Papa Roach

The Connection tracks

Lyrics

1. ENGAGE

(Instrumental)




2. STILL SWINGING

Number one, steppin' up
Spit the fire, I'll back it up
Count me in, I'll turn it out
I'm killing it, you're burning out
Never change, never break
I'm the real, you're the fake
Set it off, go underground
You feeling it, this future sound

Nonstop, devastating everything
On top, never coming down
I've got my hands in everything
Nonstop, I'm never coming down

We're just living for today
Keep our light on in the haze
Yeah, forever we will stay
We are the ones still swingin'
We are a beacon in the dark
A lighthouse risen from the heart
We've been here from the start
We are the ones still swingin'
Yeah

I'm dangerous, passionate
Watch your back, they're stabbin' it
Hold on and hold tight
I slash your faces every night
We don't belong, never will
Never cared, we always kill
Set me off and I will attack
Cause P Roach is the new black

Nonstop, devastating everything
On top, never coming down
I've got my hands in everything
Nonstop, I'm never coming down

We're just living for today
Keep our light on in the haze
Yeah, forever we will stay
We are the ones still swingin'
We are a beacon in the dark
A lighthouse risen from the heart
We've been here from the start
We are the ones still swingin'
We are the ones still swingin', swingin'
We-we are the ones still swingin'

Going nonstop, I'm devastating everything
On top, I'm never coming down
I've got my hands in everything
Nonstop, I'm never coming down

We're just living for today
Keep our light on in the haze
Yeah, forever we will stay
We are the ones still swingin'
We are a beacon in the dark
A lighthouse risen from the heart
We've been here from the start
We are the ones still swingin'
We are the ones still swingin'
We are the ones still swingin'




3. WHERE DID THE ANGELS GO

Every day I wake up and I fall from grace
Every move I make has got me stuck in the darkest place
I beg for mercy but I love the pain
I should've listened why the angels believe in hell

I'm sick to my soul
I'm gaining control
It feels I'm hanging at the end of my rope
I wanna believe the debt is still owed
Now I'm hanging and I'm buried so low
Everybody tell me where the hell did the angels go

Every day I ask myself that this is real
I only hurt myself to show you that I can feel
Are you the cancer that I can survive?
I should've listened when the angels were still alive

I'm sick to my soul
I'm gaining control
It feels I'm hanging at the end of my rope
I wanna believe the debt is still owed
Now I'm hanging and I'm buried so low
I don't wanna be the last to know
Maybe I should breathe and let it go
Everybody tell me where the hell did the angels go

The demons are stronger than ever
This lifetime is harder than ever
But I've become somebody better
Somebody better

I'm sick to my soul
I'm gaining control
It feels I'm hanging at the end of my rope
I wanna believe the debt is still owed
Now I'm hanging and I?m buried so low
I don't wanna be the last to know
Maybe I should breathe and let it go
Everybody tell me where the hell did the angels go

Where did the angels go?
Where did the angels go?




4. SILENCE IS THE ENEMY

I know you wanted me to keep my mouth shut
Because you hate it when I speak my mind
I suffer through it but it feels so messed up
Like my opinion is a waste of time

We never wanted it to be this way
They never listen to a word we say

So scream your heart out. You are the chosen
You gotta show them silence is the enemy
Tweet it out loud, we are the broken
We gotta show them silence is the enemy

You're taking needles and sow my mouth shut
But you will never hear the last of me
This is the reason that we?re all so fucked up
You are the reason that we don?t believe

We never wanted it to be this way
They never listen to a word we say

So scream your heart out. You are the chosen
You gotta show them silence is the enemy
Tweet it out loud, we are the broken
We gotta show them silence is the enemy

(Woa oh oh) Scream it out loud
(Woa oh oh) Silence is the enemy
(Woa oh oh) Scream it out loud
(Woa oh oh) Silence is the enemy

You gotta show them silence is the enemy

Scream your heart out. You are the chosen
You gotta show them silence is the enemy
Tweet it out loud, we are the broken
We gotta show them silence is the enemy

(Woa oh oh) Scream it out loud
(Woa oh oh) Silence is the enemy
(Woa oh oh) Scream it out loud
(Woa oh oh) Silence is the enemy

Scream it out loud!
Silence is the enemy




5. BEFORE I DIE

I'm out here on my own
I'm killin' it to go alone
I'm begging on my knees as they regard to save me

I've been a retched soul
From my heart down to my toes
I was lost in my disease and you were right there screaming

Don't change when it's too late

Maybe I've said the right things wrong
The one last shot is to fall gone
But if I can't sweat it out
We'll live for you before I die

Maybe I've pushed way too far
To pull you back from where you are
But if I can't sweat it out
We'll live for you before I die

From the valley of the dead
I'm hearing every word you said
You're trying to apologize but I can't feel my feelings

Are you giving it some room to grow?
Or digging us a deeper hole?
You're killing any shred of hope through for us to lean in

Don't change when it's too late

Maybe I've said the right things wrong
The one last shot is to fall gone
But if I can't sweat it out
We'll live for you before I die

Maybe I've pushed way too far
To pull you back from where you are
But if I can't sweat it out
We'll live for you before I die

We'll live for you before I die
I'm sick of being here alone
I know where I belong but I can't find my way home

Find my way home..
Find my way home..
Find my way home..
Find my way..

Maybe I've said the right things wrong
The one last shot is to fall gone
But if I can't sweat it out
We'll live for you before I die

Maybe I've pushed way too far
To pull you back from where you are
But if I can't sweat it out
We'll live for you before I die

We'll live for you before I die
I will live for you before I die




6. WISH YOU NEVER MET ME

This is the moment that I've feared the most
Helplessly watching as return to ghosts
Is it over?
Tell me if it's over

This is the hardest thing I've ever done
Hopelessly waiting as you turn and run
Is it over?
Is it really over?

I promise you that I will change
Then I broke it in a million ways
I alone take the blame
While you take the pain

Why can't we stop this over?
What have we done to us?
You say that you need closure
I am just giving up on us

I refuse to fade away
As you're trying to forget me
Take my heart and walk away
Like you wish you never met me

Now that I know that you're not on my side
What good is love if it's always denied
Is it over?
Is it really over?

I swore to God that I could change
But I let you down a million ways
I alone take the blame
While you take the pain

Why can't we stop this over?
What have we done to us?
You say that you need closure
I am just giving up on us

I refuse to fade away
As you're trying to forget me
Take my heart and walk away
Like you wish you never met me

Like you wish you never met me
Like you wish you never met me
Like you wish you never met me
Do you wish you never met me?

Why can't we stop this over?
What have we done to us?
You say that you need closure
I am just giving up

Why can't we stop this over?
What have we done to us?
You say that you need closure
I am just giving up on us

I refuse to fade away
As you're trying to forget me
Take my heart and walk away
Like you wish you never met me

I refuse to fade away
As you're trying to forget me
Take my heart and walk away
Like you wish you never met me

Like you wish you never met me
Like you wish you never met me
Like you wish you never met me
Do you wish you never met me?




7. GIVE ME BACK MY LIFE

All the walls coming down around me

I know that I'm fucked up and infected
I've been hiding and I feel rejected
Thank God that you finally found me
'Cause you gotta get me outta here

I've been shacken disconnected
I've been loving like I've been neglected
All the walls coming down around me
And you gotta get me outta here

I can't take anymore

I don't wanna breathe, I don't wanna die
I can't feel, I'm paralyzed
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my life!

I can't breathe, I can't fight
I will feel like I'm alive
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my life!

I know I'm a walking contradiction
I'm a truth that you wish was fiction
And it's hard 'cause I know you hate me
I just wanna disappear

I've been on a self-inflicted mission
To destroy everything I'm giving
Thank God that you finally found me
'Cause you gotta get me outta here

I can't take anymore

I don't wanna breathe, I don't wanna die
I can't feel, I'm paralyzed
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my life!

I can't breathe, I can't fight
I will feel like I'm alive
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my life!

You took my pride
You took control
It's not that sacred anymore
Give back what's mine
Give back my soul

I don't wanna breathe but I don't wanna die

I don't wanna breathe, I don't wanna die
I can't feel, I'm paralyzed
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my life!

I can't breathe, I can't fight
I will feel like I'm alive
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my life!

I don't wanna breathe, I don't wanna die
I can't feel, I'm paralyzed
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my..

I can't breathe, I can't fight
I will feel like I'm alive
I'm not taking this tonight
Give me back my life!




8. BREATHE YOU IN

Why you all gotta learn the hard way?
Why you all gotta burn those bridges down?
Now that I feel so numb
Can I just be me for fuck sake?

Maybe I don't have a purpose
Maybe I cut way too deep
Or maybe I scratch the surface
To find out that I'm not worthless

And I've never been so alive

I feel the fire burning underneath my skin, nothing
I breathe in, I breathe you in
I feel the freedom from this hopelessness within, nothing
I breathe in, I breathe you in

I should've stopped when I saw you breakin'
I should've stopped but I had to see it through
Now that I've come undone
I know why I feel so shacken

Maybe I'm too weak to hold you
Maybe I'll just stay in range
So sorry I suffocate you
It must feel like I hate you

But I have never been so alive

I feel the fire burning underneath my skin, nothing
I breathe in, I breathe you in
I feel the freedom from this hopelessness within, nothing
I breathe in, I breathe you in

I?ve been afraid to show you what I'm neither
Knew all of this time why was I so afraid of
You never did anything to make me feel this way
To make me feel this way..

I feel the fire burning underneath my skin, nothing
I breathe in, I breathe you in
I feel the freedom from this hopelessness within, nothing
I breathe in, I breathe you in

I'll breathe you in, I'll breathe you in




9. LEADER OF THE BROKEN HEARTS

All the lies, I told you now the truth
Here I am with nothing left to lose
And now that I'm crawling in my skin
Maybe it's time I just give in
I've become the leader of the broken hearts

And now I'm finding out what it feels like
To risk everything and still survive
When you're standing on the battlefield
And all the pain is real
That's when you realize
That you must have done something right
'Cause you never felt so alive

I'm holding out for more than I deserve
I'm hanging on to all your careless words
And it's time I cut the chord
Maybe I stay and take some more
I've become the leader of the broken hearts

And now I finally know what it feels like
To risk everything and still survive
When you're standing on the battlefield
And all the pain is real
That's when you realize

And now I know what it feels like
To risk everything and still survive
When you're standing on the battlefield
And all the pain is real
That's when you realize
That you must have done something right
'Cause you never felt so alive

I'm the leader of the broken hearts
I'm the leader of the broken hearts
I'm the leader of the broken hearts
I'm the leader of the broken hearts
I'm the leader of the broken hearts

And now I finally know what it feels like
To risk everything and still survive
When you're standing on the battlefield
And all the pain is real
That's when you realize

And now you finally know what it feels like
To risk everything and still survive
When you're standing on the battlefield
And all the pain is real
That's when you realize
That you must have done something right
'Cause you never felt so alive




10. NOT THAT BEAUTIFUL

I pray you're the best and I run from the past
I pick up the bones to find I'm alone
It's wearing me out in the way that my seems
Killed the faith that I had so it's time I begin

Back to this darkness to see how it feels
I was the one with the dark you could heal
Now that it's over it's time to move on
'Cause I was the righteous and you were the wrong

Every time I try to run and hide I feel you haunting me

I'm addicted to the games that you play
You make me feel so pitiful
Like you're so beautiful
Your heart is beating me to death every day
But I am not that pitiful
You're not that beautiful

I slide from the side just to feel I'm alive
I bury the truth 'cause I know it's a lie
I never said all the things that you say
'Cause you were the master and I was a slave

If I could find me a truck to forget you
I'd only take some day that I met you
Kill every time and it's time to move on
'Cause I am the righteous and you were the wrong

Every time I try to run and hide I feel you haunting me

I'm addicted to the games that you play
You make me feel so pitiful
Like you're so beautiful
Your heart is beating me to death every day
But I am not that pitiful
You're not that beautiful

I'm not that pitiful
You're not so beautiful

Every time I look at your eyes I see a demon in disguise
You fucking make me sick, you are the one that I despise
You take me, you break me, you feed me lies
And only to gain in return was my demise
So maybe I'm just crazy for believing this shit
But goddamn I can't believe I'm fucking dealing with this
It's like a nightmare and I can't wake up
I just can't wake up

I'm addicted to the games that you play
You make me feel so pitiful
Like you're so beautiful
Your heart is beating me to death every day
But I am not that pitiful
You're not that beautiful

I'm not that pitiful
You're not so beautiful




11. WALKING DEAD

Everybody told me
Everybody told me that this would happen
Had even one I believed
In one I believed that you were right

I'm so caught up
Caught up in a world that I cut you out of
Now I'm hating myself, I'm hating myself
I never should've shut you out

We are the walking dead
Swallow the lives we fed
Uncover your eyes, uncover your eyes
Uncover the truth and you'll realize

We're hanging by a thread
We are the walking dead

It might take some time
But I really think we could start things over
Take a look at our lives
Take a look at how fucked up we've become

In your blood-shut eyes
All I see is pain and devastation
And now I'm hating myself, I'm hating myself
I never should've shut you out

We are the walking dead
Swallow the lives we fed
Uncover your eyes, uncover your eyes
Uncover the truth and you'll realize

We're hanging by a thread
We are the walking dead

Can anything bring us back to life?
I'm ready to make us right
Can anything bring us back to life?
I'm ready to make us right
'Cause further that we're falling apart
The more that it breaks my heart

We are the walking dead
Swallow the lives we fed
Uncover your eyes, uncover your eyes
Uncover the truth and you'll realize

We're hanging by a thread
We are the walking dead
Uncover your eyes, uncover your eyes
Uncover the truth and you'll realize

We are the walking dead
Swallow the lives we fed
Uncover your eyes, uncover your eyes
Uncover the truth and you'll realize

We're hanging by a thread
We are the walking dead

We are the walking dead




12. WON'T LET UP

If you feel that your world is coming down around you
Would you feel that this world is looking down upon you?
The only way you drop it in, you change, you kinda wanna
And if you won't, then you'll definitely think you coulda

And It's okay if you break down and break through
I'll be here if you need me to remind you
You?re not the first and you're not the last
It only gets worst if you're living in the past

Open your eyes and you will see
'Cause I still believe sometimes you gotta lose everything
To find out that you've always been running blind
Gotta keep your head up with the world 'round low

Sometimes you gotta leave everything
To find out what you'd do while I leave behind
You gotta keep your head up
When the world won't let up

So when you feel like everybody's out to get you
L-O-V-E and something will protect you
And when the dust settles in you'll have your breakthroughs
And you are til ER roll the fate

It will set you free, everybody like me
Just reach for the skies when you?'l rise and you'll see
You're not the first and you're not the last
It only gets worst if you?re living in the past

Open your eyes and you will see
'Cause I still believe sometimes you gotta lose everything
To find out that you've always been running blind
You gotta keep your head up
When the world won't let up

Sometimes you gotta leave everything
To find out what you'd do while I leave behind
You gotta keep your head up
When the world won't let up

Hey hey even though it hurts like hell we have to bleed
Hey hey even when we fight for air we keep on breathing
Hey hey even if you lost yourself you still have me
Hey hey even if you hurt yourself but have no reason

I still believe it..
I still believe it..
I still believe it..
I still believe it..

Sometimes you gotta lose everything
To find out that you've always been running blind
You gotta keep your head up
When the world won't let up

Sometimes you gotta leave everything
To find out what you'd do while I leave behind
You gotta keep your head up
When the world won't let up

You gotta keep your head up
'Cause the world won't let up
Keep your head up
You gotta keep you

You gotta keep your head up
'Cause the world won't let up
Keep your head up
You gotta your head up
Because the world won't let up




13. AS FAR AS I REMEMBER

This could be my last confession
This could be my last defense
I wish that we could learn our lesson
I wish that we could make amends and turn the page

As far as I remember
It was a pain to forgive and forget
You said that you would let go
But I guess you didn't mean what you said

There was time I would surrender
'Cause you don't wanna live with regret
Nothing lasts forever
As far as I remember

This could be a new beginning
Or this could a brutal end
I wish that we could stop pretending
I wish that we could make amends and turn the page

As far as I remember
It was a pain to forgive and forget
You said that you would let go
But I guess you didn't mean what you said

There was time I would surrender
'Cause you don't wanna live with regret
And nothing lasts forever
As far as I remember

I'd rather die on my feet than live my life on my knees
I'd rather die on my feet than live my life on my knees
I'd rather die on my feet than live my life on my knees

As far as I remember
It was a pain to forgive and forget
You said that you would let go
But I guess you didn't mean what you said

There was time I would surrender
'Cause you don't wanna live with regret
Nothing lasts forever
As far as I remember

I'd rather die on my feet than live my life on my knees
I'd rather die on my feet than live my life on my knees
(As far as I remember)
I'd rather die on my feet than live my life on my knees
(As far as I remember)
I'd rather die on my feet than live my life on my knees




14. WHAT'S LEFT OF ME

So this is what it feels like
To get back up when your back’s against the wall
And this is what it looks like
When you’re all chocked up and you’re trying to hide it
I know it doesn’t feel right
But you did what you did and I have to end it all
And this is what you get now
When you’re caught in the act and you can’t deny it

You’ve done your best
To take what’s left

No I won’t take all the pieces
Put them back together
You’ve got the best of me
But I won’t give you what’s left of me
I won’t take the pieces
Put them back together
You took the best of me
You can’t have what’s left of me

So this is what it feels like
When you’re back at the start and both your hands are tied
And this is what it sounds like
When you can’t break free but they hear you screaming
And now it doesn’t sound right
Because you said what you said and I have to break the ties
I’m looking for a knife now
To cut my losses and stop the bleeding

I’ve done my best
To save what’s left

No I won’t take all the pieces
Put them back together
You’ve got the best of me
But I won’t give you what’s left of me
I won’t take the pieces
Put them back together
You took the best of me
You can’t have what’s left of me

You can’t have what’s left of me
You can’t have what’s left of me
Can’t have what’s left of me
What’s left of me

No I won’t take all the pieces
Put them back together
You’ve got the best of me
But I won’t give you what’s left of me
I won’t take the pieces
Put them back together
You took the best of me
You can’t have what’s left of me

You can’t have what’s left of me




15. 9TH LIFE

This’ll be my 9th life
Hey, hey
This’ll be my 9th life

I fall down and I blackout
I’m a closed down
I’m a zombie in my head
I’m an earthquake
Make the world shake
And I won’t break
You can’t kill the living dead

Because I shot once
And I shot twice
And I died three times
I’m still standing here

Here we go again
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be the last word
And here we are
Hanging on my last tie
Living just to die
I lost the castle, kept the crown
I built this house to burn it down tonight
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be my 9th life

This’ll be my 9th life
9th life

I spit blood like a flashflood
Than I rise up
No you’ll never keep me down
I’m a freight train
Burning in flames
I’ve got no shame
And I’m crashing through your town

Because I died once
And I died twice
And I’d died three times
I’m still standing here

Here we go again
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be the last word
And here we are
Hanging on my last tie
Living just to die
I lost the castle, kept the crown
I built this house to burn it down tonight
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be my 9th life

This’ll be the last time
This’ll be my 9th life
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be my 9th life
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be my 9th life
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be my 9th life

Here we go again
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be the last word
And here we are
Hanging on my last tie
Living just to die
I lost the castle, kept the crown
I built this house to burn it down tonight
This’ll be the last time
This’ll be my 9th life.