A Picture Fading

by Starters

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released September 1, 2016

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5 piece punk rock/emo band from Ireland. Our new album 'A Picture Fading' is on Spotify and related sites.
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Track Name: Two Sides
WHEN I STAYED AND PASSED UP A CHANCE AT CHANGE
THIS LIFE WASN'T WHAT I HAD IN MIND
MY FACE, THE CALM CONCEALS A LANDSLIDE
BRINGING ME BACK TO GROUND

I'VE NEVER DONE WHAT I WANTED TO DO
LACK OF CONFIDENCE ALWAYS DEFEATS ME
THE LITTLE WHITE LIES TOLD TO THE MIRROR
SAID JUST WAIT A BIT LONGER
BUT TEN YEARS AND GREY HAIRS HAVE LIFTED THE FOG
BRING IT INTO SHARP FOCUS
THE IMPACT OF THE DECISIONS I’VE MADE

HEAD AND HEART ARE TWO SIDES
OF A COIN I’M ANXIOUSLY TURNING

ONCE AGAIN I FEEL THE SIDES COLLIDE
CUTS AND BRUISES A STAIN ON MY PRIDE
FEAR WON’T LET MY HOPE SEE LIGHT

ONCE AGAIN THE SIDES COLLIDE
EVERY IMPACT GETS HARDER TO HIDE
CAN I LET THIS FEAR SUBSIDE

HEAD AND HEART ARE TWO SIDES
TWO SIDES OF A COIN I'M ANXIOUSLY TURNING

RIGHT BEFORE I CLOSED MY EYES
MY FATE BECAME JUST A LITTLE BIT CLEARER TO ME
Track Name: A Lack of Momentum
I REMEMBER STARING AT THOSE WORDS FOR DAYS
PUNCH DRUNK, HOPING I COULD FIND A WAY
TO CHANGE YOUR MIND
AND SAY SOMETHING THAT WOULD MAKE YOU STAY
KNOWING THAT NOTHING GOOD WOULD EVER BE THE SAME

I REMEMBER ALL THE WORDS YOU SAID TO ME
ON COLD NIGHTS IN A COLD WINTER
SPENT HANGING ON TO EACH OTHER’S EVERY WORD
PLANS FOR A FUTURE LEFT UNSEEN
THAT LEAVES AN EMPTINESS IN PLACES I HAVE BEEN

THINKING OVER THE SAME SHIT FOR YEARS
HOW ALL OF MY REGRETS, ALL OF MY FEARS
COME DOWN TO THAT DAY
WHEN YOU HAD TO LEAVE AND I HAD TO STAY
AND HOW YOUR OWN LIFE STOLE YOU SLOWLY AWAY

I CAN'T LIE DOWN OR I WON'T MOVE AGAIN
MY LACK OF MOMENTUM, IT THREATENS THE SAME
I CAN'T LOOK BACK FOR FEAR I’LL TURN INTO STONE
BUT I FEEL THE CONCRETE IS SEEPING INTO MY BONES
THIS WORLD IS A DARK PLACE
AND I LEARN LESSONS ALONG THE WAY

THINKING OVER THE SAME SHIT FOR YEARS
HOW ALL OF MY REGRETS ALL OF MY FEARS
COME DOWN TO THAT DAY
WHEN YOU HAD TO LEAVE AND I HAD TO STAY
AND HOW YOUR OWN LIFE STOLE YOU SLOWLY AWAY

I THINK YOU FOUND ME...
I THINK YOU LOST ME AGAIN
Track Name: Tape My Eyes
DAYS SPENT WRITING IN A HAZE
SPENT PINING FOR A SPACE
TO LAY MY HEAD AND DROWN THE LIGHT
AND CUT ALL TIES JUST FOR THE NIGHT

WHEN DOES THE TIME COME FOR US TO SAY
THAT IT’S NOT WORTH IT, AND FALL AWAY?

I CAN'T STAND THE BOREDOM, THE WASTED TIME
‘CAUSE MINE SEEMS TO ADD UP TO A LIFETIME
SO TAKE MY SIGHT
TAPE MY EYES CLOSED
I DON'T WANT TO SEE IN FADING LIGHT
THIS FACE GROWS OLD
SO TAKE MY SIGHT

THE THINGS WE DO TO MAKE OURSELVES ALONE
I DIG MYSELF A HOLE
WITH SIDES CUT DEEP INTO THE SOIL
THE THINGS WE DO TO MAKE OURSELVES ALONE
I DIG MYSELF A HOLE

WE CAN'T GO BACK TO THE WAY THINGS WERE
BEFORE WE FELL APART, GOT HURT
I KNOW YOU CAN'T STAND TO HEAR ME
WHEN I WASTE OUR TIME NOT MOVING ON
Track Name: For All I Know
FOR ALL I KNOW OF LETTING GO
YOU’LL FIND ME FORGETTING ALL I EVER HAD
AND I WISH YOU’D NEVER STOPPED PRETENDING
IT’S NEVER ENDING

YOU KNOW I FEEL THE COLD IN EVERY BONE
I THINK IT’S FUNNY WHEN YOU WORRY
IS IT HARD TO SAY YOU’RE SORRY AND BELIEVE IT?
‘CAUSE I KNOW NOW, AFTER ALL WE'VE GIVEN UP
I’VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE
AND I’M BETTER OFF, OR SO IT GOES…

WE CARRY ON... IT’S FUNNY HOW THEY SAY
THAT WE DON’T SEE ANYTHING
BUT I SEE HOPE IN EVERY SINGLE DAY
AFTER ALL I’VE GIVEN UP I’M CALLING OUT TO SAY
I HOPE YOU’RE DOING BETTER
AND AS THE LIGHTS ALL FADE
WE’RE GOING ON AND ON AND ON...

FOR ALL I KNOW OF LETTING GO
YOU’LL FIND ME FORGETTING ALL I EVER HAD
AND I WISH YOU’D NEVER STOPPED PRETENDING
IT’S NEVER ENDING

ALCOHOL AND CHEAP PERFUME
AND POSTERED WALLS LIT BY THE MOON
THROUGH BEING SHY, THROUGH BEING COOL
I FOUND MY ANSWERS IN YOUR ROOM
AND I’LL ALWAYS COME RIGHT BACK TO YOU
AND AS THE LIGHTS ALL FADE
WE’RE GOING ON AND ON AND ON...

FOR ALL I KNOW OF LETTING GO
YOU’LL FIND ME FORGETTING ALL I EVER HAD
AND I WISH YOU’D NEVER STOPPED PRETENDING
IT’S NEVER ENDING
Track Name: A Picture Fading
PICTURES FADING ON THE WALLS, ONES YOU HUNG UP
GREYING PORTRAITS OF A LIFE SPENT GROWING UP
WHERE DAYS BLURRED INTO ONE
AND WE LOST PERSPECTIVE OVER WHAT IT WAS THAT WE'D BECOME

FORGOTTEN CONVERSATIONS ECHO THROUGH THESE HALLS
WARNED OF EVERYTHING THAT COMES BEFORE A FALL
WELL I’VE NEVER BEEN PROUD... BUT I STILL FELL

I KNOW WE BOTH LOST EVERYTHING WE HAD
AND I’VE GOT A FEELING LIKE MY COLOUR'S BLEEDING
AS I WATCH MY LINES RECEDE
A PICTURE FADING ON THE WALL

AN IMPRESSION OF A FACE I BARELY KNOW
A SAD REFLECTION OF A NIGHT SPENT GROWING ALONE
AS DAYS BLUR INTO ONE
I GAIN PERSPECTIVE OVER WHAT IT IS THAT I’VE BECOME

AND I KNOW WE BOTH LOST EVERYTHING WE HAD
AND I’VE GOT A FEELING LIKE MY COLOUR'S BLEEDING
AS I WATCH MY LINES RECEDE
A PICTURE FADING ON THE WALL

I TRY TO FORGET BUT I REMEMBER
BETRAYED BY MY OWN MEMORIES
I CAN’T SEEM TO SHAKE THAT RELENTLESS FEELING
IT’S BRINGING ME TO MY KNEES

I ALWAYS SEEM TO WANDER
BUT I’M TRYING NOT TO LEAVE
YOU CAN’T ALWAYS LET THE HEART WIN
SO I JUST TRY MY BEST TO BREATHE
Track Name: Growing Up
MAYBE IT’S GROWING UP WHEN YOU REALISE
HOME IS NO LONGER A PLACE YOU CAN HIDE
YOU’RE ALONE IN THIS... ALONE IN THIS

MAYBE IT’S ABOUT TIME YOU REALISE
FRIENDS ARE MORE THAN MEMORIES, A PLACE TO CONFIDE
YOU ARE NOT ALONE... NOT ALONE IN THIS
Track Name: Time and Tide
I CAN NEVER QUITE HIDE THE TRUTH FROM MY EYES
IT SHOWS THROUGH THE SMILE SO CLEAR TRY AS I MIGHT
‘CAUSE EVERYTHING IN MY ROOM REMINDS ME OF YOU
AND I CAN'T GO ON TRYING TO SEARCH THESE THINGS THROUGH
WHEN REALLY I’M SEARCHING FOR YOU

A SILENT HOUSE SO STILL UNTIL DAWN
SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS OF THOSE THAT I’M LEAVING
YEAH I’LL ADMIT I’VE STRUGGLED WITH THIS FOR SO LONG

FOR FOUR DAYS NOW I’VE WONDERED ALOUD
WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG
PLEASE SAY THAT I’M DREAMING
YEAH I’LL ADMIT I’VE STRUGGLED WITH THIS FOR SO LONG

I CAN'T SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE STARING AT THE TILES
GUILT CUTS THROUGH SELF-­PITY AND GRIEF, AN AWAKENING KNIFE
AS I SETTLE ON WHY I CAN'T SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT
AND TIME CARRIES ON AND THREATENS TO LEAVE ME BEHIND

A SILENT HOUSE SO STILL UNTIL DAWN
SURROUNDED BY GHOSTS OF THOSE THAT I’M LEAVING
YEAH I’LL ADMIT I’VE STRUGGLED WITH THIS FOR SO LONG

FOR FOUR DAYS NOW I’VE WONDERED ALOUD
WHERE IT ALL WENT WRONG
PLEASE SAY THAT I’M DREAMING
YEAH I’LL ADMIT I’VE STRUGGLED WITH THIS FOR SO LONG
Track Name: Weathervane
CUT OUT FROM THE HEART OF THE CITY
WASTING YOUR LIFE LOOKING FOR PITY, BUT IT’S UP TO YOU
YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN WAY
NO ONE BUT YOU IS GONNA SAVE YOU
FROM THE GHOSTS THAT WILL ALWAYS HAUNT YOU
THE PAST INFORMS US BUT YOU CAN’T LET IT DRAG YOU DOWN

YOU’RE IN A PLACE WHERE I HAVE STOOD
AND I STAND BESIDE YOU EVEN NOW
WITH A MILLION IMPULSES IN TOW
I KNOW YOU THINK YOU’RE ALONE
BUT IF YOU’D ONLY TALK TO ME
I’D TELL YOU HOW IT CHANGES
AND HOW IT BECOMES SO CLEAR
THIS IS SOMETHING I UNDERSTAND ONLY TOO WELL

THEY’RE A CONSTANT WEATHERVANE POINTING YOU SOUTH
YOU’RE SCREAMING I WON’T BE THERE IF YOU’RE NOT
BUT YOU CAN’T FIND HAPPINESS
IF ALL YOU EVER DO IS LOSE IT

AND YOUR HEARTLESS FAMILY IS DRAGGING YOU DOWN
SCREAMING YOU’LL NEVER GET FAR ENOUGH AWAY FROM THIS TOWN
AND THEY WON’T BUY INTO IT
IF ALL YOU’VE EVER LEARNED IS USELESS

JUST TRY, MAKE BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE SAFE FOR ONE NIGHT
AS YOU’RE STRUGGLING TOWARDS THE FIRST LIGHT
WE ALL KNOW JUST WHAT WE CAN ALL HANDLE

AM I WHAT YOU NEED TO FEEL SAFE AND ALIVE?
AS YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
TO BE ABLE TO SEE ALL THE ANGLES

THERE’S A HOLE THAT’S SETTLING DEEP IN MY HEART
I’M SCREAMING IT WON’T BE THERE IF YOU’RE NOT
NO I CAN’T FIND HAPPINESS IF ALL I EVER DO IS LOSE YOU

AND YOUR CONSTANT APATHY WON’T GET YOU FAR
LIKE THE CLOUDS IN THE SKY SOMETIMES BLOCK OUT THE STARS
AND I CAN’T DIE WONDERING IF EVERYTHING I DID WAS USELESS

JUST TRY, MAKE BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE SAFE FOR ONE NIGHT
AS YOU’RE STRUGGLING TOWARDS THE FIRST LIGHT
WE ALL KNOW JUST WHAT WE CAN ALL HANDLE

AM I WHAT YOU NEED TO FEEL SAFE AND ALIVE
AS YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
TO BE ABLE TO SEE ALL THE ANGLES

CUT OUT FROM THE HEART OF THE CITY
WASTING YOUR LIFE LOOKING FOR PITY, BUT IT’S UP TO YOU
YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN WAY HOME
Track Name: So Cold
I READIED MYSELF FOR THE NEWS
TAKE YOUR PAST MISTAKES AND WRITE THEM OFF
AND AFTER THE WORST WAS GONE
I’VE FALLEN AWAY FROM YOU

I STEADIED MYSELF FOR THE NEWS
TAKE YOUR PAST TWO YEARS AND WRITE THEM OFF
MY LIFE WAS A MONOLOGUE
WORDS THAT I’D SPOKEN FOR YOU

AND AS I RECALL I NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS TAKING SO LONG

IT WAS SO COLD ALONG THE WAY HEADING HOME
DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER SOLITARY NIGHT ALONE, WASTING TIME?

THESE WORDS HAVE BEEN LONG OVERDUE
BUT THEY’VE BEEN COMING AND YOU KNOW
WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT CAN MAKE
TO GET IT ALL OUT IN THE OPEN

UNTENDED WOUNDS HAVE A WAY
OF INFECTING EVERYTHING
WHEN THEY’RE JUST LEFT TO DECAY
LIKE A SILENCE LEFT UNBROKEN...
AN APOLOGY UNSPOKEN

AND AS I RECALL I NEVER KNEW WHAT WAS TAKING SO LONG
AND EVERY MISSTEP IS A REASON THAT YOU’RE GONE

IT WAS SO COLD ALONG THE WAY HEADING HOME
DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER SOLITARY NIGHT ALONE, WASTING TIME?
Track Name: Hope For Me
PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME THESE FEELINGS
TO STAY OR TO LEAVE... THEY’RE FLEETING
QUESTIONS OF WHAT COULD BE
FEARS OF WHAT COULD NEVER

BUT KNOW THAT I HAVE HOPE FOR ME
AND I HOPE YOU BELIEVE ME...
I HOPE THAT I BELIEVE MYSELF

‘CAUSE IT’S TIME TO FACE THE ONCOMING WAVE
OF UNCERTAINTY THAT’S BOUND TO BEND AND BUCKLE ME
AND I FEEL NO SHAME AS I WALK AWAY
THE SUBTLE IRONY’S NOT LOST ON ME
THAT THIS MAY BE WHAT I WAS DOING ANYWAY

JUST KNOW THAT I HAVE HOPE FOR ME
OH GOD, I HOPE YOU BELIEVE ME...
I HOPE THAT I BELIEVE MYSELF

‘CAUSE IT’S TIME TO FACE THE ONCOMING WAVE
OF UNCERTAINTY THAT’S BOUND TO BEND AND BUCKLE ME
AND I FEEL NO SHAME AS I WALK AWAY
IT’S ABOUT TIME I ACT ON WHAT I SAY

I’M NERVOUS BUT I CAN’T WAIT TO GET OUT ON THE ROAD
‘CAUSE THE PAST COUPLE YEARS ARE REALLY TAKING THEIR TOLL
I WON’T PRETEND THAT I WON’T MISS IT HERE
BUT THIS I FEAR IS THE ONLY OPTION LEFT TO ME

AND QUESTIONS ROLL ROUND IN MY HEAD
THAT I’M AFRAID TO ANSWER
HAVE I HAD ENOUGH OF THIS LIFE TO LAST FOREVERMORE?

TELL ME THAT YOU’LL COME
AND IT WILL GET ME HALFWAY THERE
I CAN FEEL THE WORLD UNFOLDING
IT CARRIES ME ACROSS
THE WAVES BEGIN TO RISE AND FALL
THE REASONS TO STAY ARE NOW LOST
Track Name: Snowglobes
FOR AS LONG AS I REMEMBER
I HAVE NEVER KNOWN JUST WHERE WE ALL BELONG
THE LETTERS ON THE TABLE SAY
THAT EVERYONE WE'VE EVER LOVED IS GONE

THIS HOUSE HAS NEVER FELT LIKE HOME
BUT IT’S THE ONLY ONE THAT I’VE EVER KNOWN
STAINED WOODEN DOORS THAT NEVER USED TO CLOSE
NOW FIT LIKE THEY NEVER FELT THE COLD

BUT DESPITE EVERYTHING ELSE THEY SAY
WE LIVE IN A WORLD FULL OF LIES
HE’LL LIVE WITH THE TRUTH FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE

AS I FALL, YEAH I'LL BE DREAMING OF NIGHTS
WHEN THE WORLD FELT SO COLD
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING ALONE
YOU KNOW I’D WRITE YOU A SONG
BUT THE WORDS ARE ALL GONE

ON THE LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER
THE DAY MY LITTLE BROTHER HE WAS BORN
I WISH THERE WAS ANOTHER WAY
TO REMEMBER ALL THE VOICES THAT ARE GONE

THIS PLACE HAS NEVER FELT LIKE HOME
BUT I WAS NEVER GOOD AT LETTING GO
STAINED WOODEN DOORS THAT NEVER USED TO CLOSE
NOW FIT LIKE THEY NEVER FELT THE COLD

BUT DESPITE EVERYTHING ELSE THEY SAY
WE LIVE IN A WORLD FULL OF LIES
HE’LL LIVE WITH THE TRUTH FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE

AS I FALL, YEAH I'LL BE DREAMING OF NIGHTS
WHEN THE WORLD FELT SO COLD
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING ALONE
YOU KNOW I’D WRITE YOU A SONG
BUT THE WORDS ARE ALL GONE

MY MOTHER SHE LOVED BOOKS
MORE THAN HE LOVED THE BOTTLE
SHE USED TO SING US TO SLEEP
BUT I GUESS YOU FORGOT THAT

MY MOTHER ALWAYS HOPED
THAT I’D HAVE A DAUGHTER
I GUESS SHE ALWAYS THOUGHT
THAT I’D MAKE A GOOD FATHER

AND I SAW HER IN A DREAM BY THE LAKE
AND THE STREETS WE ONCE ROAMED
AND I SAW THE LOVE
SHE HAD FOR MY FATHER BEFORE HE GOT COLD

AND AS NIGHT FELL I SAW THE WORLD OPEN UP
AND SWALLOW HER HOPE OF NEVER BEING ALONE
YEAH WERE THE SNOWGLOBES ENOUGH TO KEEP HER HEART WARM?
Track Name: Borrowed
IN THE DISTANCE LIGHT BEGINS TO FILL THE SKY
CREEPING INTO MY LIFE
COVERING A WORLD I’VE GROWN TO HATE

AND I’M PROUD, PROUD OF MYSELF
FOR NEVER GIVING UP HOPE
AND I’VE BEEN TELLING MY FRIENDS
THAT YOU GET USED TO THE COLD AIR

I’VE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN SUMMER LOVE
BUT I’VE BEEN MISSING THE COLD
AND I’VE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS
‘TIL LEAVES START TO FALL AGAIN

I’M BETTER LEFT ALONE TO MY OWN DEVICES
MY MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD ME I AM MY FATHER’S SON
SO LET ME PAINT YOU A PICTURE... GET COMFORTABLE
I GAVE UP ON SUNSETS AND BEING MYSELF

ON NIGHTS WHEN I CAN’T CLOSE MY EYES
I VISION IMAGES OF MOMENTS WHEN THE WORLD LOOKED BRIGHT

I’VE BEEN CAUGHT UP IN SUMMER LOVE
BUT I’VE BEEN MISSING THE COLD
AND I’VE BEEN COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS
‘TIL LEAVES START TO FALL AGAIN

THE STREETS WERE FILLED WITH PEOPLE
AS I MADE MY WAY HOME
FOR THE BETTER PART OF A YEAR
I FELT SO ALONE, SO ALONE
Track Name: Providence, 3 a.m.
A QUIET EVENING AS I MAKE MY WAY UP WASHINGTON
WITH EPILOGUE STILL RINGING OUT
I WATCH SPORADIC NIGHTLIFE CENTRE ON A CORNER STORE
A MIDNIGHT CHILL DESCENDING NOW

I'VE HOURS YET 'TIL THE GREYHOUND COMES
TO TAKE ME FROM A CITY BOTH FAMILIAR AND UNKNOWN
AND AS I FINALLY HEAD OUT OF TOWN
A 3 A.M. CONTENTMENT SETS ME DREAMING OF THE ROAD

I'VE DONE MY BEST TO HOLD ON TO THE EVIDENCE
OF A LIFE AFFIRMING NIGHT SPENT FAR FROM HOME
TWIN HOTELS OF HEARTBREAK PAIRED BY PROVIDENCE
BUT WHEN I’M CHECKING OUT I’M LEAVING ALONE

A HALF A DECADE ON, AND BACK ACROSS AN OCEAN
WE SIT UP AND TALK UNTIL THE DAWN
WE SPEAK OF LANGUAGE AND WORDS AND ETYMOLOGY
YEAH WE HAVE PEERLESS PILLOW TALK

WE'VE ONLY HOURS 'TIL THE PLANE WILL COME
TO TAKE YOU FROM A CITY BOTH FAMILIAR AND UNKNOWN
WE SIT ON HOTEL STEPS AND WATCH AS OTHERS PASS US BY
NOT WANTING TO LET ONE ANOTHER GO

I'VE DONE MY BEST TO HOLD ON TO THE EVIDENCE
OF A LIFE AFFIRMING NIGHT SPENT CLOSE TO HOME
TWIN HOTELS OF HEARTBREAK PAIRED BY PROVIDENCE
BUT WHEN I’M CHECKING OUT I’M LEAVING ALONE

IT'S HARD TO WALK AWAY
BUT THERE'S NO REASON LEFT FOR ME TO STAY
IT'S HARD TO WALK AWAY
SO I’LL JUST WAIT HERE FOR A MINUTE
TAKE THIS MOMENT WITH ME AS I GO

HAD I KNOWN THIS FATE RIGHT FROM THE START
I’D DO IT AGAIN WITHOUT DELAY
AS IT’S GETTING LATE
YOU’LL FIND ME SEARCHING FOR PROVIDENCE

A HALF A DECADE ON, AND BACK ACROSS AN OCEAN, WE TALK

BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO WALK AWAY
BUT THERE'S NO REASON LEFT FOR ME TO STAY

AS IT’S GETTING LATE
YOU’LL FIND ME SEARCHING FOR PROVIDENCE, 3 A.M.
SURE I’LL BE BACK AGAIN