We decided to venture beyond our comfort zone with this track and write something unlike anything we have done before. The music has a dark and hypnotic melody that is carried throughout the song, ending in a fast pace, heavy hitting, solo section. There are some key differences that make this song stand out; one being that the vocals have a poetically rhythmic delivery in a spoken word style. Second is, I will be taking on the lead vocals while Weskey and Aaron harmonize during the chorus section.
I wrote these lyrics about 8 years ago and because of the fact that they were on the back burner for so long, I thought that they would never be put to a song. A little while after we started recording the second album, Weskey suggested we should put them to use. It was quite a challenge, especially for me because I am not usually on the mic for the majority of a song.
Despite these obstacles, we were successful and have created something quite special to us and are very pleased with the outcome. I am also personally very happy and honored that these lyrics have come to life with the help of my band mates.
When this was written I was quite depressed and on a self destructive path that seemed endless. There was a point during this hard time in my life where an overwhelming and impulsive obsession to write took over me. These lyrics I'm about to share with you are the result of acting on those emotions.
I hope you enjoy this and please feel free to share any writings of your own, or a time when you were able to overcome an obstacle in your life using a creative outlook. Thank you for reading and here they are the lyrics to our new song....
keeping you in a state of misery.
So as I scrape by, unable to feed myself, still I count my pennies everyday, just for one chance off this slave-drivin' shelf. And that is why I'll keep pushing 'til the day I die, friends, along with family and all you who doubted me shall come to see me fly. It's in my blood and mine forever, its something I'll never lose it's a drive no man can sever. Ya clever I may be but behind my back you ridicule and tear down what's most important to me. My dream.
And so quitting is not an option, giving up will only force me to stay lost in your world filled with lies and back stabbing ways. Which is all generated by envy and jealousy in a dark place with heartless people who were once friends but now just a distant memory. One day they'll see what they did to me. It's too late for sorry, because I've grown stronger, wiser and have reached a peak of which you will never see.
And so I leave you with goodbye for life, and your knife, that's covered in blood and the failing of you trying to take what's mine. This determination grows in me, day-by-day we walk our plank of destiny, through the fields of regret and only inches from insanity. My heart is sealed by this shield that keeps me true to what i do. As you continue to stay blind to what is real the evil that resides inside is finally revealed. A part of yourself that can no longer be concealed .