As The Fire Takes Hold

by Arcite

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released June 1, 2017

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Track Name: What Lies Ahead
Let’s see how this plays out
Let’s see what happens next
We may not make it to the top but know
That we won’t just fade away
Into the background
Like so many have before
We’ll keep knocking ‘til you open up the door
And let us in

There’ve been so many times
We’ve thought of giving in
When the road ahead was full
Of obstacles left in our way
But we’ve battled on and conquered
Everything this life could give
But there’s plenty more ahead
The road is full of bumps and twists

We don’t know
What lies ahead
But we’ve got the fuel
To get us there

Has this journey just begun
Or are we near the end

We won’t, we won’t fade away
We won’t, we won’t fade

Let’s see how this plays out
Let’s see what happens next
We may not make it to the top but know
That we won’t just fade away
Into the background
Like so many have before
We’ll keep knocking ‘til you open up the door
And let us in

Knock, knock mother fucker

We don’t know
What lies ahead
But we’ve got the fuel
To get us there

Has this journey just begun
Or are we near the end

We won’t be written out
We won’t just fade away
We won’t be beaten down
We won’t, we won’t die

Let’s see how this plays out
Let’s see what happens next
We may not make it to the top but know
That we won’t just fade away
Into the background
Like so many have before
We’ll keep knocking ‘til you open up the door
And let us in x2

We won’t
We won’t fade away
Track Name: New Foundations
We are the architects of our own destruction
We built these walls now watch us tear them down

Now we, we stand divided
But we can be united
If we can just defeat ourselves
These walls that now surround us
Will tumble down upon us
Leaving just ruins of this cell

So why does it still feel like
We’ve got our back
Up against the wall
We’ve got our back
Up against the wall

Prisoner inside our own head
Locked up, confined, neglected
Until we chip away these walls
Then we can feel the sunlight
Dark days will fill with bright lights
We’ll push the towers as they fall

Everything is flattened to the ground
Now it’s time to lay the new foundation

Break everything
Tear it all apart
Make a brand new start
Once you’ve laid the new foundation
Build away

Rebuild your life
Sometimes starting over means breaking boulders
To find the blocks you need
And this takes time
Don’t expect the change to be instantaneous
Take the time to feel
Sometimes it’s what you need
Take the time to feel
It’s time that sets you free
Sets you free

Now the past is scattered on the ground
Now it’s time to lay the new foundation

Break everything
Tear it all apart
Make a brand new start
Once you’ve laid the new foundation
Build away
Brick by brick
Build your walls again
And cement them in
With the past outside
The inside’s there to paint
Find colour again
As the light comes in
We’re the architects
Let’s build this life again
Track Name: Fear Itself
I’m with you when you sleep
I’m inside of you every night
Bringing monsters to life
You can not escape
I’m inside you

..can try
Telling yourself that
I’m only inside your mind
Turn around to see
I’m beside you

I hide in the darkest places
In the back of your mind with the haunting faces
Where demons fill the empty spaces
And the things that you’ll find get your heart racing
Your eyes begin to dilate
Your body trembles and shakes
When you think it can’t get any worse
I’m taking your breath away

There’s nothing to fear
But fear itself
Don’t be afraid of what you know
Be scared of the things you can’t control
Fear the unknown

As you walk through the darkness
You’ll feel that I am
Right there following every step
Breathing down on your neck
As the shadows climb the walls
You try to scream but there’s nothing there
Look at you now, you’re pathetic
Hiding in the corner like some kind of addict
Through all this you don’t seem to get it
I’m the one pulling the strings, you’re the puppet

Close your eyes and hope I’ll go away
Trouble is once I’m in, I’m here to stay
Don’t believe a single word they say
There’s no such thing as a happy place

There’s nothing to fear
But fear itself
Don’t be afraid of what you know
Be scared of the things you can’t control
Fear the unknown

We fear what we don’t understand
We fear what we can’t comprehend

And when the fear builds up too much
All we can do has been done
We do what every man before us did
Fuck Everything And Run

There’s nothing to fear
But fear itself
Don’t be afraid of what you know
Be scared of the things you can’t control
Fear the unknown

We fear what we don’t understand
We fear what we can’t comprehend
Track Name: The Risk
Open your eyes

I’ve watched long enough to see
You can not win this game you’re playing
You’ll think you can then you’ll lose it all
I’ve seen enough try to know
It’s just not worth the risk you’re taking
But you’ll find that on your own
On your own
You’re on your own

You’re going in at the deep end
With pockets full of stones
I’d try to explain just how deep you’re in
But I don’t think you know
You’re playing with fire
And you’re soaked in gasoline
Now you’re going to get burned again
And you don’t even see

You don’t see you do this to yourself
You don’t see you hurt everyone else
You just see the things you want to see
But that view will end eventually

You’re going in at the deep end
With pockets full of stones
I’d try to explain just how deep you’re in
But I don’t think you know
You’re playing with fire
And you’re soaked in gasoline
Now you’re going to get burned again
And you don’t even see
You don’t see the dangers for your greed
You don’t see the splinters for the trees

You don’t see
You don’t see
You don’t see
Open your eyes

You’re going in at the deep end
With pockets full of stones
I’d try to explain just how deep you’re in
But I don’t think you know
You’re going in at the deep end
With pockets full of stones
I’d try to explain just how deep you’re in
But I don’t think you know
You’re playing with fire
And you’re soaked in gasoline
Now you’re going to get burned again
And you don’t even see
You don’t see the dangers for your greed
You don’t see the splinters for the trees

Open your eyes
Track Name: Carriers
I feel it under my skin
I feel it changing me
I’m not concerned
I don’t need medication
I’ve felt this feeling before
It’s always been inside
There is no need to cure
Determination

So let it out
Feel the swell

My temperature starts to rise
My pulse is quickening
I start to sweat
This feels like suffocation
I’ve been pushing so hard
My heels are digging in
We’re moving forward
We’ve got motivation

Cut me open
Free this disease
You’ll see it in my blood
It’s all around us
Inside it screams
You’ll see it in our blood
As it starts to spread
There’s no need to hide
There’s no need to be scared
We’re all carriers inside

So cut me open and watch me bleed
So cut me open and watch me bleed
So cut me open and watch me
Bleed the life out of this pitiful existence
I’m tapping straight into the vein
You can live your life fighting against your own resistance
Or knuckle down and take the reins

Cut me open
Free this disease
You’ll see it in my blood
It’s all around us
Inside it screams
You’ll see it in our blood
As it starts to spread
There’s no need to hide
There’s no need to be scared
Track Name: The Gallery Effect
A face in the glass
Is all you see
It’s just a mask that you wear
It’s what’s underneath
That you can’t face
That’s where the cracks first appear

You’ve got to just look at yourself
From behind the glass
From the viewpoint of someone else
You’d see you’re perfect the way that you are
These cracks can’t be fixed
Cos the cracks here are scars

Look in the eyes for the person that you can not see
You’ll see that the person inside is who you want to be

So I hear you say

When I look in the mirror
The reflection judges me
I see a thousand people
Staring back

The monster looks out
And you can’t hide
It watches you where you go
Run if you like
You can’t escape
Because the monster
Because the monster is

You need to bury the demons that taunt you
There’s no use in hiding the ghosts will still haunt you

That’s why I hear you say

When I look in the mirror
The reflection judges me
I see a thousand people
Staring back at me
And I know all the faces
Cos every one of them is me
I live trapped inside
My own worst enemy

When I look in the mirror
I want to like the face I see
Look into those eyes
See past the misery
And ignore all the faces
The only one that counts is me
When did I become
My own worst enemy

Now I look in the mirror
I recognise the face I see
I finally found the person
That I used to be
And I smile at the faces
Cos every one smiles back at me
I’ve found a way to fight
My own worst enemy X2
Track Name: Hail Mary
I remember when all of this began
Walking the path through the unknown
Now the footprints remain after I stand
The trail I leave guides me back home

Now when the road before us seems so long
Just turn around and see how far we’ve already come

There is no time to second guess
Regret, resent, my only failings
We only learn from our mistakes
Knowledge and pride now fuel my feelings

I’m giving everything I have
To make this work
So if it falls apart I know
It’s all I’ve earned
It’s all I’ve earned
It’s all I’ve earned

Our past determines who we are
Failure, pressure, just make us stronger
Our future is yet to be made
Building, pushing, to take this further

I’m giving everything I have
To make this work
So if it falls apart I know
It’s all I’ve earned

And if I had the chance again
I’d do it all the same
You’re worse off wondering what if
Than fucking up again
Than fucking up again

I’m giving everything I have
To make this work
So if it falls apart I know
It’s all I’ve earned

And if I had the chance again
I’d do it all the same
You’re worse off wondering what if
Than fucking up again

And if I had the chance again
I’d do it all the same
You’re worse off wondering what if
Than fucking up again
Track Name: Icarus
Never looking back
What’s done is done
It’s too late now to run

We hold our heads up high
Never veer from the path
As we walk into the sun

We feel the light wash over us
Feel the fire take hold of us
And as we close our eyes

We burn
As our wings catch fire
We burn
All our dreams ignite
We burn
As we fall to earth
We burn

Never looking back
What’s done is done
It’s too late now to run
Track Name: Masks
We lie to each other
We lie to ourselves
We say that we’re fine
When we’re going through hell
The truth is more painful
Than masking the lie
Our words fool the ears
But we can’t fool the eyes

Drowning inside
This current’s dragging us down
Buried alive
Under the weight of this life

War has begun
But we’re fighting alone
We won’t call for backup
We won’t run for home
We hide in our trenches
About to give in
We’re soldiering on but
There’s no way we’ll win

This battle’s inside us all

Disguising the pain with hollow smiles
We’re not OK
Covering up these bloodshot eyes
We’re not OK
Caging our feelings up inside
We’re not OK
Masking the truth behind the lie
We’re not OK
We’re not OK

Through our darkest times
We’d light each other’s way
In the dark of night
We’d wait up ‘til the day x 2

If we can stand at each other’s side
We’ll be OK
If we look into each other’s eyes
We’ll be OK
If we let each other see inside
We’ll be OK
If we realise it’s we not I
Track Name: Lament
So it’s all over
No second chance for this
The show was cancelled
All down to poor performance
Frome me and you now
And this whole fucking audience
This whole act broke me down
As I fell to the ground

And so the tears start
How could we be so callous
To break my heart now
And end this with such malice
Sure my soul aches
But it’s not from the sadness
My mind’s healing now
As I lay on the ground

Find yourself a reason to hold on
Remember a time when you felt strong x2

But I’m tired
I’m not strong enough
I’ve lost count of the ways
I can fuck this up
Never look back
When you’re running away

Well I’ve tried
But now I’ve had enough
I’ve lost count of the ways
You fucked this up
You never looked back
When you were running away


Find yourself a reason to hold on x2

Find yourself a reason
To hold on with all of your might
Remember a time when you didn’t surrender
Remember a time when you gave up the fight
You see you can re-write your story
But you can never re-write your past
Let go of these memories that only cause you pain
Let go of all your strife

You’re not tired
You’re not out of luck
You just lost sight of the things
That can build you up
Never look back
While you’re running away x2
Track Name: My Will Is As Strong As Yours And My Kingdom As Great
Every day we’re crushed by
The weight of the world
Forced to watch friends and loved ones
Laid into the earth

The trouble is we don’t know what we’ve got ‘til it’s gone
All that’s left is regret for the things that we’ve done wrong
We turn our minds to the ones that we let drift away
Why is it the case that it takes such a tragedy to make us see

Every day we’re crushed by
The weight of the world

We can’t rewind to yesterday
The sands of time have blown away
All we’ve had is all there is
There’ll be nothing more
We’re all left in disbelief
Just photographs and memories
Today is the start of a future
Yesterday was the end

Every day we’re crushed by
The weight of the world
Forced to watch friends and loved ones
Laid into the earth


Now there’s nothing left to say
Now there’s nothing left to do
There is nothing left for us
Now there’s no more you

We can never go back
Just forward with our regret
So take a moment to think about
All those in our lives
Nothing in life is assured
Death is a certainty
Keep them by your side
All those in our lives x 2