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Drift

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metalcore
LabelsSumerian Records
Album rating :  68.8 / 100
Votes :  8
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Drift Lyrics

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Submitted by level chelsea485
1. Luminesce (3:23)
I'm spiraling out of control, so you illuminate a clean slate.
You're lifting the weight that's diluting inspiration.

I WOKE WITH THE SUN IN MY FACE, MOUNTAINS BY MY SIDE, THE DESERT AIR PULLING THE BREATH FROM MY LUNGS!
I MAKE MY WAY THROUGH A BARREN LANDSCAPE, LITTERED WITH REMAINS OF PAST LIVES AND SHADOWS OF THE SCAVENGERS!

World passing by, leaving traces of shapes, blurring into memory. Dreaming of terrain that sustains, I wake up.

WAKE UP!
I'M LYING PARALLEL WITH THE LANDSCAPE!

There will always be a void to be filled.
Illuminate a clean slate.
Keep lifting the weight THAT IS DILUTING INSPIRATION!

THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A VOID WITH NO PERMANENT FIX! SHIFTING OF PUZZLE PIECES TO SIMULATE A WHOLE!

World passing by, leaving traces of shapes, blurring into memory. Dreaming of terrain that sustains, I wake up (WAKE UP!) to a world that's unfamiliar.
We leave, and then we go back like we never left home (LIKE WE NEVER LEFT!).
We go back like we never left home (LEFT HOME!).

WHEN WILL WE WAKE THE FUCK UP!?

PARALLEL WITH THE LANDSCAPE, I LIE AWAKE WITH DIMINISHING DESIRE TO ALWAYS SEEK ESCAPE FROM A HOME WHERE I FEEL SOUND AND SAFE!

World passing by, leaving traces of shapes, blurring into memory. Dreaming of terrain that sustains, I wake up.
Wake up. When will we all wake up?

DIMINISHED DESIRE TO ALWAYS SEEK ESCAPE!!! to a world that's unfamiliar. We leave, and then we go back like we never left home (LIKE WE NEVER LEFT!). We go back like we never left.
2. Irreversible (4:23)
A sequence of events unfolding in reverse
A sting better stimulated when revealing tragedy first
Reverse perception
Reversing imperfection

Be aware of the darkness that lies beneath the surface of contrived pleasantries
Be aware so as to always hold tighter
Speak softer
There is no failsafe

So now you know
There is no failsafe

So cut ties with the dead weight that is dragging you below

Pull me closer
When silence consumes you I'll speak words softer
Sinking slower
We stimulate the sting
Restrain

I'm not giving up
I'm giving in to the touch
Of every inch of your sea salt skin
But you set me ablaze
And spread me out with waves in the ocean
With every trace of doubt

Black me out
Don't stimulate the sting
Don't let the wrong choices repeat themselves
Don't stimulate the sting of irreversible emptiness

Pull me in close [2x]

It's in the empty spaces
That we find ourselves
It's in the empty spaces
Reaching out and grasping

Searching for what we need to find
Who we are [2x]

There is no failsafe
It's what keeps me hanging on
To what you are to me
You're what keeps me hanging on

I'm not giving up I'm giving in
So let's begin again
(let's begin again)

Pull me closer
When silence consumes you I'll speak words softer
Sinking slower
We stimulate the sting
Restrain

Pulling you closer 'cause after all
You're pulling back farther
And we're sinking slower
We stimulate the sting
Restrain

Don't turn your back on her
Let her her look you right in the eyes
You coward

Don't stimulate the sting
Don't let the wrong choices repeat themselves
Don't stimulate the sting of irreversible emptiness
3. Skyline (4:43)
Cityscape Skeletons
Taking shape and growing skin
Layer and layer is peeled away
Exhausted

From the repetition of always needing to rebuild
Worn down faces in colorful barren places

City lights and skylines
Guiding home our wandering minds
Tucking us into tortoise shells
Suppressing the outside sounds of relentless consciousness

Where is contemplative terrain that sleeps with the setting sun?
This nocturnal apathy
Binging on shadow and smoke
It's endlessly coming undone

When the ground falls out who will take my hands?
When things fall apart, who will take my hand?

I never thought that I could withstand falling short when I'm a broken man
You never knew how much I meant it in love
Every night I'm beside you weeks away when you're sleeping alone
Did you ever know how much I meant it?

Millions of tiny pieces looking in on themselves
Reflected in the water
Unaware of each other
Every piece could find its place back in the puzzle
What was one is shattered into many and longs to be whole again

But nothing ever fits quite the same in the end

I never thought that I could withstand falling short when I'm a broken man
You never know how much I meant it in love

I never thought that I could withstand falling short when I'm a broken man
Every night I'm besides you weeks away when you're sleeping alone
Did you ever know how much I meant it?

When the ground falls out who will take my hand?
When things fall apart who will take my hand?
4. Hourglass (3:54)
I've watched a lot of things crumble in my hands, falling through my fingers like grains of sand.
When the hourglass tips over on its side, does it create infinite moments or leave us trapped in time?

Loath, disdain, pity, regret consume me and I shut down
Dissolving internally with no silver linings to any clouds

I disassociate with everything I know. Drowning out, losing control.
My detachment permeates to everything I know. Refill the sands and balance the scales, or let me go.

I'm becoming everything that I defied. Withdrawn emotions, iv built a shell and I live inside
I disassociate with everything I know. Drowning out, losing control.
My detachment permeates to everything I know. Drowning out, losing control. (losing control)
I'm becoming everything I defied.

Slowly withering, there seems to be no way out.

Refill the sands, balance the scales, or let me go.

Loath, disdain, pity, regret consume me and I shut down.(I'm shutting down) dissolving withering with no silver linings to any fucking clouds.

I disassociate with everything I know. Drowning out, losing control.
My detachment permeates to everything I know. And I'm drowning out, losing control. Loosing control
5. Orchid (4:22)
As our world oscillates to shake the weak remains, show your strength. Resist all temptation to follow illusions expressed with safety. Open up your wings, and fly to sanctuary. Trying to dislocate from talk and scoff that shows them what they are. Murderous words might
as well been sent by a bullet. Keep your eyes closed and your fingers crossed. ‘Til our paths meet, I'll try to lead the way.

As our world oscillates to shake the weak remains, show your strength.
Resist all temptation to follow illusions expressed with safety.
Open up your wings, and fly to sanctuary.
Trying to dislocate from talk and scoff that shows them what they are.
Murderous words might as well been sent by a bullet
Keep your eyes closed, and your fingers crossed.
Till our paths meet, I'll try to lead the way.

Take me back to who I was back then
I'll show you what life means to me again
I'll lift the weight, so you don't have to fall.

Brother, when every muscle strains
I will lift the weight for you
Sister, if you just call my name, I will lift the weight for you
You can't find the strength, your eyes loose resistance, I will lift the weight for you.

I wasn't there for the darkest of hallways, the longest of paths.
A crazy train going off the tracks.
Catch my fall when the earth shakes..catch my fall when the earth shakes..

Take me back to who I was back then
An honest man and a faithful friend.
I'll show you what life means to me again.
Maybe in due time, you'll let me in.

Take me back to who I was back then
An honest man and a faithful friend
I'll show you what life means to me again.
Maybe in due time, you'll let me in.

'Cause there is so much left to amend

Brother, when every muscle strains, I will lift the weight for you.
Sister, if you just call my name, I will lift the weight for you.
You can't find the strength, your eyes lose resistance, I will lift the weight for you.
I know that we've changed, but this remains consistent, I will lift the weight for you.

We pick at the scab. It bleeds and it bleeds. Extending the healing to keep us contained.
A week doppelganger, the bastard one. I'll leave you behind and continue on.
6. Drift (4:33)
Take a breath. Enter the unknown.
Watch your step. It’s an escape to the world anew.
Flood yourself with colors and senses on overload.
Sink inside yourself.
Watch out for the bottom because there's no turning back once it takes control and you prefer this new creation.

The pain exits slowly, and there’s nothing left but bliss.
Floating out at sea, away from reality.
It pulls me under, the tide will blow your mind.
I'm drifting in and out of ocean dreams.
It pulls me under, the tide will blow your mind.

My pulse is sent into overdrive. Trying to calm my nerves with an unnatural catalyst.
Agitator, wave maker, incendiary, excite my life.
Floating out at sea, away from reality.
It pulls me under, the tide will blow your mind.
I'm drifting in and out of ocean dreams.
It pulls me under, the tide will blow your mind.

Drifting in and out.

Drifting in and out of reality.
Drifting in and out of ocean dreams.
Drifting in and out of reality.
Drifting in and out. Let your mind drift.
7. Sleeper (3:18)
Tossed around the idea of stepping off the edge
Hoping my fall lands into a familiar place
A familiar face, can we leave this space?
It reminds me of all my mistakes
(All my mistakes)

Bite my tongue
Vision spins
Living life from the cutter's skin
Sent to be an ungrateful son
Cant you see my breath is gone?

Bury my head to hide from reality
I'll make a new name for myself
I'm on my own
I just hope I have the strength to move and show fortitude

Bite my tongue
Vision spins
Living life from the cutter's skin
Sent to be an ungrateful son
Can't you see my breathe is gone?

Just let me sleep tonight
I only feel safe inside

Shadows cast and dance slick
These walls expand quick
With every strike
I shudder at the wake

Rippling through my drifting mind
What if I knew the journey this whole time?

Just let me sleep tonight
I only feel safe inside

So I need to be saved?
Do I want to be?
I don't want to be the shell of what these people see

Just let me sleep tonight
I only feel safe inside
8. Continuum (4:15)
This moment's passing breeze feels like your tender breath I used to know so well
The silence is crushing the white noise that used to call my name

Break down and all my thoughts have escaped me
Except for all the things that show me your face ever so brightly

Poised through a lie that still remains
Such little left that I can say with authenticity
So I...

Close my eyes
And I can hear you calling from behind
Close my eyes
I swear I feel you crawling towards the light

Tell me the words that will keep you close

Poor soul, heart full
Temperature fluctuates
To later be buried in my own personal graveyard of emotion and past mistakes

Close my eyes
And I can hear you calling from behind
Close my eyes
I swear I feel you crawling towards the light

My skin is turning white
Watching your soul in flight
Close my eyes
I swear I feel you crawling towards the light

The bloody beat beat beat in my chest
The coldest chill creeping up my neck
Tell me the words that will keep you close

Life won't feel the same anymore 'cause you're gone
And it's far too late to say the things I'm sorry for

Five fingers gripping the glass
For the last time I'd hope to say
Three nights with no separation
I know too well there's one more thing I could have said

Life won't feel the same anymore 'cause you're gone
And it's far too late to say the things I'm sorry for

I can't take it back
I can't bring you back
Life won't feel the same anymore
'Cause you're gone
And I'm holding on
9. Safehaven (6:22)
Every memory recalled is an origin that we've altered
Broken promises to another man's daughter
Endless walk down a dead road as our last breaths begin to falter
We lend our weight to the backs of our broken fathers

Featherweight boy in his arms
Every night he weeps
Constantly drifting in and out of sleep

Palm against transparent skin
Fingers tracing ribs
Reassurance that the heart was still beating

At the helm of death every day like clockwork
Restless nights with trembling hands against transparent skin
But they carry on
Because survival is not a dead end

Whether or not the world is withered away (withered away)
We are each other's world entirely
Whether or not the world is withered away (withered away)
We are ever, we are evermore

Lost ghosts around every corner
On every charred sidewalk
Still trudging through the ash of an endless walk

With bodies cold and weightless
Resilient of death in life
Resilient of death in death
They walk on

Dreaming of a safe haven at the end of the road
An unstable safety
The only kind we've ever known

Oh, we walk along
Dreaming of a safe haven
Oh, we walk along
At the end of the road

Our legs will never fail
We'll carry on

And I swear to you...

Whether or not the world is withered away (withered away)
We are each other's world entirely
Whether or not the world is withered away (withered away)
We are ever, we are evermore

Oh, we walk along
Dreaming of a safe haven
Oh, we walk along
At the end of the road

Resilient of death because life is not a dead end

Whether or not the world is withered away (withered away)
We are each other's world entirely
Whether or not the world is withered away (withered away)
We are ever, we are evermore

Survival is not a dead end, we are evermore [2x]
10. The Hypnotist (5:55)
These black holes in my hands
So endless
Swallowing everything that I see

This open wound in my chest
So endless
Devour me

Shameful desire
Spreading like a wildfire
You've seen it yourself
Devour me

Sickening shameful desire
Spreading like a wildfire
You've seen it yourself [2x]

My body's breaking down
My spirit is submissive

Broken memories consume me [2x]

Distance grows between you and I
Discord unforeseen
Won't you just say what you mean for the last time?
Say what you mean tonight

This open wound in my chest
So endless
Is rapidly expanding
Broken memories consume me

Time slips away
And we're left here waiting off the memories we saved
I go far away and leave you here writing off the memories we saved

Return to me
Reconciled when we collide
Return to me
With full force in every stride

Life falls fast as time slips away
Return to me
Reconciled when we collide

Sometimes our darker side grows hypnotizing
Pleading for release
Consciences out of touch
With love subsiding
Needing set free

We're writing off memories as time slips away (time slips away)

Welcome to the free world
With consciences out of touch

You know when a love so full fades away
You ponder things lost between time and this hollow space
You ponder what you can't replace
And your mind recalls her face
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