Abandon EP

by Out Of Character

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Recorded in early 2011 with Travis Kolbo and The Bananza in/outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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released February 2, 2011

Travis Kolbo - Recording and mastering
Cole Janzen - Vocals/Lyrics
Evan Kallas - Guitar/Bass
Bradley Buchmeier - Bass
Madison Marquer - Drums

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Track Name: Tyrants
Brought up hearing this

Year after passing year

Driven to salvation through guilt

Blinded by fear



The reason it's so cold in here

Is because it's all so lifeless

'Cause once you sell your soul

You forget what living life is



Something of hope and peace

Taken by the filth and greed of men

So imperfect

So mislead

I'll carry myself

Persecute all of my own sin



Your tyranny sickens me



Turning into a system

Using the cleansed to corrupt

The lies of these "enlightened men"

Taking advantage of a people inept

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered

If apathy would die

If anyone would ever care



"But nothing is ruined,

Nothing is beyond repair"

Make them blind

We'll be the ones who see



They've ruined us

They've ruined me.
Track Name: Thrown Away
You forgot

Left me in your memories

Where I'll dwell forever

Remembering when this was real



But I can't leave it there

I won't ever leave it there



It's easy for you to forget what you never cared for



Mine was genuine

I meant every word

And everything I ever gave



I never wanted back



I'm stranded now

After burning every bridge



Burn the bridge

Sink the ship
Track Name: Remain
I feel so much hate right now

Can't even take the weight

Of every line and word

You've used to choke the life out of me



I used to want to see our sunset

I believed we had another time coming for us



Now I see that everything you've ever said to me

Was just another lie



This hurt is not gone

I'm not feeling anything

So cut me out or take my all

But don't leave me in the middle



I can't take it



I'd rather be drowning (I still remain)

Than suffocating on your breathless speech (You fade away)

I'll wait for the sunset

I'll wait for the nightsky

To shadow your face

From the daylight of my mind



And just like the stars your eyes shine bright

But they've been dead for years

And I've watched your life fall apart

As you confront all of your fears

I swore I'd hope, I swore I'd hold so strong

And never let you fade

But now you're gone, I've lost my grip

You've lost your way but I remain.
Track Name: Sanctuary
So worn out

The sun bears down

This source of life is killing me

Keep fighting

Pushing on

Without your guiding words

When this ends I'll be standing on my own two feet



So what can you say to raise this world up?

What can you do to keep one child from dying?

We're always nothing

We'll never change

When you lean on crutches

Pulling us down



So hopeless

We've been abandoned

So ruined

We're being destroyed



Going down

Crashing

Burning



I won't be screaming for your help

I won't be asking for your forgiveness





So what can you say to raise this world up?

What can you do to keep one child from dying?

We're always nothing

We'll never change

When you lean on crutches

Pulling us down





Just more weight to hold this world under the rising sea

When our throats fill with water

Our voices are one

Are voices are none

Break the dams



I just can't hope in a world where I am so alone

The only chance for peace is if we're all drowning.
Track Name: Carried Ghosts
I'm 17 years old and I've lost every single strand of hope

I haven't learned to breathe

I've just grown to watch myself choke

I've lived with this frozen deadweight town

Always bearing on me hard and down

And I've heard graveled voices of ghosts passed

Telling me to make this breath my last



And I've been close

Yeah, I'm so close

To letting go



So hopeless

Not helpless

Close to heartless

Screaming breathless



All around me I find wasted life

All so scared, ruined, no energy left to fight

Leaning with all their weight on any crutch they find

No room to think, to change with a clouded mind

This town carries curses by generation

We're all so torn up from infestation



I've seen Hell so many times, I can almost call it home

But Heaven has stayed away, it's left me all alone



Sometimes this pain grows to a point that I just cannot control

And these winds tear the blood away from your veins and rip so hard at your soul

Too cold to live, but with no will to even lay and die

Grasping hard to any inch of hope that you can find



One can only take so much, can only keep that fire burning for so long

And here you'll never last, you'll never be able to stay strong

The sun never really shines and you'll never feel an inch of warmth

There's no point in escape, there is no hiding place, no eye of the storm



I've lost every single strand of hope

I haven't learned to breathe

I've just grown to watch myself choke

I've lived with this frozen dead weight town

Always bearing on me hard and down

And I've heard graveled voices of ghosts passed

Telling me to make this breath my last



Now every time I sleep, death consumes my dreams

We've torn the fiber of our lives, we're still ripping at the seams

Our hearts are filled with cold

Our blood is flowing black

We've locked away our love, so scared of an attack



I've given up on love.

I've given up on faith.

I've given up on hoping I'll see better days.