Mirrors

by Fail The Abstract

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released February 6, 2015

Mirrors was tracked at STL Studios
Produced, Mixed & Mastered - Sonny Truelove
Additional Guitars - Sonny Truelove; Gareth Hargreaves
Additional Vocal Tracking - Callan Orr (Avalanche Studios)
All music written by Fail The Abstract.

Fail The Abstract is:

Daniel De Jesus - Vocals
Daniel Keighery - Vocals
Josh Renjen – Guitar
Joshua Gemmell – Guitar
Zico Hua - Bass
Shane Bennell - Drums

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Fail The Abstract is a 6-piece Experimental Post-Hardcore band based in Melbourne, Australia

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Track Name: The River / Sky High
This is fate for the scoundrels!

Scoundrels!

Make amends for what you've done.
A truth I never imagined was (You).
You fucked it up and ruined everything.
A life like a wolf in sheep's clothing
White noise, can you see it in the air?
Towards the light, embrace the nightmare
They hold the keys now there's nowhere to run
You can hide but they will seek
Now here they come
And while you're out tonight
I hope you never find a way home
From the selfish ones that you have now become
And while I sleep tonight
I know I’ll never be like you
Always failing to carry the world on your own
Being surrounded by the wrong kinds of people is the worst thing you can do.
And if you laugh the world will laugh too.
But if you weep you'll weep alone
I can't be thinking
I'm sitting here drinking
Alone in the dark
Played myself as the victim

And not to mention
My only intentions
We're never exceptions
For you to ever act this way
Beauty is skin deep,
Inside you're dead
Walk with the devil
And you'll go to hell
Bite the bullet.
You won't be born again.
Such is life,
This is the bitter end
And while you're out tonight
I know you'll never find a way home
From the selfish ones that you have now become
And while I sleep tonight
I know I’ll never be like you
Always failing to carry the world on your own
You're never gonna make it on your own
It's time to forgive
The ones who always doubted me
It's time to move on
The world is right in front of me
I’ll never look back
On anything you've done to me
A life of disguise
That turned into a tragedy
And if you carry the burden of burdens, there's too much weight to hold on
Spit out your last ounce of blood
Turn blue and know that judgement is coming for you.
Where you'll come out the casualty
And while you're out tonight
I hope you never find a way home.
From the selfish ones that you have now become
And while I sleep tonight
I know I’ll never be like you.
Because I know.

This is fate for the scoundrels!
Track Name: King of Valhalla
A land abounds in golden glory.
And all we have now is history
Imagine perfection is possible
A world where I used to have it all
I never thought I could be king
Best of the best, the snake in the rats nest
I never thought I could be king
Valhalla is my home
Valhalla is my home
I was forged in the fires of a desperate cry
Lost in space & time to be denied In life
And now everything is colder and I'm hoping of being better off without this cup of liquored up escape
Take a step back
Now leap forward
Show the world
You really want it
Liberate yourself from
A state of mind
I've been there before
Now it's time to shine
I hold onto a dream.
A life that's better for me
Valhalla Still shines so vividly.
With all my heart.
You can't take nothing
No you can't take nothing
‘Cause everyone I've ever known is gone
Will I ever make it?
everyone I've ever known is gone
Will I ever make it?
Dressed in a veil of black
You change the world I see
No negativity
No more dying dreams
Sacrifice and patience
Rub it in the faces of all those who doubt us.
I was forged in the fires of a desperate cry.
With this fire inside, waiting to realize
The sky's the limit and potentials within
I don't want this life, I want to be king
I hold onto a dream.
A life that's better for me
Valhalla Still shines so vividly.
With all my heart.
You can't take nothing
No you can't take nothing
‘Cause everyone I've ever known is gone
Will I ever make it?
everyone I've ever known is gone
Will I ever make it?
We all need pain at some point to push us forward.
Sacrifice your feelings
Let the good times roll.
Let the good times fucking roll

‘Cause everyone I've ever known is gone
Will I ever make it?
everyone I've ever known is gone
Will I ever make it?
Track Name: Those Nights
Those nights I walked along street lights.
Forgot who I was
Finding myself 
Stuck in the same place

I'm taking my chances
With making it on my own
Stealing her heart
And taking her home
Then she said

I don't wanna stop, 
Baby get on top
Show me what you got until the sun comes up.
I've been smokin’ up drinking up
Dreaming of a place where the party don't stop.
So why you gotta question me on everything girl? You’re not In my spot
You see I'm not the one asking about you.

I'm comin’ up I'm dreamin’ of.
Being posted up and down Florida
 If you think that I can show it off.
 Then I’ll show you all that I've got

Taking her time to leave 
Isn't easier on me 
I never wanted her to stay ‘til the morning
I only needed her to come for the night 
Now back tracing my footsteps
I can't seem to shake these shades of regret 
And my heart, when it beats it gets harder to breathe 
It's not so simple to pretend that you don't exist

I'm comin’ up I'm dreamin’ of.
 Being posted up and down Florida 
If you think that I can show it off. 
Then I’ll show you all that I've got

SHOW YOU ALL I’VE GOT!

Why can't you see it gets harder to breathe,
when I'm thinking all on my own all about you?

 
Track Name: Patience
I'm right back where I started.
3 years ago
I'm counting down the days.
Before I'm lost without a trace
This empty house brought sorrow
Bloody walls and bullet holes
Selfish psycho, is that how you react?
Take a look in the mirror and face 7 years of bad luck
7 years
7 years
Conjour me, if you believe
Awake from this bad dream.
The bed bugs won't bite.
This night is worse than it seems
Don't pack your bags just yet
Coz I won't be there when you breakdown
Don't leave this broken city
A chance to start again is all we have
The beauty of this place is waiting for another day
I know I barely scratch the surface
I know I'm rarely seen as kind
So while they're trying to pull me under
I’ll never feel no pain
I will always be stronger than them
Let me know when the wait is over.
Divide these walls that keep our solace.
I've been wasted, I've been patient
Divide these walls that keep our solace.

DIVIDE THESE WALLS THAT KEEP OUR SOLACE!
I know I barely scratch the surface
I know I'm rarely seen as kind
So while they're trying to pull me under
Ill never feel no pain
I will always be stronger than them
Track Name: Mirrors
I've spent my life waiting
Just to live like I'm wasting
Away like a ship lost at sea
And the only one to blame is me
Trapped by bad memories
Trashing my life
Triggered constantly
And I don't want to be dragged down by these demons
I don't want to be dragged down by these
Demons
You drag me by the wrist
into the rippled river
I close my eyes
Cause here lies one name thats writ in the water
I think I know what's to come
But this time you left me on my own
Now I'm so far gone
And if you've seen what I see
You'll know life ain't easy
There's no reflection in the mirror
How could I be so blind?
In my mind’s eye
You make me feel so invisible
I ask the mysteries of life
In my mind’s eye
And I hope that one day
Someday I won't be afraid
I’m so lost and alone
I can’t think of a place to call home
I feel so empty
With no plug to fill the void
I live so scared
With no guidance, no help.
No one to talk to.
But it's all in my head
The only one who's really judging you is yourself
I'm slowly becoming one of them.
Keep trying to fight myself
There's no reflection in the mirror
How could I be ‘so blind?
In my mind’s eye
You make me feel so invisible
I ask the mysteries of life
In my mind’s eye
Track Name: Beauty in Reverie
If the shoe fits, I can take you on this journey
A path that leads to two bridges burning
While things are changing I'm thinking
The anger I've been keeping can't be worth it

Your whole life you'll stumble and fight
That’s just the karma you'll sink in
Show me you have a heart
Show me your tears aren't just a pity party
It's not so easy
To understand
You're wasting away
Lifeless and Lingering
You're drowning yourself
With the weight of the world on shoulders
you're faking it all
To leave here with nothing to say
Taking a fall with no one to show you the way
Treat people the same way you'd like to be treated
I doubt you wanna be shot down and scared of your feelings
If you think you're so in the right, well let me lend you a flame, so when your eyes adjust you'll know you're to blame
Stop taking your chances
Hold onto the ones that are closest.
Stop living the lie you're creating.
And let go of the guilt left inside
Villainous reflection
No mirror in sight
You're looking back on your every move
Entranced by a state of muse
Become aware you're a liar and a thief
So don't blame me or the rest of the world
It's not so easy
To understand
You're wasting away
Lifeless and Lingering
you're drowning yourself
with the weight of the world on your shoulders
you're faking it all
To leave here with nothing to say
Taking a fall with no one to show you the way
You're better off dead
Keep dreaming
Peace not destruction
Stop turning our worlds into storms
I will learn to forgive
But I promise to never forget
The shackles of possession
That prevented me from leaving you
Beauty in reverie
The place that I’ve needed to be
Is more than a dream
I'm ready to live
I'm ready to live
We won't meet again.
Everything was a lie
Everything was just a lie until you left me for dead