Tracks

01. The Truth Of a Liar
02. Up Against The Ropes
03. Back Burner
04. The Blinding Light
05. Composure
06. Vital Signs
07. The Eleventh Hour
08. The Balance
09. Black Sheep
10. An American Dream
11. Redemption



01. The Truth Of a Liar

Allow what''s done to preach new insight to your life
Hindsight is perfect vision
The past is easiest to see

Clear a path
Stand aside
We're carrying the torch now

Clear a path
Stand aside
There's no stopping us

Clear a path
Stand aside
We're carrying the torch now

Clear a path
Stand aside
There's no stopping us

You might think you're everything to everyone

Go ahead
Partake in it
Justify it
Become engulfed in it
It will eat you alive

This is not a one way road
You're headed for the dead end
This is not a one way road
You're headed for the dead end

You might think you're everything to everyone
Well pardon me if I intrude
You might think you're everything to everyone
You're not a perfect man in a perfect world

Look at where your ignorance has brought you
All this will be buried, like the fall of Rome
Look at where your ignorance has brought you
You will come crashing down

The truth hurts
The truth hurts
The truth hurts
But denial's what will kill you.

All that you loved
All that you treasure
Will pass with time,
Will pass with time

Blinded by the inability to see
Beyond flesh and blood
Blinded by the inability to see
Beyond flesh and blood

Shifting blame with a log in your eye
Insisting that a string tied to your limbs
Is what's to blame, is what's to blame
Suck it up and bite the bullet


02. Up Against The Ropes

Pushed up against the ropes
You wouldn't last another round
I never wished for you to suffer like this
You would not listen

Pushed up against the ropes
You wouldn't last another round
I never wished for you to suffer like this
You would not listen

We will survive
The strong, the fortunate
The never ending
We will survive
Through thick and thin

We will survive
The strong, the fortunate
The never ending
We will survive
Through thick and thin

Looking in the mirror
Seeing a trouble reflection
Reflection, reflection

This is our darkest hour
This is our darkest hour
Darkest hour

Remember what you said
When we waved our goodbyes
Remember what you said
When we waved our goodbyes

We're all dead in the end
So live life while you can
So live life while you can

You've abandoned all of us
You've abandoned me
You've abandoned all of us
You've abandoned me
You've abandoned all of us

We've forgiven you
So forgive yourself

We've forgiven you
So forgive yourself
We've forgiven you
So forgive yourself

We will survive
The strong, the fortunate
The never ending
We will survive
Through thick and thin

Pushed up against the ropes
You wouldn't last another round
I never wished for you to suffer like this
You would not listen

I have little sympathy
For this divorce story
Stand in front of the jury
With no happy ending
With no happy ending

With no happy ending
With no happy ending
With no happy ending


03. Back Burner

Convictions to the back burner
Convictions to the back burner

Remembering what's really important
Isn't so important after all

Gather all your possessions
Smile on because you've got it all
Gather all your possessions
Smile on because you've got it all

Smile on because you've got it all
Smile on because you've got it all

Still that empty feeling won't go away
Still that empty feeling won't go away

Your puzzle's missing one very essential piece
And I know you'll keep looking in all the wrong places
Until it's too late, until it's too late

Slip on the ice again
When did you become so cold?
Living for the here and now
Never made so much sense
Slip on the ice again
When did you become so cold?

You think you've got all the time in the world
But this could all be ending now

How far down will you go
Before it's too late?
Slipping on the ice again
You've become so cold

Lucky for you
Rock bottom is in sight
Lucky for you
Rock bottom is in sight

Your wake up call is set for now
And the trail you have followed
Has come all the way to the end

I just hope you survive the crash


04. The Blinding Light

The fear is what shelters them
It's what shades their eyes
And muffles their ears
The fear is what shelters them
It's what shades their eyes
And muffles their ears

Keep them inside
Lock them up
In a closet
Known as home

In here no one can find them
In here no one can fill them with filth
In here no one can find them
In here no one can fill them with filth

They were born with the silverware
Clenched in their teeth, in their teeth
They were born with the silverware
Clenched in their teeth, in their teeth
They were born with the silverware
Clenched in their teeth, in their teeth

And so help us
They will die with it too
And so help us
They will die with it too
They will die with it too
None of them will make
Anything of themselves

They don't need their own lives
The ones we have planned will work just fine
They don't need their own lives
The ones we have planned will work just fine

The world is a terrifying place
Without us they will never make it

They will never reach their potential
They will never ever surpass us

Without our watchful eye
They might just leave us behind
Without our watchful eye
They might just leave us behind


05. Composure

Shake it off, pick yourself up, they say
Your life fell apart in your hands
And you've got the scars to prove it
It's not the first time
And they're getting deeper

Pull it together
Button up your shirt
Roll down those sleeves
Don't let them see how you've coped

It's not the first time
And they're getting deeper

More and more
Your demeanor looks like quicksand
More and more
Your demeanor looks like quicksand

It seems like you're giving up
Giving up on everything you worked for
It seems like you're giving up
Giving up on everything you worked for

It's pulling you under
It's gripping around your throat
It's pulling you under
It's gripping around your throat

It seems like you're giving up on everything
It seems like you're giving up on everything
It's pulling you under
It's pulling you under

Life can be overwhelming
But don't turn your back
On the strongest crutch
You've ever had, you've ever had

They have always been there
To brace your fall

Wave goodbye to the past
You've got your whole life to lead
Wave goodbye to the past
You've got your whole life to lead

Wave goodbye to the past
You've got your whole life to lead
Wave goodbye to the past
You've got your whole life to lead

You've got your whole life to lead
You've got your whole life to lead

It's time to gain some ground


06. Vital Signs

This building is barely standing
On its own foundation
On its own foundation

I've collapsed its lungs
Calloused its heart
And sucked the life out of this
For all of Sunday to see
For all of Sunday to see

I've collapsed its lungs
Calloused its heart
And sucked the life out of this
For all of Sunday to see
For all of Sunday to see

I've taken the breath
Out of everything they believe
Everything they hold true
Everything they hold true

Preaching to the deaf and blind
No one sees my effort
Preaching to the deaf and blind
No one gets the point
No one sees my effort
No one gets the point

Welcome to my dying home
Welcome inside these crumbling walls

A meaningless handshake greets them
All with smiles of false hope

Welcome to my dying home
Welcome inside these crumbling walls

Do I even care as I watch a sea of people
Dwindling into an audience of skin and bones
An audience who doesn't have the strength
To walk out on a man who has tarnished their faith?

Out of everything they believe
They believe
I've taken the breath
Out of everything they stand for

Preaching to the deaf and blind
No one sees my effort
Preaching to the deaf and blind
No one gets the point


07. The Eleventh Hour

We?ve heard the sound
That ears bleed to hear
The sound of a place
The entire universe awaits

A passion so powerful
That walls crumble to their foundations

Here the strongest fall to their knees
The lost find their way back home
Here the strongest fall to their knees
The lost find their way back home

But the masses buy
What will make them rich
Feasting on lies
Chasing their tails
Truth be told
They?ll get what they were promised

Crawling away, burning with regret
To the deepest, darkest depths
Crawling away, burning with regret
To the deepest, darkest depths of Hell

We got news for you

We got news for you
The day is soon coming
When turning your back
Won?t be an option

We got news for you
The day is soon coming
When turning your back
Won?t be an option

Keep telling yourself what
You really don?t believe
You can compromise
What you know to be true
And you can turn off all of your senses
But in the end you?ll see
Nothing stands between a man and his maker

Nothing stands between a man and his maker
Nothing stands between a man and his maker

No matter what it?s your decision
No matter what it?s your decision
This isn?t something you could do alone

No matter what it?s your decision
Give up, give in no matter what
It?s your decision
Give up, give in no matter what
It?s your decision

Give up, give in no matter what
It?s your decision
Give up, give in no matter what
It?s your decision


08. The Balance

All these ideas keep swimming
Running through your...
All these ideas keep swimming
Running through your...
All these ideas keep swimming
Running through your head

Quick, we'll drown them with this fix
The dose to stop your shaking
The one to silence your voice
The dose to stop your shaking
The one to silence your voice

Just take it and you'll be fine
Calm, relaxed, obedient
Just the way we want you

Just the way we want you
Just the way we want you
Just the way we want you

Your thoughts are ours to manipulate
Your actions are ours to control
Your opinions are a thing of the past

Opinions are a thing of the past
So tilt your head back and swallow this
Opinions are a thing of the past
So tilt your head back and swallow this

You've become a real team player
A real class act
No one cares about your identity

Open wide, here it comes
This prescription makes you perfect
Open wide, here it comes
This prescription makes you perfect


09. Black Sheep

Fallen captive
You've fallen captive to what you thought
Would save you
What you thought would clean your slate
You're in the thick of it now
In the thick of it now
And you have swallowed the hook

What's done is done
We'll continue on with or without you

Pain must exist
In order for healing to survive
In order for healing to survive

Neither one will ever serve their purpose alone
(Survive)
Neither one will ever serve their purpose alone

You've fallen in love with a dream you've never had
You've fallen in love with a surreal way of living

Too late to wake
Farewell and good luck to you
See you at the end
Too late to wake
Too late to waste
Too late to waste

I guess this is farewall
And good luck to you
I'm throwing in the towel
This is my goodbye

Don't worry
We saw through your trickery
And were coming out alive
See you at the end

What was once your life is now lifeless
What was once your life is now your jail cell
What was once your life is now lifeless
What was once your life is now your jail cell


10. An American Dream

Suffocation
Suffocate with no room to breath

Forgive us for, now is too late
This is not an American dream

This is no longer an American dream
This is no longer an American dream

We are trying to breath
We are trying to breath underwater
Trying to breath underwater

The few, the proud
No longer sing their song

One nation under God
It's us against the world
One nation under God
It's us against the world

It's us against the world
Us against the world
It's us against the world
Us against the world

We've cut the tongue from society
Forcing consumption, never hearing no

We've brainwashed our children
To believe this is destiny
Spoiled rotten
Still counting their 1, 2, 3's

We've brainwashed our children
To believe this is destiny
Spoiled rotten
Still counting their 1, 2, 3's

Forgive us for, now is too late
Forgive us for, fueling the flame

This is not an American dream any longer
As we've become spoiled, rotten
Counting our 1, 2...

Disease infesting our young
Beauty has become the beast
Beauty has become the beast

Beauty has become the beast
Beauty has become the beast


11. Redemption

I trust in you
For life to live
And air to breath
Purity fills my lungs

I trust in you
For life to live
And air to breath
Purity fills my lungs

I no longer live in solitude
No longer bound
My heart beats with great devotion
This is the start to a new beginning

I no longer live in solitude
No longer bound
My heart beats with great devotion
This is the start to a new beginning

On my knees praying for mercy
Hands raised high
Humble and broken

Wanting your grace
Wanting your security

Memories of laying facedown
Motionless, with such a hollow feeling inside
Soon I would end this life I was living

I am just a man
With a heart and sinful hands
I am a fallen victim

I am just a man
With a heart and sinful hands
I am a fallen victim

I am just a man
With a heart and sinful hands
I am a fallen victim

I am just a man
With a heart and sinful hands
I am a fallen victim

Lord, show me the way
Let my words be your words
Let my thoughts be your thoughts
Let my words be your words
Lord, show me the way

I ask of you Father
To you, I give my praise
To you, I give my praise
To you, I give my praise

Show me the way
Take me in your arms
Never let me go

Lord, show me the way
As I give myself to you
Never let me go
Hold me with your everlasting love