The Brighter View

by To The Wind

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1.
Days and nights feel the same 
 Anxious feelings I can't shake
 I keep myself locked away in places that no one will find me
 Temporary escape, 
 your beauty is bright but unnecessary 
Although your presence is blinding, it seems to be guiding me Slowly drifting, I've been waiting 
 tucked within my shell The sanctuary where I've been dwelling 
 is a reverie that seems to be endless
 All things of the past won't escape me 
One day maybe I'll see the end...
 Oh temporary escape,
 your beauty is bright and so comforting 
I'll follow you to the edge as long as you help me forget
 Days and nights seem the same, 
 anxious feelings that I can't shake
 No place left to go, slowly drifting 
No place left to go, I've been waiting (Slowly drifting, I've been waiting) 
tucked within my shell I'll embrace this curse, I won't fall to my knees, 
 I'll embrace this curse as it embraces me 
 Temporary escape, you're so comforting 
I'll follow you to the edge as long as you help me forge t
No place left to go, slowly drifitng 
 No place left to go, I'll embrace this curse 
 No place left to go, slowly drifting 
 No place left to go but my temporary escape
2.
No place on this earth can disrtact me from wondering what it is you're thinking. Although we try to pretend, these ordinary conversations aren't cutting it but how could I blame you? Forging lies in my head, convincing me that something's wrong but I don't wanna... I don't wanna know. I don't wanna know 
if you'd rather be somewhere else 
or if you seek the taste of another mouth 
I'll lie to myself if I have to Staring aimlessly through window panes 
 questioning where you sleep these nights spent without you
 You dug your way in my skin, 
provide me the strength to recover or bury this
 But I know you won't Yeah, I don't wanna know. 
If you'd rather be somewhere else 
 or if you seek the taste of another mouth, 
keep lying to me if you have to cuz I'll take it 
But I don't wanna know 
I'll lie to myself if I have to, I'll take it
3.
4.
New World 02:42
Day after day waiting for the storm to break
 Give us the faith we need 
I got a feeling that today we might witness a change This is a new world, a new setting sun, 
my clenched fists when I come undone
 This is my freedom when they give me none,
 the one with the voice with no words to be sung
 This is a new world Idle hands can't build you a home 
 when you're running out of stable ground
 The fear that's in you, it keeps you away 
 but where the hell did you go? 
We found new keys to old ignitions, 
 they try to drown us out but we don't listen
 So far from where we had planned, 
 awaiting the rise of 'a free man' This is a new world, a new setting sun, 
my clenched fists when I come undone 
this is my freedom when they give me none,
 the one with the voice with no words to be sung 
 This is a new world In the heart of the storm, the walls caved in
 You were so far gone I couldn't pull you in 
 but you're coming around, I thought you would 
 Coming around, I thought you would 
when no one saw it in you
 Coming around, I thought you would 
'The rise of a free man' This is a new world, a new setting sun, 
my clenched fists when I come undone 
this is my freedom when they give me none, 
the one with the voice with no words to be sung 
This is a new world (Coming around, I thought you would) 
My clenched fists when I come undone, this is my freedom
 'The one with the voice, with no words to sung'
5.
Winding Down 03:17
'I always try to be what's expected of me 
but I just don't really feel like being 
a makeshift version of myself today' 
Life between a mess and a hard place (never ending) 
 Life between a mess and a hard place, I'm still sinking Winding down, I know my pride is at stake 
 but I'm sick of playing it safe 'for now'
 Winding down, so tired of feeling ashamed 
 too weak to carry the dead weight What do I know about a life spent living a lie?
 What do I know about changing faces to get by? 
Life between a mess and a hard place (never ending) 
Life between a mess and a hard place, and still I sink 
I've grown paranoid, it's fucking wearing on me
 Keep me in place (suffer me)
 Keep me in place, shed the false skin, show me your way
 My reflection doesn't represent me these days
 The hours loom, changing ways 
 I'll sleep forever or I'll never sleep 
The hours loom, changing ways 
In every mirror, in every face, same reflection mocking me Winding down, I know my pride is at stake 
but I'm sick of playing it safe 'for now'
 Winding down, so tired of feeling ashamed
 too weak to carry the dead weight The hours loom, changing ways 
in every mirror, in every face
6.
Exposed 02:42
You've been dragged down, drained out 
 they took all you had, ran it to the ground 
It's just another case of manipulation
 Years spent swallowed in debt 
twisting and turning with no room to bend 
 and it all amounts to?
 Self-resentment...  and that breaks a home They cut you open and I see you bleeding 
(you've been exposed) 
They'll get into your head and try to take control 
(if you fight it)
 They press your luck and I see you dreaming 
(of paradise)
 Don't let them mold you into who they want us to be It's only love and hate, no in between
 They make you forget that you lost everything 
because they rather keep you numb and give up nothing 
 How can you keep your head on straight 
 when you know you got nothing left? 
Self-resentment, self-resentment.. They cut you open and I see you bleeding 
 (you've been exposed)
 They'll get into your head and try to take control 
 (if you fight it)
 They press your luck and I see you dreaming 
(of paradise)
 Don't let them mold you into who they want us to be How can you keep your head on straight? 
Years spent swallowed in debt, no room to fucking bend
7.
There's just something about the way the future looks 
that makes me think you might regret the chance you took
 I often ask myself, if I got what it takes to meet your needs 
Well I'll stick it out if you'll do the same cuz.. I can't stay too long (my love)
 Will you wait for me till I get home? 
Now would you side with me, or lie to me still? 
All just to keep me sane? My love, I can't stay And there's something about the way you carry me
 When everything fell through, you're the one who stayed
 Will you remember it when I'm miles away? 
 I hope you don't forget about the promises I made... Cuz I can't stay too long (my love)
 Will you wait for me till I get home? 
 Now would you side with me, or lie to me still? 
 All just to keep me sane? My love, I can't stay Worst-case, you got me 
I'll be there if you'll have me 
 Worst-case, you got me 
 Well you can have it or leave I can't stay too long (my love)
 Will you wait for me till I get home? 
 Now tell me would you side with me, or lie to me still? 
 All just to keep me sane my love?
8.
Only Way 03:07
Help me see the way, 
 on every road there's a turn I tried to take
 Hope runs thin, 
 every choice was 'the love I failed to mend' 
Memory folds 
and the words fall short when i need them most
 I waste away, contemplate how to keep you here with me I haven't slept much in days 
my body's calloused much more than I can take
 I can't think straight 
 with your eyes directed at me
 I hesitate but know it's the only way (love)
 Somewhere between home and the interstate, 
Somewhere between you and where I stay,
 In a time when things just weren't so clear to me,
 but that picture faded black and grey I haven't slept that much in days
 my body's calloused so much more than I can take
 I'm finding comfort in the worst ways (worst ways) 
I can't think straight 
 with your eyes directed at me 
 I hesitate but know it's the only way I try to leave but something keeps pulling me back to you
 I might hesitate but I'm bound cuz it's the only way 
I wander the world just to find that it's the only way 
 I'm turning the page and it's strange but it's the only way 
I might hesitate but I'm bound cuz it's the only way
9.
Long before you made your decision, 
 did you ever think about the consequences and what it brings? 
It pains me to think it's all self-inflicted 
 and I'll never know why on earth it had to come to this 
(we'll never know what's in your fucking head) In her darkest hour, 
 she feels the ground fall beneath her 
All alone she sinks, all alone she treads 
Never once did she think, 
she could feel so cold it's a damn shame 
All alone she'll sleep, all alone she'll wake 
(no trust for anyone) Everyday's like living a bad dream 
 The wounds she wears are for her own safety (sad truth) 
Illusions, disorders, and all things immoral 
 Around she goes spinning in circles In her darkest hour, 
 she feels the ground fall beneath her 
All alone she sinks, all alone she treads 
 Never once did she think, 
 she could feel so cold it's a damn shame 
 All alone she'll sleep, all alone she'll wake Around she goes spun in circles 
'hard to live, harder to love' 
And who knew under that cold coat of skin, 
 she looks back at her life 
 and now she's scared to fucking death of what has become
10.
Lay My Head 02:52
Bring me back, let me loathe 
I haven't been there in so long
 (the way it used to be, when it never lost its touch) 
I may be a bit headstrong 
or maybe the best days have come and gone
 it's the same old endings, same worn out endings
 I'm the illness that never fades, without you I'm nothing So they say 'time will heal' but when?
 So they say 'lay your head' and I'll settle in Fade in, fade out 
in every mind there's a share of doubt 
 but if I had the chance I would do it all over again
 So build me up, so build me up how you need to
 turned off, since my efforts are never enough 
 You're my illness that never fades 
 stomache turned, I'm collapsing
 
 So they say 'time will heal' but when? 
 So they say 'lay your head' Enough said, gripping  tight
 Let me rest my eyes, and lay my head...

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released October 7, 2016

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