The Root of All Evil

Album: Octavarium (2005)
  • Proud enough for you to call me arrogant
    Greedy enough to be labeled a thief
    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 need more to get by
    Getting right down to the heart of it
    The root of all evil has been running 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 it 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 fear 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 all of 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
    Right down to the foundation
    The root of it all

    Take all of me
    And the drive that keep burning deep inside
    Cast it all away
    And help to give me strength to face another day
    I am ready
    Help me be what I can be
    I am ready
    Come to me
    Take me away Writer/s: JOHN PETRUCCI, MICHAEL PORTNOY, JOHN MYUNG, KEVIN JAMES LABRIE, JORDAN RUDESS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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