Survive

by Much The Same

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credits

released 29 August 2006

Gunner McGrath - Vocals & Guitar
Franky Tsoukalas - Bass & Vocals
Dan O'Gorman - Guitar
Jevin Kaye - Drums

Additional Vocals by Zoli Teglas (Ignite/Pennywise) and Andy Lareau & Jared Rohde (Counterpunch)

Music & Lyrics by Much The Same

Produced & Engineered by Cameron Webb

Copyright 2006 Nitro Records

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Track Name: The Greatest Betrayal
I've never been that strong, never been the one to charge head on
I'm afraid to let this in, I have to try before the light goes dim

We pledge ourselves to all of this?
A broken promise? Just a lie? A target I can't hit?
And is being strong depending on our blind faith
Or is being gullible making us weak?

Now I'm scared, and I'm using you, hoping you will somehow pull me through
It's only when all is lost I need your help and I'll pay any cost
Will I take all this back?

We pledge ourselves to all of this?
A broken promise? Just a lie? A target I can't hit?
And is being strong depending on our blind faith
Or is being gullible making us weak?

Don't place on me this crown of thorns
I'm happy now, no need to be reformed
Please don't trust a single word I say
Because you know I will surely betray
You know I will betray

We pledge ourselves to all of this?
A broken promise? Just a lie? A target I can't hit?
And is being strong depending on our blind faith
Or is being gullible making us weak?
Track Name: American Idle
As the tears welled up in my eyes, something hit me that tore me up inside
Misled, deceived, we all turned our backs on those we should respect and send back home
This is not a game that anyone should play
Blood spills on the ground and all our hands are dripping now

I can't wipe them clean, I somehow feel responsible
In a time of disarray I wrote it off and said this feeling will fade away
But to my dismay, I still feel responsible
I didn't take my duty seriously and now this feeling won't go away
It won't go away

"In time everything will be alright, he's no better than the other guy"
Shame on me! The apathetic American they want me to be
I'm a bad cliche that too many of us portray
Blood spills on the ground and all our hands are dripping now

I can't wipe them clean, I somehow feel responsible
In a time of disarray I wrote it off and said this feeling will fade away
But to my dismay, I still feel responsible
I didn't take my duty seriously and now this feeling won't go away
It won't go away

I won't make the same mistake again
I'll learn to speak my mind
I’m never going down without a fight

I can't wipe them clean, I somehow feel responsible
In a time of disarray I wrote it off and said this feeling will fade away
But to my dismay, I still feel responsible
I didn't take my duty seriously and now this feeling won't go away
No this feeling won't go away
No this feeling won't go away, it won't go away
Track Name: Gut Shot
These photographs that hang on my wall meant everything
Looking back they all seem like a fading dream
But waking now I know that it's just a fallacy
I rub my eyes and face reality

How could I just sit and ignore the signs
Was it easier to say it was fine?
Now the words are out in the open air
I try to make it right but you don't care
Content to be blind, not to see
Happy to follow, not to lead
But now that I've regained my sight
I won't be losing sleep tonight

Put up a wall I can't tear down
There's no reason, you don't have to shut me out
Suddenly it seems that you're too good for me
Remember when we were like family?
Now you've ruined everything

With every passing day the space between us only grew
Whatever happened to the person I once knew?
And there were times I called you almost every single day
I know you'd see my name and put your phone away

Funny how expendable some things can be
Like our friendship and your negativity
You look down your nose at me with such disdain
You're so much better, "friend," how is the cocaine?
You're the last that I thought could do this
If you needed blood I would have slit my wrist
Now you'd cut me open just for spite
So I won't be losing sleep tonight

Put up a wall I can't tear down
There's no reason, you don't have to shut me out
Suddenly it seems that you're too good for me
Remember when we were like family?
Now you've ruined everything

It seems that I have been betrayed again
By enemies disguised as friends
Feels like a gut shot that stripped away my breath
And now there's nothing left
And now there’s nothing left

Put up a wall I can't tear down
There's no reason, you don't have to shut me out
Suddenly it seems that you're too good for me
Remember when we were like family?
Now you've ruined everything
Track Name: What I Know
You say you're not in love because you think it feels differently
But if you've never felt it how can you be sure?
I don't claim to have the answers and our future's hard to see
Don't let those worries push you out the door

'Cause I hate the thought of living life without you
Even though I'm not afraid of being alone
But still every dream will be about you and that's one thing that I know
I know

Anxiety's our enemy, this fear might not be real.
How can I move on if I never know?
Even though chances are good that it's really how you feel
Forgive me if I can't just let you go

'Cause I hate the thought of living life without you
Even though I'm not afraid of being alone
But I want all my new love songs to be about you and that's one thing that I know

I know that the odds have been against us from the start
But meeting you awoke something in me
I thought that all my bad decisions had somehow stopped my heart
And you proved that’s not the way it has to be, the way it has to be

And I hate the thought of who I am without you
Someday I'll learn to get by on my own
I became a better man around you and that's one thing you should know, 'cause I know
Track Name: Take What's Yours
I’ve come too far to let you take this from me
And now I know it’s for the best, it wasn’t meant to be
You can talk behind my back if that’s what gets you by
It’s not hard to see the truth if you read between the lines

My patience has been slipping as our friendship fades away
And you will hear me say, “Take what’s yours, but keep it far from me”
I’ve learned from my mistakes

Wanted to see how far my dream would take me
While you manipulate your friends and think no one can see
Heart will win over pride, how can you be so blind?
It’s not hard to see the truth: it was such a waste of time

My patience has been slipping as our friendship fades away
And you will hear me say, “Take what’s yours, but keep it far from me”
I’ve learned from my mistakes: People never change, people never change

You ran from all your problems, and you can’t deny
You’ve ruined everything with all your lies
You almost broke me down, but I’m smarter now than I ever was before
You can play your game, but you don’t fool me anymore
You don’t fool me anymore

I’ve come too far to let you take this from me
And now I know it’s for the best, it wasn’t meant to be
You can talk behind my back if that’s what gets you by
It’s not hard to see the truth if you read between the lines

My patience has been slipping as our friendship fades away
And you will hear me say, “Take what’s yours, but keep it far from me”
I’ve learned from my mistakes: People never change, people never change
Track Name: Skeletons
Get on your knees, beg for forgiveness
You broke everything and you can't fix it
But you will not admit
That you're no saint, a drunk, you steal, you lie
And with a loss of grace you realize
You’re setting yourself up to take a fall

Looking back on life, does your past still keep you up at night?
Can’t ever be that way again
Choose to live it wise, make a change to have a better life
And never be the same again

No one is an innocent and no one can be called perfect
You've got your skeletons and you're scared to the bone
But I know what’s in your head and I understand the old you is dead
You just wonder when this misery will end

Looking back on life, does your past still keep you up at night?
Can’t ever be that way again
Choose to live it wise, make a change to have a better life
And never be the same again

Self righteous and hiding who you really are
Trying to cover your scars
But they’re there, don’t deny who you really are
You play the fool when you drown your sorrows at the bar
That life won’t get you very far
Can’t stand to go on another day, can’t stand to look at your own face
Just know that with the actions that you take, you’ll never be the same

Looking back on life, does your past still keep you up at night?
Can’t ever be that way again
Choose to live it wise, make a change to have a better life
And never be the same again
Track Name: For Those Left Behind
Is it so hard to understand? You got left behind
‘Cause you wanted to do something with your life
You wanted something where mediocrity would not suffice
And I know the scene is bleeding
But I can't shake this feeling that's inside
I know this life's not for everyone but I'm still gonna try

We could give up now, let ourselves just drown tonight
Never voice my point of view and no more songs to sing for you
But this time, not out without a fight

Time keeps running out
I wake up each day with my pen and stare through my hazy eyes
At the blank sheet that's in front of me, but no one wants to hear me sing about
How the scene is bleeding, but I can’t shake this feeling that’s inside
I know this life’s not for everyone, but I’m still gonna try

We could give up now, let ourselves just drown tonight
Never voice my point of view and no more songs to sing for you
But this time, not out without a fight

For years it's been built up and I won't let them tear it down
We've bled for this scene and with our blood we'll wipe the stains clean
For all those that were left behind, don’t think we’ll ever say goodbye
You’re always with us in our hearts and on our minds
We’ll try to cure this disease that mocks everything
That you wanted it to be, it’s everything to me

We could give up now, let ourselves just drown tonight
Never voice my point of view and no more songs to sing for you
But this time, not out without a fight
Track Name: Living a Lie
It’s a shame you think you have to live this way
It’s a shame that you never have known
You’d travel so far and you’d have so much power
If only you would let the real you show

It’s a shame you think you have to live a lie
It’s a shame that you think you have to try
To please everyone else when you don’t even please yourself
Now isn’t that the worst kind of life?

When you look into the mirror, do you see someone you hate?
Why do you listen to what all those empty people say?
You don’t need them around, they just wanna keep you down
But there’s a better way

It’s a shame you think this is how it has to be
It’s a shame you make everything so hard
I wish you could see that you’re beautiful to me
And I think you’re perfect just the way you are
Track Name: Stitches
A violent scream is better than the whisper of sweet nothings
It holds us together and I'll never understand
Why we don't let the flame burn the fan
No I'll never understand
Why we don't let the flame burn the fan

Kindness is where we fail
Don’t understand why we’re happier to be (content to be)
In discontent, this life is not well spent
Is it better to suffer than to be alone?

So hide your heart and close your mind
And put the key in a dark place that I can't find
And don't forget to lie
‘Cause we would rather leave the truth behind
No don’t forget to lie
‘Cause we would rather leave the truth behind

Kindness is where we fail
Don’t understand why we’re happier to be (content to be)
In discontent, this life is not well spent
Is it better to suffer than to be alone?

If I treated you like dirt, would you stick to me like mud?
Why is this your idea of love?
And I can't be clean, we've come apart at the seams
Stitches can't fix everything.
Track Name: Wrecking Ball
To be alone is all you've ever known
This emptiness doesn't affect you now

On those steps I saw you, your face pressed in your hands
Were you thinking this life would be different if you'd taken that one chance?
So many words to say but you just can't find the time
Or the strength that you posess within yourself to finally draw that line

I see your weaknesses and they overtake you
A wrecking ball that splits right through your mind
You've got to take control, reach within yourself
Stop your world from dying on the inside

You've got so much potential in you, it's waiting for its chance to shine
This is a fight against yourself and you've got to make it out alive

I'm here for you and there's no excuse for you to lose this time
So rescue yourself from your flaws; a simple solution to a worthy cause
Just know that it’s up to you!

You say you can’t, that’s why you won’t; this is your life, it ain’t no joke
Drop the excuses and start to take a stand
You fail with your self-fulfilling prophecy
Look in your heart that is the key to see the potential that we all see
Why can’t you see?
Track Name: Picking Up the Shattered Pieces
The past two years I thought that things would never change
All in the same moment I know things cannot stay the same
As this chapter ends and a new one begins again
I hope you find your way

This is not where I wanted to go, I thought we'd see this together
Though we'll travel a different road, you'll always be my friend

We've lost our way but we'll find it again
Good times may end
But we'll have memories
And I'll always keep them with me

So what can we do now, will all our hard work end?
I wouldn't want to do this with anyone who wasn't already my friend
So I'll press on, I've come too far
I'll try to make this work somehow, somehow

We've lost our way but we'll find it again
Good times may end
But we'll have memories
And I'll always keep them with me

I'll try to pick up the shattered pieces
I wish duct tape could fix all of your reasons
Waking up to a better life, but will it be a lie? Will it be a lie?
I'll try to pick up the shattered pieces
I wish duct tape could fix all of your reasons
Waking up to a better life, but will it be a lie? Will it be a lie?