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I remember last year like it was yesterday
We were so happy then, we had so much to say
Now we talk only when you need something
You just don't know what good love might bring

You've been messing with my mind
You've been wasting all my time
You've been cruel to me so long
What did I do? Where did I go wrong?

I thought that I had someone
Who would help to ease my pain
Who turned out to be someone
With whom I'd make the same mistake

And though it hurts to say goodbye
Don't be afraid to question why
There's no one here who'll never say they didn't try
But we must learn to mend our ways
And build our dreams for better days
To live a lie is not The Choice we're reachin' for

Love is such a strange thing
You know it's somethin' you can't buy
But that don't mean that it's free
You pay with pain and someday
They say you'll be repaid with joy
A joy that some may never see

You've been messing with my mind
You've been wasting all my time
You've been cruel to me so long
What did I do? Where did I go wrong?

I thought that I had someone
Who would help to ease my pain
Who turned out to be someone
With whom I'd make the same mistake

I know it hurts to say goodbye
For you can't dry these tear filled eyes
There's no one here who'll never say they didn't try
But we must learn to mend our ways
And build our dreams for better days
To live a lie is not The Choice we're reachin' for

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from Iconoclast, track released February 1, 2011
Recorded at The 3rd Ear, Berea Ohio and RBS Recording, Brook Park, Ohio.

Mixed and Mastered by Kurt Tischer and Rich Spina

Kurt Tischer: Vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar

Dave Clark: Drums

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Temple 8 Cleveland, Ohio

Inspired by rock greats like Rush, Triumph, Dream Theater, Spock's Beard, Marillion and Pink Floyd, Temple 8 is philosophically inquisitive and politically irreverent, hitting a home run by using poetic and politically charged lyrics to illustrate the stark state of world affairs, driving toward spiritual awakening, all laid out and wrapped around a superb, epic musical platform. ... more

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