Angel Rebellion

Angel Rebellion

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Life in Four By Six

Written By: Linda Bakshis

Spent eight hours inside four gray walls today
Traded in my soul for one day more of pay.
Expectation, desperation stab me like a knife
How did this become my life?

Waste five days a week to justify their greed
Sacrificing who I am and what I need
Another corporate whore who rented out her mind
When did I become so blind?

[Chorus]
I’m tired of living my life
In these four by six walls
These dimensions tell a lie
Those numbers mean nothing to me
They’re not my destiny
Life in four by six
Life in four by six.

Four plus six is ten, since the photograph that day
Clear blood from my eyes, do you remember it that way?
Swear on faithless words to propagate a lie.
Celebrate the day I die.

Painting smiles for pictures, try to play the part
Masking over all the malice in my heart
You restrict my life within a wooden frame.
Keep me prisoner in your game.

[Chorus]
I’m tired of living my life
In these four by six walls
These dimensions tell a lie
Those numbers mean nothing to me
They’re not my destiny
Life in four by six
Life in four by six.

[Bridge 1]
I wish that I were stronger
So I could hold on longer
But it’s slipping through my fingers
Like water in my hands
The tempest and the rage
It darkens every page
My blood is not your ink
Don't tell me what to think]

[Chorus]
I’m tired of living my life
In these four by six walls
These dimensions tell a lie
Those numbers mean nothing to me
They’re not my destiny
Life in four by six
Life in four by six

[Bridge 2 - over chorus
Living my life in four by six
With too many lies you just can’t fix
I live no more in your expectation,
Won’t be trapped in your calculation.
I don’t care for money or possessions,
Those are only your obsessions.
I’m not a number, but a woman breathing,
Sum it up, divide - I’m leaving.
Baby, I'm leaving life
I'm leaving life in four by six
Ooh, baby, there's no more...]

No more life in four by six.

Life in Four By Six

Written By: Linda Bakshis

Spent eight hours inside four gray walls today
Traded in my soul for one day more of pay.
Expectation, desperation stab me like a knife
How did this become my life?

Waste five days a week to justify their greed
Sacrificing who I am and what I need
Another corporate whore who rented out her mind
When did I become so blind?

[Chorus]
I'm tired of living my life
In these four by six walls
These dimensions tell a lie
Those numbers mean nothing to me
They're not my destiny
Life in four by six
Life in four by six.

Four plus six is ten, since the photograph that day
Clear blood from my eyes, do you remember it that way?
Swear on faithless words to propagate a lie.
Celebrate the day I die.

Painting smiles for pictures, try to play the part
Masking over all the malice in my heart
You restrict my life within a wooden frame.
Keep me prisoner in your game.

[Chorus]
I'm tired of living my life
In these four by six walls
These dimensions tell a lie
Those numbers mean nothing to me
They're not my destiny
Life in four by six
Life in four by six.

[Bridge 1]
I wish that I were stronger
So I could hold on longer
But it's slipping through my fingers
Like water in my hands
The tempest and the rage
It darkens every page
My blood is not your ink
Don't tell me what to think

[Chorus]
I'm tired of living my life
In these four by six walls
These dimensions tell a lie
Those numbers mean nothing to me
They're not my destiny
Life in four by six
Life in four by six

[Bridge 2 - over chorus
Living my life in four by six
With too many lies you just can't fix
I live no more in your expectation,
Won't be trapped in your calculation.
I don't care for money or possessions,
Those are only your obsessions.
I'm not a number, but a woman breathing,
Sum it up, divide - I'm leaving.

No more life in four by six.


Small Accomplishments

Written By: Linda Bakshis

I used to take for granted
The fact that I could breathe
Ignorant of simple smiles
And the choice that I could leave
A fact that went unnoticed
For ten too many years
Caught within a silver ring
Entangled in my fears

[Chorus]
These small accomplishments
Mean the world to me
Each tiny undertaking
Is all the proof I need
That every little triumph
Will champion my cause
So save your patronizing
I don’t need your applause
Because I have
My small accomplishments

The spans that I grew weaker
Matched time that I grew strong
Opened up unwilling ears
To the anger in the song
Subjected to its chorus
‘Til I couldn’t stand the sound
Reached the height of tolerance
And at last I turned around

[Chorus]
These small accomplishments
Mean the world to me
Each tiny undertaking
Is all the proof I need
That every little triumph
Will champion my cause
So save your patronizing
I don’t need your applause
Because I have
My small accomplishments

A small sort of accomplishment
To you is no big deal
Like your constant, pin-prick digs at me
Leave no marks, but still I feel
That the way I moved these mountains
Is the way I’m moving on
I’ll turn my back and walk away
Until this bitterness is gone.

[Bridge]
And how it made you angry
You weren’t in control
I did it all without you
And you’ve lost your hold
Every thing I conquer
Increases your defeat
I stand on my own now
Cause I’ve got my own two feet

[Chorus]
These small accomplishments
Mean the world to me
Each tiny undertaking
Is all the proof I need
That every little triumph
Will champion my cause
So save your patronizing
I don’t need your applause
Because I have
My small accomplishments

Swallow

Written By: Linda Bakshis

There’s salvation in a bottle
Two pink pills that start at me like eyes.
There is sanity in a vial
A blessed drug to make me forget my lies.

A childproof cap that I can’t open
Warning: May cause drowsiness
Do not operate machinery
Do not think this will clean your mess

[Chorus]
And I swallow
I swallow
I swallow
Swallow it down

I hate taking medication,
But I like the altered state
A rush of numbness, feels like floating

Sweet release that comes too late.
A childproof cap that I can’t open
Warning: Don’t drink alcohol
Do not mix with medication
Do not try to think at all

[Chorus]
And I swallow
I swallow
I swallow
Swallow it down

[Bridge]
I take a glass and I drink it down
But when it wears off, will you be around
Just take these pills and everything will be alright
To weak to put up a fight.

I pry the cap off of the bottle
Pour out all the pills into my hands
Mixing my own toxic cocktail
Knowing they will never understand

A childproof cap that I have opened
Warning: Do not crush or chew
Don’t rely on medication
To erase the things I do

[Chorus]
And I swallow
I swallow
I swallow
Swallow it down