I tried to run to the desert, but my legs gave out on me
I tried to hide myself in Flushing Station, but that train wasn’t bound for me

There are times when I question every choice I’ve made
Every single step, to where I wake up every day
There are days lost just wondering
What the skyline holds, what the horizon brings

But this is where I want to be
Staring down from a rooftop balcony
But this is where I want to be

There are times, when this city springs to life again
And it radiates through me, every brick from every street
These are the days that I’ve only ever dreamt about
Finding my time and place, breaking away from all I hate

I can paint the picture in my head, before I take those stairs again
Every dive and corner store, every park and weathered porch
That carries me back to my feet, fills my cup down familiar streets
It leaves me with the feeling I have found a home
Cause’ when I’m here, I’m not alone
I am not alone

I sold it all for a one-way ticket
The morning came, but I just could not seem to leave


from Before We Fade Away, released September 4, 2012



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This Is Your Life Richmond, Virginia

This is Your Life is a 5-piece melodic hardcore band from Richmond, VA. Formed in the spring of 2010, TIYL has stayed active over the last two years making a name for themselves in RVA, releasing a self-titled 7” and Tour E.P., as well as plugging away over two months on the road. With a solidified lineup and debut full-length set to record, 2012 is looking to be an exciting year for the dudes. ... more

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