Red Tape

by Forgetting All I Know

/
  • Immediate download of 7-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

     $7 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Photography by Josie Da-Silva

    Includes immediate download of 7-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    ships out within 1 day

     $7 USD

     

1.
2.
03:30
3.
04:32
4.
04:31
5.
6.
7.
04:05

credits

released 24 May 2012

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist
Track Name: Conflict Internal
Conflict Internal:

The disillusion is profound,
And the chains are on too tight.
It's easier to be the villian,
Than the righteous guardian.
The whispers of your prodigy,
And the rumours of your fall,
Haunt the steps you no longer control.
You're about to lose it all.

The fight is within you, (Within you)
The choice is in your hands,
Provokes the Lucifer within you, (Within you)
The great know when you fight

The conflict internal
The conflict internal

Your aspirations for greatness,
Have turned a gift into a curse.
The boundaries you once accepted,
Are like a torn down fence.
Keeping the good within it,
As the wicked roam beyond.
Your smile so sinister,
I can't reach you now.

At what point did I lose you,
Stranger of unknown intentions?
The winds of change weigh on you,
And your eyes gleam an odd spark.
Let go of the hate that binds you,
To thoughts so cruel and strange.
Let go of the judgment
Ignite the fire untainted

The fight is within you, (Within you)
The choice is in your hands,
Provokes the Lucifer within you, (Within you)
The great know when you fight

The conflict internal
The conflict internal

MAKE YOUR CHOICE!
Track Name: Replica
Replica:

When you disapprove of me,
Do you recite the same words that you've heard
before?
The ones that pierced you in the heart
And tore your self-esteem apart.
When you yell at me,
Do you yell as someone yelled at you?
The words that brought you to your knees,
Praying for escape from these anxieties.

Do you reach for me as no one reached for you?
... As no one reached for you?

When I look at you
I can barely recognize your face
The darkened doppelganger of the one I've
grown to love
and grown to hate
You! Are drowning your future by reliving your
past
Take a step back, and take a breath
And look at the replica you've become

When you get mad at me,
Are you really mad at me?
Or do you yearn to undo your deterioration,
Caused by imitation.
When you hate me,
Is it because you hate who you've become to
me?
The replica of what you adhorred,
The repitition of history that cause our
war.

Do you reach for me as no one reached for you?
... As no one reached for you?

When I look at you
I can barely recognize your face
The darkened doppelganger of the one I've
grown to love
and grown to hate
You! Are drowning your future by reliving your
past
Take a step back, and take a breath
And look at the replica you've become

When I look at you
I can barely recognize your face
The darkened doppelganger of the one I've
grown to love
and grown to hate
You! Are drowning your future by reliving your
past
Take a step back, and take a breath
And look at the replica you've become
Track Name: The Vow
The Vow:

At some point in our lives,
We all think that we'd die for someone
The Someone, the One.
(But) when it comes down to the moment,
To make that promise... declare your love,
If death came knocking at your door,
Would you still honour that vow?
Would you still price your life as less than mine?

Now I recognize,
You weren't worthy of my time,
Helped me to get over... your thousand lies.
Once I vowed to protect you, to guard your core
Now I realize...
I realize you don't deserve me.

At some point on our paths,
We all think there's no colour in the world
without the One
(But) When I call out, need you the most,
To put at last our love to the test,
Would you Still honour that vow?
Would you still find your needs less important
than mine?

Now I recognize,
You weren't worthy of my time,
Helped me to get over... your thousand lies.
Once I vowed to protect you, to guard your core
Now I realize...
I realize you don't deserve me.

You punish me for being naive,
And hid yourself so well.
That even I.. in all my pride,
In all my pleasure,
Couldn't see,
That wicked radiance in your eyes,
Wasn't out of your love for me,
But your desire to destroy me.
I herby break my vow!
I herby forsake my pledge!

Now I recognize,
You weren't worthy of my time,
Helped me to get over... your thousand lies.
Once I vowed to protect you, to guard your core
Now I realize...

Now I recognize,
You weren't worthy of my time,
Helped me to get over... your thousand lies.
Once I vowed to protect you, to guard your core
Now I realize...
I realize you don't deserve me.

I herby break my vow!
I herby forsake my pledge!
Track Name: Everlost
Everlost:


Can I hold on forever
To a person who never was
Can I hold myself together
For a dying dream and a lost cause
I once relied on you
To always pull me through
But now I’ve discovered you
Were never the one I thought I knew


I lived a lie
To avoid reality
To face the fact I’d die
For the one that you could never be
I wish you’d never shown
The part of you that couldn’t know me
The side that left me on my own
And thought it would be fine to throw me
Away


Therapy and affirmations
I forced myself to follow
All just a confirmation
That I’ll always know this sorrow
When I grew up and spoke the truth
You thought to tie the noose
Around my neck, that I trusted you
To take the time to remove


I lived a lie
To avoid reality
To face the fact I’d die
For the one that you could never be
I wish you’d never shown
The part of you that couldn’t know me
The side that left me on my own
And thought it would be fine to throw me
Away


Why can’t you be real
A pretty face should lead me to a pretty mind
At your beck and call, I would kneel
But you’re a deceiver
And I’m a believer
That this world belongs to those who are kind


I lived a lie
To avoid reality
To face the fact I’d die
For the one that you could never be
I wish you’d never shown
The part of you that couldn’t know me
The side that left me on my own
And thought it would be fine to throw me
Away
Track Name: A Day Like Any Other
A Day Like Any Other:

A day like
Any other
A walk in my old skin
To have been any other
Than there
When I shouldn't have been
The minutes fade away
On this unforgiving day
I don't know where I'll go

Yesterday
I was so full of grace
I was ready
to take on the world
Ressurect the one
Gone from inside of me
Back to a day
Before this misery

A distorted picture of life
Born that day
Did I have to be the one,
Without a choice, without a warning
To have it all
Taken away?

Taken for granted
The dawn of the new sun
The promise of a new day
A chance to open my eyes
To a better world
Fate, your wrath so cruel
I wasn't ready for this

The hours
Pass through the glass
As the sand slips through
These shaking fingers
It was a day like
Any other
Just a day like any other


The golden cord cut short before the time
Did I have to be the one,
Without a choice, without a warning
To have it all
Taken away?

All the things that I wont know
The experiences I'll miss
What I wouldn't give to be any other
Then there when I shouldn't have been
A step or two too short
From escaping
This unsought destiny

Dreams of the future, the events to come
Did I have to be the one,
Without a choice, without a warning
To have it all
Taken away?
Track Name: Burn The Pages
Secrets and ambiguities hidden well,
They come to be known when you least expect it
Holding power through lack of knowledge,
Words have passed your lips and you can’t resurrect it
Mystery, the makeup for your personality,
Shrouds you in a veil of disillusion
Speaking in riddles and acting so passive,
It laces my mind with such confusion

I wonder if, I’ll ever know
What makes you tick, what lets you go

Why do we hide both fear and elation
Running from our last chances for salvation
No one understands what we feel inside,
So we give up on feelings and trust only our minds

What makes you run when I open doors
You act as if I’m someone that isn’t deserving
I’m not your conscience, I won’t leave you guilty
But taking shots in the dark can be so unnerving
Is it fear of my judgments or the urge to conceal
That makes you think you should raise your guard
You read me cover to cover, you know I’m real
Yet now I’ve been tossed to the end of your shelf

You make it so hard, to figure me out
Littering my mind with the greatest of doubts

Why do we hide both fear and elation
Running from our last chances for salvation
No one understands what we feel inside,
So we give up on feelings and trust only our minds

I’ll burn the pages
That told the world not to bend our spines,
Crooked backs are the least of our worries
If no one ever reads again

Why do we hide both fear and elation
Running from our last chances for salvation
No one understands what we feel inside,
So we give up on feelings and trust only our minds
Track Name: Reflections
Reflections:

Don’t come so close,
It’s pushing me away.
You touch foreign,
Creating a feeling in me,
A fear so deep.
My center unsettled;
It’s overcoming me.


The more you try,
The farther I run.
To escape the ghosts,
The memoirs of us united.
I sustain these walls,
To protect what’s left,
The pieces of me,
Among the shattered mirrors.

To look at you and see,
This endeavour’s more than over.
You beg me to believe,
In words unable
To mend a broken faith.
A task I’m unwilling to undertake
Because you can’t undo…
(The) Doubts you’ve harvested within me.

On opposing sides we stand,
The broken mirrors among us.
The memories so unkind.
Why can’t we just start over.
To forget the reasons why,
We stand where we stand.
Among the broken mirrors,
Scattered among us.

To look at you and see,
This endeavour’s more than over.
You beg me to believe,
In words unable
To mend a broken faith.
A task I’m unwilling to undertake
Because you can’t undo…
(The) Doubts you’ve harvested within me.

To look in your eyes and see,
The foundations more than shattered.
Too far gone to believe
In the aspirations of yesterday.