Tracks

01. Empire
02. Internal Cannon
03. Divisions
04. Cutting The Ties
05. Pangaea
06. Carpe Diem
07. 40 Nights
08. Salt & Light
09. Poor Millionaire
10. 1/16/2011
11. Boys Of Fall
12. Leveler



01. Empire

Skyscrapers, Earthmovers, Ground Breakers
Our buildings rival the Heavens
Our bridges span the seas
Ingenuity is so cunning
Innovation is not ours
Creativity is a luxury
We build with our hands what we have in our hearts
Fight the Avalanche
You'll be buried everytime
We run and run and run
Keep falling behind
Fight the Avalanche
You'll be buried everytime
We run and run and run
Always last in line

Before lines were lines
Before time was time
The author wrote a story in the sky - and earth below
Little do we know
We have only what we're given
Light up the sky
Light up the sky
We're going where no man..
Little do we know
We have only what we're given
Light up the sky
We're going where no man's forgotten
All you are is all we want
It burns inside us all
We're finding heart in giving soul

We're walking home into thin air

We are justice fighters with faces of fire
Many walk away, but we stand firm
We are justice fighters with faces of fire
Our decisions affect our descendants
We are justice fighters with faces of fire

Skyscrapers, Earthmovers, Ground Breakers
Our footsteps, bringing purpose, changing history
Skyscrapers, Earthmovers, Ground Breakers
Our footsteps, bringing purpose, changing history


02. Internal Cannon

I've feared the deepest darkest secrets that live inside of me.
Defeat and tragedy, walking in shame, finding nowhere to hide.
I've thrown my bottles of guilt into the sea, hoping the waves carry them away
from me.

Oh....

My heart is beating. I'll never stop fighting. I'll keep breathing...
My heart is beating. I'll never stop fighting. I'll keep breathing to stay
alive.

And here I go, off to make a change. I'm screaming... screaming revival.

All of my strength, all of my might, will go into this to take back my life.
All of my strength, all of my might, will go back into this to take back my
life...
...my life... my life... my life. I'm taking back my life... my life... my
life... my life... taking back my life.

Let's go....

This song is music to my ears... (this song is music...)
and is a new production on an old stage (...on an old stage).
I won't dwell in unhappiness (I will not dwell in...), grasping humility,
asking forgiveness.
Tomorrow is gone, I'll start living for today. I'll never stop the fighting and
I'll take it all away.
Tomorrow is gone, I'll start living for today. I'll never stop the fighting and
I'll take it away


03. Divisions

What have I done?
What have I done?
Above the grave of a stranger,
These words were never heard.

I put my feet in the shoes of another man.
You were wronged, let down and defeated.
Death cheated and played you like a fool.

I should have built a tower to hold you high.
Should have built a tower to hold you high.
(I died, I died)
I died inside when I, when I,
When I cut you down.
Death has come to destroy.
Defeat shows its face.

I failed you. I threw you away.
I cut you down. I cut.
I failed you. I threw you away.
I failed you. I threw you away.
I failed you. I threw you away.
I failed you.

Sometimes I need to hit a little harder.
Sometimes I need to speak a little quieter.
I made you carry the casket of an innocent man
When it should have been me.
It should have been me.

Oh God, I'm speaking to you.
You said we are redeemed.
Oh God, I'm speaking to you.
You said we are set free. You said.

We are the weak. The pain is
The Devourer. The Devourer.
We are the weak. The pain is
The Devourer. Its devouring me.
I said we are the weak. The pain is
The Devourer. Its devouring me.

Forgive me.


04. Cutting The Ties

Silence is a frustrating answer when all you want is a sign.
Silence is a frustrating answer when all you wanted is a sign.

It's hard to be surrounded by the ones that you love when they keep passing you by.
(passing you by)

Beneath the tough facade I know that we are getting through.
None of us are ready to just remember you.

Whenever you are lost, I know that we can find you standing outside screaming at the sky.

Don't let the tears of agony consume your heart.
Let it beat on in hopes and dreams of a new start.

No one knows the weight on your shoulders.
No one knows the burdens you bare. These thoughts won't stop.

I'd be so easy to take the easy way out. I'd be so easy to take the easy way out.

Compassion is a beautiful thing, so show some for yourself.
Rock solid from the outside looking in.
Rock solid from the outside looking in. Inside you're praying for help.
Rock solid from the outside looking in. You're praying for help.

It's hard to be surrounded by the ones that you love when they keep passing you by.
(passing you by)

Beneath the tough facade I know that we are getting through.
Life is a gift. Remember this. Remember this.

Break free. Break free. Break free.

I know silence is a hard answer when all you want is a sign.
Patience is a virtue. (a virtue) You will be revived.


05. Pangaea

Closed off, we wake from the dusk... (the dusk)
only to step out into open air, just to see the same clouds opening. (Yahh)
Into open air... only to step out...

If this is a place people dream of, (people dream of)
insomnia is the only cure - the only antidote.
You've been deceived into thinking this is the perfect life.
It's an illusion to your perception. You've been deceived.

I wish time was still ancient so I could bridge the gap (bridge the gap)
between here, between there, between you and I. (between you and I)
Frustration is setting in. I am seeing red. (I'm seeing red)
This blessing is a curse. I am seeing red. (I am seeing red)

Counting all the things that I took for granted. Counting down the days.
Watching the clock as it just stands still... to just sail away, sail away, sail away.
Waiting for the morning that takes me home, that takes me home, to take me home.

This bittersweet dream that I dreamt. Oh Pangaea.

All of this is worth every penny - every cent.
I would give back everything just to be back... back home.

This is a bittersweet dream I've dreamt. Oh Pangaea, where have you gone?
I'm at all four corners of this world. Oh Pangaea, what have you done?
This is a bittersweet dream I've dreamt. Oh Pangaea, where have you gone?
I'm at all four corners of this world. Pangaea, what have you done?


06. Carpe Diem

I've thrown away all of my outside distractions.
I'm diving headfirst to chase a dream that I won't let go.

It's worthless - a waste of time. This goal is out of reach. You better fall back in line.

This is what I need. You are what I need.
I need motivation to prove you wrong, and I will prove you wrong.

What makes you think that you are different?
How can you chase these dreams? They've become a chore.

I know I'm close. I'm almost there.
Just a little more, and I will prevail through what you call "ignorance". I will prevail.

Now I've chased this dream to do what I love, and I wouldn't trade it for a thing.
Now I've chased this dream and I made it out alive. I wouldn't trade it for a thing.
I threw away what naysayers say, and started on a race that I had to win for myself.

And you proved me wrong, you proved me wrong.

All I've learned is teaching me more. All I know is driving me on.

All I've learned is teaching me more. All I know is driving me on.


07. 40 Nights

You're living for today, but your future is looking bleak. One day it'll all come crashing down.
Nothing lasts forever. You've only planned for the here and now.
I said: Nothing lasts forever. Live fast, die young.

Live fast and die young. It's what's ahead, but just remember:
slow and steady wins the race, so pick your head up and keep your mouth shut.

You are the captor of originality. You are the thief of authenticity.
Respect is something that you'll never see. Everything you write all sounds the same.
You're forsaken. Forsaken on this mountain. The bridges have turned to ash.

This is your final hour. This is your great fall.
You won't make it out alive, so say your dearest goodbyes.

You are Goliath standing firm in your light. We are David and you're in our sights.
You are Goliath standing firm in your light. We are David and you're in our sights.
Your dreams have come true. Have you forgotten the reason why?

Life, death, dreams, wealth - nothing lasts forever.
Greed, envy, gluttony will amount to nothing. Nothing lasts forever.

The earth is about to quake. The earth is about to quake. The earth is about to quake.
Brace for impact. Run for the hills. Brace for impact. It's a long way home.
Brace for impact. Run for the hills. You'll surely end here.

Goliath, we're screaming your name. Goliath, we're coming for you.


08. Salt & Light

Show our eyes true color. We want to hear the trumpet roar...
We want to hear the trumpet roar... with words that trample the pagan's cavalry.
Pummel the darkness with the light.

Hand in hand, side by side, we will march with full force.
With your words from our throats we will march with full force.

Words that will shake the earth and boil the seas,
trample the bones of the living dead as they roam the streets alone.
We go marching on. Let the trumpets roar. (Go...)

I'm the harbinger, not the author of these timeless words.
Led by the Comforter I sing to you.
And if my throat were to be cut from ear to ear, I hope that these words
would carry on in these songs that I pray you sing one day.
We sing for you. We sing for you. We sing for you. We sing for you.
We sing for you. We sing for you. We sing for you. We sing for you.


09. Poor Millionaire

You stand up pridefully in front of thousands, screaming words of justice and truth.

You wear a mask of this city's hero. You are the pretender.
You fake, you fake, but fortunate. You wear a mask of this city's hero.
You fake, you fake, but fortunate. You are the pretender.

Your weak speech lines your gums with gold teeth, yet you don't believe in a word that you say.
You're speaking shackles to life. Self-rightheousness is your demise.

You coward. Draw a line in the sand. You bastard. Look at what you have become.
Your breath it reeks of perversion.
Your tongue is just like a whore, full of vulgarity, full of the disease.

Where is the life in the life you live? You are the poor millionaire.
Where is the life in the life you live? A lifeless empire, a lifeless heir.

Your crown is like a lion's mouth devouring you from the inside out.
Turn away before there's nothing left. It's life or death.

Tyrant. Ring the bells of repentance, awakening from your deathbed.
Tyrant. Ring the bells of repentance, awaken from your deathbed. Oh tyrant. Oh tyrant.

You stand up pridefully in front of thousands, screaming words of justice and truth.
You wear a mask of this city's hero. You are the pretender.

Coward. Coward. Where is the life in the life you live?
Where is the life in the life you live? ...life you live?


10. 1/16/2011

[Instrumental]


11. Boys Of Fall

Reborn...

Where do we go to escape the end of the world?
Did we, the dogs, open fire that you would cast this rainstorm over above our heads?
This crushing loss that brings us to our knees.

Is there a way to live again when there's nowhere to run?
Is there a way to live again when there's no way to go on?
Is there a way to live again when there's nowhere to run?
Is there a way to live again through this dark tragedy?

He is God. We are just men. Who are we to question?
He is God. We are just men. Who are we to question?
He is God. He is God.

We're figures in a forest full of haunting trees,
brushing shoulders with death to make sure we're alive.
With the whole world ahead, and our hearts left behind.

Every word burns, branding broken souls.
Pushing to move on. Soon we will be home.

When you've lost your way, when you have no words,
we are your strength, when you don't have anymore. (Oh...)
We are your strength. We are your strength.

Oh Sunday mourning, all we had we lost. All we gained is chaos.
Where we belong is with You. All we have is You. Where we belong is with You.
All we have is You. Where we belong is with You. Please rescue us.

A star can't be seen unless all the sky decides to be dark. (decides to be dark)
Every drop of a waterfall rushes on towards the end.

This melody will move us. This song will lead us on. Reverence is revival. This town is reborn.
This melody will move us. This song will lead us on. Reverence is revival. This town is reborn.


12. Leveler

You have become a malicious liar that breaths for attention,
playing charades, wearing the head of a lamb. My days consumed by nights of you.
Howling at the moon as if you were wounded, but no,
you're the one showing teeth, ready to feast on newborn beginnings as you cry wolf.
Howling at the moon, but no, you're showing teeth.
We know. You're ready to feast on newborn beginnings as you cry wolf.

8,064 hours of conspiracies. 200 months which brings me 17 years of lies and betrayal.
The truth. Never seen. Never told. Never known.
You'll never tell the truth. Never seen. Never heard. You'll never tell the truth.
All I want is the truth, the truth, the truth, the truth. (Oh...)

Queen of hearts. Queen of hearts.
But you are the deceiver with a lying tongue and matching lips.
My heart thirsts for vengeance, but my Father has taught me forgiveness.
If I had not decided to follow Him, I'd devour you like a lion, leaving your bones out to dry.
I'd put you through the same hell you put me through, pouring out conspiracies and lies, (and lies)
but this world will remember me for all that I've done and all that I'll be.

The victim in me is dead. I am reborn. The victim in me is dead. I am reborn.
So even though you call me self-righteous and call my beloved treacherous, there is one thing to take away:

Leveler, make level the road for the righteous.
Leveler, make level the road for the righteous.

I forgive you, queen of hearts, for through me, He will show you true love.
Love.
I forgive you, queen of hearts, for through me, He will show you true love.
Love. Love.
I forgive you, queen of hearts, for through me, He will show you true love.
Love. Love....