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The Sixes

TURNING A BLIND EYE

A warning sign like a traffic light,
from green to yellow then turns red again
I’m reticent by accident
When all your thoughts, they all just started crashing down
We all will fall sometimes

Turning a blind eye
The moment, gone and passed you by
Turning a blind eye
It’s by design, but what a way to live your life

Anxiety has quietly
Distracted focus from what could’ve been
Its breaks your will and as pressure builds
I live another nightmare

Turning a blind eye
The moment, gone and passed you by
Turning a blind eye
It’s all by your design
Turning a blind eye
The moment, gone and passed you by
Turning a blind eye
It’s by design
But what a way to live your life

Yeah, I waited for someone
Yeah, I waited but someone never came

Credits:
Written by: Matthew Paul, Rob Ferreira, Darren Furman, Mark Birkelbach, Clint Lowery

Appears on: The Sixes (2012)

First played live: March 30, 2012

Performers: Matthew Paul: Vocals, Rob Ferreira: Guitars, Vocals, Darren Furman: Bass, Mark Birkelbach: Drums, Kurt Wubbenhorst: Programming

 

E-MOTIONLESS

A self destructive pattern that the broken pieces made
You’re fighting with yourself every day, she claimed
And in your indecision, you’re just lying to yourself

Nobody can move
I’ll stay right where you left me abandoned and bruised
In time this war is over
And it’s all we’ve been waiting for

Now there’s some common ground here between both you and I
I fight those same old conflicts every night inside
Looks like I know you better than I even know myself

Nobody move no body moved
I’m motionless
Nobody move no body moved
Emotionless

Credits:
Written by: Matthew Paul, Rob Ferreira, Darren Furman, Mark Birkelbach, Clint Lowery

Appears on: The Sixes (2012)

First played live: June 1, 2012

Performers: Matthew Paul: Vocals, Rob Ferreira: Guitars, Vocals, Darren Furman: Bass, Mark Birkelbach: Drums, Clint Lowery: Guitars, Kurt Wubbenhorst: Programming

 

RECQUIESCAT

Death will take forever
Lie in patience
Death will take forever I’m lying patient

THE BLACKEST SKIES

Can I think for myself?
Standing out on the edge again
Take some time for yourself
Find a place you can clear your head

On and on…

Death will take forever
Lie in patience until its time
‘Cause this stress is heavy
Tonight I’m buried
Underneath the blackest skies but still alive

No more asking for help
Lost my faith in humanity
I’m standing inside the wreck again
Hold out hope for some clarity

On and on, so worn down

Death will take forever
I’m lying patient
Underneath the blackest skies
But still alive

Credits:
Written by: Matthew Paul, Rob Ferreira, Darren Furman, Mark Birkelbach, Clint Lowery

Appears on: The Sixes (2012)

First played live: March 30, 2012

Performers: Matthew Paul: Vocals, Rob Ferreira: Guitars, Darren Furman: Bass, Mark Birkelbach: Drums, Clint Lowery: Vocals, Kurt Wubbenhorst: Programming

 

LIFESPAN

Nothing lifts me anymore
Unaffected at my core
How many times am I gonna live through it?
How many times?

Throwing punches at myself
Another night where no one helped
How many times am I gonna live through it?
How many times?

Holding on, I breathe for comfort
Need the light ahead
So go now and drop the loaded gun
And back away
The time has come to give yourself a way

Wonder if I reached my end
Someone hold me up again
How many times am I gonna live though it?
How many times?

Negative thoughts everywhere
Tie the rope and kick the chair
How many times am I gonna live through it?
How many times?

Unlock the cage and let this bitterness out
This second guessing left me here full of doubt
But I know one thing I can live with some pain
And I’ll do all I can to kill it away… Take it away

Holding on, I breathe for comfort
Need the light ahead

Credits:
Written by: Matthew Paul, Rob Ferreira, Clint Lowery, Morgan Rose

Appears on: The Sixes (2012)

First played live: March 30, 2012

Performers: Matthew Paul: Vocals, Rob Ferreira: Guitars, Vocals, Darren Furman: Bass, Mark Birkelbach: Drums, Clint Lowery: Guitars, Kurt Wubbenhorst: Programming

 

LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

Feels just like these walls are caving in
Under all this time I somehow wasted
Now I always wonder where you are
A thousand miles beneath all of these stars

Well I guess I’ll leave the light on
In case you find your way back home
And I’ll just sit here with my memories
So at least I’m not alone

Try to find some comfort in my skin
Don’t know where I end or where I begin
And through all these ups and downs
I thought it was the thought that counts
But now I see it all amounts to nothing

What I never said will always hurt the most
And I’ll be forever haunted by your ghost
If there’s one thing that I hoped you’d know
It’s that I loved you…and I still do

Credits:
Written by: Matthew Paul, Rob Ferreira

Appears on: The Sixes (2012)

First played live: March 30, 2012

Performers: Matthew Paul: Vocals, Rob Ferreira: Guitars, Darren Furman: Bass, Mark Birkelbach: Drums, Kurt Wubbenhorst: Strings, Jeremy Gillespie: Hammond B3 Organ