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Part VII, "Paradise", in which our hero fantasizes of a world free of responsibility.

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Although his words were usually in vain
I found a few that really stuck to me
Amidst the vows of purest love affair
This sorry stain on my timidity
Nothing is real, nothing that matters now
But time always keeps to its steady pace
The present will always become the past
The future is the start of something new
Just look around at all the days gone by
Romanticized into something you knew
You have to know that there is no return
So come with me and stay a little while

And maybe we'll find our perfect paradise
Just maybe we'll be the ones who got away

Well, I don't know too much about that
All time is linked, and loops forever more
Any one day could really be my last
The present has nothing for me in store
This world I own is really not so bad
The loneliness is only what I get
For all the things I am responsible
This perfect dress made of recycled debt

And maybe I'll find my perfect paradise
Just maybe I am the one who got away
And maybe stars will spell my name for me at night
Just maybe for once it's all gonna be okay

But if it's gonna happen then I want to know the truth 'bout it all
When? When? When?
When's it gonna happen
Can you please tell me that much
Or am I too dependent
To be worth not being touched
Is it true? Is it true?

Am I too sad or
Am I too soft or
Am I not worth it to be happy at all?
(x6)

And maybe we'll find our perfect paradise
Just maybe we'll be the ones who got away
Yeah, maybe I will turn myself into the night
Just maybe I won't have to worry anymore

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from Present Becomes The Past, released December 17, 2016
Contains vocals by Starla Insigna.

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