Holding Water

by STRANGERS

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released June 26, 2012

Recorded, Produced, Mixed and Mastered by: Karl Schubach
Written and Performed by: Strangers

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Track Name: Holding Water
i won't open my eyes and bear witness to floods
you're holding water i can't keep my head up above
i know this is what you had intended
for me to fall prey to your ill intentions
as we turn our heads we break bonds
the bonds we've built to keep us afloat
give everything
receive nothing
chiral hands bound by severed ties
your heart and your mind don't see eye to eye
you haven't seen the last of me
this water that you hold will be my fucking hell to pay
the end will never come but the truth is near
the end will never come but the truth is near
there is nothing after this
there is nothing after this
differences will turn to distances
differences will turn to distances and we will cease
differences
distances
i am holding water
i am holding water
Track Name: Revisions
for better or for worse
we've been blessed, we've been cursed
the near storm has your spine wrapped around its finger
holding you out above the fallout
and don't look down because your time is up
don't look down
and you're running out of places to hide
begging for change as you're watching their heads shake
all of your cries for help are now an earache
sealing a bet with a left handed handshake
losing all faith when the last of your bones break
if i can't save my change how the fuck can i save your life
safety is only a word
safety is our only curse
your time will come and you'll get what you deserve
pick up your teeth and pronounce the word
deny all the voices that you once heard
taking advice from a man six feet under
can't step outside because you're too self centered
safety is only a word
safety is only a word
that is our only curse
Track Name: The Heartland
you never cease to amaze me
putting all of this guilt on this city
you're making things harder for all those around you
soon they will pick back up and move on without you
and now you're caught being torn between what was and what could be
this could be just what you need
a little something i call sympathy
but don't expect what you haven't earned
what's forgotten needs to be relearned
needs to be relearned
this place isn't quite how i remember
but nothing at all has changed
save your breath because this life is just a test
all you know is that your world is consumed by personal flaws and broken jaws
i'll meet you in the shallow sea
ankle deep we will meet
i will keep living for me
not what you expect me to be
this is the heartland (heartland)
this is my home
i will never turn my back on it
i will never fucking turn my back
this is the heartland (heartland)
this is my home
Track Name: Lake Nyos
this is life at its peak, listen to the earth breathe.

i'd spend the rest of my days digging this grave,
for you to fall asleep beneath these weeds and below all of these trees.
this place has taken my breath and life away from me.
i can't speak, i can't breathe.

so alone, so alone.
i will not get out of this life alive,
so i will just find a quiet place to die
it's not all as hard as it seems
because this world just seems so peaceful to me.

this is my life at its lowest.

i can't step back, i can't step away from this.
it's running into problems like these
that makes me realize that i can never leave.
until these problems were washed away by death's waves.
Track Name: Seven Persons
carry yourself over the waters
and the mountain tops
the setting sun
the setting sun on the horizon
is too far away from you
far away from your eyes
far away
Track Name: Certainty
every day here is a fucking nightmare
the sun slips into a coma
anxiety suspends the silence
the smoke bends and breaks
but the clouds always find us
your second wind has fallen behind
your second wind has fallen behind
as the sun cremates our skyline
one day I'll burn down this dreamscape
and leave nothing behind
and it's as if we've briefly found a cure for the dying
and it's as if we've briefly found a cure for the dying
the void resonates in the back of my eyes
you're a temptress building an empire
on ashes, blood, bone and profit
but those dollar signs are about to flat line
the last vapor speaks with a whisper
let the Rockies guide you home
let the Rockies guide you home
i'm sick and tired of this fools paradise
no one understands what's happening to us
and only we know why we're here
we cannot stop this flow of smoke
for it only slips through the cracks
filling up my lungs and counting down the years
certainty is so close, yet everything is still so obscure
we don't know what we want, all we know is that we want it now
certainty is so close, yet everything is still so obscure
we don't know what we want, all we know is that we want it now
we will never stop until we come face to face
stumbling from city to city
we will all decide when bend comes to break
we're done with all of these lies and this pity
just let the vultures have your flesh
but save your bones for yourself
just let the vultures have your flesh
but save your bones for yourself