Sing For Sanity

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Track Name: A Faux Glory
I got sick of waiting on my life to change.
I got tired of hoping all this pain would fade.
They say when you're older, you'll be okay.
All the things they shove down your throat, it's all the same.

It's all the same.

It feels like I'm walking with blisters on both feet.
With endless skies comes endless enemies.
But we'll remember when we die, we'll feel alright.
And breath new air like the first day we were alive.

It won't be long before an open door closes again.
So will you have regrets or would you have made it in?
They say when you're younger you know nothing, nothing at all.
How can we learn to stand if all you do is make us fall.

I. Won't. Fall.

It feels like I'm walking with blisters on both feet.
With endless skies comes endless enemies.
But we'll remember when we die, we'll feel alright.
And breath new air like the first day we were alive.

Take on, take on the whole world.
Take on, you can't take on.

It feels like I'm walking with blisters on both feet.
With endless skies comes endless enemies.
But we'll remember when we die, we'll feel alright.
And breath new air like the first day we were alive.

It feels like I'm walking towards madness and misery.
With endless skies comes endless victories.
But we'll remember when we fly we'll feel alright.
And breath new dreams that will last us a lifetime.

We'll take on, take on the whole world.
Track Name: Playing Dead
I've been dropping my anchors,
and trying to find land.
Reliving the moment,
as fast as I can.

But what more can you want from a basket case,
in a city that's dead.

Where are my manners,
I tried too hard.
To pick up the pieces,
in the back of your car.

But what more can you want from someone like me,
with a little more heart?

Why am I no one's type?
Why can't you see me?

So here we go again.
I'm always just a friend.
Or just a moment to let go.
And I won't breath again,
until you tell your friends,
everything they shouldn't know.

Playing dead with your cell phone,
you won't read the book.
That I wrote in my dreams,
now you won't even look.

But what more can I expect from someone like you,
with nothing in their head?

We took on a daydream,
and took over streets.
But you couldn't ever
keep up with me.

But what should I expect so much from someone like you,
so worthless?

Why am I not your type?
Maybe I'm too good.

So here we go again.
I'm always just a friend.
Or just a moment to let go.
And I breath again,
until you tell your friends,
everything they shouldn't know.

You read your lines,
with a big smile.
But I see through you.
You say I'm fine,
I'll be alright.
Just so you will too.

So here we go again.
I'm always just a friend.
Or just a moment to let go.
And I won't breath again,
until you tell your friends,
everything they they shouldn't know.

So here we go again.
I'm always just a friend.
Or just a moment to let go.
And I won't breath again,
until you tell your friends,
everything they they already know.
Track Name: We Know How This Ends
What's your motive, did you not get enough?
Of letting someone down and just giving up.
You put him through hell, and broke his heart.
You come around, and think you can pick his world apart.

You had your chance all these years.
So stop pretending you still care.
Untie your noose from around his neck, I'm through with this.
Get over it, we know how this ends.

I don't care how pretty you are.
You're ugly on the inside.
And that's what sets us apart.
You'll never bury my pride.
But it's really cute that you tried.

You had your chance all these years.
So stop pretending you still care.
Untie your noose from around his neck, I'm through with this.
Get over it, we know how this ends.

You always get your way don't you?
But this time your way fell right through.
You always get your way don't you?
It makes you stronger when you weaken the ones you use.

The ones you use.

You played your game all those years.
And I stepped in to wipe his tears.
Untie your noose from around his neck,
it's no tighter than,
it could have been.
We know how this ends.

We both know how this ends.
We know how this ends.
Track Name: This Hurt Locker 2.0
Listen to the sound of my heart.
Play a tune for you.
As it shatters to the floor.
You can find your glue.

A tale as old as time.
Confined to feeling blue.
Like the fable in your eyes.
Tearing me in two.

The heart goes on.
But not without a few scars.
The heart goes on.
Even when you're long gone.

Don't let me down again.
Where are you now, where are you now?
Don't leave me alone again.
I need you now, I need you now.
Don't let me down again.
Where are you now, where are you now?
Don't leave me alone again.
I need you now, I need you...

How lonely does it feel?
At the bottom of your rage.
A denial so surreal,
you forget your pain.

So tell me, tell me is your agony
worth all of this ?
So tell me please in time can we
just forget?

The heart goes on.
(The heart keeps going on.)
The heart goes on.
The heart keeps going on.

Don't let me down again.
Where are you now, where are you now?
Don't leave me alone again.
I need you now, I need you now.
Don't let me down again.
Where are you now, where are you now?
Don't leave me alone again.
I need you now, I need you...

I could never really know if you loved me.
(I could never be sure if I loved anyone.)
You walked away and it destroyed me.
(How was I suppose to know you see things different then I do?)
You stole my heart, you took it with you.
And I won't be here when you come back around.
(It was never my intention to tear you apart.)
It was never a question if I cared about you.

Don't let me down again.
(I let you down.)
Where are you now, I need you.
Track Name: The Sequel
I met a stranger in the bar,
who taught me that strangers can't be trusted.
I am alone do you know who you are?
Cause it seems you're not very well adjusted.

You seem to fix yourself.
By breaking yourself.
How could you go this far?

You seem to entertain yourself.
By causing pain to everyone else.
Oh your life must be so hard.

You had no right to take what's mine,
I was so close to feeling fine.
I can't remember,
the last time I felt alive.
You took away my will to love,
I've lost my heart, I've given up.
Now tame the monster you've left inside.

I met a boy who said,
that he was a man.
But in the end he couldn't face his demons.

He built a wall.
(He built a wall.)
I built a bridge.
(I built a bridge.)
But somehow he still kept me from getting in.

You had no right to take what's mine,
I was so close to feeling fine.
I can't remember,
the last time I felt alive.
You took away my will to love,
I've lost my heart, I've given up.
Now tame the monster you've left inside.


Wear me out.
(Wear me.)
Wear me out, out, out, out, out.

You had no right to take what's mine,
I was so close to feeling fine.
I can't remember,
the last time I felt alive.
You took away my will to love,
I've lost my heart, I've given up.
Now tame the monster you've left inside.
Track Name: Lackluster
I bet it's hard to sleep at night,
when you think of all the times
you've failed yourself.

I bet you look into the mirror,
and wish that you could disappear,
because no one wants you around.

So you cry. And you scream.
But no one is listening.

Yeah sure, we used to be friends.
But there was an end you didn't know.
I'm sure you went through hell,
I'm wishing you well,
but letting you go.

I bet you still think you're so great,
you walk around the room so fake,
but someone's gotta like you right.

I bet you give it all you've got,
but then again that's not a lot.
I bet you think you're giving... your best fight.

So you hate and turn away
anyone who wants to change.
And anyone who has done better than you.

Yeah sure, we used to be friends.
But there was an end you didn't know.
I'm sure you went through hell,
I'm wishing you well,
but letting you go.

Just paint your face,
and hide your shame.
What's the point of treating everyone like this,
if you're not happy now?
Just run away,
and never stay to see,
everything I'm becoming.

Yeah sure, we used to be friends.
But there was an end you didn't know.
I'm sure you went through hell,
I'm wishing you well,
but letting you go.

I'm sure you'll hear this song,
and you'll sing along.
Without knowing it's for you.

And when it clicks.
I'll be gone.
Track Name: For The Kids
The night's not over yet.
It's fine you'll soon forget.
That this city has only brought you pain.
And these people will always drive you insane.

They say it's easy.
They don't understand.
What it's like to hold your broken heart
inside your own shaking hands.

You always smiled,
so I never knew,
that a darkness had claimed your entire life,
and ripped you in two.

There's so much chaos I know.
I've been through this all before.
No one ever asked you to the dance,
and no one ever really gave you a chance.

We are young and dumb,
hoping to feel numb,
they don't understand,
there's no fighting chance.
We are young and dumb,
always on the run,
running from our own minds,
we do it all the time.

The whispers in the hallway,
your face is up in lights.
Everyone pretends to know who you are,
all of a sudden they know who you are.

The nights over now,
brought to a sudden end.
Don't tell your mother.
Spare all your friends.

We are young and dumb,
hoping to feel numb,
they don't understand,
there's no fighting chance.
We are young and dumb,
always on the run,
running from our own minds,
we do it all the time.

You were young and dumb.
(I know who you are.)
You were young and dumb.
(How could you do this?)
You were young and dumb.
(You had so much more.)
You were young and dumb,
you were young and...

The nights not over yet.
It's fine you'll soon forget.
That this city has only brought you pain,
and these people will always drive you insane.
Track Name: Overdose feat. Tim Waters
So I'm not perfect,
but I can guarantee the stars for you.
I know what you've been through.

We took the streets and,
I found defeat in an arcade bar,
where you showed me the stars in your eyes.

So is it possible?
To feel so close.
For you to be my,
my overdose.

I've been fighting time, fighting sleep,
so that you won't invade my dreams.
You're swimming in my veins again.
Tell me I'm not wasting my breath,
I'm giving you all I've got left,
so I can overdose on you.

So I'm not perfect,
but I can see no flaw in you.
And you seem to break right through these walls of mine.

I have to admit fire and rain
still plays in my head.
When I'm alone without you
in my own bed, my own bed.

So maybe it's possible,
that I was wrong.
For fighting happiness, all along.

I've been fighting time, fighting sleep,
so that you won't invade my dreams.
You're swimming in my veins again.
Tell me I'm not wasting my breath,
I'm giving you all I've got left,
so I can overdose on you.

Is this real, am I awake?
(Am I awake?)
And are you sure this isn't fake.
I haven't trusted myself for years.
I haven't trusted myself.
(For years.)


I've been fighting time, fighting sleep,
so that you won't invade my dreams.
You're swimming in my veins again.
Tell me I'm not wasting my breath,
I'm giving you all I've got left,
so I can overdose on you.

Overdose on you.
(I've been fighting time, fighting sleep,
so that you won't invade my dreams.
You're swimming in my veins again.
Tell me I'm not wasting my breath,
I'm giving you all I've got left,
so I can overdose on you.)
Overdose on.
Track Name: These Tables Turn
I'd like to take my problems,
and hang them on the wall.
I'd paint them all in black
and let them die like leaves in fall.

And I would hang you with them,
my only masterpiece.
And hold a funeral for all the things
I cannot keep.

This means I have to let this go.
I thought you would want to know.

And when you think it's over,
it just keeps coming back.
It eats up all your feelings,
until there is nothing left.
And when you think it's done,
it brings you to your knees.
Until you see the problems,
'till you can finally breath.

I'll burn down your whole empire,
it won't take very long.
I'm hoping for a fight
so let's put all our war paint on.

I saw you burn their future,
and leave the ashes be.
And so I'll walk on you,
I'll give you nothing, no mercy.

Can you hear this battle cry?


And when you think it's over,
it just keeps coming back.
It eats up all your feelings,
until there is nothing left.
And when you think it's done,
it brings you to your knees.
Until you see the problems,
'till you can finally breath.

This war is won.

I painted your picture inside my soul,
I wasn't going to let you go.
Let you go.

I used your heartache for things untold,
I was gonna let you know.
Let you know.


And when you think it's over,
it just keeps coming back.
It eats up all your feelings,
until there is nothing left.
And when you think it's done,
it brings you to your knees.
Until you see the problems,
'till you can finally breath.
Track Name: Expect Good Things
I can feel the glory raining down on me.
Anyone who ever said I was worthless,
Means nothing. Means nothing.

Did you think forget my dreams?
Cause you said that they were too far fetched for me?
Did you think that I would just let it go?
Bow my head, call it quits, and just go home.

You were wrong, everyone was wrong.
I endured the pain, but I'm still standing.
I'm still strong.
I hope you'll always hear me sing,
I hope you'll know to expect good things.

I can feel your jealousy pulsing out towards me.
Anyone who ever said I could amount to nothing,
they've got nothing now.
They've got nothing.

Did you think I would shrug it off and be done.
Do the same thing they said was meant for everyone.
Did you think that I would just give it up?
Give it all up and just be plain 'ol boring me.

You were wrong, everyone was wrong.
I endured the pain, but I'm still standing.
I'm still strong.
I hope you'll always hear me sing,
I hope you'll know to expect good things.

But I forgive you now.
I won't waste my breath on resentment.
I hope you see me now.
And take back all the things you ever said.

You were wrong, everyone was wrong.
I endured the pain, but I'm still standing.
I'm still strong.
I hope you'll always hear me sing,
I hope you'll know to expect good things.

You were wrong, I was right all along.
Right to keep my head held high.
And not feel bad when I wanted to cry.

You were wrong, you were always so damn wrong.
Too damn stubborn to admit the truth.
But that will always just be you.

Here I am doing the best I can,
while you waste away to a memory,
and I don't even care.

But I'll never hold it against you.
Never let you feel it too.
Never let it hold onto me.
Let it go, don't let it own me.
Track Name: We Are The Overcast Kids
All around me things are changing,
I never thought that it could be this way.
But that was all in lack of faith.

And times are hard,
but I am waiting.
For a moment when dreams come to light.
And everything will be okay.

Remember the old bridge,
we used to hang around.
Oh nostalgia is bliss,
I burned that bridge down.

We are the overcast kids,
forgotten in these past years.
We're all still very much alive,
the sad kid in us still strives.

We are the overcast kids,
known for just hit and miss.
We turned our lives around,
our hearts the only sound.

The stereo still plays a sad tune.
The one that was our only therapy,
and took away the things we felt.

My favorite song was overrated.
And now the younger kids all sit and wish,
they were alive when it came out.

Remember the school dance,
I stood against the wall.
I never stood a chance.
But I don't need them after all.

Remember passing notes,
the sparkle in our eyes.
Half of us gave up,
and half of us committed suicide.

We are the overcast kids,
forgotten in these past years.
We're all still very much alive,
the sad kid in us still strives.

We are the overcast kids,
known for just hit and miss.
We turned our lives around,
our hearts the only sound.

Here we go.
Childhood, is all behind us now.
Here I am, doing the best I can.

Time to smile and pretend,
it's still okay in my head.
Oh cause that's what society says.
(Society says.)

We are the overcast kids,
forgotten in these past years.
We're all still very much alive,
the sad kid in us still strives.

We are the overcast kids,
known for just hit and miss.
We turned our lives around,
our hearts the only sound.
Track Name: Sing For Sanity
Laying awake thinking
the world will come crashing down.
Your alarm clock is blinking,
your heart's the only sound.

I know what it's like, it's like.
To never feel alright, alright.
And never really know why.

I know when it's dark, it's dark.
You wanna fall apart, apart.
But you always try to hold it all inside.

Here in this battle
that no one else ever seems to see.
The street lights are fading,
and you're standing in the darkness underneath.

No one hears you cry, you cry.
You're losing in this fight, this fight.
Invade your happiness with broken bones.

I know how it hurts, hurts.
And it only gets worse, gets worse.
Fighting in this battle all alone.

Laying awake staring
at the shadows dancing all across the wall.
It's a shallow reminder
that everyone in this world is so small.

It will be alright, alright.
You'll live another night tonight.
And hope tomorrow doesn't feel the same.

And even if it does, it does.
You still cannot give up, give up.
And turn your smile away from all the pain.

Just trying to find my own way out,
just trying to find my own way.
Just trying to find my own way out,
sing for sanity.