EMOTION SICKNESS (Stripped)
High Gravity Music 2014


THE GREAT DIVIDE (EP)

High Gravity Music 2014


THE GRAVITY GUILD - "I"

High Gravity Music 2014


LYRICS - EMOTION SICKNESS

All I need to know is how to cure this
Emotion sickness ailing me
It's taken control of me
This is getting old, a constant fluctuation
Self-damnation imprisons me
Shrouds me in obscurity

Been trying to figure out
What's the cause of my self-doubt
A loose connection in my brain
Makes me mildly insane
A drastic side
The part of me that I can't hide
I wonder what it's gonna take for me
To be emotionally free

I always think too much, committing mental treason
When there's no reason, there's no rhyme
I do it all the time
Leaning on a crutch, though it's ironic
I think the chronic is to blame
What a crying shame

Been trying to figure out
What's the cause of my self-doubt
A loose connection in my brain
Makes me mildly insane
A drastic side
The part of me that I can't hide
I wonder what it's gonna take for me
To be emotionally free

When emotions get the best of me
That's when I'm urning to be free
And when I'm feeling all alone
I must remember that I'm not the only one
But it hurts me so to let them show
It's so hard to let them go
But I must free what's ailing me internally
To be free

Hopelessly paranoid until I brave the weather
Pull myself together, show some spine
And rightfully claim what's mine

Been trying to figure out
What's the cause of my self-doubt
A loose connection in my brain
Makes me mildly insane
A drastic side
The part of me that I can't hide
I wonder what it's gonna take for me
To be emotionally free

LYRICS - THE GREAT DIVIDE

My Own Worst Enemy

Shut the door and shut my eyes
Pray that I am all alone today
Don a smile, try to improvise
Keep the dog at bey

But I've got butterflies flying through my head
[Like they've always been]
There are bitter lies lying in my bed
[I taste the salty skin]
I've got better things, better things in store
[Time won't wait for me]
So let her sing, let her sing once more
[I would not wish you on my own worst enemy]

Time will tell what's to become of me
Time to escape this shell

I cannot stand to hear another word
Blind faith is so eerily absolute
Head down walking with the herd
By now the point is moot

But I've got butterflies flying through my head
[Like they've always been]
There are bitter lies lying in my bed
[I taste the salty skin]
I've got better things, better things in store
[Time won't wait for me]
So let her sing, let her sing once more
[What's to become of me]

On this face that I've concealed
The truth is etched indelibly upon me
All this wasted time revealed
Signs of years beyond my age befall me

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Fallen Down

How could you just let me go, let me go
It seemed so easy for you although
Secrets undiscovered don't, won't remain
But you won't let me know

These are the reasons why you're guilty of the same crimes as before
It's hard to believe we've fallen down this road again, we've fallen down
And if you perceive these lies as truth you'll know you can't walk out that door
For no other reason than it's hard to see things when we've fallen down

How could passion melt away? Couldn't say...
Yet all would be forgiven today
If you'd only show me once, once again
But you never let it show

These are the reasons why you're guilty of the same crimes as before
It's hard to believe we've fallen down this road again, we've fallen down
And if you perceive these lies as truth you'll know you can't walk out that door
For no other reason than it's hard to see things when we've fallen down

When we fall down we see ourselves
We look pitiful, we look so pitiful
When we fall down we learn as well
How to stand up again
Pick yourself up again

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Emotion Sickness

All I need to know is how to cure this
Emotion sickness ailing me
It's taken control of me
This is getting old, a constant fluctuation
Self-damnation imprisons me
Shrouds me in obscurity

Been trying to figure out
What's the cause of my self-doubt
A loose connection in my brain
Makes me mildly insane
A drastic side
The part of me that I can't hide
I wonder what it's gonna take for me
To be emotionally free

I always think too much, committing mental treason
When there's no reason, there's no rhyme
I do it all the time
Leaning on a crutch, though it's ironic
I think the chronic is to blame
What a crying shame

Been trying to figure out
What's the cause of my self-doubt
A loose connection in my brain
Makes me mildly insane
A drastic side
The part of me that I can't hide
I wonder what it's gonna take for me
To be emotionally free

When emotions get the best of me
That's when I'm urning to be free
And when I'm feeling all alone
I must remember that I'm not the only one
But it hurts me so to let them show
It's so hard to let them go
But I must free what's ailing me internally
To be free

Hopelessly paranoid until I brave the weather
Pull myself together, show some spine
And rightfully claim what's mine

Been trying to figure out
What's the cause of my self-doubt
A loose connection in my brain
Makes me mildly insane
A drastic side
The part of me that I can't hide
I wonder what it's gonna take for me
To be emotionally free

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The Game

I know you disapprove of my decision
I’ve been dying to prove my position
Once I had the guts to say when you were wrong
Now that spark inside me is gone

I sacrificed my life for this
And I will not run away

Because there’s no escape I know from those who don’t listen
Those who never listen
There is no medicine for those who don’t listen
Those who never listen

I have played this game…Old and sour
I know who’s to blame…You’re such a coward
Once upon a time I got some sage advise
Never argue with a fool

I sacrificed my life for this
And I will not run away

Because there’s no escape I know from those who don’t listen
Those who never listen
There is no medicine for those who don’t listen
Those who never listen

They use you…Get used to it

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It's Not The End Of The World

So it seems you've gone and given up on your dreams
Lost your self-esteem
Head in hand, life is nothing like you had planned
Take it like a man
It's not the end of the world

Bound by fear and convalescence now disappears
Wait another year
Lost your mind, still you try but you've fallen behind
Everything's gonna be fine
It's not the end of the world

Feeling low? Just let it go
Some things you can't control
Gone insane? Well don't complain
Some things you can't explain
Lost you love? Well join the club
There's more important things to think of
When push comes to shove
It's not the end of the world

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Time & Again

Why not learn to accept this life that you are living?
Only a fool would pass up the chances they’ve been given
Realize that love surrounds you
And with no consequences to defend
Embrace the light that lets you start again

Dust off your wings before they grow moldy rotten
You know the feeling…Or have you forgotten
Just let the weightlessness surround you
Then the body will lift…The mind ascends
Embrace the light that lets you start again

I’m fearful…I’m afraid…I’m terrified
That you won’t see the light my friend
Do I need to prove this, Lord knows I’ve tried
Time and time and time again

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Last Act Of A Desperate Man

The last act of a desperate man
Desperate matters call for desperate plans
Can't remember, can't understand
How his life could slip right through his hands

He's so tired of lying
He's so tired of trying
In his final act he makes his final stand
The last act of a desperate man

Drank a bottle and crawled inside
Second chances always passed him by
He wanted to be more in life
Empty pages full this open book with why

He's so tired of lying
He's so tired of trying
In his final act he makes his final stand

Though he tried he couldn't take his own life
He decided to change his mind and surrender
The last act of a desperate man

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LYRICS - "I"

Collide 

It’s happening once more
There’s something so familiar about this world of mine
And I know I’ve been here before
I’ve seen these sights
I’ve heard these sounds a million times
And I think I know why

We’re all trapped inside a loop of time for all our lives
And the world repeats itself precisely…endlessly
Every second, every moment, every kiss good bye
They remain, they stay the same until the end of days
Until time and space collide

 Suppose that time’s a circle perpetually bending back upon itself
We don’t know we’re constantly reborn into the same form
With no chances but the hand we’ve been dealt
Destined to repeat ourselves

Because we’re all trapped inside a loop of time for all our lives
And the world repeats itself precisely…endlessly
Every second, every moment, every kiss good bye
They remain, they stay the same until the end of days

But I’m fine just to know that I’m alive
There is nothing temporary in this life
I knew there’s some truth to deja vu
I feel for you, the pitiful
The miserable
The vulnerable
The weak of mind
But I’m fine just to know that I’m alive

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SLO
 
 

I’m out on a ledge looking down
Priorities changing instantly
Open, exposed…Breaking down
Until everything becomes clear to me

If I could just slow down
I know I’d feel this way most every day and say
I’ve made up my mind
I’m alive and nothing can ever take that away

Nothing’s ever set in stone
Clutch your stone and don’t let go

I dive into white wash
Breaking through the curl of blue
I tame the chaos
Water cools and makes anew

If I could just slow down
I know I’d feel this way most every day and say
I’ve made up my mind
I’m alive and nothing can ever take that away

Nothing’s ever set in stone
Clutch your stone and don’t let go

Oh, brother mine
Help me to redefine myself
To use this stepping stone to never be alone
This is my stepping stone…My stepping stone

Now I know…Take it slow
Clutch that stone and don’t let go
Friend or foe, the ebb and flow have to show room to grow
So clutch that stone
Don’t let go of the stepping stone
Now I know…Take it slow
Clutch that stone…Don’t let go

Nothing’s ever set in stone
Clutch your stone and don’t let go

Oh, brother mine
Help me to redefine myself
To use this stepping stone to never be alone
This is my stepping stone…My stepping stone

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2 Birds, 0 Stones

It was far too late to change her mind
Since the day we met I laid it all on the line
Only to find she wouldn’t leave
I couldn’t believe it when she told me that she loved me
So I took her to bed but I should have said to her
No fucking way!

 I’m damned if I don’t and damned if I do
I thought I heard those three little words
Tell me how do I get rid of you
I’m damned if I don’t and damned if I do
No self-control…I need to know
Tell me how do I get rid of you

This familiar stranger, six years gone
Couldn’t seem more right…couldn’t be more wrong
In retrospect I don’t regret the situation’s ending
And though I took her to bed I know I should have said to her
No fucking way!

I’m damned if I don’t and damned if I do
I thought I heard those three little words
Tell me how do I get rid of you
I’m damned if I don’t and damned if I do
No self-control…I need to know
Tell me how do I get rid of you

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Issues of Trust

What would you do if everything you thought to be true was just a lie
And the reasons why were as vague as the sky?
What would you do if everybody you thought that you knew turned out a fraud?
Just turn a cold shoulder to your god

I’ll be okay, no thanks to you and the dirty things that you do

How could it be I’ve been deceived by the only one I want to believe?
I sit and grieve for the ones who bereave
How could it be I failed to see that I hold the key to right the wrong
Since I’ve known it’s been there all along?

I’ll be okay, no thanks to you and the dirty things that you do

I refuse to beat up on you
I have done those dirty things too
When confronting issues of trust
Leave all deceivers in the dust
Believe in yourself and you’ll find that the strength is in you

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Subordinate

You…You better watch your mouth this time
Cuz words are deceiving and you just crossed the line
So how does your foot taste?
It takes time to learn you’re not invincible and humans are fallible

Warning: Your self-destruction’s forming
Stay on that track
You can’t look back
Stop dwelling in the past

Your guilty conscience holds you down
Restrains you and keeps you and knocks you to the ground
So pay no attention
You can tell that goddamn cricket, “Take your help then go and fuck yourself…”

Warning: Your self-destruction’s forming
Stay on that track
You can’t look back
Stop dwelling in the past

Once you face the truth
Things are bound to get better for you
If you look ahead and live with no regrets

Should you fall…Do not fret…No regrets…Face the truth
Live and learn that you’re human too

I don’t know why you’d throw your life away
Cut yourself off and watch yourself decay
So pay close attention
It’s not hard to learn what you can’t seem to get…To live without regret

If fear consumes you
Things are bound to get better for you
If you look ahead and live with no regrets

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The Game

I know you disapprove of my decision
I’ve been dying to prove my position
Once I had the guts to say when you were wrong
Now that spark inside me is gone

I sacrificed my life for this
And I will not run away

Because there’s no escape I know from those who don’t listen
Those who never listen
There is no medicine for those who don’t listen
Those who never listen

I have played this game…Old and sour
I know who’s to blame…You’re such a coward
Once upon a time I got some sage advise
Never argue with a fool

I sacrificed my life for this
And I will not run away

Because there’s no escape I know from those who don’t listen
Those who never listen
There is no medicine for those who don’t listen
Those who never listen

They use you…Get used to it

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Step Outside

A conversation with myself
Remarkable reflections show themselves to me
As I find myself consumed by thoughts that hold me
Witness to a one-sided tug-of-war
And I promised to…I need to stop
But I’m mesmerized…I can’t step outside
I’m caught in the mirror

Hypnotized by colored images
Spinning, turning, rolling in my head
I can’t see through this drifting cloud of smoke
Unable to discern fact from fiction
I must find a way
So I close my eyes and step outside to see what’s real

Close your eyes to step outside

As I step outside I hear the voice that told me
Just what it was I first came out here for
And I promised to…I need to start
So I close my eyes and step outside the mirror

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Time & Again

Why not learn to accept this life that you are living?
Only a fool would pass up the chances they’ve been given
Realize that love surrounds you
And with no consequences to defend
Embrace the light that lets you start again

Dust off your wings before they grow moldy rotten
You know the feeling…Or have you forgotten
Just let the weightlessness surround you
Then the body will lift…The mind ascends
Embrace the light that lets you start again

I’m fearful…I’m afraid…I’m terrified
That you won’t see the light my friend
Do I need to prove this, Lord knows I’ve tried
Time and time and time again

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Little Pill

With this little pill
I see the world before me as if from a sill
Lifted off the ground
I’m rolling
With this little pill
My eyes feel both wide open
Never standing still
Interactive and outspoken

One little pill that takes you up and higher
Until you scrape the sky
I’m flying
I’m floating away

With this little pill
I become my greatest version
Transforming will
Rebirth…A different person
With this little pill
This power surges through me
With this little pill
I sense new urges looming

One little pill that takes me up and higher
Until I scrape the sky
I’m flying
I’m floating away

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So Long

Please…I need you more than ever before…Come to me
Because you are the one
You make it right when shit’s all messed up
You are the one
Please…Don’t ever let me fall that far…No not again

Because you were the one who made so long, so long
Give me up and expect more of the same

Give me up but don’t be ashamed
Living is the only way to prove why you bleed
So ashamed
Integrity is not the only virtue I need
So help me…Please

No…This is not the way I wanted things to end
Because you are the one
You make it right when shit’s all messed up
You are the one
Please…Just understand that none of this was done in vain

Because you were the one who made so long, so long
Give me up and expect more of the same

I can’t explain
It seems lately I don’t have the will to fight no more
Waiting, contemplating about being alone
Individuality is all that matters to me
I’ve gone insane
It seems lately I don’t have the will to fight no more
Hating, always grating me right down to the bone
Individuality is all that matters when we're hating,
Contemplating about being alone in this world

All I need is to believe the answers will come
Because I am the one
I am the only one I know of
I am the one
Please…I need a little more…I just need to taste it

Because this feels so wrong it’s been so long, so long
Give me up and expect more of the same

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Delusional

In the waking hours I see
I’ve become the epitome
The quintessential man of dreams
The archetype, or so it seems
But in the morning light I find
In this state of mind
These are notions falsified
By shadows buried deep inside

You’re too good for the likes of me
You make me better than I ought to be

I bit off more than I could chew
And I might choke to death
Devoured every piece of you
And I can’t catch my breath
And it’s all because of you
It’s all because I bit off way more than I could chew
And I can’t catch my breath

Memories they speak to me
And offer dreams that cannot be
I think about this constantly
What if things went differently?
Would I have become a king?
You were all encompassing
But like the snowy death of spring
My confidence keeps withering

You’re too good for the likes of me
You make me better than I ought to be

Suffocating…cold and blue
I have to stop comparing everything to you
I’ll never find something new
Comparing everything to you
I’m delusional

Suffocate these daydreams
Overwhelmed by these delusions

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