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Too often our pursuit of the spectacular causes us to miss the profound. Similarly, the cost of “having it all” is frequently everything that truly matters.

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There must be 50 shades of gray

Maybe even more

But they’re nothing more than shadows

And a place to lose our way

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No one ever sets out to be a hypocrite, or a liar, or a cheat

Yet, every day we find a way

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It’s not the things we call “evil” that so entangle us

It’s the things that we’ve justified as being “good”

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It’s the pursuit of “having it all”, that so often costs us the things that matter most

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There must be 50 shades of gray

Maybe even more

But they’re nothing more than shadows

And a place where we can hide

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No one ever sets out to be an addict, or a prostitute, or a thief

Yet, every day we find a way

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It’s not as much a question of our history

As it is the conclusions that we’ve drawn from it

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It’s ultimately self-deception that paves the road to self-destruction

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There must be 50 shades of gray

Maybe even more

But they’re nothing more than shadows

And a place for us to perish

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No one ever sets out to be a pedophile, or a rapist, or a murderer

Yet, every day we find a way

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Many of us choose to explore our dark side

But none of us ever finds the bottom of it

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The poison gets harder to detect when you take it one drop at a time

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There must be 50 shades of gray

Maybe even more

But they’re nothing more than shadows

And only the light can set us free

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