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by The Grandfather

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released March 23, 2015

Recorded at Endless Promotions
Mixed and mastered at Doc Butters House Studio
Produced by Jason Cirnigliaro

Primary Engineer: Jason Cirnigliaro
Tracking Engineers: Jonluc Lowdermilk, Josh Smith

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The Grandfather Wake Forest, North Carolina

Over two years ago, the members of The Grandfather moved to the backwoods of North Carolina to write and play music. The process created much heartache, but their efforts were not in vain. The result: freedom. So enjoy the journey and join us in the celebration. ... more

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Track Name: July
My shivering hands hold broken bones that could never be repaired by men.
My chest is filled with split rips never to be mended by others' hands.
We are descendants among men.
We are descendants among men.
We are born lost, swollen, and torn.
We scream more than we breathe.
We shake more than we speak.
We're too scared to show we are weak but we're still holding the truth down deep under the cracked rips and crooked spines.
Realize you're broken.
Realize you're broken.
So take off your blinds, God is the only one who can fix our weary minds.
So will you cleanse us?
So will you fix us?
We need to say goodbye.
We must die tonight.
I must die tonight.
We die to ourselves, we die to ourselves.
We're young, we're old, we die.
We're young, we're old, we die.
In the blink of an eye, we are out of time.
You're out of time.
We are descendants among men.
We are descendants among men.
We are trapped in a haze clouded throughout our days until we gaze at the words that he has placed, that he gave humanity to bring us face to face, to bring us face to face.
God is the only one who can mend us but we are selfish and greedy.
Fix our minds.
Open up your hearts.
Open up your chest.
We all need to be put back together.
Track Name: October
My loneliness is from my conscious, just wanting to know what this life means.
So don't blame me that I found the answers to my questions.
I will no longer act on stupidity.
One day you will see your true surroundings.
One day you will see.
We all hold these holds in our hearts from life's questions.
So we plug the emptiness with corruption.
What if you're not really living?
What if what you found was only emptiness?
And you're content with it because that's what you think this life is?
Are you alive?
Do you know who formed the sky?
Are you dead listening to the lies inside your head?
Are you content, content with this life that you live?
Are you content?
Well tell me.
Don't be content with this life.
This world is just a thief.
Don't be content with this life.
This world's a thief and I'm here for a reason.
One day you will see your true surroundings.
One day you will see.
Track Name: December
I am, I am alone tonight.
I'm stuck in my head, these walls are my friends, the voices are blunt they make me realize we started love before it's time and the lines on the walls showed our lines weren't straight, our lines weren't straight at all.
You were lost and I was giving, the father talked and you were listening.
From connecting our thinking, came wanting to know you deeply.
To the point of skin on skin, to the point of skin on skin: empty.
So, under your bed sheets, I didn't feel so lonely.
I felt like you understood and you truly loved me.
I've never felt more alone, I've never felt more at home.
I never felt, I never felt.
I realize that this love was corrupted by being human and not understanding.
I fell in love with you for you being you and connecting our thoughts about God but when it's all said and done, God wasn't on our side for this one.
I tried to love you, I tried to hold you, I tried to do the very best that I could do but it was never enough.
It was never enough.
I'm letting go.
I'm letting go.
You were lost and I was giving, the father talked and you were listening.
From connecting our thinking, came wanting to know you deeply.
To the point of skin on skin, to the point of skin on skin: empty.
So, under your bed sheets, I didn't feel so lonely.
I felt like you understood and you truly loved me.
I've never felt more alone, I've never felt more at home.
I never felt, I never felt.
I was not enough, you were not enough.
This was corrupted.
This love was not enough.
Track Name: January
We left lives behind, to fit into this skeleton.
Lost in your eyes just because we're different.
We left lives behind, never to be accepted.
Lost in your eyes, we will be forever rejected.
We are the difference.
We are the difference.
We are the difference.
It's been hard living a life feeling like you never belong.
I'll change your existence.
I'll change your existence.
Lost in your eyes, thinking you know my mind.
Rejecting my skin, not knowing what's within.
I don't know you, you don't know me.
Maybe you should just get to know me.
We are the difference.
We are the difference.
Is the weight of the world worth the blood in your veins?
Is the fight to belong worth the heart in your chest?
I accept your skeleton.
Everyone has been rejected in this life but we all belong.
There's no reason to reject anyone, we're all in this together.
I accept your skeleton.
We are the change.
We are the change.
So let it be know that we have a cause, we have a purpose.
We are the broken, we were the used, and this is our cause.
This is our cause.
We are the difference.
Track Name: February
I'm sick of this weight in my head.
People I once loved are dead.
There's pain in my chest, there's sickness in my gut.
The walls are closing in but I refuse to sleep in my depression.
In between life and death there is just a breath.
Every day is a fight to survive and I will stand until I die.
Will you stand?
Will you stand with me?
Will you stand up against the pain you see?
There's darkness in these streets and it's spreading faster and faster.
Death is knocking on our doors and we try to keep it out but it knows no bounds so we scream for help.
God (God) save (saves) us.
So scream with me and say, so scream with me and say come what may.
So hit me with what you've got, I won't lose hope.
I will stand until I die, I will hold my head up high.
I am made to conquer.
I have a choice to embrace my pain and change or live in a world buried by death and shame.
I don't want to be buried.
Do you want to be?
Will you stand with me?