The Moral Eclipse

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lyrics

In these words I find resolution and understanding,
and with others I progress.
Skeptic at heart I question everything
that I see, everything in front of me is
subject to scrutiny. But in my questioning
I denounce introspection, and now we're left
without self-reflection, but the truth is
that I'm a wreck just like you.
I lost myself in search of answers and truth,
I lost myself in hopes to save us all.
I lost my drive for change in search of myself.
I just need to find some peace of mind...
I'm torn between the world and myself,
but when the world burns itself down, why do I bother?
Ill always push for change, but will I always save myself?
I need to find some balance,
I need to find a way out.
I need to find some balance I need out.
I need to find some balance, or I will watch this all burn.
I lost myself in search of answers and truth,
I lost myself in hopes to save us all.
I lost my drive for change in search of myself.
I just need to find some peace of mind

The title is a combination of two things. First, a nod to cave in, one of my favorite bands over the last 10 years. Secondly, it is a reference to the argument of what the content of "hardcore" bands--or any band of "value" to some people it seems like--lyrics should be about. There are times that I feel I need to push for progress and change I want to see in the world, in the country I live in, and many other socio-political issues that effect us all. But just often, if not more, I reflect on my own life, my own flaws. I look at the things wrong in MY life, many of which I am the cause. Who am I to say what is wrong with the world when I am often wrong or often the cause of the wrongs in the world? I'm no fan of hypocrisy, and I've always believed that "you cant fix someone else until you fix yourself." Ultimately, though, to find happiness, I need to make a balance between the two as they are of equal importance and value. We wrote this song summer of 2009, with Nick and Ian in the band. We wanted something really fast, driving, just pure power. In doing so and then painting over the top of it with our leads, we found the chorus worked better without heavy riffing and just doing a combination of melodic riffs. In the studio, we came up with a volume swell idea under it, but didn't turn out quite right so Ahren went in and tracked synth instead of guitar swells. love how it turned out.

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from I Am the Curse, released August 25, 2012

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melodic hardcore band from Tacoma, WA. 2005-2012

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