False Hope Is What I Live For

by A Better Reality

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released December 8, 2014

Dakota Shelton (vocals, rhythm guitar)
Brandon Downing (lead guitar)
Rylie Downey (bass)
Sage Weeber (drums)

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Track Name: Confidence
I know you can't see the good in this
And I've read the story on your wrist
An open book, pages fluttering in the wind
Are you ready to feel again?

I see through your bloodshot eyes
They reflect the insecurity that controls your life
You're tied to an anchor of regret
Watching; waiting for the day you sink
I envy the galaxies in your mind
'Cause I can't find a single star in mine
Don't let the rain kill your dreams, my dear

Fake your confidence 'til it's real
Lie to yourself 'til your words become true
Oh, I never thought that it would get this bad
Signal the skies, I think my soul is dead
But I will never give up on you

I feel your heartbeat sync with mine
Transcend to a higher state of mind
We have a clouded sense of right
But that veil is quickly fading
Don't lose your grip on reality
'Cause when you let go, demons start to sing
You can't let the rain bring you down

Fake your confidence 'til it's real
Lie to yourself 'til your words become true
Oh, I never thought that it would get this bad
Signal the skies, I think my soul is dead
But I will never give up on you

I never thought that it would get this bad
No, I never thought that it would get this bad

Fake your confidence 'til it's real
Lie to yourself 'til your words become true
Oh, I never thought that it would get this bad
Signal the skies, I think my soul is dead
But I will never give up on you
Track Name: False Hope
I miss the way that your eyes
Seem to shine like stars when you see something you like
When did my appeal disappear?
I don't know what to do, 'cause all I feel is love and fear
Promised myself I wouldn't change for anyone
But where's the fun in being alone?
I'll keep on believing that there's more
'Cause false hope is what I live for

I showed up wearing my best shade of fine
I left bearing scars and bloodshot eyes
You seem to think that love is a war
So here's my defense: all these sad songs are yours

Convince me that I wasn't everything
You wanted in your little fantasy
There's a fine line between the black and white
And I'm walking down the middle, just trying not to pick a side
I shiver, my lips quiver
The fire in my soul isn't big enough to keep me warm
I don't hate you
I just hope you'll stop feeling so sorry for yourself

I showed up wearing my best shade of fine
I left bearing scars and bloodshot eyes
You seem to think that love is a war
So here's my defense: all these sad songs are
Nothing in the world could make up for this
My heart has a limit and you're pushing it
You started a war you can't win
So don't cry to me when this comes to an end

How can I push my luck when it was never by my side?
Something is eating me alive

I showed up wearing my best shade of fine
I left bearing scars and bloodshot eyes
You seem to think that love is a war
So here's my defense: all these sad songs are
Nothing in the world could make up for this
My heart has a limit and you're pushing it
You started a war you can't win
So don't cry to me when this comes to an end
Track Name: I'd Still Do Anything for You
Oh, what a pretty little sight
The twinkle in your eye blends in with my headlights
Aren't you thrilled to see me?
There's no need to apologize
Save your breath for your plans tonight
Secrets can't be kept for long and gossip ruins lives

So take a look at me and drown in misery
My heart's replaced by the remains of a thousand broken promises

Oh, you're nothing but a fake
Lost in your own drama-fueled world
Forget me, I'll find my own way
'Cause people like you are the people I hate

So take a look at me and drown in misery
My heart's replaced by the remains of a thousand broken promises

Is this what you want, or is it that you just don't want to hurt me?
I'm stronger than that, I can take a hit
But I can't hold on, so make your decision
Is this what you want, or does this give you satisfaction?
After all you've put me through, I'd still do anything for you

If I wish upon a shooting star, maybe there's a chance
That I could forget it all, we could start again
Sign your name onto my heart with permanent ink
And swear to me that you'll never hurt me again

Is this what you want, or is it that you just don't want to hurt me?
I'm stronger than that, I can take a hit
But I can't hold on, so make your decision
Is this what you want, or does this give you satisfaction?
After all you've put me through, I'd still do anything for you
Track Name: The Things I Fear Most
You're a vicious snake, filling me with poison with every kiss
I bottled up the feelings that I dearly miss
When you bite the hand of innocence like you're some kind of saint
Be prepared to feel the universe retaliate

If you can't understand yourself, how can you understand me?
You think with your head, but I see the world through different eyes

Why do bad things happen to me when all I want is to do good?
Karma has a way with words, so speak your mind
When good things happen to me? I'm still dreaming and hoping for more
Existence is double-sided; an empty book, and we're the ones who write it

One pair of lost souls, one set of bones
These are the things that I fear most
Violence is the first instinct in a coward's brain
Is your faith really worth causing others pain?

Why do bad things happen to me when all I want is to do good?
Karma has a way with words, so speak your mind
When good things happen to me? I'm still dreaming and hoping for more
Existence is double-sided; an empty book, and we're the ones who write it

I'm unaware of the things I can't
I'm dying to know, so please enlighten me

Remember the things you've said, the things you've done
The wars you've won; you will always be the dirt on my feet

Why do bad things happen to me when all I want is to do good?
Karma has a way with words, so speak your mind
When good things happen to me? I'm still dreaming and hoping for more
Existence is double-sided; an empty book, and we're the ones who write it
Track Name: Set Your Sails
You may not see it, but I'm still the same me
The same kid who fell asleep counting every heartbeat
I was flipping through the pages of a story tossed down through the ages
Of two kids with fucked up hair and smiles from cheek to cheek

And I hope this song is the soundtrack of your breakdown
I've turned out all the lights and I don't think, I don't think I want you to come home
And I've earned my wings going through hell and back with you
So cry me an ocean and I'll set my sails towards sanity

You got the boy you always wanted, while I'm becoming to man I've always wanted to be
But I'll never forgive myself for giving you the best of me
I treated you like a queen, and this adventure with you has been a challenge to my self esteem

And I hope this song is the soundtrack of your breakdown
I've turned out all the lights and I don't think, I don't think I want you to come home
And I've earned my wings going through hell and back with you
So cry me an ocean and I'll set my sails towards sanity

I toss and turn, wondering what I'm fighting for
And I'm counting the days 'til I don't think about you anymore

And I hope this song is the soundtrack of your breakdown
I've turned out all the lights and I don't think, I don't think I want you to come home
And I've earned my wings going through hell and back with you
So cry me an ocean and I'll set my sails towards sanity
Track Name: Dedicated
Explosions in my stomach echo through my chest
My body is a battleground for the war inside my head
I've finished my list of things I wish you would have said
Moving mountains will crush you in the end

What the hell was I thinking? This isn't love
You're tempting, so decieving; my heart is numb
Now I'm no longer hung up waiting on nothing
I'll dedicate myself to my dreams instead

I'm done wasting my time on feeling sad about the fact
That you destroyed me from the inside out, this isn't right
It took awhile, but I don't need you anymore
Because I've finally learned how to love myself

So here is my last song to you

What the hell was I thinking? This isn't love
You're tempting, so decieving; my heart is numb
Now I'm no longer hung up waiting on nothing
I'll dedicate myself to my dreams instead

Please leave and never come back
Because every time I think of you, my demons attack
I know that I'll always miss you, but it's better this way
Because you're my commander and I'm just a slave