One of two sister songs to "Oxygen", "Exhale" bears the surname 'Patefaction', a Latin word which today would be manifested in our words 'Revelation' or 'Discovery.'
Life rages on outside the walls of my mind.
I refuse my fears, break my silence.
They'll hear as I call to the skies,
"This Earth-life yields lies!"
So I cling to my will and no more lie still.
I try to swallow all the lies I'm sold,
Forcing consequence below,
But guilt is close in tow.
Can I procure full understanding through
Dreams of truths I never knew
to know what I must do?
Endlessly repeating, it all turns to grey,
Showing me another way.
I know my debt is paid.
You wanna be part of this?
Come forward and kneel,
But don't try to justify the life within the blood you've spilled.
You wanna relinquish death?
You too can be saved,
But don't sit alone and wallow around
In the debt that's already been paid.
Your debt IS paid!
Your eyes, they never left mine,
And my being remained whole amongst the tide,
And I remember now....
That's where I died.