Ice Nine Kills

Safe Is Just a Shadow tracks

Lyrics

1. PROXIMITY MINES IN THE COMPLEX

You're not god

There's nothing left that you can give back
And nothing left to gain
Surrounded by choices that you don't have
Throw the book or turn the page

Safe is just a shadow that circumstances change
To hide the world around us from the fate we can't escape

So give it up, give it in
Give me something to die for
Hands down- this is goodbye
Show them all what it means to just let go
I'll be there by your side

Will we sink or swim this time i know there's nothing left in my body to give you
If we fall we fall- let's roll the dice
This is not goodnight
This is goodbye

Danger in the shadows where it all begins
To hide the world around us from the candlelight within

It won't do to just let em' bleed
Let's give em' something that leaves a scar
Something that means we are never falling to our knees

And if they only want your heart
Let them be easily amused until the right arrives at the jaw

You burned your last bridge tonight
This isn't goodnight
This is goodbye




2. BUILDINGS BURN, PEOPLE DIE

I've cried out the lies you spit back to me
I've been stabbed in the throat
There's no room to breathe
Try to scream

Ten years of bleeding out , and in seconds destroy me?
Have you learned your lesson now
And was it worth what i paid for

I've lost it all -my dearest vision
I'll take what is left and become what was meant to be
I've lost it all
You ripped the past apart
I'll have to find a way

To rebuild history and what you took from me
But i'd die before i could give up on me
Cuz i can't erase dreams so easily
I have tried

You've clawed your way out and the consequence is
You've learned to live with doubt
I hope it haunts you forever

Again i'll find my will
And i'll take back what's mine
A new found strength will take the throne tonight

I've lost it all
(but i will find a way)
Watch as you fall
(to leave you behind me)
I've lost it all
I'll take this chance alone
I'll have to find a way
I'll find a way
To leave you behind me

You ripped the past apart
And i'll find my way




3. CHRIS BROWN'S LATEST HIT

Misdirected with no one to follow
My eyes are burning to believe
We'll raise the stakes and take the chance that there's no tomorrow
My eyes are burning to believe

But i don't need eyes to see you
And through the flames this tastes like denial
All aboard the sinking ship now

I choose to jump though the shoreline is miles away
I'm not afraid

And maybe i bought the stories
But there's something that screams
There's darkness beneath
And i've got my reason to believe

You can run but i've found you before
You want this life?
Then i'll give you something to die for
You sacrificed our name to get fucked
God help you
You gave us the dirt to bury you alive

And maybe i bought the stories
But there's something that screams
There's darkness beneath
And i've got my reason to believe
That you know that i know
That you're all for show
There's still something that screams to leave
My eyes are burning to believe

You think you can take me?
I'll give you one chance to bail out
Or stand tall
Let's redefine playing for keeps

Take us?
Have you learned nothing from this?
You can't take us
Our will is stronger than greed
Take us?
You can't take us
And this will is all we need

You brought yourself this misery
My eyes are burning to believe
You cant deny the feeling there's no loss of love just bleeding




4. NEWTON'S THIRD LAW OF KNIVES TO THE BLACK

You can't help yourself
Drawn like a child to a hand grenade
Swinging the shiny rings with a smile and no clue what a mess you've made

Tell me what it's like
Having everything at once
Before i show you what it's like to lose control

You're gonna cry for me to stop
But i'll decide when you've had enough
You wanna die? Well that's fucking tough
You'll have to wait until i'm done with you

As if anything i could say could save us
We're not worth the makeup that runs away from your eyes

You can't help yourself
You gotta stick your hands into everything
You better watch those fingers girl- fates got a way with a razor blade

Tell me what it's like
When there's nothing left to give
Because you've spent your life searching for yourself
You're gonna scream that you're stuck
You're gonna blame it all on luck
You're gonna change?
The jig is up so now you answer for what you've done

Cause i've got a long list of question
And you've got a whole lot of lying to do to cover up your confusion at the time
Just say you're done
Cause you can be quite convincing when you want to be

Fall to your knees
Lie to me lie to me
I beg of you i beg of you
In a fashion that bleeds sincerity
Just well versed enough for me to believe

So i can tell you what it's like when there's nothing you can do




5. SO THIS IS MY FUTURE

If they mean nothing let them go
I can't remember what it feels like on my own
I say nothing to prove they have capacity to
Love anything but themselves

But I believe in dinosaurs because i've seen their bones
Keep digging for the skulls of good intentions and a selfless corpse
That reeks of honest efforts to make things work

Lost forever are our former selves
Can you show me proof they ever lived
Or are they tainted memories of a wishful mind
That's looking for a reason to forgive

If they mean nothing let them go
Are those hands around the shoulders or the throat
Or maybe a bit of both

Try not to cringe at the applause of the opposition
Your twice the fool and half the liar and they're on to you

I say nothing to prove they have capacity to
Love anything but themselves

And I keep digging a search for peace
It's just a shell with nothing underneath
But I believe in dinosaurs because i've seen their bones
So maybe buried evidence will tell me what i've always known

If they mean nothing let them go
Between the good and bad I'm stuck with what I know




6. ACCEPTANCE IN THE WAVES

Well I think you took your chances
You gotta take the consequences
And you'll never know
I'm holding on
Let go

Cause I'm not so sure
You look so good
And I've seen this all before
And this could be real
Even if it is

It's not enough, it's not enough
And it's never gonna be
Between the lies and love I'll rise above
And I'll find away to leave
Now it's inside of us inside of us
It's the price of being free
And it's the price I was willing to pay
If that's all it takes

And if it won't make any difference
I'm gonna make my peace with silence
And if it takes a toll
It takes it's toll
You'll never know

That I'm not so sure
You can't stand still
And I've have seen this all before
If this is real
I can't take it even if it is

Because it's not enough
A thousand words can't paint you a picture of what you deserve

Cause this is something I can't live for
And this is one thing I can say
That I know the way down
Is the way out for me

We'll find a way
To throw away what we had today
I'd kill myself just to find a way
Cause I know the way down
Is the way out for me




7. RED SKY WARNING

Dark clouds tie down the sails
Brace yourself for the waves
It's all lost fight for yourselves
There's no one left to save

And I can't find the words to tell you that I failed
We could have beat the distance but the time prevailed
And our breaths the only thing to hold on to

The memories of shore
And the red sky that warned you
Of the lightning igniting the sky
This ship is going down
Nowhere to run
And the worst is yet to come

And I'm not through yet but I'm running out of plans
Not for nothing but you left this all in my hands
And where there are lies there are shadows of truth
And if I told you that we'd be alright
I know you'd see the
Dark clouds tie down the sails
Brace yourself for the waves
It's all lost

Night can come at anytime but morning only once
When the stars are too far to follow you'll know to remember tomorrow's
Red sky morning
Red sky warning

Make up your min
Trust me and dive into the cold
I'll wait for rescue
On your own
While I try desperately to float

And as the water rises you can doubt your choices
There are voices in your head
Drowning the sense that drives you senseless
The end is coming

The memories of shore
And the red sky that warned you
Of the lightning igniting the sky
This ship is going down
Nowhere to run
And the worst is yet to come




8. THE PEOPLE UNDE THE STAIRS

There was a time it seemed so long ago
The world was painted gold
Before the hope began to corrode
And all the people awoke to the cold
That they had let the evil grow

And then came the masses
We questioned the presence of god
Can anyone hear us?
These cries, these screams , will these footsteps be our last

So they let us die the hate behind the smiles- it took them by surprise
And the silence left us hanging while we lit up like the 4th of july
If ignorance is peace pretend we didn't say never again
And let forever belong to the dead

The time is now
This chance could be your soul redemption
Or these tombs will bear your denial, deception, and tragedy
One that you'll help build when you let us burn
Biting off your nails won't heal the scratches on your eyes

And there is no excuse
There is no lie big enough to hide behind
The blinding lights struck the people divided
What were they waiting for

Our time is now




9. THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

How could this happen?
Am I dreaming again?
Her body’s not moving, I’m assuming she’s dead.

This isn’t a fucking game.
There’s somebody’s life at stake.
She’s covered in bruises,
but the truth is that I never committed the crime
'cause I know I could never hurt a fly.
Then how’d she lose her life?
You're in denial.
What you've implied has burned and stripped
the whites of my eyes.
But what went on that night?

“Listen closely as I tell you I’m not who I seem.
I’m gonna touch you 'cause I like it when you scream.
I want to watch you when you’re sleeping and thinking of me. ”
And that’s what he told her when he killed her.
That son of a bitch took away my girl.
He’s gonna pay for it right now.

'Cause you might think you're in love,
And he might promise you the world.
Don't believe what he says.
He's not real.
It's murder and this is it.

My God, you better fear me 'cause I'm gonna find you.
'Cause i'll be out in six months
With his address and a shotgun
And a promise for justice that night.
And i’ll be standing at the crime
So they can throw me back in prison for my life.
If that could bring you back to me.

Last night I dreamed we had a future and you were alive.
It was springtime on our wedding day;
There were birds in the sky.
The sun was glowing; it was beautiful and everyone was there.
I still can’t believe that you're gone.
I’m so lost.
I’m sorry, I'm sorry.
Don’t go. Oh please God, no.

'Cause you might think you're in love,
And he might promise you the world.
Don't believe what he says.
He's not real.
He's just a murderer.

I think that I've had enough.
He says, “You're too late.
I’ve got a hole to dig and you think that I’ve over-reacted?
She was just so cute.
I can't resist 'cause I’m a sucker for promiscuous action. "
So tell me. Just tell me.
Tell me the truth.

'Cause you might think you're in love,
And he might promise you the world.
Don't believe what he says.
He's not real. He's a murderer.

'Cause i've been lying awake
From this nightmare I feel betrayed.
I gave my life, but you took it away.

Am I dead? Or am I still breathing?

'Cause you’ve stolen the love of my life,
So you’ll be sleeping with the fishes tonight.

Now listen -
I’m not religious, but i’ve learned to pray for her.
I’m not a violent man, but people can change.
So while you’re sleeping,
I’ll slit your throat and drain your blood
And mail it to your mother.
She’ll discover what a mess you become.
I think she might like that, 'cause I fucking do.

'Cause you might think you're in love,
And he might promise you the world.
Don't believe what he says.
He's not real. He's a murderer.

'Cause i've been lying awake
From this nightmare I feel betrayed.
I gave my life, but you took it away.

There's not a day that goes by. . .




10. EVIDENCE ON FIRE

Taking everything as a sign of the divine
Or of a purpose that you're never going to find

In every second you can find a tragedy
Coincidence can be dismissed as meant to be.

And you'll have what's left
Anyone's guess is better than a quest for meaning or enlightenment
That never ends.

Making promises changes honest men into shadows chasing lies
When it's all just a game of faking love to hold your place
From side to side face to face
Not getting by without a taste

In every second you can find a tragedy
Coincidence can be dismissed as meant to be.

Something cold is grabbing for my chest [4x]

And it's not letting go
And I'll never know
If it's the doubt or the faith or the love
Or the hate or the fear that it's all for show

Something cold is grabbing for my chest