Life as We Know It

by This Is Our Year

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released April 9, 2013

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Track Name: True Friends Are the Latest Trend
True Friends Are the Latest Trend
Verse

This never ending cycle
Of skeptic games that you play
Made me the man to realize
Not every face is worth your time

Pre-chorus

I don’t know what it takes
To get it through your head
My faith in you is dead

Chorus

I’ve seen the best and worst of you
You’re a hurricane without a clue
So I think it’s safe to say
You give disaster a new name

I’ve seen the blackest and the blue
But nothing I’ve seen compares to you
So I think it’s safe to say
You give disaster a new name

Verse 2

Our disconnection proved
That there was more towards your attitude
Than meets the eye, your destructive ways
Have made a wreck of my life

Now I’m picking up
The mess that you’ve made (mess you’ve made)
It took three months, and since you’re gone
I’ll drink to the fact that we’ve moved on

Pre-chorus

I’m done with your attempts
To tie up these loose ends
True friends are the latest trend

Chorus

I’ve seen the best and worst of you
You’re a hurricane without a clue
So I think it’s safe to say
You give disaster a new name

I’ve seen the blackest and the blue
But nothing I’ve seen compares to you
So I think it’s safe to say
You give disaster a new name

Bridge

It’s all just a game we play
And I’m so tired of hearing
Your latest mistake
No more apologies
You’ve dug yourself deep
And these roots are pulling you down

You’ll never find your way out

Outro

I’m sick of hearing your secrets
Now there’s no trust between you and me
So I’m crossing ways with your eyes
And you’re so called prosperous life

I’ve got new allies on my side
And they’re true to me, so true to me
We’ll start a fire tonight
And make a toast to say goodbye
Track Name: Dedication & Heart
Dedication & Heart
Verse
My conscience is learning
From the memories that haunt me now
You were my stepping stone
Helping me not to drown

I’ve tried breaking routine
To keep this engine running
Before you saved me for myself
Someone I was becoming

Pre-Chorus

You showed me a world
Where love met honesty
You’re just what I need
You’re my remedy

Chorus

You were all, you were all part of my plan
To reinvent myself again
Show me the ropes girl
And we’ll never look back

You were all, you were all part of my plan
To reinvent myself again
Show me the ropes girl
And we’ll never look back
Never look back






Verse 2

There were times I felt lonely
When I prayed someone would come around
You proved you were the one
To lift me up off the ground

You made a name for yourself
Displayed a new direction
And after hell left my side
You were my fall from heaven

Pre-Chorus

You’re just what I need
You’re my remedy

Chorus

You were all, you were all part of my plan
To reinvent myself again
Show me the ropes girl
And we’ll never look back

You were all, you were all part of my plan
To reinvent myself again
Show me the ropes girl
And we’ll never look back



Bridge

We’ll never look back

No more drinking towards these
Empty bottles anymore
Cause you’re that beating in my heart
That I won’t ever ignore

Chorus

You were all, you were all part of my plan
To reinvent myself again
Show me the ropes girl
And we’ll never look back

You were all, you were all part of my plan
To reinvent myself again
Show me the ropes girl
And we’ll never look back
Track Name: Life as We Know It
Life As We Know It
Verse
I’ve given up pretending
To face this town as what it’s not
The truth was buried in the dust

Four years and counting
It’s suddenly gone to hell
And no one can save it now
Can save it now

Chorus

It’s getting harder just to
Breathe this air surrounding
You’ve blocked my waves
From entering

All that’s left of the good times
Are battered and bruised
I won’t forgive you

Fill-in

I won’t forgive you
Acknowledge all the proof
Match every single clue
What’s this world coming to?









Verse 2

You’re becoming a monster
You labeled yourself under the gun
And chose to test the ones you loved

You’re all just the same
Breaking bones, tearing hearts
There’s no room for you
In this town, you’re dead and gone

Fill-in

You’re dead and gone

Chorus

It’s getting harder just to
Breathe this air surrounding
You’ve blocked my waves
From entering

All that’s left of the good times
Are battered and bruised
I won’t forgive you


Bridge

I see straight through you
So paper thin
Your shallowness, it makes me sick
And you’ll never quit

This place used to be something
That I called home
Now it’s broken and cold
And it’s all your fault
It’s all your fault

Breakdown

It’s life as we know it for us
So just take your time
Cause there’s no getting by

Chorus

It’s getting harder just to
Breathe this air surrounding
You’ve blocked my waves
From entering

All that’s left of the good times
Are battered and bruised
I won’t forgive you
I won’t forgive you

I won’t forgive you
Track Name: Identities
Identities
Intro
I’m not afraid
Verse
I’m standing up against this
Common fear that we all have to face
The turning point that’s helps us fall in place
Like a perfect puzzle piece
Like a perfect puzzle piece
Like a perfect puzzle piece

Pre-chorus

This was my only way out

Chorus

The hardest part is gaining
Energy to break free from inside
Determination’s all you need
To find your new identity

Verse 2

My future is on the line
So I’m leaving
It’s knocking at my
Door for a reason

It’s out here calling my name
Asking how much that I can take
But that push is what I need
To show myself it’s safe to believe


Chorus

The hardest part is gaining
Energy to break free from inside
Determination’s all you need
To find your new identity

So I’m taking up the offer
Growing up was the best convincing
To clear out this youthful mind

Breakdown

Responsibility
Is moving in with me
I’ll never throw in the towel
Cause I’ve learned to welcome it now

As scary as it sounds
It deserves a second glance
It’s your helping hand

Chorus

The hardest part is gaining
Energy to break free from inside
Determination’s all you need
To find your new identity

So I’m taking up the offer
Growing up was the best convincing
To clear out this youthful mind

Outro

This youthful mind
This youthful mind
Track Name: I’m Not a Coward, I’m a Realist
I’m Not a Coward, I’m a Realist
Chorus

Tell me I’m wrong
But it’s damaged me inside
A life I’ve never known
Set for me to find

Verse

I sit here pondering
Of this clock on the wall
Thinking of time and change
And how different I’d done it all

It’s never a simple question
But it’s worth recalling
That it won’t ever come back around
A journey lost in this town

Pre-Chorus

So I’ll sing this chorus
To let you know

Chorus

Tell me I’m wrong
But it’s damaged me inside
A life I’ve never known
Set for me to find

Past to present, there are places
So many crowds I haven’t seen
It makes me wonder
How I’m caught in between


Verse 2

We’ve let these restless waves
Drag us to distant shores
While the paths we take
Divide us even more

And we keep drifting further
Like a ship we’re sinking
But the caution keeps me alive
The thought of a different life
Pre-Chorus

So I’ll sing this chorus
To let you know

Chorus

Tell me I’m wrong
But it’s damaged me inside
A life I’ve never known
Set for me to find

Past to present, there are places
So many crowds I haven’t seen
It makes me wonder
How I’m caught in between

Bridge

So this lifetime proved to be too short
To find a world we lost
A chapter we forgot

It’s these secrets that will define us
They’ll keep a part of me
A part I’ll always see


Chorus

Tell me I’m wrong
But it’s damaged me inside
A life I’ve never known
Set for me to find

Past to present, there are places
So many crowds I haven’t seen
It makes me wonder
How I’m caught in between
How I’m caught in between
I’m so caught in between
Track Name: Danger to the World
Danger to the World
Verse
Enough of all the words you say
They’re a harmful disease
Just waiting to spread my way
If it was up to you, we’d all be the same
While the people that hate
Are just screaming your

Name is this a game to you?
There’s no one to impress
That cares about your review
Of everything I see
Vanity and greed
In your eyes I’ll say

Chorus

I’ve seen this all before
And it’s killing me, killing me just to know
All of your secrets
You’re the last of a dying breed
It just goes to show

You’re just like all the rest
When you’re laughing at, laughing at the crowds below
Without a reason
You’re a danger to the world
I just hope you know







Verse 2

Hate and faith are sharing the same name
They hide they’re face
Amongst the blessed and the brave
We’re all sick of it, we hear it everyday
Hypocrites that think
That they have they’re

Say and now you proved your place
You settled alone in the dark
Evils in your veins
Try to take us out
Throw the best you’ve got
When you’re done I’ll say

Chorus

I’ve seen this all before
And it’s killing me, killing me just to know
All of your secrets
You’re the last of a dying breed
It just goes to show

You’re just like all the rest
When you’re laughing at, laughing at the crowds below
Without a reason
You’re a danger to the world
I just hope you know











Bridge

I just hope you know

So keep your spiteful words
Back behind your tongue
Your truths were lies all along
Failures brought your guard down
Now you’re vulnerable
And we’re all taking control

So keep your spiteful words
Back behind your tongue
Your truths were lies all along
Failures brought your guard down
Now you’re vulnerable
And we’re all taking control

Chorus

I’ve seen this all before
And it’s killing me, killing me just to know
All of your secrets
You’re the last of a dying breed
It just goes to show

You’re just like all the rest
When you’re laughing at, laughing at the crowds below
Without a reason
You’re a danger to the world
I just hope you know
Track Name: A Test of Faith
A Test of Faith
Verse
I’ll take a shot in the dark this time
Gamble all I’ve got, every single dime
And greet my future with a shaking hand
Hoping for more than I ever planned

Chorus

I’m getting closer to the end
Perfections my best evidence
To navigate me through
These images of long happiness

I’m getting closer to the end
Perfections my best evidence
To navigate me through
These images of long happiness

Verse

I know the price to pay
But I’ll pull my weight to be
The person that I want to become
This was a test of faith

A challenge that I bid
Was I ready to climb this wall?
And overcome the worst
I’ll rise up and never fall

These words are my advice
It takes some guts to walk this line
But summing up the days, you’ll realize
It’s worth it all
Those bloodshot eyes

Chorus

I’m getting closer to the end
Perfections my best evidence
To navigate me through
These images of long happiness

I’m getting closer to the end
Perfections my best evidence
To navigate me through
These images of long happiness

Bridge

Letting go of everything
Everything I’ve known
To brace myself
For this story to unfold

Chorus

I’m getting closer to the end
Perfections my best evidence
To navigate me through
These images of long happiness

I’m getting closer to the end
Perfections my best evidence
To navigate me through
These images of long happiness

Outro

I want to be known for something more
And prove to the world that I’m someone
Who has enough drive and pride
To carry this on, I work hard
To be that someone
Track Name: Safety in Numbers
Safety in Numbers
Verse
Every minute’s worth our time
To keep you smiling and alive
The gift of laughter and love

Has so much power, it’s a fuse
That keeps on burning on
And we’re the ones who sparked it
To help you fight this battle to the end

Chorus

We’re the flame that lights a promise
When you ask for our help
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around

All the words I have recited
Mean everything now
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around

Verse 2

They say what can’t kill you
Just makes you stronger
And if hope’s what’s hanging on
This family’s got you covered

We’ve trekked down this road
Endured these tears before
For better or worse
It’s what we’re here for



Fill-in

And we’re not going away

Chorus

We’re the flame that lights a promise
When you ask for our help
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around

All the words I have recited
Mean everything now
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around

Bridge

It’s nothing that we can’t stop now
As long as we’re by your side
You’ll make it out alive

You’ve got this angel
That guards on your shoulder

You’ve got this angel
That guards you for all time

Chorus

We’re the flame that lights a promise
When you ask for our help
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around

All the words I have recited
Mean everything now
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around

We’re the flame that lights a promise
When you ask for our help
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around

All the words I have recited
Mean everything now
We won’t ever let you down
You’ll be safe when we’re around
Track Name: Our Anthem to You
Our Anthem to You
Verse
They say our lives are bound to change
Yet I cling to the past
Months to years you’ve been gone
I still can’t turn my back

From every winter night
To every summer
Side by side ‘till sunrise

Pre-Chorus

We left our mark on this town
With every step you will be renowned

Chorus

Good luck my friend
This is your anthem
We’ll sing it loud
Here in this life
And through the end

Good luck my friend
This is your anthem
We’ll sing it loud
Here in this life
And through the end








Verse 2

They say my home is not the same
Since I’ve last packed my bags
Months to years I’ve been gone
And still can’t find your tracks

It all felt like a dream
So much has changed since we’ve seen
The summer sun, rising over this town

Pre-Chorus

Although I’ve gone away
I won’t forget you

Chorus

Good luck my friend
This is your anthem
We’ll sing it loud
Here in this life
And through the end

Good luck my friend
This is your anthem
We’ll sing it loud
Here in this life
And through the end

Bridge

It’s frightening to know
That you’re miles away
From everything and everyone
Just know these hearts won’t stray
No matter the cost
Just stand tall and be strong
You’ll fight through another day

Chorus

Good luck my friend
This is your anthem
We’ll sing it loud
Here in this life
And through the end

Good luck my friend
This is your anthem
We’ll sing it loud
Here in this life
And through the end