The Things We Started

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released April 9, 2016

Robert Barron: Lead vocalist, Guitar, Songwriter/ Composer/Arranger
Michael J. Moody(Khaos Light): Drums, Vocals, Songwriter
Jackson Rodgers: Bass
Max Kao: Bass
Ruth Gardner: Keyboard
Patrice Mayo: Vocals
Jake Griffin: Vocals
Corbin Winkfield: Vocals
Leo Thomasian: Vocals
Carlos Barron: Vocals
Barbara Templeton: Vocals
Adam Koudah: Producer, Recording/Mixing/Master Engineer, Vocals

Special Thanks to Jimmy Wallace

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Track Name: Now The Water's Cutting Low
Now the Water’s Cutting Low
its so hazy i know how you feel
many have come and many have died
but ill still try
and its so crazy how their engraving
slavery into my bones
now the water’s cutting low
ah, oh,ah
to and fro
but there’s no reason to try and grow
is what I’m hearing is what I’m fearing
stay stay stay stay yeah
these days are endless
leaving me headless
this sea of riots
i swam till i died at last
washed on your shore
stripped of my lore
trapped in the door
ah,oh,ah
to and fro
but there’s no reason to try and grow
is what I’m hearing is what I’m fearing
stay stay stay stay yeah
stay stay stay stay stay
stay, stay,(yeah) uh huh uh huh
stay, yeah, stay(uh huh)
oo,oo,oo,oo
Track Name: Glass Ceiling
Glass Ceiling
I’ve been workin’ I’ve been workin’
tryin to get my pay, oo oh yeah oo.
I’ve been workin’ I’ve been working’
but he’s just keeping me down
he’s just keeping me down
he’s just a keeping me down
under this glass ceiling
brother i know just how you’re feeling
cause in the end, we’re gunna make it through
(oo,oo,oo,oo,oo)
what goes down, must come up
we’re gunna make it through this rough spot
through the way that i walk(walk), and i talk(talk), and i march(march) oh yeah(yeah)
under this glass ceiling
brother i know just how you’re feeling
cause in the end, we’re gunna make it through(we’re gunna make it through)
(grind, grind, grind, grind)
I’ve been grindin’(grind) I’ve been grindin’(grind, grind)
trying to get my rest, but my sleep don’t last
I’ve been grindin’(grind) I’ve been grind grind grind grindin’(grind, grind)
but i don’t wanna slip away
woah, woah,
under this glass ceiling yeah
(under this glass ceiling)
brother i know just how youre feeling
cause in the end, we’re gunna make it through
(we’re gunna make it through)
oo,oo,a woah oh
oo oh, oo oh, oo woah, oo woah
and wake, and work x3
and wake, and work x6
then die, yeah
Track Name: Edge of The World
Edge of the World
I’m sitting on the edge of the world oh no
and i can see for the first time in a while
(on the edge of the world)
and i can see that you’ve moved
and i can see that you're long gone
(on the edge of the world)
and i feel so alone
and then i feel like i can’t let go
cause this is the way you feel
on the edge of the world.
when everything is crashing down on you
i am here
when everything doesn’t feel right
join me(haha), oh dear, join me
its been a while since i wrote some rhymes
just so you could find out that
(on the edge of the world)
that I’ve been waiting and debating and facing the facts
that you’re not coming back, soon
(on the edge of the world)
and could it be that in my heart
i knew it from the very start
that you’d be the one to drive me crazy out of my head
oh, when, can i begin to express the way i feel when I’m on the edge of the world
(bridge)
(i am ready
kick start, don’t stop, steady)
when everything is crashing down on you
(i am here)
when everything doesn’t feel right
join me(haha), oh dear, join me
i was in a place i didn’t know i belonged
and if i ever see you again
i was hoping you would be my friend
i was hoping you would be my liberation x2
i was in a place i didn’t know i belonged
and if i ever see you again
i was hoping you would be my friend
i was hoping you would be my inspiration
join me(join me), oh dear(oh dear, join me(join me)
when I’m on the edge of the world
Track Name: We'll Wonder
We’ll Wonder
i think i lost my self in your eyes
(i,i,i,i)
i know i told my self youre alright
(i,i,i,i)
out of sight out of mind out of reach
i can’t believe it when you speak
i’ll wonder
how many mornings do you wake clothed in his arms?
how many mornings should i wait?
you make me wanna wanna
you make me wanna sayx2
good loving’ don’t come easy
with his arms around your waist girl
oh yeah
(arms around your waist)
and i don’t care what he says babe
(i, don’t care)
ima lay that body down
(body down)
and i don’t care how many days he’ll wonder
I’m sure he’ll lose himself in that smile
(I’m sure, lose)
I’m sure he’ll tell himself
(tell myself, tell myself, tell myself)
youre alright
out of sight, out of mind, out of reach
he won’t believe it when you speak
he’ll wonder
how many mornings do you wake clothed in my arms?
how many mornings should he wait?
did you make him wanna wanna
did you make him wanna say? x2
good loving don’t come easy
with his arms around your waist girl, oh yeah
(arms around your waist)
(uh,uh,uh)
uh you never tried to be the finest girl on the scene
(finest girl on the scene)
but you had to keep it real when you was living in between
(living in between)
the faces the places on heart brake river
(heartbreak river)
every player a killer and every lover a victimization
is the
(every love a victim)
word no victim is every heard
(no victim is every heard)
till now we getting loud, profound in every sound
(profound in every sound)
no way of getting round you brak'em and then you’re proud
(oo,oo,oo,oo)
hearts carried away in shrouds
yet you were never how?
yet you were never hurt cherished like spit and dirt
(you, cherished like spit and dirt)
uh up and down your shirt
(up and down your shirt)
consumed by baby love
anything to fit a glove
(oo,oo,oo,oo,oo,oo,oo,oo)
yet heaven is so far
star crossed lovers and were dangerous with these scars.
ah
you make me wanna wanna
you make me wanna sayx2
good loving’ don’t come easy
with his arms around your waist girl
oh yeah
ill never love again
Track Name: Piercing Burning Sleeping
Piercing Burning Sleeping (Part 1)
Verse 1.
lets go, eyes open you’re broken and scared
seems like your vision’s impaired
can’t figure out who’s on your side.
who should you leave behind?
all the doors lead to nowhere.
and these stairs never end
you’ve got scars in your hearts
you know will never mend
but its time to make a choice.
of what will be your voice.
cause you can whine and cry and scream
until you freaking hoarse
but fighting back now that takes skill
no matter what type of dose or pill
you can fight this thing that holds you back
now get ready to attack
Chorus: Drama and Patrice Mayo
Better stick to your guns the battle isn’t won.
(The battle isn’t won the battle isn’t done.)
And if you give up soon I won’t know what to do.
(I wouldn’t know what to do I wouldn’t know what to say.)
These hearts are crying out this world is far from sane.
These words flow through your veins.
To help to ease the pain.
Verse 2.
Khaos Light:
(yeah, now check it)
sometimes I look at my life.
Wonder how I got this far?
Forget gone, I’ve been way done.
These battles just won’t be won.
My shattered mind has the tendency.
To exploit these insecurities.
That no one else would ever see but me.
(uhh)
I spent so many years. Keeping this Khaos inside.
(khaos inside)
Until I realized that I shouldn’t have to fucking hide.
(fucking hide)
I’m gonna let these scars be shown
(scars show)
and I’m gonna let this pain be known.
(pain known)
No more silence suffer.
I’m gonna make this life my own.
So own all your deformities.
Embrace your insecurities.
Brace yourself and stand up.
Its them vs you and me.
They call us the broken ones.
But best believe we’ll stand up.
No more razors on our arms.
It’s your throat we’re gonna cut.
Verse 3. Drama:
(ah.ah.ah. yuh)
i am the broken soldier,
whose purpose is to serve
and on this earth its give and take
so I’ve never earned
and please excuse me
if I’ve ever acted insecure
its from these barriers, in the air i breathe
and these words i slur
and if you do concur, steel strings and switch blades
expressions of my heart, so far
just oppression in my sleep
steep hills when i speak
sow what you reap, loneliness is what we eat
(yuh)
meal after meal, i still on the wheel
earth keeps turning, even if we die
I’m on that suicidal high tide mercy for my pride
everyday that we die is one more for the treason
i need that big room in that big house,
back home home with that thick spouse.
give gifts like saint clause.
(suicide but no way out)
trill shits what i stay bout,
stay stiff but i give clout
suicide but no way out(but I’m just a…) x5
Chorus. Drama and Patrice Mayo:
Better stick to your guns the battle isn’t won.
(The battle isn’t won the battle isn’t done.)
And if you give up soon I won’t know what to do.
(I wouldn’t know what to do,this world is far from sane.)
These hearts are crying out this world is far from sane.
These words flow through your veins.
To help to ease the pain.
Breakdown:
Better stick to your guns.
The battle isn’t won.
And if you give up soon.
I won’t know what to do.
These hearts are crying out.
This world is far from sane.
Let this words flow through your veins.
Ill help you ease the pain.
Outro. Khaos Light:
Keep passing those open windows.
That’s what John Irving said.
But its hard to hear those words.
When my minds screaming “you’re better off dead”
And my little one and my life.
Have both picked up that knife.
And though I preach again.
I still commit these acts in spite.
I’m a despicable, hypocritical, criminal
With words that drip cynical.
Somehow I’ll make this life hospitable.
For you and I and he and she and those who stand by me.
Like Riku I’m meant to be.
Control what’s dark within me.
Using my defects to protect and detect the ones affected And inflicted.
With crippling blows
By those who are vindictive.
And for my love.
You’ve got to be strong.
I know distant makes time feel long.
But in no time I will never be gone.
But then again like drama said.
I’m just a boy with dreams of a god.
To somehow clear away life’s fog.
Track Name: American Horror Story
American Horror Story
(hahaha)…
we’ll cause revolutions in your streets
carried by one simple beat
these elders are all wrong
with veins of poison in their arms
they built a circle, a cycle never ending
it spins it spins it spins
and spins some more
because everything was built for the rich mans purpose, lack of education so we can not hurt them
their building idols in my town
i see them everywhere i see
so I’m seated when the reaper comes to burn
we’re not your typical story
were not your typical kids
this is an american horror story
(we’re not yours)
past the age past the grave the living dead
who came to power at the turn of the first page
the year is now the year is soon
what are we to do(oo)
they’ve taken captives with this market so tall
their influence triumphs influenza
so that our bodies start to rot
we’re not your typical story
were not your typical kids
this is an american horror story
(we’re not yours)
okay,
an other generation fall victim
by the same system
we all want riches we want bitches
like we can’t quite 'em
we all dependent on said real shit
but get real with em
hey all you niggas preaching
money drugs and hollow women
how bout some struggle, strife, and hunger
cause I’m always with em
i call it egotism on rap skism
like blacked prisons
you never winning’
if your churen are your own victims
and all you rich tricks in the echoes with the wind with it
im smelling corpses in corperates
i smell embezzle
but all you blinded by the money fame and shiny metal
and could it be
that this is a kettle to keep us cooked see
that all this bull shit
taught me to swim through the ocean b
numb pain shock release
my country has a voiceless voice
they’re screaming we
(can hear it)
but it seems their pain would change your course
in hopes to hear the screams
i bleed my souls across these pages
my words are knives they’ll cut the lies
falsely that you are living
not angry just annoyed that you act all so damn surprised
when kids shoot up their schools
and then decide to end their lives
those kids showed warning signs
broken damaged don’t be dumb
turns out that I’m the one you turned your knowing head from
(he’ll be fine)
turned your knowing head from
(lets go)
ahh...
Track Name: The Road You Leave - Pt. I
The Road You Leave (Part 1)
how long?
till the end of the road
i thought i knew
long before you
but then again so did you
(1,2,3,4)
colors turn to grey
life it self leaves
life it self goes away x2
how much is enough?
there’s a loss at the end of everyday
when you wait, for the end of the road
sorry, for what i said the other day
baby, i meant it to go an other way
but you know its partly you too
please don’t walk away
i need you here today, and every, every day
forever and always my baby
please, please don’t go
i love you, i love you so
when..
life it self goes away x2
(every time that we turn, we burn the pages)
(why do we even bother, yeah?)
but how much is enough?
there’s a loss at the end of everyday
when you wait, for the end of the road
I’ve been a longing for your touch almost everyday
yet, things are not the same
would you hold this?
would you hold me? x5
cause the old me
yeah she’s lonely
and I’m, dyin’
when…
life it self goes away x2
(every time that we turn, we burn the pages)
(why do we even bother, yeah?)
how much is enough?
there’s a loss at the end of everyday
when you wait, for the end of the road
i love you so, i love you so
oo,oo,oo
Track Name: The Road You Leave - Pt. II
The Road You Leave (Part 2)
so, the road is over now
I’ve found myself with a lot of people
(oo)
who don’t know what love’s about
(ah)
so give me a way
give me away now
give me a way out
suicides okay now
in these eyes, in these eyes
so, youre feeling lonely now
you’ve found yourself with a lot of people
(oo)
who don’t know what loves about
(ah)
so you said
so give me a way
give me away now
give me a way out
suicides okay now
in these eyes, in these eyes x2
i was talking to my boy the other night
he was on the brew and i was on the knife
talkin bout this life and how it is so lonely
lookin for a lover, but don’t no body know me
yes my girl left me and thats okay
im looking for a shawty if anyone would stay
i’d call her ms.del rey
and she would call me bobby
and we’d be making love(yuh)
but never like a hobby
she would be down and i would be around(yeah)
never fuck around is she ever need a body. x2
we’d never say…
so give me a way out,give me a way out(out yuh),
so give me a way out
(out,way out)
suicides okay now
(okay now)
in these eyes in these eyes in these eyes x4
[oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh oo oh]
(ah ah, ah, ah ah, ah, ah ah ,ah)
(oh,oh,oh,aye,oh,oh)
we’d never say, she’d never say
(yuh, we’d never say. yuh, she’d never say)
(she’d never say)
we’d never say, we’d never say
she’d never say, I’m giving you away
so give me away out(alright)
suicides okay now(no way)
so give me away out(okay)
suicides okay now(let go)
if i was gunna kill my self she would not care
(would not care)
when she was (sui)cidal
(she was (sui)cidal)
i was beside her
(i was beside her)
leaves me anxious, leaves me breathless
all the things that we could say
heinous faces so missed placed in
all the hatred of these days(yuh)
so give me a way out,
(alright, alright)
give me away now
(okay naw)
so give me a way out,
(let go)
suicides okay now
(in these eyes)
in these eyes in these eyes in these eyes x4
oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh,oh oo oh
oh, oh, oh oh