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  1. The Beaten Path

From the recording The More Things Change

Written as a play on the famous Robert Frost quote "Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference," Lyjak twisted his message in a way to suggest a conversely negative outcome.  Telling the story of love gone wrong with a companion he knew he probably shouldn't have pursued to begin with, but took a chance and paid the price whilst learning the hard way that things are not always as they seem.  Lyjak wrote the music to accompany his poem originally on an acoustic guitar while he was on the same vacation that the incident that inspired Take Your Best Shot took place on.


The Beaten PathI ventured off the beaten pathAnd for it I faced the devil's wrathBegging for mercy from a loveless heart of stoneIts jagged edges cutting easily down to the boneI've suffered through the countless throesAnd through this all I've come to knowThat not all angels shine with the glories of their realmAnd not all demons bare the ugly scars of HellOff the beaten pathPressing blood from stoneYet still I carry onLost and all aloneOff the beaten pathLearning by myselfA loss of precious timeTo earn a lesson's wealthI ventured off the beaten pathAnd for it I faced your endless wrathAs I observe a wretched queen upon her throneNever again to trust another soul but my own