Survive

by Much The Same

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1.
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?
2.
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
3.
Gut Shot 03:16
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
4.
What I Know 03:11
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
5.
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
6.
Skeletons 03:38
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
7.
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
8.
Living a Lie 01:09
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
9.
Stitches 03:50
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.
10.
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?
11.
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?

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released August 29, 2006

Chris 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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