THE SUN WILL RISE AND LEAD ME HOME

LYRICS BY KEVIN DYE

 

 

a vague ambition

on the horizon, there’s a hope we’ll all amount to greater things
but we let the paths to them get broken
why do we accept that we’ll never reach an end
where vices and regrets are not the truth, and not the cure

this won’t ever stop, we are lying to ourselves

between the margins, there’s a marginal desire to be something
but we let the words written within them hold us back
why let this context become the meaning when it’s just
a pretense of abstract convictions never meant to be

we can’t help ourselves, can’t turn it around
this won’t ever stop, we are lying to ourselves


walls

act like you’re ashamed
that there’s nothing left inside your frame
but i know that you buried what once was deep inside a maze
sincerity led astray, you’re terrified
the face you show the world is who you really are
the crutch you call a name
safe in the haven of commonplace
you’re in a cycle you can’t escape

tear down the walls that confine us all and we can start again
tear down the walls, it’s so beautiful to be where we began

afraid of what’s behind
you loathe the other side
but it’s here you’ll feel awake
together we will tear down the walls, it’s a shame it got this far.


burned us alive

all the years that i stood rooted and strong
a monument atop the ridge you put me on
but i hear the machines rush in like a tide
and i know there’s no place that i can hide

i should have held my breath and saved a thread of mountain air
i should have known for so long that this day would come

and all that i wanted was a life hand in hand
where we fill in the spaces the best that we can
but the pain that i’m feeling, you won’t understand
and the limbs that you’ve severed, they will never mend

i should have held my breath and saved a thread of mountain air
i should have known for so long that this day would come

so i’ll forget the things that have filled me with pride
i’ll wander through dreams that have all but died
i’ll look to the sky but it’s not enough
the sun’s buried now under towers of lust
they have burned us alive

i should have held my breath and saved a thread of mountain air
i should have known for so long that this day would come
i should have held my breath and saved a thread of mountain air
they have burned us alive, they have burned us alive


in the morning

here you aren’t again
holding steadfast to the plan
turn your back on the way out
i know i can’t save you now

feel the pulse of disease
weigh on you like gravity
forge a fix with medicine
you’re not fixing anything

how could you truly believe
the ends justify the means
when you forgot what ends are for
and you can’t be anyone anymore

let the current steal you out to sea
like a fate forecast in a fever dream
sink down into your dark abyss
now the parasite of your own ailment
i’m still the sail you tore apart
floating in the wake, an abandoned ark
the sun will rise and lead me home
where i’m safe and sound, forever alone

you’ll always be the plague inside of me.


sleepwalker

what is happiness if you know nothing but a lie?
what is beautiful if you don’t open up your mind?

sleepwalking through life and you’re running out of time
your faith in the broadcast that everything you ever loved has died
sleepwalking through life…will this ever end?

an idle contradiction, a maverick marionette
you’ve heard it all but you haven’t listened yet
blind to the meaning but there’s something you forget
your perception is the gun to your head
and i’m wondering when you will ask yourself
what is obvious if you don’t open up your eyes and see again?

sleepwalking through life and you’re running out of time
your faith in the broadcast that everything you ever loved has died
sleepwalking through life…will this ever end?