For the most part, H8_Seed handled the songwriting and lyrics, and I produced the track. He wrote the lyrics as sort of a spiritual successor to Rainbow Factory; as the story goes, a worker has an epiphany and tries to redeem himself in the eyes of the normal world.
Lyrics: [H8 Seed] What cause have I to feel glad? I've built my life on judgement and causing pain I don't know those eyes I see in the bloodstained chrome Now everything that I've had And everything I've known have been thrown away; And with time, I've come to find this isn't my home
I've stoked the fire Seen more pain than you can know The tears of the broken have washed away my soul Pushed by desire To change the way my stream will flow Now I've awoken, and I'm taking back control
[WoodenToaster] I try my best to block out the screams But they're haunting me in my dreams [H8 Seed] Please, break my shackles, I want it to stop
I man these wretched machines Day in, day out, the grinding wears on my brain Undermining my sanity, making me question my reality But life is not as it seems Should I take a chance for freedom and throw it all down the drain? I've been imprisoned, please burn my transgressions away
I'm sick of hurting, Sick of thinking it's all I do I break those around me, those spared are very few But the bright sun is burning And my sky shines, ever blue Friendships surround me; I'm becoming a part of you