THE DARKEST STORM

by Our Imperfect Future

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released June 28, 2012

Rob O'Sullivan: Vocals, Lyrics, Guitars, Drum Programming, Synth, Piano, Orchestration, Additional Bass Guitar
Lee Llanes: Bass Guitar, Additional Backing Vocals
Sean Griffiths: Guitar, Drum Programming, Synth, Piano, Additional Backing Vocals

Recorded at Our Imperfect Studio Houston, TX

MIXING AND MASTERING: Sean Griffiths
soundFEED STUDIOS Atlanta, GA

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Track Name: Hands Off Me
GET YOUR HANDS, GET YOUR HANDS,
GET YOUR HANDS OFF ME
I CANNOT BE, CANNOT BE,
CANNOT BE WHAT YOU NEED
I’VE TRIED SO MANY TIMES TO TELL YOU

GET YOUR HANDS, GET YOUR HANDS,
GET YOUR HANDS OFF OF ME
LET IT BLEED, LET IT BLEED,
LET IT BLEED ALL AWAY
THERE’S NOTHING LEFT OF ME TO SELL YOU

YOU FILLED ME UP WHEN I WAS EMPTY
AND NOW I’M EMPTY OF YOU
I FILLED ME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER
IT’S CALLED BELIEF IN MYSELF

SCRAPE THE DIRT, SCRAPE THE DIRT,
SCRAPE THE DIRT OFF OF ME
COMING CLEAN, COMING CLEAN,
COMING CLEAN OF THE STAINS
I WON’T BE CAGED HERE ANY LONGER

GET YOUR HANDS, GET YOUR HANDS,
GET YOUR HANDS OFF OF ME
LET IT BLEED, LET IT BLEED,
LET IT BLEED ALL AWAY
WHAT HASN’T KILLED ME’S MADE ME STRONGER

YOU FILLED ME UP WHEN I WAS EMPTY
AND NOW I’M EMPTY OF YOU
I FILLED ME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER
IT’S CALLED BELIEF IN MYSELF
Track Name: Enemy
I’VE BEEN TAKEN TO THE BRINK OF MY FRUSTRATION
I’VE HEARD ENOUGH OF ALL THE LIES
CAN’T STAND THE THOUGHT OF TOLERATING
THE BUTTON’S PUSHED AND NOW IT COMES ALIVE

THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS EATING ITS WAY OUT FROM IN BETWEEN
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS REARING ITS HEAD AND AWAKENING
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS EATING ITS WAY OUT FROM IN BETWEEN
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME…
AND RIGHT BEHIND HIM COMES SUFFERING

STAND BACK AWAY AND KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
WHEN I EXPLODE IT WON’T BE EASILY CONTAINED
THE PRESSURE’S BUILDING UP INSIDE HERE
WHAT YOU KNEW WON’T EVER BE THE SAME

THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS EATING ITS WAY OUT FROM IN BETWEEN
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS REARING ITS HEAD AND AWAKENING
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS EATING ITS WAY OUT FROM IN BETWEEN
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME…
AND RIGHT BEHIND HIM COMES SUFFERING

THERE’S NO ESCAPING WHAT IS COMING
DRAG DOWN WHAT’S IN MY LINE OF SIGHT
THE BEAST’S GETTING UNLEASHED NOW
THERE’S NO JOY IN MUDVILLE TONIGHT

THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS EATING ITS WAY OUT FROM IN BETWEEN
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS REARING ITS HEAD AND AWAKENING
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME
IS EATING ITS WAY OUT FROM IN BETWEEN
THE ENEMY INSIDE OF ME…
AND RIGHT BEHIND HIM COMES SUFFERING
Track Name: Stripper
BABY’S GOT A GUN GONNA POINT IT AT ME
BABY’S GONNA RUN WHEN SHE TAKES EVERYTHING
BABY’S GONNA HIDE, BABY’S GONNA LIE
BABY’S GONNA WISH THAT SHE NEVER SAID GOODBYE

BABY GETS A HIGH WHEN SHE’S ON A ROLL
BABY GETS A THRILL WHEN SHE BREAKS MY SOUL
BABY’S GOT A MOTIVE, BABY’S UNEMOTIVE
BABY’S ONLY IN IT TILL SHE FINDS ANOTHER FUCK UP

BABY’S GOT A GUN GONNA POINT IT AT ME
BABY’S GONNA RUN WHEN SHE TAKES EVERYTHING
BABY’S GONNA HIDE, BABY’S GONNA LIE
BABY’S GONNA WISH THAT SHE NEVER SAID GOODBYE

I’M THROWING DOWN MY DOLLARS
AND PRAYING THAT SHE’S MINE
IT’S OBVIOUS SHE LOVES ME
AT LEAST I THINK THIS TIME

AT LEAST I THINK THIS TIME

BABY’S ON A BENDER AND SHE LIKES THE FALL
BABY’S HIGH ON HEARTACHE
AND SHE’LL MAKE YOU CRAWL
BABY’S WRECKING BALL, BABY WANTS IT ALL
BABY PULLS YOU DOWN AND SHE’S IN CONTROL

I’M THROWING DOWN MY DOLLARS
AND PRAYING THAT SHE’S MINE
IT’S OBVIOUS SHE LOVES ME
AT LEAST I THINK THIS TIME

AT LEAST I THINK THIS TIME
Track Name: Aimless Anvil Soul
YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD BREAK MY FRAGILE HEART
YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD PUT
A LEASH AROUND MY NECK
YOUR AIMLESS ANVIL SOUL
IT CLASHES WITH MY WILL TO LIVE
I’VE BROKEN FREE AND NOW I’M INDEPENDENT

SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN TO STAY THIS TIME
SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN TO STAY THIS TIME
SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN TO STAY THIS TIME
SHOULD HAVE CHOSEN TO STAY THIS TIME

THIS IS MY LIFE, I CAN DO WHAT I PLEASE
I DON’T NEED YOUR PERMISSION
AND I DON’T NEED YOUR DISEASE
THIS IS MY LIFE, I CAN DO WHAT I PLEASE
I DON’T NEED YOUR PERMISSION
AND I DON’T NEED YOUR DISEASE

I PAID MY DUES
I PLAYED THE FOOL FOR LONG ENOUGH
I THINK IT’S TIME I CUT THE TIES
AND MADE MY OWN PARADISE

PRETTY FACE GONNA SAY GOODBYE
PRETTY FACE GONNA SAY GOODBYE
PRETTY FACE GONNA SAY GOODBYE
PRETTY FACE GONNA SAY GOODBYE

THIS IS MY LIFE, I CAN DO WHAT I PLEASE
I DON’T NEED YOUR PERMISSION
AND I DON’T NEED YOUR DISEASE
THIS IS MY LIFE, I CAN DO WHAT I PLEASE
I DON’T NEED YOUR PERMISSION
AND I DON’T NEED YOUR DISEASE
Track Name: The Calm
(INSTRUMENTAL)
Track Name: The Darkest Storm
THE STORM APPROACHES
MOVES IN AND COVERS ALL IN BLACK
AND SUDDENLY IT FEELS JUST LIKE
MY WHOLE WORLD’S UNDER ATTACK
WILL I SURVIVE THIS
INUNDATION OF MY WEAKENED STATE?
I WONDER IF I’LL GET THROUGH
UNSURE IF I WILL BE THE SAME

THE WIND PICKS UP AND
THE LIGHTNING TEARS THROUGH THE SKY
THE WATER RISES AND
WE SAY A TURBULENT GOODBYE
WE KNEW THAT IT’D END THIS WAY
SWEPT OUT WITH THE TIDE AND IT ALL WASHES AWAY
LIKE A BAD DREAM, THERE WAS NEVER A YOU AND ME

HERE IT COMES
WATCH IT COME
IT’S BEGUN
SPARING NONE
Track Name: The Process
I REMEMBER ALL THOSE PLEASANT TIMES
I SURRENDER A LIFE I THOUGHT WAS MINE
THE PRETENDER AND EVERYTHING SHE’D SAY
ONE DECEMBER IT ALL JUST SLIPPED AWAY

LET IT SLIP AWAY
(WATCH IT SLIP AWAY)
LET IT FADE AWAY
(WATCH IT FADE AWAY)
LET IT WASH AWAY
(WATCH IT WASH AWAY)
LET IT FALL AWAY
(WATCH IT FALL AWAY)
LET IT BREAK AWAY
(WATCH IT BREAK AWAY)
CRUMBLING AWAY
(WITHERING AWAY)

I REMEMBER…
Track Name: Marching Home
I’M NOT IGNORANT WHEN I SAY
I HAVE MY OWN REGRETS
THE DAY THAT I LAID EYES ON YOU
I THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS EVIDENT
BUT I GUESS I MADE A MISTAKE
AND I HAD YOU FIGURED WRONG
I SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE SIGNS
OF WHAT YOU WOULD BECOME
BECAUSE HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
AND NOT SO FAR APART
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THE RAZOR
WAS INCHES FROM MY HEART
I THINK IT’S COMING CLEAR
TIME TO MOVE ON FROM HERE
IF I STAY JUST A MOMENT LONGER
I MIGHT JUST LOSE MYSELF
AND TURN INTO SOMEONE ELSE
SOMEONE VULGAR JUST LIKE YOU

TURN AWAY AND WALK FROM ME
TURN AROUND AND LEAVE ME BE
I CAN’T STAND THE SIGHT OF WHAT YOU’VE BECOME

NOW YOU ALWAYS TREAT ME WITH SUCH CONTEMPT
AS IF BEING KIND WOULD SET SOME PRECEDENT
I NEVER HAD A SAY IN THIS
NOT A VOICE THAT MATTERED
YOU SAID YOU WANTED THIS
TOLD ME TO GIVE YOU THIS
GIVE UP AND GIVE IN TO THIS…
AND YOU BLAME ME FOR WHAT WE HAVE BECOME
WHO LISTENS AND WHO TALKS?
WHO STAYS AND WHO WILL WALK?
WHO ARGUES, WHO GIVES UP?
WHO CEDES AND WHO PROLONGS?
WHO WRITES THE EPILOGUE?
WHO’S WEAK AND WHO GROWS STRONG?
BACK AND FORTH, ROUND WE GO
CYNICAL AND BLINDLY SO

TURN AWAY AND WALK FROM ME
TURN AROUND AND LEAVE ME BE
I CAN’T STAND THE SIGHT OF WHAT YOU’VE BECOME

THIS IS THE FORK IN THE ROAD
WHERE YOU GO YOUR WAY AND I GO HOME
I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF ALL THE GAMES
THAT YOU’VE PLAYED WITH MY MIND
I CAN’T EMBRACE WHAT ISN’T MINE
I CAN’T FORGIVE YOU FOR YOUR CRIMES
I CAN’T STAND BESIDE WHAT ISN’T THERE
AND NOW I GIVE YOU YOUR LAST GOODBYE
SO BON VOYAGE MY FRIEND
WHAT’S DONE IS DONE
YOU’VE HAD YOUR FUN WITH ME
I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE
ASH TO ASH, DUST TO DUST
MEMORIES FILLED WITH RUST
THERE’S NO WHITE FLAG IN THIS
IT’S ALL STAINED RED
LIKE THE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS

TURN AWAY AND WALK FROM ME
TURN AROUND AND LEAVE ME BE
I CAN’T STAND THE SIGHT OF WHAT YOU’VE BECOME
Track Name: A Strengthening
I AM BREATHING IN
I AM BREATHING OUT
I AM FUNCTIONING
I AM WONDERING

I AM GROWING STRONG
I AM GROWING STRONG
I AM GROWING STRONG
I AM GROWING STRONG

I AM BREATHING IN
I AM BREATHING OUT
I AM FUNCTIONING
I AM WONDERING

I AM GROWING STRONG
I AM GROWING STRONG
I AM GROWING STRONG
I AM GROWING STRONG
Track Name: The Burn
(INSTRUMENTAL)
Track Name: From The Ashes
ENDURED ALL OF THE TRIBULATIONS
ALL THE FIRES AND THE LESSONS LEARNED
I PULLED MYSELF UP FROM THE ASHES
SOMEHOW I’M STILL GETTING BURNED

I GUESS I KINDA MISS BEING HUMAN
I GUESS I KINDA MISS BEING REAL
I GUESS I KINDA MISS BEING SOMEONE
I GUESS I KINDA MISS THE WAY IT FEELS

WASTED MY YEARS ON FRUITLESS PURSUITS
LOOK WHAT IT GOT ME IN THE END
MAYBE A BETTER COURSE OF ACTION
IS JUST TO SHUT IT OFF AND PRETEND
IT’S OKAY FEELING SENTIMENTAL
AND IT’S OKAY FEELING NUMB
I’LL JUST REMOVE MYSELF FROM YOUR EQUATION
TAKE MYSELF OUT FROM UNDERNEATH YOUR THUMB

I GUESS I KINDA MISS BEING HUMAN
I GUESS I KINDA MISS BEING REAL
I GUESS I KINDA MISS BEING SOMEONE
I GUESS I KINDA MISS THE WAY IT FEELS
Track Name: The Wrong Side Of History
LIARS, FIENDS AND PERPETRATORS
OF THE GREATEST CRIMES KNOWN TO MAN
THEY CERTIFY WITH BLACKNESS IN THEIR EYES
EVERYTIME THEY RAISE THEIR RIGHT HANDS
TELL YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR
THEN TAKE AWAY WHAT YOU HOLD DEAR
SWORN TO PROTECT US, PRONE TO NEGLECT US
AND WE’VE BECOME THE POWERLESS

THEY’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY
AND THEY’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF YOU AND ME
DIVIDE AND CONQUER IS THEIR STRATEGY
THEY’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF EVERYTHING

THEY TAKE YOUR RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
AND RED TAPE THE SHIT OUT OF THESE
FEED THE RICH AND THE POOR STARVE OUT
THE HAVES HAVE IT ALL
AND THE NOTS HAVE NO CLOUT
THIS IS WHAT IT’S COME DOWN TO
THEY WON’T DO A THING FOR YOU
TOPPLE THE SYSTEM AND BURN IT ALL DOWN
REBUILD EVERYTHING UP FROM THE GROUND

THEY’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY
AND THEY’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF YOU AND ME
DIVIDE AND CONQUER IS THEIR STRATEGY
THEY’RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF EVERYTHING
Track Name: One Last Time
THE AIR IS CHARGED
AND YOUR INHIBITIONS
JUST CHECKED THEMSELVES AT THE DOOR
LET’S SAVOR THE FLAVOR
OF EACH OTHER
IGNORE THE FACT THAT OUR WORLD’S AT WAR
FORGET ALL ABOUT DECENCY
IN THIS MOMENT, IT’S JUST YOU AND ME
YOU’RE A FUCKING WRECK
AND I’VE GOT JUST WHAT YOU NEED

SO COME ON, COME ON
LET’S DO IT TONIGHT
WHILE WE’RE CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT
AND IT ALL FEELS RIGHT
SO COME ON, COME ON
THIS MIGHT BE THE LAST TIME FOR YOU AND ME

THE NIGHT IS YOUNG AND SO ARE WE
WE FIT TOGETHER SO PERFECTLY
SKIN ON SKIN AND THE SPARK OF ELECTRICITY
FORGET ALL ABOUT DECENCY
IN THIS MOMENT, IT’S JUST YOU AND ME
I’M A FUCKING WRECK
AND YOU’VE GOT JUST WHAT I NEED

SO COME ON, COME ON
LET’S DO IT TONIGHT
WHILE WE’RE CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT
AND IT ALL FEELS RIGHT
SO COME ON, COME ON
THIS MIGHT BE THE LAST TIME FOR YOU AND ME
SO COME ON, COME ON
LET’S DO IT TONIGHT
WHILE WE’RE CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT
AND IT ALL FEELS RIGHT
SO COME ON, COME ON
THIS MIGHT BE THE LAST TIME FOR YOU AND ME
YOU AND ME
Track Name: Waiting For You
MY SELFISHNESS HAS LED ME TO
A PLACE THAT I LOST TOUCH
SEEMS OUR COMMON BOND
JUST WASN’T RARE ENOUGH
I BELIEVED IN YOU SO MUCH THAT I FORGOT
TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF
NOW I’M LEFT ALONE TO FIGURE OUT…
WHAT WENT WRONG

IF I COULD TAKE THE BAD BACK
AND FRAME IT IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT
THIS MIGHT HAVE TURNED OUT DIFFERENTLY
AND MAYBE I’D FEEL RIGHT
BUT I CAN’T ERASE WHAT AILS US
AND I CAN’T ESCAPE THE PAST
I WISH I HAD MORE TIME WITH YOU
I’D KNOW TO MAKE IT LAST

PATIENTLY, I AWAIT A BETTER PLACE AND TIME
AND MAYBE YOU WILL FIND
WHAT YOU HAVE MISSED YOU’VE LEFT BEHIND
ONE DAY YOU’LL FORGET
THE INDEPENDENT STREAK YOU’VE GROWN
AND WHEN YOU THINK TO LOOK BACK
I’LL BE STANDING HERE ALONE

WAITING FOR YOU

WAITING FOR YOU
Track Name: From The Ashes (FEED Remix)
Endured all of the tribulations
All the trials and the lessons learned
I pulled myself up from the ashes
But somehow I’m still getting burned

I guess I kinda miss being human
I guess I kinda miss being real
I guess I kinda miss being someone
I guess I kinda miss the way it feels

Wasted my years on fruitless pursuits
Look what it got me in the end
Maybe a better course of action
Is just to shut it off and pretend
It’s okay feeling sentimental
And it’s okay feeling numb
I’ll just remove myself from your equation
Take myself out from underneath your thumb

I guess I kinda miss being human
I guess I kinda miss being real
I guess I kinda miss being someone
I guess I kinda miss the way it feels