Wage War Youngblood

Sometimes we’re left to uncover the wreckage

At the mercy of another’s decision

He was almost seventeen

Decided life was not worth living

Put a gun to his pain

To finally make it go away

I hope you know that you’re missed

And even though your shell is gone,

In our hearts you still exist

I just wish you knew how much you meant

To everyone around you

To those you never met

He was too young

Taken by his own hand

No one would understand

Why he ended it all

But now you’re gone

You left a hole in the hearts of those who treasured you the most

You may have left your mark but you left us all in the dark

So I’ll sing

For the weak

For the broken, those in need

And I’ll keep

My heart in reach

Left wide open, set you free

You were loved

I always saw the light in you and a smile on your face

Full of passion, full of purpose, ready to take your place

I guess we’ll never understand why you chose to say goodbye

But when a future is as bright as yours, we are left to wonder why

He was too young

Taken by his own hand

No one would understand

Why he ended it all

You’re never coming back

There’s so many things I wish I would’ve said

The flashbacks replay in my head

This song is all that I have

Because you’re never coming back

Wage War Deadlocked

There’s no turning back

Everything has built up all around me

My problems, my addictions, complications rule all my decisions

It’s a slippery slope leading to my end

Show me the way out

Get my grip again

These afflictions wage a war inside me

Can I find direction? No

In such pain, we are desperate for solutions

Where is the door that leads to redemption?

Everything is dark

Will I ever find my way out?

These afflictions wage a war inside me

Can I be forgiven?

You take what others have worked for

You’re all that I’m not

You are the burden of many

We’re deadlocked

This is for all those who struggle

For all those who can’t

Don’t let your troubles define you

Be the better man

I’m held down by the weight of my selfish mistakes

Buried under miles of guilt (miles of guilt)

You are the parasite, and now you’ve sunk your teeth

You are abomination

I have watched myself change from the inside out

Becoming what I swore I’d never be (swore I’d never be)

There’s got to be more to this

There’s got to be more to this

You take what others have worked for

You’re all that I’m not

You are the burden of many

We’re deadlocked

This is for all those who struggle

For all those who can’t

Don’t let your troubles define you

Be the better man

Be the better man

Where do we go from here?

Down this lonely road

I’ve never felt so scared, out here on my own

There’s no turning back

I have left my old self behind

The damned are upon me but I won’t be the victim

God, will you wash the blood from these hands

I’ll change my ways, I’ll be the better man

Wage War Deadweight

Deadweight

Get up, get up

Mirror mirror on the wall

The man I see is at fault

When did I become everything that I hate?

Internally bound, I’ll self-destruct

Bleed out until I think I’ve had enough

But it never is

I swear it never is

It’s like I’m out of my mind

Relapse, repeat, never the last time

I can’t take much more

I’ve never been this low before

Never been this low before

Deadweight (all you do is)

Break me (leave me feeling)

Empty (how I long to be set free)

You’re my own misery

[x2]

Go

To be honest

I’ve grown to love the pain

So what’s it worth when you can’t sleep, can’t think

You’ll do whatever it takes to feel just the little things

Trapped inside my head

I’m hanging by your thread

Deadweight (all you do is)

Break me (leave me feeling)

Empty (how I long to be set free)

You’re my own misery

[x2]

You and I are running out of time

We can’t coexist

You took what was mine

So you see, it’s you or it’s me

Now I’m seeing red, yeah

Why don’t you just drop dead?

Why don’t you just drop dead?

(All you are is)

Deadweight (all you do is)

Break me (leave me feeling)

Empty (how I long to be set free)

You’re my own misery

[x2]

No longer part of me

No longer part of me

Wage War Stitch

Leave me in the dark with a hole for a heart

As low as I can get, burn the bridge, rip the stitch out

Pick it up

I can’t pretend like it’s all part of the plan

I can’t hide it, blindsided, I can’t fight it, it’s more than I can stand

Broken. But I guess you knew that it would be this way

Loose ends. Tie the knot and wait for your chance to run away (run away)

I could never make you stay, you’ll run away (run away)

I’ll always be your greatest mistake, so run away (run away)

Just another game that you played, you’ll run away (run away)

Three years in the making

But I guess we weren’t worth saving

We weren’t worth saving

Leave me in the dark with a hole for a heart

As low as I can get, burn the bridge, rip the stitch out

Guess I’ll play dead. It’s all in my head

To you I don’t exist. Call it bliss. Rip the stitch out

What?

Bitter to the core

Always want more

Take what you can get

But I’ll bet that is never enough

Is it?

Pull the knife out of my back

Let it all fade to black

Made it so clear

I think we’re done here

Bitter to the core

Always want more

Take what you can get

But I’ll bet that is never enough

Is it?

Pull the knife out of my back

Let it all fade to black

Made it so clear

I think we’re done here

Leave me in the dark with a hole for a heart

As low as I can get, burn the bridge, rip the stitch out

Guess I’ll play dead. It’s all in my head

To you I don’t exist. Call it bliss. Rip the stitch out

Leave me in the dark with a hole for a heart

As low as I can get, burn the bridge, rip the stitch out

Guess I’ll play dead. It’s all in my head

To you I don’t exist. Call it bliss. Rip the stitch out

You were the light I could never see in myself

I would’ve stood by you until the gates of hell

Wage War My Grave Is Mine To Dig

I run away from everything that’s good for me

When every voice that you hear is the same one

All you can think to do is run

Make no mistake I’m everything I say I hate

Hypocritical, lost individual, no longer worth your faith

I know I can be better than this

Masquerading has never done me justice

I am what I am

A boy not yet the man that I want to be

Despite what I have led you to believe

I’m nothing as I seem

No ground beneath my feet

I can’t seem to get away from me

This person in the mirror’s not the same one that I wanna be

Is there more than what I see?

Sometimes it’s hard to let go

When I don’t know what lies in front of me

Get away from me!

Death to self is much easier said than done

Death to self is much easier said than done

Pain is what has set me free

I had to go through Hell to find what’s best in me

Still think I can be better than this

Despite the weight that is my conscience

Life was never fair but I am never broke beyond repair

Still searching for any place that I can call my home

And even though I’m lost

I know I’m not alone

I can’t seem to get away from me

This person in the mirror’s not the same one that I wanna be

Is there more than what I see?

Sometimes it’s hard to let go

When I don’t know what lies in front of me

If I could change myself I would

But I don’t know where to begin

My grave is mine to dig

My grave is mine to dig

If I could change myself I would

But I don’t know where to begin

Wage War Indestructible

To all the ones who have helped me along the way

I owe a debt I could never repay

Carried on the shoulders of strangers

No room for doubt, lead by faith, never failure

You paved the way but to my dismay

The great unknown could be an early grave

On a long road with the end in our sights

Tragedy takes it away like a thief in the night

I pray it’s not over

Won’t remain broken, I’m looking for closure

I’m scared, didn’t think it’d come with a cost

That people would change, that lives could be lost

I’m having nightmares where fate leaves us for dead

Never imagined a price on our heads

I woke up screaming

I felt my heart sink in

I miss the days when I felt indestructible, indestructible

We’re veering over lines that shake me every time

I miss the days when I felt indestructible, indestructible

It wasn’t supposed to be like this

I lived in a world where darkness didn’t exist

Mortality is a beautiful thing

Embrace it, don’t waste it

You’re the one who pulls the strings

Heavy win, heavy loss

I’m moving forward (moving forward)

No matter what the cost

I woke up screaming

I felt my heart sink in

I miss the days when I felt indestructible, indestructible

We’re veering over lines that shake me every time

I miss the days when I felt indestructible, indestructible

Indestructible, indestructible

I still carry you with me

I woke up screaming

I felt my heart sink in

I miss the days when I felt indestructible, indestructible

So write this on my stone if I don’t make it home

I tried my best but I’m not indestructible, indestructible

Even through the darkest nights

All hope is not lost

All hope is not lost

Wage War Blueprints

I want to be the person that I was made to be

I’ve only scratched the surface

I’m giving everything

I am never defined by the mistakes I’ve made

I have a purpose to exist, I’ve got something to say

There is a hope despite shortcomings we face, got no love, got no grace

Through thick and thin we must stay strong

We won’t lose sight

We will prevail

We will overcome

These ghosts still haunt me

It’s all I have on these sleepless nights

Show me that I can still be saved

Show me that I’m worth saving

I know who I am

Mistakes are what made me

Your words, they can’t change me

So go waste your breath somewhere else

I’ve heard it all before so keep it to yourself

Keep it to yourself

I’m not a prophet, I don’t have all the answers

Transparent, imperfect, lost

Still fighting the cancer

We often ask ourselves “Is life really worth it?”

How quickly we forget every life has a purpose

I am revival

The turning point to a close minded race

Open your mind, we all bleed the same

One day they’ll stand at the foot of my grave

I can’t help but wonder what they will say

Life is a vapor

You only get one chance

Will you move forward with open heart and hands

These ghosts still haunt me

It’s all I have on these sleepless nights

Show me that I can still be saved

Show me that I’m worth saving

I want to be the person that I was made to be

I’ve only scratched the surface

I’m giving everything

This life is mine

This time I play for keeps

Wage War Johnny Cash

Let me tell you the saddest story

Love lost left broken and empty

Put my heart in the hands of another

Set a fire to the past and watched me burn

Somehow I guess it’s better this way

Looking back was it all just a mistake?

Thought I could live in the arms of another

But I guess I wasn’t enough for her

I wanna feel the love you can’t live without

The one that Johnny Cash wrote all his songs about

But I gave it all away for no return

Guess it’s just another lesson that I’ll never learn

I’ve been putting myself through your Hell

Holding on to things that don’t even matter now

You found your place in the arms of another

But now I see it’s just the way the Earth will turn

I wanna feel the love you can’t live without

The one that Johnny Cash wrote all his songs about

But I gave it all away for no return

Guess it’s just another lesson that I’ll never learn

Can’t seem to fill the void that lives in my chest

Thought I was what you need but I’m just second best

I’ll never give it all away again I swear

Don’t even look for a heart you’ll find there’s nothing there

(I can’t take it back)

All the years that we spent together have come to an end

(Regret is all I had)

Not sure I would if I could do it all over again

(I can’t take it back)

The memories, the pictures, I love you’s will wither

(Regret is all I had)

But this is the last song I’ll write about you

Forget my name

Forget my face

It was all just empty space

Deadweight

No longer part of me

Wage War Southbound

Define me as a failure

Only the shadow of a man

I will suffer the judgement passed by those

Who simply do not understand

Who I am, the way I think

The pain that sets in underneath

And when I try to be myself it seems like

The insecurity gets the worst of me

Gets the worst of me

The distance, it makes me sick

But there’s a new way that I’m coping with conviction

And I don’t expect you to understand it

I can’t leave these words unsaid

Cause it’s a product of the battle that’s in my head

And I can’t pretend that it never haunts me

The world will never be enough for me

I’ll tell you from the top, it’s only skin deep

I don’t know what I believe

But it’s not the way it’s supposed to be

Over these past few years I admit that things have changed

Dreams became reality but the pleasure became pain

I’ve loved, I’ve lost, you wouldn’t know what it cost

After every sacrifice that I have made

I’ll take this to the grave

You can be who you want to be

But your nightmares live in the same dream

Go be who you want to be

The distance, it makes me sick

But there’s a new way that I’m coping with conviction

And I don’t expect you to understand it

I can’t leave these words unsaid

Cause it’s a product of the battle that’s in my head

And I can’t pretend that it never haunts me

I don’t expect you to understand it

And I can’t pretend that it never haunts me

Wage War Spineless

I bet you think that you’re on top of the world,

But it’s gained you nothing and that’s what you deserve

Walk around with no regard for anyone else

You’ll get what’s coming to you, this much I promise to tell

I just don’t understand the sickness you are

Disrespectful punk, only set out to harm

This time you struck too close to home

When you hurt what’s mine, you cast your last stone

You cast your last stone

Coward

You were never worthy to stand

You don’t know what it takes

You don’t know what makes a man

Spineless

It’s about time that you learn some respect

So listen close, here’s a lesson that you’ll never forget

First blood

You drew first

Here’s a lesson that you’ll never forget

Next time you speak that name, I’ll make sure you regret it