Like Moths To Flames

The Dying Things We Live For tracks

Lyrics


1. NO KING

You become transparent when you’re held to the light
Even at your worst I tried to make the wrongs right
You pulled the wool over my eyes
Sick of burning at both ends
You push to break the bend
Never someone I’ll defend
Could’ve been should’ve been
You say it was never supposed to be this way
Built up to come crashing down with your name
Could’ve been should’ve been
You say it was never supposed to be this way
Return to dust the same way that you came
You should know better than anyone
The past can never be undone
Blank stares from the people you once knew
Your downfall is overdue
You’re no king
A broken crown sits at your feet
Pieces of what you used to be
You only see what you want to see
You become transparent when you’re held to the light
I think it’s time you learn to take loss in stride and walk away from what’s mine
Rock bottom and you’re falling faster every day
You’ll find no compassion
You’ll find no sympathy
Return to dust the same way that you came
There is no compassion
No sympathy
Return to dust the same way that you came
You’re no fucking king




2. THROWN TO THE WIND

I'm counting down until the day that I can close my eyes
Sick of the lows that come with the highs
I’m counting down until the day that I can reach past the light
To find there is no other side
Searching for hope becomes a disease
Too sick to live, too sick to bleed

You make things hard on yourself
When you start bleeding out for someone else
These are the numbered days
We can't erase
Don't spend a lifetime making the same mistakes
Over and over again
We cave in, without thinking
We throw ourselves to the wind
Over and over again
We cave in, without thinking
We throw ourselves to the wind

I'm counting down until the day
That the sun swallows the world whole and all of Hell follows
I'm counting down until the day there's nothing left inside me
And all my bones are hollowed out
Searching for hope becomes a disease
Too sick to live, too sick to fucking bleed

Too sick to fucking bleed, go
Too sick to bleed
(To sick to bleed)

You make things hard on yourself
When you start bleeding out for someone else
These are the numbered days
We can't erase
Don't spend a lifetime making the same mistakes
Over and over again
We cave in, without thinking
We throw ourselves to the wind
Over and over again
We cave in, without thinking
We throw ourselves to the wind

We throw ourselves to the wind
I'm so sick of all the lows that come with the highs
I'm so sick of all the lows that come with the highs




3. THE ART OF LOSING

If it wasn't for this bad luck that hangs up over my head,
I'd have no luck at all but maybe once I'd hope for the best.

What would it take to change my expiration date?
Sick of borrowing time I will never repay.

There's an art to losing every single thing you love.
Where do you turn when all you're left with is bad blood?

Is this what it's like, to be put back on the shelf?
Left to collect the dust of someone else.
The light in the back of the tunnel quickly fades to black.
Seasons change as I'm left in the past.

There's no home sweet home when you're sinking underneath just like a stone. Sinking down, sinking down alone.
There's no home sweet home.

Nothing left to believe in.
Everything I know is slipping away.
Right down the drain.
Is this all in vain?

Nothing left to fight for.
Every new chance brought another door, slammed in my face.
Yet I still came back for more.

Too stubborn to swallow my pride.
Afraid to admit that I've been set aside.
Taken out of the limelight.

What would it take to change my expiration date?
Sick of borrowing time that I will never repay.

There's an art to losing every single thing you love.
Where do you turn when all you're left with is bad blood?

Nothing left to believe in.
Nothing left to fight for




4. FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE

I'm trapped inside a cynical way of thinking
Why even bother with a world that pulls me down when I'm sinking?
What I'd give to be naive
The only way I can feel is to disconnect myself from everything
If you can't come to terms with the life that I choose to lead
Stay the fuck away from me
If you can't come to terms with the life I choose to lead
Stay away from me

I won't get stuck on looking back
We're all so guilty of wanting what we'll never have
Fight fire with fire, there is no desire in me
To be like anything you want to see
I'll write you off, write it all off
No second thoughts
You can trace the lines to connect the dots
Write you off, write it all off
No second thoughts
You can trace the lines to connect the dots

Nothing gold can stay
Every breath you take will bring you closer to your dying day
Too much time to contemplate the black and white
I refuse to sell my soul for a place to die

I don't owe the world a god damn thing
I don't owe the world a god damn thing
I don't owe the world a single thing
And I won't get stuck on looking back
I won't get stuck

I won't get stuck on looking back
We're all so guilty of wanting what we'll never have
Fight fire with fire, there is no desire in me
To be like anything you want to see
I'll write you off, write it all off
No second thoughts
You can trace the lines to connect the dots
Write you off, write it all off
No second thoughts
You can trace the lines to connect the dots

So if you can't come to terms with the life that I choose to lead
Stay the fuck away from me
Stay away from me
I don't owe the world a god damn thing
Stay away from me




5. NEVER REPENT

I’ll spit back every word that you threw in my face
Hell is home either way
Another nail in the coffin
For the first time in days, I see clearly
I won’t lead myself blindly to the light
There’s no truth that will give me peace of mind

What did you expect?
For me to bow down and beg for forgiveness?
I won't give in
How does it feel for your words to be irrelevant?
Just know that there will be no song of grace to lead you in
No holy water that will rid you of your sins
There will be no light to pull you from the dark side
Left to decay inside your own lies

Fiction will never become fact
To each their own
We all breathe our last breath alone
Fiction will never become fact
All hope is dead and gone
He’s never coming back
I will bear a new cross to show what I’ve lost

Speak now or forever hold your tongue
When you look up to the sky above, do you feel anything but empty love?
The dying things you’re living for

Give it up
Give it up

There will be no song of grace to lead you in
No holy water that will rid you of your sins
There will be no light to pull you from the dark side
Left to decay inside your own lies

I will never repent
My blood’s already been spent
Choke on the words you preach
You’re not heaven sent
I will never beg for your forgiveness
I will never repent




6. THE GIVE AND TAKE

Face to face with the bad; with the good
I will rest in peace forever misunderstood

This is the give and take
No place to dream in a world that never falls asleep
Another rat in a cage
Empty words fill every page
A never-ending race to finish lines I can’t achieve
In this weightless state I’ve become so empty

The damage is already done, but the worst is yet to be seen
No wishful thinking
A slate that can’t be wiped clean
Here and now is all we know
Until we’re forced to let go,
I’d give it up to find a new home
A place that I can call my own
Damned if I do damned if I don’t

An infinite climb
We’re told to walk along a thin line
Can’t fall out of place
I’ll speak my mind
I won't go quietly into the dark abyss that waits for me

There is no way of life
Worthy of this mother fucking sacrifice
There is no way of life
Worthy of this sacrifice

We all expire
Time waits for no one
We will burn under the same sun
Stained black
Every broken soul that’s left
We all expire before we exist

The damage is done




7. HISTORY REPEATS

It comes and goes in waves
Will there ever be a life worth all the pain?
While they’re building you up, you’ve gotta prepare for the hang
Bitter winds blow in to remind you of time you spent killing yourself
To find an empty bed
Killing yourself to find a place to rest your head

Nothing green on the other side
Death has no compromise
History repeats the same routine again
It’s hard to play this game when you can never win
Caught between everything that you need to be
And what you want for the world to see
It’s hard to live with yourself when neither side can be pleased

It comes and goes in waves
Will there ever be a life worth all this pain?
When there’s nothing left for them to take, you leave out the same way you came
Bitter winds blow in to remind you of the things you’ll miss
Killing yourself to find a better way to live
Killing yourself to find a meaning in this

Learned to love the misery and lack of company that death is promising me
Learned to love the misery and all of the tragedy that death is promising me

A little hope will get you nowhere at all
You reap what you sow
We are not eternal

It comes and goes in waves
Will there ever be a life worth all this pain?
While they’re building you up, you’ve gotta prepare for the hang
Bitter winds blow in to remind you of the time you spent killing yourself
To find an empty bed
Killing yourself to find a place to rest your head

We are not eternal




8. WASTED DAYS

They always seem to kick me when I’m down
What a way for them to tell me I’m worth nothing more than dirt on the ground
Just pull the chair from underneath my feet and throw me out into the cold streets

They say some things are better left unsaid
To know the truth would be too much for me to comprehend
Force fed to believe there’s something more for me
Set up to fail with no chance to succeed

Wasted days spent watching my life pass by
Take me away
Back to a better time where I’m not standing in line ready to die
I know I’ve been here before, questioning everything
Left with my heart on the floor

Kick me when I’m down
Numb to the pain
A face with no name
Just pull the chair from underneath my feet and throw me out into the cold streets

They say some things are better left unsaid
To know the truth would be too much for me to comprehend
What you see is never what you get
Distorted hope for the hopeless

In sickness and health
This black cloud will follow me ‘til I’m burning in hell




9. DESTINED FOR DIRT

Left for the vultures alone to rot
You’re nothing but a shadow of a person that I forgot
A silhouette to remind me of what I’m not
You’re just a shade; a duller color than you used to be
Death is a lesson that you’ll learn the hard way

Too little too late
I’ll watch you manipulate every beautiful thing you’ve seen
You’re just the scum left underneath
Too little too late
Such a bittersweet way to relive hate
With darker days ahead
Hard to love with a heart that’s already dead

Born destined for dirt
Truth should hurt
I wish you nothing but the worst

There’s no time you’ll get back
No matter what you give, when the clock runs out you’ll be left to relive all that you tried to hide away
There’s no escape from the skeletons you keep in your grave

Too little too late
I’ll watch you manipulate every beautiful thing you’ve seen
You’re just the scum left underneath
Too little too late
There’ll be no use for a name on your grave
No one will remember you anyway

When fate decides it’s time for you to die
I’ll be the one to pull the noose tight
When fate decides, I'll be the one to pull the noose tight

Death is a lesson that you’ll learn the hard way




10. WITHER

If all you love is everything that’s killing you
I know your pain and what you’re going through
I swear it never rains anymore; only pours
A different day with the same war

If all you love is everything that’s eating you up
I know your pain
You feel like you’ve had enough
You’ve lost so much you don’t keep score
A different day fighting the same war

To say a prayer would mean I had some faith
But I guess distance got the best of me
All it did was teach me how to hate
We’re all devils in our own hells trying to escape
Memories we can’t erase

Good things never come; I give up
Grown to love not being enough
Remove me from the frame
A picture that was meant to fade away
Wither away to grey

To say a prayer would mean there’s a glimpse of hope in me
That’s something that I’ve never seen, but I’d walk on water if it made me believe
It’s only sink of swim
There’s no chance for me with these concrete limbs
I know all your love is the cause of your grief
I know exactly how you feel
You’re the same as me
We’re all devils in our own hells