Lessons Learned

by Stay True

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After two years of dumping our hearts, time, and paychecks into this we're finally done! Thank you all so much for your support and patience so far. For fans of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk, A Day to Remember, All Time Low, and similar artists.

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released January 16, 2016

Producer: Sean Small

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Track Name: Headstone
I've been thinkin' bout the life I've lived
the places I've seen and the things that I did
They never meant much until I opened my eyes
all the little things were blessings in disguise

I've been waiting, hesitating
to be the person I should really be
this is a wake up call

All I have is what I've earned
and all I know is what I've learned
From everything that's set me back
and everything that's kept me in tact
I'll make it out
I'll make it out

I'll run as far as I can
away from every place I can't stand
And I'll go
wherever life leads me
Doing the things that mean the most to me
Seeing the places that I wanna see
I won't waste my life away

You don't know what you got 'til you've lost it all
and you don't know what you're worth if you're afraid to fall
with that in mind i'll take my time
to understand what really matters

I've been tryin' slowly findin'
the answers I need
This is a wake up call


All I have is what I've earned
and all I know is what I've learned
From everything that's set me back
and everything that's kept me in tact
I'll make it out
I'll make it out

I'll run as far as I can
away from every place I can't stand
And I'll go
wherever life leads me
Doing the things that mean the most to me
Seeing the places that I wanna see
I won't waste my life away

Not scared to die alone
don't wanna go unknown
In loving memory is what you'll see on my headstone

I've been waiting, hesitating
but lately I've been thinkin'
At least I can say I left the world with something

Not scared to die alone
don't wanna go unknown
In loving memory is what you'll see on my headstone
Track Name: Narrow Minds
I'll never understand the hate that I see
It's everywhere and it's blinding me
We've taken one step forward
and two steps back
And we've done all but nothing
to stay on track

So place your bets
and in due time
My bet's we'll fall
I don't think I'd even lose a dime

We all walk tall
Clearly blinded
Take a look around
Are we not all narrow minded?

Open up your eyes and free your mind
Take a look around it's about time
There's so many things we fail to see
The choice is yours, who do you want to be?

Best bet is we all work for something
'cause I know right now we're just headin' for nothing
It's all a game
And we're playing it back and forth
The same mistakes
That we always seem to make

Who do you want to be?
Track Name: Maybe I Needed This
You can take all our pictures
and burn 'em for all I care
all the memories we ever had
would turn to ash in the air
I've held on long enough
this weight is just too much
It seems like all this time
you were always out of touch

Please just stop this
You're breaking your promise

I think I'm losin' my sanity
'cause I've gained everything but your honesty
It's draining all my energy
Away
And I don't know where I stand
no, I don't where I stand
But I'm on my way
I'm on my way

Maybe I needed this
maybe it was meant to be
All I know is that
I'm finally able to breathe
The only way to hold this up
would be to suffer under the weight of it
I've lost this game one too many times
Enough to know that I should quit


Please just stop this
You're breaking your promise

I think I'm losin' my sanity
'cause I've gained everything but your honesty
It's draining all my energy
Away
And I don't know where I stand
no, I don't where I stand
But I'm on my way
I'm on my way

I can paint you a picture
I can hope it lasts
But a thousand words could never help you
understand the facts

I think I'm losin' my sanity
'cause I've gained everything but your honesty
It's draining all my energy
Away
And I don't know where I stand
no, I don't where I stand
But I'm on my way
I'm on my way
Track Name: Rewrite the Book
As I think of all the things that made me who I am today
I can't help but wonder if I threw my life away
There's so many things I could've done or didn't say
And it eats me alive every single day

But just when I thought I wanted this to end
I picked myself up all over again
I just told myself that it will be okay
Things will get better just not today

I've been staring at the blank pages of the book
I wrote when I had lost all my hope
Collecting my thoughts as nostalgia consumes me
I realize now things weren't as bad as they seemed
I was right at the end of my rope
Until I found hope
I couldn't go on anymore
Until I opened a new door

While I look back on these memories that seem to tear me down
I always hoped that someone else would find their way around
to hold me up and say that I'm the best they've found
But I'm waiting in silence until I hear a sound

But just when I thought I wanted this to end
I picked myself up all over again
I just told myself that it will be okay
Things will get better just not today

I've been staring at the blank pages of the book
I wrote when I had lost all my hope
Collecting my thoughts as nostalgia consumes me
I realize now things weren't as bad as they seemed
I was right at the end of my rope
Until I found hope
I couldn't go on anymore
Until I opened a new door

When you're all alone and things seem like they just can't get worse
just remember that there's always someone thinking the same
You just gotta pick your head up and say that it's alright
Because one day you will find the thing that brings you hope
Brings you hope

I've been staring at the blank pages of the book
I wrote when I had lost all my hope
Collecting my thoughts as nostalgia consumes me
I realize now things weren't as bad as they seemed
I was right at the end of my rope
Until I found hope
I couldn't go on anymore
Until I opened a new door
Track Name: Wasted Time
I can't begin to imagine what it's like to be you
What it's like to be you

'Cause after everything I've seen you do and all you've done to me
I think that everyone deserves the truth, what you are they need to see
You'll do anything to keep your self esteem up high
and you don't even care who you hurt when you lie

And yeah I'm calling you out on your narcissistic ways
I hope that when you hear this you can't sleep for days
I'll be the one to say this first
I hope that the truth hurts

This is the first, I'm makin' sure it's the last time that I
make the mistake of trusting someone like you
'Cause I can't cope with the fact of knowing that
All this time I was just being used
I've wasted all my time believing all of your lies
I don't see how you can even sleep at night

What's funny is I think that you begin to believe your lies
You've started so many that you weaved a web to disguise
What you really are underneath that ego of yours
Just a self conscious kid that's opened too many doors

But it's alright
I know it's all for show
In the end
At least I can still sleep tonight

This is the first, I'm makin' sure it's the last time that I
make the mistake of trusting someone like you
'Cause I can't cope with the fact of knowing that
All this time I was just being used
I've wasted all my time believing all of your lies
I don't see how you can even sleep at night
I've wasted all my time believing all of your lies
I don't see how you can even sleep at night

This is the first, I'm makin' sure it's the last time that I
make the mistake of trusting someone like you
'Cause I can't cope with the fact of knowing that
All this time I was just being used
I've wasted all my time believing all of your lies
Track Name: North Star
I am so damn proud to call you mine

'Cause I've been through hell but now I'm fine
You make everything okay, yeah you make everything okay
You make it easy to pass the time
You know exactly what to say, you know exactly what to say

I'm no good at knowing all the right things to say
But I try my best, I do what I can just to make your day
Everything about you is perfect and I hope it stays that way
'cause every time I look at you

I get lost in your eyes
just long enough to pass the time, just long enough to pass the time
I get lost in your smile
I'm so damn proud to call you mine, I'm so damn proud to call you mine

You always seem so insecure but I know
you're perfect just the way you are, you're perfect just the way you are
You let me in when I have nowhere to go
You shine just like the north star, you shine just like the north star


I'm no good at knowing all the right things to say
But I try my best, I do what I can just to make your day
Everything about you is perfect and I hope it stays that way
'cause every time I look at you

I get lost in your eyes
just long enough to pass the time, just long enough to pass the time
I get lost in your smile
I'm so damn proud to call you mine, I'm so damn proud to call you mine

You shine so bright
You are my north star, you are my north star

Every time I look at you


I get lost in your eyes
just long enough to pass the time, just long enough to pass the time
I get lost in your smile
I'm so damn proud to call you mine, I'm so damn proud to call you mine
Track Name: Consider
Where's the time gone?

Where's it gone since I've gotten into this mess
this travesty of tragedies that's anything but blessed
I fell for you and I swear it's true
Yeah, I fell for you

I have but one complaint that I hope you consider
Caring too much doesn't make you a sinner
I'm here for you yet you're never for me
I give you my all yet you're too blind to see

Why won't you listen?

Why can't you learn from the words that I speak?
You're everything that I need and everything that I seek
I want just you and I swear it's true
Yeah I want just you

I have but one complaint that I hope you consider
Caring too much doesn't make you a sinner
I'm here for you yet you're never for me
I give you my all yet you're too blind to see
I fell for you

And I know that I should give up on this
It's doing nothing but containing me
When instead, I should feel free
And I know that I should give up on this
This is me in my own reality
Falling through eternity

I fell for you
Track Name: You're On Your Own
Take off that crown you wear
and step down from your throne
You think you're bigger than the rest of us,
I'll show you what you think you know
If you're so high and mighty
then where are your friends?
Open up your eyes and bring this to an end

[CHORUS]
This is a wake up call
take a look around before you fall
Look at the mess you've made
from the games you played
There's no one left to help you out of this
You're on your own

You're on your own
what'd you expect?
When it comes to you
I show no respect
You're worthless,
you never learn from the mistakes you make
You're hopeless
you've burned every bridge you've ever built
Your ego got the best of you
pushing others around is all you do

[CHORUS}

I sat and watched as your world burned down
My eyes were set as the fire consumed you

[CHORUS]
Track Name: You Don't Know What You Are
I cant take another day
Of everything you have to say
You beg me to stay
But my patience has started to fade away
This isnt the time or place
To mend the wounds you cant erase
I cant let this get the best of me

Youre a liar and a cheat
You always make promises you cant keep
And you think its a game but youve ruined your name
Digging up excuses to hide from your shame
And i cant find the strength to
Keep putting up with you

Years go by
And youre still the same you didnt even wanna try
To fix the mess
You molded out of lies you couldnt confess
Now I know that I was always right
So what was the point of every single fight?

You have no self control
And its taken a toll
Was one night of pleasure
Worth losing someone forever?
Someone you love. Someone you trust.
Theyre priceless compared to the ones that you lust.

You dont know what you are (I do)
Theres another side of you
And thats what's killing me
(Don't make promises you cant keep)
Track Name: Hometown Haterkids
It's that time of year again
another summer comes and goes and we've got nothing to show
So here we go
the leaves are falling now we're hoping that we find our calling

Workin' late on weekends, going our on week nights
We always tell ourselves the same thing
I'll find my place

I've spent so long trying to write you this song
So get up, stand up, don't let me down
We'll get together and sing along
All about how much we hate our hometown

We've gotta get this right let's take it easy
We still got our friends and our family
I know we've been stuck here for a while
but it's 'bout damn time that we found our place

I'll find my place
I'll find my place

I've spent so long trying to write you this song
So get up, stand up, don't let me down
We'll get together and sing along
All about how much we hate our hometown