Previously released as a single, "Oxygen" has been re-mixed and remastered to provide a fuller sound and a better frame for our fantastic guest soloist.
To you, it's just another day in the routine.
Go on and make it what you need it to be.
You're gnawing off the ends of my heart-strings,
How I put up with this confuses me.
To me, this is the last of all the straws you could pull.
I hope you understand this is a revolt!
No more confinement; no more reign over me!
It's about time for me to break free.
I was never in this for your approval.
There was no part of me fed by your system of abuse.
Your propensity to create violence...
it was only ever spared by the lushness of your youth.
Today marks the beginning of my freedom.
I've ascended and I'm breaking my chains.
You can't say or define my worth.
I guess your opinion lost a bit of weight!
There's a better story out there waiting to be written.
It starts with this first page.
It's one with no conceivable ending;
forged in forgiveness but fueled by inconsolable rage.
Though I know these walls are sick and blackened,
still with some hope they just barely gleam; forward do they lean.
And this is the first breath I've ever taken!
It's the first time e'er my eyes can see who I'm supposed to be!
Kneeling there, I received a revealing stare
shining through the sun.
He told me that: "There is so much more,
What on Earth are you waiting for?
Leave this all behind my son and run. Run!"
I'm learning how to breathe again;
inhaling this Oxygen.
I hope this moment never ends;
exhaling my regrets and my sin.
I'm looking onward.
Now I wake from this dream I've been in.
The nightmare has come to an end.
It's finally over!