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Tracing Back Roots

(2013)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresAtmospheric Metalcore, Post-Rock
Album rating :  71 / 100
Votes :  5
Lyrics > W > We Came As Romans Lyrics (48) > Tracing Back Roots Lyrics (11)
Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2017-09-26)
1. Tracing Back Roots (3:39)
Eight years ago I committed a sin
And there were many more that followed with
Some that changed my mind
Some that broke me down
But all of them made me who I am now
All of them made me who I am now
All of them made me who I am now

I lived in the bliss of ignorance
And slowly sank into self-doubt
I had to answer my own questions
As I attempted to crawl out

After these years on the road
Was this really my home?
Why do I feel so alone?
In my chest there's a hole
Why do I feel so alone?
Why do I feel so alone?

In my chest there's a hole
I've tried to keep it full
But there's a break in the hull
Depression floods like frozen water's cold
Is this life drowning me?
I am a ship lost out at sea

Eight years ago I admitted a dream
To chase it I had to give up everything
But the things I've learned and the things I've found
All of them made me who I am now
All of them made me who I am now

After years on the road
It was never my home (never my home)

After years on the road
It was never my home (never my home)

My home is in the words you sing
Every letter of the notes you bring
Every story you tell of feeling alive
When you hear these words
And you change your life
You change your mind, the way you think
These words last forever on your skin in ink

(Oooh, oooh)
My home is in your heart
[X6]
2. Fade Away (3:45)
I won't fade away

Like a flame burnt out
You're a shadow of yourself
A memory blacked out
The bridge has been burned down
Less is learned in time
When you fade to the background
Will you take my hand?
We will walk this road
We can change the map
I won't fade away
I know you've been hurt
But I will swear to stay

I can be your strength
To find your way back home

I won't fade away
Like the ones before
I won't let you down
We'll leave them miles away
I know your heart's been torn
I won't let you down
However long it takes
I will, I will never break
Whatever path we take
I won't, I won't fade away

Like a thought recalled
Picked up when we fall
Held fast through it all
All these wars with you
Learned to make it through
You know our hearts are true
Now don't look to the past
Leave the thoughts you had
Those words and things you've planned
We won't fade again
We're all broken
We'll make it in the end

I can be your strength
To find your way back home

I won't fade away
Like the ones before
I won't let you down
We'll leave them miles away
I know your heart's been torn
I won't let you down
However long it takes
I will, I will never break
Whatever path we take
I won't, I won't fade away

Rise higher
Your mind is an echo
Your mind is an echo
Shine brighter
Get out of the shadows
Get out of the shadows
I won't fade away

I won't fade away
Like the ones before
I won't let you down
We'll leave them miles away
I know your heart's been torn
I won't let you down
However long it takes
I will, I will never break
Whatever path we take
I won't, I won't fade away

I won't fade away
I won't fade away!
3. I Survive (feat. Aaron Gillespie of The Almost) (4:09)
Holding on with all I have inside for the sake of my life
I'm pulled underwater
Crying out I call for anyone to share this fight
But I'm sinking farther
So weathered, worn and battered, I will stay
Keep treading, as I'm dreading the waves
My hands are tied but I will make it
I'm not shaken
Even when my mind's exhausted, I survive
And the world tries to drown you out
Flooding your life like water-filled lungs
Waiting for the day this storm will pass and leave my life
It only makes me stronger
I don't want to wait, but all that has been on my mind is, how much longer?
So weathered, worn and battered, I will stay
Keep treading, as I'm dreading the waves
My hands are tied but I will make it
I'm not shaken
Even when my mind's exhausted, I survive
And the world tries to drown you out
Flooding your life like water-filled lungs
And the waves try to wash you away
Brace yourself, head high, heart strong
I will keep my head and heart above the waves
My hands are tired but I will make it
I'm not shaken
Even when my mind's exhausted, I survive
My heart is tired but it's not breaking
Now I'm awakened
No matter what the cost is, I survive
And the world tries to drown you out
Flooding your life like water-filled lungs
And the waves try to wash you away
Brace yourself, head high, heart strong
4. Ghosts (3:27)
Bad habits are ghosts haunting me
A thought that never leaves
From when I wake until I sleep
To seek heaven in my dreams
Where I feel I can finally breathe
Forget everything
Away from my reality
Because as long as I stay here
I won't face my fears
Right now I fear myself
And what my heart held
The worst words or warmest heart
Self-serving or selfless love
I will scream til the breath is gone from my lungs
I will scream til it's gone
I will leave all the rest of my ghosts behind
I will leave them behind
Ghosts haunting me aren't defining me
Ghosts taunting me are reminding me
Change the way you act, change the way you live
Change the way you act, not just the way you think
Change the way you live, live by the words you say
I will scream til the breath is gone from my lungs
I will scream til it's gone
I will leave all the rest of my ghosts behind
I will leave them behind
Change the way you act, not just the way you think
Change the way you live, live the way you claim
Words are just words, until they're put to work
And it will be actions, not words, that change this earth
5. Present, Future and Past (3:27)
Try to destroy me
I am a soldier
I am a riot
I am the new age
I am the liar
I am an idea
I am steadfast
I am present, future and past!

Like a forest burning
Time is running out
And the tides keep turning
I am here, I am now

Like a wave that’s breaking
I will take you out
Try to destroy me, try to destroy me

Go!

Try to destroy me!

As much as you hold me, I will escape
Everything that you told me, I will change
Don’t think you can rule me, I am a rock
Your words can’t control me, It’s only just struck

Like a forest burning
Time is running out
And the tides keep turning
I am here, I am now

You are a jokester
You aren’t dying
Bring out the old days
The flames are rising
A burning empire
Is all I need
There is no truth in a fire
Burn so passionate

Tear me up
Don’t make a difference at all
Take me down
Don’t make a difference at all
Tear me up
(Don’t make a difference)

Like a forest burning
Time is running out
And the tide keeps turning
I am here, I am now

Like a wave that’s breaking
I will take you out
Try to destroy me
Try to destroy me

I am a soldier
I am a riot
I am the new age
I am the liar
I am an idea
I am steadfast
I am present, future and past!

Try to destroy me (Try to destroy me)
Try to destroy me (Try to destroy me)
Try to destroy me (Try to destroy me)
Try to destroy me!
6. Never Let Me Go (3:37)
My body shivers at the thought of getting up.
My heart is starting to accept that I am giving up
No strength left.
Is it over yet?
Am I thinking with my heart or with my head?
Through distance, you remind me that

Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me go.

So hold me close and never let me, never let me go
At my lowest of lows, when I need you the most.
If our lives reverse, could you look for me, could you look for me first?
I will hold you close, I will never let you go
I will never let you go
I will never let you go

My hands welcome yours as you begin to see me
My heart is starting to accept your rescue completely
This new life that you placed in my heart
I hope that I will make it through to you
And in my steps you will follow behind, Oooohhh
Don't let me go!

So hold me close and never let me, never let me go
At my lowest of lows, when I need you the most
If our lives reverse, could you look for me, could you look for me first?
I will hold you close
I will never let you go.

And if our lives reverse
And if you fall in first
I will hold you close
I'll never let you go
And if our lives reverse
And if you fall in first
I will hold you close
I'll never let you go

So hold me close and never let me, never let me go
At my lowest of lows, when I need you the most.
If our lives reverse, could you look for me, could you look for me first?
I will hold you close, I will never let you go
I will never let you go
I will never let you go
7. Hope (4:08)
Yeah

Sometimes I feel so wrong
Like I'm being held down
I feel my heart like a rock, it's sinking
These days can get so dark
Like an eclipse in the sky
But I can rise above
I can find the light

I can run
I can change all the answers
Or what I'll hope they'll be

I won't stop
I won't let my own questions
Fade away in my dreams

Don't fade away

We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
Are you in or you out?
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

We all fall, crawl out of the fear you're in
Don't give up
We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer whoa whoa
So give me an answer, now whoa whoa
Give me an answer

Stand up
You have a voice to be heard
You're worth more than words
So let your fire burn
Oh, your flame will be lit
Again when a candle is burned at both ends
And there's nothing left

You can change
You can become selfless
You're not set in stone

You will wade through mistakes that we all make
But just hold on

Don't fade away (hold on)

We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
Are you in or you out?
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

We all fall, crawl out of the fear you're in
Don't give up
We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

We are the one true hope (whoa)
So are you with me (whoa)
Or will you fall to your knees? (whoa)

We are the one true hope (whoa)
So are you with me (whoa)
Or will you fall to your knees? (whoa)

We are the one true hope
We are the one true hope

We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
Are you in or you out?
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

We all fall, crawl out of the fear you're in
Don't give up
We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer whoa whoa
Give me an answer, now whoa whoa
Give me an answer
8. Tell Me Now (3:16)
Stuck at a fork in the road, which way should I go?
One path leads me home, the other leaves me alone
The impact of one choice is so endless
Can't even think of how it plays out in time
Through the years, it's still there
Won't disappear
The impact of one choice is so endless
Through all these years, it still won't disappear
So tell me now, 'cause I don't wanna stay in the dark for so long while my
whole life gets away
Is the secret out, will anybody say?
The clearest path to start down, or which road is right to take
Carefully, I think of ways out now 'cause I don't want to hold in
This burden weighs so heavily
the though of what I love being swayed,
unstable choices I might make
Through all these years, it still won't disappear
So tell me now, 'cause I don't wanna stay in the dark for so long while my
whole life gets away
Is the secret out, will anybody say?
The clearest path to start down, or which road is right to take
The impact of one choice is so endless
So tell me now...
So tell me now, 'cause I don't wanna stay
Left in the dark for so long, while my whole life gets away
Is the secret out, will anybody say?
The clearest path to start down, or which road is right to take
9. A Moment (3:49)
All the lies don't hold me, but they're sinking in my skin, coursing through my veins
And the truth eludes me, losing sight of it again
Save me from myself
Close my eyes, see my life
Have I lost my way?
I hope this is the last time
Am I here to stay?
Nowhere left to hide
There's always a way to find the reason in a moment, yeah a moment, yeah a moment
There is truth inside me but it feels out of reach
Will it come to me?
And you'll walk beside me
I'll see things that you see
Will you wait for me?
Close my eyes, see my life
Have I lost my way?
I hope this is the last time
Am I here to stay?
Nowhere left to hide
There's always a way to find the reason
Save your future for me
Save your time
Save your future for me
Save my life, save my life
Save your future for me
Save your time
Save your future for me
Save my life, save my life
Close my eyes, see my life
Close my eyes, see my life
Have I lost my way?
I hope this is the last time
Am I here to stay?
Nowhere left to hide
There's always a way to find the reason in a moment, yeah a moment, yeah a moment
To find the reason in a moment, yeah a momenr, yeah a momenr
To find the reason in a moment, yeah a moment, yeah a momenr
To find the reason in a moment, yeah a moment, yeah a momenr
To find the reason!
10. I Am Free (3:33)
Open road has endless ways to move along
Hearts of gold can sometimes turn to stone
I live my life with the best intentions, always meant this
Oh, I keep my mind, never fenced in, always open ended
I keep my mind always open ended
I am free to be everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
I am free to be everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your mind so closed?
Don't bring me down.
I walk alone, it doesn't mean my heart is absent
I'm building roads and bridges while you're burning them down
And your heart is absent laying where you left it
I'll reconcile
But you'll fight me harder
I keep my mind, always open ended,
I am free to be everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
I am free to be everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your mind so closed?
Don't bring me down.
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
How can you open your mind, when you have it set in stone?
You'd rather cast me out to sea facedown afloat
I am free to be everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
I am free to be everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your mind so closed?
Open roads
There's endless ways to move a long
Hearts of gold, can sometimes turn to stone
I live my life with the best intentions, always meant this
So, I keep my mind, never fenced in, always open
So, don't bring me down.
11. Through the Darkest Dark and Brightest Bright (3:44)
Through the trials, and the the gaps in the free
From what once was a seed, to what we've grown to be
Travelled miles, across the oceans and seas
Nothing's out of reach, living positively
This is our song to remember, all the places we have been
Remember every dream, the things we said
Our hope will never end
This is our song to remember
Through the darkest dark and the brightest bright, we walked this path
together
Through the hardest parts of all our lives, we carried one another
Heads high, arms locked, we move on keeping close to where we began
Open eyes, don't stop, we stay strong tracing back to where our roots grew in
This is our song to remember
Never stopped moving forward,
Never forgot what we're made for
Always changing, but always true
A tree stands strong, but not without it's roots
This is our song to remember, all the places we have been
Remember every dream, the things we said
Our hope will never end
This is our song to remember
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