Carry It with Me

by A Deathbed Promise

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released May 23, 2017

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Track Name: Drown with the World
Verse 1:
Dear Shepard, I am the sheep who's gone astray
The others led me to the water
Where you anchored a heavy price to pay
For your wretched sons and daughters
And now I'm sinking
And now I'm sinking

Chorus:
(Don't let me drown with the world)
I'll accept anything you have to offer me
(If my salvation's unearned)
Leave me lying at the bottom of the sea

Verse 2:
I am the wolf treading your tides
Speaking in tongues, leading your blind
Wasted away pulled by the waves
Misunderstood, trying to change

Chorus:
(Don't let me drown with the world)
I'll accept anything you have to offer me
(If my salvation's unearned)
Leave me lying at the bottom of the sea

Bridge:
I see you in the distance
Won't you take my hand
Reach down here and save me
Track Name: '92
Verse 1:
Hold my hand
I need to take another breath
My words were ripped from my throat
And driven through my chest
They don't understand
I recall the burning of my lungs
From breathing in the violent fumes
Jumping off their tongues

Breathe it in

Chorus:
For tonight
I'm going to pick myself back up
Brush it off and tell them of
All that they've undone
And for tonight
I'll make them clean this up
I'll brush it off
I'll brush it off

Verse 2:
They're not listening
They'll put up a fight and shut me out
They do this over and over again
They do this over and over again
I'm coming out of my skin
This tension wearing through the seams
I can't make out where it belongs
Or exactly what this means

Breathe it in

Chorus:
For tonight
I'm going to pick myself back up
Brush it off and tell them of
All that they've undone
And for tonight
I'll make them clean this up
I'll brush it off
I'll brush it off

Bridge:
So hold my hand
They don't understand
They're not listening
They're never listening
No, they're not listening
They never listen

Chorus:
For tonight
I'm going to pick myself back up
Brush it off and tell them of
All that they've undone
And for tonight
I'll make them clean this up
I'll brush it off
I'll brush it off
All that they've undone
Track Name: Beautifully Unplanned
Verse 1:
I'm picking up the pieces
From the clutter in my mind
Finding answers to questions
Of a life confined

Chorus:
So save yourself
I can't bridge the gap
Between heaven and hell
I wanted this for so long
But I can not carry the weight
Beautifully unplanned
But you were never a mistake

Verse 2:
I'm cleaning out the skeletons
Isolated from the outside
And exposing the demons
That cower and hide

Chorus:
So save yourself
I can't bridge the gap
Between heaven and hell
I wanted this for so long
But I can not carry the weight
Beautifully unplanned
But you were never a mistake

Bridge:
I didn't mean to hurt you
Just getting my head straight
My apologies are worthless
When they are just too late

Chorus:
So save yourself
(I've failed you before and I'll do it again)
I can't bridge the gap
Between heaven and hell
(Just leave me here)
I wanted this for so long
But I can not carry the weight
Beautifully unplanned
But you were never a mistake
Track Name: Puppeteer
Verse 1:
Well hello puppeteer
What fun games we'll play today
You be the tortured soul
I'll be an object in the way
If your illness is your excuse
For the way that you behave
Know I'm just like you
The black dog follows me too

Though I can't seem to spare your attention
Tangled up by your expectations
Hung up, pushed to the side
Trimmed face, but we're dead inside
Your mistakes are the gasoline
That flood my dependency
I'll light a match just to draw your eyes
Now watch me ignite

Chorus:
So yank me around, yank me around
Tie me down, tie me down
Then when I finally stand up for myself
In the midst of everything
You walk out

Verse 2:
The scenes always change
But my place remains the same
In the truth you try not to see
And the only one left is me
I singed the strings and lost control
I'm going to watch it all unfold
No turning back now
This is the way
Things will have to stay

Chorus:
So yank me around, yank me around
Tie me down, tie me down
Then when I finally stand up for myself
In the midst of everything
You walk out

Bridge:
All I wanted was you to see me
Burning bright
Instead you up and left us
Without a fight
So you just throw me away
Just like the coward you portray
But stand still because here's the page turner
I'm putting you on the back burner
And it will

Tear you apart, tear you apart
Little remorse from your work of art
So don't even try to stand up for yourself
In the midst of everything
I'll feed you to the sharks
Track Name: Within Me
Verse 1:
I'm walking away from the gate
I know this won't be the last time we see each other
2008 was just a bad year
And I still feel like I'm the one to blame
For that early morning
When I saw you for myself

Chorus:
I've come to see clearly
You will always be near me
And there is hope in the middle of the storm
So hold me close now
I'm going to get to you somehow
I'll come knocking at your door
I'll come knocking at your door

Verse 2:
You know, I wish it was me laying in that hospital bed
Eight damn years with nothing to show
But within me is the promise I made
I carry it with me the promise I made
For you

Chorus:
I've come to see clearly
You will always be near me
And there is hope in the middle of the storm
So hold me close now
I'm going to get to you somehow
I'll come knocking at your door
I'll come knocking at your door
Track Name: Strangers
Verse 1:
Straps on her heels
For some crumpled dollar bills
A body full of pills
So she doesn't have to feel
The still eyes that sit in silence
And the hands that are prone to violence
Beaten down by the men that she trusted

Chorus:
She's running away from her life
No longer to be the victim
She says
"I'm carving myself out the picture, but leaving a stain only you could remember
I'm putting this all behind me, but leaving a stain only you could remember."

Verse 2:
The fingerprints of kin
Draw the stories in his skin
Revulsion latches on
And worms its way in
It worms its way in
It's so disgusting
It's so disgusting

Chorus:
He's running away from his life
No longer to be the victim
He says
"I'm carving myself out the picture, but leaving a stain only you could remember
I'm putting this all behind me, but leaving a stain only you could remember"

Bridge:
We could be the change
(Change)
We could be the change
(Change)
We are the strangers
That you don't see
We are

Running away from our lives
No longer to be the victims
We say
"We're carving ourselves out the picture, leaving a stain only you could remember
And putting this all behind us, leaving a stain only you could remember."
(You could remember)
Track Name: S.S.D.D.
Verse 1:
Spiraling Down
Is this all I have to look forward to?
A mirror's image of a boy who hasn't got a clue
What to do next
What's to prove next

Chorus:
Soft spoken words
Fail hard
To produce a message
I want to go back
Restart
Erasing all the damage
Burnt out on being alive
I'm ready to start living

Verse 2:
Looking up
My ideals clouding the airspace
While self-doubt reigns me down
Into the same place
Of what to do next
What's to prove next

Chorus:
Soft spoken words
Fail hard
To produce a message
I want to go back
Restart
Erasing all the damage
Burnt out on being alive
I'm ready to start living

Bridge:
Same routine on a different day
I'm just a time bomb ticking away
The closer I get to the end I find
I don't want to fall inside the lines