Breaking Down

I Prevail – Breaking Down

I think I think too much,
I’m a little bit paranoid, I think I’m breaking,
Maybe it’s in my blood,
Got a pain that I can’t avoid, I think I’m breaking down.

Hate every single second, minute, hour, every day,
Person in the mirror, they won’t let me feel a thing,
Keep me focused on my problems, I’m addicted to the pain,
Everybody’s out to get you.

I guess I never noticed how it came creeping in,
My enemy emotion but I can’t sink or swim,
I say I’m feeling hopeless, they give me medicine,
They give me medicine, they give me medicine!

I think I think too much,
I’m a little bit paranoid, I think I’m breaking,
Maybe it’s in my blood,
Got a pain that I can’t avoid, I think I’m breaking.

Down, I think I’m breaking,
Down, I think I’m breaking,
I think I think too much,
I’m a little bit paranoid, I think I’m breaking down.

Lies, every time they ask me I just tell ’em that I’m fine,
Try to hide my demons but they only multiply.
Keep me running from the voices on repeat inside my mind,
Everybody fucking hates you.

I guess I never noticed how it came creeping in,
My enemy emotion but I can’t sink or swim,
I say I’m feeling hopeless but no one’s listening,
But no one’s listening, but no one’s listening!

I think I think too much,
I’m a little bit paranoid, I think I’m breaking,
Maybe it’s in my blood,
Got a pain that I can’t avoid, I think I’m breaking.

Down, I think I’m breaking,
Down, I think I’m breaking,
I think I think too much,
I’m a little bit paranoid, I think I’m breaking down.

I don’t really like myself,
I don’t really like myself,
I don’t really like myself,
I don’t really like myself,
I think I’m breaking down.


Songwriters: Brian Burkheiser / Stephen Menoian / Richard Vanlerberghe / TYLER SMYTH / DAVID PRAMICK

Breaking Down lyrics © Menoian Publishing, Burkheiser Publishing, Richard Vanlerberghe

Miracle

Rise Against – Miracle

We scan the empty sky, always without success,
We’re lighting signal fires and spelling S.O.S.
We stare at broken clocks, the truth comes twice a day,
While every second just slips away.

Are you going to wait here for a sign to let you know now?
Are you going to sit there paralyzed by what you’ve seen?
Or are you going to finally grip the wheel? I think you know how.
Is this more than you expected it to be?

Don’t wait for a miracle to tumble from the sky,
To part the seas around you or turn water into wine.
Don’t wait for a miracle, the world is passing by,
The walls that all surround you are only in your mind.

The stage is set, and the curtains pulled,
Ready or not, it’s time, on with the show,
Now the crowd has grown impatient,
And the train has left the station,
And the candles you are burning in the dark will fade away.

So what are you waiting for? A sign to let you know now?
Are you gonna sit there paralyzed by what you’ve seen?
Are you going to finally grip the wheel? I think you know how.
Are you gonna throw it all away?

Don’t wait for a miracle to tumble from the sky,
To part the seas around you or turn water into wine.
Don’t wait for a miracle, the world is passing by,
The walls that all surround you are only in your mind.

When the weight we carry breaks us,
We’re tempted to stay down,
But every road to recovery,
Starts at the breakdown.

But we don’t need miracles to tumble from the sky,
To part the seas around us or turn water into wine,
Because we are the miracles, we happen all the time,
We’re not scared of what surrounds us, we’re not waiting for a sign.

We are the miracles,
We are the miracles,
We are the miracles.


Songwriters: Brandon Barnes / Joe Principe / Timothy Mcilrath / Zach Blair
Miracle lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

The Amity Affliction

The Amity Affliction – Pittsburgh

I’ve been searching for an exit, but I’m lost inside my head,
Where I spend every waking moment, wishing I was dead.
For a few minutes, get me away from here,
For a few minutes, wipe away my tears.

For I am lost right now, as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink,
Yeah I am lost right now, as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink.

It’s like there’s cancer in my blood,
It’s like there’s water in my lungs,
And I can’t take another step,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It’s like there’s fire in my skin,
And I’m drowning from within,
I can’t take another breath,
Please tell me I am not undone.

I’ve been searching for an exit, but I’m lost inside my head,
Where I spend every waking moment, wishing this would end.
I can’t take another step, I cannot live inside my mind,
I can’t face another day, I am so fucking tired.

For I am lost right now, as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink,
Yeah I am lost right now, as the ocean deep,
I am low my friend and how my heart does sink.

It’s like there’s cancer in my blood,
it’s like there’s water in my lungs,
And I can’t take another step,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It’s like there’s fire in my skin,
And I’m drowning from within,
I can’t take another breath,
Please tell me I am not undone.

I’ve been searching for an exit, but I’m lost inside my head,
Where I spend every waking moment, wishing I was dead.

I’ll take another step for you,
I’ll shed my tears until I drown, or until I am underground.

I’ll take another breath for you,
Will you still be there when I’m home, out from the great unknown?

It’s like there’s cancer in my blood,
It’s like there’s water in my lungs,
And I can’t take another step,
Please tell me I am not undone.

It’s like there’s fire in my skin,
And I’m drowning from within,
I can’t take another breath,
Please tell me I am not undone.


Songwriters: Ahren Stringer / Michael Baskette / Troy Brady / Ryan Burt / Joel Birch
Pittsburgh lyrics © Words & Music A Div Of Big Deal Music LLC

My Heroine


Silverstein – My Heroine

The drugs begin to peak,
A smile of joy arrives in me.

But sedation changes to panic and nausea,
And breaths start to shorten,
And heartbeats feel softer.

You won’t try to save me!
You just want to break me!
You’re leaving this way!

You taunt my heart, a sense I never knew I had,
I can’t forget,
The times that I was lost and depressed from the awful truth,
How do you do it?
You’re my heroin!

You won’t leave me alone!
Tears of my heart turn to stone!
You’re leaving this way!

You taunt my heart, a sense I never knew I had,
I can’t forget,
The times I was lost and depressed from the awful truth,
How do you do it?
You’re my heroin!

I bet you laugh, at the thought of me thinking for myself,
I bet you believe, that I’m better off with you than someone else.

Your face arrives again, all hope I had becomes so real,
But under your covers more torture than pleasure,
And just past your lips there’s more anger than laughter,
Not now or forever will I ever change you,
I know that to go on, I’ll break you my habit!

You taunt my heart, a sense I never knew I had,
I can’t forget,
The times when I was lost and depressed from the awful truth,
How do you do it?
You’re my heroin!

I will save myself!


Songwriters: Shane Told
My Heroine lyrics © Another Victory Publishing

Native Tongue


Switchfoot – Native Tongue

Sing to me, baby, in your native tongue,
Sing the words of the wise and the young,
Show me the place where your words come from,
Love is the language, love is your native tongue.

Feel your heartbeat bang the drum,
Open up your eyes and fill your lungs,
The same word from where the stars are flung,
Love is the language, love is your native tongue.

My heart is a beating drum,
My head in oblivion,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

My friend, where did we go wrong?
My Lord, we forgot our sound,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

Sing it to me, whisper into my ear,
Accuser’s voices start to disappear,
In the wind, in the tongues of the flame,
In my soul, in my one true name, oh.

Back before we learned the words to start a fight,
Back before they told us that the haters were right,
He spoke the truth, “let there be” and there was,
Love is the language, love is your native tongue.

My heart is a beating drum,
My head in oblivion,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

My friend, where did we go wrong?
My Lord, we forgot our sound,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

So sing it loud, get loud, get,
Louder than the voices in the crowd, yeah,
Even when they tried to drown you out, eh,
Your lips, your lungs, your native tongue.

So sing it out, get loud, get,
Louder than the darkness and the doubts, eh,
Louder than the curses and the shouts, yeah,
Your lips, your lungs, your native tongue.

My heart is a beating drum,
My head in oblivion,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

My friend, where did we go wrong?
My Lord, we forgot our sound,
My soul, such a long way from,
My lips, my lungs, my native tongue.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
To sing it like when we were young,
Back before the pendulum had swung to the shadows.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
Maybe we could learn to sing along,
To find a way to use our lungs for love and not the shadows.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
To sing it like when we were young,
Back before the pendulum had swung to the shadows.

I want the world to sing in her native tongue,
Maybe we could learn to sing along,
To find a way to use our lungs for love and not the shadows.


NATIVE TONGUE lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

Meant to Live


Switchfoot – Meant to Live

Fumbling his confidence,
And wondering why the world has passed him by.
Hoping that he’s bent for more than arguments,
And failed attempts to fly, fly.

We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.
Somewhere we live inside.
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.

Dreaming about Providence,
And whether mice or men have second tries.
Maybe we’ve been livin’ with our eyes half open,
Maybe we’re bent and broken, broken.

We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.
Somewhere we live inside.
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.

We want more than this world’s got to offer,
We want more than this world’s got to offer,
We want more than the wars of our fathers,
And everything inside screams for second life.

We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live for so much more,
Have we lost ourselves?
We were meant to live.
We were meant to live.


Songwriters: Jonathan Foreman / Tim Foreman
Meant to Live lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

Judith II

A Perfect Circle – TalkTalk

You’re waiting,
On miracles,
We’re bleeding out.

Thoughts,
And prayers,
Adorable,
Like cake in a crisis,
We’re bleeding out.

While you deliberate,
Bodies accumulate.

Sit and talk like Jesus,
Try walkin’ like Jesus.
Sit and talk like Jesus,
Talk like Jesus,
Talk talk talk talk,
Get the fuck out of my way!

Don’t be the problem, be the solution.
Don’t be the problem, be the solution.
Don’t be the problem, be the solution.
Problem, problem, problem, problem.

Faith without works is,
Talk without works is,
Faith without works is,
Dead, dead, dead, dead.

Sit and talk like Jesus,
Try walkin’ like Jesus.
Sit and talk like Jesus,
Try walkin’ like Jesus.

Try braving the rain,
Try lifting the stone,
Try extending a hand,
Try walkin’ your talk or get the fuck out of my way!


Songwriters: Maynard James Keenan / Billy Howerdel

TalkTalk lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

Trivium – Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr

The face and the lips,
Tremble as it rips.
Your breath quickening,
As heat rushes in.

Pull, harder,
Strings, martyr,
Stop, you cry, that’s a lie!
Flush, gasping,
White, reddening.
You smile and destroy it,
It’s time that we end this!

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.

Clawing the skin,
Each kill, your weakness.
Annihilation, your masturbation.
Tyrant, I’ll burn you down!

Pull, harder,
Strings, martyr,
Stop, you cry, that’s a lie!
Flush, gasping,
White, reddening.
You smile and destroy it,
It’s time that we end this!

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.

My hands grip your throat,
I need your end!
Burned, staked, ripped apart!
I avenge!

You ask me, “Oh, God, why?”
‘Cause I’m God, that’s fucking why!

Pull, harder,
Strings, martyr,
Stop, you cry, that’s a lie!
Flush, gasping,
White, reddening.
You smile and destroy it,
It’s time that we end this!

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.

It’s our curse,
That makes this world so hopeless.
Allowing our,
King to spread his genocidal wings.


Songwriters: Corey Beaulieu / Jason Suecof / Matthew Heafy / Paolo Gregoletto / Travis Smith

Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Awake & Alive

Skillet – Awake and Alive

I’m at war with the world and they,
Try to pull me into the dark.
I struggle to find my faith,
As I’m slippin’ from your arms.

It’s getting harder to stay awake,
And my strength is fading fast,
You breathe into me at last.

I’m awake, I’m alive,
Now I know what I believe inside.
Now it’s my time,
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life.
Here, right here,
Right now, right now,
Stand my ground and never back down,
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive.

I’m at war with the world cause I,
Ain’t never gonna sell my soul.
I’ve already made up my mind,
No matter what I can’t be bought or sold.

When my faith is getting weak,
And I feel like giving in,
You breathe into me again.

I’m awake, I’m alive,
Now I know what I believe inside.
Now it’s my time,
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life.
Here, right here,
Right now, right now,
Stand my ground and never back down,
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive.

Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up.

In the dark,
I can feel you in my sleep,
In your arms, I feel you breathe into me.
Forever hold this heart that I will give to you,
Forever I will live for you.

I’m awake, I’m alive,
Now I know what I believe inside.
Now it’s my time,
I’ll do what I want ’cause this is my life.
Here, right here,
Right now, right now,
Stand my ground and never back down,
I know what I believe inside,
I’m awake and I’m alive.

Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up,
Waking up, waking up.


Songwriters: John Cooper / Brian Howes

Awake And Alive lyrics© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc