What kind of man am I?
What kind of lover am I?
What kind of sinner am I? What kind of monster?
Can you love what is under my mask?
Do I devour love? – Do I take what I want without recourse?
Do I create my own future without consideration of another’s?
Do I hold my expectations of reality as gospel? Are my opinions truth? Are my self-seeking intentions law?
Will I allow myself to be eclipsed by my ego? Will I lock my heart behind a cast iron fence that I have set around my own understandings?
I walked away from you and heard you whisper, “You’re a good man.”
Did I fool you?
Or is it true?
I’ve come to recognize my darker reflection.
Will I allow myself to be loved anyway?
Would I make the sacrifice of my own ego’s comfort to preserve another’s heart?
Am I Cain or am I, Abel?
An image comes into my mind when I hear this track:
Of the wolf that flings himself off the cliff, lest he devours all he loves. But in the fall he has proven his lover’s whispers to be correct; though she cries after him not understanding that in disappearing he has saved her from himself.
Only around the acknowledgment of one’s flaws can character be developed. Only by killing that which you are not can you become what you are.
That’s what this song is about: making the choice.