Thicker Than Water

by H2O

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Classic elements of East Coast hardcore and West Coast melody resonate through H20's sophomore full-length, 'Thicker Than Water', originally released in 1997. The band's experience in both scenes, touring with bands from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to Sick of It All, Social Distortion and Rancid, fuse seamlessly on this record. A collection of sincere, in-your-face songs about personal responsibility, positivity and loyalty are highlighted in songs like "Wake Up", "Everready" and the title track. A must-have for hardcore fans on either coast and everywhere in between. [from epitaph.com]

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released November 20, 2012

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Track Name: Universal Language
What is the universal language?
Could it be hate if it's not love?
Could it be money, sex or power?
I say it's music and none of the above
Don't you hear what you say
When you act that way
Can't you see you're using the wrong fucking language
A language I don't know
Do you feel an evil in the world?
Do you chase the dollar or the girl?
What's the motivation in your life?
Is it to feel alive? Well then.
Track Name: Everready
Try but you can't bring me down
Try but you can't let me
Try but you can't bring me down
Try

I've come too far now
To ever close my eyes
Made my mistakes
And I wear no disguise
I speak my mind and let the rumors
Twist the worlds around
Some try so hard, but no one gets me down

I get so stressed out
I keep running out of time
I'll do my best to make
A better life
I feel your doubt and I don't even
Wonder why
Got it figured out
All I have to do is try

When times get tough, I'll rise above
Can't get me down, no you can't
Let me down, I made my mistakes
Wear no disguise, I've come too far now
To ever close my eyes
Track Name: Talk Too Much
She was with him, now everybody knows
Cause she told a friend, and that's the way it goes
People have loose lips, sometimes behind your back
You know, that's how they get their kicks
When the conversation lacks, you know

Tell a tale of contradiction
Gossip causes crucifixtion
They talk too much shut up
They talk too much
And I don't like what they say
It's just a bunch of bullshit anyway

He took her out to see what he could get
He got nothing but had to tell the guys he had
That's how rumors start
Just how they end I don't know
Go on spread the word
I don't listen anymore
Track Name: I See It in Us
I see it in us, I see it in us
I know it's in us but I
I see it in us, I see it in us
I see it's in us but I
I can't quite put my finger on it

We're all guilty of it
How many times do we end up with nothing
When we try real hard and only see it one way
We think we'll go further but where will we be?
Just one step closer, still moving closer
To a million miles backwards
Reality reasons, it wasn't meant to be
All this time I felt so strongly
And it was all for nothing
Nothing

I think I finally figured it out
Track Name: Sacred Heart
Hear what I'm saying
It was always true
I was never playing
When it came to you
Never good at showing
What you mean to me
Here's my last chance
To set my mind at ease

And all the times you slipped
Between the cracks disguised
As something sacred
Never knowing that I wanted you
Hold you in my arms, protect you
Never let the world upset you
Handing my life over to you

I was always running searching for excuses not to be together
Now the chase is over with this ring on your finger
This will be forever
Track Name: Innocent Kids
Innocent kids!

Young, dumb, and naive
Told when to come and when to leave
Used and abused, like a bad habit does
Then accepted and neglected like and MTV buzz

Innocent kids!

Make a past for yourself
Get out the handbook
Off the fucking shelves
So put on your best fake smiles and
Pull the knives out of their backs
This better than you fantasy
Has been done kids, way, way back!

Sorry it took so long, for you to see
Made up your past now
What's the future gonna be?

Innocent kids!
Track Name: Scarred
Once again you find yourself
Alone without a cause
Still the same bad habits
But you haven't paid the cost
Still searching for the seed
That grew into your need
That's who you are don't hide the scar

Now you look around for sympathy
Your life's a fuckingg mess
And she can't look into your eyes
And never hate to guess
She's looking for a stone
That crushed into your home
And you're still wanting to believe
That you can cover up the scar
That's who you are, we see the scar
That's who and what we see the cut
Wear the scar that's who you are

Thinking back to when
You were a lost and lonely kid
A look back at the tragic
And the damage that it did
Still waiting for the day
It all just goes away
That's who you are don't hide the scar

Now you know the reason
Why you feel so full of hate
Throw a stone I'm sure you'll
Hit someone who can relate
And now you know the reason
For the way you are
But you're still wanting to believe
That you can cover up the scar
That's who you are, we see the scar
That's who and what we see the cut
Wear the scar that's who you are
Track Name: Go
When you talk about your homelife
I try to identify
With my own memories
Childhood life was such a breeze
But now i'm slipping away
From the boy my mother made
I'm growing on, but i hold on
To the days that made me fell so
Powerless and ignorant
Without a cent, without the sense to know
That one day i would have to try
To survive and go

First time you gotta leave your home
Second time you live alone
Third time you just don't know
Fourth time you gotta pack your life and go

On the day my father died
I was too naive to cry
Inside i was so unclear
I always thought he's reappear
But now i'm slipping away
From the lost child he made
I'm growing but i hold on
To his name and to the days of
Innocence and selfishness
I find these things impossible to shake
But i won't break, until i take
Take a fuckingg chance and go
Track Name: This Time
Standing alone in a situation
Somebody's talking their shit
Trying to control my frustration
Somebody's gonna get hit

But when is it right to fight?
And when is it right to walk away?
Sometimes we have no choice
And this is the price we pay Cause we don't have to be
What people see
Got our own minds
Got our own realities
We try to stick together
And let the music be our might
But this time there's gonna be a fight

We're not about senseless violence
Don't wanna spoil the fun
But when you get pushed, feels like an ambush
And this time you cannot run

This time wrong or right
Track Name: Friend
If I say something that you don't like
Just think about it cause I may be right
If I say something just hear me out
Cause I just might know what I'm talking about

If I say something whatever I say
Cause my words have meaning and that's the truth
Life's full of problems and baby that's ok
Inside the crew and that's the way

So just remember that what I say
When I say something well don't turn your head
I'm here to help you when things go wrong
Lean on my shoulder my friend
Track Name: A+
All the feeling
Leaving you
Till you left alone inside a hollow shell
Twice repeated
Me then you
Till your left alone not knowing who to blame
But I, I see the handle to the hilt
You know I'm always pulling
But they, they won't stop
They won't stop pushing
I remember
Feeling guilty
Was it something I did?
Or was it what I said?

It's not you, it's not me
The situations telling us to be
Not you, not me
It's what the world has left us to be
Track Name: Phone Song
Sitting by myself at home
Waiting for a ring
I fight the urge to pick it up
so I can do my thing
I try to stay connected to
The lives of everyone
Tonight i'm calling you
Cause i got nothing better to do
I feel so alone and I
Can't get off the phone
I hope you're not at home cause I
Can't get off the phone

I know it's my obsession
But i see you got nothing better to do
I call because hearing is believing
And the only time I can't hear it ringing
Is when I'm singing
The phone is an extension
To my arm and mind
I talk, talk, talk to dusk to dawn
Cause all I got is time
Track Name: Responsible
Am I responsible for what I think and feel?
Is there a model I could never be
Am I depending on you
To show, to say, to tell me what to do
Because I think, I say
It helps me find a way
To voice my opinion without all this shit
And I know, I try to read between the lines
Cause some truth may lie there waiting
But I don't

I won't sit back and let it happen
I will stand up, I won't sit back
And watch the tables turn
Is this a lesson that we've all got to learn

How can one person really know?
And set a path for me to follow
Reality deviod of truth
Can only represent the concrete proof
That I need to hear
It tells me what to fear
To voice my opinion without all this shit
Track Name: Wake Up
Wake up, don't give up
Get off your knees
It's your last chance
Or will you
Blame it all on circumstance
Where will you go?
When times are slow
And your still
Waiting for your next command
Waiting for your next command
Never gave your dreams a chance
Blamed it all on circumstance
Wake up, don't give up
Track Name: Thicker Than Water
My family looks out for me like friends
Our story never ends
We've run into the fire
And somehow water comes to save us
There are so few we can depend on
With blood there is an honor
We behave like we don't care
But it's so deep inside

It's more, more than you can see
It's thicker than water
It means more, so much more to me
It's thicker than water

We've all been struggling since I was three
How happy can we be?
We've turned some bad times into good
Always knowing where we stood
Now time has led us to the water
We get by on H2O
But remember what is stronger
And we let it flow

It runs so thick inside my viens
Through all the heartache and the pain
And everything I've come to be
It's more than you can see