Stillframe

Shelter - Something Gone

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

It's beginning to test my patience
It's beginning to pull me under
I'm not giving in to these limits
Break this set, then slaved to another

I'm not going to waste my time on
Waiting for you to show compassion
All this time I've wasted holding on
Just a victim to your reactions

PRE-CHORUS

You're on your own with holding on to
something gone

CHORUS

I wish that I could tell you I believe
That all the words you say mean anything
I've given up with finding a release
Inside this open cell

VERSE

Here's an answer to all your judgements
Here's the reward for your indifference
Never listened to one word I said
Always bowing to your insistence

BRIDGE

Having trouble holding on

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

It’s not fate or a calling, falling for your grace
Then forgotten, lost or just replaced
Ask a question, mention something else
The solution useless in it’s help

CHORUS

Confusion in my head
You are all that’s left
Paint a truth pretend

VERSE

It’s the same sad relenting, bend until it breaks
Indecision, give into the game
By the clock the flock all move the same
Asking questions answers won’t betray

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

I’m beaten to my knees. My insecurities have got the best of me.
I’m digging my way out, my dignity in doubt. Who’s keeping my cage now?

CHORUS

All these fears force me down and keep a hold on me
A quiet suffering
Such a shame, struck down reeling at the thought of change
But everything just stays the same 

VERSE

Give what you want to see, admission of my greed. Sycophant in my need.
There goes what’s left of me, the rest just withering. Don’t put your faith in me.

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

It’s not getting better, it won’t let me be
Torn apart together, take what’s left of me
Hold on for the comfort that I thought it gave
Bleeding for another but you bleed the same

PRE-CHORUS

This cutting me, is my release
And out of reach, you won’t see me

CHORUS

Falling, to my knees. I’m
Withdrawing, withering. What you
Want that I can’t be. I can’t
Quiet voices screaming in my head

VERSE

I cannot forget her purging memory
Telling me “forever” as I watch you leave
Hold each other for the comfort that it gives
Bleeding for each other in our sacrilege

BRIDGE

Ready to throw myself, give myself to all of the words you said. I believed you.
All of the things I try end up the same. End with me wearing the cost of your game.

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

I’m out of reach, all you teach fake to me
I disagree, listlessly changing me

PRE-CHORUS
 
I’m here to change your thinking
Right here, but you don’t see me
Brainwashed and so convicted
Bleed then to prove you mean it

CHORUS

Suffocating, I’m indebted to you
So self assured with your head in a noose

VERSE

You look so sick, innocent, ignorant
I feel so cold, bought and sold, in control

VERSE

Keep me this way, safe and caged, nothing’s changed
I hesitate, fall and break. Stay away.

BRIDGE
  
You’re turning blue, smiling at me
So sure of my dependency
Using your boasting against you
One word too many, breath too few

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

Where am I to go now, when there’s no where left to turn
I’m reeling but I’ve found I’m under your concern
I’ve been turning inward to find some peace of mind
You never even heard a reason to the rhyme

CHORUS

But in my creation I’m not so incomplete
In this isolation I’m safe and out of reach
There’s no consolation, no place to find some peace
But in my creation

VERSE

This role I am cast in, a pawn under control
Is hollow and wanting a sense of where to go
I’m hiding behind words and in between the lines
You’ve never been concerned with feelings left behind


BRIDGE

Hold me now, don’t let go
Free my heart, release my soul
Hold me now, don’t let go
Free my heart, release my soul

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

I’m just waiting for the sun to shine, waiting for the rain to break
With sorrow’s voice left whispering in my mind as I’m left withering
And forced to leave all of my dreams behind, accepting thoughts of hate
As all the memories from a former life slowly fade away

CHORUS

And I’m sick and tired of always giving in
As you stand aside to watch me fail again
Persuaded to a life of decadence
And I’m losing time and patience

VERSE

Too often beat down, broken, losing stride with no one left to blame
Ans as I question reason for this life I hesitate
There is no meaning behind false hope cries but to feed the pain
So as the memories leave their tracks behind I slowly dissipate

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE
 
Look at what you’ve done, look what you’ve become
Now you’re just someone living in a shell of you
No use in lying, no use in trying
You’re paralyzed and by a lie you bought as true

CHORUS

I am reaching out to you and
Trying to keep hope alive for you but
I can’t stand here and idly watch you
Dying, mired down by your own abuse

VERSE

See where it’s heading, see what you’re getting
Keep on forgetting everything you knew before
You’ve got excuses, every one useless
A bad solution to a problem you ignore

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

I see the way it has to be; my role in this, another casualty.
It stays the same. You always seem to take joy from another’s suffering

CHORUS

So dissonant and far away, you never hear a word I say
So disconnect and fall away, tell me I’m better off this way

VERSE
    
Pretend for me, another dream – shattered, coming apart at the seams
So plead to me, just out of reach. The feeding from another’s empathy

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

VERSE

All these circles we run in
Never ending the begin
If this film loop doesn’t stop

PRE-CHORUS I

Then please let me off
Please let me off

CHORUS

Everthing’s the same it’s always been
Comes around then goes around again
Substitute or replace, in the end
It comes around to hold you down instead

VERSE

Why is it we live this way?
Letting blinders guide our fate
If this masquerade’s the cost

PRE-CHORUS II

Then I’d rather not
I’d rather not

Shelter
by Griggs/Hulsey

Lyrics

CHORUS

Take me apart again at the seams
And break me down cut me till it bleeds
'Cause I can't hear you calling me
The walls are closing in again and I can't breathe

VERSE

It's pitiful it's pitiful the way you look at me
Making me grow cynical and broken down
It's pitiful it's pitiful to keep me in this cage
It's holding me I'm under key 

PRE-CHORUS

Can you save me?

BRIDGE

You break my mind down once again 
But I'm sure the pain is soon to end
Awake to silence I'll be gone  
As you come to find that you're alone

VERSE

This feeding me and bleeding me is wearing me too thin
Giving into your demands to pacify
Breaking chains but still the same - no such thing as free
No release I'm under key