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Black Gives Way to Blue

(2009)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresGrunge, Heavy Metal
LabelsVirgin Records, EMI Records
Album rating :  85.7 / 100
Votes :  7
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Black Gives Way to Blue Lyrics

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1. All Secrets Known (4:42)
Hope, a new beginning
Time, time to start living
Just like just before we died

There's no going back to the place we started from

Hurt, falling through fingers
Trust, trust in the feeling
There's something left inside

There's no going back to the place we started from
All secrets known

Calm, old wounds are healing
Strong, truth is worth saving
I want to feel alive

There's no going back to the place we started from
All secrets known
2. Check My Brain (3:57)
So I found myself in the sun, oh yeah
A hell of a place to end the run, oh yeah

California I'm fine, somebody check my brain
California's all right, somebody check my brain
Check my brain

I'm walking the streets I creep and fall, oh yeah
When she sang I answered the call, oh yeah

California I'm fine, somebody check my brain
California's all right, somebody check my brain
Check my brain

Tears that fill my bone
Years expended gone

I hung my guns and bought them away, oh yeah
A trick of the trade and by the way, oh yeah

California I'm fine, somebody check my brain
California's all right, somebody check my brain
Check my brain

Tears that fill my bone
Years expended gone

Tears that fill my bone
Years expended gone

Check my brain (x3)
3. Last of My Kind (5:52)
Last Of My Kind

So young, so brazen, so unholy
I come to you in painted skies
Your broken teacher, ancient story
The living challenge to their lies

Trapped in the cold outside
There ain't no shelter
And they want to force my hand

Until I take what I want
And then break all the lies
That they feed the fucking liars
Smash all the temples
And crawl through the rubble
And cry to the fallen

I'm the last of my kind still standing
I'm alone

Roll over all upon the hillside
I am ??? what they throw away
I go to sleep behind the eight ball
I live to fight for one more day

I'm trapped in the cold outside
There ain't there no shelter
And they want to force my hand

Until I take what I want
And then break all the lies
That they feed the fucking liars
Smash all the temples
And crawl through the rubble
And cry to the fallen

I'm the last of my kind still standing
I'm alone

(The last of my kind still standing)
4. Your Decision (4:43)
Time to change has come and gone
Watched your fears become your god
It's your decision
It's your decision

Overwhelmed, you chose to run
Apathetic to the stunt
It's your decision
It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lie
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over
It's over

It might seem an afterthought
Yes, it hurts to you know you're bought
It's your decision
It's your decision

You feed the fire that burned us all
When you lie
To feel the pain that spurs you on
Black inside

It's your decision
It's your decision

No one plans to take the path that brings you lower
And here you stand before us all and say it's over
It's over
5. A Looking In View (7:05)
Hear foot steps creak the floor
The shadows give away
Someone outside the door
Wont let 'em in

Life damaged gives to crime
A run down broke machine
That steals your piece of mind
Before you know it's gone
Lay down
Lay

Silence burning on your tongue
Keep us separate

Hiding in the darkest slumber
Boiling to the surface

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in the low light
A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in the low light

These things I hate in you
Also reflect it seems
Distortion laced with spite
Teach you how to leave
Lay down
Lay

Hiding in the darkest slumber
Boiling to the surface
Crawling on your skin, discomfort
Makes you brake and run and stumble, fall

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in the low light
A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in the low light

It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)
It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)
It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)
It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)

A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in the low light
A looking in view too long on the outside
Desperate plans make sense in the low light

It's why you never tell me (what's on your mind)
6. When the Sun Rose Again (4:00)
Run
Run 'til you drop
Hide
Everyone knows

We all trade in never befores
Selling out for the score

Pray
Squeal when you're caught
Cry
It's not my fault

Time to trade in never befores
Selling out for the score

It seems you prophesized, all of this would end
Were you burned away, when the sun rose again

Hate
Long wearing thin
Negative
All you've been

Time to trade in never befores
Selling out for the score

It seems you prophesized, all of this would end
Were you burned away, when the sun rose again
7. Acid Bubble (6:55)
You tried to kill me off
Surprised, I remain
A scale tips, impossible
Afraid of my own name

And I always paid attention to all the lines you crossed
Forgive this imperfection it shows, and know
I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
Dies in a corner

Alone inside your mind

Intent obsolescence
Built into the system

I tried to shake it off
You can't remove this stain
A scale breaks, impossible
Afraid we are the same

And you never paid attention, to all the lines I crossed
Forgive this imperfection it shows, and know
I am the child that lives and cries in a corner
Dies in a corner

Alone inside your mind

Hides in a corner
Dies in a corner
Alone inside your mind

Intent obsolescence
Built into the system
8. Lessons Learned (4:16)
Just another lesson learned
Wear a scar, a bore repeating
Take a simple fateful turn
Opened up to stop the bleeding

Feeling like you never could
Been the disconnected frying
Hit the vein and struck a nerve
Seeing through a self that's blinding

Nowhere to buy in
Most of us hiding
Others are shining

You know when you find it
In your darkest hour, you strike gold
A thought clicks, not the be-all end-all

Just another lesson learned...

Just another brick you toss
Stone the number one deceiver
Multiply the added cost
Easy to become a believer

Feeling like you never could
Been the disconnected frying
Hit the vein and struck a nerve
Seeing through a self that's blinding

Nowhere to buy in
Most of us hiding
Others are shining

You know when you find it
In your darkest hour, you strike gold
A thought clicks, not the be-all end-all

Just another lesson learned...
9. Take Her Out (3:59)
Take Her Out

Here I am again
I feel time is dragging on
Are you getting tired of me?
Wenching, overdrawn

Faceless, blind
Want to take her out again
She's not just mine
Want to take her out again

In a body less embraced
Thriving, I have grown
Fickle, changing grip, replace
Choking, take it all

Faceless, blind
Want to take her out again
She's not just mine
Want to take her out again

Dedicated, true to form
Still the only one
Only guarantee
Continue after I am done

Faceless, blind
Want to take her out again
She's not just mine
Want to take her out again
10. Private Hell (5:38)
Private Hell

Give away another memory
Move another truth
Painted words hooked on the walls
Echoing untrue
(I feel cold)

Promises abound
You rarely find them to begin
Maybe I'm afraid
To let you all the way in
(I guess so)

I excuse myself
I'm used to my little cell
I abuse myself
In my very own private hell

Lately I'm beside myself
Pretending unconcerned
Standing at a corner
Where I threw you on a turn
(I move on)

Flowers on the cross remain
Mark an ending scene
Dammit, all this blood you spilled
Turned the grass more green
(Life is short)

I excuse myself
I'm used to my little cell
I abuse myself
In my very own private hell
11. Black Gives Way to Blue (3:03)
I don't want to feel no more
It's easier to keep falling
Imitations are pale
Emptiness... all tomorrows

Haunted by your ghost...

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you

Fading out by design
Consciously avoiding changes
Curtain's drawn now it's done.
Silencing all tomorrows,

Forcing a goodbye...

Lay down, black gives way to blue
Lay down, I'll remember you
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