Don't Be a Hero

by Battleghost

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released May 11, 2013

All songs written and performed by Battleghost; Tracked and mixed by Chris Hummel at Kolossal Studios; Mastered by Taylor Larson at Oceanic Recording; Art by Nelson B. Graphic Design.

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Battleghost Richmond, Virginia

Four piece pop-punk band from Richmond, Va made up of Dorian Cooke, Graham Walker, John Bowman and Nick Craven.

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Track Name: Habitats
I can't help but to think I might screw this up
I've been down in a rut trying to pull myself up.
It's now or never so I'll give this a shot
I'll wait to come home and watch my ceiling alone.

Your smiles keep turning these words into something
that keeps me afloat.
Escaping rivers that pull my thoughts under water
I won't let this current keep dragging me under.

Break away from the dull side of this awkward life of mine
i'll race towards a lifestyle
Better suited for our kind
The ones who don't know when to go home
or when to give up.

Your smiles keep turning these words into something
that keeps me afloat.
Escaping rivers that pull my thoughts under water
I won't let this current keep dragging me under.

Keep dragging me under.

I can't pretend that words don't consume the habitats I'm surrounded by.
But then again words don't mean a thing and your actions won't ever satisfy.

Lets run away for the day I don't want to turn back
kid they'll break you down.
Locked up beat down, torn battered and bruised
but they won't stop us now.
(I can't pretend that words don't consume the habitat I'm surrounded by)
Track Name: Grown
My knuckles bleed like my integrity was something I had earned
I stepped back broken but accomplished inside
squeezing a lifetime of happiness into a single night
like what was left to prove was destroyed on sight
We left this building shattered to it's core, and I crave more
because I got a taste of living but it consumed me.

Hollowed out, I'm falling down and your face hides the ground.

Underneath all the lines
Severing truth between right and wrong
lives the people we've come to know and love
Reiterate the past
pretend that it will last
I've been relying on hollow words for too long.

It's not over
the night is now over,
I'm tearing myself apart and I am loving it.
I want to be absent minded enough to escape
Every memory that puts me out of place.

This wall seems harmless now
These cars have lost all sound
Will someone show me how to relocate what I've found.

Drown my happiness in the James
I can't tell if I will stay the same
Down my sorrows in the James
I'll stay, I'll stay.

Underneath all the lines
Severing truth between right and wrong
lives the people we've come to know and love
Reiterate the past
pretend that it will last
I've been relying on hollow words for too long.

Stand strong.

Just say that I never had anything to my name
cause I haven't.

Underneath all the lines
Severing truth between right and wrong
lives the people we've come to know and love
Reiterate the past
pretend that it will last
I've been relying on hollow words for too long.
And I'm not staying gone,
This is where I've grown,
This is my true home.
Track Name: Boundary
Another night where taking shots could be the end of us,
Tender lies that make my mind whisper a truthful love,
And as my insides force their way out
My head's churning for a breath,
That you thought being next to me was more than just enough,

When your lips dragged across chest did I escape your mind?
Whimpers crawling through the night has me grasping for lines,
To describe, the inconceivable way you end a life in my design, Promising you the night before that I will be just fine,

The term of fear, is merely just a candy coated word
When standing next to you,
The fear of falling hits me hardest
When I'm in bed laying down
And is always softer when I hit the ground,
And now I'm all of lines, all out of songs
Telling you in how many ways you were wrong,
Until the world splits in two I walk alone.

The road that lies before us is showered in unexpected turns
And although I run in circles I am yet to learn,
It seems that chained directions leave a stain in your affection,
When innocence comes running tell them guilty pictures burn.

The term of fear, is merely just a candy coated word
When standing next to you,
The fear of falling hits me hardest
When I'm in bed laying down
And is always softer when I hit the ground,
And now I'm all of lines, all out of songs
Telling you in how many ways you were wrong,
Until the world splits in two I walk alone.


Until the world splits in two I walk alone,
Until the world splits in two I walk alone,

This is,
My heart's boundary that kills you within me
that cast feelings beneath and tells me I can't breath,
And all I want is to stand on my own
Send all regrets home
And show you the meaning of all alone.
Track Name: Steep Slope
Torturing myself these days
leaves my emotions lost in a haze
Like carving these words into the page
Will help me obtain a higher demeanor
of faith in this
Is slipping the grip of the pen weakening
I have help but I am on steep slope.
This logic is superior to mine.

I'll chase these state lines
to find fare cries of a place unknown to me
It's the one thing that makes me
feel that I can set my mind free
From the cage of my sobriety
that throws me back to reality
In this mess will keep my mind at ease.

I'm breathing easier
but deep down the nerves still coat my lungs
and I've sprung
to the first sign of light
that reminds me of days when I was young
These days drain, my chest pain
But lack of luster always seems to spark my heart rate.

Indifference leaves me sustained
in the wake of your words.

I'll chase these state lines
to find fare cries of a place unknown to me
It's the one thing that makes me
feel that I can set my mind free
From the cage of my sobriety
that throws me back to reality
In this mess will keep my mind at ease.

I'll chase these state lines
to find fare cries of a place unknown to me
It's the one thing that makes me
feel that I can set my mind free
From the cage of my sobriety
that throws me back to reality
In this mess will keep my mind at ease.
Track Name: I'm Gone
These early morning hours have been tearing at my eyes
for a second of rest, is this really the place.
The time to bring all of this up from it's grave
and bid farewell to the secrets that you crave.
I'm so sick and tired of always saying I'm sick and tired
Can I go to bed now?

Can I go to bed now?

Dwell on everything I've done
make sure to tell me how I'm wrong
Interpret how this love is made
but forget that all of it's gone
Cause I'm gone.

Spare me excuses
I can't undergo anymore of this
Seeing my reflection disheartens the life in it
and my motives quit
But it's all I have to show for it
Tell me everything will be the same.
Lie to me once to revive the pain.
I keep stepping into lines
and running out of time
To get my life straight.

Dwell on everything I've done
make sure to tell me how I'm wrong
Interpret how this love is made
but forget that all of it's gone
Cause I'm gone.

Keep nails digging into my head
it sets my teeth on edge
but I won't beg.
Keep nails digging into my head
it sets my teeth on edge
but I won't beg for you.

I slam my fucking head against this wall
does it make a sound, do I make a sound?
I slam my fucking head against this wall
does it make a sound, do I make a sound?

Dwell on everything I've done
make sure to tell me how I'm wrong
Interpret how this love is made
but forget that all of it's gone
Cause I'm gone.
Cause I'm gone.
Track Name: Your Words
My thoughts are clearly outspoken
pushing out more then I took in
is this analogy broken
cause I'm tearing eyes open to see.
Respect is worthless.
It just means the same as a kick to the face
I'm still claiming my legs as they run in place.
But my mind can't keep up with the pace.

My shame only hangs at the foot of my bed
it was dismembered when I choose the dreams I was fed.
And you'll never need it.
(You're never looking back again)

Falling down through my front door
that sheltered the heart in me
from every inch of me
now I can finally see.
Outside embrace me with the bitter reminder that I
wore out the strength in my finger tips for nothing.

It's time to tell my future that my past is moving on
and maybe this wind will calm down when it's gone
but that leaves me with nothing to say but "so long"
chasing leaves down the sidewalk alone.

Your words have a way
of annihilating me. (x4)
(I'm sorry mom, it's colder then I could have imagined
can you please bring my windbreaker out.
I swear that I'm not lost, I left my light on
but you went and turned it off.)