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Declines Are Long Gone

by First Draft

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1.
You’ve loved and now I’m caught in this fight You’ve laughed and now I’m stopped in my tracks You’ve broken something You’ve loved and left no hope in sight You’ve laughed and tried to alter the facts You know we’re dying, right? You’ve chosen to stall it now You even told us “Try this crown, it’s enough” “Declines are long gone” We’ve opened our eyes, You’ve shattered the skies and seas. Now, no more blossoms We’ve opened our eyes, we now have to fight and cling To breathable air You had no map to bestow Give it time and solve this through ice And now we need to find all the answers or Choose denial anytime The air is sculpting a shrine Where we’ll go and face the rapture Breathe the sovereign doubt That you won’t die in time Broken sermons die, all empty tides of lies Flooding our houses with silence There’s no stopping the strides of the reckoning And in the darkness of my mind I wish I was somebody strong enough Realizing the ending I’d fight all the time Tell me it’s over now Don’t answer now
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I've been shown all that I could own If I designed to have it all To conquer and thrive A million steps at a time No strings attached There are so many fates to explore To be waiting now So many tastes that I'm dying to try A chapter told on each page There are no cages I believe in And now you're stuck in the fray You've been told too many tales So tangled in pride No days are wasted in awe of the shade And every choice that you'll make Will pave your escape I've been told that I would never glow If I constantly asked for more Stubborn and proud, I multiply every path Straying from lights There are so many fates to explore I'm so naive to try So many tastes that will never be mine Now that I'm stretched across lands I digress, never finding my place Rambling and spent Now that I'm stopped in my tracks I know what to cast aside Hands untied, I'll try To abide by straight lines Now that I'm quiet, with my eyes open wide Adamance as my guide I'm hoping to conjure the light I’m confident with every stride And now you're stuck in the fray You've been told too many tales So tangled in pride No days are wasted in awe of the shade And every choice that you'll make Will pave your escape
3.
I’m biding my time, petrified That we’re dying, dying I mask, every tide, every blast But they’re back again, back again I lie, with no alibi Till rivers go dry and wars break out, and life goes on No dire strides, just hide the demise Tone the words down I sigh With every rhyme that I devise I can’t bury deep down it’s all for naught Just calm amidst a storm We hope time resolves every plight Like passersby, everyone tries to look away I play it down, burrowed in sand Every time I can’t face signs but Time hails no sons Time hails no suns And in line, we’ll lie, trying to salvage, the remnants of the world Going “why, oh why, are our children drowning now?” Oh, but long ago, I had been told, I never tried, I felt no alarm, my daily crime And time, flying by, filling our coffins, with an unstoppable flow My fear is blind, to the sight of the pouring rain Oh, but long ago, I had been told, I never tried, I felt no alarm, my daily crime And here I’m standing now Time hails no suns, time hails Time hails no sons, time hails no suns Time hails… time hails... And in line, we’ll lie, trying to salvage, the remnants of the world Going “why, oh why, are our children drowning now?” Oh, but long ago, I had been told, I never tried, I felt no alarm, my daily crime And time, flying by, filling our coffins, with an unstoppable flow My fear is blind, to the sight of the pouring rain Oh, but long ago, I had been told, I never tried, I felt no alarm, my daily crime
4.
Kneel down, kneel down in silence Trip down, trip down this spiral Facedown, broken, for I'm estranged now Roam downtown, lose ground, there's no more anger All my thoughts down the drain, I won't wake up for a while now I can't force the laughter out, as time fades away in a nightgown And I’m shutdown, I won’t shun all those ways out All the ways, all the ways I’ll drown, All the ways, all the ways I’ll drown I'm not breaking up this fight I might as well lie my way out And pretend it's all right You can drown my prayers I've got no worth to spare Far is your savior in the wake of the fire There I stand astounded, quiet, quiet, quiet and cowed for now The soul is no grenade The soul is no grenade Ever The soul is no grenade The soul is no grenade Ever the shrines, ever the spine Your soul is no grenade Your soul is no grenade Ever the lies and the disguise A rerun so familiar That you can’t fight and soar without a sound A way up high, a way out nigh Don’t shut yourself away now Oaths will fight the waves You’ll get stronger with the tides You will find a way and To wade is to define your saviors Heaven re-designed, just steer anyway you can Noise is no waste of time Help’s in sight, hellfire’s dying
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A fake smile upon a lie You already know how To beautify the silence You're not peaceful And won't cry out to no one But if you run every time You can win any fight You're safe here Don't open your eyes and break down You're now on your way out Defenses mechanized Not a doubt in sight You control every sign You'll get through any fight Your own savior Your fences are ever higher than before And you're a god now You'll never feel that fear of heights You won't know any plight You don't need any light or layout I'm afraid you won't get all the praise and worthy days that you're looking for You're a mind, ill-designed, colorblind, you won't find what you're craving for Washed ashore The weight on your mind How long has it been there? The void by your side You never saw it coming It'll strike, and you'll face the thunder You're an actor, you're no soldier, with each step more of a bystander Ardors unassigned The endeavors of a stone As it wanders And time won't stop the withdrawal As it wears down your might You've been stowed away from your way home Fight the foe that's too far away to find the sun Who's hiding the signs in the snow You can strike back This coffin will not hold your essence Now is a right time to shine Fight the foe in a way your insides would sing Obey the Rhyme You will find your home You'll find it You will find your home You'll find it You will find your home You'll find it You will find your home

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released February 19, 2022

Written, composed and performed by First Draft
Recorded by Fred Norguet @ Studio 33 Tour
Mastered by ODN Mastering

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