Dead Plants Ep

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released December 24, 2014

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Track Name: Degrade
I put myself out there
a sight for sore eyes
Just to bring myself to my own demise
Let's give this a shot
What could go wrong
I've done this before I've sung this same song

For some reason I keep getting up
It always takes more
than anytime before
It always takes more

Read me as a book
The secrets I'll tell, quicken the process to know me so well

I put myself out there
for you to regret
To remember
To hurt so well
I just don't understand why

Complacent with mistakes
Resisting change
Waiting for another way
To make the same mistakes again
To make the same mistakes again

I tell myself that I don't know why
But I know in my heart the reason that I
Keep trying my best to find happiness and a reason to live

There is no purpose to life
Nothing happens for a reason
Karma does not exist
I've lost sight of my passions and it has lead me to this

Complacent with mistakes
Resisting change
Waiting for another way
To make the same mistakes again
To make the same mistakes again

I'll waste my time making progress until
You figure me out and it all goes downhill
And I slowly return to the low from which came from

I can't tell if I'm asleep or awake
I'm drifting away, these scenes that I make
Different or known of all I create
There's nothing to keep me alone in this place

I'm anxious I can't speak
I'm breathing I can't breathe
My chest feels heavy
Breathing increasing
And I can't hold steady

I broke down my walls
Withdrew my armor
Just as always I'm an open book
Repeat the process
Something's got to give
I can never be myself and
I will never be happy
I will end up just the same as I began
And I
I just give up
Track Name: Brothers
Now that we've made it to this point you realize
All the things that they told you were all lies

How can you compare me to them
I've always been what's better expected

Now - you see what I've always known
Them - the beasts that have slowly grown

And it was right in front of your faces

"Don't give up on your brothers"
As it was told by my mother
But how could I hold on
Any longer than I already have
When neither lend a helping hand
That's within my grasp

Look up to us, we'll show you the way
Look up to us, in our words you can trust
We'll always have your back like brothers always do
We'll have your back like brothers
Like brothers

Now - you see what I've always known
Them - the beasts that have slowly grown

I foresaw this day coming
Something like a story I read
Or a chapter I wrote

I've seen first hand what
I should not ever fall to become

I'm ashamed to say
That we have the same blood
and that's all that
We have in common

Unwanted parasitic monsters
A pair of demons that only I could see
You lied to me you lied them
You made your bed now lie in it

Born brothers by blood
More like a weak friend in sheep skin
Never mind the moments we shared
A family rebuilt
You've taken that away
With the memories you've shamed

The moments we shared
A family rebuilt
You've taken that away
With the memories you've shamed

Now you both are ghosts
You can't come home
And I will never claim you as my own

I've wasted enough time
I've wasted enough life
I won't get back the brothers I never had
I won't get back the brothers I never had
Track Name: Persist
Constantly sewing together your own foundation
Just prolonging the inevitable

This is the part where I find a new low
And even with all of these changes I made
I still feel worse than I did before
So what did I really change?

The uncertainty makes me want to feel nothing at all
Nothing at all

But I know
But I know I can get through this
The storm will pass and i will rebuild what was taken from me
All that was taken from me

Brick by brick
Stone by stone
I will rebuild what was stolen
I will rebuild what was taken from me
All that I once had

I will be stronger than ever before
Unstoppable
A force to be reckoned with
Unstoppable
A force to be reckoned with

I would rather find distraction
Than engulf myself in pain
The fire is rising
It's building and climbing
Engulf myself in flames

This is the part where I find a new low
And even with all of these changes I made
I still feel worse than I did before
So what did I really change?

Learn to live with this bearing weight and cloud above my head
Because this, this is the way it stands to be and what I must deal with and deal with alone

And at last
I've come to terms with what lies ahead but I refuse to let it be
There may be things out of my control but they will not run my life

Everyday is just a struggle to feel anything but pain
When will it end
Will this darkness descend
And what from this will I gain

Learn to live with this bearing weight and cloud above my head
Because this, this is the way it stands to be and what I must deal with and deal with alone
Track Name: Negative
Why do I deserve this
It shouldn't be this way
Happiness never found me
My life has been a waste
"Alone is what I have, alone protects me"

There is nothing to keep me here
There is no one to keep me here

Why do I deserve this
It shouldn't be this way
Happiness never found me
My life has been a waste
"Alone is what I have, alone protects me"

Will no one help me
I seemed to have fallen
I can't tell when
But I've used up all my hope
This floor seems used to me
The grooves they grow so deep
When can I recall feeling happy

This floor seems used to me
The grooves they grow so deep
When can I recall feeling happy
Never at all
Track Name: Wax/Wane
I decided for myself that I had given up
But even at my lowest I felt myself descending

I have felt the pain
I've been trough the trials
Now that they are over
I've become so much more

See my pain and mistakes I've made
And watch me rise from the gutter
Life is not a rat race
I'll take this at my own pace
And leave my dismay behind me

Thinking back to those times when
I lost all hope
Rock bottom and still sinking deeper
Just waiting for my conscious to tell me
I've reached the worst of times
and it can only get better
Still I have this sinking feeling
Anticipating things to only get worse

As bandages to gashes I only mask the problem until everything goes as dark as it feels to me

I will recover from this

Show your pain
Show your pain
Paint it on the walls
One day your loss will be your gain

Show your pain
Paint it on the walls
One day your loss will be your gain

(Because) I have felt the pain
(And) I've been trough the trials
Now (I can say) that they're over
(That) I feel I've become so much more

Because I've felt the pain
And I've been trough the trials
Now I can say that they're over
That I feel I've become so much more
So much more

Our paths, not chosen or set in stone as it may seem
You make these choices on your own
So wake up and believe
So wake up and believe this life that you live is your own
Track Name: Promising
There is always a better tomorrow
There won't always be a path to follow

I finally found it
I found what I was missing
I took a chance
I took that step
I found what I was missing
And I won't let myself get in my own way

Even if this day is darkened by your doubt
Just know tomorrow the sun will burn through these clouds
But find your own way
Believe these words as your own
Motivate yourself to better the self you've become

We've all had problems and regrets that we've held
But through and through you must play the cards you're dealt

Setting myself for failure is what I saw in me
If you ever want to be happy
you must allow yourself to be

I think back to those times of hardship with such disgust
How could I let myself live like that

Down on my luck blaming anyone but me
I chose the easy way
I blamed anyone but me

One day I made decisions to change for myself
No longer forcing the blame away
I took it to heart
I meant what I said when I wanted to change

One day I made decisions to change for myself
You pushed me, I listened
Now I don't live in my past

Although it may seem the changes I made were easy
It took a lot to get here and I can't ever go back

One day I made decisions to change for myself
You pushed me, I listened
Now I don't live in my past

Now I don't live in my past
Track Name: Dead Plants
We should have learned by now
That we all make our own choices
The mistakes we make will have a lasting affect for days to come
But we all know, the toughest part of life
Is taking your own advice

So stop making all the excuses under the sun and get yourself together

We can't just sit here and waste our lives without progressing

Every single day you live you need to push your boundaries, test your comfort zone and grow

Too many times I've let others bring me down
Well no more

No more second chances
your words cannot change your actions
How can you expect this from anyone

No more second chances
I'm surprised how long this lasted
For me to be fooled and never catch it

Giving more than you take
Break your limbs for a branch
It's time to let them rot
And stop watering dead plants

It's time to move on
And Drop dead weight

You need to realize you've wasted your time
It's time to move on
And Drop dead weight

Cut the chord
Remove the burden
It will get better from here on out

Many things have made me doubt
But the best things I've done
Is leave behind what never put me ahead
And do what's best for me
Best for me

Let them rot
Drop dead weight