In Search Of​.​.​.

by The Great Escape

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released August 22, 2009

Metanoia Studios. Soul-A Records. Electric Angel Studios

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Track Name: Intro
Resurrect me.
Track Name: A World Apart
We set ourselves a world apart
but tonight we’ll never see the
edge of sorrow
the lights that set the stage are
dimmer than the lights that
call us home

I’m breaking my wrists with this paper and pen
trying to write us a future
I hope these verses bring me closer to you,
somehow

Be still
and know, we’re almost there

When the shivering silence consumes us
start a fire inside my heart

Phantom displays of affection
hung from these wires, we’re losing the signal
I hope you know
I’m burning the miles between us
BE STILL

Sing this promise to the end
our love as one
I swear that we.
will. be. coming home.
Track Name: Sand and Stone
The morning choir sings

Of dying and waking up to die
in faithful repetition

of savoring destruction
at the tip of serpent tongues

Of tainted lies to fill our
perfectly imperfect hearts

From televised deception
to the pages of our lives
as the ink coursed through the canvas
in the cadence of despair
I found a tremor of my own, mirroring my stare

how I’ve watched
The soaring pulse of Insincerity
become my own.
In time, the lies will turn me into nothing more
than sand and stone

Do I find Truth in my disguise,
the dull side of our Grace sharpening our knives
Do words harbor progress,
without action without heart

CHORUS

Tonight we tread this city
on lawless passion
and hope abound

with my two hands I’ll sing a prayer
in the winter of our dying.
Track Name: Letters
Someday the words will come
like a curtain to the act
of my indifference
swallow the distance
between loss and second chance

But for now the pages stare in trembling silence
gasping for words,
to never reach my fingers

Brother, I am not
a monument of aspirations
but the reflection of our father
cutting through our threadbare bonds

Trying hard
to fill the shoes of yesteryear
to write these empty letters
with only you in mind…

...But for now the pages stare in trembling silence
gasping for words,
to never reach my fingers

and these blistered emotions will bleed
across the lines of anticipation.
Track Name: This Is What Honesty Looks Like
It takes a real friend
to let you
fall asleep at the wheel
because when the wreckage clears
your hands bolt tight at 10 and 2
and you're still alive

crazy how the end looks like
twisted silhouettes
until you get there
and find angels overcast

This is what honesty looks like
take hold

there is no place like home
(and yet you might die alone)

When the bottles break
and whisky turns sour
take a cue from the ones who are
still
breathing

Crazy how the end looks like
twisted silhouettes
until you get there
and find angels overcast

The sky will split down the
center
what will be said
when words become like
a prison sentence?
Track Name: Vultures
Where's your worth, now?
The dead enticing us in green desire
dancing with deceit
Pushing through love lost
Just to hide out who you really are

On the way down...

Place your faith in decimals and lines (as you buy your way out)
Place your faith in decimals and lines (on the way down)
empty pockets, pleading mercy
not from yourself but from these greedy hands

How much
Is too much?
How much…

Find your worth, now!
The water rises faster
and all you see are vigil eyes
hovering like shadows in the dark, abysmal night
why search for trust when you can just

buy your way out…

Place your faith in decimals and lines (as you buy your way out)
Place your faith in decimals and lines (on the way down)
empty pockets, pleading mercy
not from yourself but from these greedy hands

Wake up
and shake these walls that keep you in
Wake up

Trenching through the shallow sea
These tides will swallow you whole
hand over the crown,
it’s time to come home.

Hand over the crown,
it’s time to come home.
Track Name: Widow
Her veil hides a scar
From 60 years, pinned to a deathbed
Sounding every night
On every street
And God, all I can do is
Sink my head into the ground

Shipwrecked on shore
Now it’s time to set sail
Cover the cracks
Cover the cracks somehow

In an exchange of vows (into a sea of desperation)
In an exchange of vows (a widow to her past)

Search the quiet corners
Life is not a man
With a noose around his neck

Pull the rope
And free yourself
This past deserves a burial.
Track Name: Here to Take What's Ours
All this time
we've found meaning in chaos
where dreams collide with reality
beauty and strength will prevail

This is our chance now
to give more than we ever could
this is our chance now
to reap what we are due

Don't be deceived
honesty has the appearance of weakness
we will stop at nothing
to bring light back to this darkened world

Oh, shadow
stretch at the sound of our footsteps
for when we rise
you will be nothing short than a memory

Deliver us
safely to shore
deliver us...

All these years
culminate in this moment
with our fists in the air
and our eyes to the sky
crack the shutters
and let there be light!

This is our chance now
to give more than we ever could
this is our chance now
to reap what we are due

Watching this flower, it has never withered
it's taken a life of its own
deliver us safely to shores we've created

deliver us.
Track Name: Babylon
Here comes the band of our fathers
lightly playing a song:
slow death,
through self-realization.

We choose to live by fuller means
to search the skies for honest answers
Without need, we could never find you
so this time we follow the signs
With faithful eyes. Erasing our betrayal

Dear skeptics
grab our torches
Surround the earth and burn it down
for every hand dressed in Red
Greater hands will hold their burden

Your lies have caused us only
to pity and fall astray
but tonight, by the ever we will rise
we will rise!

We choose to live by fuller means
to search the skies for honest answers
Without need, we could never find you
so this time we follow the signs
With faithful eyes. Erasing our betrayal

Slowly…
Slowly…

Time
will heal (pressing on)
your fragile hands (pressing on)

Pressing on
knowing doctors and angels are our only salvation
I need to feel like
there is something worth fighting for
I lay the questions at your feet
and bare down on honesty
I need to know that someday
the Truth will rise
and I’ll exalt my arms

in supplication with only your Honor in mind.
Track Name: Closure
When tomorrow casts its sorrow
I'll remember you
and the bottle that consumes us all
break what binds us
blood, deception and a ghost
because some pasts are unforgiving

Our house, a stage to your rehearsal
drowning under the weight of lies
while your lackluster eyes looked inward
where affection is bribed by crime

The milestones to the archetype
lay lifetimes away
so quit flooding these gates of redemption
the bottle is your advocate
against a jury of many.
Track Name: Believe
Let us hold fast to the confession of our Hope

They say these days come entwined
and bleed no sign of hope
darkness outstretched for miles and miles
I'd find my way back
could I resign my pride

A promise bared in sweat and blood
as I starve for a rising sun
I know you'll put me back together
somehow

They say what are you searching for?
we're all sleepwalking to the end of this cold slope
but who am I to disagree
with demons pulling me
into a downward spiral of regret?

I'm calling out
I'm calling out

A promise bared in sweat and blood
as I starve for a rising sun
I know you'll put me back together
somehow

Let us hold fast to the confession of our Hope.
Track Name: Losing Sight
Lead the way,
halfway prayer of a ghost
because my will has never fallen so short
come, be the armor to my broken bones

Don't ever lose sight of who you are

The grip of failure pulling on
my paper wings
their calloused eyes, they tear this fortress
from the inside out

Don't ever lose sight of who you are
Don't ever lose sight of what you're fighting for

Push me to the edge
I will return here
in struggle and might

So quick to break at sight of loss
Disconnection comes with no remorse
never alone; my faith
will carry me to shore

RISE FROM THE EMBERS!
RISE!

May these words
be a siren to the open air
to the empty
to the hopeless

There is no prison high enough
to hold the measure of our worth
there is no struggle hard enough
To overcome

Look past the scope of flesh and blood
and search for something deeper
To fulfill your heart

Don't ever lose sight of who you are
Don't ever lose sight of what you're fighting for
Don't ever lose sight of who you are