Stepping Stones

by To Paint With Fire

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released April 27, 2014

Recorded by Derek Moffat at 608 Studios
Mixed, and Mastered by Tyler Acord (Issues) at Atlantic Records.
Artwork by Daniel Wagner.
Music and lyrics by To Paint With Fire

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Track Name: You Know (Who You Are)
WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT I’D
JUST LET THIS LIFE UP AND PASS ME BY

I JUST WANT TO SHOW YOU MY POTENTIAL
IF YOU COULD OPEN UP YOUR FUCKING MIND
I'LL MAKE THE WORLD SEE WHAT I KNOW I CAN BE
NOT A MAN OF STEEL BUT A MAN THAT’S TRULY REAL
I CAN'T BE A GOD OR YOUR SAVIOR
JUDGING FROM MY MISBEHAVIOR
YOU HAVE TO GO
BE THE ONE THEY WANT TO KNOW
WHERE'S YOUR POTENTIAL?
WHERE'S THIS POTENTIAL?

YOU CAN'T CRY TO ME
WHEN YOU'VE WASTED YOUR TIME
YOU'RE THE ONE THAT DIDN'T PUT ANY EFFORT INTO LIFE
IN THIS LIFE, MY LIFE
FROM THE BEGINNING I'VE WATCHED THIS DEMISE.
WITH THE WAY THAT YOU ARE HOW CAN YOU CLAIM TO BE ALIVE?
Track Name: Sleep Forever
WE CANNOT BE STOPPED

I'LL SCREAM IT LOUD AND CLEAR THAT WE WON'T BE FORGOTTEN
I NEVER GAVE UP ON YOU NO MATTER HOW MUCH I WANTED
TO GIVE IN TO ALL THE DOUBTS AND THE LIES TOLD TO DECEIVE YOU
LIKE STICKS AND STONES I COULD BREAK THEIR BONES
BUT ALL I REALLY WANT IS TO MAKE THIS KNOWN

WE WILL NOT FALTER
WE WILL PREVAIL

OH WHERE DID YOU GO?
I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN
TAKE WHATEVER
WE COULD SLEEP FOREVER
WHERE DID YOU GO I NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER

WHY CAN’T I JUST BE SET FREE
FAR AWAY AND SAFE,
JUST YOU AND ME
BREAK DOWN THESE WALLS
THAT DIVIDE US

OH WHERE DID YOU GO?
I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN
TAKE WHATEVER
WE COULD SLEEP FOREVER
WHERE DID YOU GO I NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER
IT’S HARD TO LIVE IN A BLACK AND WHITE WORLD
WHEN ALL I SEE ARE SHADES OF GRAY

WHY CAN'T WE JUST BE SET FREE
FROM THE CHAINS OF SOCIETY

WE CANNOT BE STOPPED
Track Name: Ambitions & Peaks
I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE
THAT I HAVE A LIFE WORTH LIVING
BUT WHAT'S A LIFE WHEN YOU'RE ONLY GIVING?
I USED TO WATCH THE HOURS SLOWLY TICK BY
WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE CHANCE TO DIE
BUT THEN I SAW YOUR FACE
AND IT TOOK ME TO A BETTER PLACE
SO HOLD TIGHT DEAR THEY SAY ITS A BUMPY ROAD
BUT I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU WALK IT ALONE

IT TEARS ME APART
TO SIT AND WATCH YOU
RIP OUT YOUR HEART

DARLING TAKE A SECOND TO BREATH
YOU'VE GOT IT IN YOU TO PASS THESE AMBITIONS & PEAKS
NO YOU CAN'T CRY WHILE I'M HERE DYING ON THE INSIDE
THINGS DON'T FEEL RIGHT
UNLESS YOU'RE HERE RIGHT BY MY SIDE

DON'T LET THOSE TEARS PUT OUT YOUR LIGHT
OH WOAH
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING
JUST LIVE OUT YOUR OWN LIFE

MOVE PAST THESE
AMBITIONS & PEAKS

DARLING TAKE A SECOND TO BREATH
YOU'VE GOT IT IN YOU TO PASS THESE AMBITIONS & PEAKS
NO YOU CAN'T CRY WHILE I'M HERE DYING ON THE INSIDE
THINGS DON'T FEEL RIGHT
UNLESS YOU'RE HERE RIGHT BY MY SIDE

NO DON'T GO
NOT TO THAT BROKEN AND EMPTY HOME
CAUSE I KNOW
I'M HERE TODAY BECAUSE OF YOU
Track Name: Public Enemy Feat. Tyler Trokan (Narrow Hearts)
I AM AN ENEMY
OF EVERYTHING YOU STAND FOR!

ALL OF YOUR INJUSTICES
THAT KEEP ME LOCKED IN THIS
PRISON HELD TIGHT WITH STEEL BARS
CORRUPT LAWS AND CROOKED SMILES
WE’RE ALWAYS FIGHTING TO BE OUR OWN
IN A WORLD WE CAN'T CALL HOME

WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
TO TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE
YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN BUT YOU'RE NOT ALONE
WE'RE NOT ALONE
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
I'M ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU'RE GONNA WATCH ME WIN
YOU HAVE NO MIND OF YOUR OWN
ONE DAY YOU'LL END UP ALONE

(Tyler Trokan)
I KNOW THAT SOMEDAY YOU'LL ALL END UP ON YOUR OWN
ANOTHER COG IN THE SYSTEM
ANOTHER ONE OF SOCIETIES DRONES
YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT A PURPOSE YET YOU TRY CRITICIZING ME
BUT NO ONE IS GONNA GIVE A FUCK ABOUT HOW COOL YOU ARE
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN LEFT TO BLEED

WELL HERE I AM JUST THE SHADOW OF A MAN
I'M ALWAYS TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THIS
AS I WEAR MY EMOTIONS CUT ON MY WRISTS
CAN'T YOU SEE WHAT THIS SHIT DOES TO US?
NOW YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER PERSON THAT I DON'T TRUST
I HOPE THAT SOMEDAY YOU'LL SEE WHAT YOU ARE
I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE WE'LL MAKE IT OUT...

WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE
TO TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE
YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN BUT YOU'RE NOT ALONE
WE'RE NOT ALONE
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
I'M ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
ONE OF THESE DAYS YOU'RE GONNA WATCH ME WIN
YOU HAVE NO MIND OF YOUR OWN
ONE DAY YOU'LL END UP ALONE

I KNOW THAT SOMEDAY YOU'LL ALL END UP ON YOUR OWN
ANOTHER COG IN THE SYSTEM
ANOTHER ONE OF SOCIETIES DRONES
YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT A PURPOSE YET YOU TRY CRITICIZING
ME
BUT NO ONE IS GONNA GIVE A FUCK ABOUT HOW COOL YOU ARE
WHEN YOU'VE BEEN LEFT TO BLEED
Track Name: Chasing Dreams
GET FUCKED!

I SPOKE TO YOU ABOUT ALL MY HOPES AND DREAMS
BUT YOU TOLD ME THAT NOTHING IS AS EASY AS IT SEEMS
HELPLESS YOU LEFT ME FOR DEAD
MY SALVATION CAME FROM THE DISTANCE WE HAD

DON'T SPEAK TO ME
LIKE YOU'RE SOMETHING BETTER THAN ME
AND I KNOW YOU WISH YOU WERE THE KING OF THE WORLD
AND YOU THINK IT'S GOSPEL
THE THINGS THAT YOU SAY
DON'T SPEAK TO ME
LIKE YOU'RE SOMETHING BETTER THAN ME

THERE IS NO CURE FOR THESE SICKLY DECISIONS
I'LL WATCH THE WORLD CRUMBLE BY YOUR OWN HANDS

DON'T SPEAK TO ME
LIKE YOU'RE SOMETHING BETTER THAN ME
AND I KNOW YOU WISH YOU WERE THE KING OF THE WORLD
AND YOU THINK IT'S GOSPEL
THE THINGS THAT YOU SAY
DON'T SPEAK TO ME
LIKE YOU'RE SOMETHING BETTER THAN ME

YOU'RE FUCKING DEAD TO ME

CURSE MY NAME UNDER YOUR LABORED BREATHING
I AM THE KING AND THIS IS MY COURT
AS YOU GAZE UPON MY MAJESTY
I'LL WATCH YOUR LIFE COME TO AN END
Track Name: Hard In The Paint Feat. Chris Nutting (Serianna)
I GO HARD IN THE MOTHERFUCKING PAINT PLAYER
LEAVE YOU STANKIN WHAT THE FUCK YOU THINKIN

I WON'T DIE FOR THIS SHIT OR WHAT THE FUCK I SAY
FRONT YARD BROAD DAY WITH THE SK
SEE GUCCI THAT'S MY MOTHAFUCKIN PLAYER
I HANG IN THE DALE WITH THEM HIT SQUAD KILLERS
WAKA FLOCKA FLAME ONE HOOD ASS PLAYER
RIDIN REAL SLOW BENDIN CORNERS MY PLAYER

GOTTA MAIN BITCH (AND)
GOTTA MISTRESS (WHAT ELSE)

A COUPLE GIRLFRIENDS I'M SO HOOD RICH
KEEP MY DICK HARD AND KEEP ME SMOKING
YOU'LL GET BILLS FREE SHAWTY NO JOKING
AND WHAT I STAND FOR (BRICK SQUAD)
I'M A DIE FOR THIS SHAWTY MAN I SWEAR TO GOD
WHERE YOU AT? WHERE YOUR TRAP? YOU AIN'T HOOD

I GO HARD IN THE MOTHERFUCKING PAINT PLAYER
LEAVE YOU STANKIN WHAT YOU THINKIN
AND I WON'T DIE FOR THIS SHIT
OR WHAT THE FUCK I SAY

I HOPE YOUR GOONS ARE RIDING WITCHYA
THEY GONNA FUCKIN MISS YOU
GLOCK 9 TO SK IF YOU WANT TO BEEF
SHAWTY POINT BLANK RANGE I PUT YO ASS TO SLEEP

SHAWTY TALK IS CHEAP SO WATCH WHAT YA SAY

I GO HARD IN THE MOTHERFUCKING PAINT PLAYER
LEAVE YOU STANKIN WHAT YOU THINKIN
AND I WON'T DIE FOR THIS SHIT
OR WHAT THE FUCK I SAY
WOAH,WOAH, WOAH

(Chris Nutting)
KEEP THIS SHIT 300 PUT THAT SHIT ON MY HOOD
CRIPS FUCKIN WITH ME G'S AND THE VICE LORDS
ESES AND AMIGOS FREESTYLE OFF THE DOME
BRICK SQUAD WAKA FLOCKA FLAME

ITS FUCKING ON!
Track Name: What I Wish I Hadn't Done
COULD WE JUST START OVER?
FORGET WHAT WAS SAID?
DON'T WORRY ABOUT MY SCARS OR HOW MY WRISTS BLED
JUST COME BACK TO ME SO WE CAN WRITE NEW MEMORIES
OH, THIS CATASTROPHE WILL MAKE A BEAUTIFUL STORY

MILES AWAY I CAN STILL TASTE YOUR KISS
YOUR HEAD IN MY ARMS
YOUR HIPS ON MY HIPS

BABY GIRL WITH YOUR BLOODSHOT EYES
COULD I JUST WIPE AWAY
JUST WIPE AWAY ALL YOUR TEARS?
I'VE DONE SOME THINGS I REGRET BUT DON’T GIVE UP ON US JUST YET
JUST LET MY LOVE EMBRACE YOU
JUST LET MY LOVE EMBRACE YOU

TAKE ALL MY GUILT AND TAKE ALL MY PRIDE
TAKE ANYTHING YOU WANT I'VE ALL BUT DIED
WITHOUT YOU HERE RIGHT BY MY SIDE
I CAN FEEL MYSELF FALLING SLOWLY
INTO THE NIGHT

MILES AWAY I CAN STILL TASTE YOUR KISS
YOUR HEAD IN MY ARMS
YOUR HIPS ON MY HIPS

BABY GIRL WITH YOUR BLOODSHOT EYES
COULD I JUST WIPE AWAY
JUST WIPE AWAY ALL YOUR TEARS?
BABY GIRL WITH YOUR BLOODSHOT EYES
COULD I JUST WIPE AWAY
JUST WIPE AWAY ALL YOUR TEARS?
I'VE DONE SOME THINGS I REGRET BUT DON’T GIVE UP ON US JUST YET
JUST LET MY LOVE EMBRACE YOU
JUST LET MY LOVE EMBRACE YOU

TOGETHER IS WHERE I'LL STAY
(JUST LET MY LOVE EMBRACE YOU)
WITH YOU EVERY NIGHT AND DAY
(JUST LET MY LOVE EMBRACE YOU)
Track Name: You Just Wish You Were Me
DAY BY DAY I FIND MYSELF IN A WASTE
AN EMPTY WORN OUT PRACTICE SPACE
STRUGGLING THROUGH MEMORIES
OF THE WAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
HOW COULD YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON ME
LOCKING US OUT AND LOOKING AWAY
BUT WE GREW STRONGER EVERYDAY

I HELD BACK THE HATE JUST TO FIND AN ESCAPE
A REVELATION I LONGED BUT DREADED TO MAKE
YOU WERE GONE AND YOU'RE NEVER COMING BACK
I'LL PRAY FOR YOU BUT
ITS TIME TO GO ON
TO LIVE ON TO MOVE ON
I'LL LEAVE MY HATRED TRAPPED IN A SONG
YOUR EGO HELD US BACK FOR TOO LONG
YOUR EGO HELD US BACK FOR TOO LONG

WE ALL STRIVE TO BE DIFFERENT
BUT REALLY WE ARE ALL THE SAME
IT SICKENS ME THAT WE ARE ALL THE SAME

OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME?
YOU'RE NOT CLOSE TO PERFECTION
AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
I HOPE YOU DROWN IN YOUR SELFISH WAYS
I'VE SAID IT ONCE AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN
YOU JUST WISH YOU WERE ME

I BELIEVED IN YOU WHEN YOU FORCE FED ME LIES
I COULDN'T SEE THE EVIL BEHIND YOUR EYES
NOW ITS TIME FOR YOU
TO LET ME LIVE OUT MY LIFE

BOW!

WE ARE UNBREAKABLE
NOTHING THAT YOU EVER SAY CAN CHANGE THAT FACT
WE ARE INVINCIBLE
AND STANDING STRONG

OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE YOU BECOME?
YOU'RE NOT CLOSE TO PERFECTION
AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
I HOPE YOU DROWN IN YOUR SELFISH WAYS
I'VE SAID IT ONCE AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN
YOU JUST WISH YOU WERE ME

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? X4
Track Name: Close Your Eyes
WHO IS THIS MAN IN THE MIRROR
HIS TIME IS UP AND I WANT HIM OUT OF HERE
IT COULDN'T BE ME (IT COULDN'T BE ME)
OR CAN I NOT SEE (OR CAN I NOT SEE)
WHERE THIS PATH IS LEADING ME

YOU WILL KNOW JUDGEMENT
YOU WILL KNOW SUFFERING
WHEN THE DRUG NO LONGER FILLS YOUR VEINS
VICES TRAP US ALL INSIDE
OF OUR OWN HOPELESS MIND

WHEN YOUR VOICE GIVES OUT
I'LL SING THE SONG OF SOLACE
AND WHEN YOU JUST CAN'T CARRY ON
I'LL BE THERE

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WHEN THE SKY IS FALLING DOWN
OUR HOPES AND DREAMS COME CRASHING TO THE GROUND
WITH ALL THE THINGS IN LIFE THAT NEVER MADE MUCH SENSE AT ALL
JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES
AS THE WORLD COMES CRASHING DOWN

I'LL BE YOUR LIFE'S NEW AUTHOR
I CAN'T BURN AWAY MY TORTURE
I AM NOT A MONSTER
I CAN'T BURN AWAY MY TORTURE

SO GOD HOW COULD YOU LEAVE ME ON MY KNEES?
BROKEN AND SCREAMING SAVE ME PLEASE
I'LL LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND JUST TELL ME WHY
IS IT REALLY MY TURN TO DIE?

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WHEN THE SKY IS FALLING DOWN
OUR HOPES AND DREAMS COME CRASHING TO THE GROUND
WITH ALL THE THINGS IN LIFE THAT NEVER MADE MUCH SENSE AT ALL
JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES
AS THE WORLD COMES CRASHING DOWN
Track Name: Remember Me
IT HAD TO BE THAT I WAS THE ONE
BUT THESE TIMES HAVE CHANGED
AND I SHOUT UNTIL I CRY
BUT I'M NO LONGER HERE

IT'S UP TO YOU TO FIND YOUR WAY BACK HOME
THROUGH THE NIGHT

REMEMBER ME CAUSE ALL I NEED IS YOU
TO MAKE IT THROUGH
AND TIME WILL PASS FROM THE PAST
SO DON'T FORGET ME

THIS SETBACK HAS TAUGHT ME
THAT OUTCOMES OF THE PROBLEMS
ARE SINS FROM WITHIN
BUT I CAN NOT LOSE
THIS LIKE I DID YEARS AGO

ITS UP TO YOU TO FIND YOUR WAY BACK HOME
THROUGH THE NIGHT

REMEMBER ME CAUSE ALL I NEED IS YOU
TO MAKE IT THROUGH
AND TIME WILL PASS FROM THE PAST
SO DON'T FORGET ME

WOAH X3
REMEMBER ME CAUSE ALL I NEED IS YOU
TO MAKE IT THROUGH
AND TIME WILL PASS FROM THE PAST SO DON'T FORGET ME
DON'T FORGET ME...