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Ode to The Shining

Empty hallways have their stories

So do portraits on the wall

We get so caught up in the past, it's hard to remember it all

Every person with the life they carry in a leather trunk

All the memories set free when it's opened up

 

And suddenly you're surrounded

by the faces you've lost somewhere in your mind

The rich the famous, corruption at its finest

Don't close your eyes, or it will disappear, your vision will die

Then you blink and realize seventy years have gone by

And you're surrounded by social skeletons, frozen in time.

 

Each hotel has its ghosts

Every person has their demons

When they combine, its a deadly concoction

The vacant Pink and Gold Room is crowded with the dead

And you can't tell if it’s real or if it's all in your head

 

And suddenly you're surrounded

by the faces you've lost somewhere in your mind

The rich the famous, corruption at its finest

Don't close your eyes, or it will disappear, your vision will die

Then you blink and realize seventy years have gone by

And you're surrounded by social skeletons, frozen in time.

 

Black and white photographs hang on the wall

 

A person who looks just like you

The harder you stay here, the further you fall

You try to deny it but you know it's true

And all of the people who you left behind

Your wife and your kid and your friend

Now all alone, your mind starts to unwind

This is it now you've hit a dead end


And suddenly you're surrounded

by the faces you've lost somewhere in your mind

The rich the famous, corruption at its finest

Don't close your eyes, or it will disappear, your vision will die

Then you blink and realize seventy years have gone by

And you're surrounded by social skeletons, frozen in time.

And you frozen in time...




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