Rise Against — The Black Market lyrics

A currency of heartache and sorrow
The air we breathe is stale with mould
To shadows we are slaves digging deeper every day
But emptiness is growing so old

Headlamps light the tunnels we wander
They shimmer and they dance on the walls
We're lost inside these caves
As the chances of escape
Grow slimmer until there's no chance at all

This ink it travels from the page up my hands into my veins,
Choking on the stories I've told
Are there words still left to say?
I just want to let you know

I'm falling to my knees right now
I'm covered in the mess I made
These colours used to wash right out
But now they are part of me
I've been searching for a remedy
But all along its been in front of me
I need you here
I need you now, right now

We traffic in the blackest of markets
Trade misery like diamonds and gold,
The angst that we exchanged
For applause or petty praise,
Is finally now taking its toll

But there's a world above the ground
A live that we can lead
We're washing out the dirt from our clothes
I don't want to live without
I just want to let you know

I'm falling on my knees right now
I'm covered in the mess I made
These colours used to wash right out
But now they are a part of me
I've been searching for a remedy
When all along its been in front of me
I need you here
I need you now, right now
Right now

(Black stains) They mark me like a mirror
(Don't fade) Cracking under the pressure
(Black stains) Nothing stays gold

There's a world above the ground.
A life that we can lead
But we're lost
Deep down in these holes
I have seen the way out
Now I just want to let you know,

I'm falling in my knees right now
I'm covered in the mess I made
These colours used to wash right out
But now they are a part of me
I've been searching for the remedy
But all along its been in front of me
Your voice it washed the stains away
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