The Root of All Evil

Lyrics by: Mike Portnoy
Music by: Dream Theater
Notes: This is the third part of the 12 step program epic started in The Glass Prison and continued in This Dying Soul

Proud enough for you to
Call me arrogant
Greedy enough to be labelled a theif
Angry enough for me to
Go and hurt a man
Cruel enough for me to feel no grief

Never could have just a part of it
I always knew more to get by
Getting right down to the heart of it
the root of all evil has been burning my whole life

Dirty enough for me to lust
Leaving nothing left to trust
jealous enough to still feel envious
Lazy enough to sleep all day
And let my life just waste away
Selfish enough to make you wait for me

Driven blindly by our sins
Misled so easily
entirely ready to leave all behind
I'm begging to break free

Take all of me, the desires
That keep burning deep inside
Cast them all away
And help to give me strength
To face another day
I am ready
Help me be
What I can be

Self-centered fear
Has got a hold me
Clutching my throat
Self-righteous anger
running all through me
Ready to explode

Procrastination
Paralyzing me
Wanting me dead
These obsessions that keep haunting me
won't leave my head

Help to do for me what I can't do myself
Take this tear and pain
I can't break out of this prison all alone
Help me break these chains

Humility
Now my only hope
Won't you take and love me
Heal this dying soul

I can feel my body breaking
I can feel my body breaking
I'm ready to let it all go
I can feel my body shaking
welcome to the foundation
The root of it all

Take all of me, the desires
that keep burning deep inside
Cast them all away
And help to give me strenght
To face another day
I am ready
Help me be
What I can be
I am ready
Come take me
Take me away

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