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Promises Kept

by Champion

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Alone in a crowd, but we're still standing strong With X'ed up fists and sing alongs Times like these are what we live for These days are more than we'd ever hoped for We're still here, and we'll never forget the words we said Time flies by, and the promises made will stay with us Through our lives We're not finished yet, that's right They tried to break the best of us But still our hearts are true to promises kept
Looking Back 02:10
Looking back, wish I could say we left the past behind But you, you pushed me away Dropping matches on the bridges that didn't need to burn And I wish it didn't end this way Left with regret and the pain of words unsaid I never saw it coming and I never saw the truth I know I played a role in how things fell apart But years have past and I can see it clearly No matter what I said, nothing could have kept it from this end How could you call yourself a friend When the words coming from your mouth Never meant a thing? How could you call yourself a friend When everything we were didn't mean a thing to you? And when you broke down what we built It made me second guess myself It made me second guess all of us But time keeps moving on, and we keep moving on Always looking forward, we'll leave the past behind And I keep asking, what is left? What's left to say when the ties that bind have torn apart? Looking back I realize no matter what we said Nothing could've changed the past Was it all for nothing? I guess we'll never know But all that's left are bridges burnt and lessons learnt
Next Year 01:49
When did everything fall apart? Now that you're moving on and we don't mean a thing Can you tell me what it's like to turn your back And just give in? Because I can tell you exactly how it feels How it feels to be left behind The faces change and those days are gone for good Memories are all that's left of what this meant to you We need to see the past for what it is, and just move on These days were meant to be something we built with pride We can always remember the past But we only get one shot at today So leave regrets to yesterday We know that the faces come and go So we need to make this mean even more Every effort made to keep pushing on Just a promise that we'll be here next year
Telling me that you're in control I've heard it all and it's getting old Chasing down regret from the night before But every night you're back for more Life can pass you by, so let's get it right Decisions made? Just think again Don't fill your life with regrets I know that you see the truth There's not a moment to lose I know how hard it can be You've got to try and break free They're the best days of our lives Why waste them standing in line? But there's always a path you can take Break free and take pride in decisions you've made
Miles to Go 02:09
The Truth 02:39
When I fall I get right back up again and I walk it off Because life's much too short to be held back by my mistakes And when I struggle I try my best to find the lessons learned They get me through and help me give my best You're running from your problems and getting nowhere But you can't forget your dreams You'll never reach the goals you've set Unless you try to take the risk Can you take the chance? You watched all your efforts get wiped away And washed out with the tide Don't let it kill the hope you feel inside Let's get it straight you need to get back up and try again Because sometimes the only path to take Is the hardest one to walk Last shot at our mistakes, the time is now to set them straight With miles to go will you take the risk? The choice is yours, are you willing to take the chance? With miles left to go, will you take the risk? Because the only path to take is the hardest one to walk
Perspective 01:59
Take a look at everything we've done Because I feel a sense of pride All the bridges built and the bonds we've made Will last our lives because they're built on trust And as the years go by, I see what we've built Pass all expectations that we've ever set And growing stronger I know the road is hard, but all the things we gain Make the struggle worth the cost And through it all I can't understand How so many have lost sight But with past mistakes and all the damages done I know how hard it is just to carry on So it's time we leave those regrets behind Holding on no matter what the cost It's not all we have, but it's all we want White knuckles, clenched fists, we'll make the best of this And we'll leave those regrets behind I don't quit and you don't quit, that's just the way it has to be We're going to watch all the bonds we've built Growing stronger And we'll leave all those regrets behind
Failure 01:17
I was never good enough I was the best at letting you down Failure my middle name The pain to be around you All I wanted was a good word from you, just one word Now I'm looking back and all of the days seem the same Looking for acceptance and shelter from the rain Maybe not my potential, but it feels like I tried All I really wanted was the sense of pride I'm sorry for being your disappointment I know how much it meant to you I know that you can't stand the fucking sound When it's all said and done I hope you can say you're proud
The Decline 01:31
I was reliving all those times we shared And it's hard, because there's nothing left of you And I can see you're not the same You used to be so strong, but time has changed you You turned away I keep on trying and trying to escape from the past Because those days used to mean so much We stood side by side and nothing else mattered We were Straight Edge and at least I still am Did you forget about what we said? Or did it just not mean that much? Sitting with my head in my hands Wondering what happened to us Now only a whisper remains of the person I once knew We came, we conquered those days But now, now you're gone Don't tell me you're the same Because you gave your heart away And in return you got nothing
The Break 01:51
It's going to break and I can see it in your eyes All the choices made You won't be looking back this time Tell me what's left to say when it falls apart? Just look at where we're coming from And how it's going to end Where do we turn, when there's nothing left but regret and We seem miles apart? We tried to make it last, do you remember that? Will you be looking back this time? Tell me, what can we say to try and bridge the gap? Just look at where we're coming from Does it really have to end? Where do we turn, when there's nothing left but regret and We seem miles apart? Can't we change the past, and even after all the efforts made We still seem to go our separate ways But how did it ever come to this And can we try to make a change? We need to give this all our effort Let's try to never let each other slip away Because this is all we have
Let's keep it clear what I need from you is just a little space Don't understand the goals I've set Or the choices that I've made Days fly by in the blink of an eye And I find that years have past Can't spend my life chasing expectations you've set Let's keep it clear what I need from you is just a little space Don't understand the goals I've set Or the choices that I've made Years fly by in the blink of an eye And I'll find that I've grown old So much to do and so little time And I can't live these days for you That's not the way I want to live So I'm always going to push it away You need to give me room to breathe I want to live, live the life that I know is right for me I want to live, and I know my mistakes Are just lessons learned I want to live, live the life that I know is right for me, drug free I want to live, can't you see what's right? If it's not my choice then it's not my life And I want to live, live my own life
Every Word 03:10
With nothing left to say, you turned your back And walked away Your words never meant a thing And it hurts to know that even after all this time I find myself still reaching out to you All our best days lay ahead while yours are far behind We won't lose, I know that we'll never lose sight Still choking on those words, and I want to say it to your face But it's time that I learn to let it go the words you said never meant a thing And after all this time it was you who proved us right All our best days lay ahead while yours are far behind We won't lose sight Broken trust is hard to build back up again But we won't lose, I know that we'll never lose sight We're moving on They come and go as days go by And we're left standing all alone But it's not the numbers, it's what's inside and we're the ones with the lasting values We're going to make these moments count And every word we said, is meant to last until the end What we said and what is meant, every word is meant to last Until the end


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released September 7, 2004


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