Set Sail (2016 Remaster)

by To The Hopeless

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released June 9, 2016

Guitar, Vocals, Piano, Drum Programming - Daniel Silva
Mixing & Mastering - Daniel Silva

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Track Name: Set Sail
Unwanted and alone
you gotta talk yourself right through this storm
with every single goddamn cop-out quote
kneel down and kiss the deck of the sinking boat that you're in
embrace it like a friend

You close your eyes and see a muzzle flash
as devils tempt this day to be your last
"Come on, it don't hurt, and it goes fast!" they say,
but you refuse to enter heaven that way.

And all your problems start to look like towers
you take them on one by one with a chisel and hammer
It's the only thing you know
those words from pulpits never taught you
what to do when you face the impossible

So you pull a Bible off the shelf
(What have I got to lose?)
and you beg and plead for heaven's help
(I might as well ask for a miracle)
while simultaneously saying they're the reason for this hell
(And if I don't get it, I'll just kill this friendship)
Maybe your prayers go unanswered 'cause they contradict themselves.
('Cause if it benefits me not, then it's completely worthless)

And now you're overwhelmed with the weight of the world.

If all you wanted was a pity party, that's all you had to say.

So pick yourself up off that ocean floor
come back up to the surface 'cause there's so much more to life
than what you've seen from the nest of a weathered ship
You only hate the horizon 'cause you've never seen it bearing gifts

And keep swimming and you're sure to find land
yeah, you might be tired, but it's worth it in the end
to finally get to know the comfort of sleeping in your own bed
and dream without the lullaby of waves hitting your ship

But now you're overwhelmed with the weight of the world.

If all you wanted was a pity party, that's all you had to say.

But you are not a victim in this life
and I will not stay silent while you lead yourself astray

So set sail and come home
'cause I miss you dearly, my friend.
Track Name: Arrows
You make believe I'm something that I'm not
and pretend to hate me with a cause
I've been there a thousand times
I wish I could have made up my mind
to never let go of the ones who loved me most
But hey, life goes on, and I moved on alone

But who am I to think you'd hear the words I say?
You smile, nod, and say okay
but I know it doesn't mean a thing!

Your future speaks of unspeakable misery
it tickles your tongue with that perfect flavor
It fills your stomach with an unfulfilling fullness
but the aftertaste is purely bitter

And honesty is not enough to change your mind
So honestly I'm really not too surprised
when you give birth to all those stupid lies
and expect me to follow close behind

But don't let yourself be fooled, I don't need you in my life
you were never the source of my happiness, you only brought an emphasis
You don't define me any more than the death you speak steals my life
and here I am, I'm still alive

Your future speaks of unspeakable misery
it tickles your tongue with that perfect flavor
It fills your stomach with an unfulfilling fullness
but the aftertaste is purely bitter

You say you're scared to take a leap of faith
but what another foolish mistake you've made
You blindly jumped to another conclusion
What a foolish mistake to make!

If a friendship can die as quickly as a bullet takes a life
then I propose to you, my love, that it was never really alive!

Your future speaks of unspeakable misery
it tickles your tongue with that perfect flavor
It fills your stomach with an unfulfilling fullness
but the aftertaste is purely bitter

You are now far from me
and my world continues spinning
and ears fail, waiting for you to say the same
And now my loyalty to friendship has followed this to it's grave
and my ears fail, waiting for you you say the same

And now I wash my hands of this.
Track Name: Gone Astray
You might say that I've gone astray
and I'm likely to wholeheartedly agree with you
But let's not jump to conclusion
No, don't jump to conclusion
let's define the road I've left behind for truth

I obeyed the rules still I was miserable
and I knew what a "wretched man" I was
So aware of how much I needed saving
but the whole time I was already saved

You can try your hardest to
figure out what I've been through
and fill your heart with reasons you can't speak to me
to justify the distance too
But let's not jump to conclusion
no, don't jump to conclusion
let's define the road I've left behind for truth

I obeyed the rules still I was miserable
and I knew what a "wretched man" I was
So aware of how much I needed saving
but the whole time I was already saved.
Track Name: Time Is Not For Wasting
I dream of a better life for you
and I hope you dream it too
But I don't think you do
no, I don't think you do

And I'm so scared of losing you
but at the same time I dread looking at you
'cause I don't know when I'll wake up
and find your ghost in my bedroom

And let's be honest, with the way things are going
it's a miracle that you still have a breath in your body
And I've been thinking I should say goodbye
and get it over with while you can still reply
Yeah, I mean before you... [die]

So, say your prayers and go to sleep
and when you wake up I'll be gone
'Cause if I'm sure of one thing
it's that my time is not for wasting

I've said everything I know how to say
to make it easier for you to make the dark go away
you smile and turn... but you still stay the same
I guess that's reality, and the dust falls from my feet

So, say your prayers and go to sleep
and when you wake up I'll be gone
'Cause if I'm sure of one thing
it's that my time is not for wasting

I dream of a better life for you
and I hope you dream it too
but I don't think you do.
Track Name: Bound And Gagged For Life
You stand side by side in perfect lines
hold hands and stare at them in silence
superstition and tradition: overturn those bowls in heaven
They watch the judgment pour from your eyes
do you really think that keeping quiet is the key to changing lives?

Silence has never changed a thing
But you'll keep trying anyway
to get the sense that you've fulfilled responsibility
You stick close to the crowd
bound to a movement that isn't moving
but bite your tongue, 'cause disagreement is dishonoring

"Murders and blasphemers!"
You pray, "May God have mercy on you!"
but you show no mercy for them
and you're the answer to your own prayer

Life isn't a word written with a pen
it's the essence of Truth spoken
It paces back and forth
on the tip of your tongue waiting for an exit

It's sealed in by a red tape distraction
designed to block the words of life
You gamble their lives away on a dream
and you're losing every time
Uncover your mute mouths
and say something worth something,
and try to show your value for their lives,
Help to change hearts and minds.

Silence has never changed a thing
but you'll keep trying anyway...