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Challenger

(2012)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresTechnical Metalcore, Ambient
LabelsRise Records
Album rating :  90 / 100
Votes :  1
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Challenger Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level chelsea485
1. Without Walls (1:42)
This is who we are
These are the roads we paved
The strength we found and the mistakes we made along the way
This is who we are
These are the roads we paved
The strength we found and the mistakes we made along the way
This is who we are
These are the roads we paved
The strength we found and the mistakes we made along the way
This is who we are
These are the roads we paved
And now I've had enough of your judgment

You pass it so easily
If you think that I take it to heart now you see
This is my design
You don't know the cost
So I'll keep my faith and you can stay lost
Who is with me?
We have the strength to shed light
And this is the moment suspended in time
No limits
No boundaries at all
Just when you think we conform to a scene we break down the wall
2. Alive in the Lights (4:11)
From the beginning I knew I was different
I embraced it, but you didn't
Your normal life, 9-5
It's just not for me
I need to feel alive

I won't fall like the rest of them
They've come and gone with the wind
I hear the doubt in the back of your mind
But still I'll see this through to the end

Maybe if you paid more attention
Asked more questions and actually listened
You would see this is not just a dream
But a path I've chosen that means everything to me

Don't you see the minds that have changed?
Do you see the lives that have been saved?
Don't you care to see the difference I've made?
Listen closely, the highways call my name
Don't you see this is my everything? (my everything)
It may not seem right to you
And you might not approve, but it's real
This is the only thing that makes me feel

What more do I have to do
To finally prove myself to you?
What is it that you need to see
To finally believe this is who I'm supposed to be?

Most days I feel like your punching bag
But I will never let it hold me back
I just wish for once
You knew how it felt to be brought down lower than everything else

Don't you care to see the difference I've made?
Listen closely, the highways call my name
Don't you see this is my everything? (my everything)
It may not seem right to you
And you might not approve, but it's real
This is the only thing that makes me feel

This is who I am
This is my life
I come alive in the lights
I come alive in the lights

What will be written on your tombstone?
You sat behind a desk
You had no backbone
What will be written on your tombstone?
You sold your soul, grew old alone
Would you prefer that I become a lifeless, hollow shell such as yourself?
Would you prefer that I give up my dreams
And lose all hope just like everyone else?

Don't you see the lives that have been saved?
Listen closely, the highways call my name
Don't you see this is my everything? (my everything)
It may not seem right to you
And you might not approve, but it's real
This is the only thing that makes me feel
3. Prove Me Right (4:08)
We put our lives in the hands of the ones that claimed they truly cared
Come to find it's all just a lie and when we needed them no one was there

I swear I'm not bitter, I just see them for what they are
Money hungry cowards
Sucking the blood out of artists and killing the art
So count out the money you stole from starving artists you watched pave the way
But you know just as well as I do, without us you're just an empty name

Where were you when they had no faith in us? (where were you?)
Where were you when they shut us out?
It's funny you show up now
And if it fell apart
I know that you'd be nowhere to be found
We did this on our own
Thanks for nothing

The ones that kicked me when I was down
Are the same ones that say they need me now
That's fine, I'll play the game but just know
I told you so, hahahaha

I've seen the greed in their eyes
Well I guess I'm nothing but a dollar sign
I've seen the greed in their eyes
Well I guess I'm nothing but a dollar sign

Four years gone by, now everything is fine, no thanks to you
You'll never know, nor do you care, about what it took
Or the things we've been through

Where were you when they had no faith in us? (where were you?)
Where were you when they shut us out
It's funny you show up now
And if it fell apart
I know that you'd be nowhere to be found
We did this on our own
Thanks for nothing

Ignorance had me by the throat
From the day I learned how to sing
But now my eyes are open wide
And this is what I see

I see the greed in their eyes
They had me fooled at first because I believed all the lies
Oh the lies
I see the greed in their eyes
They had us fooled at first but we're taking control this time
We're taking control this time

Where were you when they had no faith in us? (where were you?)
Where were you when they shut us out?
It's funny you show up now
And if it fell apart
I know that you'd be nowhere to be found
We did this on our own
Thanks for nothing

So count your money and I'll count my friends
We'll see who's richer in the end
We'll see who's richer in the end
We'll see who's richer in the end!
4. Red in Tooth & Claw (4:14)
It always ends the same
I gave you all my heart just to watch it get thrown away
Thrown away
It takes a toll on my soul
Cause I'm starting to believe that love's just a game we play
Is it all just a game?

One day I'll heal but I'll be covered in scars
And I'll never forget watching it all fall apart
When you finally came clean about the lies and the games that you played from the start
It's like every second we spent together is always on repeat in the back of my mind
What was I thinking when I gave you my life?
You knew it would end
You knew this would die

You'll never find another one like me

I think I'd give you another chance if you deserved one
I think I'd have room in my heart but I simply reserved none
I'd let you beg on your knees for forgiveness at last
But you're just a mistake
Please give me my life back

You made me so insecure and unsure of everything I thought was real
I just wish I could rewind and go back to a time
When I knew what it was like to feel
I hope someday someone ruins you the way you ruined me
I just want you to know how it feels
I want you to see it's like my heart was made to be broken

Why can't I let go?
Now that it's over I just need you to know

I think I'd give you another chance if you deserved one
I think I'd have room in my heart but I simply reserved none
I'd let you beg on your knees for forgiveness at last
But you're just a mistake
Please give me my life
Give me my life back

They say it's better to have loved than never at all
But I can't seem to find any good in being thrown at the wall
I'm not sure if I can stand up from this fall
I lay tossing and turning and trying to forget
I thought I'd be over you by now
With all you put me through I'm full of regret
I wish I could just forget somehow

You'll never find another one like me, yeah

I think I'd give you another chance if you deserved one
I think I'd have room in my heart but I simply reserved none
I'd let you beg on your knees for forgiveness at last
But you're just a mistake
Please give me my life back
Please give me my life back
Give me my life back
Give me my life
5. Vices (4:08)
Drowning myself every night
Me versus me has always been my biggest fight
I've been so confused for so long
And the answers always seem so far out of sight
So I fill it up, fill it up one more time
So when everything is wrong at least I still feel right
I'm in the tunnel but I can't see the light

I just wanna feel whole again
So I can let you in
I just wanna feel whole again
I just want to feel whole
Oh, where is my self-control?
Where is my self-control?

And I've been thinking this could be the end of me
Who is this person in the mirror I see?
And I have come so far, thought I was so strong
The truth is I've just fed myself a lie for too long (for too long)
I never thought this would be me

But now I'm on the verge of self-destruction
How could this happen to me?
I've never been the type to run from anything, run from anything

So sick and tired of wondering where my morals have gone
My father didn't raise me to become this
Where did I go wrong?

There is not much left of me
I can't feel the ground beneath my feet
There is not much left of me

I let everyone around me down
And now I'm headed to the bottom of the bottle just to block out the sound
God I need you now

I've been thinking this could be the end of me
Who is this person in the mirror I see?
And I have come so far, thought I was so strong
The truth is I've just fed myself a lie for too (for too long)
This is my vice, this is me weak

I need your love to erase this doubt
I need your hand to pull me out

Sometimes I feel like I will never learn
Cause the bottle's always there when I have nowhere else to turn
Will I ever learn?
Will I ever learn?

I take another sip
The dark room that I'm in becomes dimly lit
This can't be all there is

And I've been thinking this could be the end of me
Who is this person in the mirror I see?
And I have come so far, thought I was so strong
The truth is I've just fed myself a lie for too long (for too long)
And the only one to blame is me

Who have I become?
This is my desperate shout
Pull me out
Pull me out
God I need you now
6. Legacy (4:04)
Chances to move mountains are few and far between
But only unseen by those who choose them to be
Live every day like it's your last chance to be heard and seen
Cause the good die young and the great change the course of history

Stop blending in and start speaking out
You'll never know what you can do if you don't try now
Lift up your eyes discouraged one
Keep moving forward 'til your battles have been won

They say you were created to do great things
But words only come to life when you believe
Stop blending in (stop blending in)
Start speaking out
Don't miss your opportunity

Do you have the courage to follow your heart? (follow your heart)
Your life could be over before you ever had a chance to start

Take what you can get while you can get it
And don't let anybody stand in your way
If you've got what it takes, make them believe it
They need to hear you from a mile away

They say you were created to do great things
But words only come to life when you believe
Stop blending in (stop blending in)
Start speaking out
Don't miss your opportunity

Lift up your eyes discouraged one
When you feel like giving up
When they say it can't be done
It's up to you to show them why they're wrong

Lift up your eyes discouraged one
When you feel like giving up
When they say it can't be done
It's up to you to show them why they're wrong
Lift up your eyes discouraged one
When you feel like giving up
When they say it can't be done
Show them they're wrong

What you do is up to you
Follow your heart and you will never lose

They say you were created to do great things
But words only come to life when you believe

You were created to do great things
But words only come to life when you believe
Stop blending in (stop blending in)
Start speaking out
Don't miss your opportunity

Reach for the sky
Nothing's impossible when you realize the strength is inside
Embrace the struggle when it's all you can see
Words only come to life when you believe
7. Miles Away (4:12)
I pack my bags and say goodbye to my wife
For what seems like the millionth time
They said it gets easier, but they lied
She looks at me and says, "Really baby, I will be just fine."
But then she looks away so I don't have to see her cry
And that is when I ask myself:

How am I supposed to be
Everything they expect me to be
When I feel so alone
'Cause I left my heart at home
She needs me, but I know they need me too
So God, give me the strength to do what you created me to do

Really I'm so thankful for the people I meet
The places I've been and the things I've seen
But when she's not here it doesn't feel like I'm living my dream
I know they say that no one is perfect
But I swear she's perfect for me
And that makes it so much harder to leave

How am I supposed to be
Everything they expect me to be
When I feel so alone
Cause I left my heart at home
She needs me, but I know they need me too
So God, give me the strength to do what you created me to do

If you miss me, I'm just a phone call away
Please be strong, be strong for me
I need you to show me how to change the inside of me
For my heart, for their sake
Be strong, be strong for me

How am I supposed to be
Everything they expect me to be
When I feel so alone, so alone

How am I supposed to be
Everything they expect me to be
When I feel so alone
Cause I left my heart at home
She needs me, but I know they need me too
So God, give me the strength to do what you created me to do
8. Jezebel (4:21)
She's on the prowl
She wants it all and she'll stop at nothing
But everyone knows, she's well aware of the fact that her self-respect was long lost on her search for something
First in line to give it up to the guy at the bar buying two drinks at a time
One track mind
It's disgusting that she thinks she's got it all figured out

But what she doesn't know is that to us she's just another one of them
Girls like you are a dime a dozen

Just leave, just leave
We're all better off without your...
Disease, disease
Take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me
It's obvious the stage is all that you see
So take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me

Just go

The innocent look on her face is all fake
She's worn out and worn down
From all the one night stands
Never any interest in a real man or a love that will last

Oh what a waste
What a waste of a beautiful face (a beautiful face)
Was it the way she was raised
Or just the terrible choices she's chosen to make?

Every night it's all the same
She steals another heart so she can drop another name
Oh what a shame
You're all the same
You're all the same
All dressed up in purple and pink
She'll do whatever it takes to get to VIP
She thinks everyone wants to see her down on her knees
But what she doesn't know is everyone just wants her to leave

Just leave, just leave
We're all better off without your...
Disease, disease
Take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me
It's obvious the stage is all that you see
So take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me

I can feel her staring at me from across the room
She's got the worst of intentions (she's got the worst of intentions)
And she smells like trouble and cheap perfume

She's got one thing on her mind
Her target locked in sight
She never gets denied
But tonight she'll be surprised
She knows every word to every song I write
So let's have a sing-along
Hello, hello
Hello and goodbye

One track mind
You wanna check me off the list? Yeah right!
The stage is all you see
So take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me
9. Losing Sight (3:40)
Wake me up, wake me up
I can't remember when enough was enough
I used to be so in love
With this life I lived before it was corrupt

Take me back to the me that wanted this more than anything
The me that said I would give up everything
Just to live one night in the life, I'm questioning

Where is the inspiration I need?
How could I hate this?
I used to crave this
I tell my stories as a form of release
I need them just as much as they need me

I always said I'd never waste a single second of this (second of this)
But sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks
How could I be such a hypocrite?

I think about it all so far, what we've been through
Who we were, who we are
These days the weight of the world is on my shoulders
I never thought it would be this hard

They come to me to show them who they're supposed to be
I don't wanna let them down
Lord give me the answers they seek
The strength to give to the weak
Give me the desire to plant the seed
This is so much bigger than me
I think I'm in over my head

Jet-lagged and restless and always beat down
The rooms are full but I'm always alone
This load is too much to carry on my own

I always said I'd never waste a single second of this (second of this)
But sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks
How could I be such a hypocrite?
We hold their hearts in the palms of our hands
I don't wanna take it for granted
I don't wanna waste the gift that I've been handed

I dig deep for what I know I need
To keep pushing forward, to keep moving
But they expect so much from me
I'm just a person, a human being

I feel dead inside
So burnt out from all I've seen
Maybe I've gone blind
From always being in the spotlight

I always said I'd never waste a single second of this
But sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks
How could I be such a hypocrite?
We hold their hearts in the palms of our hands
I don't wanna take it for granted
I don't wanna waste the gift that I've been handed

Why does the fire in my heart grow dimmer with each passing day?
Where is my passion?
Where is my flame?
10. Generation: Hate (4:27)
You sit at home feeling so strong from behind that screen
But honestly do you think those words you're typing are gonna change anything?
Could it be this is just an escape from all your insecurities? (insecurities)
Could it be your deepest secret is you wish that you were me?

Tell me what is it with this love to hate?
I think I'm starting to lose all my faith
This isn't how it's supposed to be

You see everything in black and white
Who are you to tell me what's wrong or right?
What could I possibly learn from someone like you?
You don't know the first thing about my life

Say what you will
You know it all or at least you think you do
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care, but
Everyone knows that you don't have a clue
So say what you will
But you wouldn't last a day in my shoes
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care, but
This is a war you will always lose

So go and disregard the blood, sweat and tears we shed for you
But who will have the upper hand
When this is over and I've done everything you wished you could do
Stop wasting my time
So full of things to say when you feel safe
Maybe I'll listen to you whine
The day you wanna say it to my face

Bring it on!

So many mouths that love to run
But I just laugh 'cause I've been confronted by none

Say what you will
You know it all or at least you think you do
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care, but
Everyone knows that you don't have a clue
So say what you will
But you wouldn't last a day in my shoes
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care, but
This is a war you will always lose

Say what you will (say what you will)
You know it all or at least you think you do
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care, but
Everyone knows that you don't have a clue
So say what you will
But you wouldn't last a day in my shoes (day in my shoes)
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care, but
This is a war you will always lose

I'm calling out my generation (it's up to us to change this)
This is an alarm
Can you hear it now?
It seems like "caring" is just a phase we're over now
I'm calling out my generation
You should be ashamed
Cause you're the ones to blame
This isn't how it's supposed to be
11. Vessels (2:46)
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