Chiodos

The Heartless Control Everything tracks

Lyrics


1. COMPROMISE OF 1984

Came to compromise for all of me that has withered up and,
Faded like a fallen sunset.
Came to compromise and let this music paint our silence
Like a fallen sunset.

And it's each beat pounding in my head.
This too familiar sound of failure
This song I can't get out of my head.
This too familiar sound repeating
Every note making up for words unsaid.
This too familiar sound
We've all sang this same hymn of infatuation.

We're making up for each bitter tongue,
Letting the world know in different ways.
Taking our feelings we can't express,
And showcasing them as if, as if they really mattered.

Here we go
Save me (Save me)

These strings are the only ones connected to my heart,
That no one can play with.
These are the only strings connected to my heart,
That no one can play with.
We're letting the world know

We're making up for each bitter tongue,
We both are letting the world know in different ways.
Taking our feelings we can't express,
And showcasing them as if, as if they really mattered.




2. RAINCLOUDS FOR EYEBALLS

It's safe to come out now,
No one is around,
This sugar coated donut lost its flavor long ago.
And I just don't know what to think,
When your disguise begins to show.
Now I know,
I always think to slow.

'Cause I never
Thought I would miss
Our sweet forever
Of passion violence
But I can't forget
The wretched torment
It's on its noose
And hung beneath my ribs

You're hung beneath my ribs...

Can't you see,
Can't you see,
Why can't you see?

My heart is branded,
It's all your fault.
You're hanging from my ribs,
And I hope you fall.
My heart is branded,
It's all your fault.
You're hanging from my ribs,
And I hope you fall...

'Cause I never
Thought I would miss
Our sweet forever
Of passion violence
But I can't forget
The wretched torment
It's on its noose
And hung beneath my ribs




3. RAVISHING MATT RUTH

This melody never seemed quite right
Nothing you could ever sing along to
Eerie rhythms creeping through doors

If I close my eyes
Count to ten you will never see me
You won't ever see me
You won't ever see me

Hide in sanction
I'll show you how I bury myself tonight
This fear runs through my veins

Run run as fast as you can
Never look behind and never turn around
Run run till I find who I am
Never look behind and never turn around

Run run as fast as you can
Never look behind and never turn around
Run till I find who I am
Never look behind and never turn around

As I fall face down
I was young and now I still remember, still remember
Everything and all the pain you caused
But now I can't resist these evil thoughts
I still remember
I still remember everything
All the pain you caused
I'm living in this misery resisting evil thoughts
I still remember everything
All the pain you caused
I'm living in this misery resisting evil thoughts

This is what's been haunting me
Beaten tossed around blatantly
I scream out loud
I scream out loud
I can't scream any louder




4. VACATION TO HELL

Let's let the memories drift away
Let's let the memories drift away

I'm taking down these pictures of you on my wall
these scars still bleed and
I'm letting them drip on our past
I'm torn between decision and dead reckoning
if I'm not fair then tell me, why do you still care?

"Get out the car and walk away"
I said with dried tears in my eyes hoping
You'd ignore my words
You slammed the door and spun around as fast as you could
To get away from all this mess

So take this night
(So take this night)
and search for your answers
I know you'll find what's right
And you'll still put me through hell

I'm taking down these pictures of you on my wall
These scars still bleed and
I'm letting them drip on our past
I'm torn between decision and dead reckoning
If I'm not fair then tell me, why do you still care?

These scars run deep and they cover me
Like an open wound without breathing room
I can't heal like this but it's you I miss
This war won't end

These words are coming out slowly and I mean it when
I say I need you this war won't end
you keep your heart where I can barely reach it and yet
It's right in front of me
This war won't end
It'd be better off for the both of us if we'd took these
Truths and walk away this war won't end

I'm taking down these pictures of you on my wall
These scars still bleed
And I'm letting them drip on our past
I'm torn between decision and dead reckoning
If I'm not fair then tell me, why do you still care?




5. THE LOVER AND THE LIAR

[Whispers if you play backwards:]
How does it feel to know that you've taken someone's smile

We're on a search to find the feeling for which we all die
It appeared the answer to the problem
And a reason to smile

Two lost hearts and one caught in the middle
They came together and the other fell apart
It appeared the answer to the problem
I have no reason to smile

The connection... eyes meeting
Lips touching... screaming "Sweet sayonara"
And the other gracious sounds of Claudio
Sweat, spit, and tears exchanged alike
Mistakes made and forgiveness but the eyes still met
And the lover still loved and the liar still lied

Then came the downfall to one's heaven stuck
In a world where nothing is beautiful
The nail was in the coffin...it hadn’t been buried yet
Nothing but an open casket for him to kneel and weep
(A lover and liar the pain finally
Stopping for him to try and take his own life)
(And the blood of a body that was once so pure)

It's come together,
It's time to change what the script reads
There's no such thing as happy endings
This masterpiece is finally ending slowly
Microphone psychiatry...good-bye for good

It's come together,
It's time to change what the script reads
There's no such thing as happy endings
This masterpiece is finally ending slowly
Microphone psychiatry...

Two lost hearts and one caught in the middle
They came together and the other fell apart
It appeared the answer to the problem
I have no reason to smile

Cravings fulfilled hate on oneself...good-bye for good.




6. HARHAWAY LANE

Why don't you use your knives,
Continue to stick them in my face
Leave them to be our memories
That I plan to lose
Just like I lost you

I guess I'll just cope with what I can't control
After all it means the best for the both of us

At night when you hear me breathing
Under the covers is where you'll find me
Trying to escape your endless reign of terror
Stale sweat running all over my body
I'm drowning in my dreams
I'm drowning in my dreams
I can't wake now
I'll sleep forever
I can't wake now

What if tomorrow never comes
How will I know you loved me?
I just need something to live for
So I'll never die again.
What if tomorrow never comes
How will I know you loved me?
I just need something to live for
So I'll never die again. Again.




7. BULLS HAVE HORNS

Last night your taste was beautiful
But my tongue doesn't know the truth
Cause when it's drown in poison chemicals
I see the better side of you
Our promise was that we would save ourselves before
Our minds lost all control
But then our clothes hit the floor
Now today you called and told me that it only hurts more

The phone's been off the hook for three hours now
My heart beats fast as the pulse of the tone
Blocking conversation I'm hiding from your lies
Lies that make you take back what's been said
I'm so angry it's hard to even talk anymore
With words as my weapons
I would say to you
Now it's over

No shields can prevent these sharp syllables
I tell myself you'll never let go
(You will never let this go)
Still I'm the one who is blamed for this

Lies depicted a remainder of trust
Something deeper than a story

Will you hold my eyelids open as
I paste your blood on my pupils
Then teach me to see with my ears
So I'll find out what true beauty really is

Why can't I take back all the time that I wasted on you
And use on friends that won't bring me down
Because everytime it seems the same way
And I know that they're there for me and they hate to see
I'm ruined
So give me one good reason why you're still in love

I see you standing all alone
And if that one good reason is not enough
I want to be let go
Just give me on good reason why you're still in love