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Gilded Hearts

(2014)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMetalcore
LabelsArtery Recordings
Album rating :  -
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Gilded Hearts Lyrics

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Submitted by level chelsea485
1. Propheteering
You fed them your lies and you stole all their earnings away.
You made a market for those that want to be saved.
What you're doing isn't something new. Religion is an ancient form of revenue.
Your pockets fill as you betray their trust. Your gaudy cross encased in rust.
The needy starve while you take your fill. Eyes to the sky with your hand in the till.
You spread the plague while you sell the cure, a modern day zealot entrepreneur.
You take advantage of those who seek the help, by selling pardons from hell.
Your scripture says give up what you own, but yet you preach from a golden throne.
Without sin, they'd have no reason to buy into belief turned enterprise.
You lie. You steal. You'll be dragged down by your greed. You're nothing more than a pious thief.
You'll never admit, you only bow to the gilded profit.
You spread the plague while you sell the cure, a modern day zealot entrepreneur.
You take advantage of those who seek the help, by selling pardons from hell.
Your scripture says give up what you own, but yet you preach from a golden throne.
Without sin, they'd have no reason to buy into belief turned enterprise.
You hoard every dollar you find, but if you practiced what you preached you'd leave it all behind.
You can't pull your riches through a needles eye. You can't save us from a falling sky.
You spread the plague while you sell the cure, a modern day zealot entrepreneur.
You take advantage of those who seek the help, by selling pardons from hell.
Your scripture says give up what you own, but yet you preach from a golden throne.
Without sin, they'd have no reason to buy into belief turned enterprise
2. Children Of The Machine
We're a nation of expectations, entitled children who have more than most.
Gluttons with an insatiable greed who feel entitled to the wealth of their fathers ghost.
Our grasp surpassed by our reach. Our ends don't justify the means.
Copy and pasting what we're told, instead of thinking on our own.
There's no more common sense. There's only indifference.
Everyone wants a helping hand, but when the role is reversed we put our heads in the sand.
What has become of us? United in fear, divided by mistrust.
Taking what we feel we deserve. Motives hide like wolves in the herd.
Ostracize those who don't agree. Vilified by fraudulent decree.
Copy and pasting what we're told, instead of thinking on our own.
There's no more common sense. There's only indifference.
Everyone wants a helping hand, but when the role is reversed we put our heads in the sand.
What has become of us? United in fear, divided by mistrust.
We're no longer individuals. We're all part of the plan.
We are the infernal machine. Fueled by oil and driven by greed.
We are the all seeing eye. Scorching the earth and burning the sky.
Have we forgotten what separates us from the beasts?
Are we too complacent to bite the hand that feeds?
3. Death Of A Golden Age
When it began, this was a place for the outcasts with nowhere to call their home.
It was about a release. The world ceased. It was a shelter from the outside.
Now it's about the moves you make. Now it's about the games you play.
It's not about the dedication. It's about the industry.
You chose the lie over honesty. You put the hype before integrity.
Take me back to the days of honest hearts. It was about the passion. It was about the art.
(Take me back)
Now it's your image and who you know instead of talent that defines your growth.
(Take me back)
We had to learn from our stumbles and falls, when it was all so beautifully flawed.
It used to be about expressing your mind, but now that message is harder and harder to find.
You're more concerned with what they'll think then truly saying anything.
What once was pure, you tainted. Indifference, you've created.
Now gimmicks lead to fame. Now everybody sounds the same.
You chose the lie over honesty. You put the hype before integrity.
Take me back to the days of honest hearts. It was about the passion. It was about the art.
(Take me back)
Now it's your image and who you know instead of talent that defines your growth.
(Take me back)
We had to learn from our stumbles and falls, when it was all so beautifully flawed.
Take me back to the days of honest hearts. Take me back to when the passion fueled the art.
4. Familiar Enemy
I used to think I was unique, that I would never be swayed.
I was convinced that I could never be changed.
I was naive, thinking I'd be any different than those
Those who I had no respect for.
I refused to see, held on to my beliefs, that I was somehow better than them.
I'm not better than them.
And I can't help but think that I've sacrificed the qualities
That keep me distinct from everyone else.
Am I so arrogant that I
Believe I'm not another version of what I have come to despise?
Once my breath had left the mirror, I could see myself much clearer.
I couldn't hide from who I had become.
Just as guilty as everyone.
My reflection doesn't look, doesn't look the same.
I'm staring at an unfamiliar face.
And I can't help but think that I've sacrificed the qualities
That keep me distinct from everyone else.
Am I so arrogant that I
Believe I'm not another version of what I have come to despise?
The image I expected to see was no longer staring back at me.
The image I expected to see was no longer staring back at me.
Enemy, staring back at me.
Enemy, staring back at me.
And I can't help but think, have I sacrificed everything?
And I can't help but think that I've sacrificed the qualities
That keep me distinct from everyone else.
Am I so arrogant that I
Believe I'm not another version of what I have come to despise?
I'm just another version of what I have come to despise.
My reflection doesn't look, doesn't look the same.
5. In Debt To Death
White knuckle grip on the world, and we're not letting go.
Never living outside of the moment, we're young and out of control.
We cut the strings and set ourselves free. We are a dying breed.
In debt to death, we live, and whether seconds or years we all pay, we'll pay in the end.
So we live at the edge just to see how close we can get, so when we're put in the ground we'll have no regrets.
We stand above the soil, because we're not finished yet.
Like the flame of a candle we live on borrowed time, so we burn quick and burn bright.
Youth is a commodity that you can't take to your grave. If you don't spend it all then it's taken away.
We cut the strings and set ourselves free. We are who we want to be.
In debt to death, we live, and whether seconds or years we all pay, we'll pay in the end.
So we live at the edge just to see how close we can get, so when we're put in the ground we'll have no regrets.
We stand above the soil, because we're not finished yet.
No one looks back in time, when they're frail and thin, on how quiet their life was and how safe they'd been.
Cut the strings and set yourself free.
In debt to death, we live, and whether seconds or years we all pay, we'll pay in the end.
So we live at the edge just to see how close we can get, so when we're put in the ground we'll have no regrets.
6. Blinders
Ignorance is bliss.
How many chances do we need to turn the tides? Instead of living we're just striving to survive.
We're all smiles. Ignorance is bliss. I don't want to live like this.
Don't let them make your choices for you. They're making choices that we can't undo.
We saw the clouds roll in. They said there's no storm within. Just watch the screen, it will be over soon.
They told us not to take shelter from the rain, but then we wonder why we washed away.
We eat up their lies, do what we're told. We're accustomed to a sugar-coated world.
We're so scared that things aren't what they seem, we let those fucking liars tell us what to believe.
How many chances do we need to turn the tides? Instead of living we're just striving to survive.
We're all smiles. Ignorance is bliss. I don't want to live like this.
We tune in so they can feed us hope. There's nothing wrong as long as we don't know.
We refuse to question because we're scared of the answers.
Our eyes are open, but we look away. We'd prefer to be distracted than see the world for what it is today.
My eyes are open.
My eyes are open.
A gilded world is all I see, but gold can't hide what's underneath.
7. Dangerous Waters
These things that weigh you down, don't let them get the best of you, because we all have burdens to bear.
In the beginning it was only he would drink, until she told him she was going to leave.
Yet she forgave him every time, refused to judge him for his crime.
Just run away form those that hold you down. The longer you tread these waters, the more likely you will drown.
So find a way to shed these burdens that you've kept. You can't expect to move on until you take the first step.
Time only made things worse. The violence more commonly occurred.
Long sleeves in 100 degrees. Glasses hide the eyes she doesn't want to be seen.
Like brush strokes up her wrist, scars paint the tale of when she tried to leave it all behind.
She had no more to give. Every night spent with him was another night she might not survive.
She had to go. She realized he wasn't worth the bruises and black eyes.
She packed her bags and took her keys from the drawer, as he walked through the front door.
Just run away form those that hold you down. The longer you tread these waters, the more likely you will drown.
So find a way to shed these burdens that you've kept. You can't expect to move on until you take the first step.
He saw her bags were packed when he came home. He rushed at her. She ran for the phone.
He lost his mind. She feared for her life. He reached for her arm and she reached for a knife.
Just run away form those that hold you down. The longer you tread these waters, the more likely you will drown.
So find a way to shed these burdens that you've kept. You can't expect to move on until you take the first step.
We all have burdens to bear.
8. Through The Fog
This is where I belong. It may not always feel right, but it never feels wrong.
I appreciate everything you do, this gift you've given me, this dream you've helped me pursue.
This life that I lead is not something that I want, it's something that I need.
Without this I'd be lost. That's not to say that I've found my way, but I'm starting to see through the fog.
That doesn't mean that' I've learned anything about who I'm supposed to be,
but in this moment all that matters is that I'm free.
I am free. I am free to be me.
I found a home, the only place that I don't feel alone. (found my security)
Without this I'd be lost. That's not to say that I've found my way, but I'm starting to see through the fog.
That doesn't mean that' I've learned anything about who I'm supposed to be.
This is who I'm supposed to be.
When even home feels strange, this is my escape, a thousand miles away. (I am free)
A place I can hide from the weight of the world and the vices inside. (I am free)
This life that I lead is not something that I want, it's something that I need.
Without this I'd be lost. That's not to say that I've found my way, but I'm starting to see through the fog.
That doesn't mean that' I've learned anything about who I'm supposed to be
9. Uncommon Trash
Look at my life, tell me what do you see.
Someone that's given up, or someone that still believes?
I find meaning in what you try to avoid. You've come to build it up, but I've come to destroy.
I go through life one day at a time. I'm at piece with the filth and the grime.
No possessions, but Ive seen the world. I smashed the oyster and found my own pearl.
We don't live for the future, and we aren't held back by our past, We are uncommon trash.
We don't live according to your plan. You can't judge what you don't understand.
You live your life in constant fear. We took a hammer to your standards. We don't need them here.
We don't live for the future, and we aren't held back by our past, We are uncommon trash.
You don't matter here. I'm not concerned with what you think of me.
I don't matter here. I'm not concerned with what you think of me.
We don't matter here. I'm not concerned with what you think of me.
Nothing matters here. I'm not concerned with what you think of me.
We don't live for the future, and we aren't held back by our past, We are uncommon trash.
We're not going anywhere.
10. Shared Scars
There's no hope, no goals. It's like we've lost all control. No meaning. No dreams.
It's like we've lost any reason to be.
You get so sure that it's the end that you forget to try. You forget to live.
You've seen the worst, thought there was nothing left. You've felt alone, felt left for dead.
But we have been there too. We've seen the walls close in, the light leave the room.
We've seen the world turn their backs, turn their backs on me.
We've been through far too much just to give up now. Life is too uncertain to be sure that things won't change.
Don't wait for your life just to happen.
But we have been there too. We've seen the walls close in, the light leave the room.
We've seen the world turn their backs, but the fact that we all share this bond
Is all the strength that I need to keep moving on.
To prove to them that I won't remain on the ground.
All of us have been knocked down before. Use the strength of each other to get off of the floor.
You're not alone. We know who you are. We all have the same scars.
So when you've lost the will to carry on, know the night is darkest before the dawn.
You can't carry the weight of the world on your own.
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