Beneath The Surface

by These Vices

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released April 15, 2016

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Track Name: Zangetsu (feat. Dalton Skinner)
Oh, I hear what you say, but I’m not listening to your disrespect
Your voice is a voice with a baseless anger
You think you’re deserving?
An argument is won with actions, not words
You choose to hate first, and come out swinging
I don’t care, about your worthless opinion
You’re selling hate and fighting fire with gasoline
You can’t expect everyone to conform
If the tables were turned, what would you do?
You want a handout?
Nothing worth something is ever free
You want acknowledgement?
You fight just to fight because you disagree
But that’s the last time
You want to be the spark that ignites the flame
And burns everything down
You can’t see eye to eye or compromise
You just take what you want
I’m so sick of this trophy generation
You are so blind to the world, yet you demand change
But when the time comes to act you seem to face away
So don’t lecture me
When you’re too stuck in your ways to see what’s right anymore
How did we get here?
Can you see the writing on the walls?
We’re slowly selling our morals for convenience sake
Can we turn this around?
Teach others the value of compromise and sacrifice
To go on living for the good of many, not the few
It won’t mean anything if we can’t agree
Can we just see past ourselves?
This world
This life
Is the only one we’ve got
Track Name: Waterlogged
In the middle of a river in a small town
I lie at the bottom, my pain never surfaced
My secret was drowned
No one could see the pain in my heart

My friends, my family, i abandoned
7 years at the bottom x2

Waterlogged

I’ve been stuck at the bottom for far too long
No one knows the pain beneath the surface
I thought I could make it on my own
Now I’m fading into nothing

Drowned

Only the sky can see me now
The stars illuminate the murky depths
I thought this would end my sorrow
But I’m still at the bottom
Someone find me
I thought I was a burden
That everyone I loved would be better off without me
Without me

Waterlogged
At the bottom
Waterlogged
Under the surface
Waterlogged
End my suffering
Waterlogged
Is it over?

I’ve been stuck at the bottom for far too long
No one knows the pain beneath the surface
I thought I could make it on my own
Now I’m fading into nothing
Track Name: No Remorse, No Regret
It feels like you're stuck
No escape from the choices you’ve made or the things you’ve done
You live in regret
You’ve made sorrow your home
Built a house of shame with your hands of stone

And there’s no turning back the past is in the past
You live and you learn the memories you’ll burn
There you are stuck in your regret
Where will you run to now?

You can’t turn back the clocks
You can’t get back the time you’ve lost
The time you’ve wasted on someone else
But where will you run to now?
When the past’s in the past and you’re looking for solid ground
You reach for a new beginning, and let go of your regrets

No remorse no regrets

You live you life as a shadow existing in the past
Memories keep you alive
A meaningless existence
I know you’re so much more
I know you’re so much more
In time you’ll see you owe it to yourself
To forgive, but not forget
You walk around town with a chip on your shoulder
You don’t even have anything to fight for
You have nothing to fight for

You can’t turn back the clocks
You can’t get back the time you’ve lost
The time you’ve wasted on someone else
But where will you run to now?
When the past’s in the past and you’re looking for solid ground
You reach for a new beginning, and let go of your regrets
There’s a bright light at the end of the tunnel
You’re just too busy looking back to see it
Open your eyes, stop wasting time
Move on with your life and never look back
Track Name: Firing Squad
It’s our time now, you’ve had your fun
If you get the shot you better take it
We can coexist, but we know that’s not how this works
There’s always a number one
So immature
Petty narcissist
You speak
But your words get nowhere

Wolves with smiles
Show your teeth
We own the night
Your bark is worse than your bite
Fall in line
We’ll take our rightful place
Every dog has it’s day
But every wolf has it’s night

We’re taking it back x2

We’ve heard it all before like a bullet to the brain
Repeat, repeat
It’s all the same
So take your aspirations and all your hopeless dreams
You’ll never see it coming
And you’ll face away

And if you come for us you better be ready
We won’t back down take your best shot
We were here from the start
Waiting for the right time
Down range from the firing squad
So take your best shot

We’ve heard it all before like a bullet to the brain
Repeat, repeat
It’s all the same
So take your aspirations and all your hopeless dreams
You’ll never see it coming
And you’ll face away

Step up to the line and take your best shot

Fall in line
We’ll take our rightful place
Every dog has it’s day
And every wolf has it’s night
Track Name: Wolf In Shepherd's Clothing
You’re a disease a disgrace to your cause
A wolf in disguise hiding hate in your claws
We know who you are
There’s no hiding from us
You self righteous waste of time

You’re just a sinner
You’re not a saint
You’re just like us
We don’t believe a word you say
Guided by money
Guided by fame
You twist your words
Just wait for judgement day

I’m not perfect
No one is, but you’re a snake
We’ll make you regret your words
And stomp you out like a worm

You can’t buy your way into forever
Your lies won’t save you from hell
Your perfect life won't last forever
Deep down you know this all too well

You can’t buy a clean soul
You can’t save yourself x2

Like a plague
You infect the weak
Innocent people
Just looking for the truth

I’m sick of the lies
You’re wasting your time
Learn your place
You’re not God
You’re just a disgrace

Close your open hands
Fall down to your knees x2
Track Name: Infatuation
Instrumental
Track Name: Self Hate
Sometimes in life you deserve what you get
Your actions have repercussions
And if you think that I’m the one to blame
Then I guess we have a problem

Strike a match and let it burn the whole world down

Save yourself
Leave the wounded behind
Live to fight another day
Others will sacrifice
We all have flaws
We all have burdens
Everyone dies
Some just die sooner

Blaming others
Look the other way
Have the strength to admit what you’ve done
You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach?
The one that won’t let you sleep at night
You have broken
More than you can repair
You’ve turned everyone against yourself

Save yourself
Leave the wounded behind
Live to fight another day
Others will sacrifice
We all have flaws
We all have burdens
Everyone dies
Some just die sooner

And in the end all your bridges have burned

Burn your bridges to the ground x2
Track Name: Brotherhood (feat. Tyler Miller & Storm Owens)
You know my words before I speak
For half my life, you were my family
You were there for everything
We are more than friends
This is a Brotherhood

8 years strong from garage to garage
Long nights and late shows
Long drives on dark roads
But it was worth all the trouble we through
Even if we failed, I knew I had you

Day by day
Our bonds grow stronger
Day by day
We lost our sanity, but gained a brotherhood

Where can I turn when I grow weary of this world?
Who can I trust when the wolves are at our heels?
I know I’m not alone, you are beside me
And if my brittle bones break I have my brothers to hold me up.

And through everything
I knew I had you
Day by day
Our bonds grow stronger
I finally found the brotherhood
That I wanted for so long
From one group to another
I never thought it could be so genuine
3 years of fellowship, truth, and making memories
Being with the ones you love can truly make a difference

Finding myself was impossible alone, alone
So many times you lifted me out of self destruction, my brothers
Deeper bonds than even blood could form
Until the end we will remain
Our lives, intertwined as one
Even through the worst, I know where I can turn

Where can I turn when I grow weary of this world?
Who can I trust when the wolves are at our heels?
I know I’m not alone, you are beside me
And if my brittle bones break I have my brothers to hold me up.
Track Name: Asylum
Into the depths I’m led
My face, replaced by emptiness
She showed me the way further into nothing
There were others here, markings on the walls in blood
I may not be alone, but I’m left for dead

Four walls, cold floor this place is a grave x2

These padded walls are closing in
I thought i was saner, but now I’m something else
I came here alone and that’s the way I’ll leave
In a body bag with empty eyes

The ones that came before me
Left their marks, but now they’re gone for good
I’m not sure how long I’ve been here
But I know I’ll never truly leave

Heartless, you made me heartless
Just like you
Heartless, you made me want to forget myself
Just like you

I’m not the same
I’m not the same
Let me go

My blood is cold
My skin is numb
I’ve lost count for the days
I thought I was dead, but you brought me back to life
Let me go
Track Name: Drowning Innocence
You left me without so much as a word
So empty, you were just a hollow shell
That I filled with my love
Wake me up I put all I had into this
Now it feels like a nightmare
You came in the night to destroy everything that we had

Murderer
You’re a killer and a thief x2

Well I guess I should have known that
You would leave me at the first sign of trouble
I thought I knew you but it seems you didn’t know yourself
For the first time in my life I didn’t feel dead inside
You gave me a reason to step back from that ledge I started thinking about myself

We were never meant to last
My stepping stone a 3 year milestone
A broken timeline
This will be the last time I waste my breath on you x2

All I see all I hear
I’m drowning innocence
And ripping apart the sheets
And what’s left now is a broken version
Of who I used to be