Reflect

by Alliteration

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released May 27, 2016

Recorded February to March 2016 by Tom Simmons at Shamless Productions in Peekskill, NY.
Mixed and mastered by Chris Evans.
All music written by the members of Alliteration.

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Alliteration Poughkeepsie, New York

Xavier Anderson - guitar/vocals
Ryan Kealty - bass/vocals
Michael Rodriguez - drums

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Track Name: The Ocean
The nightmares never seem to let me sleep
They're always clawing away at my feet
Slowly killing me
But you watch me go smiling

I can’t breathe with the weight of the ocean on my chest
The rope around my ankle keeps pulling me under

Cut me loose, untie this noose
Adrift at sea, no air to breathe
Drowning’s slow, this never ends
Hang me instead, it’s a quicker death
I know you, do you know me?
I’m cracking in half slowly

The ocean grabs my ankles and pulls me underneath
Sucks the air out of my lungs
Like the first time you spoke to me

These waves come crashing down around me
My mind is racing
Pushing, pulling, never ceasing

Cut me loose, untie this noose
Adrift at sea, no air to breathe
Drowning’s slow, this never ends
Hang me instead, it’s a quicker death
I know you, do you know me?
I’m cracking in half slowly
Track Name: Rocks Sink [Because They Have A Higher Density Than Water]
My head’s a sinking ship
Captain must’ve abandoned it
The whole crew jumped overboard
And I’m still handcuffed to it

This ship is going down
And there’s no one left around
I’ve been stranded on my own
To be swallowed by the storm
I’ll take my final breath
Before I’m dragged down to the depths
Caught up in this current
This is what it’s like to lose control

My head’s a sinking ship
Captain must’ve abandoned it
The whole crew jumped overboard
And I’m still handcuffed to it

Tied to the mast
This time there’s no turning back
It’s too late to make amends
I can’t regain my friends

My head’s a sinking ship
Captain must’ve abandoned it
The whole crew jumped overboard
And I’m still handcuffed to it

My lungs, are
Filled to the brim
My eyes, can't
See what's happening

There’s no shore in sight
I have nowhere else to go
Please take me home
And save me from this storm

My head’s a sinking ship
Captain must’ve abandoned it
The whole crew jumped overboard
And I’m still handcuffed to it
Track Name: Tater
I hate to think some souls are left to sink
Thrown out with the trash, just more food for the rats
Ignorance and arrogance go hand in hand
You're just a coward trying to be a man

I'm sick and tired of all this, "Mine! Mine! Mine!"
This was supposed to be a fucking compromise
Take a step back, you never let me in
Just take a breath. I've given all there is to give.

Taking the lead like the head of the pack
You're just a sheep like all the rest

I'm sick and tired of all this, "Mine! Mine! Mine!"
This was supposed to be a compromise
Take a step back, you never let me in
Just take a breath

And if you think that you're special
Well I bet I can prove you wrong
I heard that your entire family
Wouldn't miss you if you're gone

'Cause your a freak, a fraud
You're a burden to everyone around you
Stop acting like you're the most important part of my life
Track Name: Whatever, Bye.
My eyes watch you like the sun watches the earth
My mind tries to wander, but I have a job to do
And now (oh oh now)
I can see every trail, and it's killing me inside

Maybe, if we remember
All of time that we had spent together
We'll watch the sun engulf the sky
I'll praise you and desert my life
But that won't happen
'Cause I don't love you

My mind is like a fortress,
With heavy, plated walls so you can't storm them
And when I come home again
I'll realize that you weren't there at all

Maybe, if we remember
All of time that we had spent together
We'll watch the sun engulf the sky
I'll praise you and desert my life
But that won't happen
'Cause I don't love you
Track Name: Nu Song
What's the point of waking up?
When all I feel is anger in my head
And my biggest fear is waking up each day

My life is such a waste
I used to have goals,
But my brain took them away

What's the point of waking up?
When all I feel is anger in my head
And my biggest fear is waking up each day

This calloused heart and empty lungs
Are both fighting to keep me strong
Every minute, every hour
Quickly running out of power
This tank is empty, my eyes are heavy
I’m just trying to hold on to something

All emotion fades away

What’s the point? There’s nothing left
But this hole in my chest
Take me away, there’s nothing real
All my nerves has ceased to feel

And I've messed up, I've messed up
What's the point of being here when I've messed up?
Track Name: Contemplation
I'm analyzing myself
So I can figure out what I'm doing
Because this makes no sense
Why am I alone at every turn?
I've given more than most would like to admit
But still I won't find the thing to bring me happiness
I don't know anymore

I'm underneath this metaphorical sea
I'm anticipating everything that won't help me

The taunting fear that's haunted me for many years
Still won't help, nothing is ever gonna help

I'm underneath this metaphorical sea
I'm anticipating everything that won't help me

And it hurts
'Cause these bad days
Keep adding up into months

And the ugly truth is, I'm not who I want to be
Try to do the right thing when it's not what's right for me

I am the problem
I am all that's wrong with me
Maybe I should take some time
To take some responsibility