Bent Life

by Bent Life

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released May 25, 2012



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MWB. B9 Records.

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Track Name: Unlearn
UNLEARN (featuring Matt Anderson from Purgatory)

Left for dead
I can’t forget it
I couldn’t see the words spelled out in front of me
You pulled away
I didn’t notice
Couldn’t have given you a better reason to leave
Try and try
Exceed the limit
Accept the fact that there’s things that I could do
Try to hold on to what’s good, what’s left inside of you
But tell me, what’s the use?

Unlearn to satisfy
Your selfish point of view
Separate from the lies
Unlearn to need you

They say it never shows
You found a way to exorcise my ghost
I’d hate to see what you see
When your eyes are closed
I’d hate to know what you know
But I could drag the past into the light
and help you remember me.
The harsh truth was that you were never coming back again.
That took so long to see.
You’d tear your life apart for everything
You wanted everything
There’s nothing left to take from me
I only wanted love
I only needed trust
You couldn’t give a fuck
Track Name: Tied To The Earth
Tied to the earth
Burdened to carry the weight
The world’s still spinning while your minds in a cage
Wish for the ugly hand of fate to remove your soul until a shell remains
Shackled and blind, begging to see
Lock the door and bury the fucking key

Chained to a world
A thousand eyes on me
Left on display for everyone to see
Set aside to take the blame
Beaten down and left to choke on the pain
Some things never change

I’d rather die with my hands united
Than walk through this world not living my own life
Constant lies since the day I was born
Forced to live by society’s norms
Discontent, resit the mold
Refuse a future under mind control
So every moment of every day
I search for the strength inside to break away
But some things never change
Track Name: Love To Lose
Earned the right to buy until you’re sold
Was it worth your life to strive to fit the mold?
A millions ways to overlook the truth
But I can give you the answer: No
Dead inside, you’re left without a soul to save
You held the key but couldn’t leave the cage
Another empty face that never tried to change
Put on the suit, step into the grave
There’s nothing left for you

But I’m as anxious as I ever have been
And I refuse to let this light burn out
I want the struggle
I want to bleed
I need to know that something still makes my heart beat
Your life is given a choice that always ends with a noose
And I get cheated out of every chance I take
But I love to lose
Track Name: Dog Days
It’s been so long since I’ve lost myself
I try to hide it but I know it shows
I cut myself off from reality
And slipped away with the undertow
It’s so easy to be held down by the weight of doubt
Add up the days since I saw you last
And burn from the inside out
The hourglass has cracked; still time drags on

I’m sick of living my life in spite of you
I’m sick of losing sleep
I wish that I could try and tell the truth
Instead of lying through my teeth
Running through all my thoughts on me and you
A cycle on repeat
Let the rotations cease and finally see:
The only one that I’ve been losing here is me
You watched me slip, you let me sink
And I fell out of reach
Your hands were tied
But mine were free to ruin everything that was good around me
Wounds heal in time
But this hate inside is mine to keep

My mind is a sinking ship beneath the empty sea
My heart is a burning home
But you’re not what I need
This isn’t what I need
Track Name: The Hard Way
What more could I say about a feeling that I just can’t erase?
Now because of you, I leave my trust in few
Another lesson that I learned the hard way
But I tried, and I tried, hell…I tried to be content within misery
But every time that I close my eyes it’s your goddamn face I see
You’ve fooled everyone but me
You’re a wolf preying on the sheep
Play and act and hide behind the mask of a man with humility
I see- but I can’t believe it’s come to this
Discontent, emotionless
But you’re no better than anything you’ve ever fucking stood against
It’s true – retribution’s due
Accept your punishment
You have nothing left to lose

Bury beneath my skin
I’m only sorry that I put my trust in you
The regret of ever letting you in is the only that keeps me chained to you
You think you slipped away
But you and I know that you’ll never change
Bide my time until the wrongs are right
I never got a chance to let you feel my pain
I can’t wait until I see you again

All this time won’t help you leave my mind
It’s worth the cost if it takes my whole life
As dead as you and finally we’ll be face to face on the other side

A bitter taste that never swayed with age
A fact to face that you and I are the same
So every word and all the hurt will remain
People like us don’t change