Reinvented

by Paper Trails

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released December 3, 2016

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Track Name: Reinvented
I've reinvented a name for myself.
It wasn't easy, but without your help I wouldn't be where I am today, playing the songs I love to play.

We started out jamming in a room 'til we found love for what we do.

This is something I believe in and that won't change 'til I quit breathing.
It's not up to you what I can or can not do.
I've reinvented a name for myself, and you should too.

While they were out partying, I found something to believe in.
While they were out having the time of their lives, I was too.
Except I'd remember what I'd do.

This is something I believe in and that won't change 'til I quit breathing.
It's not up to you what I can or can not do.
I've reinvented a name for myself, and you should too.
Track Name: Rise and Fall
This feeling comes and goes and I'm sure you already know what the problem is and why I'd want to be left alone.

Now my stomach's tied in knots, it's been like this for three whole months.
I haven't felt like myself, like I've been missing out on something.

It's the start of it all, it's the rise and the fall. We must not give in.

The emptiness becomes bliss when it comes down to moments like this.
I just can't help myself and the fact I'm always feeling like shit.

Sit around just to mope and drone.
Stand back up just to trip and fall.
I just can't feel like myself, these loose ends wear me out and are taking over me.

I tend to wear a mask that covers up me and my past. Don't you think for a second I never care at all.
For you I'd stop dead in my tracks, go to hell and then come right back.
Don't you think any different, you know the facts.

It's the start of it all, it's the rise and the fall.

It's the start of it all, it's the rise and the fall. We must not give in.
It's the start of it all, it's the rise and the fall. We must not give in.

We won't give in.
Track Name: Watch Me
All I've ever wanted was to fix the broken. Satisfy all others needs, but happiness starts with me.

I've got to get it together. I need to do things for myself. As time moves on my friends will slip away, then the plans we've made will change.

As time moves on.

As time ticks away the colors fade to grey. I'll find purpose and I know it.
As time ticks away I'm counting down the days. In this moment I'm sure of this.

I'll continue doing what I love, I can't lose faith. I am destined to follow a path that I have made. I'll continue chasing a dream and nothing will stop me.
I'll turn this life into reality, go ahead and watch me.

Be happy for me, I'll be the person I have wanted to be.
I'm down on my knees and begging you please just be happy for me.

As time ticks away the colors fade to grey, I'll find purpose and I know it.
As time ticks away, I'm counting down the days. In this moment I'm sure of this.
Track Name: Mother
You've been my biggest supporter since day one.
Driving miles just to play a gig, each and every one.

You brought the music and lit up the way I view the world.
You've really raised me for good.

Mother don't be worried I am sure of what I want in life and thanks to you my path has been made clear.
Mother don't get sick because your afraid of where I'll be tonight, just know that your heart is my home.

I know I may have disappointed you with some choices I've made but now you'll see, and now you'll be more care free.
I know that you love me, and you'll support me until the day I die.

That can't change.
That will not change.
I'm not afraid to say you're my best friend.
That will not end.
I'm sure of it.

Mother don't be worried about me.

Mother don't be worried I am sure of what I want in life and thanks to you my path has been made clear.
Mother don't get sick because your afraid of where I'll be tonight, just know that your heart is my home.

Mother don't be worried I am sure of what I want in life and thanks to you my path has been made clear.
You're my best friend and that won't change. You're my best friend.

You're my best friend.

Don't be worried I am sure of what I want in life and thanks to you my path has been made clear.
Mother don't get sick because your afraid of where I'll be tonight, just know that your heart is my home.
Track Name: Seasonal
Walking around constantly feeling sick.
It's the same old shit, I'll get used to it.
Don't worry about me, I'm getting by.

When the sun comes up I feel a better mood, but when it comes down to that crescent moon I start questioning myself and what I'm worth.

Seasons change and we feel darker.
The weather might bring us down but we'll grow stronger.

Forget the past and live for now.
There's no time left to constantly feel down. With every second being reminisced, there's so much more that can be done than this.

Seasons change and we feel darker.
The weather might bring us down but we'll grow stronger.

It's around this time of year when my thoughts start changing.
When the heart in my chest starts racing.
I'm insecure with the way I feel, the way I stutter, and the way I conceal every emotion and every rhyme that I've let out over time.
How do I look at myself in the mirror every night? Not disgusted by my past or what is there in plain sight?

Am I a role-model like I've been told or a voice that should be looked past by those unknown? Well if you feel it inside, the moon rises up and you feel like you're losing your mind, then this goes out to you.
This song goes out to those who stuck up for themselves and were told read between the lines.

This seasonal sadness didn't just come to me, so I'll try my best to drain it from you. Oh, I'll try my best.

Seasons change and we feel darker.
The weather might bring us down but we'll grow stronger.
Track Name: Living Aimlessly
Baby I'm gonna go for a walk since I feel like I'm pissing everyone off.
When I look up all I see are others looking down on me.

It seems this winter is moving slower than I planned it to.
At night's when I'm awake, but during the day I'm a walking zombie.
But shouldn't it be the other way around.
It could be fool's gold is just a treasure to be found.

Maybe I'm a joke.
Maybe I'm too cruel.
Either way I'll find out why I said "baby..."

Baby I'm gonna go for a walk since I feel like I'm pissing everyone off.
When I look up all I see are others looking down on me.
Time's have changed, I'm half the man I used to be.
When I look up all I see are others looking down on me.

But this quake and constant heartache start a never ending war inside my head.
I wonder why I'm alive, then I realize it's better than being dead.

(Oh, it's so much better.)

Things are said and they start running through my head.
When will this never ending cycle come to an end?
Things are said that could be better left unsaid.
When will this never ending cycle come to an end?

Baby I'm gonna go for a walk since I feel like I'm pissing everyone off.
When I look up all I see are others looking down on me.
Time's have changed, I'm half the man I used to be.
When I look up all I see are others looking down on me.

No, I am not done.
My final note has not been strummed.
My final song has not been sung.
I am not finished.
So when I feel this pain and agony I'll let the music do the talking, and continue living my life aimlessly.
Track Name: Through It All
Lately I've been down on my luck.
I've seen a million smiles, but that's not enough compared to broken ones I've seen.
The fake ones we believe.

They say it gets better, but no one's proven it yet.
Lives come and go, it seems to be a checklist for them.

Through it all, we'll find those who stick by us.
Through it all, we'll grow thick skin just because.
Through it all, we'll find that this system is fucked through it all.

I want you to see all the possibilities, yet they're taking over me.
They're robbing me of what I need.

This problem is taken lightly and we don't suit propriety.
Let's fight for our rights and lets fight for our dignity.
We are superiority.
We're the ones who stand up for what we believe.

I hope that kid on the floor gets right back up swinging.
I hope when he speaks up someone out there will listen.
Everyone is so blind to see when someone is clearly hurting.

(I hope you get right back up swinging. I know someone out there will listen.)

We're all clearly hurting.

I want you to see all the possibilities, yet they're taking over me.
They're robbing me of what I need.

This problem is taken lightly and we don't suit propriety.
Let's fight for our rights and lets fight for our dignity.
We are superiority.
We're the ones who stand up for what we believe.
Track Name: Eighteen Years
There was no contact with you from the day I was born.
I had no faith I'd find you and everyday I'd mourn.
I thought you ran away from me, your problems, and her.
Well I was dead wrong because you didn't even know I was yours.

She drove up to that base just to find that you were in a different place.
Made a few dozen calls, was lied straight to her face. So she took a stand and raised me into the man I am today.

It surely wasn't easy, and I know you didn't mean it.
When I first heard your story, and your voice I believed it.

There was no contact with you from the day I was born.
I had no faith I'd find you and everyday I'd mourn.
I thought you ran away from me, your problems, and her.
Well I was dead wrong because you didn't even know I was yours.

I am yours.

I can recall all the tough times that we were put through.
Wrote "A Word For Betrayal" because I thought differently of you.
All the thoughts running through my head wore out.
Both sides of the story came together somehow.

I'm happy to know that you're in a better place.
I'm happy to call you my friend today.
Please stick by me and promise that will never change.
The next eighteen years could be a different story.

There was no contact with you from the day I was born.
I had no faith I'd find you and everyday I'd mourn.
I thought you ran away from me, your problems, and her.
Well I was dead wrong because you didn't even know I was yours.
Track Name: Truth Is
Just because they had the most heartwarming smile doesn't mean it was always genuine.
I've said this once and I'll say it again, more people need to be the one that's there when nobody else is.

Truth is we're all hard to read without a sign for everyone to see.
How will they know my brain is killing me?

A world left in aw because someone oh so dearly loved offed themselves so quick and there was nothing we could do about it.
And if we'd known the pain that grown became so large, maybe things wouldn't be taken so far.

Truth is we're all hard to read without a sign for everyone to see.
How will they know my brain is killing me?

How will they know?

What a strange piece of work.
A brain that we can't work around.
I thought I'd have myself all figured out by now.
Shouldn't reaching goals start to make me feel whole?
I've lost my drive and no one's answering the phone.

Truth is we're all hard to read without a sign for everyone to see.
How will they know my brain is killing me?
Track Name: Tough Love
I could've sworn she was the one for me until I didn't end up hearing back from her for weeks.
Every other word out of her mouth was a lie it seemed.
When she felt lost is when she'd start to crawl back to me.

I can't stand it.
I'm always second in line.
I'd stay up hoping to hear from her each and every night.
Now she may be in my sight and gone before my eyes.
I'll ask myself where I went wrong with you.

My calling, you were made for me.
There I was falling for tough love.
If I weren't blinded, I would've noticed that she'd been the one I saw in my dreams.
I strongly believe.

Tough love, tough love.

Sooner than later I got what I wanted.
Come to realize other girls were far from it.
Convinced myself to be happy for so long.

I sat there waiting by my phone and you had no intent to call.
While you didn't someone else did and soon I picked up on it.
I found someone to fill in your shoes.

My calling, you were made for me.
There I was falling for tough love.
If I weren't blinded, I would've noticed that she'd been the one I saw in my dreams.
I strongly believe.

I could've sworn I'd believed in everything you told me, but now I see why misery loves it's company.
At first I felt defeat, but now I can agree.

My calling is so far from me.
Don't keep on falling for tough love.
We may have tried it, but I have noticed you have places to be without me.
Now I can see.

Tough love, tough love.