Street Fight

by The First Rule

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released July 22, 2016

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Track Name: Warning
I struggle just to win these fights
My confidence you burn
Bloodied, beaten thrown away
This lesson you will learn
We stand as tall as our free will
Allows us all to be
There’s got to be a place in life
Without the third degree

It’s gun versus knife
I fight for my life
This crippling strife
Won’t get the best of me
I must
Shake off this rust
Because I already told you once…
This is a warning
Don’t do it again
I’m not going to take this
I’m not going to bend
I’ve made my decision
To stand and defend
Keep pushing the boundaries
You’ll see how it ends
Yeah this is a warning

We’ve had this same old argument
For years and years it seems
I know that you’re so full of it
You’re ripping at the seams
You beg me for forgiveness
Just to get a second chance
But the happiest of endings
Don’t always end in romance

It’s gun versus knife
I fight for my life
This crippling strife
Won’t get the best of me
I must
Shake off this rust
Because I already told you once…
This is a warning
Don’t do it again
I’m not going to take this
I’m not going to bend
I’ve made my decision
To stand and defend
Keep pushing the boundaries
You’ll see how it ends
Yeah this is a warning
Track Name: Bully
Ain't gonna give you this power over me
So blind and ignorant, just let me be
Things will change, next time, you'll see
Call me names and push me down
The other people don't make a sound
I'll be ready, next time you, come around

I'll stand up (you're a bully)
Stand up (you're a bully)
This time you're gonna pay
And I'll stand up (you're a bully)
Stand up (you're a bully)
Next time you're in my way
You're gonna feel every ounce of pain you've caused
Can you hear the applause
I won't hold back, you're a bully no more today

Control and power are what you crave
This kind of hate makes you it's slave
Come back around and I will make you pay
I'll give the chance you never gave before
To turn around and walk away
Or these two fists won't take it laying down no more

I'll stand up (you're a bully)
Stand up (you're a bully)
This time you're gonna pay
And I'll stand up (you're a bully)
Stand up (you're a bully)
Next time you're in my way
You're gonna feel every ounce of pain you've caused
Can you hear the applause
I won't hold back, you're a bully no more today

I'm a nerd, and I'm weird
I'm a dork, I'm a queer
I'm a bitch, and a sissy
I'm retarded, and a pussy

I'm whatever you may call me
I'm whatever you may fear
But I cannot be defeated
As long as I'm still standing here

I'll stand up (you're a bully)
Stand up (you're a bully)
This time you're gonna pay
And I'll stand up (you're a bully)
Stand up (you're a bully)
Next time you're in my way
You're gonna feel every ounce of pain you've caused
Can you hear the applause
I won't hold back, you're a bully no more today

I'll stand up (you're a bully)
Track Name: Loneliness Quotient
The comfort of my anger in this moral dissident
Raised on Cobain and cocaine equal parts shame and parts regret
When sleepless nights are all that I can claim
Too young to die too old to stay the same

(Don’t give a fuck) What you think
(Don’t give a fuck) I’m drunk again
and on the brink
Of the greatest self destruction
The world has ever known
I’m a product of these nights alone

Somehow I’ve remained standing with my sanity intact
A bruised and beaten psyche barely holds off the attacks
I know what they say
When my back is turned, but I’ll just go and drink it all away

(Don’t give a fuck) What you think
(Don’t give a fuck) I’m drunk again
and on the brink
Of the greatest self destruction
The world has ever known
I’m a product of these nights alone

When I have no place else to turn
I take my memories and I just let them burn
Cause there’s no one who can fix them
No one to make them change
No one who can erase them
And Make them go away
(Don’t give a fuck) What you think
(Don’t give a fuck) I’m drunk again
and on the brink
Of the greatest self destruction
The world has ever known
I’m a product of these nights alone
Track Name: Save Me
I must confess
Everything you told me is a lie
I’ve hidden who I truly am And kept it all inside
I keep myself together
With drugs and apathy
Cause most days when I wake up
I wish I wasn’t me

Save Me
From this solitude
Save Me
From these self inflicted wounds
You were never there, tell me where were you
When I needed you most, tell me where were you

Don’t want your help
Because I have already lost my mind
And I am getting weary of the things I try to hide
You don’t know what it’s like
I don’t need your empathy
Cause most days when I wake up
I wish I wasn’t me

Save Me
From this solitude
Save Me
From these self inflicted wounds
You were never there, tell me where were you
When I needed you most, tell me where were you

Save Me
Track Name: I Am Disaster
Watch me shoot myself down
360 spinnin’ all around
Lost the battle, but I will not lose the war
Look at the mess that I have made
Your sacrifice has been in vain
Got all these secrets I just can’t hold back anymore

And even when I try my best
Efforts are of no consequence
I’m not cut out for this I stumble and I fall
All these wasted years I spent
Self-destruction is imminent
It’s clear to see the writings pasted on the wall

I… I am disaster
I… I am insanity
I won’t go quietly into the night, so hold on tight
I am disaster

Oo-oh

Now that this debt is all but paid
This piece of mind I wouldn’t trade
Got all these demons I just can’t control anymore
Each time I wear this liar’s crown
Destruction lasts until im found
Cast aside your fears, its time to settle the score

I… I am disaster
I… I am insanity
I won’t go quietly into the night, so hold on tight
I am disaster

I’m reaching out for you I’m falling
Can’t tear this shield of stubborn pride from my chest
Years of mistakes I keep recalling
Misguided values push me under duress
Track Name: Birthrights & Taillights
Take your next breath
Welcome to the show
One closer step to death in tow
Daddy’s dirty secret
Mommy’s favorite mistake
A promising future gone and laid to waste
A bastard version of the boy next door
A home that’s labeled “broken”
A mother labeled “whore”
A lost boy in every sense of the word
And now, it is that boy’s turn

Turn your back on me once
Shame on me, for trusting you
Turn your back on me twice
Fuck you

I’m crushed with all that I’ve been through
It’s hard to know what this life’s to do
Insignificant existence don’t fail me now
This heavy heart has been turned inside out
I don’t know where I’m going
But I know where I have been
A struggle to break free of the hole I’m in
I am the black sheep epitome
Another life is ruined because of me

Turn your back on me once
Shame on me, for trusting you
Turn your back on me twice
Fuck you

I’m nothing like you
No matter how far I get off track
I’m nothing like you
I’m never looking back
I’m nothing like you
Just look at me now
I’m nothing like you
I’m a man, no thanks to you

Turn your back on me once
Shame on me, for trusting you
Turn your back on me twice
Fuck you
Track Name: Let's Go
Hey baby come along with me
Let’s drive til we can no longer see
The lives we used to lead
All filled with doubt and guilt and fear
I will help you to forget your cares
Maybe in some Mile High air
As long as it is any place but here

(Let’s Go) Let’s leave today
Despite what all the experts say
Our lives aren’t etched in stone
So who says we have to stay
(Let’s Go) So close your eyes and take my hand
Let’s go do something new
And let me take you to another land

Hey baby come away with me
I’m the closest thing to a guarantee
I can’t give you the world,
but I can give you what you need
Some Cali sun could help clear your mind
Let’s leave all this bullshit behind
Just take my hand and let me take the lead

(Let’s Go) Let’s leave today
Despite what all the experts say
Our lives aren’t etched in stone
So who says we have to stay
(Let’s Go) So close your eyes and take my hand
Let’s go do something new
And let me take you to another land

(They Say) I am a slacker
(They Say) I am a bum
(They Say) I am God damn dirty
hippy liberal scum
(I Say) I cannot blame them
(I Say) They may be right
(I Say) I won’t give up on you
without putting up a fight

(Let’s Go) Let’s leave today
Despite what all the experts say
Our lives aren’t etched in stone
So who says we have to stay
(Let’s Go) So close your eyes and take my hand
Let’s go do something new
And let me take you to another land
Track Name: The Minute Light
We’re young
Who cares
Apathetic millennial heirs
Look out
Here we come now
We’ll spite the world with attitude to spare

We’re jokers of the night now
And we’ve got nothing to prove
We’re out to have some fun now
And we’ve got nothing to lose

There’s one minute left til the curtain falls today
Take one deep breath...And fade away
Crack a joke, light a smoke
But there’s no time left to stay
Even kings of the stage can’t avoid the minute light

We’re fun
Who cares
Disaffected by your jeers and glares
Look out
You’ve got a problem
A generation unafraid to take action

We’re jokers of the night now
And we’ve got nothing to prove
We’re out to have some fun now
And we’ve got nothing to lose

There’s one minute til the curtain falls today
Take one deep breath...And fade away
Crack a joke, light a smoke
But there’s no time left to stay
Even kings of the stage can’t avoid the minute light

Fuck off! If you’re offended
Fuck off! We can’t concern ourselves
Fuck off! With the vibes you’re sendin’
Fuck off!

There’s one minute left til the curtain falls today
Take one deep breath...And fade away
Crack a joke, light a smoke
But there’s no time left to stay
Even kings of the stage can’t avoid the minute light

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