The Brighter View

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released October 7, 2016

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Track Name: Temporary Escape
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
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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
Track Name: Don't Wanna Know
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
Track Name: New World
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'
Track Name: Winding Down
'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
Track Name: Exposed
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
Track Name: Can't Stay (My Love)
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?
Track Name: Only Way
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
Track Name: Hard To Live, Harder To Love
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
Track Name: Lay My Head
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...