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Chapters

(2012)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMetalcore
LabelsArtery Recordings
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(10)
Submitted by level chelsea485
1. Compromised
You've lost the light, that I thought I had found.
Given up on the flight and settled to remain here on the ground.
Force comfort and rest. Adjust to unpleasantness.
You gave up on what you had.
You know that your greatest compromise weighs heavy in your eyes.
I can see that it's something you cannot hide.
You fenced yourself in with these white posts,
given up on what you needed the most.
He clipped your wings, you no longer sing. You allowed the worm to make you it's host.
A cage is a cage even when their are no bars, and if you keep your head down then there's no way you'll see the stars.
You've let him become the weights that keep you tethered to the floor.
You know that your greatest compromise weighs heavy in your eyes.
I can see that it's something you cannot hide.
You fenced yourself in with these white posts,
given up on what you needed the most.
He clipped your wings, you no longer sing. You allowed the worm to make you it's host.
A cage is a cage even when their are no bars, and if you keep your head down then there's no way you'll see the stars.
A house can't make you whole, and the bottle won't return what he stole.
Sleeves to cover wrists, bruised from heavy fists.
You can't say you're complete when what you're missing still exists.
There's hardly a shadow of who you once were.
What have you become?
Lost and alone!
But you live for the crash. You ache for the flames, the pity it brings.
What have you become?
2. 1984
These man made morals, like perfectly paved sidewalks,
force direction and safety, as they watch us like hawks.
They teach us to walk with blinders,
like the horses they wish we were,
to carry their causes on our backs
without questioning what they're for.
We simply nod and agree, we are bred to be lazy.
They set the world on fire, and we are the gasoline.
We're told to accept these give proofs.
We're fed a diet of lies and unproven truths.
I know that we've been herded together.
To be different leaves us alone.
They've put our minds to sleep, our dreams are not our own.
Like a thief, they came in the night,
to remove our will to fight.
We simply nod and agree, we are bred to be lazy.
They set the world on fire and we are the gasoline.
We're told to accept these given proofs.
We're fed a diet of lies and unproven truths.
They sit above, cast judgement down.
Offer no help to those that will surely drown.
They cast me out because I don't feel the same.
I'm not content seeing the world aflame.
And if to stand for something that's not a trend leads me to my end,
then I'll smile as I leave, because I fought for something that I believe.
3. Whiskey for the Soul (feat. Tyler 'Telle' Smith of The Word Alive)
I've used your trust for target practice, and I used your lust to fulfill mine.
The buzzards pick at names I used to know, but my path is set and I will die alone.
You should ran me out when you had the chance, but now I'm here to stay.
The man in black said "Boy don't take your guns to town" but I've never been one to listen to reason, this heart, this act of treason.
I gave my soul to this steel, because the dead can feel no guilt.
Gave purpose to the lifeless, to fill what can't be filled.
I'll peak through broken fingers, attempt to slant my view,
amazed by their indifference, but I knew just what they'd do.
They'll leave a hole in your chest before they lay you to rest.
This town will never be the same.
I've used your trust for target practice, and I used your lust to fulfill mine.
I wanted you to know the truth. This is what I was born to do.
I can't explain what goes through my head, but when the dust clears, you'll all be dead.
It was the guns. It was the guns, so wipe the stain from off my hands and see what they've done.
It was the guns. It was the guns, so wipe the stain from off my hands and see what I've done.
I can feel them start to betray.
I can feel them start to aim my way.
4. The Odyssey
These shadows will lead us back. Their silhouettes point to the west.
I will not be kept from the life that I was meant to lead.
It's hard to trust an aching body sealed with rust,
but we've come too far to fall today. The end will be delayed!
We'll make it home if we have to crawl on our hands and knees.
Our minds may grow tired, but these feet know the way.
We've wandered for too long.
We've seen the gates of hell.
There are those that would see us fail,
place us in our coffins, strike the final nail,
but who's to say we wouldn't do the same?
We can't be stopped.
You'll fall apart. We'll just move on.
It's hard to trust an aching body sealed with rust,
but we've come too far to fall today. The end will be delayed!
We'll make it home if we have to crawl on our hands and knees.
Our minds may grow tired but these feet know the way.
You speak with silver, but you leave an ugly stain
on all you touch, on everything you say.
We will be legend!
5. Outsiders (feat. Davey Muise of Vanna)
Clench your fists, and grab on tight to the things that you hold true. When there's no one left to stand with it's all that you can do.
Plant your feet in the dirt and look to those you love to keep you strong. (This is our cry! This is our call!)
This is our anthem. This is our song!
We're all we've got left, so stand up, so stand up, against everything.
You've gotta fight to see another day.
If this is hell than I don't want to see those pearly gates,
because the life I live is the life I love and I wouldn't have it any other way.
And if I stand alone to face the jaws of death, then I'll make sure that he earns this soul and I'll scream my name until my final breath.
You'll reach a point where it seems like the only option is letting go,
with uncertainty above, and the fires down below!
Some will tell you the path you walk ends with you alone.
Pay no attention, this is a life they'll never know.
If this is hell than I don't want to see those pearly gates,
because the life I live is the life I love and I wouldn't have it any other way.
And if I stand alone to face the jaws of death,
then I'll make sure that he earns this soul and I'll scream my name until my final breath.
If we don't have each other, then we don't have anything.
My bones, come hell or high water, still need saving from a sinking ship.
You refuse to let me fade, put me back together. We're alive. Let's destroy it.
Fight to survive!
These are more than words, more than a song that we sing. For those who stand together this life means everything.
Don't pray that it gets better, these storm won't go away. You've gotta fight, you've gotta fight, fight to see another day!
If you feel the same, if you feel alone, then this can be a place we call our own.
If you feel the same, abandoned and judged, then leave it all behind and sing with us.
because the life I live is the life I love and I wouldn't have it any other way.
And if I stand alone to face the jaws of death,
then I'll make sure that he earns this soul and I'll scream my name until my final breath.
6. Defy The Stars
Why don't we hush our voices and speak with our hips? Keep at bay these anxious lips.
Our intentions conveyed with these kissing palms. Traverse these curves, recite their psalms.
All traces of humanity have gone astray. Tonight we'll give in to our animal ways.
There won't be a witness, as the moon hides her face. Stars flee from the sky, as the night is disgraced and our innocence dies.
We get down to our most basic form, never as pure as the day we were born.
We can't control this carnal need, to go numb to the world, embrace this ancient deed.
Eager rays of the sun wish to cleanse the earth of all we've done.
To speak of love would leave a bitter taste. To offer more than lust would be a waste.
There is beauty in using hands to see.
Why don't we hush our voices and speak with our hips? Keep at bay these anxious lips.
Our intentions conveyed by these kissing palms. Traverse these curves, recite their psalms.
Breaths are short, and fingers trace.
Keep feelings at arm's length. We're better off that way.
We focus on our instincts and hide from the day. Try to find the secret to prolonging the night.
If we move slowly we may stay the light.
Innocence is the price we pay.
7. More Than You Know
Denial surrounds a naive boy, as he plays in the field.
Precious time escapes him, ignorant to what is real.
There's a thief in the shadows waiting to breed.
To take away what is his, to take from him what he needs.
"Now my son, be strong (along the path of life)." In his flesh these words have carried on.
She worries for him, to keep him calm. Her love runs through forever on, forever true.
He fights the truth he has within.
Refuses to let the sea of reason in.
A father grows numb, his weakness he dare not show.
A child robbed of love, too young to know.
The chasm grows too wide as they struggle to save a precious life for another day.
She sat through nights, and held him tight, thankful for the years.
Knowing the end was in sight accepting what she'd feared.
"Now my son, be strong (along the path of life)." In his flesh these words have carried on.
She worries for him, to keep him calm. Her love runs through forever on, forever true.
As time runs out, everything he never said, every chance he never took, plays over in his head.
And he screamed at the sky!
The body of a woman that he still loves, lays lifeless before his eyes.
A hollow vessel at rest, opens up to the skies.
Does death give way to peace, or just oblivion?
Another life cut short. Another victim of the villain.
My heart has struggled to comprehend how I'll stick through tell the end,
but even the deepest sorrow will lose it's scalpel edge.
8. The Masquerade
Welcome to the show.
Please don't look at me, I can't bear to show you what's underneath.
you wear a mask to shield us from who you really are.
It's no surprise they idolize you, they think it's true that you're a star.
You define your life by the beast that you project.
Oh, what a facade. No shame! No respect!
You're on the stage, you play out your part.
You're life's a party, but you've got no heart.
Every time I scream, every word I say, it's all a piece of me that I leave up, that I leave up on the stage.
This is just to let you know from those of us you thought you'd fooled,
every emotion that you fake is just another lie that I see through.
you'd have them worship you.
Who do you think you are?
You came in to suck the life from this room.
Those easily swayed were the first to go.
Made sure that all eyes were on you.
You're not happy till you steal the show.
Every time I scream, every word I say, it's all a piece of me that I leave up, that I leave up on the stage.
This is just to let you know from those of us you thought you'd fooled,
every emotion that you fake is just another lie that I see through.
I'm no angel. We all have horns.
I'll never stand on high. I wear no crown of thorns.
I'll drink my whiskey, and burn a cigarette, but I refuse to define myself by the nights that I forget.
You won't take me.
I see through your hollow words.
You are a fake.
9. This Ship, A Coffin
Well I've heard rumors that he's lost his way, locked in his cabin where he drinks all day.
This ship, a coffin, we've come off course.
Adrift! Adrift, never to see the shore.
Every vessel needs a crew, each crew needs a head, but we feel that this captain is better off dead. We'll drown him in his vices, we'll hang him by his feet. Mutiny! Mutiny!
We'll feed his body to the sea.
But with no captain we will surely run aground,
splintered on the rocks where we'll never be found.
No message home, no chance to say our goodbyes, all because this captain could not swallow his pride. Let her feast on the captain who refused to lead. Mutiny!
We'll drown him in his vices, hang him by his feet. Mutiny! Mutiny!
We'll feed his body to the sea.
You can't keep us down, don't bother trying.
10. Scarlet Letter (feat. Scott Barnes of In Fear And Faith)
You've burnt this bridge
Fallen from grace
Just like the ties
That you severed to this place
Our bonds (our bonds), were written in blood (written in blood)
But your veins grew pale
But your veins grew pale the day you lost my trust

I hope you're happy with the choices you've made
Because after what you've done
You're not worth being saved
Not worth being saved

Enjoy the burden you've strapped to your back
I hope it weights you down (weights you down)
To a point where you realize what you lack
I hope you burn in your crown (burn in your crown)

You've let him take your tongue
So you can't speak of what your life's become
You've let him take your spine
As you sit next to the king you're forced to worship his shrine

You turned your back on the only way out
Turned on those you used to care about
You took his name, you took his side
You left the rest of us in doubt
I said that I'm done, I said it's enough
I said I won't be there when the going gets ROUGH

Your demise isn't something that I want to see
Cut you out of my life
THE DAY YOU LIED TO ME

Enjoy the burden
You've strapped to your back
I hope it weights you down (weights you down)
To a point where you realize what you lack
I hope you burn in your crown (burn in your crown)

You've let him take your tongue
So you can't speak of what your life's become
you've let him take your spine
As you sit next to the king you're forced to worship his shrine

Hey little hole in my heart
You've grown so cold
You've run out of soul
So pump to my veins
So you might as well turn to stone

You've shown me
How wrong I was to put my trust
In someone that I loved
Now I know to leave the past alone
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