Prosper

by Gold Route

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released May 31, 2017

- Tracked at Undead Media, Trenton MI
- Mixed by Adam Cichocki at Timber Studios
- Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering

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Track Name: Ropes
Voiceless in the midst of the voices,
poised with a little bit of resolve
I've still got that sickening feeling,
that it's just not enough
so you get what you give until there's nothing left
my patience is fleeting, my faith is wearing thin

never gonna be what you want me to be,
and I'm only gonna choose the path I please
enlighten me so I can see more
of the fallacies that we adorn
I'm losing myself to the weight of this moment,
am I living my life or the lie that they sold me?

now the tables turn

(so you get what you give)
so you get what you give until there's nothing left
my patience is fleeting, my faith is wearing thin
so you get what you give until there's nothing left
my patience is fleeting

what did you know about the path I chose?
what do you know? You're just tangled in the ropes
Track Name: Living Now
Alone, I cope
with a clouded mind and a shred of hope
I gripped, that rope
and it felt like home

Cheers to all my absent friends
-the recompense I’ll never get
-the distance and the dissonance between my kin

A toast, to those
that are looking down from the totem pole
lo and behold, this parting note:

If I’m not living now, then I’m dying slowly
no need for sympathy, though this path is lonely
and I don’t give a damn what you think you told me
here’s the simple truth - you don’t fucking know me

Been standing still for far too long
won’t hold my breath, won’t hold my tongue
recollect what keeps me strong
and contemplate how far I’ve come
Track Name: Void
Left it all behind,
trying to ease my mind
One step at a time
Sticks and stones
Take no toll
This road is still my own

I'll fill the spaces
Inside this void
Made some changes
Left me no choice

I know my place but you know I'll never run out of
these things I said cause I got a lot I'm not proud of

Did you fake it, or did you mean it
Either way I still felt cheated
Track Name: Chain
Feeling the weight now everyday
Stuck inside that fucking rage
A bitter taste and a mind misplaced
Keys to the cage

Another dead end and my passion is dead
Can't revive or relive all the things that we said
So I sulk and I sin till I find it within to get out of my own head

I'll break the chain of my hatred
Put all my weight into changing
I'll break the chain of my hatred
Put all my weight into changing

Spent so much of my time
Over-pacing these tiles
Run until my feet find
A place to take the right strides

Truth is, I wanted to
It won't come to me
So I've gotta start reaching
We choose, The rope we use
My noose, Is every single weakness

Death, decay,
only in my mental state
The poison in my veins
Death, decay,
only in my mental state,
I will find a way
Track Name: Never Wanted
There we broke down
Outside an old town
No escaping the shade as the light drowns beneath the promise of fading sun, and now your cross your fingers behind every one.

Here we are singing the same tunes,
The same bars, biting the bottle in back booths

I couldn't make sense of the changes
How I felt or were I could place it
You're not complacent with anyone, you're just searching for a reason to turn and run

Go and read the stars and signs now, so you can find your easy way out

I never wanted this, I never needed any of it

I watched you wain, and sway
Like the willow by my window pain
On bending branch the raven sings
Cut it all down and count the rings
Does it even make a sound
When it falls down and your not around
Your ears won't catch echoes of ache
So watch me bend until I break

I know that I do this to myself,
But I won't just break for someone else
Track Name: Prosper
What I want to say and I should say
Are not the same so I will wait,
Hope and pray that the day comes
When fortune falls away
And you’re left with honesty

Where were you when I needed you?
It doesn't even matter I just need the truth,
Don't know how or why I expected you to come through.

I know I don't belong here
Held captive to pride and my fear
Hate is written in blood and stone
A filthy bandage over my wounds
Despite the burdens that you bestow,
I'll find the patience to let them go

The innocence left my eyes,
Blissfully when I was blind.
Now I see forests for trees, what we see is what we reap

Failure, I tasted something bitter but I will not spit fear,
Nor will I stay here
Prosper, my wish for you is proper,
All that it could be, just as it should be
Track Name: Happier
Sick and tired of dragging my feet
down a one way street
and looking over my shoulder,
and again the cycle repeats
stuck inside a time and place when we were free
I finally found something in this silence
I'll make my noise and you'll say your prayers
even though it still falls on deaf ears

falling on deaf ears now

thought I heard the way that you said my name
resentment and full of disdain
and I resent the way that we play the game
I finally found something in this silence
I'll make my noise and you'll say your prayers
as we watch the clock spin through these years

Happier, yet I feel the sadness
let it burn, then scatter the ashes
past and present forever clashing
flowers bloom, place them on the casket.