Memphis May Fire

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Lyrics

1. WITHOUT WALLS

This is who we are!
These are the roads we paved, the strength we found &
The mistakes we made along the way.
This is who we are!
These are the roads we paved, the strength we found &
The mistakes we made along the way.
This is who we are!
These are the roads we paved, the strength we found &
The mistakes we made along the way.
This is who we are! These are the roads
We paved and now I've had enough of your judgement.
You pass it so easily.
If you think that I take it to heart now you see
This is my design.
You don't know the cost.
So I'll keep my faith & you can stay lost.
Who is
With me! ?
We have the strength to she'd light.
And this is the moment suspended in time.
No limits, no boundaries at all.
Just when you think we conform
To a scene we break down the wall!




2. ALIVE IN THE LIGHTS

From the beginning I knew I was different.
I embraced it, but you didn't.
Your normal life, 9-5, it's just not for me.
I need to feel alive!

I won't fall like the rest of them,
They've come and gone with the wind.
I hear the doubt in the back of your mind
But still I'll see this through to the end.
Maybe if you paid more attention,
Asked more questions and actually listened you would see
This is not just a dream, but a path
I've chosen that means everything to me.

Don't you see the minds that have changed?
Don't you see the lives that have been saved?
Don't you care to see the difference I've made?
Listen closely, the highways call my name.
Don't you see this is my everything?
It may not seem right to you
And you might not approve but it's real.
This is the only thing that makes me feel.

What more do I have to do to finally prove myself to you?
What is it that you need to see
To finally believe this is who I'm supposed to be?

Most days I feel like your punching bag, but
I will never let it hold me back.
I just wish for once you knew how it felt
To be brought down lower than everything else.

Don't you care to see the difference I've made?
Listen closely, the highways call my name.
Don't you see this is my everything?
It may not seem right to you and you might not approve but it's real.
This is the only thing that makes me feel.

This is who I am!
This is my life, I come alive in the lights!
I come alive in the lights.

What will be written on your tombstone?
You sat behind a desk.
You had no backbone.
What will be written on your tombstone?
You sold your soul, grew old alone.
Would you prefer that I become a lifeless,
Hollow shell such as yourself?
Would you prefer that I give up my dreams
And lose all hope just like everyone else?

Don't you see the lives that have been saved?
Listen closely, the highways call my name.
Don't you see this is my everything?
It may not seem right to you
And you might not approve but it's real.
This is the only thing that makes me feel.




3. PROVE ME RIGHT

We put our lives in the hands of
The ones that claimed they truly cared.

Come to find it's all just a lie
And when we needed them no one was there.

I swear I'm not bitter. 

I just see them for what they are;
Money hungry cowards sucking the blood out
Of artists & killing the art! 

So count out the money you stole from starving artists you
Watched pave the way, but you know just as well as
I do, without us you're just an empty name! 

Where were you when they had no faith in us?

Where were you when they shut us out?

It's funny you show up now & if it fell apart
I know that you'd be nowhere to be found.

We did this on our own. 

Thanks for nothing! 

The ones that kicked me when
I was down are the same ones that say they need me now.

That's fine, I'll play the game but just know,

I told you so!

I've seen the greed in their eyes.

Well I guess I'm nothing but a dollar sign.

I've seen the greed in their eyes!

Well I guess I'm nothing but a dollar sign. 

Four years gone by, now everything is fine,
No thanks to you. 

You'll never know, nor do you care about
What it took or the things we've been through.

Where were you when they had no faith in us?

Where were you when they shut us out?

It's funny you show up now & if it fell apart I know that you'd be nowhere to be found. 

We did this on our own. 

Thanks for nothing!

Ignorance had me by the throat from the day
I learned how to sing, but now my eyes are open wide
And this is what I see. 

I see the greed in their eyes! 

They had me fooled at first because
I believed all the lies. 

Oh the lies!

I see the greed in their eyes. 

They had us fooled at first but
We're taking control this time. 

We're taking control this time! 

Where were you when they had no faith in us?

Where were you when they shut us out? 

It's funny you show up now & if it fell apart
I know that you'd be nowhere to be found.

We did this on our own.

Thanks for nothing! 

So count your money & I'll count my friends.

We'll see who's richer in the end!




4. RED IN TOOTH & CLAW

It always end the same,
I gave you all my heart to watch you throw it away.
It takes a toll on my soul, because
I'm starting to believe the lies you
Strung with red, is it all just a game?

One day I'll heal and
I'll be covered in scars and never forget why did it
All fell apart.
When you finally came clean about
The lies and the games you played from
The start!
It's like every second we spent together
Is always on repeat in the back of
My mind.
What was I thinking when I gave you my life?
You knew it would end, you knew this would die.
You'll never find another one like me.

I think I'd give you another chance if you deserved one.
I think I have room in my heart, but I simply reserved none.
I let you beg on your knee's for forgive at last,
But your just a mistake.
Please give me my life back.

You made me so insecure and unsure of everything that
I thought was real.
I just wish I could rewind and go back to a time where
I knew what it was
Like to feel.
I hope something, somewhere ruins you the way you ruined me.
I just want you know how it feels.
I want you too see it's like my heart was made to be broken.
Why can't I let go?
Now that I'm sober I just need you to know

I think I'd give you another chance if you deserved one.
I think I have room in my heart, but I simply reserved none.
I let you beg on your knee's for forgive at last,
But your just a mistake.
Please give me my life.
Give me my life back.

They say it's better to have loved than never at all.
But I can't seem to find how
It could have been thrown at the wall
I'm not sure I can stand above this taller.
Tossing, turning, at the edge.
I thought I'd be over you but no.
With all you've put me through I'm full of regret.
I wish I could just forget somehow.

You'll never find another one like me.

I think I'd give you another chance if you deserved one.
I think I have room in my heart, but I simply reserved none.
I let you beg on your knee's for forgive at last,
But your just a mistake.
Please give me my life back.




5. VICES

Drowning myself every night
Me versus me has always been my biggest fight
I've been so confused for so long
And the answers always seem so far out of sight
So I fill it up, fill it up one more time
So when everything is wrong at least I still feel right
I'm in the tunnel but I can't see the light

I just want to feel whole again
So I can let you in
I just want to feel whole again
I just want to feel whole
Oh where is my self control?
Where is my self control?

I've been thinking this could be the end of me
Who is this person in the mirror I see?
I have come so far, thought I was so strong
The truth is I've just fed myself a lie for too long
I never thought this would be me

But now I'm on the verge of self destruction
How could this happen to me?
I've never been the type to run from anything,
Run from anything
So sick and tired of wondering where my morals have gone
My father didn't raise me to become this
Where did I go wrong?

There is not much left of me
I can't feel the ground beneath my feet
There is not much left of me
I let everyone around me down
And now I'm headed to the bottom of the bottle
Just to block out the sound
God I need you now!

I've been thinking this could be the end of me
Who is this person in the mirror I see?
I have come so far, thought I was so strong
The truth is I've just fed myself a lie for too long
This is my vice, this is me weak

I need your love to erase this doubt
I need your hand to pull me out
Sometimes I feel like I will never learn
Because the bottle's always there when
I have nowhere else to turn
Will I ever learn? Will I ever learn?

I take another sip
The dark room that I'm in becomes dimly lit
This can't be all there is

I've been thinking this could be the end of me
Who is this person in the mirror I see?
I have come so far, thought I was so strong
The truth is I've just fed myself a lie for too long
And the only one to blame is me

Who have I become?
This is my desperate shout
Pull me out!
Pull me out!
God I need you now!




6. LEGACY

Chances to move mountains are few & far between,
But only unseen by those who choose them to be.
Live every day like it's your last chance to be heard
And seen, because the good die young
And the great change the course of history.
Stop blending in & start speaking out!
You'll never know what you can do if you don't try now.
Lift up your eyes discouraged one.
Keep moving forward until your battles have been won.
They say you were created to do great things,
But words only come to life when you believe.
Stop blending in.
Start speaking out!
Don't miss your opportunity.
Do you have the courage to follow your heart?
Your life could be over before
You ever had a chance to start.
Take what you can get while you can get it
And don't let anybody stand in your way.
If you've got what it takes, make them believe it.
They need to hear you from a mile away!
They say you were created to do great things,
But words only come to life when you believe.
Stop blending in.
Start speaking out!
Don't miss your opportunity.
Lift up your eyes discouraged one.
When you feel like giving up, when they say
It can't be done it's up to you
To show them why they're wrong.
Lift up your eyes discouraged one.
When you feel like giving up, when they say
It can't be done it's up to you
To show them why they're wrong.
Lift up your eyes discouraged one.
When you feel like giving up, when they say
It can't be done show them they're wrong!
What you do is up to you.
Follow your heart & you will never lose.
They say you were created to do great things,
But words only come to life when you believe!
You were created to do great things,
But words only come to life when you believe.
Stop blending in.
Start speaking out!
Don't miss your opportunity.
Reach for the sky!
Nothing's impossible when
You realize the strength is inside.
Embrace the struggle when it's all you can see.
Words only come to life when you believe.




7. MILES AWAY (FT. KELLIN QUINN OF SLEEPING WITH SIRENS)

I pack my bags and say goodbye
To my wife for what seems like the millionth time.
They said it gets easier, but they lied.
She looks at me and says "Really baby,
I will be just fine."
But then she looks away so I don't have to see her cry.

And that is when I ask myself,
How am I supposed to be everything they
Expect me to be?
When I feel so alone, because I left my heart at home.
She needs me, But I know they need me too.
So god give me the strength to do,
What you created me to do.

Well really I'm so thankful for the people
I meet, the places I've been and
The things I've seen.
But when she's not here it doesn't feel like
I'm living my dreams.
I know they say, that no one is perfect, but
I swear she's perfect for me.
And that makes it so much harder to leave.

How am I supposed to be everything they expect me to be?
When I feel so alone, because I left my heart at home.
She needs me, But I know they need me too.
So god give me the strength to do,
what you created me to do.

If you miss me, I'm just a phone call away.
Please be strong, Be strong for me.
I need you to show me, how to the change the inside of me
For my heart, for their sake,
Please be strong, be strong for me.

How am I supposed to be everything they expect me to be?
When I feel so alone, so alone.

How am I supposed to be everything they expect me to be?
When I feel so alone, because I left my heart at home.
She needs me, But I know they need me too.
So god give me the strength to do,
What you created me to do.




8. JEZEBEL

She's on the prowl,
She wants it all and she'll stop for nothing.
Everyone knows,
She well aware of the fact
That her self respect was long lost
On her search for something.

First in line,
To give iut up to the guy at the bar.
Buying two drink at a time
One track mind
It's disgusting that she thinks
She's got it all figured out.

But what she doesn't know,
Is that to is she's just another one of them.
Girls like you are a dime a dozen.

Just leave, just leave!
We're all better off without your disease, Disease!
Take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me.
It's obvious the stage is all that you see.
Take you pick from the willing but you'll never get me.

Just go!

The Innocent look on her face is all fake
She's worn out and worn down,
From all the one night stands.
Never any interest in a real man,
Or a love that will last.

Oh what a waste!
What a waste of a beautiful face (a beautiful face)
Was it the way she was raised,
Or just the terrible choices she's chosen to make?

Every nght it's all the same.
She steals another heart so she can drop another name.
Oh, what a shame!
You're all the same,
You're all the same.

All dressed up in purple and pink,
She'll so whatever it takes to get to VIP.
She thinks everyone want to see her down her knees.
But what she doesn't know is
Everyone just wants her to leave!

Just leave, just leave!
We're all better off without your disease, Disease!
Take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me.
It's obvious the stage is all that you see.
Take you pick from the willing but you'll never get me.

I can feel her staring at me from across the room.
She's got the worst intentions
And she smells like trouble and cheap perfume.
She's got one thing on her mind,
Her target locked in sight.
She never gets denied,
But tonight she'll be surprised.

She knows every word to every song I write.
So let's have a sing-a-long,
Hello, hello and goodbye!

One track mind
You want to check me off the list?
Yeah right!
The stage is all you see,
So take your pick from the willing but you'll never get me!




9. LOSING SIGHT (FT. DANNY WORSNOP OF ASKING ALEXANDRIA)

Wake me up, wake me up!
I can't remember when enough was enough.
I used to be so in love with this life
I live before it was corrupt.
Take me back to the me that wanted this more than anything,
The me that said I would give up everything
Just to live one night in the life I'm questioning.
Where is the inspiration I need?
How could I hate this?
I used to crave this!
I tell my stories as a form of release.
I need them just as much as they need me.
I always said I'd never waste a single second of this,
But sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks.
How could I be such a hypocrite?
I think about it all so far; what we've been through,
Who we were, who we are.
These days the weight of the world is on my shoulders.
I never thought it would be this hard.

They come to me to show them how they're supposed to be.
I don't want to let them down.
Lord give me the answers they seek,
The strength to give to the weak.
Give me the desire to plant the seed.
This is so much bigger than me.
I think I'm in over my head.

Jet lagged & restless & always beat down.
The rooms are full but I'm always alone.
This load is too much to carry on my own.
I always said I'd never waste a single second of this,
But sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks.
How could I be such a hypocrite?
We hold their hearts in the palms of our hands.
I don't want to take it for granted.
I don't want to waste the gift that I've been handed.
I dig deep for what I know I need;
To keep pushing forward, to keep moving!
But they expect so much from me.
I'm just a person, a human being.
I feel dead inside.
So burnt out from all I've seen.
Maybe I've gone blind from always being in the spotlight.
I always said I'd never waste a single second of this, but sometimes I find myself slipping through the cracks.
How could I be such a hypocrite?
We hold their hearts in the palms of our hands.
I don't want to take it for granted.
I don't want to waste the gift that I've been handed.
Why does the fire in my heart
Grow dimmer with each passing day?
Where is my passion?
Where is my flame?




10. GENERATION: HATE

You sit at home
Feeling so strong from behind that screen
But honestly do you think those words you're typing
Are gonna change anything?
Could it be this is just
An escape from all your insecurities?
Could it be your deepest secret
Is you wish that you were me?
Tell me what is it with this love to hate?
I think I'm starting to lose all my faith
This isn't how it's supposed to be!

You see everything in black and white!
Who are you to tell me what's wrong or right?
What could I possibly learn from someone like you?
You don't know the first thing about my life!

Say what you will
You know it all or at least you think you do
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care
But everyone knows that you don't have a clue
So say what you will
But you wouldn't last a day in my shoes!
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care but this is a war you will always lose

So go and disregard the blood, sweat, and tears
We she'd for you!
But who will have the upper hand when this is over
And I've done everything you wished you could do?
Stop wasting my time!
So full of things to say when you feel safe
Maybe I'll listen to you whine
The day you wanna say it to my face!

Bring it on!
So many mouths that love to run!
But I just laugh because I've been confronted by none

Say what you will
You know it all or at least you think you do
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care
But everyone knows that you don't have a clue
So say what you will
But you wouldn't last a day in my shoes!
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care but this is a war you will always lose

Say what you will
You know it all or at least you think you do
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care
But everyone knows that you don't have a clue
So say what you will
But you wouldn't last a day in my shoes!
Waste all your days complaining
You think we care but this is a war you will always lose

I'm calling out my generation!
This is an alarm
Can you hear it now?
It seems like "caring" is just a phase were over now

I'm calling out my generation!
You should be ashamed
Cause your the ones to blame!
This isn't how it's supposed to be...




11. VESSELS

(Instrumental)