Ambivalence

by A Thousand Years

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released January 27, 2017

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Track Name: Blessing In Disguise
I was so blind
I was so lifeless
I had to lose you
To find myself
So is this really a loss if I don’t feel incomplete?
So am I losing anything if I don’t feel a fucking thing?
No matter what you do I’ll always see through you
You’re just a backstabber
You’re feeding off of the pain you deliver
You fucking betrayer
I’ve found myself when you lost yours
Led by your selfishness
I found my way to my shelter
Preventing me from being happy
As if I were six feet under
No matter what you do I’ll always see through you
You’re just a backstabber
You’re feeding off of the pain you deliver
You fucking betrayer
I’ve found myself when you lost yours
I’ve found my way
My way to a better life
A life without you
You wanted me to breathe
Just to know you’re alive
As a spectator of a worn out play
For which I’d never pay a dime
Where the strings are pulled
By the hand of lust and greed
Isn’t funny that I feel more alive than ever
The day we died, the day we…
The way we died was the day I came back to life
My rebirth
I’m not the same
I plan on being everything I’m meant to be
Your chains no longer hold me down
In the midst of a past longing to haunt me
I bury the hatchet, bury the hope
Your chains no longer hold me down
Track Name: Glimpses Of A Life Without Consequences
It’s been so long since you’ve walked the earth
Please tell me what your words are worth
I can see you’re lost at sea
You’ve lost all sense of decency
A life of sin is what you chose
So this is how the story goes
You’ve been ruined, trapped in a moment of weakness
And you’re left alone with a pale reflection of yourself
You’ve been ruined, drowned in a moment of recklessness
No longer in control of what is left of yourself
You won’t bring me to my lowest low
They say you reap what the fuck you sow
Fuck
You’ll drown in hate
You’ve been ruined, trapped in a moment of weakness
And you’re left alone with a pale reflection of yourself
You’ve been ruined, drowned in a moment of recklessness
No longer in control of what is left of yourself
These glimpses can’t be justified
Now no one will stand by your side
Confined in blurred judgement
Prisoner of the instant moment
You’re left alone
I will stand tall
While I watch you fall
Track Name: Carried Away
I know I won’t be heard on the radio
But please tell me what’s the point
You’d be willing to sell your soul
To achieve temporary goals
But who cares when his name is a shame
As long as he gets instant fame
Carried away in a sea of false pretenses
Can this go on forever
Forever and ever
How can you see it bloom
You’re too blind to start from the bottom
Torn apart from the inside out
You’ll never know what it’s about
You only care about your image
And not the message
Now’s the time for you to open your eyes
And realise your integrity has been compromised
What you really want is to walk on gold
That’s why you’ll never break the mold
Carried away in a sea of false pretenses
Can this go on forever
Forever and ever
I’d rather be trapped inside my head
Than be living in your world
I’m not scared of what’s ahead
My path may be blurred
But I won’t be misled
I’ve learned to stand by my words
I stand by my words
Carried away in a sea of false pretenses
Can this go on forever
Forever and ever
Track Name: Handcrafted Nemesis
Beware for I am fearless
Beware for I am reckless
I will never subject myself to redemption
For I can’t be saved
For am I enslaved
I will never subject myself to redemption
I am your worst deception
This life of contempt
Nothing but a river of torment
You can’t rewind
But I’ll do anything to leave the past behind
I am fearless
I am reckless
I know exactly what I’m here for
Beware for I am restless
Beware for I am shameless
I am malicious because I am miserable
Fear the fearless
I am fearless
I am reckless
I know exactly what I’m here for
I am restless
I am shameless
I know exactly what I’m here for
Dragged in a vicious storm
I’ve morphed into my loathful form
I am your handcrafted Nemesis
I’ll meet you down the abyss
I am fearless
I am reckless
I know exactly what I’m here for
Handcrafted Nemesis
I am restless
I am shameless
I know exactly what I’m here for
Fear the fearless
Handcrafted Nemesis
Fear the fearless
I’ll meet you down the abyss
Track Name: And The Weary Are At Rest
I’ll keep on living for life’s sake
You don’t have to bear this burden
I see your flame burning no more
You’ve fought for so long
And now it’s over
I’ll keep on living for life’s sake
Now with the world in front of me
I won’t drift away
I will be what I’m meant to be
There is no other way
Your legacy won’t fade away
You showed me what I’m meant to be
Now with the world in front of me
I won’t drift away
Even though this weight is heavy they will never get the best of me
They won’t take my potential to the grave I’ll be more than just a slave
I will wear your weary crown even in death I’ll never let you drown
I will stand for what I believe and see what I can achieve
I’ll keep on living for life’s sake
Now with the world in front of me
I won’t drift away
I will be what I’m meant to be
There is no other way
Your legacy won’t fade away
You showed me what I’m meant to be
Now with the world in front of me
I won’t drift away
Let the weary be at rest
May your demons all be blessed
Let be weary be at rest
Track Name: Ambivalence
Bitterness and hatred racing through my veins
In my blood
In my pain
We’re ambivalent
Light and dark aren’t so different
For better or worse
For better or worse
We cast away our sticks and stones
And we don’t care if we hurt those around us
We created a war
Can’t bring ourselves to move forward
We can’t move forward
We are the blessing
We are the curse
The fascination
We are the question
We are the answer
We are the roses
We are the thorns
For better or worse
We cast away our sticks and stones
And we don’t care if we hurt those around us
We created a war where there used to be peace
We’re destroying our hearts for the sake of our greed
Track Name: R.I.V.P.
Dig your virtual grave
Do you really think you can be saved
Do you really think
Oh do you really think
Do you really think you can be saved
When you’re the one digging your own grave
When did static screens become mourning places
When you’ve already spent your whole life in your digital world
Trying to find peace in a feeling of fake comfort

Maybe I shouldn’t speak my mind
Maybe people would rather be blind
But do as you please
Waste everything on a virtual grave
But do as you please
You will be remembered for your masquerade
So farewell
You will be remembered for your masquerade
So farewell
Look at me
I need attention
I’m cutting my wrists on my Instagram
That’s how fucked our generation is
Maybe I shouldn’t speak my mind
Maybe people would rather be blind
Dead on the inside
Famous in the spotlights
But who fucking cares
I’m alive to your eyes
The only thing that matters is my fake fulfillment
So that you envy me even if my life is empty
Dead on the inside
Famous in the spotlights
Dead on the inside
I’m alive to your eyes
Track Name: Paradigm
How are we supposed to stand as one
When everyone thinks they’re high on a throne
How can I stay with no afterthoughts
When you tell me stories of a war never fought
Surrounded by deaf ears
We must overcome our fears
How can we stand as one
When everyone thinks they’re high on a throne
How can I have no afterthoughts
When you tell me of a war you never fought
We must stand tall
Otherwise we’ll fail
This is not our downfall
They won’t strike the final nail
How can we stand as one
When everyone thinks they’re high on a throne
How can I have no afterthoughts
When you tell me of a war you never fought
If we truly believe in a revolution
Then let this be our anthem
Feel the gap between each and every one of us
A revolution
How can we stand as one
When everyone thinks they’re high on a throne
How can I have no afterthoughts
When you tell me of a war you never fought
Track Name: No Man's Land
I must be the beacon of hope
And I must find my broken home
‘Cause I’ve been walking a tightrope
And I am left to wander
Without the dark, no dance
Without the light, no chance
I am still here with my back against the wall
Still breathing though my lungs are crushed by the breeze of your downfall
Will I ever see you again
I don’t think so
Will we ever meet again
I’ll take that as a ‘no’
I need to find a way to survive
If I’m alone how do I know I am alive
I’m hurt but I will never be broken
These words were never meant to be unspoken
Lost and alone how do I find my way back home
I’m done pretending
That this game is never ending
You’ve lost yourself playing divinity
There is danger in chasing infinity
I must be the beacon of hope
And I must find my broken home
‘Cause I’ve been walking a tightrope
And I am left to wander
Without the dark, no dance
Without the light, no chance
I will be on my own
The beacon of hope
What I live for
What I’d die for
Always the same fucking question
I’ve had enough of your oppression
Track Name: Selfless
In my inner graveyard lies the story of a man
So young yet dead on his feet
Torn apart again and again
By the self-seeking and their endless deceits
Torn apart again and again
Waging war to find who I am
In my inner graveyard lies memories of a life once lost
Memories of fainted whispers
Words of wisdom have turned to dust
Forgotten by the turning of ages
I’ve been torn apart again and again
By the self-seeking and their endless deceits
Torn apart again and again
Waging war to find who I am
Running fast in a slow decay
It seems that we’re meant to become remnants
Vestiges of a world no longer desirable
How is that so
‘’Me, myself and I’’ is our new mantra
It has become our divine law
Torn apart again and again
By the self-seeking and their endless deceits
Torn apart again and again
Waging war to find who I am
There will be no tomorrow
If we don’t learn from today
I am torn apart again and again
By the self-seeking and their endless deceits
Torn apart again and again
Waging war to find who I am
I will stand for myself
Waging war to find who I am