Reflect, Respond

by Vacant Home

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released June 16, 2017

Recorded, Re-amped, Mixed and Mastered by Jeremy Grahame Pickett @ Jeremy Pickett Audio Production

Artwork by Alex Weston
Imagery provided by Super Famous

All songs written and performed by Vacant Home

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Melodic Hardcore. Perth City

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Track Name: Lament
I have brought this on myself

I feel the déjà vu come creeping in again
It's not the first time that I've been here my friend
I'll hear the words you speak
And I'll see your knees go weak
But the message won't get through to me

I can't put any effort in
I won't receive any return
I refuse to help myself
The truth is I'll never learn

I can't put any effort in
I won't receive any return
When I'm blinded by the smoke
From all my bridges burned

My words aren't worth the paper they're printed on
I've broken down on the floor
I've put holes in walls
Lamenting in the fact
That I brought this on myself

So as I sit here on a winters night all alone
Losing feeling in my toes because of the cold
Replaying every stupid fucking lie that I told
Lamenting in the fact that I
I brought this on myself

I brought this on myself
Track Name: Bliss
Perspective is a funny thing
In shaping the path we choose
It can stop us in our tracks
Or take us to greater heights

No love no life
I won’t wind up here again
No paradise
My back off the canvas

The cycle is ending
I’ll dig myself out
Free from self-loathing
I’ll shed all my doubts
(I'll shed off all my doubts)

I can only carry this weight for so fucking long
I’ve held this weight for so long

This is no way to live
I won’t succumb to this

No love
No happiness
No life
No paradise

I can’t continue like this
I won’t put up with this shit
It’s time to take some accountability
When it’s all said and done
And I am placed in my grave
I know I won’t have tarnished my name

No love
No happiness
No life
No paradise
Track Name: Inner Peace
Staring at the bottom of a glass
Has become all too familiar

This empty void it needs to be filled
And I'm happy to oblige
The lock clicks as the clock strikes five
As I stagger through a dark hallway

I reach the foot of the bed
To bury myself in the sheets
Why the fuck am I doing this again
Why the fuck am I so weak

Why the fuck am I doing this

Don't let it rise
Keep it locked inside
More blurry nights and bloodshot eyes
I won't find inner peace tonight

I won't find inner peace tonight
Track Name: Shiver
The last I time I saw your face I looked into your eyes
I know that you were trying but you failed to recognise
Your own flesh and own blood that stood right by your side
This disease has ravaged you and your mind it couldn't thrive

Some days I'm prone to fuck up
Some days I don't feel fine
But your blood pumps through my veins
So I know I'll be alright
When things got tough you stood tall
Never lost your shine
You are a part of me
You are the shiver down my spine

Sleeping on the floor
When I got the call
I heard a voice tell me
That you had left this earth

You watched me grow up
I watched you grow old
Your mind tried to keep up
But it had failed you

Wither away
I will see you again someday

I sat and watched as the clouds came rolling in
Armed with my thoughts a notepad and a pen
I struggled to find the words to say
I just hoped that you were proud of me

You are the shiver down my spine
Inked on my skin and etched in my mind
Oh weary rose wither away
I will see you again some day

Weary rose wither away
I will see you again some day
Track Name: Back Bay
My feet haven't failed me yet
Like they have for many others
Content with standing still
Not willing to move forward
It's hard to wake up to the same thing
Knowing there's so much more
To find, to see, to feel, to love, to experience

I want to see you roam through the maple leaves
I want to see that summer sun beat down on your neck
I wanna see you roll through the winter snow
I want it all and I want you

My feet haven't failed me yet
Like they have for many others
I'm counting down the days
'til I step foot off that plane

Back Bay,
When I see her again I'll be there to stay
Back Bay
Her voice is calling out my name
Back Bay,
When I see her again
Back Bay,
I'll be there to stay

I am running, I am running to find
Fulfilment in this life
And I know that it's time
That I find peace inside

I feel the weight lift off of me
I set my sights over the seas
Look in her eyes and hear her say
Meet me at Back Bay

Back Bay, so far away
When I see her again I'll be there to stay
Track Name: Reflect, Respond
Our lives consist of cycles
When one ends we transition into another until we cease to exist

We find strength in the positive ones
We are productive, ambitious and nurturing
Weakness consumes us in the negative ones
We are apathetic, self destructive and uncompromising
These cycles dictate who are are and dictate who we become
As we fluctuate between the negative and the positive, we must make a choice
Will I continue down the same path and accept the situation I find myself in
Or will I choose to make a change and break the cycle

Reflect, respond

Reflect, respond
Change paths
Move on
Track Name: Heirloom
The decline is getting steeper
The bottle is looking better
Compounded by all the pressure
I sit here, I wonder
Is this how it's meant to be?

Is this how it's meant to be?

All of the things that you told me
Fly around in my head
It gets easier they tell me
I can't see that happening
The doubt creeps in
Solemn and cold
One though burns in my mind
Will I even grow old?

Will I even grow old?

Will the frail bark on the family tree
Be stripping away and plague me?
Will the chemicals realign themselves
And turn me into a shell of my former self?

I know that I need to heal my self
I will heal my self
The only way I know how
Oh I know I'll heal myself
I need to mend
And I'll numb the pain again
The only way I know how
And I'll numb the pain again
And I just need this pain to end

Although I feel the shiver run down my spine, your absence struck me harder than I thought it ever would

The only way that I deal
The only way I cope
Is when I feel this liquor
Burn down my fucking throat

You want me to carry on
To go out and make you proud
But the honest answer is
I don't know how