HOURGLASS

(D. Sacke, T. Jyhlä, J. Woods)

Produced by Kasland

Co-Produced by Life & Death

Additional vocals by Daniel Cubillian & Vanessa Rincon

Mixed by Kasland

Mastered by Romano Erafficci

Published by Room 28 Publishing (BMI)

[Verse 1]

If I could harness the magic of time

And redevelop a world with a more passionate mind

Yet wonder, would it be as jagged as mine

I’d take one day a week to rest and then get back to the grind

They say my words are too deep, my metaphors are too strong

I think their minds are too weak before the chorus comes on

They say it shows in my voice that I’m just forcing it, on

To the next and think I’m faker than a porcelain doll

I didn’t lie, I just borrowed the truth before it was due

Made my sorrow the proof, did it in 4 minutes too

Hit the stage and performing it through

Tried to be a good example for the insubordinate youth

There’s no coordinates to all of the places I’ve been

All of the things that I’ve seen, all of the faces of sin

All of the things I’ve had to do just for the races I win

And now I’m trying to make up for it just in case it’s the end, amen

 

[Chorus]

My fears are holding me back

My tears are weighing me down

My demons are pulling me in the black

The sand in my hourglass is running out

 

[Verse 2]

If I could harness the magic inside

And redevelop myself with the most ravenous pride

Yet wonder, would I even have a desire

To be the person I envision, let’s go back and rewind

Let’s go back to the times when I would care what people think

When I was scared to miss a moment and wouldn’t dare to even blink

I needed help and couldn’t see it, couldn’t bear to see a shrink

So I kept it bottled up, should I wear it on my sleeve

Cause now I’m back to these mirrors, fear is actually nearest

When the disaster is earless, can you actually hear this

Just sit back and keep clear, this isn’t an act, it’s as real as

It gets, in fact it appears that it’s impact is sincere, it’s

A sight for sore eyes and Lord knows I need that now

Praise God for my freedom, I can scream out loud

They think I’m crazy, think I’m being senile, how

Could I expect you understand the things I’ve seen, thou shalt

 

[Chorus]

My fears are holding me back

My tears are weighing me down

My demons are pulling me in the black

The sand in my hourglass is running out

 

[Verse 3]

I’m tired of all the noise, but I fear the silence

When the drums stop, all I ever hear are sirens

Some people seem to fly through life like fearless pilots

While I’m sitting in the cockpit trying to steer with violence

See I’m calm, but I feel a storm upon me

Down my path is enough to haunt me, full of hatred, anger strongly

Building up to a point I’m looking out the window like a zombie

Lifeless eyes yet beneath these lies enough strength to build an army

And I’m sorry, but I hardly feel I can be open without harming

Everybody, so disarm me, I’m not trying to be alarming

We’re not always dreaming, are we? I guess life is no Atari

I’m just trying to play this game, but getting sick of always farming

You can’t pause or reset, yet alone possibly get

A grip of hope while wondering what will it cost to be fed

So keep depositing checks, but life isn’t blossoming yet

So don’t you let your fear and feelings be your cause of regret, bet

 

[Chorus]

My fears are holding me back

My tears are weighing me down

My demons are pulling me in the black

The sand in my hourglass is running out

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