From the album Strangely Familiar

Lyrics

his heart is beating like a jackhammer
watching movies in his books
he's been taken into the system
his friends are giving him second looks

He has hooked into the power
but the power can steal your soul
he's been taken into the system
the system has assumed control

he has walked into isolation
he’s cut off and locked down
he’s been taken into the system
its time to bring this baby down

it starts with the innocuous
the highs and then the lows
the nights are filled with ghosts
the days begin to glow

you start to make excuses
you disengage and hide
you fall into the rhythm
buy the ticket take the ride

the tears and rage take over
with calms among the storms
you’re just a tiny dancer
destined to violate the norm

There are moments when you're flying
And eons when you crash
The tears of endless sorrows
Dissolve in angers flash
The burning flame is pressure
Pushing out into your days
And peace recedes into the distance
Leaves you reeling and amazed

Now the clarity is blinding
Nobody's footsteps echo loud
I can smell my mother's perfume
I'm alone among the crowd

They are reaching out their hands
They are showing me a door
I've been taken into the system
It seems I've been this way before

I have hooked into the power
but the power can steal your soul
I’ve been taken into the system
the system has assumed control