HOLLOW

[Verse 1]
Let the broken see
I’m done with this hollow shell
Projecting my empty smile
Knock on the walls, all I hear are echoes of my imperfections
Give me a chance to escape from this
All I need is a life line
To carry me out one more time
Why do I feel like I’m sinking

I might find myself constricted
But you always give me a chance to breath

[Chorus]
Is it too late for me? For me to undo all these lies I've told
Is it too late for me? Cause' I'm left here with no way out

[Verse 2]
Let me say it again
I’m done with this hollow shell
Projecting my shallow mind
Finding myself in a state conscience belief of deterioration

I might find myself conflicted
But I know you’re always resolute

[Chorus]
Is it too late for me? For me to undo all these lies I've told
Is it too late for me? Cause' I'm left here with no way out

[Bridge]
I can’t go on running in circles
Oh God please give me the piece of mind

I can’t go on running in circles
I can’t go on running in circles
I can’t go on running in circles
Oh God please give me the piece of mind

[Chorus]
Is it too late for me? For me to undo all these lies I've told
Is it too late for me? Cause' I'm left here with no way out

 
 

GLIMPSE OF LIFE

[Verse 1]
To the ones who are holding on for your life
We salute you
To the ones who are fighting to get by
We salute you
To the ones who would call a quits tonight
Don’t give up now
To the ones who are ready to say goodbye
You’re worth much more than you can know

Burdened by the weight of the life ahead of you
I’ve had enough of seeing the weakness overcoming the strengths
It’s time we lift each other up brothers and sisters
When one of us falls we extend our hand to help stand again
I won't stand to see another tragic mistake to be made again
Take some time to listen to all the good you've done for this world
When we rally round in the streets searching for the answers
I swear together we’ll find a better way to make it to the end

[Chorus]
And even I was barely getting by, holding out for just a glimpse of life
I can't live like that, living by wits, getting through by the skin of my teeth There's gotta be a better way to make it to the end

[Verse 2]
When you’re lost and you’re looking for answers
I swear I’ll be there
When you’re weak and you need a defender
I swear I will always be there
To the ones who are looking for the answers
I will lift you up
Come to the source of life
Give us the strength to carry
On and on, on and on
Let's keep going, we'll get through this together
And even I was barely getting by
I hope my words resonate with you and keeps you going on

[Chorus]
And even I was barely getting by, holding out for just a glimpse of life
I can't live like that, living by wits, getting through by the skin of my teeth
I know there's a better way to make it, it's not the end

 
 

LOST IN TRANSLATION

(Intro)
Confidence in the dissonance and all my words
get lost in the translation -- translation

(Verse)
Stop throwing your false accusations
When you’re unsure of what’s fact or fiction
Let the truth speak for itself
Listen up and stop dwelling on empty lies, empty lies
When you see the motivation
You’d be inspired in the blink of an eye
All of the things that you’ve said
Would be forgotten if you gave us a chance to speak

(Chorus)
Tonight this ends, I've done all I can do
To prove the weight behind these words
But they're wasted on you
You say that I'm fake and that's alright
I can't make you see inside
When you pretend to know who I am

(Verse)
To all the ones who are capped at zero
To all the young who are silenced now
To all the scared who are ready to speak your minds
Now is the time to rise

Set apart from all the lies
Breaking through to shaded eyes
Comforted amongst the truth
Bring it in, let freedom come
Free to speak your mind
Free to speak

Oh no there’s another offense line
don’t tell me now, is it what I implied?
There’s always gonna be another opinion
But now I see the verdict’s centered on crooked judgement
And maybe we’re just another example of faulty scapegoats
Did you ever stop to recognize the truth I speak, it resonates in your hearts

But at the end of the day there will always be a price on my head

(Chorus)
Tonight this ends, I've done all I can do
To prove the weight behind these words
But they're wasted on you
You say that I'm fake and that's alright
I can't make you see inside
When you pretend to know who I am

(Bridge)
Just hear me out, not all of us are hypocrites
Just hear me out, we’re not all the same

Prove to me I’m a liar
Prove to me I’m what you say

From cycle to cycle I’ve been at my best and my worst
Clenching on to everything I hold dear to my heart
And you come with open mouth and closed mind
Judging abundantly and denied
Ever saying you were the one who scoffed
Who’s the hypocrite now

(Chorus)
Tonight this ends, I've done all I can do
To prove the weight behind these words
But they're wasted on you
You say that I'm fake and that's alright
I can't make you see inside
When you pretend to know who I am

(Outro)
So go and waste away in your shallow thoughts
I won't waste my time on people like you

 
 

Loyalty Measures

[Verse 1]
Concentrate on the wonders of pleasure
You only see what's on the outside, said and done
Your lack of conviction; disgusting, repulsing
Apparently you don’t care at all

[Set you straight]
Give me a reason to let you in
[You take my pride]
Tell me why I should trust you
[Debts can be payed]
No more can I imagine the ending of this pain

[Chorus]
Countless times I've wanted to break away, separate from this
Your misconception of trust has abused my intensions to let you in again
(Loyalty measures the way I fail)

[Verse 2]
Take your life put it in perspective
I shine a light in your face but you act so blind
Your desperate attempts at deceiving are wasted
And your deception has promised enough

[Tell me I'm wrong]
You're such a liar
[Play me again]

I'll make sure you don’t come back
[Forever gone]
No more can you play with my mind again, with my mind again

Separate from your grasp, you no longer hold me back

[Chorus]
Countless times I've wanted to break away, separate from this
Your misconception of trust has abused my intensions to let you in again
(Loyalty measures the way I fail)

[Bridge]
You've taken my soul and thrown it against the curb
Stomped on it repeatedly and crushed it into a thousand pieces
You've broken the golden rule, my trust with you is done
I'll throw you out to the wolves and make you a part of a dying breed

Don't waste your life
Don't waste your life
Don't waste your life
Don't waste your life

 
 

Beneath the Weight

(Verse 1)
Filled with a longing that’s constantly haunting all of my thoughts at night
Over and over, frame by frame replaying in my mind
You always said I'd be the one to fail
I always thought the burden was on me
But now I see you were the culprit behind everything

(Prechorus)
Trampled beneath the weight, beneath the weight, beneath the weight of failure

(Chorus)
Liar, defiled my blood, identity under fire
Swallowed each toxic word from your dirty hands
I’m reaching out and I’m crying out
Severing the chains that held me down
I’ve thought it out and I'll cut you out
I'll cut you out

(Verse 2)
This ghost unrelenting has got me reliving the moments you stole from me
Now their gone
All that’s left is to just move on

(Prechorus)
Trampled beneath the weight, beneath the weight, beneath the weight of failure
No I will not give way, not give way, not give way

(Chorus)
Liar, defiled my blood, identity under fire
Swallowed each toxic word from your dirty hands
I’m reaching out and I’m crying out
Severing the chains that held me down
I’ve thought it out and I'll cut you out
I'll cut you out

(Bridge)
Take me far away
Can't do this on my own
Take what’s left of me
This emptiness was all I had
But I'll claw my way out

(Chorus)
Liar, defiled my blood, identity under fire
Swallowed each toxic word from your dirty hands
I’m reaching out and I’m crying out
Severing the chains that held me down
I’ve thought it out and I'll cut you out
I'll cut you out

 
 

The Judge

(Verse 1)
To process all the things you’ve said
would take me a lifetime to clear my head
In light of my insecurities
You cast your stone like you are without any blame
Take your lies and correct yourself
You have no idea what you put us through
You look at the speck in my eye
When it’s clear you can’t see past the log in your own

(Prechorus)
I can’t look past it all
I’ve never seen someone so fake

(Chorus)
You won’t bury me, you won’t bury me
No your slander it holds no weight
I’ll call you out, you can’t tear me down
Disgusting, repulsive lies

(Verse 2)
Take a deep breath for your life
Search inside your empty thoughts
Realize there is more at stake than your pitiful option

I will never abandon my dreams
There is nothing you can do to stop me
Your eyes are filled with empty stares
You will never see my full potential

(Verse 3)
Take every lie, swallow your pride, find your redemption inside
Burn the rubble, light the fire, burn your heaps of discrimination
Take every lie, swallow your pride, find your redemption inside
You only look at the outside when I see it’s clear you claim to be so pretentious
Disappointed and damaged, we are left with the lies you put in our heads
Never giving us time to recover, but you won’t see through to the end

(Prechorus)
I can’t look past it all
I’ve never seen someone so fake

(Chorus)
You won’t bury me, you won’t bury me
No your slander it holds no weight
I’ll call you out, you can’t tear me down
Disgusting, repulsive lies
Close your eyes, remember who you were
Long before your heart became so cold

(Bridge)
Your words are a waste of my time
It makes me sick just to hear you speak
I’d done listening to your redundancies
Your motives of futile
When I hear your voice I cringe
You send chills right down my spine
Your injustice can’t keep me captive
I’m not a slave to your worthless show

Who are you to judge --- me

 
 

Obscene

(Verse 1)
Haunting my dreams at night and I can’t escape
What is the cure for this deadly disease
No matter how hard I try my eyes can’t unsee her beautifully
disgusting face
What have I become

Like a vulture feasting on murdered beauty
Like a parasite infesting the minds of the young
Tearing apart and distorting the meaning behind true love
What have you done

(Chorus)
What have you done, colors start to fade away
As her face begins to change
I feel myself slipping away, will I ever be the same?
Will I ever be free from you

(Verse 2)
Wise as a serpent but full of deceit, here we go again your voice calls my name
I can’t help but follow it to this hallow pit filled with guilt and shame
I’m a prisoner, a captive to your heavy chains

I’m your most addictive hello and your hardest goodbye
You can’t just leave me behind, my grip is like a noose around your neck getting tighter every day
It won’t be long before I take your life

(Chorus)
What have you done, colors start to fade away
As her face begins to change
I feel myself slipping away, will I ever be the same?
Will I ever be free from you

(Bridge)
O God, I’m broken and twisted and hideous
Restore my life, restore my innocence, this is not what I was created for
This ends now and you won’t hold me back
You will never hold me down
You will never have me

(Chorus)
What have you done, as colors start to fade away
As your face begins to change, I feel myself slipping away
Will I ever be the same in your eyes?
Will I ever be free from you

 
 

Too Late

(Intro)
Too Late, too late, too late for another tragedy
I’ll wait, I’ll wait, I’ll wait for an ounce of sympathy

(Verse 1)
Have we come this far just to give up hope
Another day, another death, another helpless soul
It’s easy to place blame on the outcast
A broken heart, a broken home but no one sees the toll
Can’t take much more

(Chorus)
Too Late, too late, too late for another tragedy
Are we desensitized, passively paralyzed
I’ll wait, I’ll wait, I’ll wait for an ounce of sympathy
I grow more numb each day, oh God is it too late

(Verse 2)
The ground quakes and storms rage, what will it take to move you
What will it take
Empty thoughts and empty prayers
You type the words but you don’t really care
You never cared

(Bridge)
Is it too late to feel again

Too late for hope to win
When everything is said and done
Is it too late for us

 
 

Ex Nihilo

We were born from the ashes of our dead past
Like a phoenix we will rise above
we were created as something more, more than what we could ever believe
more than what we could ever achieve on our own
we've been called out of the safety of our comfort to speak the truth into the lives of this broken world
nothing can stand in the way of destiny
we've got our work cut out for us
holding on to the ties of our nature
always finding another way to stumble
falling back and forth in our failures
I feel like we relive the same lessons
again and again and again we lose sight of what we were tasked
time for us to find redemption again

We came from nothing, We came from nothing
And by our own volition we stand tall
We came from nothing, We came from nothing
out of the dust we rise for this moment

come now and rescue us from a path of destruction
we need your grace again to guide us out of our transgressions
we need your hand in this world

Illuminate yourself in us, let our lives reflect your light

Give us the courage to make your message known
move in our hearts again
speak the truth in us again
Come make way, clear a path

Though I was trapped in my depravity
My sorrow was your heartbreak
My brokenness met with your grace

Our time is now, put away your feelings of failure
come forth and take and take initiative, and make your voice ring loud
We came from nothing
We came from nothing

 
 

Tomorrow

(Verse 1)
Bring out all your faces, I wanna see you try and worm your way out of this.
Your silver tongue can’t save you now, you’ve revealed the blackest parts of you.
I will never become another one, another pawn in your game you’ll throw away.
Just another cheat with a heart of stone taking names without a regret, it’s high time someone got you
back for it.

I will never again allow a snake like you hurt the ones that I love
I can’t live with this over my head, you turn traitor now you’ve come back for more
I will never be hostage to your domain of perpetrators and liars
You will pay for this all in the end, you can’t hide from the truth anymore

(Chorus)
You broke your word and every bit of trust we had in you, but who knew
a person so noble could become so treacherous
When all your lies come back around just cling to your false sense of providence but just know
the road you paved lead you straight to the gallows

(Verse 2)
They say it’s better to tie a stone to your neck
and throw yourself down to Marianas trench
then to leave these innocent people astray
Here’s a rope for your troubles and a stone for your grave
Drown your empty heart, seek forgiveness for the lives you destroyed

(Chorus)
You broke your word and every bit of trust we had in you, but who knew
a person so noble could become so treacherous
When all your lies come back around just cling to your false sense of providence but just know
the road you paved lead you straight to the gallows

(Pre Bridge)
Give it up you fraud, this time we’ve got you for all the stunts you pulled from the pulpit
I thought you would know by now this title comes with a price
Your reign is over, your legacy is obsolete

(Bridge)
I can’t seem to recollect just how you wanted to place the blame
All we ever did was lift you up and put you in a higher place
Do you need to hear this from me a thousand times to understand
I’m done with putting my feet to the fire for your vicious cause

(Chorus)
You broke your word and every bit of trust we had in you, but who knew
a person so noble could become so treacherous
When all your lies come back around just cling to your false sense of providence but just know
the road you paved lead you straight to the gallows
You can’t deny this, they’ll see to your penance