Cold Reality

by Misfortunate Sons

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released December 18, 2012

Engineered by Chris Trestain
Mastered by Jay Maas
Art by Matt Ryan

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Mack - Vocals
Parker - Guitar/Vocals
Wah - Guitar
Jordan - Bass
Jeremy - Drums

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Track Name: Cold Reality
If you truly believe that the good die young,
Why do you think we’re still here?
We’re falling further and further from all the simple truths,
From the ones that we held dear

Disappointment and despair flood the streets,
There’s no high ground I can see
Eventually, we’ll drown. We’re all tethered to
This cold reality

We’re controlled by common criminals
Lying and killing in the service of the charlatans
Seated at the right hand of a glorified thief
Taking everything that’s left from the beggars’ hands

We know the answers to the questions
But we will never understand the reasons why
We’ve been stranded in the cold and left to rot
I paid my debt to the collector but God knows I’m never getting mine

Divided we stand, united we fall
Divided we stand, just to kill them all

In the land of the free, we’re all still enslaved
This is not what we came here for
This is not what we came here for

Ten thousand years, and nothing has changed
The world moves on, but we’re resigned to stay the same

We’ll never change
Track Name: Soldier's Home
Nothing’s changed in all this time
The snow still falls like it always has
But everyone you know is moving on

You were only hero to few
The rest forgot as quickly as you left
And the ones that you love are already gone

The world has stolen everything you had
But you long to return

I . . . I am sorry
You gave up everything to keep us alive
Track Name: Burn Out
And now it all comes out
I’ve faked a smile for far too long
Say you’ve been living hard
But don’t earn what you fucking own

I’m losing touch
I’m giving up now

You took your cup and you filled it with more than it could hold
Now it’s overflowed; it’s spilling onto every soul
But all your failures, they’re always out of your control
Cursing everyone you know and asking them for more

Six years and counting (as it stands)
You can’t catch a break
You broadcast your pain to the world
But it just don’t change a thing

Don’t know how we wound up here
I only hope it’s not too late
to see you dig your own grave

You said that no one understands
Gonna run away
Get as far as you fucking can
Then you fell to your knees,
Looked to the sky and said,

“Dear God, where have you gone,
And everyone I never really knew?
I’m losing touch
I’m giving up on you.”

Our flame is burning out
It’s fading fast, and I don’t know if we will last
I’m losing touch
I’m giving up
Track Name: Temporary Freedom
There’s a house at the end of the road
It’s been beaten down; it’s been empty for years,
But it’s still filled with thoughts of the people who have lived there
So just find another vice to occupy your precious little time
You’ll find a reason for everything, but I promise you God’s not responsible

What’s it gonna be today? You know you can’t make any of this last through tonight

The ghosts of those who left are here to stay
The happy ending is replaced by pain
Now you’re standing on the edge
Just waiting for Death to make his claim

Dip your feet into the water, and remember how it used to feel
If you could only get just one more taste, well then what?

This is all that you have left; this is all that you’ll ever know
This is all that you have left, so why don’t you just pull the plug
This is all that you have left; this is all that you’ll ever know
This is all that you have left, so why don’t you just pull the plug

The ghosts of those who left are here to stay
The happy ending is replaced by pain
Now you’re standing on the edge
Just waiting for Death to make his claim

Oh, what a tragedy; the lies have become reality
You’ve suspended your disbelief, and there’s nothing left to see

Now the spotlight is on you, but the crowd has gone away
Rest your head in the dirt; I’m sure it will keep you warm for tonight
Track Name: Bury Me
I can’t keep all this in my head
I’m dying trying to forget

Bury what’s left of the truth that you
Carried all these years
It will never be like it was
So I’m begging you just to stay here

The memory is all that I have left,
And I’m just trying to be the better man

It’s not the way that I want to see you,
But I am getting so used to that face
I swear it kills me every day

Oh, explain to me how this is not insanity

In the night, we lived under
A different light, and our hearts,
They would align and fall out again
As the sun came up, as the sun came up . . .

We have never been the same since then

It’s not the way that I want to see you,
But I am getting so used to that face
I swear it kills me every day
I know I’ve fucked up. I know I’ve let down
Everyone who's put any faith in me
I just wish that I could see clearly

When we wake up in the morning,
We will find that we are different people
Than we were before
We cannot keep living this way

Bury me; we'll pretend to forget
Bury me; never speak of this

I can’t keep all this in my head
I’m dying trying to forget