Long Live Album Lyrics by Atreyu


Atreyu Lyrics

Long Live Album Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Long Live

Go!

We say this means forever
Can't cut the chord and walk away
No special ceremonies
Seeking their approval, no not today
We're not gonna hear it
You're full of shit
Our desires burning brightly
We're still hungry getting after it

A symbol of promise and of light
When we were wandering lost in the dark
Somehow we'll make it through the pain
(Rise back up when we fall down, we'll fight)
Our bond is forever lasting
(Forever lasting)

Smash, move
Go stamp your feet
To the sound of our eclectic heartbeats
Dance, push
Rage, feel the heat
Kill the background music

A symbol of promise and of light
When we were wandering lost in the dark
Somehow we'll make it through the pain
(Rise back up when we fall down, we'll fight)
Our bond is forever lasting

The past is the past
What has been done is set to stone
The future is all we have
We are the ones who set the tone
And if I should fall
The ground won't touch me at all
We're up in arms
Side by side
Linked in our souls

Our bond is forever
Our bond is forever

A symbol of promise and of light
When we were wandering lost in the dark
Somehow we'll make it through the pain
(Rise back up when we fall down, we'll fight)
Our bond is forever lasting

Our bond is forever lasting
Our bond is forever lasting



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Live To Labor

In the cold dead of night
Wrest your self from sleep
To face the morning light
So Pathologically
Trapped in a system that breaks originality
In favor of bland safe marketability

Middle of a long day
Turns into working long weeks
What are we doing this for
Whose f*cking stocks will increase
At times we're all just little junkies and whores
Clawing scratching unattainable dreams

How much can we take
To labor and to break
Our backs against the system's walls
I say smash it f*cking down
In control of our fate
We produce and we create
The guns from which we sell our souls
I say smash it f*cking all

How ironic is the plan of our lives
Working doubles to survive, to get by
A passionless job in a meaningless lie
I despise being trite to get by
What do you offer?
What can you create?
What do you contribute?
What profit is made?

How much can we take
To labor and to break
Our backs against the system's walls
I say smash it f*cking down
In control of our fate
We produce and recreate
The cost for which we sell our souls
I say smash it f*cking all

I say smash it f*cking down
Smash it f*cking down

How much can we take
To labor and to break
Our backs against the system's walls
I say smash it f*cking down
In control of our fate
We produce and we create
The guns from which we sell our souls
I say smash it f*cking all

I say smash it f*cking all



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I Would Kill / Lie / Die (For You)

Go

Picture yourself alone
And trapped in a dark flooding room
The water is rising up
And signaling the impeding doom
Kicking at the walls with bound legs
Screaming at the world with no voice
Breaking your hands against black walls

The journey is long
And wrought with peril
I will be strong
This is never-ending

Please know I'd fight for you
And listening after all this heartache
You are my everything
I'll simply die for you
You are the greatest gift of all, yeah
You are so heavenly

And so I am tested
Punished, broken, dejected
Trying to buy you myself
Vowing to find a way out
Fake positivity
All that's left fueling me
The pain did not cause any doubt

The journey is long
And wrought with peril
I will be strong
This is never-ending

Please know I'd fight for you
And listening after all this heartache
You are my everything
I'll simply die for you
You are the greatest gift of all, yeah
You are so heavenly

This I swear, by the blood of my own
I will protect you, I could weather any storm
This I swear, my heart on my home
To love and protect you, to fight each and every war
This I swear, it's all that I know
To be your example, to stand up when others fall
Down

Please know I'd fight for you
And listening after all this heartache
You are my everything
I'll simply die for you
You are the greatest gift of all, yeah
You're heavenly

Please know I'd fight for you
And listening after all this heartache
You are my everything
I'll simply die for you
You are the greatest gift of all, yeah
You're heavenly



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Cut Off The Head

Hold your breath, enable the sinner
When good people go silent, there's no winners
Only accomplices and deceivers
When good people go silent, there's no winners

To me, you're all the same
You should be bound and draped in chains
A bully, a rapist, it's all the same
Overload the boat, don't drag the lake

The only thing you're taking from me
Is a burning ax to the carotid artery
The only thing you're taking from me
Is a burning ax to the carotid artery
Some heads have gotta roll

Cut off the head and burn the body down
Burn it down
There is a demon living inside of you
A demon inside of you

Destroy you, I can justify the violence
Break through the shame and the silence
After so much has been taken away
The evil in you should be fully repaid
Some heads have gotta roll

Cut off the head and burn the body down
Burn it down
There is a demon living inside of you
A demon inside of you
And when the pushed push back, we'll see who's who
We'll see who's who
You will be damned, wasted in solitude
Wasted in solitude

And in the end
In the fires of hell
May be your torment
Redefine and amplify your constant suffering

Jet black your heart
Cut out your heart
Jet black your heart
Cut out your heart
There is no justice
There is no justice
Jet black your heart
Cut out your heart
Some heads have gotta roll

Cut off the head and burn the body down
Burn it down
There is a demon living inside of you
A demon inside of you
And when the pushed push back, we'll see who's who
We'll see who's f*cking who
You will be damned, wasted in solitude
Wasted in solitude



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A Bitter Broken Memory

Disassociate
Try not to feel
Pay no attention to it
It won't seem real
A blind eye enables what we quell
Then nature takes it course
And breaks your will

I can't pick up the pieces
As fast as you throw them away
I can't hold you together
If you don't want to stay

Don't want to be your light
I burned myself so much I died inside
So what is left of me?
A bitter broken memory
Don't want to live your life
I can no longer even sympathize
With what you've come to be
A bitter broken memory

Here we are
You expect me to face hell's fury
I survive
Sharing the pieces of your heartache
I'm imperfect too, a jaded monster just like you
I can barely fake it for me
And I won't play the game for the benefit of you

I can't pick up the pieces
As fast as you throw them away
I can't hold you together
If you don't want to stay

Don't want to be your light
I burned myself so much I died inside
So what is left of me?
A bitter broken memory
Don't want to live your life
I can no longer even sympathize
With what you've come to be
A bitter broken memory

Don't want to be your light
I burned myself so much I died inside
So what is left of me?
A bitter broken memory
Don't want to live your life
I can no longer even sympathize
With what you've come to be
A bitter broken memory

A bitter broken memory
A bitter broken memory



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Do You Know Who You Are?

It's the end of the world and nobody cares
Got problems of our own so nobody stares
At themselves in the mirror anymore
A good hard look can shake you to the core
So

Do you know who you are?
Part of the solution or the one at fault
Look in your heart

Pull the pin, be careful where the fragments go
Live for yourself, don't care about collateral
Damage and such don't mean too much
When your head stuck up in your own asshole
It's easy not to see (so easy)
To be blind to the fact that the problems
That lay before us as we (as we)
Were created by a lack of our respect
So

Do you know who you are?
Part of the solution or the one at fault
Look in your heart
In your heart
Do you know who you are?
In your heart

Yeah, do you know who you are?
(I do, I do, I know who I am)
Part of the solution or the one at fault
(Cause today I'm standing up)
Look in your heart
In your heart
Do you know who you are?
In your heart



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Heartbeats And Flatlines

Lie down, curl up in a ball
You'll never even need to crawl
Strive for shit, slave to it
You're working for the means to an end
Build walls and watch bridges fall
So hungry for the new next best
Strive for shit, slave to it
You're working for the means to an end

Does your heart have a beat?
Does it just sit in your chest?
Crowding your soul, taking space
While you wait for a place to decay
There is more to this life
Than the flesh and the pain
Who keeps carving their mark on your fate?
While you wait for a place to decay

To decay

Wide open skies (Wide open skies)
A billion dreams or dead stars in the night
Exploding cannonballs
Breaking down the walls between you and life
It's time to open up your eyes
To cut all strings and die
To draw the f*cking line
Between the living and alive

Does your heart have a beat?
Does it just sit in your chest?
Crowding your soul, taking space
While you wait for a place to decay
There is more to this life
Than the flesh and the pain
Who keeps carving their mark on your fate?
While you wait for a place to decay

Your greed
Our greed
Consumes
Everything

Does your heart have a beat?
Does it sit in your chest?
Crowding your soul, taking space
While you wait for a place to decay
There is more to this life
Than the flesh and the pain
Who keeps carving their mark on your fate?
While you wait for a place to decay



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Brass Balls

There you go, you dumb kid
Running your mouth again and again
Talking all that shit with a big grin
Tripping on words again and again
Oh how exceptional the sound
Of your word vomit coming out
You're getting caught up saying foolish things
I don't believe you believe half the shit you say

Say what you want, I don't give a f*ck
I learn things the hard way

Lay yourself down on the tracks
Be crucified by your own words
You're no cross bearer
You're not a f*cking martyr
(Just a kid, only a fool)
Barely man enough to stand
You're no cross bearer
You're not a f*cking martyr

You're no cross bearer
You're no martyr

The world doesn't need more mindless shit
Labeled as unique, there's no heart to it
You may never feel it like I feel it
You'll never learn, there's no heart to it
But you've got the biggest f*cking balls
Brass ones that drag as you crawl
And for some reason, I think you stole them
You may be faking after all

Say what you want, I don't give a f*ck
I learn things the hard way

Lay yourself down on the tracks (lay down)
Be crucified by your own words
You're no cross bearer
You're not a f*cking martyr
(Just a kid, only a fool)
Barely man enough to stand
You're no cross bearer
You're not a f*cking martyr

Say what you want, I don't give a f*ck
I learn things the hard way
Say what you want, we don't give a f*ck
We learn things the hard way
Say what you want, we don't give a f*ck
We learn things the hard way

Lay yourself down on the tracks (lay down)
Be crucified by your own words
You're no cross bearer
You're not a f*cking martyr
(Just a kid, only a fool)
Barely man enough to stand
You're no cross bearer
You're not a f*cking martyr



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Moments Before Dawn

The falling's out, but we'd be back
Like a gunshot that may have hurt less
Than the words I caught in the chest as your body rot
I tried to catch you but I keep my heart locked

I fall through the floor
Hell can hurt like this

All the things I'll never say, the way it never plays (never plays)
Out the way I see it in my head
The pain, the way it haunts me lingering for days (lingering)
No funeral for what it could have been

Paralyzed again, engaged on the auto pilot
We can fight it but it's hard to hide it
Trying to deny the loss
Trying to hide the fact that
I haven't slept for days
(I haven't slept for days)
And you won't stop crying
(And you won't stop crying)
These moments before dawn
I'd rather be dying

I fall through the floor
Hell can hurt like this

All the things I'll never say, the way it never plays (never plays)
Out the way I see it in my head
The pain, the way it haunts me lingering for days (lingering)
No funeral for what it could have been

All the things I'll never say, the way it never plays (never plays)
Out the way I see it in my head
The pain, the way it haunts me lingering for days (lingering)
No funeral for what it could have been

I haven't slept for days
And you won't stop crying
These moments before dawn
Feel just like dying
But what do I know
I'm still here, broken and alone with my fears



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Start To Break

Hunted by mindless beasts
Haunted by my desire
To create and destroy
To defy with a smile

Everyday is stick and move
Either way they're after you
Mediocre their soulless lives
They live for nothing, they have no pride
They're always after me
Pleading eyes and vacant arms
They're always draining me
Needy souls, empty hearts

Can't pull the wool over my eyes
I can still see

I'm so tired but I won't stop moving
Fearful, my humanity is running away
I'm not foolish I won't stop dreaming
I know that I can be better than I am today
The pressure builds and I'm starting to break
I'm so tired but I won't stop moving
Fearful, my humanity is running away

Away, far from here
From all the cowards and fear
Far away, from here
From all the cowards and fear

The push beyond ones self
To live in the unknown
The push beyond ones self
To live in the unknown

Can't pull the wool over my eyes
I can still see
Can't pull the wool over my eyes
You can't blind me

I'm so tired but I won't stop moving
Fearful, my humanity is running away
I'm not foolish I won't stop dreaming
I know that I can be better than I am today
The pressure builds and I'm starting to break
I'm so tired but I won't stop moving
Fearful, my humanity is running away

Go

If you've never been tested
Then you'll never see
What lives inside of you
Is worth more than anything
If you've never been tested
Then you'll never see
What lives inside of you
Is worth more than anything

And at that moment
When I doubt myself
I pick my feet up
And I hit the ground

I'm so tired but I won't stop moving
Fearful, my humanity is running away
I'm not foolish I won't stop dreaming
I know that I can be better than I am today
The pressure builds and I'm starting to break
I'm so tired but I won't stop moving
Fearful, my humanity is running away

Away, running away



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Reckless

(I'm living recklessly)
(I'm living recklessly)

A black hole, a raging river
The void inside of me
Compelling me, driving me, I'm incomplete
Molding me, holding me up on my fate

There's something about
The wind in the trees
It's haunting to me
Despair in the air, anxiety on the breeze
There's something about
The sound of the waves
It holds me under
It never takes
It's getting the best of me, I'm living recklessly

A black hole, a raging river
The void inside of me
Compelling me, driving me, I'm incomplete
Molding me, holding me up on my fate

I'm living recklessly
I'm living recklessly

This hideous creation, self made
Beautiful inspiration, I'm plagued
(Day by day)
I'm hostage to my own creation
(Day by day)
I'm possessed, an abomination

Somewhere beyond
And past the point of nothing left
It will fuel me on
It will give me a new breath, go

And from the pages
Of ancient prophecy
A mythical plague
Propels my destiny
The betrayer of man
Forced a quest for certainty
Never asking myself
What beats inside of me
Never asking my soul
What hides inside of me
I won't break so easily
I choose my own direction

I can't stop (No)
Can't stop my evolution
I can't stop (No)
Can't stop this revolution
I can't stop (No)
Can't stop my evolution
I can't stop (No)
Can't stop this revolution
Go



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When The Day Is Done

(Best Buy Bonus Track)

Feels like I'm falling face first
Down a flight of stairs
My jaw breaks the fall
My teeth are everywhere
But I'm a quick study
Pain doesn't bother me
It teaches me lessons
Corrects the weakness within

When the day is done
I'll stand triumphantly
When the day is done
I won't be washed away
After I fall
I'll fly on broken wings
Dreams come true
Nothing ventured nothing gained

I reject this risk nothing society
Pain building character
Teaching humility
I reject the weakness living inside of me
Pain building character
Teaching humility

I won't be led astray
In our culture that is so insane
No guts no glory
No pleasure no pain
Everyday you have
You've got to step up to the plate

When the day is done
I'll stand triumphantly
When the day is done
I won't be washed away
After I fall
I'll fly on broken wings
Dreams come true
Nothing ventured nothing gained

Accept the pain, breathe it in, and walk away
Accept the pain, breathe it in, and walk away
Accept the pain, breathe it in, and walk away
Accept the pain, breathe it in, and walk away
Accept the pain, breathe it in, and walk away

When the day is done
I'll stand triumphantly
When the day is done
I won't be washed away
After I fall
I'll fly on broken wings
Dreams come true
Nothing ventured nothing gained



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So Others May Live

(Target Bonus Track)

Every stitch represents a soul
A son, a daughter, someone you know

Freedom has a price
The high road, a steep toll
Party lines, they don't mean shit
When you're in the desert
When your life's at risk

Rich kids don't go to war
Only the disposable masses
Rich kids don't go to war
We do!
We do!

[Chorus x2:]
So others may live
Ask yourself what have you done
To deserve their respect
You've never been on the wrong side of a gun

Politicians or terrorists?
Killing the youth and robbing the sick
Running this nation into the ground
No IED kills like the house and senate

Rich kids don't go to war
Only the disposable masses
Rich kids don't go to war
We do!
We do!

[Chorus x2]

For the warriors that we have lost
For the ones that we're yet to lose
For the warriors that we have lost
For the ones that we're yet to lose

We stand with honor and salute the
Ones who fight for me and you
For the warriors that we have lost
For the ones that we're yet to lose

Every stitch represents a soul
A son, a daughter, someone you know

[Chorus x2]
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