Staind : 14 Shades of Grey

Alternative Metal / USA
(2003 - Elektra Records)
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Lyrics


1. Price To Play

Failed to see,
How destructive we can be.
Taking without giving back,
'Til the damage can be seen,
Can you see?
Can you see?

The more you take,
The more you blame,
But everything still feels the same.
The more you hurt,
The more you strain,
The price you pay to play the game,
Then all you see,
And all you gain,
And all you step on with no shame,
There are no rules,
No one to blame,
The price you pay to play the game.

Apathy, the chosen way to be,
Blindly look the other way,
While you waste away with me,
Can you see?
Can you see?

The more you take,
The more you blame,
But everything still feels the same.
The more you hurt,
The more you strain,
The price you pay to play the game,
Then all you see,
And all you gain,
And all you step on with no shame,
There are no rules,
No one to blame,
The price you pay to play the game.

What you pay to play the game,
What you pay to play the game,
What you pay to play the game,
What you pay to play the game.

The more you take,
The more you blame,
But everything still feels the same.
The more you hurt,
The more you strain,
The price you pay to play the game,
Then all you see,
And all you gain,
And all you step on with no shame,
There are no rules,
No one to blame,
The price you pay to play the game.

What you pay to play the game,
What you pay to play the game,
What you pay to play the game,
What you pay to play the game.


2. How About You

if someone else showed you the way
would you take the wheel and steer?
it hurts me that you're not ashamed
of what you're doing here
if they jumped off a bridge
would you meet them on the ground?
or would you try and claim
that it never made a sound

[Chorus]
everyone plays the hand they're dealt
and learns to walk through life themselves
not everything in life is handed on a plate
when people think your words are true
it doesn't matter what you do
i sold my soul to get here
how 'bout you?

so you choose to force your hand
what a strange way to make friends
and you always change the rules
so the drama never ends
and you blindly go through life
judging only by its worth
just try not to forget
that the meek inherit earth

[Chorus]

so please don't take offense
this is just a point of view
cuz i'm the only one who
will say these things to you

[Chorus]


3. So Far Away

this is my life
its not what it was before
all these feelings i've shared
and these are my dreams
that i'd never lived before
somebody shake me
'cause i
i must be sleeping

[chorus]
now that we're here,
it's so far away
all the struggle we thought was in vain
all the mistakes,
one life contained
they all finally start to go away
now that we're here its so far away
and i feel like i can face the day i can forgive
and i'm not ashamed to be the person that i am today

these are my words
that i've never said before
i think i'm doing okay
and this is the smile
that i've never shown before

somebody shake me 'cause i
i must be sleeping

[chorus]

i'm so afraid of waking
please don't shake me
afraid of waking
please don't shake me

[chorus]


4. Yesterday

you don't know what you've put me through
it's okay, i've forgiven you
but in some way, hope it fucks with you
hope it fucks with you

[pre-chorus]
that i'm okay and i've made it through
but who's to say what you're going through
i'll say no names, though i've wanted to
isn't it strange how it seems like...

[chorus]
yesterday, a boy and already afraid
locked deep inside, my place to hide
to hide from how you made me feel
and i wonder how's your brother
did he end up fucked up like me?
lost in himself, crying for help it's safe to say
i learned to live without a pride
just a shell, with me stuck on the inside
a prison, not a place to hide
not a place to hide

[pre-chorus]

[chorus]
[chorus (altered)]

yesterday, a boy and already afraid
locked deep inside, my place to hide
to hide from how you made me feel
and i wonder how's your brother
did he finally pull through like me?
finding himself, not needing help
i'd like to say


5. Fray

i know that it never goes away
all i feel, everything i'm not today
so i try and i try to make everything right
i don't feel like i'm doing it, it affects me

[chorus]

you wouldn't listen even if i told you
who the fuck am i to say?
you're too busy with the lies they sold you
another cure to fix your day
open wide for all the shit they feed you
while the TV defecates
and blindly walk wherever they will lead you
while the edges slowly fray

i know that everything can change
what i need is to open up again
so never again will i look back in vain
cuz today's not the past,
i don't need to relive it

[chorus]

are you satisfied?
i've given all i can and are you pacified
or do you want more from me?

[chorus]

i've learned that this life's not just a game
just a line between the pleasures and the pain

[chorus]


6. Zoe Jane

Well I want you to notice
To notice when I'm not around
And I know that your eyes see straight through me
And speak to me without a sound

[Chorus:]
I want to hold you
Protect you from all of the things I've already endured
I want to show you
Show you all the things that this life has in store for you
I'll always love you
The way that a father should love his daughter

When I walked out this morning
I cried as I walked to the door
I cried about how long I'd be away for
I cried about leaving you all alone

[Chorus]

Sweet Zoe Jane [x2]

So I wanted to say this
Cuz I wouldn't know where to begin
To explain to you what I have been through
To explain where your daddy has been

[Chorus]

Sweet Zoe Jane [x2]


7. Fill Me Up

i just had to let you know
cuz i don't always let it show
you give me needed room to grow
and i just had to tell you so

[chorus]

you fill me up,
you're in my veins
a look could take my breath away
and all these things, you give away
sometimes i take for granted
it's just like poetry inside to hear you breathing by my side
like i'm in heaven and i've died
so glad you're with me for this ride

[chorus]

i see your face to start my day
makes all my bad dreams go away
and all the stupid games we play
wouldn't have it any other way

[chorus (x2)]


8. Layne

i heard today that you were gone
i had to stop and sing along
the song they played to say goodbye
a song they gave, give me back life

[chorus]

you'll never fade
the words you gave
my life you saved
your name was layne
and on that day a child was born
to someone who you helped along
and helped see through his darkest times
because of you, this child she is mine

[chorus]

[bridge]

the words you said, you made me feel like they were all for me
the words you said, they will always be a part of me
the words you said, you made me feel like i was not alone
the words you said, you gave me all the strength to carry on

[chorus (altered)]

so to me you'll never fade
your life you gave
my life you saved
your name was layne


9. Falling Down

What's happened to you?
It's obvious you've changed
Something deep inside you is probably to blame
Must be lonely up there with your head up in the clouds
Even though you got there what does your conscience tell you now?

[Chorus:]
It's never the same on the way down
How does it feel when your feet finally hit the ground?
When all of your bridges aren't around
And the sandcastles you built are falling down

You had us all sitting right there in your hand
But you had to fall because that's how this life is
Got your fingers burned by burning candles at both ends
Now the table's turned and now your demons are your freinds

[Chorus]

[Bridge]

So now I question what you're gonna do
Now that everything's gone with you
You believe the shit you say is true
But everybody's on to you
Life remembers everything you do
Your karma has caught up with you

[Chorus]


10. Reality

the lights are on but you're not home
you've drifted off somewhere alone
somewhere that's safe,
no questions here
a quiet place where you hide from your fears

[chorus]

sometimes when you're out of rope
the way to climb back up's unclear
the walls you build around yourself
i guess they also keep you here
are you afraid of what they think?
whoever "they" happen to be
or are you hiding from the scars of your own reality?

so you sedate and drown in vain
you've got a pill for every day
a suit and tie to mask the truth
its ugly head is starthing to show through

[chorus]

[bridge]

the monster you're feeding,
your lack of perception
the things that you do
to fullfill your addictions
the light at the end of your tunnel is closing
what is it that you're so afraid of exposing?
you'd give it all up for what's theirs for the taking
whatever it takes to keep your hands from shaking
the same things you're thinking might make you feel better
the same things that probably get you here

[chorus]

[bridge]


11. Tonight

just try to understand this isn't what i planned
this ride's out of my hands
so now i'm forced to be something i can not be
if only i could make you see

[chorus]

tonight i'm alive
i've watched you all grow up and so have i
inside this isn't really what i had in mind
i no longer relate to this world of hate
that's forced upon my plate
i tend to disagree, i hope its not just me,
alone if only i could make you see

[chorus (x3)]


12. Could It Be

well i don't know what to say
because there's truth to what you say
i know it kills you i'm this way
there's something different every day

[chorus]

could it be that i never had the chance to grow inside?
Could it be that my habit is to find a place to hide?
could it be that sometimes i say things just to disagree?
could it be that i'm only being me?

not easy living in my mind
a little peace is hard to find
my every thought is undermined
by all the history inside

[chorus]

[bridge]

i know i hear the words you said
over and over again
i just can't get them through my head
there's just too many voices
must be like living with the dead
waiting for me to begin
to do the things i have said
and for this i'm sorry
so there's some truth to what you say

[chorus]


13. Blow Away

Live in my head for just one day
I see myself and look away
The road is showing now on my face
Soon I'll disappear
I'll disappear without a fucking trace

[Chorus]

Faces that I've seen turn old and grey
I've lost too many friends along the way
Memories I never thought would fade
They fade and blow away

I wish that I could disappear
Unzip my skin and leave it here
So I could be no one again
And never let nobody,
I'd let nobody
I'd let nobody in

[Chorus]

So now the walls are closing in
Because in life you sink or swim
Sometimes these shoes don't feel right in my head
Feel like a book that can't be read,
A book that can't be,
A book that can't be read

[Chorus]


14. Intro

thank you to the people in my life
for putting up with me
and thank you for the time you sacrificed
all on account of me

[chorus]

for all the times i didn't say
the times i didn't say
for all the times i didn't say
the times i didn't say

fuck you to the jaded and the fake
like to see what you would do
fuck you and the judgements you make
we're not all perfect just like you,
like you, like you

[chorus]

all the times i didn't say [x2]
thank you to the people in my life for putting up with me



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