Just like an older man
Things he thought he thought he knew
Went and upset his plan
You'll believe me by and by and through and through

You question all the things you have to offer
You wonder whether fair is fair
And all the lovely gifts that you had brought her
She burns them onto dust clouds in the open winter air

It's hard to reconcile your fate
With lost illusions on an empty plate
Learn to love the thing that you hate
Surviving when salvation is arriving just a little too late

CHORUS
Things are not the way they seem
And I don't seem the way I am
Dark and elusive like a silver moonbeam
Caught between the lion and the lamb
That's who I am

It takes me back to times when I was younger
When all my vision seemed so wrong and small
But I would gladly trade my very blood for hunger
To see beyond the ceilings and the walls

REPEAT CHORUS

It's hard to reconcile your fate
With lost illusions on an empty plate
Learn to love the thing that you hate
Surviving when salvation is arriving just a little too late

REPEAT CHORUS TWICE