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The Transfer Student

from Volume I: Until Tomorrow by Adam Angel

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Japanese translation: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Adam-Angel-2/The-Transfer-Student/translation/japanese

The first time that I had to live through this day
I had greeted you all with a smile
Then the 23rd time I repeated today
I started to become somewhat tired

By the thousand and fiftieth time I had grown so damn
Sick of repeating my name
At time thirteen thousand, with others still clueless,
I see just one way to escape

Cause someone is causing this
And they're hiding in plain sight
We're all being held hostage
But I haven't found the reason why

Thirteen thousand attempts at
Pushing boulders to watch them fall
Thirteen thousand more reasons
To let go of who I once was

'Cause over and over and over I've seen
All permutations of the same damn thing
For things to be different I'll have to change the score
This time I'm declaring war

I spend every day as an outsider,
Stifling strategies that I create
And when I make progress towards finding the culprit,
The next day it all gets erased

I've made countless fruitless attempts to find somebody else who can
Remember me after the day's reset
But even at ten thousand times, conviction burns within my eyes
To me, the battle's only begun



The first time I did this I thought I could bear it
Not knowing the burden of solitude's own weight
How long have I spent in full isolation
Surrounded by those who don't even know my name?

So many times that I asked for someone
To justify the reason that I'm here
So many times that I wished I was strong
That I had to become somebody else who was


Over and over and over I've seen
All permutations of the same damn thing
A lifetime devoted, not finding a thing
But I press on

Over and over and over I've seen
All permutations of the same damn thing
For things to be different I'll have to change the score
This time I'm declaring war

I'm declaring war


[8946th time]
"Upon hearing my words, her eyes grow sad and she ponders for a while
With a troubled look on her face, she tells me:
'Please wait until tomorrow.'"

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from Volume I: Until Tomorrow, released August 28, 2021

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A progressive rock musician with a symphonic, piano-heavy lean.

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