Self​-​Titled

by The Lives To Come

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released August 2, 2013

Produced by The Lives To Come and Jay Maas.
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jay Maas @ Getaway Recording in Haverhill, MA.

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Track Name: Burden
I have been changing with the times
Commitments, they have all escaped my mind

I'm not the type of guy that doesn't know what is expected of me, I was taught better qualities.
My progression is key to understanding the reason so many people believe in me.

The expectations of my friends and all my family
Bares an overwhelming burden placed on top of me
And my need to be the very best that I could be
I could never disappoint the ones who depend on me

It's so hard to talk about the things that smother me
I sing to give peace to the demons locked inside of me
Don't be ashamed of any secrets that you keep
'Cause those same secrets seemed to cause change within me

Every story has a challenge of how, of how we overcome the pain
This story is about to change
Track Name: Cope
It happened so long ago, and you were taken from my life.
How could a young boy ever grow up without understanding time?
With so much to experience and moments left to cherish, in what way can we keep these memories alive?
Keep these memories alive, while you're fading from my mind.

I admit I've let you slip away.
I'd give anything to hear you say any words that give you comfort.
Just tell me anything.
Please, tell me anything.
Anything to help the thought of you remain.

Teach me the secrets of moving on.
I won't forget you when you're gone.
Your name engraved in the back of my head.
I'm scared to think that nothing whole will ever be set in stone.
When all the answers remain unknown, how could I ever expect to cope?

Just give me something to regain some peace of mind.
Something to put these thoughts of mine at ease.
I've been searching for an answer, while straying further from my home.

I've been searching for the answer.

If you see me reaching out for hope, will you help me find my way back home?

Just tell me anything!
Please, tell me anything.
Anything to help the thought of you remain.

Teach me the secrets of moving on.
I won't forget you when you're gone.
Your name engraved in the back of my head.
I'm scared to think that nothing whole will ever be set in stone.
When all the answers remain unknown, how could I ever expect to cope?
Track Name: Signs
I hear what they're saying, loud and clear
Friends and family, planting the seed

No matter what the skeptics tell me, I know I'm not the same person that I had been once before
(all the struggle and the pain)
And when you look me in the eyes, I hope you realize that you just lost only person you should have never left behind

The seeds seem to blossom, fester, and grow

You're heart was my home, and when I needed you the most I was thrown out to the cold
So now we're onto better things, and the underlying irony is that you were never right for me
The greatest thing about memories are that eventually they won't mean a thing when you're able to be set free

Put your thoughts first, lock all those other thoughts away
Don't care what others have to say

No matter what the skeptics tell me, I know I'm not the same person that I had been once before
(all the struggle and the pain)
And when you look me in the eyes, I hope you realize that you just lost only person you should have never left behind
Track Name: Ghost
Due to the past few years events, most of my time is spent pondering unanswered questions.
We are supposed to be blood, so tell me how can you turn your back on someone that you once claimed to love?

People come and go all of the time, but that is no excuse to cut me from the picture.
What I consider a family, a close knit group that's built to see towards a common goal and overcome their obstacles.

It's clear to see we see things differently, and based off how you look at me like some kind of ghost
How could things have changed so drastically, did it never matter how we used to be?

I can't describe how much it hurts, to know my pain goes on unheard and unnoticed by the only ones that were supposed to care
You're supposed to be compassionate, but I guess I had the very last of that when I watched my Father pass right before my eyes.

We are supposed to be such close family
How could you ever feel the need to cut me out?
He might have been your brother, but he was my father
My father and my friend

(My Hope is Gone)
Track Name: Brighter
I never thought my past could catch up to me, or these secrets so hard to keep
I always thought that if I'd ignored them, they wouldn't torture me
They say that "Ignorance is Bliss", a feeling that I'd hardly miss
Once I learn some self control, these secrets won't be told.

I've been keeping these secrets, from a former love
The skeletons in my closet, they keep piling up
I ate the bones, and kept them down inside
How can I expect to grow, when I am everything I despise?

I made these promises with intentions to keep, but a promise doesn't mean a thing when you're lying through your teeth.
The pain and guilt I feel inside, won't let me look you in the eyes
When all I want to do is turn away, but I can't move on.

It's always darkest just before the dawn
I must not falter, I'll find the strength to carry on
You cannot keep hiding from your fears
We'll find a way to carry on.

I never thought my past could catch up to me, or these secrets so hard to keep
I always thought that if I'd ignored them, they wouldn't torture me
They say that "Ignorance is Bliss", a feeling that I'd hardly miss
Once I learn some self control, those secrets won't be told.

What makes a life so hard to lead?
Please give me a reason to believe
I'm tired of breathing just to keep healing from a broken heart
The constant fight I feel inside, will only postpone a compromise
Please give me a reason, something to believe in to help me go on

You've hid your demons for far too long
Show no regret for what you have done
Let the world see what you have become,
Because your future is brighter than the sun

she never knew the truth, I betrayed her love

But things are different now, I finally found out how I need to grow up, and how to be a man
I've had some accidents, admit I've fucked up bad. But that's the past, I can only move forward.