State of Man Lyrics

Both Sides of the Story (State of Man)
Lyric Sheet
(Lyrics by John Stringer)

Track 1
Song Title: Swallow Your Fears

-Verse 1-
Say what you want to say
But you know there is something in the way
Always something in the way

Don’t act like nothings wrong
When your past seems to haunt you every day
And you know you’re so afraid to love

-Chorus (2x)-
Swallow Your Fears
Swallow the things that hold you back
That hold you back from living life

-Verse 2-
There’s nothing you can do
To erase the wounds that only time can heal
(that only time can heal)

But all you’ve got to lose
Is the time it takes to know what you feel
When you know you’re so afraid to love

-Chorus (2x)-

-Bridge-
I know sometimes its hard
We’ve all felt heartache
If you learn to trust again
You can be from from fear

You don’t have to be alone
You can find what you want
And wash away the pain
And learn to love again

-Verse 3-
Say what you want to say
But you know there is something in the way
Always something in the way

-Chorus (2x)

-Coda-
I know sometimes its hard
We’ve all felt heartache
If you learn to trust again
You can be from from fear

You don’t have to be alone
You can find what you want
And wash away the pain
And learn to trust again

-Outro-
Swallow your fears
Swallow the things that hold you back
That hold you back from living life

Track 2
Song Title: Be Still (My Heart)

-Verse 1-
I want you to know
I have fallen on my own
I have failed to be all the things you need

I want you to see
I’ll get back eventually
There’s just someone I’ve forgotten to be

-Chorus (2x)-
(So)
Be still my heart
I want you to know
I’m coming home again
One of these days

-Verse 2-
I want you to know
I admit that I was wrong
I could never hide the truth from you

I want you to see
There’s a change inside of me
Not just words or intentions but what I do

-Chorus (2x)-

-Bridge-
What I’m trying to say
Is that I’m sorry, I’m sorry
For all of my ways

No I’m not a perfect man
But I’m learning
I’m learning to change
I’m learning from my mistakes
That is why I say

-Chorus (2x)-

-Coda (2x)-
Be still my heart
Home again
One of these days

Track 3
Song Title: Bound in Chains
(Note: Derivative work of public domain song; original lyrics Author unknown; new lyrics by John Stringer)

-Verse 1-
There’ve been times in my life
I felt so alone
I had no one to call my own
But then you came my way
Just to let me know
I’ve always got a place I can call my home

-Chorus (2x)-
When my life was bound in chains
You set me free
You were making a way
For me

-Verse 2-
See sometimes on this road
Things get so bad
You often feel downhearted and blue
But when you need me the most
I’ll always come through
I’ll do everything that I say that I will do

-Chorus (2x)-

-Bridge-
See sometimes we all get lonely
Sometimes we all need a hand
But all you need to do is call me
You know, you know
I’ll come running again

-Chorus (2x)-
-Guitar Solo-
-Chorus-

Track 4
Song Title: Symmetry

-Verse 1-
What is this chemistry
Tell me what’s happening
Oh I’d really like to know
I’ve been waiting for so long
I need it

-Chorus (2x)-
When it all comes together
It feels so right
When it all comes together
Like you and I

-Verse 2-
More than coincidence
I’m more convinced by evidence
That you and I
Were meant to happen

It’s such a sensual energy
A spiritual synergy
So glad we found it

-Chorus (2x)-

-Guitar solo-

-Bridge-
I feel the essence flow
Inside of me
We’re so alive
Love like I’ve never known
We’ve got it right

-Chorus (2x)-

-Coda (2x)-
Pure energy
We’re so high
Our chemistry
Is so right
It’s meant to be
Can’t deny
It’s symmetry
You and I

Track 5
Song Title:  Never Forget

-Verse 1-
Met a bum from the city of brotherly love
He moved south a few years ago
Had a wife kids and a nice house
Made a good living teaching bright young minds to grow

One fall after class was done
A kid pulled his card so he pulled his gun
See he left his nerves deep in the jungles of Nam
Now his job and his kids and his wife are gone

-Pre-chorus-
What a life
What a waste
What a shame

-Chorus-
What he lost he could never find
What he said he could never take back
What he did he could never change
What he knew he could never forget

What he lost he could never find
What he said he could never take back
What he did he could never change?
What he knew he could never forget
Never Forget

-Verse 2-
I heard about a junkie strung out from youth
The tracks on his arms told the tales of abuse
See his drug of choice was just getting high
Then he found religion and he changed his life

After four years sober started leading a group
Showing those like him how to find the truth
Then one night on a downtown high rise
Took his last hit and he tried to fly

-Pre-chorus-
-Chorus-

-Bridge –
Skeletons that we all hide
Buried deep within
Often they will come alive
Become our own demons

Skeletons that we all hide
Buried deep within
They come alive, they come alive
Become our demons

-Guitar Solo-

-Pre-chorus 2 (2x)-
Skeletons, Demons

-Chorus (2x)-

-Coda-
He could never forget
Never forget

Track 6
Song Title: What Would You Do

-Verse 1-
Moving fast
Over occupied
You finally arrive
Hope you’re not surprised
You’ve heard it all before before

Hard to find
A way to balance time
It’s hard to mend your mind
When you’ve shut your eyes
The wanting endures

-Pre-chorus-
But you’ve lost right now

-Chorus 1-
What would you do
If your dreams came true
How would you give your life to mean so much more

What would you do

-Verse 2-
Sacrifice
It so defines
Every compromise
You get to other side
And you’re never satisfied

And everyday
You work your way
Into a blurry haze
How much can you take
And so the story goes

-Pre-chorus-

-Chorus 2-
What would you do
If your dreams came true
How would you give your life to mean so much more

What would you do
If your dreams came true
How would you give your life to mean so much more

-Bridge-
Burn both ends
You wonder when
All of this is going to pay, yeah

You realize
You’re too busy trying
When all you’ve got for sure is today

-Chorus 2 (2x)-

-Coda-
What would you do

Track 7
Song Title: Just Walk Away

-Intro-
hmm, yeah, yeah, ow.  Wooh
Just Walk Away, yeah

-Verse 1-
Well I packed my bags
I should be moving on
Can I say goodbye for good this time

Seems both our plans
Have run off course
She wants to leave this burning bridge behind

-Chorus-
Maybe I’m afraid
Afraid to walk away
To be lonely
I can’t do it by myself

Maybe I’m afraid
Of falling on my face
My misery loves your company

-Verse 2-
Well she slams the door
She had enough
She never understood my ways, yeah

After picking up the pieces
Again and again
I do not want to make
The same mistake

-Chorus-

-Bridge-
She don’t love
I don’t love
We’ve got nothing for each other
We’ve got nothing
Nothing left to say

She don’t love
I don’t love
We’ve got nothing for each other
We’ve got nothing
But to walk away

Just walk away
Just walk away

-Chorus-

-Coda-
Just walk away, yeah, yeah

Track 9
Song Title: Gonna Be Fine

I poor my soul on this paper
No directions for this fight
Cause I’m here to give
The only thing I own

I know sooner or later
You’re gonna be just fine
If you try again
Until you find your soul

-Pre-chorus-
Words don’t come out right
They don’t come at all
But I still try

-Chorus-
I would give anything, anything
To see you find yourself
It’s gonna be, It’s gonna be
It’s gonna be alright

If it takes everything, everything
Everything I am
You’re gonna be, you’re gonna be
You’re gonna be just fine

-Verse 2-
Another day to motivate you
To see you on your way
You’ve been here so long
You can’t read the signs

It’s a self inflicted darkness
Are you ready to break free
So desensitized
You can’t feel the light

-Pre-chorus-
-Chorus-
-Guitar Solo-

-Chorus-

-Coda-
Gonna be just fine
Gonna be just fine

Track 9
Song Title: Human Condition

-Intro-
Talk to me
Talk to me, I’m listening

-Verse 1-
Silence is Unbearable
When I’m in need of answers
You won’t address my questions
Something’s wrong, I need to know
We avoid communication
Aarrive at bent conclusion

-Pre-chorus-
Remove these walls
Break through the ceiling
Its time for us to start the healing

-Chorus-
Can we take a chance
On the aftermath
And take back
What happened last

To bring on
Mass contentment
Silence that lingering resentment

-Verse 2-
Cancel my subscription please
Opinions are a plenty
I’m not convinced of any

Cure me from this bad disease
Inject some tolerance
Erase my ignorance

You’ve observed
The same demise
A mile in my shoes
I’ll do the same for you

-Chorus-

-Post Chorus-
I am mystified by this demise
Come on talk to me
I’m listening
Talk to me
I’m listening
Before we end this night
lets get it right
Come on talk to me
I’m listening

-Bridge-
Can you help me
I’ve got my eyes and ears wide open

We share the same affliction
It’s the human condition
I am mystified by all of these lies

-Chorus-

-Coda –
(oh) I’m mystified
By this demise

Track 10
Song Title: Rise Again

-Verse 1-
Listen now as I confide
I’ve been abused and criticized
There’ve been times I’ve given in
I’ve been down and up again

Every step I take up hill
Saps my strength and bends my will

-Pre-chorus-
But I wont fail
And I won’t cry
I wont give up until I die

(Until I die, I die)

-Chorus-
Let it Go
We’re all a part of this
You should know
That we will rise again

-Verse 2-
Excuse me now
As I describe
How I’ve been used and victimized
I’ve been so low I’ve been so high
I slipped away and I held on tight
Every moment drowns away
The density beneath my faith

-Pre-chorus-
-Chorus-

-Post chorus-
Cry alone (Let it go)
Scream at night
Hate the darkness
Need the light

Cry alone (You should know)
Scream at night
Hate the darkness
We will rise again

-Bridge-
(Well we)
Cry alone
Scream at night
Hate the darkness
Cause we need the light

-Chorus-
-Post Chorus-

-Coda –
Rise again, Again
I won’t give up until I die

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4 Responses to “State of Man Lyrics”

  1. Hi,

    I was looking for the lyrics to “Human Condition” and happened on your site. Thanks for postion them. I love this song and it alludes to some very subtle but important ideas about freedom. -Craig

  2. Actually, this is my favourite mistake….stumbling on to this band. Now I think I’m hooked and I love it. Keep up guys!

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