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This Light I Hold

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMetalcore
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Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2018-11-08)
1. Out Of It (4:14)
Inside my body, I'm a stranger!
Stuck in a place that never changes!
The world around me, seems unaffected!
But here I am behind the bars in my own prison!
Behind the bars in my own prison!

All my worst memories on repeat!
It's like my mind is the stuck on rewind, it's a vicious cycle that I can't break free!
I'm holding on but, it won't be long till:
I get so deep inside, I don't think I'll be coming out alive!
I tell myself that everything's alright but, I can't believe it when I know it's a lie!

I feel the pressure and it's hard to break
Is it to late to, make an escape to somewhere that I might have a second to think?
Without this dark cloud following me!

Locked inside of a nightmare, I think I threw away the key
And I'm so afraid of the ending
Cause all I see is me losing

I get so deep inside, I don't think I'll be coming out alive!
I tell myself that everything's alright but, I can't believe it when I know it's a lie!
All of reality starts to disappear again! When I'm stuck inside my head, someone get me out of it!

When I scream in my dreams, no one hears me
And when i wake I'm still alone, so I fall back asleep
When I bleed I start to feel but it leaves me empty!
I start to believe there's no saving me

I used to think I had it under control
Now darkness follows everywhere that I go!
No one can see it so I feel all alone
I'm dying inside but I don't let it show
My walls are caving in!
I'm suffocating!
Get me out!

I get so deep inside, I don't think I'll be coming out alive!
I tell myself that everything's alright but, I can't believe it when I know it's a lie!
All of reality starts to disappear again! When I'm stuck inside my head, someone get me out of it!
My eyes start to cross and I am slipping away again!
God I hope it's not the end, someone get me out, get me out of it!
2. Carry On (3:23)
Tug of war, back and forth
All regard goes out the door
Set your sights on goals and awards
Become obsessed and watch succes unfold

Decrease the morals, increase the funds
Don't be too preachy if you want to be loved
Forget conviction, just have some fun
Mindless words can take you to number one

Say I'm selfish, say I'm changed
Say I abandoned what I set out to be
Say I'm different now, say I'm lost
But I'll stay true no matter what the cost

I'll stand and fight for what I love and know is right
I'll carry on, I'll carry on
Until my days are gone
You can try to turn me into something I am not
But I'll stay strong. I'll carry on
Until my days are gone

Careful what you say
They don't need to know what you believe
God forbid, I stand for something
God forbid, I stand alone
God forbid, I tell my story
God forbid, it offers hope

Sell your soul for platinum
Deny the truth for gold
You can be the next big thing
If you turn your back on what you know

I'll stand and fight for what I love and know is right
I'll carry on, I'll carry on
Until my days are gone
You can try to turn me into something I am not
But I'll stay strong. I'll carry on
Until my days are gone

I will never be like you
I'm not a puppet on a string
I'm not one of your machines
I'm not doing this for you
I'm not doing this for me
It's bigger than what you choose to see

I'll stand and fight for what I love and know is right
I will carry on
Until my days are gone
They try to turn me into something I am not
But I will carry on, I will carry on
Until my days are gone
3. Wanting More (3:47)
I want it, I got it
It's like I just can't get enough
I see it, I need it
More of whatever keeps me numb
I feel it consuming but I'll ignore that till I die
I want what they have and I won't stop until it's mine

I fear myself becoming calloused and unable to feel
Greed takes over!
I lose control and question what is real
I want more than I need, the American dream
Take and take until I have everything
Now I'm covered in greed and the reflection I see doesn't look like the man I want to be
I spent my life chasing after things that I fought for and now I'm torn
Because none of it has ever satisfied my soul
It just leaves me wanting more

I know that it's wrong but it feels so right
I can't deny!
I'm losing this war with my self-indulgent life

What if I gave it all away, and shed the layers of the selfishness I hate?
I want to be free but I'm so afraid that I am too far gone and I'm stuck with all the choices I have made

There has to be more to life because I got it all, and never got it right
There's got to be more than this
Tell me there is something that I missed

I spent my life chasing after things that I fought for and now I'm torn, because none of it has ever satisfied my soul
It just leaves me wanting more
I gave myself to things I thought I loved but they never gave me enough
Now I'm right back where I started from
I'm so sick of wanting more
I'm so sick of wanting more!

Want and want and want until we want to die because we never find what we're looking for
What are we looking for?
Consume, consume, consume until it consumes us
Want and want and want
When will it stop?

I spent my life chasing after things that I fought for and now I'm torn, because none of it has ever satisfied my soul
It just leaves me wanting more
I gave myself to things I thought I loved but they never gave me enough
Now I'm right back where I started from
I'm so sick of wanting more
4. Sever The Ties (3:33)
Remember when you said we were in this together?
We only had one goal in mind:
To be the best that we could be for each other;
To look ahead and put our differences aside

I can swear that you're a different person now
All you want these days is a fight
I could've sworn that this would end up different
But I'm tired of trying
Cause we can't see eye to eye
We don't see eye to eye!

I feel the separation
It's time that you go your way, I'll go mine

All I ever wanted was the best for us
Then out of nowhere you were out of touch
I really think I should've done this sooner
I only wish I would've never gave so much

I feel the separation
It's time that you go your way, I'll go mine
I watched you change into everything you use to hate
And push me away, cause you're scared of what I'll say

I didn't want this, it kills me inside
I have no choice but to sever the ties

What happened to the you I use to know?
Was it ever real, or was it just a show?
The trust, the love, the bond we had, where did it go?
Where did it go?
What happened to the you I use to know?

I poured out, gave you everything
Now I wish I could take it back
Go now, far away from me
Before I lose what little patience I have

I believed every lie you told
And now I think that I am better off alone
You only took and always asked for more
Now give me back every part of my life you stole

I watched you change into everything you use to hate
And push me away, cause you're scared of what I'll say

I didn't want this, it kills me inside
I have no choice but to sever the ties
5. The Enemy (3:51)
I've seen your work, I'm not impressed
Devoted to your emptiness
You get so close to me
I know you're reaching for my throat

I feel you breathing down my neck
I hate this feeling in my chest
Bring your destruction
But you'll never crush my soul

Who do you think you are
You'll never shake the ground that I stand on

You were defeated before you began
Deceiving the world with lies
That you hold inside the cold grip of your hand

You always kick me when I'm down
But cheap shots can't keep me on the ground
I'll keep my head high
With my fist up until the final round

Did you really think I'd fall for this
You lie, you cheat, you steal, you make me sick
You are the enemy we're up against
And we will bring you to your knees

You were defeated before you began
Deceiving the world with lies
That you hold inside the cold grip of your hand

You are the poison but I have the cure
So I'll stand tall until the final battle
Finally takes you off your throne

You've stolen hope from everyone I know
You speak evil from your lips
You won't get away with this

I've seen the last of your story
I know how this all ends
We've been victorious from the beginning
We've been victorious
We've been victorious
From the beginning

You were defeated before you began
Deceiving the world with lies
That you hold inside the cold grip of your hand

You are the poison but I have the cure
So I'll stand tall until the final battle
Finally takes you off your throne
6. This Light I Hold (feat. Jacoby Shaddix) (4:08)
I feel the spotlight. I see their eyes.
They lit a fire just to burn me alive.
I feel the judgment. I hear the lies,
But I won't go down without a fight.
I won't go down without a fight.
I'm not going down.

I hear them twist my words and mock everything I'm saying.
They hope I'll crash and burn but I'm here and I'm staying.
It's like everywhere I turn, my enemies are waiting
To hurt me cause they're hurt, so I keep on praying.

I feel the spotlight. I see their eyes.
They lit a fire just to burn me alive.
I feel the judgment. I hear the lies,
But I won't go down without a fight.

I'm here & I'm not leaving until I'm finished.
With every punch you throw, I'll get back up & go.
Hate me, but I never said you had to listen.
This story is my own and this light I hold will glow.

They stabbed me in the back, but these scars have made me stronger.
Always under attack but I can't be conquered.
Remind me of what I lack and hope I won't last much longer.
Try to push me off track but I'll stay right here with my honor.

I'm here and I'm not leaving until I'm finished.
With every punch you throw, I'll get back up and go.
Hate me, but I never said you had to listen.
This story is my own and this light I hold will glow.
This light I hold will glow.

You should know by now, you can't just push me out.
I will not let this go.
I might be bruised and beat but I am on my feet.
You'll never win this war.
This story is my own.
With my hands raised up high I'll keep fighting the good fight and I am not alone.
This light I hold will glow!

I'm here and I'm not leaving until I'm finished.
With every punch you throw, I'll get back up and go.
Hate me, but I never said you had to listen.
This story is my own and this light I hold will glow.
This light I hold will glow.

I feel the spotlight. I see their eyes.
They lit a fire just to burn me alive.
I feel the judgment. I hear the lies,
But I won't go down without a fight.
7. That's Just Life (3:37)
I know how it feels to feel alone
The king of my own fears, I never leave the throne
And I've been searching for a place inside my soul
Where all my demons can't find me when I go
"Pull it together," they say
So I keep hoping for better days

I'd be lying if I said that I was fine
Cause I feel pain sometimes that I cannot describe
So do I raise my fist and curse up at the sky
Or do I close my eyes and realize, that's just life?

I know how it feels to lose control
The weight inside myself is not always my own
And I am broken, where I'll end up I don't know
But maybe that's the point, so I trust in you alone

I'd be lying if I said that I was fine
Cause I feel pain sometimes that I cannot describe
So do I raise my fist and curse up at the sky
Or do I close my eyes and realize, that's just life?

I'm holding onto hope as I turn the page
And I'm praying there is peace to be found in the pain
Tell me that tomorrow won't be the same
And tell me that this is just a season and my story doesn't end this way

I'd be lying if I said that I was fine
Cause I feel pain sometimes that I cannot describe
So do I raise my fists and curse up at the sky
Or do I close my eyes and realize, that's just life?
8. Letting Go (3:30)
If I cling to my emotions, will I feel alive again?
And when I've been reduced to nothing, will the story finally make sense?
There is a constant war inside of me
And I've always been my own worst enemy, so when will it end?
When will I find the freedom I've been dreaming of?

Letting go is all I've ever known
Hoping that tomorrow brings peace to my soul
Will I ever find a way to grow?
Letting go is all I've ever known

The sweet taste of surrender, I hit the ground and feel alive
I see the truth behind the lies
I feel hope begin to rise!

Letting go is all I've ever known
Hoping that tomorrow brings peace to my soul
Will I ever find a way to grow?
Letting go is all I've ever known

I feel crushed, I feel small
With my back against the wall, I feel the pain!
This is life!
This is war, at the end of every road I find my way!

Letting go is all I've ever known
Hoping that tomorrow brings peace to my soul
Will I ever find a way to grow?
Letting go is all I've ever known
9. The Antidote (3:35)
Hate plagues the world and kills relationship
Before it ever could start
Imperfect creatures that are insecure
So we hide behind our broken hearts
Keep distance from those who need us
Because we won't admit that we need them too
Afraid to give ourselves to someone else
Because we're scared of what we might lose
Everyone wants to be understood
So why don't we just listen more and get off our pedestals

I've seen the darkness be defeated
I've seen the power
I believe it now!
Love is the antidote
Yeah I believe it now!
Our one and only hope
To turn the world around

You become the cancer
When you start to think you've got it all figured out
So why would we believe that our opinions
Would be enough to show the world what love's about?
Stop and think before you speak!

I've seen the darkness be defeated
I've seen the power
I believe it now!
Love is the antidote
Yeah I believe it now!
Our one and only hope
To turn the world around

The words you speak
Can set a broken world free
The power lies in who we choose to be

Stop trying to solve the problems
That you don't understand
Maybe if we learned to show compassion
The world wouldn't think we had guns in our hands!

Called to love
Called to lead
Have we forgotten who we're called to be?
Build them up!
Don't break them down
The way we love can turn the world around
Turn the world around!

I've seen the darkness be defeated
I've seen the power
I believe it now!
Love is the antidote
Yeah I believe it now!
Our one and only hope
To turn the world around
Stop and think before you speak!
10. Better Things (3:57)
Growing pains
Becoming who I was made to be
I try to walk away
But all my mistakes keep chasing me
I fall down
When I'm alone and temptation is on display
All these stains
They cover me
Memories that won't go away
But you say you'll carry my weight
Through the storm
Cover my mistakes
You say to never be afraid
And hold onto the promises you made

I ran but you always chased me
I see you in my dreams
You are the air I breathe
And all the walls that I built are breaking
So now I see that you're leading me onward to better things

I've seen the evidence
I've watched my heart change every day
Believe me when I say
This will never ever be easy
But I have seen and I believe
You hold my heart while it's breaking

I ran but you always chased me
I see you in my dreams
You are the air I breathe
And all the walls that I built are breaking
So now I see that you're leading me onward to better things
You never failed me
I fell away
But you never left me
You never left me

(Temptation come my way
I am stronger now than I have ever been)
Temptation come my way
I am stronger now than I have ever been
Temptation come my way
I am stronger now and I am not afraid!
I am stronger now and I am not afraid
You lead me to better things
Temptation come my way
Because I am more than my mistakes

I ran but you always chased me
I see you in my dreams
You are the air I breathe
And all the walls that I built are breaking
So now I see that you're leading me onward to better things
You never failed me
I fell away but you never left me
You never left me
11. Not Over Yet (feat. Larry Soliman) (3:50)
She used to feel beautiful
Before the world made her feel so small
Now she prays that she just won't feel at all

He used to believe he was strong
Undefeated by this army of one
Before the voices told him he was wrong

Don't let your fears keep you from dreaming
It's all a lie when you believe you can't
If you're not trying
You're dying
So grab the wheel with your hands

When they try to tell you
That your one and only shot failed
It's not over yet!
Keep pushing forward
And I know one day you'll prevail
It's not over yet!
(It's not over yet!)

Falling down is life
Living is getting back up again
Don't let your spirit die
Keep fighting for a passion
And a will to live
Because I believe that your spark can start a fire

When they try to tell you
That your one and only shot failed
It's not over yet!
Keep pushing forward
And I know one day you'll prevail
It's not over yet!
Let your fears fall by the wayside
It's not over yet

Take what they say
And turn it inside out
There's a Silver lining
In the clouds of doubt
Lean into the storm
With open arms and let them know
You didn't come this far to just let go

I believe that your spark
Can start a fire!
When they try to tell you
That your one and only shot failed
It's not over yet!
Keep pushing forward
And I know one day you'll prevail
It's not over yet!
Let your fears fall by the wayside
Keep on fighting for a better life
It's not over yet
Yeah!
Dream on
Dream on!
In the middle of the storm
Raise your fist and scream
"it's not over yet"!
12. Unashamed (3:29)
I see a world running in circles
They don't know what they're chasing
They find the pain with the money and fame
Looking for love in all the wrong places
I see the look on their face, I think they're about to cave in
I can't just stand by and wait
Hoping that somehow they make it out
So here I go!

I've got nothing to be ashamed of
So why should I hide and wait for someone else to say the word?
There is nothing to be afraid of
So I'll spend my life speaking what I know needs to be heard

They hide their pain, and embrace the darkness
Alone and what they're facing
If I keep quiet while I watch them dying
I am no different than the demons that they're fighting

I've got nothing to be ashamed of
So why should I hide and wait for someone else to say the word?
There is nothing to be afraid of
So I'll spend my life speaking what I know needs to be heard
I will illuminate with every word I say
Until my dying day I will be unashamed

I am no stranger to the pain of being hated
But I just can't bear the weight of a life that's wasted.
I won't waste it!

If I stare right into their eyes and never say a word
I gave up on who I'm to be
If I don't share this love I've found, I am the one to blame
This is not my secret to keep

I've got nothing to be ashamed of
I've got nothing to be ashamed of
So why should I hide and wait for someone else to say the word?
There is nothing to be afraid of
So I'll spend my life speaking what I know needs to be heard

I've got nothing to be ashamed of
So why should I hide and wait for someone else to say the word?
Until my dying day, I will be unashamed!
13. Live It Well (3:56)
Am I being honest with myself?
Is this where I'm supposed to be?
Am I really making a difference for something bigger than me?
What will I leave behind?
What will they say when I die?

What is the story my life will tell?
Did I tell it with my whole heart?
Did I live it for more than myself?
And did I live it well?

If see the door, and don't walk through it
Is the blood on my hands?
You tell me I'm thinking too much
But you already had a plan

I know I feel this way 'cause I'm afraid
That I won't add up to standards I create
What will my story be?

What is the story my life will tell?
Did I tell it with my whole heart?
Did I live it for more than myself?
And did I live it well?
Was I the hero or the villain?
Was I a hypocrite, or did I live it?
What is the story my life will tell?
And did I live it well, did I live it well?

Did I make them proud?
Did I live out loud?
Will they remember me for something more than just the words I sang?

When I go, I wanna know
That I was something more than just a name on a stone
And when I leave, I hope they say
That I chose to live my life for something bigger than me

What will they say when I die?
What is the story my life will tell?
Did I tell it with my whole heart?
Did I live it for more than myself?
And did I live it well? Did I live it well?
Was I the hero or the villain?
Was I a hypocrite, or did I live it?
What is the story my life will tell?
And did I live it well, did I live it well?

At the end when all is said and done
And I take my last breath
Did I live it well?
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