Bloodlined Calligraphy

Ypsilanti tracks

Lyrics


1. 5 / 14 / 06

[Instrumental]




2. Is You Asking? Or Is You Telling?

In this life I've lost more than most.
Friends, family, chances I've paid the cost.
But for everything I've lost there's been some gain.
I've passed every test.
Endured all the pain.
I've learned just who I am.
Just when to take a stand.
I'm strong in my convictions.
There is no contradiction.
Mind, heart, and soul I am strong.
Because I know just what I'm living for.
Because I know that it's worth dying for.
You better know just what you're living for.
You better know if it's worth dying for.
You better know.




3. Take It Or Leave It

Gone.
It never will be yours.
Now you share the pain.
This gift severed from your hands.
They live through stories of the past.
All your life they would be there for you.
Or so you thought.
The day has come for you to make it on your own.
Cause they have nothing.
Nothing left to give.
Abandoned, you're forced to take it or leave it.
This is your life.
Take it or leave it.
Go see how far you make it.
Throughout life there will be hard times.
Things won't go your way, step up to the plate.
You'll find yourself that way.
Stop living in the past, take off the cast.
You're forced to live.
Abandoned, you're forced to live.
You're forced to live.
Abandoned, you're forced to take it or leave it.
This is your life.
Take it or leave it.
Go see how far you make it.
Just live with no regrets.
Live like life never ends.
This is what you're creating.
Go see how far you make it.
No regrets, no regrets, no regrets, no regrets.




4. From Here On Out

Sunrise. I've watched the sunrise through this.
It's broken family ties.
Forgiveness is helpful when the loss sets in.
Dark days are yet to come.
From the grave we've just begun.
Dark days are yet to come.
From the grave we've just begun.
From here on out I'll never doubt.
I'll never take one minute for granted.
Appreciate what you've been handed.
Minutes turn to hours.
Days turn to years.
The times on passing by.
These things no one hears.
Dark days are yet to come.
From the grave we've just begun.
Dark days are yet to come.
From the grave we've just begun.
I'm finding it hard to let go of your memory.
Now that you're gone it's so hard to believe.
In my dreams, when I sleep.
Now that you're gone, it's so hard to believe.




5. It Can't Rain All The Time

Can you feel them? Those hands around your throat.
They're cold and they're trying to kill your soul.
I know, I've been there.
At the end of my rope.
No sign of help in sight.
Lost every ounce of hope.
Can't see the Light at the end of the road.
No happy ending, nothing left to live for.
Even though the tears will fall, it can't rain all the time.
Your darkest hour will not last.
Even though the tears will fall, it can't rain all the time.
Your strength will grow as the days pass.
I speak words of experience.
I though my life was done.
I thought I couldn't go on.
I swore I wouldn't go on.
I speak words of experience.
I thought my life was done and that I could not go on.
Can't see the Light at the end of the road.
No happy ending, nothing left to live for.
And I can't remember the last time I cried.
Now I know I have strength inside.
Even though the tears will fall, it can't rain all the time.




6. Ashes To Ashes

Soon you will be gone.
But I, I have to stay.
This will be so hard.
Life won't be the same.
This flame is getting hotter.
This flame it burns your soul.
This flame is getting hotter.
This flame engulfs us.
All your life you try.
Never did you succeed.
No you wish to bleed.
All your hate on me.
This flame is getting hotter.
This flame it burns your soul.
This flame is getting hotter.
This flame engulfs us.
Don't let it get out of control.
Don't let it go too far.




7. If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Ypsi, I Don't Wanna Go

Watching you drift away, I can see the lights are fading.
This night is growing cold, I can see the lights are fading.
Watching you drift away.
I'm watching you drift away.
Watching you drift away, it didn't have to end this way.
Drowning my intuitions in corruption.
Trading my resolutions for succession.
Pushing this segregation revolution.
Stand up to the oppression, it's your destruction.
Liberation is so hallowed.
Liberation is so shallow.
Liberation, Liberation, Liberation, Liberation!
I'm watching you drift away.




8. America's Next Top Model

No one would expect this from me.
So strong.
So proud.
No one thinks of me.
Rotting.
Dying.
I'll purge myself from this, from this living hell.
Just take it all away.
I'm trying to survive another day in this living hell.
Just take it all away, just take it all away from me.
From me.
Our eyes can't hide such simple fears.
A blood filled cry they'll never hear.
I try to make it go away but I can't escape myself this time.
Speaking of time, mine's running thin.
It already ended before it could begin.
I try to escape, but I can't make it go away this time.
I'll say a prayer, straight from the heart.
I'll hang my head, this is tearing me apart.




9. Frienemies

Tonight we burn the bridges of our past regrets.
I've learned to forgive but I'll never learn to forget.
The things you've done to me.
The things you've said to me will forever be ingrained in my memory.
All your excuses.
All your lies.
I'm burning them tonight, along with you.
No more will you defile what I love, destroy what I've built, no more will I back your hypocrisy.
No more will you have credibility with me.
I'll burn it down tonight, along with you.




10. Last Goodbye

The very concept of leadership implies everything I once was, everything that you hoped I would be.
Masqueraded.
Down on my knees I watched you kill me.
Let's play the victim, game is murder.
I'll take out the gun, you take out the witness.
Every time I fought back, every time that you left me behind.
Mutilated.
You killed my soul, you stole my insides.
I played the game called murder.
I'll take the gun, you take the witness.
Goodbye.
Tonight I'm leaving you behind.
Behind.
Tonight I'm saying my goodbye.
Goodbye.
Tonight I'm leaving this behind.
Behind.
Tonight I'm saying my goodbye.
We'll say our last goodbye, we'll say our last goodbye, we'll say our last goodbye, we'll say our last goodbye.
All I've ever wanted.
All I've ever needed.
All you've taken from me.
All I've given to you.
I'm takin' back.
We're takin' it back.
Let's take it back tonight! Goodbye.
Tonight I'm leaving you behind.
Behind.
Tonight I'm saying my goodbye.
Goodbye.
Tonight I'm leaving this behind.
Behind.
Tonight this is our last goodbye.
This is our last goodbye.
This is our last goodbye.
We'll leave it all behind.




11. They Want You Silent

This hunger, I'd sooner fall to death than taste the bitterness of your demands.
You must remember that you can't be cleaned, cleaned by filthy hands.
I am eternal.
I can't be broken down.
I can't be hurdled.
You'll have to take the crown.
I won't be silenced by you.
I won't be silenced by you.
I won't be silenced by you (this isn't over).
I won't be silenced by you (oh no it's just begun).
Now we scream the words as one, our voices will be come the thing.
The thing that makes your end.
As the world turns I know they sit upon their thrones and seek to take what they don't own.
I won't be silenced by you.
I won't be silenced by you.
I won't be silenced by you (this isn't over).
I won't be silenced by you (oh no it's just begun).
We're here and we won't be backing down.
You'd sooner see me in the ground.
Cause there is absolutely nothing NOTHING that will keep us from the crown.
No we won't be backing down.
You'll have to put us in the ground cause there is absolutely nothing that will keep us from the crown.
We won't be silenced by you.