Lock & Key

by Cruel Hand

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released July 27, 2010

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Track Name: Lock and Key
Bound by chains
Obey every word that they say to me
Not only do they hold me down
they manipulate the way I think
Sometimes they let me free
but still they hang from me
Not for the world to see

Trapped by the steal that holds me back
Caught in the chains forever locked
I’m bound they’ll say is how that I was found
Free me from the pain of lock and key

I’m bound by chains so strong
So strong I can’t move on
Keep me out in the pouring rain
No shelter in your shade
So cold and they made me too
Not by choice but they choose you
They’ll be here when I am gone

Trapped by the steal that holds me back
Caught in the chains forever locked
I’m bound they’ll say is how that I was found
Free me from the pain of lock and key

If I wait for the sun to burn off this rain,
then I’ll be here for eternity
Can’t look to you to break my chains
These chains are mine, for me to break

Can’t wait for the sun to burn off this rain
Don’t look to others to end your pain
These chains are mine, for me to break
Track Name: Cruel Hand
Came into this world a vulture
fighting for the scraps
Like a dog beat one too many times,
you start to bite back
Sink your teeth in the hands of the weak,
vengeance you seek
on those who can’t understand your pain
The world will pay

Can you blame him for the way he acts
when he knows his future is as bleak as his past
He would change it if he had the chance
but at his first breath there was no chance left

Not scared in the streets you roam
Fear comes from the home
Wondering where you fit in this world
and lashing out at your own

I can’t blame you
for the way you think
I can’t blame you

Can you blame him for the way he acts
when he knows his future is as bleak as his past
He would change it if he had the chance
but at his first breath there was no chance left
Can you blame him for the way he thinks
Your life was a pained experience
Sometimes I wish that I could find your rage
hidden in the roots of this family tree

You’ve been dealt a cruel hand
Track Name: Day or Darkness
All he ever wanted was a family
Now it’s just one of many broken dreams

Nightmare to live
Day or darkness
So much to give, no one giving to him

Now he is broken
Never to be fixed
He’s over throwing rocks
Now he’s throwing bricks

Nightmare to live
Day or darkness
So much to give, no one giving to him
Now he’s lost it

Look him in the face, tell him that he’s okay
The look in his eye say’s his burning alive
Burning alive

So much to give, no one giving to him
Now he’s lost it
Track Name: Broken Glass
One soul cold enough to crush mine
Like glass I break
Don’t try to pick up the pieces
You are too late

Let them fall and never touch another’s hands
They will cut and then will drop again

This time just let them lay and walk away
The one I gave my all was the one who let them fall

And never touch another’s hands
They will cut and then will drop again

They will cut your hands, then drop again
Don’t touch my past
Shards of broken glass
Shards of broken glass
Track Name: Labyrinth
Labyrinth
You can’t see, think, feel or hear
Are you trapped in there?
Your mind’s moving so fast
It’s reality, you’ve lost your grasp

Let us know if you’ll ever come back
Come Back

Upside down and inside out
Don’t mind the labyrinth
Nothing else seems to help
Straight Jacket
Track Name: One Cold Face
So constructive in your misfortune
The mastermind of your own destruction
Feeling so small
They start to crawl to the shelter of shadows
Cast by those bound to fall
What they don’t know
keeps them chained to ground
Never willing to leave or even look out
The look in their eye says ready to die
Caught in a race for the casket to lie

I see their faces everyday
One thousand words in one cold face

This is a vice for those who are viceless
A way out from the world for those without ways out
Distraction for some without ways to numb
Everything that comes when under the sun
This is my vice amongst other vices
A means to ignore the whole world that surrounds us
This is my vice amongst other vices
A means to ignore the whole world

I see their faces everyday
One thousand words in one cold face
One cold face

One Cold Face
Track Name: Rotations of Hurt
I can’t balance the world
I’m going to drop it on you
And like me, you’ll run from it too

I never believed
the world could turn on me
But that’s just how the world turns
Rotations of hurt

Steady rotations of hurt

Once in the palm of my hand
Now just on my back
Crushing me to the ground
until there’s nothing left

I never believed
the world could turn on me
But that’s just how the world turns
Rotations of hurt

Steady rotations of hurt

Once in the palm of my hand
Now just on my back
Crushing me to the ground
until there’s nothing left

I can’t balance the world
Track Name: Dismissed
You set your standards at forever
No one lives at that level
A start so strong, you gave so much
In no time you were out of touch
Do what you want, I could care less
Burn that bridge you hope to forget
You knew you’d leave too but that’s just life
I can’t worry about you

Faces come and faces go
I used to judge but now I don’t
Faces come and faces go
I used to judge but now I don’t

I looked up to those destined to leave
I respect change but I still believe
Faces come and faces go
I used to judge but now I don’t

The ones who’ve settled are the ones who’ve lost
on second thought
Well maybe not
Who am I to judge when you decide to go?
What do I know?

Nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Nothing
Track Name: Two-Fold
No comparisons in our lives
You’ve never lived a day in your life
Where I’ve been and what I’ve seen
You could say the same about me
but I can live with that, can you?
We all have the choice to choose
what we do with our lives
I’ve never lived a day in your eyes

No you don’t
You might agree but no you don’t relate
No you don’t
You might agree but no you don’t relate

Sometimes I wish that I was in your shoes
doing all the things that you do
that’s how you know that I am human inside
I’m not afraid to question my life
And I can live with that, can you?
We all have the choice to choose
what we do with our lives
I’ve never lived a day in your eyes

No you don’t
You might agree but no you don’t relate
No you don’t
You might agree but no you don’t relate
No you don’t
No you don’t relate
No you don’t
No you don’t relate

I wish you could but you can’t
Is that sad?
No you don’t relate
Track Name: The Bottom (of Munjoy Hill)
When your soul is trampled
Life dismantled
What was once in your hands,
now too much to handle
You begin to rethink everything that you are
Inside yourself is a constant war

You don’t see the face that you saw before
Inside yourself is a constant war

Too low to live
Is this my time?
Been back and forth from the other side
Pushing me deeper into my black hole
Twisting my world, spinning out of control

I’ll pull you from the bottom
If you pull me from the bottom

We live amongst leeches
We adapt to survive
“I’m not one of these creature”
I say time after time
If I slip away slowly and I notice the fall
Will your fierce hand of reality bring me back to it all?