Utopia Lyrics

All lyrics from Utopia by Randy Ellefson except where indicated.

Darkness Falls
Verse

I don’t know how you sleep at night
All your dreams must be full of fright
In the light you seem so pure and free
Darkness falls, you become obscene

Chorus (Half)

Why can’t you see that it’s not alright to be
Lost and alone in your dark reality?
Come free

Verse

Your illusions are just causing pain
Will intervention just end in vain?
In the fight you’ve lost your way to me
Darkness falls and you cannot come clean

Chorus

Why can’t you see that it’s not alright to be
Lost and alone in your dark reality
Why can’t you see that you’re everything to me?
Dying to be free from your dark reality

Verse

I’m amazed you can face the day
Living lies won’t wash your sins away
In the night you seek your destiny
Darkness falls, I can hear your screams

Chorus
In Death I Linger On
Verse

I’ll die before my time or so I have been told
The hands to comfort me instead have left me cold
The walls I built since then are killing me somehow
Your touch could save me, but no one can touch me now

Chorus

As I leave you, don’t you cry
There is time for me to fly
Come away from this land of wrongs
Where in death I linger on

Verse

Too young for lust I was an object of desire
No justice found when all think I am a liar
I didn’t mean for you to hear the truth this way
I didn’t mean to leave this world and you today

Chorus
Verse

The darkness in my heart left no place for the light
The poison in my veins has robbed me of the fight
I should’ve told you when I had a heart to try
You could’ve heard my cries

Chorus

As I leave you, don’t you cry
There is time for me to fly
Come away from this land of wrongs
Where in death I lingered on

Ending

I said no
I said no
I said no
I said no

Run Away

Coming soon…

Sign Language
Verse

Sometimes the things I say aren’t as clear as how they seem
Just look behind the words to hear what I really mean
When I speak in double meanings, you all ignore my clues
Can’t you hear them screaming out to choose which one’s more true?
No more reasons are left to give, but still you ask me why
I can’t tell you of the truth for fear you’ll say I lie
Written off as too young to count, all the signs are just ignored
The price for understanding is a loss I can’t afford

Chorus

Tell me where did I go wrong?
No more can I be torn
Tell me where did I go wrong?
No heart have I to mourn, anymore

Verse

All along the path I tread, I wander aimlessly
No way to set me right, I’m lost to misery
Where are the dreams where I can fly and be free?
This nightmare has me trapped in shattered destiny

Chorus

Tell me where did I go wrong?
No more can I be torn
Tell me where did I go wrong?
No heart have I to mourn

Verse

I’ve lost hold of my own mind
My hopes I can’t seem to find
No more can I pay the toll
It seems I’ve lost my soul
Through it all, no one would answer my cries
When I’m gone, maybe then you’ll realize

Verse

My eyes fill with my despair
Tears flee from the horrors there
Soon they will forever stare
Because I’m no longer there
Through it all, no one would answer my cries
When I’m gone, maybe then you’ll realize

Verse

And now my time slips away
I welcome my end of days
But I do not see the light
Just empty endless night
Through it all, no one would answer my cries
Now I’m gone, maybe you will realize
You never saw the signs

Sleeping Giant

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The Core
Verse

I don’t want to hear what you say anymore
The truth is nowhere to be found
You’ll do anything to deceive
And I am a fool to believe
I lost all my faith in your heart
Your path leads into the dark
But I will no longer follow you and your lies

Chorus

I cannot believe in you anymore
Your soul is pure evil down to the core

Verse

You want to enslave all the world with your views
I feel like I’m in a noose
Power is all that you crave
Cause you are corrupt and depraved
Never accepting the blame
For pain inflicted in a name
Or all the bias that you inflame

Chorus

I cannot believe in you anymore
Your soul is pure evil down to the core
I will not believe in you anymore
Your heart is pure evil down to the core

Bridge

You don’t have a clue, about the truth, or what is real
It’s all just one big show, reap what you sow, this pain I feel
You, you feel no shame, it’s just game, but not to me
Hope is all I know, I’ve let you go, and now I’m free

Verse

You cast all your stones from a house made of glass
You sound devoid of any class
Trying to play on my fears
Tell me what I want to hear
You don’t even mean what you say
Leading us all astray
Promises that you made have fallen away

Chorus
The Wake
Verse

The guests are coming in, like the tide, to see you on your way
They seat themselves in rows, side by side, to mourn for you this day
They listen to the priest, bless your name, and pray to God for you
A safe and speedy way, from this game, to where you have gone to

Verse

I don’t know if you’re bound for heaven or hell
Too late to bargain now, no soul left to sell
You look so peaceful there, no sign of the truth
Did you fulfill your dreams, or lose them in your youth?

Verse

I look down on your face, wondering, where did we go wrong?
Fighting through the pain, struggling, to continue on
Our lives had just begun, mattering, now you’ve gone away
The end has come for your suffering, mine is here to stay

Verse

I wish you were alive so we could live on
My heart was bound to yours so now mine is gone
The flowing sands of time for you are no more
Will we ever meet again?  Did Death seal the door?

Bridge

I feel as though I can see you now
Back from the dead, I don’t know how
What do you want?  Did you really come back for me?
Am I dreaming or is this real?
Taking your hand would seal the deal
Should I stay or leave for eternity?

Bridge

My heart is on fire with this pain
Sick with desire, am I sane?
Not ready to die from my tears
I open my eyes, you’re not here

Verse

The guests are leaving now, to go on, living out their days
My search begins anew, to belong, and find another way
My heart still aches for some, way to find, a meaning for it all
Without an answer or, peace of mind, will I be next to fall?

Upon Deaf Ears

Lyrics by Randy Ellefson and Chase Breedlove

Verse

You say it gets better, but I can’t wait that long
Save me now. Don’t lead me on
Nothing’s what we were told. And everything’s gone wrong
So how can I believe you now?

Chorus

My prayers fall on deaf ears again
I feel like a fool to trust a liar
Who promised me an end
To this emptiness within
Upon deaf ears I cry again
I feel like a fool to trust a liar
Who promised me an end
To this emptiness within

Verse

You really think you’ve helped me, but you’re too blind to see
Right in front of you. My reality
You offer me a vague hope. To me it’s just empty
I need help now. What can I do?

Chorus
Bridge

If I disappeared tomorrow
There’s a million more like me
Looking for a way to live life free

Chorus

Our prayers fall on deaf ears again
Feel like a fool to trust a liar
Who promised us an end
To this emptiness within
Upon deaf ears we cry again
Feel like a fool to trust a liar
Who promised us an end
To this emptiness within

Utopia (Title Track)

Lyrics by Chase Breedlove and Randy Ellefson

Verse

I can’t believe my eyes
The dream has come alive
Walls have crumbled
Barriers have fallen
We now stand as one
Revolution has begun
Babel’s legacy is overcome

Pre-Chorus

So why this emptiness?
This soulless pain and regret
With this Rosetta Stone
Why do I feel so alone?

Chorus

Do you call this Utopia?
You must be blind to call this Utopia

Verse

This new universe
A blessing or a curse?
Our hearts are on our sleeves
Feeding their machine
Lose all our will to theirs
And no one seems to care
Exploiting our most sacred secrets

Pre-Chorus

Guess I should not complain
I still have you to keep me sane
For if I did not have you
I don’t know what the hell I’d do

Chorus
Bridge

All we’ve ever loved or hated
All we’ve destroyed or created
Everything we do in this harsh new paradigm
Is cast in electronic stone for all time

Chorus
Vacancy

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