the exit lyrics – forgive durden

(feat. brendon urie of panic at the disco, dan young of this providence)

[adakias (thomas dutton):]
look at that which surrounds me
i’m supposed to call this home
the dark has become so overwhelming
so why don’t i just go

[sangara (dan young):]
why can’t you just be more like your brother?
together you would rule the throne
evil and darkness would grow
this kingdom needs you

[adakias:]
“why can’t you just be more like pallis?” they always ask
could this feeling deep in me be the prophecy?
as a child i heard such wonderful stories
of lamps, and the oracle, and holy the sea

[sangara:]
silly boy, you speak of fiction
silly boy, you can’t just leave them
reaching for some fairy tale ending
myth or legend

oh, what’s the use maybe they’re right
what’s the point of dreaming
if it can never materialize?
townsfolk are ashamed
why can’t i live up to my family name?
well it’s not me, but you see it’s just my pedigree

you’re a reckless and romantic rogue
your head is in the clouds
you’ll be chained here all your life
shackled to the ground
you’re not the chosen one

don’t you ever dream of some place better
or a life that’s greater
don’t you ever feel like you’ve been destined
for something bigger than your skin?

[pallis (brendan urie):]
you are so foolish
the dark has been your home
if you elope, i’ll hunt you
through suffering you’ll atone

[adakias:]
dear pallis, you’re my brother
you looked and watched over me
but there’s something bigger at stake
my purpose is this journey

[pallis:]
brother, you are shortsighted
naive and starry-eyed
you are not the chosen one
this will be your demise

[adakias:]
brother, i can’t help this feeling
my heart tells me to run
you were meant to rule the dark
i was meant to see the sun

don’t you ever dream of some place better
when the light shines brighter?
don’t you ever feel like you’ve been destined
for something bigger than your skin?

i think i’ll just go

[narrator:]
“adakias, tired of fiction and bound by his ambition
left his home for the city of light
disguised as a citizen his ident*ty was hidden
within in a city that sat glistening
he was eager for his new life
he contemplated and hated
why had he waited for so long
to flee his home forever shaded, where the jaded are never wrong?
he took a deep breath
he was finally gone
his hope was left strong
that a meaning would be found
that had kept him withdrawn
his stare had caught a light
and he fell for the sight
her name was princess anhura
she suffered from the same strife
and like adakias, she spent most of her time
dreaming of a different life.”

[anhura (greta salpeter)]
don’t you ever feel like you’ve been destined
for something bigger than your skin?

/ forgive durden lyrics