Save Yourself EP

by The Free World

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released 21 June 2012

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Track Name: Save Yourself
As I come face to face with the reigning fear of this place, my stubbornness begs the question: When the dust settles, what kind of man will I be?

I've held myself down for so long with the chains of my mind. Defining days in broken song, life lived on borrowed time, but now I'm standing on my own two feet.

You've held my hands behind my back, but now I'm here loosening the grip.

Stoked the flames of your own disgrace. Which skin will you drown in? Save yourself.
Track Name: Live Together, Die Alone
I am not a man: The exhaustion of everything you thought I could be. The millstone of devotion hanging from my neck.

I'm unable to lift my head. This promise of content has buried me alive, in time.

I am not a son: Disappointed and tired, you grew estranged, and nothing to call my own.

I am not a brother: The answers I can't provide. Unfamiliar and possible, I come to you with everything that I have.

I am not a man. I am not a son. I am not a brother. I am not home. The exhaustion of everything you thought I was. The restlessness of permanence.

I am nothing, but at least I tried.
Track Name: Savior Self
The price that I pay for keeping my head above water keeps this question alive, the burden inside. An albatross that stretches across the canvas of my mind.

I've dealt my own cards, cast my own stones. These decisions I make, I make them alone; carry them alone.

Am I my brother's keeper? Am I my own savior?

Every day I struggle, every day I strive to balance what's between and trying to survive.