Lifespan (Crescent Shield)

For some it lasts for seconds For some a thousand years Time's a given, and time we take There lies a line of all our fears For some it's just a minute For others the same's a hundred days Some old survive, or young will die And all who live can not decide... How many days are given As a predetermined guarantee We think we'll live forever By the reward of our better deeds Man writes of his denial And many praise of what could be The animals are given The answer of true fate that we choose not so see End to an end is our own lifespan Our only one since time began Imprint of our mold thus soon destroyed Then is the fall of the hourglass sand Hold true to your thoughts and your memories burned In your mind remain till the call of your last day Truth is the song, the finite dance End to an end is our own lifespan I don't believe in heaven Or hell or afterlife From book to truth, is dust to dust And I will not reincarnate I'm terrified of dying I now know why the prey do run For once it takes for all to end The first time in my life I see... How few the days are given And knowing of just how they'll be Nothing lives forever The only thing that time will see I've lost my taught denial And live the days given to me My life is slowly ending The fact of fate in time I've now chosen to see End to an end is our own lifespan Our only one since time began Shattering glass and the pattern it holds No other life can repeat my soul Dead is the dead of the living mind Now random waves that escape all lifekind Truth is the song, the finite dance End to an end is our own lifespan See... all that life can be Let it be... all that you can see Come and see... all that is not seen Let it be... all that you have seen For when your own life dies In a flash memories in vain erase And wash away Beware the afterlife lie Never hear, never feel the cries and pain of those Still alive Who still mourn [Solo] What once I thought was evil Is now a means just to survive The drive that makes me human Is the love of life I live another day alive End to an end is our own lifespan Our only one since time began Fear the day when our blood runs cold The only last truth we all behold True paradise is the air we breathe The knowledge we teach, the pleasure we feed Truth is the song, the finite dance End to an end is our own lifespan Born into living life alive Dying to stay alive in life See... all that life can be Let it be... all that you can see Come and see... all that is not seen Let it be... all that you have seen End to an end is our only lifespan