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The Exit

This song is by Forgive Durden, features Brendon Urie and Dan Young and appears on the album Razia's Shadow (2008).

Adakias
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
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 The 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

Adakias
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 that you see
It's just my pedigree

Sangara
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

Adakias
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
You are so foolish
The Dark has been your home
If you elope, I'll hunt you down
Through suffering you'll atone

Adakias
Dear Pallis, you're my brother
You've loved 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 lights shine 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 identity was hidden
Within in a city that sat glistening

He was eager for this new life
He contemplated and hated
Why had he waited 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That had kept him withdrawn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
And she suffered from the same strife
And like Adakias, she spent most of her time
Dreaming of a different life

Anhura
Don't you ever feel like you've been destined
For something bigger than your skin?

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