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Dear Youth

(2014)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMetalcore, Melodic Hardcore
LabelsEpitaph
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  2
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Dear Youth Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level chelsea485
1. Avalanche
I can’t stop screaming these words over again.
Until breath escapes and my chest caves in.
It doesn’t matter where I’ve been. Can’t give in, and shut down.
Just breathe in and breathe out and begin.
I shook the hand of doubt so I could sever the lines that he spits from his mouth.
And now it’s time to pull through. Something I must do with or without you.

I’ve been here one time, two times, now three times before.
Long enough not to wait around for that knock upon my door.
I’m staring at the face of doubt so I can’t forget who I’m cutting out.
Why put in my all just to watch my buildings fall?

Hey, hey, I'm living for today.
Forgetting things I can't change unwinds me.
Hey, hey, nothing stands in my way.
Time stopped when I broke the chains that bound me.

It all comes down to this. Both truth and consequence.
I need something more than an empty promise.
To believe in something, just one thing, that will never go wrong, not today.
Letdown after letdown, I’m done.

Hey, hey, I'm living for today.
Forgetting things I can't change unwinds me.
Hey, hey, nothing stands in my way.
Time stopped when I broke the chains that bound me.

Count the clock till the overhaul.
You built a bomb inside my walls.
Count the clock till we're out of hand.
You build, build now we're caught in the avalanche.

Reset, rebuild. You wrecked this city but not my will.
2. Move Me
I leave behind this sentiment to the man that I'll become.
Telling him not to be burdened by the things that I have done.
The longest days and endless nights have become the routine.
Far beyond frustration. It's the end to all my means.

Constantly incomplete.

With my back against the wall, I stack brick by brick.
I will rise above them all like this.

I may not be forgiven, but I forgave and I'll forget.
Going through the motions is no way to exist.
So if there's anybody out there that's so sick of feeling alone,
Has the damage already been done? You gotta get from underneath that gun.

We walk before we run.

With my back against the wall, I stack brick by brick.
I will rise above them all like this.

Move me, choose me. Please before you lose me.
Find me, drive me. End the things that pride me.
Move me, improve me. Ignite the flame that ruled me.
Guide me, collide me. I need something to survive me.

With my back against the wall. I will rise above them all like this.
Coming back against all odds, I stack brick by brick. I will rise above them all like this.
3. Out of Control
It appears that we can’t rely on common sense.
Let’s act our age and turn the page on this intolerance.
Because we’re not meant to live like this. By-products of ignorance.

This is out of control, it’s out of control, it's gotta go. You're scared of what you don’t know.
I’ll say this over again, and over again, until it ends. A house divided will never stand.

Always failing to be accepting cause hatred stems from uncertainty.
Speaking down from above casts a shadow on the ones in search of the sun.
You think you’re better than me? Your words of “wisdom” are spreading disease.
But you won’t get the better of me. Walk in these shoes before you trample my feet.

This is out of control, it’s out of control, it's gotta go. You're scared of what you don’t know.
I’ll say this over again, and over again, until it ends. A house divided will never stand.

We tear each other down to build ourselves up. A system failure, enough is enough.
“Cause in a world this shaky and unstable, we've got to be less fucking hateful.”
Knuckles white. This is beyond aggression.
Knuckles white. Because we need new direction.

This is out of control, it’s out of control, it's gotta go. You're scared of what you don’t know.
I’ll say this over again, and over again, until it ends. A house divided will never stand.
This is out of control, it’s out of control, it's gotta go. You're scared of what you don’t know.
I’ll say this over again, and over again, until it ends. A house divided will never stand.

This is out of control. I’ll say this over again.
A house divided will never stand.
4. With The Wolves
Somewhere along the way we got thrown off track.
Though we tried so hard to keep ourselves in check.
We’ve grown so used to this lack of sleep. Exhausted from an overwhelming defeat.

Whoa, I can't find my way.
There's no path to guide me. The more I give in, the more it haunts me.
And I've given up control. I suffer just to run with the wolves.

So I sing these words to the fortunate. The ones who look alive.
Never living life in disconnect, through someone else's eyes.

Whoa, I can't find my way.
There's no path to guide me. The more I give in, the more it haunts me.
And I like a fool, am burned. I give and give with no return.

Whoa, there's no path to guide me. The more I give in, the more it haunts me.
And I've given up control. I suffer just to run with the wolves.

Nothing will be earned by skipping stones.
Lessons won’t be learned through broken bones.
One by one, we're losing ourselves.
Like a flame burning out, but I have a light.
When you’re in the dark and out of doubt, find me.

God, what have I done?
I’ve lost myself for no one.

Whoa, I can't find my way.
There's no path to guide me. The more I give in, the more it haunts me.
And I like a fool, am burned. I give and give with no return.

Whoa, there's no path to guide me. The more I give in, the more it haunts me.
And I've given up control. I suffer just to run with the wolves.
5. Mercy
For whom the bell tolls.

There’s a hurricane raging inside me. The second wave is right there behind me.
Don’t leave me alone, as this fire burns whole. Before there’s nothing left to atone.
Breathe new life into me. Send waves to crash right through me.
I wear the perfect disguise, right behind my eyes.

Its got me coming undone.
My facade made of stone. I'm deep beneath now, I need to let go.
This life has taken it's toll. I can’t be myself pleasing everyone else. No!

First one up in line when there is hell to pay. Filthy hands that never wash away.
This is one time I won’t being subjective.
I need to see things from a brand new perspective.

Because I’m coming undone.
My facade made of stone. I'm deep beneath, now I need to let go.
This life has taken it's toll. I can’t be myself pleasing everyone else. No!

I’d like to think I’d never cave in. A vicious battle I may never win.
And I’d like to think I’ll come out stronger. Life’s swinging hard but I’m swinging harder.

For whom the bell tolls.
"I have an inheritance from my father, it’s the moon and the sun.
And although that I roam all over the world, the spending’s never done."

My facade made of stone. I'm deep beneath, now I need to let go.
This life has taken it's toll. I can’t be myself pleasing everyone else. No!
6. Phoenix Flame
Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe.

I'll never be what you think I should be. No, not today.
I'll never say all the things I should say. I'm only human.

More often than not, you're gonna feel alone.
It's a long fall from the top. Can you stand it?
Gave it all that I've got everywhere I roamed.
I can't do this alone, can you help me?

This is how it ends. We fall, we mend.
Burn and start again. Rebuild, forget.
Lest we forget.

Breathe in, breathe out.
7. Dear Youth (Day 52)
The second hand looks like a knife
As it's counting down the rest of our lives.
So hard to swallow,
No steps to follow,
It became so hard to survive.

Dear Youth,
What was your one big plan?
You made us believe
We had the world in our hands!
We left home
With nowhere to go,
Facing our fears as we brave the unknown!

All I have to keep
Are these jaded old memories,
From screams of how it used to be.

I once was blind,
But now I can see
That words of rationality
Were wasted on me!

So I said goodbye;
It's just a memory
That hasn't come to be.

But I recognize
That if you’re on the right track
But catch the wrong train,
Nothing ends the same.

Dear Youth,
What was your one big plan?
You made us believe
We had the world in our hands!
We left home
With nowhere to go,
Facing our fears as we brave the unknown!

Dear Youth,
Put back those thoughts in my head,
The ones where I believe
That I am boundless again.
I know we're at the end of the road.
This is our story,
This was our home.

We were unbreakable!

Alive and well, the days are shrinking.
Alive and well, each moment more fleeting.
Alive and well, we gave our best.
Alive and well, you know the rest!
8. Wide Eyed
This is not a dream cause I am not asleep.
I’ll need more than a metaphor if I want to earn my keep.
My head is in clouds. My feet are on the ground. Even if I fall I’ll always stand proud.

I'll carry my weight where brave dare go.
Through sleet, through rain, I'll trail courses unknown.
I'll carry my weight making sand out of stone.
I'll blaze this trail alone and take the long road.

Day in, day out, your heart’s growing colder.
Your prying hands can’t lift that chip off your shoulder.
Fade in, fade out, you fight with apathy.
Don't cloud my vision when you’re the one who can’t see.

I'll carry my weight where brave dare go.
Through sleet, through rain, I'll trail courses unknown.
I'll carry my weight making sand out of stone.
I'll blaze this trail alone and take the long way home.

I was always talking to myself because nobody would stick around.
Developed my own language and now I'm the loudest in the crowd.
(Now I have to) ask myself why they wanna stick around?
It's funny how they lift you up before they put you in the ground.

Remember those things we were all meant to fear.
And laugh as we realize they all got us here.
I am the one. Unfortunate sun.
My death made a mark while your lives faded away.

I'll carry my weight where brave dare go.
Through sleet, through rain, I'll trail courses unknown.
I'll carry my weight making sand out of stone.
I'll blaze this trail alone and take the long way home.

I find strength where others find defeat. My eyes are open as I push on.
I used to always feel alone, but now I know I’m not the only one.
9. My Endnote
Consider this my endnote to be read when I’m gone.
I have always been looking for this, dying for this, but It seems I've lost track.
This is everything I believed in. This is what I'll take back.

We won’t compete. I won’t fight for a throne that doesn’t exist.
We won’t compete. Everything we have is lost through arrogance.
We won’t compete. I won’t fight for a throne that doesn’t exist.
We won’t compete. It’s only us who feel the consequence.

I choose to start today because I’m longing for a life less plagued.
Where we both know, that if we both go, then we leave behind an empty page.

Why would I fight a war when I’ve lost everything I'm fighting for?
Why do you turn your head when together we could wake the dead?

This is not beyond repair.
This is a certainty. This is a must for me.
Because it’s not beyond repair.

We won’t compete. I won’t fight for a throne that doesn’t exist.
We won’t compete. Everything we have is lost through arrogance.
We won’t compete. I won’t fight for a throne that doesn’t exist.
We won’t compete. It’s only us who feel the consequence.

You can't break me.
I have taken the stand and I have earned my place.
Those who breed disgrace remain faceless.

With my head held high, I’ll give until I am gone. You can't break me.
With my head held high, I’ve been here all along. You can't break me.
10. The Other Half
We believe in a system that has long been broken.
We turn the other cheek without a glimpse of emotion.
Always looking out for number one. Why do you need more while others have none?

Measure my worth by what I’ve done, not what I’ve become.

I spanned the oceans. I’ve seen the skies. That’s all I’m ever gonna need to get by.
My favorite things in life, aren’t even things at all.
Nothing that drives my soul is even tangible.
Just because you want, doesn’t mean that you need.

We’ve come so far from the lives that we’re meant to live.
But there’s so much more that I have left to give.
We always borrow time that can’t be given back.
We let it slip away and never pick up the slack.

I spanned the oceans. I’ve seen the skies. That’s all I’m ever gonna need to get by.
My favorite things in life, aren’t even things at all.
Nothing that drives my soul is even tangible.
Just because you want, doesn’t mean that you need.

Force fed and misled. Now we hang by a thread.
Force fed and misled. But not me, I see red.

You need to hear this.
Measure my worth by what I’ve done, not what I’ve become.
Are you listening?
Measure my worth by what I’ve done, not what I’ve become.

I’ve spanned the oceans. I’ve seen the skies. That’s all I’m ever gonna need to get by.
My favorite things in life aren’t even things at all.
But they’re the things that keep my heart full.
11. Blank Pages
We're from a long line of people running from themselves.
Let's look alive. The sun is blocked out from sight. All days turn to night.
I'm done running from myself. I speak for no one else. No.
Everyday in succession. Until we come undone. Nah.

This is me. This is you.
Yeah, we're coming unglued.
Like a page pulled from the bind.

I can’t stop screaming these words over again.
Until breath escapes and my chest caves in.
It doesn’t matter where I’ve been. Can’t give in, and shut down.
Just breathe in and breathe out and begin.
I shook the hand of doubt so I could sever the lines that he spits from his mouth.
And now it’s time to pull through. Something I must do with or without you.

What you see is what they want you to see.
You've got to learn that for yourself and not from me.
Lessons learned in a lifetime. Sleep with an open eye. What's yours ain't mine.
No matter what we're gonna pull through. Just like we always do. Yeah, ain't that the truth.

This is me. This is you.
Riding on a fault line.
Yeah, as we divide.

I can’t stop screaming these words over again.
Until breath escapes and my chest caves in.
It doesn’t matter where I’ve been. Can’t give in, and shut down.
Just breathe in and breathe out and begin.
I shook the hand of doubt so I could sever the lines that he spits from his mouth.
And now it’s time to pull through. Something I must do with or without you.

Once more into the fray.
Once more doing what's expected of me until it ends.
It ends as it begun. Then our work is done...
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