lose you by what I'd done
Caught in the grey

I don't wanna look you in the eyes, you might call me away
I don't wanna give you the chance to make me stay
And the hardest part in all of this is
I know my way back, I don't want to go
And let you see all that has become of me

I should've known, I should've known
I didn't have a chance

How cold have I become?
I didn't want to
Lose you by what I'd done
Caught in the grey
It burns for a moment but
But then it numbs you
Takes you and leaves you just
Caught in the grey
(You tell me)

In your deepest pain
In your weakest hour
In your darkest night
You are lovely
(You tell me)

In your deepest pain
In your weakest hour
In your darkest night
You are lovely

How cold have I become?
I didn't want to
Lose you by what I'd done
Caught in the grey
It burns for a moment but
But then it numbs you
Takes you and leaves you just
Caught in the grey

In your deepest pain
In your weakest hour
In your darkest night
You are lovely

In your deepest pain
In your weakest hour
In your darkest night
You are lovely

I am standing on the edge of returning or just running away

Off With Her Head

I'm lucky if I ever see the light of day again
My skin is choking me, my feeble walls are closing in
This cell is filled with scholars easing me, they're teasing me
They told me so I didn't know the fall would be this easy

How long until it starts to do me in
I can’t give out what I’m not breathing in
I know they'll come with what I'm owed, guilty as charged
My enemies belittle me reminding me the penalty of all my deeds despite my pleas is death

Don't let go ’cause I don't wanna be this, I don't wanna be this
Death is mine I know
Don't let go, don't let go
Save your own ’cause I don't wanna be this, I don't wanna be this
Death is mine I know
Don't let go, don't let go, savior

Your way to life has only showed me what a fool I am
It serves the purpose of confirming I remain condemned
And I will ever linger on the edge
Unless you hear me

How long until it starts to do me in
I can’t give out what I’m not breathing in
I know they'll come with what I'm owed, guilty as charged
My enemies belittle me reminding me the penalty of all my deeds despite my pleas is death

Don't let go ’cause I don't wanna be this, I don't wanna be this
Death is mine I know
Don't let go, don't let go
Save your own ’cause I don't wanna be this, I don't wanna be this
Death is mine I know
Don't let go, don't let go, savior

Don't let go ’cause I don't wanna be this, I don't wanna be this
Death is mine I know
Don't let go, don't let go
Save your own ’cause I don't wanna be this, I don't wanna be this
Death is mine I know
Don't let go, don't let go, save your own

Fight

I don't know how I got here but I refuse to stay
I betrayed myself when I let others have their way
But I am holding on, my finger on the pulse
The sound of my heart pounding tells me there’s still hope

But people don’t like when you put up a fight
And slowly, ever so slowly, I am losing mine

I’ll fight (fight), fight (fight), fight or be taken out alive
Fight (fight) fight, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Standing on the edge, am I better off dead?
How could I forget that I’m better than this
I’ve come too far to fade tonight
Fight, or be taken out alive

My thoughts are racing faster than my body can react
The danger doesn’t register, the fear feels like an act
Don’t pull the plug I swear this isn’t how I want to go
The sound of my heart pounding tells me there’s still hope

But people don’t like when you put up a fight
And slowly, ever so slowly, I am losing mine

I’ll fight (fight), fight (fight), fight or be taken out alive
Fight (fight) fight, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Standing on the edge, am I better off dead?
How could I forget that I’m better than this
I’ve come too far to fade tonight
Fight, or be taken out alive

[2x]
I’ve survived on life support
But I’m stronger than I give myself credit for
These conditions only cure
When we prepare ourselves for war

I’ll fight (fight), fight (fight), fight or be taken out alive
Fight (fight) fight, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
Standing on the edge, am I better off dead?
How could I forget that I’m better than this
I’ve come too far to fade tonight
Fight, or be taken out alive

Up In Flames

I don't wanna say what I got on my mind
'Cause nothing tonight wants to come out on time
The truth is I'd rather sit out and unwind
Let somebody else tell their story this time

I wonder what happened to give me the right
To step on a platform and pick up a mic
And tell you the way to be living your life
'Cause all my credentials were lies

You've had your say, now take your seat
I know my place, you don't know me

I'll probably end up in flames before the end of the night
Watch me burn in the fire, watch me bid you goodbye
Your words fall right off the page like they fall on deaf ears
You know that it's over, nothing left for you here
(Nothing left for you here)

I waited too long, letting people like you tell me what they want
And what I shouldn't do
So mark me with words, but you can't tie my hands
There's nothing I'll say to make you understand

I know who I am, I know where I'll end up:
In flames & that's fine 'cause I'm finally fed up
Stick with what I started, don't care how it hurts
The loudest get shot, at the worst

You've had your say, now take your seat
I know my place, you don't know me

I'll probably end up in flames before the end of the night
Watch me burn in the fire, watch me bid you goodbye
Your words fall right off the page like they fall on deaf ears
You know that it's over, nothing left for you here
(Nothing left for you here)

You know I'll never fold like you're the authority
I won't throw my hands up like you're the authority
You know I'll never fold like you're the authority
I won't throw my hands up like you're the authority

I'll probably end up in flames before the end of the night
Watch me burn in the fire, watch me bid you goodbye
Your words fall right off the page like they fall on deaf ears
You know that it's over, nothing left for you here

I'll probably end up in flames before the end of the night
Watch me burn in the fire, watch me bid you goodbye
Your words fall right off the page like they fall on deaf ears
You know that it's over, nothing left for you here
(Nothing left for you here)

Iodine

I say I wanna be healthy, but I turn up the noise
The IV drips a steady stream of poison
I think I'm just in love with the feeling
Break my bones so I can feel them healing

"Crazy" is, I believe, the medical term
When we wanna recover, but we don't wanna learn
Keep breaking what's been fixed a thousand times
And gimme some more of that iodine

I can't make reality connect
I push till I have nothing left
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these lullabys?
I'll run in circles till I crash
One day these steps will be my last
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these lullabys?

I say I wanna be happy, but I quickly forget
Will I sabotage all the good I've got left?
Depression's like a big fur coat,
It's made of dead things but it keeps me warm

"Crazy" is, I believe, the medical term
When we wanna recover, but we don't wanna learn
Keep breaking what's been fixed a thousand times
And gimme some more of that iodine

I can't make reality connect
I push till I have nothing left
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these lullabys?
I'll run in circles till I crash
One day these steps will be my last
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these lullabys?

I don't like pain, but I bring it to life
I don't like scars but I am good with a knife
I don't like tears when I'm starting to cry
And then I realize I'm destroying my life

I do this to myself
I do this to myself
Stop blaming someone else
We do this to ourselves

I can't make reality connect
I push till I have nothing left
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these lullabys?
I'll run in circles till I crash
One day these steps will be my last
But if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these lullabys?

So if we want to wake up,
Why we still singin' these, why we still singin' these lullabys?

Only A Memory

I can't help but close my eyes for life
And dream a different ending
That when I wake, I won't be so exhausted
And I will stop with my pretending
That I'm fine, I'm fine if I can fool myself tonight
And my lie will drown out all of yours

I will not bend until I break, how much can one bruised body take?
Just not enough to silence me, you're only a memory
I'll scream these words 'til they come true, then I will think no more of you
Look back on what I'm going through, this isn't my identity

You will bleed for what your hands have done
You can't outrun your ending
And I'll get well long before you let yourself
I may forgive you, but you never will

I will not bend until I break, how much can one bruised body take?
Just not enough to silence me, you're only a memory
I'll scream these words 'til they come true, then I will think no more of you
Look back on what I'm going through, this isn't my identity

And I told you, I told you, you had no right
How damaged you must be
Watch you panic, it's tragic, you'll carry this for life
You have my sympathy

I will not bend until I break, how much can one bruised body take?
Just not enough to silence me, you're only a memory
I'll scream these words as they come true, then I will think no more of you
Look back on what I'm going through, this isn't my identity

You're only a memory
This isn't my identity

You're only a memory
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity (I will not bend)
You're only a memory (I will not break)
This isn't my identity

Pieces

You're not running just enough of a wreck
To hold the hurt heart everybody expects
And I know you wrote a history of making a mess
Misunderstood's an understatement at best

How long, how long will you demand my sympathy?
We all know hurt so why do you feel the need to?

Put on a pretty face, give them a pretty taste
No one's buying it anyway

You're so tired trying to rewind the mess you've made of your own mind
(Woah) But the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

You can fight just like you've been taught
It won't undo the life you've got
(Woah) 'Cause the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

You're not running just enough of a wreck
To hold the hurt heart everybody expects
And I know you wrote a history of making a mess
Misunderstood's an understatement at best

You say you try, you're after something better
It doesn't show, you're still not put together

Put on a pretty face, give them a pretty taste
No one's buying it anyway

You're so tired trying to rewind the mess you've made of your own mind
(Woah) But the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

You can fight just like you've been taught
It won't undo the life you've got
(Woah) 'Cause the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

Everybody knows liars never make it for long
I am getting close, I can see just what's going on
Everybody knows, everybody knows (Woah)

I remember what you were before you gave it away
You've never been the type to watch the pieces fall where they may
And now you've let it go
But I know you know (Woah)

But the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

You're so tired trying to rewind the mess you've made of your own mind
(Woah) But the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

You can fight just like you've been taught
It won't undo the life you've got
(Woah) 'Cause the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

You're so tired trying to rewind the mess you've made of your own mind
(Woah) (Everybody knows) But the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

You can fight just like you've been taught
It won't undo the life you've got
(Woah) (Everybody knows) 'Cause the pieces won't pick up themselves, you know

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