Life’s Addiction

The Life’s Addiction album is pure hard rock.  The album features aggressive guitars and vocals while still maintaining Alex’s signature spiritual lyrics.

Life’s Addiction

Rise & Fall

What About Me

Duality

LYRICS

LIFE’S ADDICTION

Get in line to receive your assignment the time has come to try once again
Seems so clear at the time it is given fall into all that has been

Pre Chorus:
Return, to resolve, many errors, of my own admission
Imbued, with a sense, of pride, to accept this mission

Chorus:
Get on the ride that fuels life’s addiction
religion and history meet science fiction
Beauty, drugs and sex just part of the system
In need of a detox to end life’s addiction

Crying out it’s the first thing to do vague memory, of why I am here
Then it’s gone, I am fully entangled lost into, all that is near

Pre Chorus:

Chorus:

Bridge:
OCD to over working, sports and games and all that’s fleeting
Television, spending money, pain and illness can’t stop eating
Gambling, lying, mental thought; porn and sex some talk a lot
Make up, diets, surgery absorbed to make a body hot
Computers, movies, internet, all to take me from this being
Chewing, smoking, oral fixes; acting to feel good’s not freeing

Chorus:
Chorus 2:
Awake in the world to see life’s addiction – External obsession a human condition
New thought and old ways become open to wisdom – Showing the means to end life’s addiction
Chorus 3:
Loss to the senses produces the addiction – Simply appears a limited abstraction
Finding a method to broaden the spectrum – Need something stronger to end life’s addiction

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RISE AND FALL

Violence alive in the world and our lives
Divided by hate watch it growing in size
Weapons are made with one purpose in mind
Thinking so small defy natures design

No need to compel and no need to insist
Unable to question Man’s equal right to exist
Not an excuse to behave inhumane
The animal instinct still a part of our brain

Chorus:
Rise and fall – System befall
Power verse Force – Day after day, running its course
Rise and fall – Civil enthrall
False versus truth – Knowledge withheld, corrupting the youth

Violence returns to the streets and our homes
It’s never been gone and it’s been lasting this long
So when will it stop to never make an offense
Living in peace is the most common sense

Through any destruction we know life will persist
Results ignored still find those who resist
However they rule empires all end the same
Control is a fire all get burned by the flame

Chorus:

Need – Want – Greed, creating the force sustaining ego
Fear – Hate – Pride, obscuring power we refuse to know

Chorus:

Life – Through – Death, released to rise from in which we came
Be – Here – Now, in spite of the past there’s time to reclaim
Divided we fall united we stand
Symbolic of life from the time it began
The cycle of death and re-birthing of man

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WHAT ABOUT ME

I’ve got something to share with all you wonderful people
There’s just so much to tell and wouldn’t you know it’s all about me
what about me who am I that you should care – care about me
what about me who are you that you could know – know about me

Started in life, to learn about mine enlarged by beauty reduced by the scope
Unclear of a purpose searched for a sign took all that I could just to keep hope

With in with out

Me, what about me – who am I – that you should care – care about
Me, what about me – is there inside – that needs for you – you to love me

Played many roles but still I perform master the act but forget the plot
Seems I must come to the end of myself to learn all about who I am not

Unsure – devout – with in – with out

Me, what about me – who am I – just a thought – thought about
Me, what about me – is so obsessed – all the time – it’s all about
Me, what about me – who am I – life goes on – life without
Me, begin to feel – in this life – is there more – more I can’t see

Walking around with the me in this head trusting the senses have left me mislead
Aware of much more behind the haze of ego the truth is the past is all I can know
Detached from results and determined to serve all get what they get cause its what they deserve
Cultivate wisdom and merciful fate purposeful action with intent to create

Me, what about me – who am I – that can feel – life within
Me, what about me – can understand – there’s no time – time without me
Me, what about me – who am I – a thought belief – life is in
Me, begin to feel – in this life, there is more, more than I see

Walking around without me in this head ego restrained the old me…
is dead

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Duality

There is a killer in front of me violent and ugly eyes that can’t see
There is a child in front of me crying out please leave me be
There is a god in front of me immortal beyond all degree
There is a person in front of me meaning is unclear he holds the key

Tearing me in two someone that you knew
Fighting this feeling for clarity
Inside of this world outside the circle
Living this life in Duality

There is a vision in front of me change of view makes my mind believe
There is a mirror in front of me in its reflection I am the refugee
There is an answer in front of me begin to realize just what I perceive
There is prison in front of me as I let go it sets me free

Turning me into something that you view
Creature of habit for sympathy
Standing in regress under the surface
Living this life in Duality

There is a killer in front of me violent and ugly eyes that can’t see
There is a child in front of me crying out please leave me be
There is a god in front of me immortal beyond all degree
There is a person in front of me meaning is unclear he holds the key

Tearing me in two someone that you knew
Fighting this feeling for clarity
Inside of this world outside the circle
Living this life in Duality
Turning me into something that you view
Creature of habit for sympathy
Standing in regress under the surface
Living this life in Duality

copyright Alex Von Z music