Gift of Youth

by Ernest

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released May 29, 2012

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Track Name: Gift of Youth
We go through life with regrets
For the first time
Remember the highs but we come down
And wish we learned to swim

We stare cause the numbers we're given all turn out wrong in the end
And now our history's rewriting itself to fit with the times

So here we are, where souls collide
Like fireflies in the spring
Our friends went home, it's time to go
Don't think we'll meet again

And now my body's weightless and I can swim in the clouds
Alas, the scent of mortality still lingers on the ground

I'll steal my bones back from the morning star
And leave my body in the sea
So when I want I'll sneak back down to Earth
To find good memories

We go through life with regrets
Just this last time
Remember the highs but we come down
And wish we learned to swim

We stare cause the numbers we're given all turn out wrong in the end
And now our history's rewriting itself to fit with the times
Track Name: Better Days
Where have the better days gone?
I miss the sun
Whatever happened to the moonlight?
Remember when we seized the day?
Kept tomorrow far away
How did we end up living in past tense?

So pour another drink cause drinking's all thats left of what we had and
we'll make it through the night
Tell another joke, make it as dry as we feel nowadays and we'll pretend like it's all right

Tonight we'll wonder
"Where do you go when you die?"
Will we find each other?
We may drift apart forever, never find a key to make things better

Should we all just burn our bridges down?
Take high roads through the clouds
If we say goodbye would we really mean it?
The way we act we seem to care
Are we grabbing at thin air?
Will I look for you in an afterlife?

So fake another laugh cause we all need something to hold on to and keep us warm throughout the night
No one dies alone as long as memories still stay intact, so we got the rest of our lives to make it right

Tonight we'll wonder
"Where do you go when you die?"
Will we find each other?
We may drift apart forever, never find a key to make things better

We may drift apart forever, never find a key to make things better
Track Name: Lost in the Fold
Sweet little bird, we spent half our lives being misplaced at sea
We never found land, only dreamt it was a possibility
Soaked with delusion, we found ourselves wandering up and down the side of the road
Trying to find solutions in a long and twisting dark unknown

And every time it rains I get lost deep in thought, I can feel you in my bones
And every time bad winds roll around I think back to when we both said goodbye

Out of my mind, I swear one more night would've been good for me
Cause this man is broken, and the future holds no relativity

And every time it rains I get lost deep in thought, I can feel you in my bones
And every time bad winds roll around I think back to when we both said goodbye

And every time it rains I get lost deep in thought, I can feel you in my bones
And every time bad winds roll around I think back to when we both said goodbye
Track Name: Chemicals
You and I were pure just like the morning
But something went wrong, something went missing from us
I gotta find a piece of me I left buried on the shoreline
I gotta take a break from this and come back on my own time

Imagine love was clean, simple as a new born
It's not like the films it's like chemical warfare
There's gotta be a way to find something that's worth living for
I can't go day to day and lie I got something that i'd die for

I'm standing here in the mud I think i'm low enough
I gotta get back to the start to fix myself

As the curtain falls it seems so familiar
We were here before, drowning in black holes
And like times of war we make our last stand
The LZ is hot and we're moving to fast

I'm standing here in the mud I think i'm low enough
I gotta get back to the start to fix myself

We were on the edge of undefined sensations while our souls roasted on the street
I took the back road through interpretation cause I thought that's what you needed
Nobody told me you were out on your own
You were pouring your heart's dementia
Nobody told me you were out on your own

But I knew all along