We Came As Romans : Tracing Back Roots

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1. TRACING BACK ROOTS

Eight years ago I committed a sin
And there were many more that followed with
Some that changed my mind
Some that broke me down
But all of them made me who I am now
All of them made me who I am now
All of them made me who I am now

I lived in the bliss of ignorance
And slowly sank into self-doubt
I had to answer my own questions
As I attempted to crawl out

After these years on the road
Was this really my home?
Why do I feel so alone?
In my chest there's a hole
Why do I feel so alone?
Why do I feel so alone?

In my chest there's a hole
I've tried to keep it full
But there's a break in the hull
Depression floods like frozen water's cold
Is this life drowning me?
I am a ship lost out at sea

Eight years ago I admitted a dream
To chase it I had to give up everything
But the things I've learned and the things I've found
All of them made me who I am now
All of them made me who I am now

After years on the road
It was never my home (never my home)

After years on the road
It was never my home (never my home)

My home is in the words you sing
Every letter of the notes you bring
Every story you tell of feeling alive
When you hear these words
And you change your life
You change your mind, the way you think
These words last forever on your skin in ink

(Oooh, oooh)
My home is in your heart


2. FADE AWAY

I won't fade away

Like a flame burnt out
You're a shadow of yourself
A memory blacked out
The bridge has been burned down
Less is learned in time
When you fade to the background
Will you take my hand?
We will walk this road
We can change the map
I won't fade away
I know you've been hurt
But I will swear to stay

I can be your strength
To find your way back home

I won't fade away
Like the ones before
I won't let you down
We'll leave them miles away
I know your heart's been torn
I won't let you down
However long it takes
I will, I will never break
Whatever path we take
I won't, I won't fade away

Like a thought recalled
Picked up when we fall
Held fast through it all
All these wars with you
Learned to make it through
You know our hearts are true
Now don't look to the past
Leave the thoughts you had
Those words and things you've planned
We won't fade again
We're all broken
We'll make it in the end

I can be your strength
To find your way back home

I won't fade away
Like the ones before
I won't let you down
We'll leave them miles away
I know your heart's been torn
I won't let you down
However long it takes
I will, I will never break
Whatever path we take
I won't, I won't fade away

Rise higher
Your mind is an echo
Your mind is an echo
Shine brighter
Get out of the shadows
Get out of the shadows
I won't fade away

I won't fade away
Like the ones before
I won't let you down
We'll leave them miles away
I know your heart's been torn
I won't let you down
However long it takes
I will, I will never break
Whatever path we take
I won't, I won't fade away

I won't fade away
I won't fade away!


3. I SURVIVE

Holding on with all I have inside
For the sake of my life
I'm pulled underwater

Crying out I call
For anyone to share this fight
But I'm sinking farther

So weathered,
Worn and battered,
I will stay
Keep treading,
As I'm dreading the waves

My hands are tied
But I will make it
I'm not shaken
Even when my mind's exhausted, I survive
And the world tries to drown you out (I survive)
Flooding your life like water-filled lungs (I survive)

Waiting for the day
This storm will pass and leave my life
It only makes me stronger
I don't want to wait,
But all that has been on my mind
Is how much longer?

So weathered,
Worn and battered,
I will stay
Keep treading,
As I'm dreading the waves

My hands are tied
But I will make it
I'm not shaken
Even when my mind's exhausted, I survive
And the world tries to drown you out (I survive)
Flooding your life like water-filled lungs (I survive)
And the waves try to wash you away (I survive)
Brace yourself, head high, heart strong (I survive)

I will keep my
Head and heart above the waves

My hands are tied
But I will make it
I'm not shaken
Even when my mind's exhausted, I survive

My heart is tired but it's not breaking (It's not breaking)
Now I'm awakened (I'm awakened)
No matter what the cost is, I survive
And the world tries to drown you out (I survive)
Flooding your life like water-filled lungs (I survive)
And the waves try to wash you away (I survive)
Brace yourself, head high, heart strong (I survive)


4. GHOSTS

Bad habits are ghosts haunting me
A thought that never leaves
From when I wake until I sleep
To seek heaven in my dreams
Where I feel I can finally breathe
Forget everything
Away from my reality

Because as long as I stay here
I won't face my fears
Right now I fear myself
And what my heart held

The worst words or warmest heart
Self-serving or selfless love
The worst words or warmest heart
Self-serving or selfless love

I will scream 'til the breath is gone from my lungs
I will scream 'til it's gone
I will leave all the rest of my ghosts behind
I will leave them behind

Ghosts haunting me aren't defining me
Ghosts taunting me are reminding me

Change the way you act,
Change the way you act, not just the way you think
Change the way you live, live the way you claim
Words are just words, until they're put to work
And it will be actions, not words, that change this earth

Change the way you live
Change the way you live

Change (Change)
Change (Change)
Change the way you act, not just the way you think
Not just the way you think, way you think
Change the way you live, live by the words you say
Live by the words you say, words you say

I will scream 'til the breath is gone from my lungs
I will scream 'til it's gone
I will leave all the rest of my ghosts behind
I will leave them behind

Change the way you act, not just the way you think
Change the way you live, live the way you claim
Words are just words, until they're put to work
And it will be actions, not words, that change this earth.
(Change the way you live)


5. PRESENT, FUTURE, AND PAST

Try to destroy me
I am a soldier
I am a riot
I am the new age
I am no liar
I'm an idea
I am steadfast
I am present, future, and past

Like a forest burning, time is running out
And the tides keep turning, I am here I am now
Like a wave that's breaking, I will take you out
Try to destroy me
Try to destroy me
Come!
Try to destroy me
As much as you hold me I will escape
Everything that you told me I will change
Don't think you can mold me
I am a rock
Your words can't control me, it's only just talk

Like a forest burning, time is running out
And the tides keep turning, I am here I am now
You are a cancer
You are the dying breed of the old age
The flames are rising
a burning empire
Grown on ignorance
The truth in our fire, lit so passionate

Tear me up, don't make a difference at all
Take me down, don't make a difference at all
Tear me up, don't make a difference

Like a forest burning, time is running out
And the tides keep turning, I am here I am now
Like a wave that's breaking, I will take you out
Try to destroy me
Try to destroy me

I am a soldier
I am a riot
I am the new age
I am no liar
I'm an idea
I am steadfast
I am present, future, and past
Try to destroy me
Try to destroy me
Try to destroy me
Try to destroy me


6. NEVER LET ME GO

My body shivers at the thought of getting up.
My heart is starting to accept that I am giving up
With no strength left, is it over yet?
Am I thinking with my heart or with my head?
Through distance you remind me again

Don't let me, don't let me, don't let me go!

So hold me close and never let me, never let me go
At my lowest of lows, when I need you the most.
If our lives reversed, it's you who's falling, it's you who's falling first
I will hold you close, I will never let you go
I will never let you go
I will never let you go

My hands welcome yours as you begin to save me
My heart is starting to accept your rescue completely
With this new life that you placed in mine
I know that I will make it through to you
And in my steps you will follow behind, oh
Don't let me go!

So hold me close and never let me, never let me go
At my lowest of lows, when I need you the most
If our lives reversed, it's you who's falling, it's you who's falling first
I will hold you close
I will never let you go

And if our lives reversed
And it's you who's falling first
I will hold you close
I'll never let you go

And if our lives reversed
And it's you who's falling first
I will hold you close
I'll never let you go

So hold me close and never let me, never let me go
At my lowest of lows, when I need you the most.
If our lives reversed, it's you who's falling, it's you who's falling first
I will hold you close, I will never let you go
I will never let you go
I will never let you go


7. HOPE

Sometimes I feel so wronged, like I've been held down.
I feel my heart like a rock, it's sinking.
These days can get so dark, like an eclipse in the sky
But I can rise above, I can find the light.

I can run, I can change all the answers
Or what I hoped they'd be
I won't stop, I won't let my own questions
Fade away in my dreams

Don't fade away

We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
Are you in? Are you out?
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
We all fall, crawl out of the fear you're in
Don't give up
We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

Woah, woah
So give me an answer now
Woah, woah
Give me an answer

Stand up, you have a voice to be heard
You're worth more than words
Don't let your fire burn out!
Your flame will be lit again
When your candles burnt at both ends
And there's nothing left

You can change, you can become selfless
You're not set in stone
You will wade through mistakes that we all make
But just hold on

Don't fade away
Hold on!

We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
Are you in? Are you out?
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
We all fall, crawl out of the fear you're in
Don't give up
We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

We are the one true hope
So are you with me or will you fall to your knees
We are the one true hope
So are you with me or will you fall to your knees

Come on!

We are the one true hope!
We are the one true hope!

We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
Are you in? Are you out?
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer
We all fall, crawl out of the fear you're in
Don't give up
We won't fall to our knees
We are the one true hope
So give me an answer

Woah, woah
Give me an answer now
Woah, woah
Give me an answer


8. TELL ME NOW

Stuck at a fork in the road,
Which way should I go?
One path leads me home,
The other leaves me alone

The impact of one choice is so endless
Can't even think of how it plays out in time
Through all the years, it's still there
Won't disappear
The impact of one choice is so endless
Through all these years, it still won't disappear

So tell me now,
'Cause I don't wanna stay
In the dark for so long
While my whole life gets away
Is the secret out?
Will anybody say
The clearest path to start down,
Or which road is right to take?

Carefully,
I think of
Ways out now
'Cause I don't want to hold in
This burden
Weighs so heavily
the thought of
What I love
Being swayed,
unstable choices I might make

Through all these years, it still won't disappear
Through all these years, it still won't disappear

So tell me now,
'Cause I don't wanna stay
In the dark for so long
While my whole life gets away
Is the secret out?
Will anybody say
The clearest path to start down,
Or which road is right to take?

So tell me now,
'Cause I don't wanna stay
Left in the dark for so long
While my whole life gets away

Is the secret out?
Will anybody say
The clearest path to start down,
Or which road is right to take?

The impact of one choice is so endless
The impact of one choice is so endless

So tell me now, so tell me now
So tell me now,
'Cause I don't wanna stay
Left in the dark for so long
While my whole life gets away
Is the secret out?
Will anybody say
The clearest path to start down,
Or which road is right to take?


9. A MOMENT

All the lies don't hold me,
But they're sinking in my skin,
Coursing through my veins
And the truth eludes me,
Losing sight of it again
Save me from myself

Close my eyes, see my life

Have I lost my way?
I hope this is the last time
Am I here to stay?
Nowhere left to hide

There's always a way to find the reason in a moment
Yeah, moment, yeah moment
To find the reason in a moment
Yeah, moment, yeah moment
To find the reason

There is truth inside me
But it feels out of reach
Will it come to me?
And you'll walk beside me
I'll see things that you see
Will you wait for me?

Close my eyes, see my life

Have I lost my way?
I hope this is the last time
Am I here to stay?
Nowhere left to hide

There's always a way
To find the reason!

Save your future for me
Save your time
Save your future for me
Save my life, save my life

Save your future for me
Save your time
Save your future for me
Save my life, save my life

Close my eyes, see my life
Close my eyes, see my life

Have I lost my way?
I hope this is the last time
Am I here to stay?
Nowhere left to hide

There's always a way to find the reason in a moment
Yeah, moment, yeah moment
To find the reason in a moment
Yeah, moment, yeah moment
To find the reason in a moment
Yeah, moment, yeah moment
To find the reason in a moment
Yeah, moment, yeah moment
To find the reason!


10. I AM FREE

Open road has endless ways to move along
Hearts of gold can sometimes turn to stone
I live my life with the best intentions, always meant this
Oh, I keep my mind, never fenced in, always open ended

I keep my mind always open ended

I am free to be everything you're, everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
I am free to be everything you're, everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your mind so closed?
Don't bring me down, don't bring me down.

I walk alone, it doesn't mean my heart is absent
I'm building roads and bridges while you're burning them down
And your heart is absent laying where you left it
I'll reconcile, but you'll fight me harder, fight me harder

I keep my mind, always open ended,

I am free to be everything you're, everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
I am free to be everything you're, everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your mind so closed?
Don't bring me down.

How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
How can you open your mind, when you have it set in stone?

You'd rather cast me out to sea facedown afloat

I am free to be everything you're, everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your hands around my throat?
I am free to be everything you're, everything you're not
How can I welcome you with open arms, with your mind so closed?

Open roads
There's endless ways to move along
Hearts of gold, can sometimes turn to stone
I live my life with the best intentions, always meant this
So, I keep my mind, never fenced in, always open
So, don't bring me down.


11. THROUGH THE DARKEST DARK AND THE BRIGHTEST BRIGHT

Through the trials,
And the gaps in the tree
From what once was a seed,
To what we've grown to be

Through the trials,
And the gaps in the tree
From what once was a seed,
To what we've grown to be
Travelled miles,
Across the oceans and seas
Nothing's out of our reach,
Living positively

Whoa, whoa...
This is our song to remember,
Whoa, whoa...
All the places we have been
Remember every dream, the things we said
Our hope will never end
(Remember every word we said)
Whoa, whoa...
This is our song to remember

Through the darkest dark
And the brightest bright,
We walked this path together
Through the hardest parts
Of all our lives (all our lives)
We carried one another

Heads high, arms locked,
We move on
Keeping close to where we began
Open eyes, don't stop,
We stay strong
Tracing back to where our roots grew in

Whoa, whoa...
This is our song to remember,
Whoa, whoa...
All the places we have been
Remember every dream, the things we said
Our hope will never end
(Remember every word we said)
Whoa, whoa...
This is our song to remember

This is our song to remember
This is our song to remember

Never stopped moving forward,
Never forgot what we're made for
Always changing, but always true
A tree stands strong, but not without it's roots

Never stopped moving forward,
Never forgot what we're made for
Always changing, but always true
A tree stands strong, but not without it's roots

Whoa, whoa...
This is our song to remember,
Whoa, whoa...
All the places we have been
Remember every dream, the things we said
Our hope will never end
(Remember every word we said)
Whoa, whoa...
This is our song to remember

This is our song to remember
This is our song to remember

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