On The Inside

from by Christopher Steve

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I wrote the music to this one shortly after the first Spirit Division album came out. I initially considered it for what would become No Rapture but I elected not to bring it in due to that album's much more collaborative writing process. I think this could've worked as a metal tune but I rather like the haunting atmosphere that comes from this style.

The lyrics muse on people that I perceived as being more successful than me; what is it like to be at that point, are they happy to be there, and could they help me get to where they are? I wrote this lyric in college but it's only gotten more relevant in my time doing the music scene thing.


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

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


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



from Hope For Winter, released March 21, 2017
Music & Lyrics: Chris Latta



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