One Fight At A Time EP - Pt​.​1

by Oceans To Athena

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released September 20, 2015

All music and lyrics written by Oceans To Athena.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Beau McKee at Oaklands Studios.

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Oceans to Athena is an Alt Rock/Post Hardcore band from Melbourne, AUS.

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Track Name: Chasing Shadows
This is change without difference
Expect the worst, hope for the best
You’ve been isolated
But you built your own fortress
This is ears with no music
This is a voice that never sings
It’s like dying of thirst in the ocean
An appetite that grows the more you eat.

I’ve got to break free of this cage
Every time I’m close to what I want I start over
Tear down the walls and break away
Brick by brick I swear I’ll start over

I’ve been chasing shadows
But they all look the same
It’s not as simple as:
‘Just get over it’, I’ve tried
I’ve been chasing shadows
The siren’s song will fade
The siren’s song will fade away

I’ve got to break free of this cage
Every time I’m close to what I want I start over
Tear down the walls and break away
Brick by brick I swear I’ll start over

If the sun fell out of the sky and crashed down like a burning wave
I’d like to say I could die today and have nothing to regret

I’ve got to break free of this cage
Every time I’m close to what I want I start over
Tear down the walls and break away
Brick by brick I swear I’ll start over
Brick by brick I swear I’ll start over
Track Name: This Isn't Flying, This Is Falling With Style
So pull your teeth from your tongue

Tight lipped and knuckles tied
You keep it all inside ‘til it breaks the surface
But there are wolves in your mind
With hungry eyes
And you’re running out of places to hide

You put on a brave face
It looks just like your own

Pull your teeth from your tongue
And show me the way
Take me to all your darkest demons
Let it spill from your lungs
And take me away
Just open up and spill your guts.

You gave up, laid down on the train tracks
And waited for the vultures circling

So pull your teeth from your tongue
And tell me a story that never ends
Let it spill from your lungs
And take me away
Just open up and spill your guts.

The next time you think you want out,
Let me in.
Track Name: First Tie
His fingerprints are spilled ink on the typeface
Inside his mind
He is violently silent
In photocopied mid-day dreams
He leaves the lights on
His eyes burn holes is his wrists

He can feel the heartbeat in his chest
See it rise and fall with every breath
He’s never felt so cold
Just moving through the motions
Emotionless androids
It haunts his sad soul

His fingertips count cracks in the tiles
To kill the time
Under fluorescent skies
He always followed the format
He leaves the lights on
His eyes burn holes in his wrists

He can feel the heartbeat in his chest
See it rise and fall with every breath
He’s never felt so cold
Just moving through the motions
Emotionless androids
It haunts his sad soul

They said don’t fix what isn’t broke
This is corroding
Now he can’t relate to anything
Or anyone
He’s never felt so cold

He can feel the heartbeat in his chest
See it rise and fall with every breath
It haunts his sad soul
Track Name: Sharks Are Born Swimming
You kept your cards to your chest
And played the victim so convincingly, I know
You hid the blood on your hands
From sleepless nights in a strangers bed

We all know
You slipped away in the dark of the night
To cut the light from your children’s eyes
Your words are wasted on me
‘Cause we all know
We all know where you’ve been

We all know where you’ve been
We all know

Your picture perfect world will crumble with your words
You built this house just to burn it down
You thought that water would wash away the floods
You build this house just to burn it down

You slipped through the cracks
Sent the whole crew down with the ship
You slit their necks while they slept
You can only blame yourself for this

We all know
You slipped away in the dark of the night
To cut the light from your children’s eyes
Your words are wasted on me
‘Cause we all know
We all know where you’ve been