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Nothing More – Ballast lyrics

When did we become these sinking stones?
When did we build this broken home?
Holding each other like ransom notes
Dropping our hearts to grip our brother's throat

You can't see because you don't know
You're caught below, beneath your own shadow
Stuck inside, half alive
Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?
Close your mind, identify
Do you feel, do you feel?
Do you call this a life?
All you waited for
Drowning just to keep score

We always start with good intentions
But lose ourselves along the way

This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that's inside us all
If we don't open our eyes we're walking blind

Anchored in anger, we exile ourselves
Bitter blood builds our prison cell
Darker water now fills our lungs
The depths of our heart have blacked the sun

You can't see because you don't know
You're caught below, beneath your own shadow
Stuck inside, half alive
Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?
Close your mind, identify
Do you feel, do you feel?
Do you call this a life?
All you waited for
Drowning just to keep score

We always start with good intentions
But lose ourselves along the way

This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that's inside us all
If we don't open our eyes we're walking blind

Naked we come, naked we leave
Fools we are, to hold tightly
We are the jail, we are the key
We are free, we are free

This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that's inside us all
If we just open our eyes

This is the time that we let it go
This is the pain we are forced to know
Singing the song that's inside
Inside us all, inside us all
Walking Blind



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    Chris Battaly FO
    To me this is about how all of us (including me) are a bunch hypocrites walking around trying to remove the splinter in each others eyes whilst we still have a plank in our own. There is no such deed as a noble one as every deed we commit inevitably comes to serve ones self cause. There will come a time when each one of us faces ones self and ultimately becomes the judge and the accused and unless you can honestly say there is no such sinful thought corrupting you we will continue to stay in our "prison cells" surrounded by mirrors for eternity. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
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    Maki Lynn
    We are the jail, we are the key. Not a truer sentence. This song speaks about how we go from our innocent lives, when we longed for peace and love and acceptance, to what we face now. For many of us, we lost what innocence we had before we even got to high school. The world we live in feeds on fear, and hate, greed and lust, and power. Our own thoughts, actions, and desires can make us or break us. We can trap ourselves and become miserable for the love of power, but we can also escape that prison we built around ourselves. We have to learn that not everything we want is what we need. Look at the things drug addicts do- coming from a recovering alcoholic- steal, threaten, murder, and for what? A temporary escape. We do despicable things because we think we need to get to our goal, despite the cost. What happened to good will toward men and peace on Earth? Apparently killing each other under a "cause" is okay, so long as we win the war and gain that glory. We need to go back to when we wanted things to be simple and pure, and we need to learn to forgive- even forgiving ourselves.
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