Fold

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released August 1, 2016

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Track Name: Fold I
Drunk as hell, I set my church on fire
Overwhelmed by such a bright desire to see
All I knew burned up in such a flame
Nothing true besides the crushing blame you set

I shouted to Heaven, "Go on and leave me alone."
Someone shouted back at me, "Fine, if that's what you want,
I'm gone.
I'll leave you like you always wanted
Just like I never cared
Leave you like you were nothing
Just like I was never there."

Drunk as well, I found you out of range
Broke the spell to find that nothing changed in me
All my life in search of something good
But each time I tried I was misunderstood by you

I shouted to Heaven, "Go on and leave me alone."
Someone shouted back at me, "Fine, if that's what you want,
I'm gone.
I'll leave you like you always wanted
Just like I never cared
Leave you like you were nothing
Just like I was never there."
Track Name: Stone Against Stone
I'm no longer a simple man
You found me strong-willed with force in my hand
But I've said all I have to say, that's all I've said
Before you break through, you'll have to break me instead

My hear is stained from reservation

But oh, I know I am dead where I stand
So, Let's go, I am ready, I am
To fall away with you
To fall away with you

I've heard stories of a fire instead
You'll hit stones against stones to see if it will ignite
But I'll just drink and smoke and tell myself I'm not alone
Before you take my side, I'll take this all on my own

My hear is stained from reservation

But oh, I know I am dead where I stand
So, Let's go, I am ready, I am
To fall away with you
To fall away with you

Take my hand, I don't know where I'm going
Hold me close and lead me back to you
All my life, I swear that I've been waiting
I'm just tired, that's all I'll say to you

Oh, I know I am dead where I stand
So, Let's go, I am ready, I am
To fall away with you
To fall away with you
Track Name: Control
God, are you sleeping? Are you dead?
Words in my mouth are still unsaid
And I'm not sure if I can get them out
'Cause I've spent enough time in my head
I've spent enough time sleepin'
All of the days, they blur together now
And all of the words are still trapped in my mouth

I don't want you, I don't want God
I don't want anything at all
I don't have the words to bring that light back home
That's a season of my life that's gone

Where was I going? I almost lost control
And your eyes they showed it, but I had nowhere else to go
So just keep breathing

You walked me right up to that cliff
Did all you could to make me jump off of it
And I'll give in, you know I always do
I'll do anything I can to never disappoint you
Disappoint you

Where was I going? I almost lost control
And your eyes they showed it, but I had nowhere else to go
So just keep breathing, that's where you wanna be

'Cause it never occurred to me to just move through
And I could never suggest it as calmly as you do
I could put up a fight, but I don't think it'd come out quite like it used to
Like it used to
Track Name: Wreck of a Man
Part of me is gone
Lost like you couldn't imagine
But I keep holding on by fear
A fury pulls me in, just to exhale a whisper
I've never heard something more alone

And all inside, I pull apart the pieces I used to hide

I'm a wreck of a man, won't you save me?
Wrestled all I can, won't you name me?
I'm a wreck of a man
I'm a wreck of a man

There burned in me a flame
One that no man could extinguish
I lost it on the way to you
My memory draws a face
Sometimes I swear I can see it
I've never seen something more alone

And all inside, I pull apart the pieces I used to hide from you
And all my life, I stayed a step ahead of the pain
Now I look in inside

I'm a wreck of a man, won't you save me?
Wrestled all I can, won't you name me?
I'm a wreck of a man
I'm a wreck of a man

And all inside, I pull apart the pieces I used to hide from you
And all my life, I stayed a step ahead of the pain
Now I look in inside

I'm a wreck of a man, won't you save me?
Wrestled all I can, won't you name me?
I'm a wreck of a man
I'm a wreck of a man
I'm a wreck of a man
I'm a wreck of a man
Track Name: Something Good
I hide my face
I can't relate the things you should have known
I lost my way
I can't retrace the way I should have gone

Pack my things
Lead the way, if you must

I might fall down, but I ain't giving up
Take my chances 'til I'm out of luck
Give my all until my body's done
I can't be sure that I am quite enough

I lost myself
Trying to find Hell
And I think I almost did
So what now's left?
Here in my chest
I don't have much to give

But take what's there
Leave me bare, if you must

I might fall down, but I ain't giving up
Take my chances 'til I'm out of luck
Give my all until my body's done
I can't be sure that I am quite enough
But take my love and all I wanna be
Kill the Devil, he's been haunting me
Give me faith just like a child should
Turn this pain into something good

I might fall down, but I ain't giving up
Take my chances 'til I'm out of luck
Give my all until my body's done
I can't be sure that I am quite enough
But take my love and all I wanna be
Kill the Devil, he's been haunting me
Give me faith just like a child should
Turn this pain into something good
Track Name: Fold II
In the middle of it all
Are you happy with what you've done?
Are you happy at all?
In the middle of it

'Cause you made us bound to fall
To break and crumble at your call
To crumble just at all
You made us

I 'd like to walk on streets of gold
Reach my hand out, find yours there to hold
And you tell me along, that I was your Fold
And you tell me along, that I was your Fold
Yours only to hold
Track Name: Give My Heart Away
Home,
A place I never dared to call my own
When it was opened up to me I just left all alone
Because I was afraid
Not enough to admit I was every single day
When someone moves closer, I just move further away

I almost fell though
With a hundred thousand reasons not to let go
And I just sat there screaming, singing "Hell no, I'm never going to give my heart away"

Well I know it's her
The one who makes it hard to find another
The one who wakes me up to remind me I'm still hurt
So I'll drink, yeah I'll drink it all away
And if that don't work, I'll drink more all the same
'Cause what I have is what I have, no poison could ever change
A little part of me that no one can ever save

I almost fell, though
With a hundred thousand reasons not to let go
And I just sat there screaming, singing "Hell no, I'm never going to give my heart away"
She put up a fight, though
And I'd give up all my rights to see those eyes glow
And after all my pain, I might say "Hell though, I just might try to give my heart away"

And the edge of my seat is on the edge of my mind
(Won't be surprised this time, won't be left hanging on a line)
And the furthest from you is the closest I'll be
(My restless heart will set me free, never mind what I'm leaving)

I almost fell though
With a hundred thousand reasons not to let go
And I just sat there screaming, singing "Hell no, I'm never going to give my heart away"
Track Name: Ryder Robinson
On the ropes, on the run, I doubt things are bound to change
Better days pass away, I might just be out of range
I was always too young or too old for you
I was always too dumb or too bold for truth

Cleaner slate, give me grace, whatever the hell I'll need
Justified, sanctified, God I hope I still believe
I was always too young or too old for you
Damned or saved, it doesn't change a thing I've done for you

For you

Sit me down, tied and bound, burn me up from the inside
Make me stand, if you can, God I wish that I had died
I could never be bold and outgrow my youth
I was either untrained or too sane for you

For you

I walk away with shame
No one left to blame
The burden of my guilt
With nothing left to kill
For you
Track Name: The Only Fire
Taught to fear my God
Then that fear became a cancer
And I take medicine
to destroy the sin
But I know, in the end it's killing me

I watched my family fall apart
My father's liquor was his crutch
But he still taught me well
That this world, it is a Hell
And we're all damned to the hell of living

With my heart in my hands
I am ready again
I am a broken man, I am
'Cause I've come to accept
That the blood that you bled
It was bled and sent for the likes of me

Should I work myself to death?
Who gives a damn about my rest
And I'll leave the divine to better men than I
I'll just take what I can find anymore

So I left you knocking at the door
I just don't feel it anymore
The only fire I feel has been burning at my heels
And it's real
I feel like I've been sinking

With my heart in my hands
I am ready again
I am a broken man, I am
'Cause I've come to accept
That the blood that you bled
It was bled and sent for the likes of me
Track Name: Fold III
I woke up still shaking from the night I had before
It might have been a dream, but I was shaken to my core
A crowded room of people, crosses hanging from their necks
All staring at me while I drink myself to death

It's not like we don't talk, I'm speaking more and more these days
Despite the lack of answers, and how much that silence weighs
I guess that you can't hear me from the bottom of this grave
Or else you're just not listening, there are more important souls to save

Everybody saw right through you, preaching to the Fold
We thought that it was worship, it turned out to be a show
The cross around my neck, it tightened up into a noose
Holy brothers I thought loved me only loved what they might turn me into