Hope For Winter

by Christopher Steve

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1.
Where do you look when you are Finally on the inside Do you just close your eyes And enjoy your long sought win Do you just study the scars And what else they may hide Or do you just mock the cries Of others who want in Chorus: The grass so green turns to brown All I've seen been lies Spent so long keeping me down Looking through green eyes When you first came inside Was it through an open door Welcoming upon your find Or did you have to knock Did you leave it open wide For others to explore Or did you slam it behind Hoping they can't pick a lock Chorus Do you know how long you'll stay Within these soothing walls I can only wonder Who would ever try to leave Not a price he wouldn't pay Oh, can you hear his calls Leave him in the thunder And soon he will be retrieved Chorus
2.
My one chance at a normal life Was one that I threw away I don't seem to regret it At least not today All my friends hate each other So no one else feels betrayed And I have saved enough To cover the hell to pay Pre-Chorus: I'm no longer the man I was It seems that I have lost my cause Or rather that it has been dropped But I can't say that I'm too shocked What happened to the man who begged For this love to commence Who thought that nothing else mattered Whose longing never relents The reality of my leap Is such a shallow defense For there were plenty of others Who I shared in the events Pre-Chorus Chorus: So now it's the end I'll try to pretend That I'm a man of my word Now that she is gone It's time to move on It's not the first time it's occurred The closure I sought Will never be caught I didn't want it anyway Add this sabotage To the growing collage And we'll see who will pay Chorus (2x)
3.
The sun looks down on a calm winter noon Bright as it'd be any summer or spring Lacking the heat though it too lacks the burn Rewarded the most when the least it does bring This is when it will be noticed the most Sow your seeds down into the cold ground Demand what was abandoned mere months prior Bears emerging and scouring their lands Return to their caves with unquenched desire Hope without reason Reason without action Action without hope Summer is gone and autumn's not yet arrived I've a harvest gathered through the year What is captured and what will escape When the winter returns here Nothing ventured is nothing gained But we will cope
4.
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Child looks to his mother As he's laid down to sleep He will never know The company that she keeps She goes to her bedroom Where her lovers creep Caught in an embrace That's drilling in deep Chorus: I can't say I'd known her I can't say I'm surprised Shame and sadness knowing Once before she'd tried No love in the smile That faced her as she died Jealousy and mocking Those who were left behind Endorphins engulf her Ensnaring their prey So long to arrive So quickly they decay Careful not to wake him She knows that it can't stay A new life together After one last lay Chorus Child dead in his cradle In the morning light An evening of crying With no mother in sight He had tried to join her Faded in the night The snare of her lover Had kept her held tight
5.
It's hard to breathe Making sense of what I'd done So hard to believe Making sense of what I'd done The shock in her eyes Looking down my loaded gun I try to run Everyone knows my name I try to hide Everyone knows my name They see the signs And they know that I am to blame I feel like I'm sinking I must've been possessed I feel like I'm shrinking I must've been possessed You know I've been thinking Why didn't I just let her rest Until I die In this bitter empty space I'll sit and cry In this bitter empty space It's an image of pleasure That will never be erased
6.
Black dog within my dreams A grim omen a threat But that's not how it seems For she was once my pet Seeing my grandfather die The memory of him I bare And sometimes I wonder why For I was never there Hearing the strangest sound Of chairs across the floor Furniture is moved around Knocking behind my door Walking past the dark wood A feeling I can't trace I have never understood The heat breathed in my face Chorus: Are the spirits I conceive The ones that I knew (Outside my eye) Am I out to relieve The pain that I've been through (Outside my eye) Never got to say goodbye During my time with you (Outside my eye) But with you outside my eye I never needed to (Outside my eye) Chorus (2x)
7.
Lying down in my bedroom Trying to get some rest But the countless thoughts consume And will not be suppressed So paranoid about today With tomorrow bringing fright Thinking of the come what may Keeps me up till' morning light Chorus 1: Seems like you will never know Just how wounded you are Till' a wave of salty sea Caresses all your scars Trying to trace the point where Eyes closed becomes true sleep But it seems you're never there For it's not a stab but a seep Like the smears upon the text That don't strike but rather slip Expecting a sword's thrust next As the poisons miss my lips Chorus 1 Chorus 2: Feel the flames beneath your feet As you are bound to the stake But the smoke will kill you faster Than the fire takes

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Hope Without Reason
Reason Without Action
Action Without Hope

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released March 21, 2017

Recorded on October 22nd, 2016 in Salem, Indiana
Engineered and mixed by Robbie Sherman
Mastered by Stephen Hoffman

Chris Latta: Vocals, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass
Robbie Sherman: Slide guitar on "Hard To Breathe Blues"

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