Addition By Subtraction

by Wolff and Tuba

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released January 1, 2007



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Track Name: Addition by Subtraction
All that you know is not all that there is
Believe what you must to get you through your days
It’s never enough ‘cause it’s always come down
To our last mistaken belief in a sound

Addition by subtraction is the only way
I can create the process by which I compute
Addition by subtraction and I’ll finally know
The freedom of a life that I would like to live

Year after year trapped in the belly of the white whale
Trying to imagine what’s going on upstairs
In the minds of two people I’ve never understood
Their dreams and their fears are no longer my concern
Track Name: What I See
I’ll never give up and I’ll never give in and I’ll
Never let no one know that I have my doubts that
One day I’ll be what today I can see
Is the person I imagine when I open my eyes
I will realize and I will recognize
I can see all the lies propin’ up the crumblin’ skies
Never give out and never give off
Any sign I feel afraid that I will fail myself

It’s all over now ‘cause I will
Never attain what I still
See as the man that I’ll be
When I stare down my lingering fears

I’ll never grow up and I’ll never grow old and I’ll
Never grow in to the man that you
Want me to be and need me to see
In the mirror is the reflection of a man I can’t recognize
I might never get rich and I might never find fame
I might never be a man with a pension plan
But this is who I am and this is who I’ll be
And I will live this way until my dying day

I can see clearly through the
Lives I have lived in my mind
Walls have come down and I am
Free to believe that one day
I will become what I see
Track Name: Broken Words
Walk this Talk this Try this and See this
Bring this Mean this Drop this and Scream this
Give this Serve this Rate this Create this
Hate this Break this Mend this and End this

I’ve had my fill of these broken words

Meet this Greet this Treat this and Beat this
Seize this Please this Tease this and Leave this
Drink this Eat this Down this compound this
Fake this Slake this Make this and Take this

I’ve had my fill of these broken words

Keep this Cast this Blast this Outlast this
Crack this Pack this Stack this Contact this
Rest this Address this Send this Defend this
Feel this Need this Cease this Police this

I’ve had my fill of these broken words
Someday I’ll see what they mean to me
Track Name: Bending Bars
Beneath my feet I feel the earth rumbling
Within my hands I sense the world crumbling
Triumph enough clean up it will save me
It’s my will my might my sight the bar bends to

I have come to see
It’s my will that carries me
I will find the strength to bend
The bars that form my reality
Track Name: Haunted
All of the time that I’ve known you
You’ve haunted me
From this day on I will try to
Forget you
Whispering voices surround me
And I’m afraid
I’ll never be
Free of all that’s haunted me

I can hear a knocking on my window pain
and I cannot sleep
The pounding of my heart keeps me awake all night
and then when day comes
I can’t tell if I’m awake or I’m asleep
the line has blurred
I can’t stop my thoughts from driving me to wonder
Am I crazy