by Ghost Key

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Recorded by: Troy & Cale Sennett in Bloomington, IL
Artwork by: Mitch Snyder & Vortex Imagery


released January 8, 2013

Thanks to: Peoria, all our friends, Mitch Snyder, Kristin Woodmancy, Vanitas, The Manchurian Incident, Steady Hands, Keyoung,
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Ghost Key Peoria, Illinois

Ghost Key consists of five good friends coming together to make passionate, emotional melodic hardcore.


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Track Name: Past.Present
My mind is a prison.
This is my hell.
Where all the roads lead to home
and all the devils speak
in the tongues of my friends that I used to know.
The place where my heart feels the heaviest.

I discern this and I don't want to be saved.
This torment is what I deserve.
Lost somewhere between the past and the present.
I am meant to be a shattered soul.
The closer I get, the further it feels.
What am I to do?

The dream-catcher above my bed
hasn't helped me sleep in months.

That dream-catcher was worthless
and ill never take that medication.
You always said that I was weak
and I never proved that I was strong.
There's a noose hanging from the ceiling
and its the only place I've ever belonged.
Track Name: Fulfillment
Struggling to find my inspiration.
I Can't clear my thoughts long enough to think.
I thought i moved past this.
I thought i was done writing about being alone.

I am constantly falling back into this hole
and losing my grip on the people i love the most.
(Losing my grip.)
The only question
how many more songs will it take
for you to hear.
(What will it take?)

All those phone calls and sleepless nights.
The long drives and watching the clock as they spent hours
telling me that things would be fine.
Don't tell me a story about a boy who got better.

Tell me a story about the one who never suffered.
What about the one that got away?

I found some hope in myself.
The first fulfillment I've had in years.
I'll never let this go.
I'll never let it fail
as long as you hold me close.

I can't explain this feeling.
What it means to finally mean something.
I believe in this.
I'm never giving up.

Just hold me close.
Track Name: Stones
I don't understand
why you left so soon.

Constantly looking to place blame
When there's no blame to be placed.
Just an hourglass running it's course.
But i guess that's why there's fear in faith.

So what's the use in prayer
and the good in belief?
If the only thing i get in return
is pain and loss.

I would still crawl on my hands and knees for you
if it meant I could bring you back.

I felt a sudden sense of relief.
Like suddenly,
I can feel you here with me.
I can hear that lullaby that you used to love.
You always practiced what you preached.
If I ever learned anything,
never put your faith God
because look what he's done to you.

It ended with a white room.
A loved one whos grip wasn't tight enough
and the the pain was too much. How can i say goodbye to you?
How am i supposed to sleep?
This is all his fault.
I will never sleep again.

Just rest your eyes my son.

I am in this alone.
Track Name: Rewritten
I cant believe how many times
I have come back to this.
Trying to rewrite the past.
The hardest part is
I know I can always keep wishing
but you'll never change.
You can never be who I want you to be.
The more I dig the more I see the problem.
Your were searching for answers at the bottom of the bottle.

What have I done to keep attracting
people just like you.
Just different faces
but the circumstances will never change.

What have I done? Is this my fault?

I can hear your voice
but I can't make out the words.
When will you learn
that you have to save yourself.
I keep digging deeper and now I understand.
What will make you see?

It's not that you don't deserve this.
it's just I'm not that type of person.
I'm sorry it had to end like this.
I'm sorry I'll never get the chance to say.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry it was you.