What Means the Most

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Can my words mean anything to you?
Or have i just opened my mouth for the first time?
We were meant for so much more than this
This is the result of every unanswered prayer
but it made us stronger. (But it makes us stronger)
Make no mistake, I love you and I always will
But the blindfold is off and I am letting go.
Where was the love that could cure the blind
when I needed it the most?
(This life is mine)
its flashing before my eyes;
but its the first time that I've felt alive.
(this life is mine)
I seek no answers for these questions hold no weight.
My redeeming choice in a life of regret
I refuse to live for anyone but me.

This was originally written years ago, and then in 2007 when we decided to progress our direction after the BTA days, we put together this song. Rick and I wrote the lyrics one night, centered around the final line which I had written along with the riffs back in 2005. As a basis, it came from the position of me being 18 and ready to leave the scope of my parents' vision for my life. In the last 6-7 years, it has taken more shape in showing that I have to take responsibility for myself, no matter what my choices might be. I cannot rely on anyone or anything to find my way but myself. A song of self-declaration, but not to be confused with self-importance. We decided to rerecord this song for IATC because the lyrics play right into the concept, and it never got a proper release. The original demo (recorded in summer 2007) was tagged on last minute as a bonus track on BTA. We felt that this way we present the song in its full glory, tighter, better produced and better played. We even brought Rick in to help round out the song and it fits perfectly.


from I Am the Curse, released August 25, 2012



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Open Fire! Tacoma, Washington

melodic hardcore band from Tacoma, WA. 2005-2012

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