Katakan SELAMAT TINGGAL untuk Lagu Galau

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Tulisan ini terinspirasi ketika salah seorang kakak datang ke tempat saya untuk berbagi ilmunya, pada saat itu ada seorang teman yang sedang menyalakan netbook dan memutar lagu salah satu band Indonesia yang bisa dikatakan tidak sedikit lagunya itu bertemakan galau. Beliau menyarankan untuk menghapus lagu-lagu seperti itu dan menggantinya dengan hal-hal yang lebih bermanfaat lainnya, karena lagu galau hanya akan melemahkan hati. (intinya seperti itu, sedikit lupa kalimat redaksinya). Hehe

Musik memang menjadi sebuah media ekspresif kepribadian seseorang yang cukup mendalam. Kita tahu bahwa kepribadian seseorang itu salah satunya dipengaruhi oleh apa yang dia dengar, maka dari itu ketika kita mendengarkan sebuah musik maka emosi kita dapat terpengaruhi dengan mudah oleh alunan nada pada musik tersebut.

Dalam kehidupan saat ini, begitu banyak sekali lagu-lagu yang bermunculan dengan segala keanekaragamannya, dan salah satu yang menjadi tren masa kini adalah lagu galau. Mulai dari yang muda, tua, kaya, miskin, bahkan tidak bisa di pungkiri lagi bahwa anak-anak saja sudah banyak yang mengkonsumsi lagu-lagu galau ini. Miris memang, tapi inilah kenyataannya.

Lagu galau ini kita katakan lagu yang lyricnya cengeng atau loyo (perhatikan saja setiap lyricnya). Jika kita terlalu sering mendengarkan lagu-lagu tersebut maka akan membuat kita merasa pesimis dan selalu mengingatkan kepada kejadian buruk kita. Karena tak ayal ketika seseorang mengalami suatu kejadian yang sedang melandanya, dia mencari lagu yang pas dengan peristiwa itu dan saat mendengarkannya kemudian mengatakan ini GUE BANGET, inilah sebenarnya hal-hal yang tidak baik. Karena dengan dia mengatakan seperti itu maka dia akan mengulang-ulang lagu tersebut (mungkin bisa sampai hafal dan begitu menghayati setiap lyricnya) dan akan terpatri di dalam hatinya sehingga dapat melemahkan hati itu sendiri.

Otak manusia itu terbagi atas alam sadar (conscious mind) dan alam bawah sadar (unconscious mind). Dalam ilmu Psikologi bahwa alam bawah sadar memiliki peran sebanyak 80% untuk mempengaruhi perilaku keseharian manusia, sedangkan alam sadar hanya 20% saja, cukup jauh sekali perbedaannya. Alam bawah sadar itu merupakan kondisi-kondisi refleks manusia yang dibentuk atas kebiasaan sehari-hari yang dilakukan berulang-ulang, sehingga dalam diri kita lebih banyak dipengaruhi oleh alam bawah sadar.

Mengapa meskipun kita tidak terlalu suka dengan lagu-lagu cengeng itu, tapi ternyata bisa dengan cepat menghafal lyricnya. Hal tersebut dikarenakan lyric-lyric itu dapat menyentuh perasaan, menyentuh sisi emosional sehingga sangat cepat mudah masuk ke alam bawah sadar. Yang parah adalah, semakin kita sering mendengarkan lagu galau maka semakin kita menjadi pribadi yang rapuh dan rentan terluka. Karena secara ilmiah, mendengarkan lagu-lagu “cengeng” tersebut dapat mengurangi produksi hormon serotonin dalam otak kita, sehingga mengakibatkan diri kita menjadi sedih dan membuat kita depresi yang akibatnya hidup menjadi tidak bersemangat, gampang letih, lesu, loyo, dan lain sebagainya. Jadi hati-hati dengan lagu galau yah.. hehe

Sebaiknya saran saya segera hapus lagu-lagu galau yang Anda punya, baik itu di HP, Notebook, Netbook, atau MP3 dan kurangi mendengarkan radio atau televisi yang lagunya berbau galau (cengeng). Karena hal itu hanya akan menjerumuskan kita sehingga kita berkepribadian rapuh, mellow, rentan terluka, dan hanya berfokus pada cinta. Sudahlah jangan melukai diri sendiri, saatnya MOVE ON. Karena alangkah indahnya jika hidup ini kita isi dengan keceriaan, penuh semangat, melambungkan cita-cita dan menggapainya.

Katakan saja, SELAMAT TINGGAL LAGU-LAGU GALAU. hehe

Courtesy : Sebuah Kisah Klasik

Video Paling Hits Selama 2013 Dirangkum Dalam Satu Video Ini

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Tahun 2013 sebentar lagi akan usai, dan YouTube merayakannya dengan merilis video mengenai apa-apa aja yang viral selama tahun 2013. Mungkin kamu akan mengenali beberapa di antaranya. Ada twerking, ada slo-mo guys, ada SNSD, ada Ylvis, dan banyak lagi.

Sebagai kompilasi, dikutip dari Googleblog, berikut video-video paling heboh di 2013:

 

Top Trending Videos for 2013
1. Ylvis – “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” by tvnorge
2. “Harlem Shake (original army edition)” by kennethaakonsen
3. “How Animals Eat Their Food” | MisterEpicMann by MisterEpicMann
4. “Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version)” by SteveKardynal
5. “baby&me / the new evian film” by EvianBabies
6. Volvo Trucks – “The Epic Split feat. Van Damme” by VolvoTrucks
7. “YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)” by thelonelyisland
8. “Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise” by CarrieNYC
9. “THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading” by BadLipReading
10. “Mozart vs Skrillex. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 2” by ERB

Top Music Videos for 2013
1. PSY – “GENTLEMAN M/V” by officialpsy
2. Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball” by MileyCyrusVEVO
3. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” by MileyCyrusVEVO
4. Katy Perry – “Roar (Official)” by KatyPerryVEVO
5. P!nk – “Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess” by PinkVEVO
6. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell” by RobinThickeVEVO
7. Rihanna – “Stay ft. Mikky Ekko” by RihannaVEVO
8. Naughty Boy – “La La La ft. Sam Smith” by NaughtyBoyVEVO
9. Selena Gomez – “Come & Get It” by SelenaGomezVEVO
10. Avicii – “Wake Me Up (Official Video)” by AviciiOfficialVEVO

Untuk melihat behind the scene dan masih banyak laginya, silakan kamu mampir ke: www.youtube.com/rewind.

Courtesy : Nyunyu

Gebyar Festival Tari Universitas Brawijaya 2013

GEBYAR FESTIVAL TARI PIALA REKTOR XXI

ANTAR FAKULTAS SE-UNIVERSITAS BRAWIJAYA DAN UNIVERSITAS SE-JAWA DAN BALI

DALAM RANGKA DIES NATALIS UNIVERSITAS BRAWIJAYA KE-51 TAHUN 2013

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Sebuah kompetisi rutin tahunan yang diselenggarakan oleh UNITANTRI (Unit Aktivitas Karawitan dan Tari), yang akan diadakan pada

  • 7 Desember 2013 (untuk Fakultas se-Universitas Brawijaya), dan
  • 8 Desember 2013 (untuk Universitas se-Jawa Timur)

Kegiatan ini dilaksanakan bertempatan di GOR Pertamina Universitas Brawijaya.

Antar fakultas se Universitas Brawijaya diikuti oleh 13 fakultas yaitu; FEB, FK, FIA, FIB, PTIIK, FPIK, FMIPA, FTP, FP, FH, FISIP, FAPET, PKH.

Antar Universitas se Jawa-Bali yaitu; Universitas Negeri Malang, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, Universitas Abdurrahman Saleh Situbondo, Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang, STAIN Tulungagung, ITS Surabaya, Universitas Airlangga, Institut Pertanian Bogor, ITN Malang.

Ticket:

Presale (22 November 2013 s/d 6 Desember 2013).

Harga Presale (2 Hari) Rp. 25.000,00 dan  OTS ( 1 Hari) Rp. 15.000,00.

Tiket dapat dipesan di: BEM/LKM Seni setiap Fakultas di Universitas Brawijaya, Ticket Box GFT 2013 dan Twitter kami: @GFT_UB. (Follow di twitternya: @GFT_UB akan membagikan tiket gratis setiap minggunya!)

Ticket Box bertempat di Perpustakaan Pusat Universitas Brawijaya. Tempat dan Ticket pengunjung terbatas. Jadilah Saksi pelestarian kebudayaan Nusantara pada Gebyar Festival Tari tahun ini!

For further info: 081335229090 (Ana).

Courtesy : ub.ac.id

Vans Warped Tour 2013

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The Warped Tour adalah tur musik dan festival olahraga ekstrim. Tur ini diselenggarakan di tempat-tempat seperti tempat parkir atau medan di mana tahap dan struktur lainnya yang didirikan alias lapangan yang cukup luas untuk dijadikan tempat konser musik. Para produsen sepatu skateboard Vans dan beberapa sponsor lainnya telah mensponsori tur setiap tahun sejak tahun 1995 dan sering disebut “Vans Warped Tour”. Tur dimulai sebagai sebuah karya untuk musik punk rock, tapi formasi baru-baru ini lebih memiliki fitur beragam genre seperti metal, rock, alternatif dan genre lainnya.

Setelah menunggu sekian lama, akhirnya jadwal Vans Warped Tour dirilis. Kali ini festival Vans Warped Tour diadakan di Australia.

Ini sedikit perubahan tren dari Vans Warped Tour yang kemarin di AS, di mana jadwal dirilis pada hari acara tersebut akan berlangsung, sehingga agak repot jadinya karena tak ada perencanaan.

Untungnya Vans Warped Tour kali ini menjadi sedikit lebih siap dari rakyat Amerika dan kamu mendapatkan sedikit lebih banyak waktu untuk mengeluh tentang jadwal yang bentrok dan dapat memohon pada penyelenggara festival melalui media sosial untuk melakukan perubahan.

Festival ini dimulai di Brisbane hari Jumat ini. Tanggal lengkapnya silahkan klik pada gambar diatas untuk lebih jelasnya.

Paduan Suara Mahasiswa FPIK (Fisheries Choir) – Konser Tunggal Perdana "Shine Like a Star"

Fisheries Choir

Paduan Suara Mahasiswa FPIK (Fisheries Choir)
Sebuah persembahan untuk seluruh warga FPIK Universitas Brawijaya termasuk HIMATHRIK..!

Konser Tunggal Perdana
“Shine Like a Star”

Harga Tiket:

Gold Rp 15.000,-
Platinum Rp 25.000,-

Stand tiket di Korbar/depan Gd. C FPIK, dibuka mulai besok 6 November 2013 pukul 09.00 – 15.00 WIB

Segera pesan tiketnya dan saksikan persembahan lagu-lagu dari kami!

Xbox Music on the Web

You may have noticed a lot of updates and new features for Xbox Music lately. Now, we’re unveiling another one for Xbox Music Pass subscribers that we’re really excited about. Today, we’re launching the first version of a Web-based Xbox Music experience giving Xbox Music Pass members access to instantly stream millions of songs right from their web browser.

With an Xbox Music Pass, you can now access your Music Pass collection and playlists on your PC through the top web browsers, including Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 18+, Chrome 24+ and Safari 5.1+. The web version will also support Flash Player 11.0+.

This is just one of many steps in our journey to bring you all the music you love, any way you want it. In the last month, we unveiled new features for Xbox Music on Windows 8 and a redesign of the Xbox Music interface, coming to 22 countries when Windows 8.1 launches later this year on tablets, laptops and PCs. We’ll also roll out updates and add new features to the Web version of Xbox Music in the coming months as well as on Xbox One when it launches later this year.

There’s more to come from Xbox Music, so stay tuned. For more information on Xbox Music, go to http://www.xbox.com/en-US/music.

Biografi Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah

Tokoh sufi perempuan yang terkenal yaitu Rabiah Al-Adawiyah. Nama lengkapnya yaitu Ummu al-Khair bin Isma’il Al-Adawiyah Al-Qisysyiyah. Beliau diberi nama Rabi’ah karena merupakan anak perempuan keempat dari empat bersaudara. Rabiah dilahirkan dari pasangan suami istri yang hidup miskin bahkan Rabi’ah pun dilahirkan tanpa adanya lampu penerangan. Rabi’ah lahir di kota Basrah, Iraq pada tahun 94 H. Beliau poun wafat di kota Basrah, Iraq tahun 185 H.
    Namun ketika ayahnya meninggal Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah terpaksa harus terpisah dari keluarganya karena kehidupan ekonomi yang semakin menghimpit. Karena kehidupan yang miskin itulah, sehingga memaksa Rabi’ah untuk hidup sebagai hamba sahaya dengan berbagai macam penderitaan yang dialami silih berganti. Disamping sebagai hamba sahaya, beliau mempunyai kepandaian memainkan alat musik.
Kehidupan Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah sebagai hamba sahaya yang selalu dikekang dan diperas oleh majikannya, membuat Rabi’ah selalu berdo’a kepada Allah SWT untuk meminta petunjuk kepada Allah SWT. Dengan penderitaan yang dialami ini, Rabi’ah tidak menyia-nyiakan waktu luangnya untuk berdo’a baik itu pagi, siang dan malam hari.
Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah selalu memanjatkan do’a, setiap hari amalan ibadah yang dilakukan Rabi’ah semakin meningkat seperti dengan memperbanyak taubat, dzikir, puasa serta menjalankan shalat siang dan malam.Beliau melaksanakan shalat sampai meneteskan air mata, karena merasa rindu kepada Allah SWT. Lama-kelamaan saat majikannya mendengar rintihan Rabiah Al-Adawiyah  saat berdoa, majikannya melihat ada cahaya yang menerangi bilik Rabi’ah saat beliau berdoa di malam hari. Hal ini yang membuat majikannya merasa bahwa Rabi’ah adalah kekasih Allah. Dari kejadian itu Rabi’ah dibebaskan majikannya bahkan diberi pilihan, yaitu mendapatkan semua harta majikannya atau kembali ke kota kelahirannya. Karena Rabi’ah hidup untuk menjauh dari kekayaan dan kesenangan dunia maka beliau memilih untuk kembali ke kotanya untuk menjadi sufi dan mendekatkan diri dengan Allah.
Aliran sufi yang diajarkan Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah yaitu pelopor tasawuf mahabbah, yaitu penyerahan diri total kepada “kekasih” (Allah). Hakekat tasawufnya adalah habbul-ilāh (mencintai Allah SWT). Ibadah yang ia lakukan bukan terdorong oleh rasa takut akan siksa neraka atau rasa penuh harap akan pahala atau surga, melainkan semata-mata terdorong oleh rasa rindu pada Tuhan untuk menyelami keindahan–Nya yang azali. Mahabbah Rabiah merupakan versi baru dalam masalah ubudiyah kedekatan pada Tuhan. Perkembangan ajarannya selama kurun waktu 713-801 M.
Rabiah adalah seorang zahidah sejati. Memeluk erat kemiskinan demi cintanya pada Allah. Lebih memilih hidup dalam kesederhanaan. Definisi cinta menurut Rabiah adalah cinta seorang hamba kepada Allah Tuhannya. Ia mengajarakan bahwa yang pertama, cinta itu harus menutup yang lain, selain Sang Kekasih atau Yang Dicinta, yaitu bahwa seorang sufi harus memalingkan punggungnya dari masalah dunia serta segala daya tariknya. Sedangkan yang kedua, ia mengajarkan bahwa cinta tersebut yang langsung ditujukan kepada Allah dan mengesampingkan yang lainnya, harus tidak ada pamrih sama sekali. Ia harus tidak mengharapkan balasan apa-apa. Dengan Cinta yang demikian itu, setelah melewati tahap-tahap sebelumnya, seorang sufi mampu meraih ma’rifat sufistik dari “hati yang telah dipenuhi oleh rahmat-Nya”. Pengetahuan itu datang langsung sebagai pemberian dari Allah dan dari ma’rifat inilah akan mendahului perenungan terhadap Esensi Allah tanpa hijab. Rabiah merupakan orang pertama yang membawa ajaran cinta sebagai sumber keberagamaan dalam sejarah tradisi sufi Islam.
Ada beberapa pokok pikiran pada diri Rabi’ah, diantaranya adalah:
hidup atas dasar zuhud, dan mengisinya dengan selalu beribadah kepada Allah SWT serta menjadikan Allah tumpuan cintanya, sebagaimana yang beliau katakan,
“Aku tinggalkan cintanya Laila dan Su’da mengasing diri
Dan kembali bersama rumahku yang pertama. Dengan berbagai kerinduan mengimbauku, Tempat-tempat kerinduan cinta abadi”.
Selain itu cinta Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah adalah cinta abadi kepada Tuhan yang melebihi segala yang ada, cinta abadi yang tidak takut pada apapun walau pada neraka sekalipun. pernyataan Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah yang terkenal ialah,
“Kujadikan Engkau teman percakapan hatiku, Tubuh kasarku biar bercakap dengan insani. Jasadku biar bercengkrama dengan tulangku, Isi hati hanyalah tetap pada-Mu jua…”
Ibadah yang Rabi’ah Al-Adawiyah tegakkan baik siang dan malam, semata-mata karena cintanya kepada Allah SWT. Sebagaimana pernyataannya,
“Tuhanku, kalau aku mengabdi kepada-Mu karena takut akan api neraka, masukanlah aku kedalam neraka itu, dan besarkanlah tubuhku dalam neraka itu, sehingga tidak ada tempat lagi di neraka itu buat hamba-hamba-Mu yang lain. Kalau aku menyembah-Mu karena berharap mendapatkan surga, berikan surga itu kepada hamba-hamba-Mu yang lain, sebab bagiku Engkau saja sudah cukup”

"13" Expertly Re-creates Black Sabbath Sound

Black Sabbath's '13'

(Photo: Universal Republic)

Ozzy Osbourne records with the reunited band for the first time in 35 years.

With producer Rick Rubin helming, 13 (*** out of four) revives Black Sabbath’s classic molten-metal style, along with three-quarters of its classic lineup. The elements of the group’s early ’70s albums are all in place: colossal guitar riffs that threaten to collapse under their own weight, bass and drums that plumb a cavernous sonic underworld and, of course, Ozzy Osbourne’s keening yelp.

The songs, five of which top seven minutes, lumber along at a deliberately dire pace, occasionally breaking into a bluesy swing (Damaged Soul) or stretches of menacing improvisation (Zietgeist). The lyrics offer rudimentary philosophical rhetoric and moralist musing, particularly the faux shock-rock meditation of single God Is Dead? The album’s closing song, Dear Father, is also one of its most powerful, an accusation against an abusive clergyman sung from the perspective of his victim.

The 35 years that passed between albums featuring the Osbourne/ Tony Iommi/ Geezer Butler lineup probably makes 13 seem more portentous than it actually is, but it’s still a near-perfect re-creation of the sound that formed the foundation of modern metal.

Get the Album here :  Black Sabbath – 13 (Deluxe Version)

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Polishing off a cup of wonton soup, singer Ozzy Osbourne is relating how paparazzi mobbed him as he left high-end organic grocer Bristol Farms.

“They were all over the car,” music’s Prince of Darkness laments. “It’s worse when you try to see doctors in Beverly Hills and you have to sneak down alleys …”

Bassist Geezer Butler interrupts. “Did you get me any English peas?”

The long-haired pair, clad in black, park on a sofa at the Sunset Marquis to chat about the reunion of Black Sabbath, founded in 1969 with fellow chums Tony Iommi and Bill Ward in England’s industrial Birmingham. New album 13, the first studio effort with Osbourne since 1978’s Never Say Die!, arrives Tuesday. A tour, launched overseas in April, resumes with U.S. dates in July.

Once they get past discussing a new Richard Pryor documentary and Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra (“Fast-forward through the sex scenes,” Osbourne advises), the two take on the fraught topic of Sabbath’s rocky road to reconciliation. They’re all smiles.

“It’s like getting together with old friends,” says Butler, 63. “We’re not taking each other for granted.”

MORE: Will lucky ’13’ be Black Sabbath’s first No. 1 album?

Osbourne, 64, chimes in. “It takes a while to switch off being Ozzy. I’ve been on my own for 35 years and it took me three or four gigs to become un-Ozzy and be a member of Black Sabbath again. Now it’s one unit. It’s great, a different feeling entirely. It’s the chemistry of these guys around me that makes it happen. The shoe fits.”

A lack of material and drive, plus the explosive success of MTV reality series The Osbournes, derailed a 2001 reunion attempt. In 2011, the reassembled band revealed plans for an album and tour, temporarily foiled when drummer Bill Ward bowed out in early 2012 over contractual disagreements.

Producer Rick Rubin’s proposal to hire former Cream drummer Ginger Baker was instantly nixed.

“Did you see the documentary?” says Osbourne, referring to Beware of Mr. Baker, a blunt account of the exiled drummer’s drug addiction, bankruptcies and volatile nature (it opens with Baker striking the director on the nose with a metal cane). “He’s crazier than me. I don’t think Mr. Baker would have taken the job. He’s not our biggest fan. It would have been interesting for a few days.”

Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave was hired, despite a shaky start.

“It didn’t work the first few days and we all panicked,” Butler says. “Rick helped him along and we jammed some of the old stuff first. Brad was great. He wore his old original Black Sabbath T-shirt once.”

Rubin envisioned an early Sabbath reboot for the eight-track 13, recorded at his Shangri-La studio in Malibu.

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“He kept referring to the first album, and he’d ask us questions about songs like Planet Caravan,” Osbourne says. “He was adamant in saying, ‘I don’t want you to do a heavy metal album.’ We started as a jazz-blues band and he wanted a feel of the blues.”

Rubin pushed the band to stretch and demanded multiple takes but didn’t dictate a template.

“He didn’t try to change what we were doing,” Butler says. “It was good having someone we trust to keep us focused. It had to be daunting for him to work with us. We think we know more than anybody else.”

Iommi arrived at the studio with loads of ideas and CDs full of guitar riffs, the cornerstone of Sabbath classics.

“We had plenty of ammunition,” says Iommi, 65, reached by phone in London. “Rick brought us back to our roots and the vibe of the early stuff. He said, ‘Treat this like the second album and wipe out the last 40 years.’

“Rick wanted 30 songs. I told him, ‘No chance of that.’ He said, ‘Can you get 25?’ No. I said he’d be lucky to get 10.”

Sabbath crafted 16 without unearthing six shelved in 2001. Recording was a democratic, collaborative joy, in contrast to past stints when Osbourne was AWOL until late in the process.

“I thought we’d have to keep Ozzy on track, but he was there all the time,” Iommi says. “I haven’t seen him like that. He’s been really good.”

Osbourne explains, “For the first time, I felt people were listening to me.”

It wasn’t all smooth wailing. Diagnosed with lymphoma in 2011, Iommi is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment that will continue for the next year. Cancer didn’t stand in the way of Sabbath’s return.

“Making an album, going on tour took my mind away from it and gave me something to aim for,” he says.

Iommi’s resolve inspired his bandmates, Butler says. And once Osbourne was assured Iommi could manage the task, he was keen to finish.

“It was now or never,” he said.

Osbourne also faced hurdles. During 13‘s creation, he relapsed into drug and alcohol abuse for 18 months, another setback in a lifelong addiction battle. He’s three months sober. What saved him from an early grave?

“Sharon,” he says, referring to his wife since 1982. “It’s fair to say without my wife I would have been long dead. She pushed my a– where it needed to be pushed and she didn’t mince her words. I’ve had my ears bent over the years. I work out. I don’t do drugs or alcohol. I don’t smoke. I don’t want to be a dead guy before my time.”

Sabbath’s survival defies laws of chemistry, given the band’s legendary substance abuse (private planes delivered sacks of cocaine). After the band’s rise to global glory on the back of five platinum and three gold albums, Osbourne was sacked in 1979 for his drug intake. Was it fair in light of his fellow players’ indulgences?

“Yes!” Osbourne says. “I’d be drunk and loaded on the couch at 9 in the morning.”

“It was the right thing for all of us,” Butler says. “I got fired first, then they asked me to come back. Then Ozzy left and came back and got fired. The whole band was disintegrating.”

Sabbath imploded under mounting off-stage miseries.

“It was called management rip-offs,” Osbourne says bitterly. “Why am I still driving a VW and the manager’s got three Rolls-Royces? We got royally scammed and spent all our time fighting and being ripped up by lawyers. You don’t feel happy at the end, but you think, ‘What if I jump ship and get in a worse situation?’ It’s like a divorce. I couldn’t live with it or without it.

“I didn’t know anything about the contractual world and I was signing anything that came my way. Getting fired was the best thing that could happen. My heart wasn’t into it anymore. I was just working for the man, paying lawyers, paying taxes.”

Replaced by Rainbow’s Ronnie James Dio (who died of stomach cancer in 2010), Ozzy popped up now and again as Sabbath forged ahead with a steadily revolving lineup. Only Iommi has remained a constant in the Sabbath timeline.

“I find it difficult to walk away,” he says. “I don’t accept that I can’t do it. I carry on and try to keep everything together. I’d love to see if we can go for five years, but I don’t know if I’m going to go on for six months.”

The three are cautiously optimistic about Sabbath’s future beyond 2013, though saner lifestyles and a cozier bond improve their chances. The mayhem and animosity are gone. Osbourne is a doting grandfather whose last record purchase was Adele’s 21. Iommi listens to Frank Sinatra. Butler, who gave up booze and drugs in 1980, is a vegan PETA booster with nine cats and four dogs.

Not that Sabbath ever matched its menacing public image as devil worshippers.

“The song Black Sabbath that got us tainted as Satanists warned people against black magic,” Butler says, noting that new single God Is Dead? could fit on Christian radio, and 1971’s After Forever “is one of the most Christian bloody songs you can imagine.”

Misconceptions didn’t dissuade fans who bought 75 million albums the past 43 years.

“We wanted to make scary music,” Osbourne says. “We weren’t created by some business guy and we didn’t read a book. We did this naturally. We had a dream and it became fantastically true. People called us The Beatles of hard rock. It’s hard to get your head around that.”

Iommi, too, was stunned by Sabbath’s profound influence on bands from Metallica and Judas Priest to Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana and Van Halen.

“When you’re creating it, you don’t realize what you’ve done,” he says. “Years later, some of the biggest names in the music world would say, ‘Without you, we would have never done this.’ We did something to stir them along. You couldn’t wish for better than that.”

Courtesy: USAtoday

Memphis May Fire All Lyrics

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EP: “Between The Lies” (2010)

1. Be Careful What You Wish For

Raise your glass to everything

You’ve accomplished on your own

I promise it wouldn’t mean a thing tomorrow

We’re all just headed straight for the ocean floor

On a ship without any captain aboard

This time you can’t save yourself

We’re all (we’re all) just wasting time

Standing still waiting for

Something to happen, something to happen

But I think we’d all be fine

If everyone would just shut up and listen

Be slow to speak, shut up and listen

We have no idea what we’re capable of

We have no idea what we’re capable of

If only we would live in fear of knowing

Our own flesh and blood does not belong to us

We’d see everything a little different than before

Lose your pride

We’re all (we’re all) just wasting time

Standing still waiting for

Something to happen, something to happen

But I think we’d all be fine

If everyone would just shut up and listen

Be slow to speak, shut up and listen

What you want is never what you need

Is never what you need

Be careful what you wish for

Lose your pride

If it’s what you come back to

Lose your pride

Realize this was never about you

This time you can’t save yourself

We’re all (we’re all) just wasting time

Standing still waiting for

Something to happen, something to happen

But I think we’d all be fine

If everyone would just shut up and listen

Be slow to speak, shut up and listen

2. Action/Adventure

How can you just turn your back on everything you said you believe

It may not be real to you but it’s real to me

Leave me out, I want no part of this

Open the gates and push me in

I’m not ashamed of who I have been

I’ll never hesitate to say

I’ve seen what I have needed to see

Of this world in decay

These days reality is an antique

And I’m afraid that will never change

One by one they drop like flies

I’ve seen it right before my eyes

We’re running out of time

So choose your side

Liars, liars

You went back on everything

It may not be real to you

But it’s real to me

I’d rather die for the truth

Than live for a lie

So I’ll live by faith and not by sight

Why don’t you stop denying you’re living a lie

And realize you were never alive

You can deceive them but I won’t believe them

There’s nothing you can do to change my mind

The path that I will take

Has been defined by the choices I have made

I will not let my heart get harder

Won’t let my heart get harder

Liars, liars

You went back on everything

It may not be real to you

But it’s real to me

It may not, it may not be real to you

But that doesn’t change a thing

You liars, you liars

I put so much trust in you

Just to watch you turn your back and walk away

So lay down and rot

Lay down and rot

You’re dead to me, dead to me

Just like the rest of them

You’re dead to me

One by one they drop like flies

I’ve seen it right before my eyes

We’re running out of time

So choose your side

Liars, liars

You went back on everything

It may not be real to you

But it’s real to me

It may not, it may not be real to you

But that doesn’t change a thing

Save your lies

This is the one thing you’ll never take from me

You’ll never change my mind

Oh I dare you to try

We are not the same

I will not be infected

We are not the same

I will not be infected

3. Vaulted Ceilings

You don’t have to know me

To know that you’re lost

Just know that I don’t mind

I don’t mind

And you don’t have to see me

To know that I’m right

By your side

Just know I will never leave you

My child

Follow me follow me

If you have no place to go

I will guide you home

Follow me follow me

If you’re at the end of your road

Just take my hand and never let go

Your vaulted ceilings are

Of no comparison to the sky

Won’t you let me show you out

Follow me follow me

If you have no place to go

I will guide you home

Follow me follow me

If you’re at the end of your road

Just take my hand and never let go

Be still and know

I’d never leave you or forsake you

Be still and know

I’d never leave you I’d never leave you…

4. Deuces Las Cruces

Living in-between

What’s real today

And what is possible

For tomorrow

Now I know

This is our call

We have been shown

The path we will follow

It’s easier said than done

We’ve lost more than we have won

The only thing that keeps our feet moving

Is your love

Oh

This is all that we know

Leaving our lives at home

To be the best that we can

And hope for a better tomorrow

We stand again, we stand again

To move towards your voice

Block out the noise

Block out the noise

Block out the noise

It’s your heart that beats inside of our chests

We’ll do our part and you’ll do the rest

We’ll go where you need us to be

We’ll plant the seed

This is all we…

Oh

This is all that we know

Leaving our lives at home

To be the best that we can

And hope for a better tomorrow

Oh

This is all that we know

Leaving our lives at home

To be the best that we can

And hope for a better tomorrow

Take every part of me

Our lives are not our own

It’s your heart that beats inside of us

Guide our feet and we will go

We will be your hands

If you will guide our feet

We will be your voice

You are strength when we are weak

So keep me moving

5. Gingervitus

I’m never slowing down

Until I’m right where I should be

This is not the life I chose

It was chosen for me

It seems like everytime I turn my head

Someones got something to say

Well I… I am not listening

As I move forward

You can crawl behind me

I’ve made it this far on my own

You can try to keep up

But I promise you won’t

I swore to my family and my friends

That I’d do whatever it takes

To finish in first place

Say what you want but

You better remember this face

I’ll do whatever it takes

To finish in first place

No one can slow me down I know

I know I will be holding on while you are letting go

Oh I think I’d hate you

If it were worth my time

But I wont waste a single second of mine

Just stand on the sideline

Mark my words when it comes time to sink or swim

I’ll be on top and you’ll sink again

I swore to my family and friends

That I’d do whatever it takes

To finish in first place

Say what you want but

You better remember this face

I’ll do whatever it takes

You better remember this

Don’t doubt me for a second. I’m nothing like the rest of them.

Don’t doubt me for a second. I’m nothing like the rest.

Everything I’ve worked for

Is right before my eyes

I’m on top of the world

Try to pull me under

This is what you will find

When you sink, I’ll swim.

When you sink, I’ll swim.

I swear to my family and friends

That I’d do whatever it takes

To finish in first place

Say what you want but

You better remember this face

I’ll do whatever it takes

To finish in first place

I swore to my family and friends

That I’d do whatever it takes

When you sink, I’ll swim.

I’ll be on top and you’ll sink again…

album: “Sleepwalking” (2009)

1. North Atlantic vs North Carolina

Oh why do you try and pull me under?

Trust me I am already dead

I’ve been digging my own grave for far too long now,

And I don’t mind waking up without in my bed.

Oh when the sun comes up you will realize that you were wrong,

And when your lungs collapse every breath that you take will feel like your last.

I want to see the fire ignite, suffocating the sky;

Don’t ever say that you know just what this feels like,

I swear one day I’ll kill this lie.

Curiosity has taken its toll once again,

And taken over, taken over everything we had.

Oh it’s a shame,

You just walked away,

Take everything, I don’t want the memories to stay.

Say you didn’t see it coming,

But I can see it from a mile away.

Look in between the lines and read the story written on your face.

Oh when the sun comes up you will realize that you were wrong,

And when your lungs collapse every breath that you take will feel like your last.

I want to see the fire ignite, suffocating the sky;

Don’t ever say that you know just what this feels like,

I swear one day I’ll kill this lie.

Letting go is easier when you have nothing left to lose,

So I’m letting go, I’m letting go, I’m letting go of you.

Oh please, look in me in the eye, next time you stab me in the back.

Oh please, look in me in the eye, next time you stab me in the back.

Oh please, look in me in the eye,

(You know to come and get all of your clothes out of my house.)

Next time you stab, you stab me, you stab me in the back.

(So go tell all your friends why chose to stick around.)

2. A Giant In A Giants World

Behold this is my vision no less real for being unseen

Like a giant in a giant’s world the I am proud of nothing

We try to be better from the outside in

But still we have no place to call home In the end

A wise man speaks when he has something to say

But fools just have to say something

A wise man speaks when he has something to say

Just keep your mouth shut just keep your mouth shut

Ignorance Ignorance

It is the root and the stem of all that you know

This life that we live is not all there is

This life that we live this life that we live

We try to be better from the outside in

But still we no place to call home In the end

We try to be better we try to be better

We there is know price go

Two roads diverged in the woods I

I took the one less traveled by

This has made all the difference difference

Two roads diverged in the woods and I

I took the one less traveled by

This has made all the difference difference

If they only knew where we’ve been we’ve been

When and where going to

No If they only knew where we’ve been we’ve been we’ve been

When and where we your going to

It is the end

Only the dead have seen the end of anything

Prepare me for the end prepare me for the end

3. You’re Lucky It’s Not 1692

I’ve got some things to say.

I believe this announcement is over due.

My days blended together seamlessly and who knew?

The error of my ways in this world becomes so severe.

The day she interrupted my life it all fell,

but she was so sincere.

I’ve known some witches this town will still not burn.

Their never held on trial and we’ll never learn.

They invade our hearts to bleed us inside out.

Somebody give me the liquids to turn this around.

I know she loves how every eye looks at her.

And she feeds on the pain you feel.

I’m telling you her words are never cut and dry.

And she keeps appearing at all the wrong times,

with a brand new lie.

Still don’t believe me?

She carries a box of matches in the side of her purse!

She starts a fire just to watch you burn.

I’ve been trying hard to avoid it,

I thought is would make it but I was wrong!

I’ve known some witches this town will still not burn.

Their never held on trial and we’ll never learn.

They invade our hearts to bleed us inside out.

Somebody give me the liquids to turn this around.

Deep in the sunset the smoke billows high.

She lit the fire that ruined my life.

She started the fire that ruined my life!

Time after time you left me empty.

You’ll be forgotten in the ending.

It’s not just a game when you’re winning.

She started a fire!

She started a fire!

She started a fire!

She started a fire!

Stay back.

She’ll eat you alive or burn the heart that you have left.

Stay back. You’ve got to stay back.

She’s the wicked witch of the west,

and the hungry wolf in the woods.

Stay back. Step away from the girl.

If you value you’re sanity, leave town!

4. Ghost In The Mirror

I am the air on your lungs

and the blood in your veins.

I am all the voices you hear,

and i will never go away.

The deafening sound you hear

is coming straight from your mouth.

Choke on your words your so shallow.

Bite your lip!

Bite your lip when you hear it.

hold your tongue.

You gotta hold your tongue.

Don’t be so blind.

Time is not on our side.

Look me straight in the eyes.

Do not say you will be alright.

Put it all on the line

and for a minute the earth will stand still.

I am the ghost,

the ghost in the mirror that re creates,

painting your soul with every color you hate.

I am the voices that you hear

and the decisions you make.

I am the air that you breath

and I will never go away.

I will not carry you through.

Is that what scares you the most?

My friend, you fooled yourself again,

into thinking it’s real.

They can not save you like I can.

They can not make you feel.

Swimming in regret

but the water is much too deep.

This is your very last breath,

Chose your words carefully.

I am the ghost,

the ghost in the mirror that re creates,

painting your soul with every color you hate.

I am the voices that you hear

and the decisions you make.

I am the air that you breath

and I will never go away.

Save yourself from the lies that brought my father to his knees!

OH!

Don’t be so blind!

Time is not on our side!

Look at me straight in the eye!

Put it all!

Put it all on the line!

5. Been There, Done That

We are all guilty

But silence will not save our souls

We are becoming tired and weary and our conscience is slowly growing old

Living by the reason of science

Never question what we are told

These words rise above my voice but I think you already know

Now let’s get one thing straight I’ve been there

I’ve done that and I refuse to go back

Nothing you can do will change my mind

All trust me I’ve been there I’ve done that

And I refuse to go back

Nothing you can do will change my mind

Were all searching for something so much greater than what we have

And these lies have nothing to offer us

A bigger meaning a better purpose please trust me this is worth it

You don’t have to be the person you were yesterday

Take your seats

Now please let me break the silence and say

What you’ve been waiting to hear

I have the answer I have the cure

I have the answer I have the answer I have the cure

I have the answer I have the cure

I have the answer I have the cure

I’ll say it again and again

I have the cure

Everything is overly organized

But you seem strangely out of place

When will you realize the past can not be erased (when will you realize)

Were all searching for something so much greater than what we have

And these lies have nothing to offer us

A bigger meaning a better purpose please trust me this is worth it

You don’t have to be the person you were yesterday

I refuse to wash my hands of this

And forget what needs to be said

If life is all we are living for then kill me now

If life is all we are living for then kill me now

6. Quantity Is Their Quality

I do not know the American Gentlemen.

God forgive me for putting such words together.

Undone you’re no different than all the rest,

a life full of greed with no heart in your chest.

Full to your throats you cry out STARVATION!

Oh what a joke and waste of creation.

You are the only one to blame for all the choices you made.

I’ll lower your body down into an open grave

and let the vultures have their way with you.

We’ll take you by surprise and spill your blood like wine.

Scarlet stains upon the flesh will end the night.

Rest your head and soon you will find,

beauty is young and will die in time.

When I look out my window,

I see a nation filled with disgrace,

all the thieves and the liars,

and you’re there with a smirk on you’re face.

Everything you say rings hallow,

but you will tell your stories again and again.

Sell your half truths with a smile.

Take and inject it, inject it!

You think we don’t know a thing.

But I can see straight through you.

You think that we believe everything that you say.

My God, things aren’t looking good.

Now the tables have turned,

and you see this, you see this

for what it really is.

Now the tables have turned,

and you see this, you see this

It all seems so out of place.

We think that we’re safe right here

and let you mismanage it all.

For once now i see it so clear.

Don’t even try to run because

you will find that we are not blind

and we’re not amused.

So that this is just the way that it goes

but everyone knows.

(Looks like you got it all figured out,

Brave from a distance for everyone to marvel

and applaud at the sound.

These lines were drawn for your days on end,

so get out of focus and blend in.

Failure is what you’ve become.

You’re a failure, Failure!)

Rest your head and soon you will find

Beauty is young and will die in time

Rest your head and soon you will find

Beauty is young and will die in time

Rest your head

7. Sleepwalking

The city hides the secrets of the liars in the streets

The phone calls and assurances all for nothing (but looking good)

Every time the truth comes out its pushed away and pushed aside

But I won’t stand and watch it all

It all go unsaid

How many times will I fall victim to this It’s normal by now

No one helps each other up we push one another back down

It’s sad to see these people

And the apathy they have

I hope one day they lose it all for the choices they made

Out in the open there’s the air of brotherhood

And spoken truth yet everyone knows what goes on behind these closed doors

Do tell no one cares about the heart no one cares about the past

I’ve seen the way we treat each other

So keep smiling through your teeth

Don’t ever tell me you’re telling the truth

Don’t ever think you can speak my name

When did we stray from what we stand for

When did it all mean nothing to you

It’s hard to find honest mind in this city

And I keep hoping someone will speak up

It’s hard to find honest mind in this city

And I keep hoping hoping someone will speak up

I’ve seen how all of this ends

And I promise It’s worth whoever it offends

What happened to what we believed in

And I have seen how all of this ends

Sleepwalking our way to contentment

I wont just let it be and let you smile through your teeth

You call yourself human

So say it straight to me

We’re sleepwalking all the way to contentment

When will somebody speak up

We’re sleepwalking all the way to contentment

When will somebody speak up speak up

Don’t ever tell me you’re telling the truth

And don’t ever think don’t ever think

And don’t ever think you can speak my name

8. Destiny For The Willing

We are alive the last men standing from the fight

We are the chosen and we claim your life tonight

Breathe in the light that surrounds us

Can you fell it take the risk but know the consequence

Know the consequence

If we were made for this

Who are we to act any differently

No one said this would be easy

Never look back leave it all behind

The clouds overhead have come and gone with the storm

Now let me show you the truth

We were born into the open sky

Where heroes are created

And legends never die

We were born into the open sky

Where heroes are created

And legends never die

If we were made for this

Who are we to act any differently

No one said this would be easy

Never look back leave it all behind

There is hope in every open eye

So live your life like you’re ready to die

Let them have everything but your pride

Hold your ground when the sun sets tonight is the night

Darkest night comes just before dawn

Darkest night comes just before the dawn

And trust me son and trust me son

A darkest night comes just before the dawn

And trust me son we will make it our alive

9. The Face With No Name

Here we go again

I brought us here on purpose

I knew we wouldn’t make it out

You see it in my face

You and I were born to die in this place

All the walls you built to surround you

Crumble right before your eyes

Yet again gain it seems you have failed

This is how it all ends

We couldn’t change It if we tried

Come on come on go ahead try

Go ahead and try

This is the price we pay for the moment in time (moment in time)

We searchin felt cible

Your heart beats faster your knees get weaker

And time stands still time stands still

Push it back push it back but one day this will all become very real

As a curtain of darkness covers the sky

In this place you have no face

In this place you have no name

Looking for anything that feels familiar

Trying to forget a city in ruin

Wasting time caught in a trap you set yourself

You set this trap yourself

When skyline hit fire It all went to hell

Dead bodies askew

Alarming the church bell

You can not do this on your own

Our days were numbered

You can not you can not do this on your own

Our days were

They watch in silence create and destroy

Orchestrating our every thought

They watch in silence create and destroy

We dare not say we ever tried to make it stop

10. Speak Now, I’m Listening

Persevere persevere It’s time to test the limits of your heart

Make it clear this is not

A test of the system they want you to believe

Understanding the paths that we take

Relay’s signals from our nerves to our brain

Don’t get lost in the upside down ways

This world has a heavy hold on your heart

You’ve know from day one that things aren’t always cut just to fit you

Uncertain of what’s at stake

This question is killing you

So many think they know it all

All they know is that It’s gonna end

Gotta live while you can gotta live while you can

You’ll find it hard harder now just to believe

Give it some time give it time

Give it face needed time

Crashing through the open doors

Fall flat on our faces again

This is the life that you chose you’ve got the time make your amends

Crashing through the open doors

Fall flat on our faces again

This is the life that you chose you’ve got the time make your amends

I know sometimes It’s so hard

Afraid to show your weakness but were all so weak inside

So don’t listen make up your own mind

Listen with your ear to the sky

And keep your feet moving persevere persevere

You have the power to make this life your own

Its time to test the limits of your heart

Make it clear make it clear

This is not a test of the system

In a world a world that is broken a world that is broken

I’m afraid of a world that is breaking a world that is breaking down

In a world that is broken and dead

I am afraid that there’s nothing left

In a world that is broken and dead

I am afraid that there’s nothing left

In a world that is broken and dead

I am afraid that there’s nothing left

Show them how strong you are

You’ve come this far don’t fall

EP: “Memphis May Fire” (2007)

1. Cowbell’s Makin’ A Comeback

By the streets of that one bedroom apartment

We stood and watched the storm.

Our eyes upon the blackened sky,

As the rain began to fall.

With a gentle sigh you took my hand and pulled me in,

So close. Our pulses, beating a rhythm of passion

As the lightning split the sky.

I gazed into your eyes, so bright and gently caressed

Your face. Your soothing touch,

Well, there’s never quite enough,

Yes, there’s never enough of you and me..

Our lips, warm with the heat of desire

As the wind tore through the streets,

Of that one bedroom apartment our souls embraced once more.

I gazed into your eyes, so bright and gently caressed

Your face. Your soothing touch,

Well, there’s never quite enough,

Yes, there’s never enough of you and me..

(Two souls aglow with passion and love, as the rain began to fall)

Notice my smile.

How spontaneous and true!

Damn I loved you, god damn

[x2]

There was never enough of you and me

Can you not hear the hum of my body

Responding to your nearness?

My heart keeps time.

My love is vast and deep and whole.

Just like the open sea

It will go on forever more into eternity!!!

Just when I thought we’d given up,

We stayed on the road and made it,

I can never see you in your room

Sleeping without me

Just when I thought we’d given up,

We stayed on the road and made it,

I can never see you in your room

Sleeping without me

Touch me….I tremble

Hold me…I sigh

Kiss me…I melt

Ask me….Why

[x2]

Just when I thought we’d given up,

We stayed on the road and made it,

I can never see you in your room

Sleeping without me

[x4]

Get, get out, get out of here

Get, get out, get out of here

2. Neutron Cameras Vs. Smuggled Nuclear Bombs

I was abandoned last night without a way home

Stuck in a desert with only you above me

I’m sorry I turned my back, back on you so many times

I’m standing right here asking you to accept my apology

Not everyone we know has faith in you

But we all know where they’ll go in the end

Come on, lets go and break these chains

I need your help my sweet God

Here lately I’ve abandoned me,

Get up decide, get up decide, well I won’t know

My god she abandoned me,

Get up decide, get up decide, well I need you!

Well it’s been two years now,

Am I wasting her time,

God I know that you can help me with all my problems

It’s been over a year and a half,

Am I wasting her time, there’s been a lot

Of things on my mind and I know that you can help me

I’ll bleed for you just like you bled for me

I’m in a home with nothing more than a bed

A bed!

Won’t you help me?

Lonely child, don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid

Only love disintegrates the soul and turns your streets to gold

I sit here smoking these cigarettes

So hear this out

I sit here smoking these cigarettes

So hear this out

Oh my god I’m dying to know

If this panic setting in is a good excuse

To step away from

Oh my god I’m dying to know

If this panic setting in is a good excuse

To step away from you

To break me,

Get up decide, get up and fight,

I need your help, and break me down,

Go on, I need your help,

God let’s go, help me, break me!

3. Therapy Caravan Of The Fair Room

She’s got too many troubles on her mind.

Her father told her to leave, this was too much trauma.

For a poor widower’s soul she was a child

She was once happy before she buried him beneath the sand

You can’t save her now,

She’s going to the guillotine

You can’t save her now

You can’t save her now,

She’s going to the guillotine

You can’t save her now

I awoke last night to hear the screaming of a child

But it wasn’t mine.

I doubt this fairytale will put me back to sleep,

To put me back to sleep

But what the hell…

I opened the bathroom door

And there on the floor wrapped in towels was a small child

So they say she was bearing a child when

She was put to death but now

My imagination’s going too far.

???

So I went to a man in white he said,

“Come to the south, you find redemption there”

Why the south I don’t know why

But you must trust me…

To my former self

This is my scrapbook

I’ll paint my walls you’ll see me there

I’ve seen a masterpiece covered in blood

He’s a ghost a broken dream,

Access my mind make me a believer,

I awoke last night to hear the screaming of a child

But it wasn’t mine.

I doubt this fairytale will put me back to sleep,

To put me back to sleep

But what the hell…

‘Cause the four horsemen of the apocalypse are coming

And they are not bringing flowers

‘Cause the four horsemen of the apocalypse are coming

And they are not bringing flowers

Keep me awake, you’ll find we have something in common

Keep me awake, you’ll find we have something in common

Yes sir

4. History Of Mercia

Gathered together,

The feared men in the banquet-hall

All were put on a bench assigned,

All were strong until we sat them down,

To call them out. A henchman

Attended, with a cup in hand,

Served the clear liquor to the forgotten men.

And these words were sang to me,

Heroes revealed,

No glory to shame,

Take it all aside

And show me your face,

Just once again

Heroes revealed.

Heroes revealed, no glory to shame,

Take it all aside, show me your face

Heroes revealed, no glory to shame,

Take it all aside, show me your face

Now the nights have grown cold,

The sun’s gone without a trace,

These are all men of glory and fame.

They’ll go to their homes,

To be with their kids,

But once a hero’s revealed

Grab your gear (grab your gear) and lets lift these arms

I heard you say you’re coming back to fight them off,

You know they’re coming after you,

Save us from this open wound we call weakness,

You know they’re coming after you.

I heard you say you’re coming back to fight them off,

You know they’re coming after you,

Save us from this open wound we call weakness,

You know they’re coming after you.

You know they’re coming after you.

You know they’re coming after you.

You know they’re coming after you.

???

Take everything we knew

And put it in the past, God has

Forgiven them and so have I,

But now we shall resign.

Take everything we knew (take everything we knew)

And put it in the past, (and put it in the past, God has)

God has forgiven them (forgiven them and so have I)

And so have I (but now we shall resign.)

Heroes revealed, no glory to shame,

Heroes revealed, no glory to shame,

Take it aside and call

5. Conjunctions, Conjunctions, Everybody Loves Them

Staring at the pictures on my walls wishing I was there

But I’m stuck in a world where nobody cares, I’ve gotta finish

Wondering what you’ll do when I’m gone, I bet you’ll find somebody new

I got a ticket for a one way ride and I’m never gonna look back, never gonna look back

Take it all in stride and make my way to the world baby, my world baby

Now that I’m gone, that I’ll be running back to you

Now that I’m gone, don’t think that I’ll be running back to you

The queen, she told me I’d someday die, but what the hell does she know

I’ll carry on. they say don’t knock before you try theres a fork in the road

I really think we can make it, its time to be fake if,

we get respect in the city streets.

tire tracks lace our history, and if you were listening

You know I mean every word I say!

Well it goes to say everything right now happens for reason

Well it goes to say everything happens

There’s a fork in the road and the easy way looks dry

So I’ll take my chances and turn my world up in blue tonight

Now that I’m gone don’t bother to think that I’ll be running back

To you-hoo-hoo

Now that I’m gone don’t bother to think that I’ll be running back

To you-hoo-hoo yeah

album: “The Hollow” (2011)

1. The Sinner

Digging a hole that I can’t get out of

Deeper and deeper below the surface

To find that there’s nothing there

Where do I go from here?

Give me something that I can feel!

Back and forth here we go again

What will it take to keep it together?

What will it take to keep it together?

What will it take?

What will it take?

What will it take to keep it together?

I’ve never felt so empty

Keep me close, keep me close

Keep my head above water

I need to hear your voice

I can’t do this on my own

Beneath the sun I am rotting

Just like the ones that came before me

I cannot deny my own walk has become a crawl

I’ve never felt so

I’ve never felt so lost

I know

I could never run far enough

To escape your love

(To escape your love)

So why do I keep running?

Now the chaos is all around me

Show me the light at the end of the tunnel

I need you to save me from myself

Give me something I can feel!

Keep me close, keep me close

Keep my head above water

I need to hear your voice

I can’t do this on my own

(I can’t do this on my own)

Keep me close, keep me close

(Keep my head above water)

I can’t do this on my own

Take all my guilt

Take all my pride

I want to know you sincerely

I’m on my knees

Take all of me

I want to feel you here with me

Feel you here with me!

Take all my guilt

Take all my pride

I want to feel you here with me

Keep me close, keep me close

Keep my head above water

I need to hear your voice

I can’t do this on my own

(I can’t do this on my own)

Keep me close, keep me close

(Keep my head above water)

I can’t do this on my own

2. The Unfaithful

Say what you wanted to say,

Mean what you wanted to mean.

I’m listening, so be real with me.

I’ve never known you to be

One that refuses to speak.

You’ve never held anything back from me until now,

What were you thinking?

I can see it in your eyes,

You’re scared for your life.

And I would be too if I was you,

I would be too if I was you!

Say what you wanted to say,

Mean what you wanted to mean.

I’m listening, so be real with me.

Say what you wanted to say,

Mean what you wanted to mean.

I’m listening, so be real with me.

I’ll rip every single word

Right out of your dirty mouth.

I’ll rip every single word

Right out of your dirty mouth!

Don’t test me, I’ll do it.

I have all of the evidence, I’ll prove it.

Don’t test me, I’ll do it.

I have all of the evidence!

For better or for worse,

It never meant a thing!

Say what you wanted to say,

Mean what you wanted to mean.

I’m listening, so be real with me.

Say what you wanted to say,

Mean what you wanted to mean.

I’m listening, so be real with me.

How many days have I wasted,

Building you up while you tear me down?

I swear the next time you need me,

I won’t be around!

Everything we had is gone,

It was gone in the blink of an eye.

Pack all your bags,

I’ve never been so ready to say goodbye.

Love, hate, pleasure and pain.

These are the words I could never explain,

All I know is you made me feel every one

And it will never happen again!

How am I to blame

For all your mistakes?

You gave up the second you looked away.

I really hope you got what you wanted,

Now wash your hands clean of me.

Won’t you wash your hands clean of me?

I forgive you,

I just want you to leave.

For better or for worse,

It never meant a thing.

I forgive you,

I just want you to leave.

For better or for worse,

It never meant a thing.

3. The Victim

I think it’s time

We paid a little closer attention to all of this

Your slight of hand is an old trick

And I see right through your wit

So I’ll ask you

Can you keep your word?

Or is this where we go our separate ways?

Can you keep your word?

Never again will I trust what you say!

I never thought I could be so blind

Oh, but now I say

If I could go back

Do it all again

You know that I wouldn’t sign my life away

You won’t get away with this!

You won’t get away with this!

Silent when we needed you!

You won’t get away with this!

You won’t get away with this!

Silent when we need you!

I was too blind to see that

You were too deaf to hear me

Just know if I could go back

This would all be different

This would all be different!

You must have mistaken me

For someone just as fake as you

You broke every promise you made!

No, I don’t expect you to know what it feels like

I just want you to admit

That you are a thief

You’re a thief!

You’re a thief!

You’re a thief!

Don’t take it too hard my friend

That I feel this way

It’s just that

I was too blind to see that

You were too deaf to hear me

Just know if I could go back

This would all be different

This would all be different!

Your excuses mean nothing

When nothing means more than keeping your word

Oh please

Like I haven’t heard them before?

I don’t think you’ll ever learn

You killed the trust

All of the trust that I put in you!

You killed the trust

And I’ll never trust you again!

I was too blind to see that

You where too deaf to hear me

Just know if I could go back

This would all be different

I was too blind to see that

You where too deaf to hear me

Just know if I could go back

This would all be different

4. The Abandoned

Staring at the wall,

I never thought this would be so hard.

How could have I been so close and never known you?

I never knew, I never knew you at all!

You will always be my father but I hope you know,

It’s your fault and I’ll never know what that means.

You left a void that never could be replaced.

I am dying inside but you will never see!

I always had hoped that you did not want it this way,

But no matter how hard I try you always pushed away.

You said you loved me but…

How was I supposed to know

(How was I supposed to know)

When you left here,

You left me here alone?

Do I ever even cross your mind,

Just for second?

Do you know I’m alive?

You know I would let you in but you threw everything away.

So tell me what did you get from all of these years of pain?

You have no clue what I’ve been through,

But I guess that you wanted it that way!

How was I supposed to know

(How was I supposed to know)

When you left here,

You left me here alone?

Do I ever even cross your mind,

Just for second?

Do you know I’m alive?

If you would’ve been there,

If you would’ve stuck around.

If you would’ve been there when I needed you,

You would’ve been

You would’ve been so proud!

How was I supposed to know

(How was I supposed to know)

When you left here,

You left me here alone?

Do I ever even cross your mind,

Just for second?

Do you know I’m alive?

5. The Deceived

Maybe one day you’ll see what you did to me,

But until then, I need you to know you make me sick!

I know that you think that you’re changing,

I know that you think you’re perfect.

But your yesterday is a joke

And everyone’s heard it all before!

You’ll never give me what I know I deserve,

The same as all of the rest but with half the nerve!

I should have known,

(I should have known!)

I should have seen

How much was wrong.

You’re a mistake.

You’re a mistake, a disease on my soul!

I can’t believe I thought I had you figured out.

I should have known,

I should have seen how much was wrong.

I should have known,

I should have seen that you were broken.

You were broken from the start.

I gave you all of of me.

Put you first in line, such a waste of time.

I was always yours, you were never mine.

How could you leave me standing outside?

You’re such a sick, sad waste of a human being!

I hope you’re happy, go paint that smile

Right back on your face, you’re so fake.

I’m so tired of all the generic excuses,

So this, this is where I draw the line.

With every “I love you” you left me more empty.

And now it is so obvious…

You were broken,

You were broken from the start.

I should have known,

I should have seen how much was wrong!

I gave you all of of me.

Put you first in line, such a waste of time.

I was always yours, you were never mine.

How could you leave me standing outside?

When you hear these words

And wonder if they’re about you,

Don’t call and complain.

You know there’s truth

In every word that I say!

You’re such a sick, sad waste of a human being.

You’re such a sick, sad waste of a human being!

I gave you all of of me.

Put you first in line, such a waste of time.

I was always yours, you were never mine.

How could you leave me standing outside?

I gave you all of me,

Such a waste of time.

This is where I draw the line,

This is where I draw the line!

6. The Commanded

I felt the ground start to shake.

Oh God, oh God,

Everything’s up in flames.

I prayed that it would have ended

Just as fast, just as fast as it came.

All I could hear was:

“March on, march on.

Quick on your feet,

March on, march on.

March on, march on.

Whether you like or not,

March on, march on!”

Finish what you started.

Just remember you can’t bring them back,

Just remember you can’t bring them back.

Heads will roll, bullets will fly.

We’ve all been turned into blood thirsty cannibals.

Just don’t close your eyes!

Just don’t close your eyes,

Sleep with one open!

Everything’s put into perspective

When you’re staring down

The barrel of a gun.

I’ve come to peace with the fact

That I can’t take it back,

What’s done is done!

But the bodies still haunt my dreams,

Oh, the bodies still haunt my dreams.

The bodies still haunt my dreams

And they always will!

March on, march on.

March on, march on.

Quick on your feet!

Finish what you started.

Just remember you can’t bring them back,

Just remember you can’t bring them back.

Finish what you started.

Just remember you can’t bring them back,

(Just remember)

Just remember you can’t bring them back.

How many of them will be forgotten,

Laying a part of the ashes?

No words can describe the guilt,

But I had no choice!

We were surrounded,

No words can describe.

We were surrounded,

I had no choice.

Words can’t describe

The guilt that I felt,

But I had no choice.

Finish what you started.

Just remember You can’t bring them back,

(Just remember)

Just remember You can’t bring them back.

Finish what you started.

Just remember You can’t bring them back,

(Just remember)

Just remember You can’t bring them back.

How many of them will be forgotten,

Laying among of the ashes?

7. The Burden (Interlude)

8. The Haunted

Dancing with the heat

From your ear against mine

Made me a victim to love

A love that was never divine

You were my first

I hated it all

Oh I hated it all

Always there to show me

The next place to fall

Cause you knew I would fall

You were so far from

Anything I ever wanted

Temptation took over

And now everywhere that I go

I am haunted

Hello (Hello)

Hello and goodbye

Here is to hoping that I

That I can forget everything

About that night

Hello (Hello)

Hello and goodbye

Here is to hoping that I

I never see you again in my life

Really I can’t blame anyone

But myself

I could have stopped it

Oh I wish I did

I knew nothing but visions until you

I robbed myself of my own innocence

You came back more vicious

Than ever before

I should have seen it coming

You were perfect

Perfectly covered in blood

And I saw right through you

Evil!

Pure Evil!

Evil!

The look in your eyes

Your intentions were poison

Hello (Hello)

Hello and goodbye

Here is to hoping that I

That I can forget everything

About that night

Hello (Hello)

Hello and goodbye

Here is to hoping that I

I never see you again in my life

No!

You didn’t brand me

No!

You didn’t brand me!

You didn’t brand me!

You’re just a bump in the road!

Soon I’ll wake up from this nightmare

And I will be happy

And you’ll be alone

I saw right through you

Your intentions were poison

I saw right through you

It’s the look in your eyes

Hello (Hello)

Hello and goodbye

Here is to hoping that I

That I can forget everything

About that night

Hello (Hello)

Hello and goodbye

Here is to hoping that I

I never see you again in my life

9. The Reality

These streets are crowded with cowards disguised as men.

They are paying no consequence for their actions,

So we’ll all give in.

I say the same things

Over and over and over again,

But you act like you’ve never heard them.

We were created to set an example.

So what is this, what is this?

This is the same old story,

This is the same old scene.

We’re living our lives right out of a magazine,

I guess we’ll never know!

Have we gone from little to less,

To nothing at all, nothing at all?

It seems like every soul

Has been sold for a dollar or less.

So I guess we’ll never know

How good it could have been.

How good it could have been!

Savor every breath

That enters your lungs,

I promise it won’t last forever.

And by the time you realize

You were wrong, you’ll be far gone.

Savor every breath

That enters your lungs,

I promise it won’t last forever.

And by the time you realize

You were wrong, you’ll be far gone!

Follow me or back out now.

Follow me with all your heart

Or back out, back out now!

We all swim in a sea of pride,

Where character is rare.

(Where character is rare)

With every passing day,

It only gets worse

And no one seems to care.

We all die wondering what if I-

What if I would have tried?

And while you’re begging for life on you knees,

You’ll realize you were never happy!

Have we gone from little to less,

To nothing at all, nothing at all?

It seems like every soul

Has been sold for a dollar or less.

I guess we’ll never know

How good it could have been.

The clouds begin to move in rhythm,

There is a storm in the sky.

I will cause a disaster,

Create an earthquake

And watch as you shake.

I will cause a disaster,

Watch as you shake!

We all die wondering what if I-

What if I would have tried?

What if I would have tried?

I guess we’ll never know!

It seems like every soul

Has been sold for a dollar or less.

I guess we’ll never know

How good it could have been.

How good it could have been!

10. The Redeemed

Let go of everything,

Let go of everything!

What is it that you are holding on to?

What will it matter when every history book is consumed in the flames?

Soon it will be like you never existed,

Not a single soul will remember your name!

Everyone is flawed,

Everyone has a story to tell.

But every story has an ending,

So stop acting like there won’t be one!

These bones are only, only temporary.

(Let go of all you know.)

You’re on your own, but not alone.

You’ll never be alone.

These bones are temporary,

Let go of all you know.

(Let go of all you know.)

The destination lies ahead

And we are not alone.

We are not alone!

Forget then, live right now.

Everything rides on tomorrow.

When that day comes will you hear (will you hear)

“Well done, well done.”?

Your eternity is worth so much

More than their opinions of you.

Defined not by where you’ve been,

Knowing that you’ll be made new!

These bones are only, only temporary.

(Let go of all you know.)

You’re on your own, but not alone.

You’ll never be alone.

These bones are temporary,

Let go of all you know.

(Let go of all you know.)

The destination lies ahead

And we are not alone.

We are not alone!

I can’t say

The past will never get in the way.

Just remember, all things come and go,

But they don’t mean a thing.

It’s not about what you have now,

It’s what you have in store.

Let go.

The destination lies ahead

And we are not alone.

(It’s not about what you have now,

What do you have in store?)

Let go.

These bones are only temporary,

We are not alone.

(It’s not about what you have now,

What do you have in store?)

Let go. (These bones are only temporary)

The destination lies ahead

And we are not alone.

(You’re on your own, but not alone.

What do you have in store?)

Let go. (These bones are only temporary)

These bones are only temporary,

We are not alone.

(You’re on your own, but not alone.

You’ll never be alone.)

album: “Challenger” (2012)

1. Without Walls

This is who we are! These are the roads we paved, the strength we found & the mistakes we made along the way. This is who we are! These are the roads we paved, the strength we found & the mistakes we made along the way. This is who we are! These are the roads we paved, the strength we found & the mistakes we made along the way. This is who we are! These are the roads we paved and now I’ve had enough of your judgement. You pass it so easily. If you think that I take it to heart now you see this is my design. You don’t know the cost. So I’ll keep my faith & you can stay lost. Who is with me!? We have the strength to shed light. And this is the moment suspended in time. No limits, no boundaries at all. Just when you think we conform to a scene we break down the wall!

2. Alive In The Lights

From the beginning I knew I was different. I embraced it, but you didn’t. Your normal life, 9-5, it’s just not for me. I need to feel alive!

I won’t fall like the rest of them, they’ve come & gone with the wind. I hear the doubt in the back of your mind but still I’ll see this through to the end.

Maybe if you paid more attention, asked more questions & actually listened you would see this is not just a dream, but a path I’ve chosen that means everything to me.

Don’t you see the minds that have changed? Do you see the lives that have been saved? Don’t you care to see the difference I’ve made?

Listen closely, the highways call my name. Don’t you see this is my everything? It may not seem right to you & you might not approve but it’s real. This is the only thing that makes me feel.

What more do I have to do to finally prove myself to you? What is it that you need to see to finally believe this is who I’m supposed to be?

Most days I feel like your punching bag, but I will never let it hold me back. I just wish for once you knew how it felt to be brought down lower than everything else.

Don’t you care to see the difference I’ve made? Listen closely, the highways call my name. Don’t you see this is my everything? It may not seem right to you & you might not approve but it’s real. This is the only thing that makes me feel. This is who I am! This is my life. I come alive in the lights! I come alive in the lights.

What will be written on your tombstone? You sat behind a desk. You had no backbone. What will be written on your tombstone? You sold your soul, grew old alone. Would you prefer that I become a lifeless, hollow shell such as yourself? Would you prefer that I give up my dreams & lose all hope just like everyone else?

Don’t you see the lives that have been saved? Listen closely, the highways call my name. Don’t you see this is my everything? It may not seem right to you & you might not approve but it’s real. This is the only thing that makes me feel.

3. Prove Me Right

We put our lives in the hands of the ones that claimed they truly cared. Come to find it’s all just a lie and when we needed them no one was there.

I swear I’m not bitter. I just see them for what they are; Money hungry cowards sucking the blood out of artists and killing the art! So count out the money you stole from starving artists you watched pave the way, But you know just as well as I do, without us you’re just an empty name!

Where were you when they had no faith in us? Where were you when they shut us out? It’s funny you show up now And if it fell apart I know that you’d be nowhere to be found. We did this on our own. Thanks for nothing!

The ones that kicked me when I was down Are the same ones that say they need me now. That’s fine, I’ll play the game but just know, I told you so!

I’ve seen the greed in their eyes Well I guess I’m nothing but a dollar sign. I’ve seen the greed in their eyes Well I guess I’m nothing but a dollar sign.

Four years gone by, now everything is fine, no thanks to you. You’ll never know, nor do you care about what it took or the things we’ve been through.

Where were you when they had no faith in us? Where were you when they shut us out? It’s funny you show up now And if it fell apart I know that you’d be nowhere to be found. We did this on our own. Thanks for nothing!

Ignorance had me by the throat From the day I learned how to sing, But now my eyes are open wide And this is what I see.

I see the greed in their eyes! They had me fooled at first because I believed all the lies. Oh the lies! I see the greed in their eyes! They had us fooled at first but we’re taking control this time. We’re taking control this time!

Where were you when they had no faith in us? Where were you when they shut us out?

It’s funny you show up now And if it fell apart I know that you’d be nowhere to be found. We did this on our own. Thanks for nothing! So count your money and I’ll count my friends. We’ll see who’s richer in the end!

4. Red In Tooth & Claw

It always ends the same. I gave you all my heart just to watch it get thrown away, thrown away! It takes a toll on my soul because I’m starting to believe that love’s just a game we play. Is it all just a game?

One day I’ll heal but I’ll be covered in scars, and I’ll never forget watching it all fall apart when you finally came clean about the lies & the games that you played from the start. It’s like every second we spent together is always on repeat in the back of my mind. What was I thinking when I gave you my life? You knew it would end. You knew this would die!

You’ll never find another one like me.

I think I’d give you another chance if you deserved one. I think I’d have room in my heart but I simply reserved none. I’d let you beg on your knees for forgiveness at last but you’re just a mistake. Please give me my life back.

You made me so insecure & unsure of everything I thought was real. I just wish I could rewind & go back to a time when I knew what it was like to feel. I hope someday someone ruins you the way you ruined me! I just want you to know how it feels. I want you to see it’s like my heart was made to be broken. Why can’t I let go? Now that it’s over I just need you to know

I think I’d give you another chance if you deserved one. I think I’d have room in my heart but I simply reserved none. I’d let you beg on your knees for forgiveness at last but you’re just a mistake. Please give me my life! Give me my life back.

They say it’s better to have loved than never at all, but I can’t seem to find any good in being thrown at the wall. I’m not sure if I can stand up from this fall! I lay tossing & turning & trying to forget. I thought I’d be over you by now. With all you put me through I’m full of regret. I wish I could just forget somehow! You’ll never find another one like me! I think I’d give you another chance if you deserved one. I think I’d have room in my heart but I simply reserved none. I’d let you beg on your knees for forgiveness at last but you’re just a mistake. Please give me my life back. Please give me my life back! Give me my life back! Give me my life!

5. Vices

Drowning myself every night Me versus me has always been my biggest fight I’ve been so confused for so long And the answers always seem so far out of sight So I fill it up, fill it up one more time So when everything is wrong at least I still feel right I’m in the tunnel but I can’t see the light

I just want to feel whole again So I can let you in I just want to feel whole again I just want to feel whole Oh where is my self control? Where is my self control?

I’ve been thinking this could be the end of me Who is this person in the mirror I see? I have come so far, thought I was so strong The truth is I’ve just fed myself a lie for too long I never thought this would be me

But now I’m on the verge of self destruction How could this happen to me? I’ve never been the type to run from anything, run from anything So sick and tired of wondering where my morals have gone My father didn’t raise me to become this Where did I go wrong?

There is not much left of me I can’t feel the ground beneath my feet There is not much left of me I let everyone around me down And now I’m headed to the bottom of the bottle Just to block out the sound God I need you now!

I’ve been thinking this could be the end of me Who is this person in the mirror I see? I have come so far, thought I was so strong The truth is I’ve just fed myself a lie for too long This is my vice, this is me weak

I need your love to erase this doubt I need your hand to pull me out Sometimes I feel like I will never learn Because the bottle’s always there when I have nowhere else to turn Will I ever learn? Will I ever learn?

I take another sip The dark room that I’m in becomes dimly lit This can’t be all there is

I’ve been thinking this could be the end of me Who is this person in the mirror I see? I have come so far, thought I was so strong The truth is I’ve just fed myself a lie for too long And the only one to blame is me

Who have I become? This is my desperate shout Pull me out! Pull me out! God I need you now!

6. Legacy

Chances to move mountains are few & far between, but only unseen by those who choose them to be. Live every day like it’s your last chance to be heard & seen, because the good die young & the great change the course of history.

Stop blending in & start speaking out! You’ll never know what you can do if you don’t try now. Lift up your eyes discouraged one. Keep moving forward until your battles have been won.

They say you were created to do great things, but words only come to life when you believe. Stop blending in. Start speaking out! Don’t miss your opportunity.

Do you have the courage to follow your heart? Your life could be over before you ever had a chance to start. Take what you can get while you can get it & don’t let anybody stand in your way. If you’ve got what it takes, make them believe it. They need to hear you from a mile away!

They say you were created to do great things, but words only come to life when you believe. Stop blending in. Start speaking out! Don’t miss your opportunity.

Lift up your eyes discouraged one. When you feel like giving up, when they say it can’t be done it’s up to you to show them why they’re wrong.

Lift up your eyes discouraged one. When you feel like giving up, when they say it can’t be done it’s up to you to show them why they’re wrong.

Lift up your eyes discouraged one. When you feel like giving up, when they say it can’t be done show them they’re wrong!

What you do is up to you. Follow your heart & you will never lose. They say you were created to do great things, but words only come to life when you believe!

You were created to do great things, but words only come to life when you believe. Stop blending in. Start speaking out! Don’t miss your opportunity.

Reach for the sky! Nothing’s impossible when you realize the strength is inside. Embrace the struggle when it’s all you can see. Words only come to life when you believe.

7. Miles Away

[feat. Kellin Quinn Of Sleeping With Sirens]

I pack my bags & say goodbye to my wife for what seems like the millionth time. They said it gets easier, but they lied. She looks at me & says “really baby, I will be just fine,” but then she looks away so I don’t have to see her cry. And that is when I ask myself;

how am I supposed to be everything they expect me to be when I feel so alone, cause I left my heart at home. She needs me, but I know they need me too. So God, give me the strength to do what you created me to do.

Really I’m so thankful for the people I meet, the places I’ve been & the things I’ve seen, but when she’s not here it doesn’t feel like I’m living my dream. I know they say that no one is perfect, but I swear she’s perfect for me and that makes it so much harder to leave.

How am I supposed to be everything they expect me to be when I feel so alone, cause I left my heart at home. She needs me, but I know they need me too. So God, give me the strength to do what you created me to do.

If you miss me, I’m just a phone call away. Please be strong, be strong for me. I need you to show me how to change the inside of me. For my heart, for their sake. Be strong, be strong for me!

How am I supposed to be everything they expect me to be when I feel so alone, so alone!

How am I supposed to be everything they expect me to be when I feel so alone, cause I left my heart at home. She needs me, but I know they need me too. So God, give me the strength to do what you created me to do.

8. Jezebel

She’s on the prowl. She wants it all & she’ll stop at nothing! Everyone knows she’s well aware of the fact that her self respect was long lost on her search for something. First in line to give it up to the guy at the bar buying two drinks at a time. One track mind, it’s disgusting that she thinks she’s got it all figured out, but what she doesn’t know is that to us she’s just another one of them. Girls like you are a dime a dozen.

Just leave, just leave! We’re all better off without your disease, disease! Take your pick from the willing but you’ll never get me. It’s obvious the stage is all that you see, so take your pick from the willing but you’ll never get me.

Just go!

The innocent look on her face is all fake. She’s worn out & worn down from all the one night stands, never any interest in a real man or a love that will last.

Oh what a waste! What a waste of a beautiful face. Was it the way she was raised or just the terrible choices she’s chosen to make?

Every night it’s all the same. She steals another heart so she can drop another name. Oh what a shame! You’re all the same. You’re all the same!

All dressed up in purple & pink, she’ll do whatever it takes to get to VIP. She thinks everyone wants to see her down on her knees, but what she doesn’t know is everyone just wants her to leave!

Just leave, just leave! We’re all better off without your disease, disease! Take your pick from the willing but you’ll never get me. It’s obvious the stage is all that you see, so take your pick from the willing but you’ll never get me.

I can feel her staring at me from across the room. She’s got the worst of intentions & she smells like trouble & cheap perfume.

She’s got one thing on her mind, her target locked in sight. She never gets denied but tonight she’ll be surprised. She knows every word to every song I write so let’s have a sing-a-long. Hello, hello, hello & goodbye!

One track mind, you wanna check me off the list? Ya right! The stage is all you see, so take your pick from the willing but you’ll never get me!

9. Losing Sight

[feat. Danny Worsnop Of Asking Alexandria]

Wake me up, wake me up! I can’t remember when enough was enough. I used to be so in love with this life I live before it was corrupt.

Take me back to the me that wanted this more than anything, the me that said I would give up everything just to live one night in the life I’m questioning.

Where is the inspiration I need? How could I hate this? I used to crave this! I tell my stories as a form of release. I need them just as much as they need me.

I always said I’d never waste a single second of this, but sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks. How could I be such a hypocrite?

I think about it all so far; what we’ve been through, who we were, who we are. These days the weight of the world is on my shoulders. I never thought it would be this hard.

They come to me to show them how they’re supposed to be. I don’t want to let them down. Lord give me the answers they seek, The strength to give to the weak. Give me the desire to plant the seed. This is so much bigger than me. I think I’m in over my head.

Jet lagged & restless & always beat down. The rooms are full but I’m always alone. This load is too much to carry on my own.

I always said I’d never waste a single second of this, but sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks. How could I be such a hypocrite? We hold their hearts in the palms of our hands. I don’t want to take it for granted. I don’t want to waste the gift that I’ve been handed.

I dig deep for what I know I need; to keep pushing forward, to keep moving! But they expect so much from me. I’m just a person, a human being. I feel dead inside. So burnt out from all I’ve seen. Maybe I’ve gone blind from always being in the spotlight.

I always said I’d never waste a single second of this, but sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks. How could I be such a hypocrite? We hold their hearts in the palms of our hands. I don’t want to take it for granted. I don’t want to waste the gift that I’ve been handed.

Why does the fire in my heart grow dimmer with each passing day? Where is my passion? Where is my flame?

10. Generation: Hate

You sit at home feeling so strong from behind that screen, but honestly do you think those words you’re typing are gonna change anything? Could it be this is just an escape from all your insecurities? Could it be you’re deepest secret is you wish that you were me?

Tell me what is it with this love to hate? I think I’m starting to lose all my faith. This isn’t how it’s supposed to be!

You see everything in black & white. Who are you to tell me what’s wrong or right? What could I possibly learn from someone like you? You don’t know the first thing about my life!

Say what you will. You know it all or at least you think you do. Waste all your days complaining. You think we care but everyone knows that you don’t have a clue, so say what you will but you wouldn’t last a day in my shoes! Waste all your days complaining. You think we care but this is a war you will always lose.

So go & disregard the blood, sweat & tears we shed for you, but who will have the upper hand when this is over & I’ve done everything you wished you could do.

Stop wasting my time, so full of things to say when you feel safe. Maybe I’ll listen to you whine the day you wanna say it to my face.

Bring it on!

So many mouths that love to run, but I just laugh because I’ve been confronted by none.

Say what you will. You know it all or at least you think you do. Waste all your days complaining. You think we care but everyone knows that you don’t have a clue, so say what you will but you wouldn’t last a day in my shoes! Waste all your days complaining. You think we care but this is a war you will always lose.

Say what you will. You know it all or at least you think you do. Waste all your days complaining. You think we care but everyone knows that you don’t have a clue, so say what you will but you wouldn’t last a day in my shoes! Waste all your days complaining. You think we care but this is a war you will always lose!

I’m calling out my generation. This is an alarm! Can you hear it now? It seems like “caring” is just a phase we’re over now.

I’m calling out my generation. You should be ashamed cause you’re the ones to blame. This isn’t how it’s supposed to be.

11. Vessels

[Instrumental]

Judas Priest – A Touch of Evil. (Live 2009)

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– SONGS –

1.- Judas Rising. (04:23)
2.- Hellrider. (05:38)
3.- Between the Hammer & the Anvil. (04:35)
4.- Riding on the Wind. (03:29)
5.- Death. (07:52)
6.- Beyond the Realms of Death. (06:52)
7.- Dissident Aggressor. (03:04)
8.- A Touch of Evil. (06:10)
9.- Eat Me Alive. (04:35)
10.- Prophecy. (06:07)
11.- Painkiller. (07:12)

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