AS IT HAPPENS

I’m taking arms up today,
I’m breaking silence, try this…
Speak your heart, sing it
Take no more.
 
I’m shaking the thoughts of yesterday,
You’re fighting time it’s mindless.
Ripped apart…
By it all.
 
I’ve been waiting in pieces
Now these halves have been made whole.
Choices take us all these places.
Live in the past no more.
 
Now beating the tones of mutiny.
Look back don’t leave me, see me…
Left outside, feel it!
More alive.
Now bleeding the soul inside of me,
Imbalanced as this has been.
Left to die,
One more time.
 
I’ve been waiting in pieces
Now these halves have been made whole.
Choices take us all these places.
Live in the past no more.
 
No more, no more, no more.
Come…right now.
Sit here, right down.
We took, a solemn vow.
Now make it right, right now.
Help us somehow.
 
I’ve been waiting in pieces
Now these halves have been made whole.
Choices take us all these places.
Live in the past no more.
 

KETAMINE

All I know is this moment now
So surprised how I figured this out
Head back to better places, stations
Take it back and then replace your doubt.
And every time that you repeat your day
You negate every beautiful way
Life gives you better options, opt in
Make it work and scream the words you say.
 
Forced into action
Against all these actors
Tempted by taking lives
I’ll take you to comfort and hold you tight
Each minute, just close your eyes.
 
Step up but you won’t get your fame
Foul actions always stick to your game
Bad news hits better folks so close and,
Cincinnati will forget your name
And everytime that you repeat your day
You negate every beautiful way
Life gives you better options, opt in
Make it work and scream the words you say…
 
Forced into action
Against all these actors
Tempted by taking lives
I’ll take you to comfort and hold you tight
Each minute, just close your eyes.
 
Last chance before the end of your days
These choices always end in dismay
Bleed you out before you proceed, know these
Are the very last breaths you’ll take
These thoughts inside your head must die
A dozen mothers always asking…Why?
So choke another tear back, hear that
No one will cry when you say goodbye.
 
Forced into action
Against all these actors
Tempted by taking lives
I’ll take you to comfort and hold you tight
Each minute, just close your eyes.


NUCLEAR SKIN

All the hate of what’s new
Vomit on a canvas
Policed emotions, failures
A state of empty solice
 
Pay off
Look at the shape of what we threw
Shades of
A tempered base of what we knew
Feel me
And everyday we fail to see
Feeling
A chasm of morality
 
Away, away
I’m caught in this wave again
With nuclear skin
Today, a waste
This landscape of melting grins
My eyes burn from seeing…oh.
 
All the shame upon you
Existence became half-assed
Indeed these motion pictures
The future for us has passed
 
Shades of
This look of shade behind a veil
Made of
A shadow of what could entail
Stealing
A world we say is not our to give
Leaving
A lesser time for us to live
 
Away, away
I’m caught in this wave again
With nuclear fins
Today, a waste
This landscape of melting grins
My eyes burn from seeing…oh.
 
Our time has come
Look high
As we reign down the red
Dead
Red
Skies bleed overhead
Red
Dead
As we bury our dead
As it reigns down…
 
Away, away
I’m caught in this wave again
With nuclear limbs
Today, a waste
This landscape of melting grins
My eyes burn from seeing…oh.
 
Red now dead
Can we lay this to bed my friend?
 
NO!


EPIPHANY

Awake from the sound
As my soul screams aloud
This life carries on as I drown in a sea of my doubt
And every day seems the same
Yet, I’m still learning this game
So alone in this show and I need you right here with me now
 
Forgotten
Your memory keeps dying
Along with
My will to keep trying
When suddenly breaks…
A voice through the silence, “ Rise, Subside”
Your emptiness
 
And you’re alive inside my mind this time
When I thought I’d been here on my own
And I’ve had the weight of the world
Lifted up off of my shoulders now
As I carry on my way back home
 
I’m trapped now between
A breath and a scream
Betrayed by the memories of you somehow
Understood by a few
By my brothers who knew
Your death, my life
I’m holding this love for you
 
And you’re alive inside my mind this time
When I thought I’d been here on my own
And I’ve had the weight of the world
Lifted up off of my shoulders now
As I carry on my way back home
 
This isn’t what life’s supposed to be
This isn’t what life’s supposed to be
Move forward from the pain in front of me
This isn’t what life is
 
You can’t relate
Until you have felt this
Life with no name
Embracing the darkness
Time can’t erase
All of these memories
“Rise, Subside your emptiness”
 
All of this time
I won’t set this love aside
Chained to this memory of life
 
And you’re alive inside my mind this time
When I thought I’d been here on my own
And I’ve had the weight of the world
Lifted up off of my shoulders now
As I carry on my way back home

SUPERNATURAL

In the beginning when life was so easy
The world was spinning
Each day so pleasing
 
Out the window we sang
 
So with a touch and smile like how we do
Never subtle the words coming from you
 
Light a fire in the rain now
 
Working without sight on a feeling
You interpret me no deceiving
Clear my head of this death
Oh no show love
 
We’re so far behind
Seeking shelter from pain
I had lost you
But you found me
Still we’re so far behind
Now I’ll take you away
I can show you
Just allow me
 
So I’m indebted to you a hundred lifetimes
I slip you pull me right through
Oh how I find
 
Harmonies in the breeze
 
We live in homes built on truth never leaving
A moment stuck in the blues what a feeling
Has this come to and end now?
 
Working without sight on a feeling
You interpret me when I’m grieving
Clear my head of this death
Oh no show love
 
We’re so far behind
Seeking shelter from pain
I had lost you
But you found me
Still we’re so far behind
Now I’ll take you away
I can show you
Just allow me
 
Please save me from what I could have been….no…
 
We’re so far behind.
 
We’re so far behind
Seeking shelter from pain
I had lost you
But you found me
Still we’re so far behind
Now I’ll take you away
I can show you
Just allow me
 
Please save me from what I could have been….no…?


SEQUELAE

Tell me I’m making this mistake
You’re still screaming get out the way
Smoke a cigarette and say, “forget everything.”
 
Crashed into these thoughts I make alone
Stay dreaming now cross my fingers and…
 
Take this warm embrace
Forever I carry your face
I’ll break my pride
Let me deep inside
Can’t take me alive
So don’t ask why
 
Once I was breaking from the pain
I was bleeding you walked away
We both know this ends today
Bless this tramp now blind
 
Crashed into these thoughts are not my own
Stay dreaming crossing my fingers and…
 
Take this warm embrace
Forever I carry your face
I’ll break my pride
Let me deep inside
Can’t take me alive
So don’t ask why
 
Stay with me
Say, “Stay now”
Stay with me stay
Stay, stay forever
Stay with me
Say, “Stay now”
Stay with me stay
Stay, stay forever
 
Make love to me
Take love
Give me one last kiss goodnight
 
Take this warm embrace
Forever I carry your face
I’ll break my pride
Let me deep inside
Can’t take me alive
I won’t ask why
 

BREATHLESS

I used to think a troubled mind was all I ever had
But it never mattered anyway
I am not a messiah believe again
We can wait for the rain
I’m severed by the broken line
The one you stood behind
But it seems youre drowning in the wake
Fault me not as I cry out to see again
To many days with the pain
 
Selfless so breathless I take
And on
And on
We go
And I know and can’t help you relate
And so
As I sweep these blues away
As hearts break
I won’t break away
 
I’m tempted by a newer life
The candle burning bright
Every time I swim against the way
Past forgot
I can feel this inside of me
Keeping my troubles at bay
Submissive to the n’th degree
And still you follow me
Even with a warning of the fame
Last time brought us together in need again
So we can dance everyday
 
Selfless so breathless I take
And on
And on
We go
And I know and can’t help you relate
And so
As I sweep these blues away
As hearts break
I won’t break away
 
Repeat Chorus

Facing Forward

 
With trembling hands you let me go
Gaining beauty happens slow
Let’s be honest after all
We’re now better off
 
So one, by one, we go
They know we gave it our all
And so far, so long
We now scream for something more
 
So that life won’t feel so wasted
Face this
Endure, just endure
That’s what life is for…
 
Solve it, absolve it to choke back all these tears
Move away from here
Time has run out
Never sit back down
Find out
What’s within
Somehow
Now begin facing forward
State what we have become
See the line cross over
 
Forsaken again look what she’s done
Saving face before she runs
Never honest underneath
Now she screams for sleep so…
 
Night
By night
She cries
Undecided
About life
And so far, so long
There’s a need for something more
 
So that life won’t feel so wasted
Face this
Endure, just endure
That’s what life is for
 
It only gets better when wounds hit open air
Naked thoughts now bared
Meaning means nothing to those who can’t see through…
Silhouettes of you
Sing it’s a ringing arena of life defined
When you cross that line
Walk with a confidence
Change within yourself
You’re now free to feel…
 
 Solve it, absolve it to choke back all these tears
Move away from here
Time has run out
Never sit back down
Find out
What’s within
Somehow
Now begin facing forward
State what we have become
See the line cross over
 
See the line cross over…
 

BRAND NEW DAY

Stay for once
I have become undone
We have made our wants
Now lay me down, take me on
 
Changing us
Opening up this door
All these days as one
Holding me in forevermore
 
Why?
When I know you
Find
All that we do
 
Time must fade
Lessons we learn each day
Take this love we made
It carries on don’t shut me out
 
Why oh why can’t we make songs of laughter?
Waking each morning to face a brand new day…
Gripping each moment to make it clear so we both know this stays ok
And now get ready to write this page
 
Last chance now
Make up your mind or go
You can take a bow
Just leave this place and hit the road
 
Vacant hearts abound
This will be nothing new
But if you back right out
I won’t be the same
I’m shutting down
 
Why oh why can’t we make songs of laughter?
Waking each morning to face a brand new day…
Gripping each moment to make it clear so we both know this stays ok
And now get ready to write this page
 
Lying down
Why refuse me?
I’m tied around your fingers
I’m wrapped in twos
I cry out to hear you say
I’m coming home
And tomorrow starts today
 
Cry out to hear me say
Buy in or walk away
You wanted much more to tie up the score
But I’m not one to be ignored
Cry out
Nevermore
 

THE MECHANIST

As the sun begins to rise
I now squint my eyes to see
The path ahead of me is wide
The future promising
 
In my hand I feel this come alive
The better me incredibly
I deceived myself to find
 
This end of the line
A never-ending design
What’s left of a lie?
 
I wonder why do this on my own?
We can fight right through this but not alone
What I find yeah
These broken ties don’t make a broken home
 
Knowing one can’t change the tide
Reflect light in spite of me
The swim ahead of me is wide
The future faultering
 
In my hand I feel this come to mind
I wouldn’t go
I couldn’t show
I feel the cold of this brighter side
I deceived myself to find
 
This end of the line
A never-ending design
What’s left of a lie?
 
I wonder why do this on my own?
We can fight right through this but not alone
What I find yeah
These broken ties don’t make a broken home