Songs of Experience

from by This Is Your Life

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This world has taken everything from me, but I'll spit right back
Can't take this rising pressure, just focusing on how to breathe
I am broken, but I'll cast tape around my knees
This life will be my crutch, giving in means defeat

Tie me to the mast, for I am anchor-less
I have nothing left, except resilience
I've said it all before, I fear this coming storm
I hear the creaking floor, behind the shadows

Remember when we felt alive? It seems so far now, I'm so far gone
Remember when this world was ours? We had it in us, then it was stolen

Take it back, take it back, you can count me out
This is my everyday, I'm jaded from failing

I can't take this pressure
Refuse to surrender
The truth turns me bitter
I won't let this fade away

I know of the danger
Let go of what haunts you
I hear piercing sirens
En route to take me away

And maybe what we lack, we've had all along
It's been inside us, and they can't take that
I'm so far gone, but I will wake another day
I'll step into this world, and try not to scream

One day I'll look back and say, I don't regret a single thing

We've traveled so far now, there is no turn around
I'll pay the consequence, not blame the influence
Focus on what we have, I will embrace these days
Forget what we lack, it's been inside us all along

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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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