BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Before It's Too Late

BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE (2012)

1. Before It’s Too Late
2. Side By Side
3. Burden
4. Excuses
5. Second Chances


1. BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

You’re living a lie
If you think that nothing can be done to protect the innocent
From the constant violence, the hatred and the total disrespect
For one another
We have contempt, we have no trust
We live in fear
And as for the younger generation
I don’t think they are listening

It seems like every single weekend
There is an unprovoked attack
Where people have been set upon and are left fighting for their lives
People being beaten, people being stabbed, people being raped and victimized
Our complacency astounds me
As our silence remains deafening

For how much longer
Are we going to do nothing?
Just stand aside and wait for someone else to find the answers

For how much longer
Are we going to do nothing?
Just stand and wait for politicians, and legislation that isn’t coming

We must stop the violence
Before we lose our way
We must stop the violence
And regain our lost respect
We must stop the violence
Before we lose our way
We must stop the violence
Before it’s too late

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2. SIDE BY SIDE

I don’t know where I would be today
Without hardcore
Call it cliché, call it a waste of time, then you don’t understand,
What this truly means

This is the place where like minds come together,
Where we share our view points on the world,
Side by side, we stand as brothers,
These songs make the difference in our lives

I’m not ashamed to ever speak the truth
About hardcore
So what, if it’s not cool, to speak honestly about,
something we all love, who cares what others think

This is the place where like minds come together,
Where we share our views on the world,
Side by side, we stand as brothers,
These songs make the difference in our lives,
So what if it sounds like rhetoric,
Because we wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true.
Side by side, here for each other
And together we will all pull each other through

This is the one true thing, the one constant in my life,
The place I turn to, when I need support and advice
And as for all the haters, well then you don’t know a thing

This means everything to me

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3. BURDEN

Looking for someone else
To help you share this burden
Looking for a way out
And to make it someone else’s problem
Looking for the easy road
With no resolve or confrontation
Looking for a scapegoat
To take the fall for your actions

I will not carry this weight
I will not play these games

The time has come to face up
To what you’ve done
The time has come to realize
The pain that you’ve caused
Every time, that you think
That people are you’re stepping stones
Remember the hurt remember the pain
And remember that you’re alone

I will not carry this weight
I will not play these games
And you will face this pain alone

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4. EXCUSES

We have all been sold a line
We’ve been taken for a ride
We’ve been promised the world and been assured of change
But everything has stayed the same

Now come the excuses we’ve been waiting to hear
The blame is steered away from what is so clear
We don’t care about your political factions
How hard is it to just answer the questions?

Just look us in the eyes
Admit you’ve failed and forget the lies

They’ve taken us for all we’re worth
And I’m sorry, but I fail to see, how you can take the lead with no credibility

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5. SECOND CHANCES

If only life were as simple as reading a map
If only we had a blueprint to follow
Then we would never lose ourselves
It’s our free choice which can cloud our judgement
And a weak conscience which can be compromised
We convince ourselves that we are on the right path
Even though we know that we’re wrong

We are making rash decisions
With the best intentions
Without a second thought
About the consequences
As humans we are fallible
And we need to understand
That making mistakes is part of the process
Of being a human being

They say that we need to make mistakes
Because it’s the only way that we’ll learn
But how many second chances
Will we be given in return
The judgements always come thick and fast
Mostly before the evidence has passed
But receiving second chances
Is easier said than done

There is nothing more that we can say
When people burn all of their bridges
Before they’ve made a friend
And I do not know how they go on day by day
And I do not know how they can live their life that way

Forgive and forget
What’s done is done
And there is no way that you can take it back

Forgive and forget
Now lets move on
And focus on what is lying ahead

A second chance to start again

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