Pray For Me (Only Crime)

It's strange all the ways We suffer everything in trade Like the trails we impose to disappear Find I've strayed from the course of least resistance Losing sight of the prize like a faint and distant scar Forced it down with the rest Of the bitterness and humility not less Than the air we simply breathe and sterilize Say a prayer for me I'm still haunted and so starved Separated from my sins I'm too tired to forgive Say it's everything I've lost and I'll believe each word Spare the silence we defend and criticize Now too many names unlock the serpentine escape Like the bombs we project in severed lines Break my faith in the will Blood torn from innocence we kill Every single time we hear a siren on the air Now as hopelessness surrounds me I stand torn just like a child of war The lie inside bitter and commanding We face the world with nothing but our breath The fires rage the static boils The broken words the shattered page A children's lie a starving soul From hand to mouth assume control I'm not the one to bear this pain And share the sin yet still refrain In token words and spoken lies We spit inside your pious eyes