The World Won't Take Me Back

by Johnny Manna

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released June 14, 2016

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Track Name: Action
It's too late to make my own opinion on this whole ordeal and how I feel.
Like you said, it's for the best.
But no matter what I'll be here for the ending to witness this mess and what comes out.
Oh you, without a doubt, you're an active duty cop, and i'm a convict.
But for god knows why you'll let me by despite all my flaws.

But when your action's been undone you'll know you're not the only one.
I'll stick around as time goes by, whether or not I get your comply.

It's too late I've made my own opinion on this whole ordeal with no regard for how you feel.
But no matter what i'm still here for the ending.
I've witnessed this mess and what has come, I see without a doubt you're an active duty cop, I'm still a convict.
But for god knows why you'll let me by.
Despite my flaws you'll pass me by.

When your action's been undone you'll know you're not the only one.
I'll stick around as time goes by, whether or not I get your comply.
You'll be the knees, i'll be the legs, I'll rely on you for my own strength.
We'll walk this earth a thousand times, we won't need the sun we have our own shine.
Track Name: Leaves
Please just put me in the driver's seat for once.
Raise a flag to exploit the different things in us.
Picture yourself just falling down, no one to say that they're proud of what you would be now.
Here comes a night worth preparing for, a storm in the form of all your dreams split up at the seams now.

So could you fancy for a day, maybe spend an afternoon at bay.
Protect ourselves from falling short of love, and hold our breaths and watch as up above
leaves begin to mark the passing days when we become just nothing short of prey.
Can't imagine how we stand, we'll go with it for now just like we planned.

I'll explain this once there's nothing left to hide.
Exactly just how small and unknown this was inside.
And now I know I'm in a dream because your laughter can't be extinguished by closed doors.
Reminding me just how unattached we were, forewarned.

Tell me, could you fancy for a day, maybe spend an afternoon at bay.
Protect ourselves from falling short of love, and hold our breaths and watch as up above
leaves begin to mark the passing days when we become just nothing short of prey.
Can't imagine how we stand, we'll go with it for now just like we planned.

We'll have our moments light up the night.
I'm gone, but there's a chance you'll hear my cry.
You're unforgettable and looks won't surely deceive.
We'll see the light again.
The truth is I need it this way.

Could you fancy for a day, maybe spend an afternoon at bay.
Protect ourselves from falling short of love, and hold our breaths and watch as up above
leaves begin to mark the passing days when we become just nothing short of prey.
Can't imagine how we stand, we'll go with it for now just like we planned.

When a moment's trapped in time, remembering's a task not worth the fight.
Just need a bit of guide to help you up, forgetting all of what's already done.
The times are still unknown, measuring just how far you can go.
Can't imagine how we stand, we'll go with it for now just like we planned.
Track Name: The Victim's Fight
All of us stand staring at the light, wondering if it's a sight worth reaching.
Guilty dreams still bend the times, and leave us cloaked with lies.
So it's a sight worth seeing.

But what's the point if every time i'm here I'm lost in the fear of losing all that I know I cannot hold onto anymore

So we'll hold dreams 'til the end of our days.
They're not lost in the static.
I'm surviving with the panic that comes crashing back the second I find myself here again.

We're losing sight, I'm in love with that feeling.
I'm obsessed with blindness to the wrong.
The victim's fight; that's the path I think I'm on.
Just one more ride and I promise to take you along.

But what's the point if every time i'm here I'm lost in the fear of losing who I am in you, with you.

So we'll hold dreams 'til the end of our days.
They're not lost in the static.
I'm surviving with the panic that comes crashing back the second I find myself here again.
Hold on 'til the end of our days.
This concept of going in circles is something I can work with, something I can deal with, 'til reality strikes and I breakdown.
Track Name: Radio Silence
Walk up to my car, been hoping for joy.
Surprised to find that waiting for nothing screams a second chance is worthless.
I lie, deceive my own mind, creating up wasted scenarios and watch as all the moments fly by.
The radio silence translating to a chance to finally figure out why.

'Cause I found the heart I needed to get through this.
Didn't come with the love that I need to get passed this.
Turned your back, closed your mind, left your feelings behind.
Proved that look in your eyes to be worthless.
You're a child inside, and your feverish lies show that you still cannot let this go, I'm not alone.

Contempt is toxic, and this hate can't breed profit.
Though my hands are broke and bruised, I can't seem to let go of it.

'Cause I found the heart I needed to get through this.
Didn't come with the love that I need to get passed this.
Turned your back, closed your mind, left your feelings behind.
Proved that look in your eyes to be worthless.
You're a child inside, and your feverish lies show that you still cannot let this go, I'm not alone.
Track Name: Pipe Dreams
Everyday these old stories pave the way with no regard for what they say.
Can you imagine where we'd be without the knowledge to let it be.
You can't control what has been done, that doesn't mean you haven't won.
Tear down the boundaries, fight the time, that's how I knew that I was fine.

You can't believe how it feels.
To take a loss, it seems so real.
I have been told not to give in to that aching feeling in your skin.
This holds the key to eternal wealth.
I'm not longer lost inside myself.

Everyday these old stories pave the way with no regard for what they say.
Can you imagine where we'd be without the knowledge to let it be.
You can't control what has been done, that doesn't mean you haven't won.
Tear down the boundaries, fight the time, that's how I knew that I was fine.

People will tell you how it is, but they're not figured out.
They'll make you think that you're the one who's got all the self-doubt.
Even the pipe dreams in your head will find their own way out.
The pain is gone that was brought on when I always drove passed your house.

Everyday these old stories pave the way with no regard for what they say.
Can you imagine where we'd be without the knowledge to let it be.
You can't control what has been done, that doesn't mean you haven't won.
Tear down the boundaries, fight the time, that's how I knew that I was fine.
Track Name: Better Angels
Better dreams always end in vain, with a world of fear I can't contain.
I lock myself in corruption.
A blast seen a thousand miles away, they never last, dreams are in the past where they stay.
We can't control these tides on our own.

Kick me into the rain, give me these thoughts, I'll show you true disdain.
I'll take the fool right out of our hearts, and make sure it leads to a new start.

We'll try and leave, makes us open to deceive.
And I can't help thinking some are on the wrong side.
It's hard to see, it's so obvious to me that the careless lack awareness of the trouble building up in our heads.

Kick me into the rain, give me these thoughts, I'll show you true disdain.
I'll take the fool right out of our hearts, and make sure it leads to a new start.
Without a sea of reason to keep us at hand, the trouble's still brewing so how long will we stand?
The lights I see, they make us blind to believe that this life is worth pretending for so long 'til we leave.

Sometimes something new is all we need to know that what we had is what we dreamed.
Sometimes love is on our side but still unknown, that's just life.
We live in unknown worlds with naive needs, accomplishing these tasks as a machine.
Covering up's the hardest part, we see right through, it's not too far.
We'll erase this from our minds when we are done.
But the problems are still there, we are wrong.
I think it's time the rush begun and we wake up.
But the problems are still there, we are wrong.
Track Name: Mens Rea
Dirty tricks followed by denied resist, all that surrounded, resounded.
Wired rejects running through complied basics, oh that's astounding, resounding.

Just because all I decide is to come right back and die, or simply wander about and hope for simple reply.
If denying's so right, then who will fight off a lie?
When parenting loses function you'll expect underlying tension, precision.

Character flaws responded so maniacally raw, keeping it spacious for ages.
But what happened to the days when inner wealth had reputation and you were not being judged for every measly sensation around you, inside you.
And with the amount of complaining with nothing in terms of gaining, once starts to wonder if there's reason for anything that's left here except dying, terrifying.

Just because all I decide is to come right back and die, or simply wander about and hope for simple reply.
If denying's so right, then who will fight off a lie?
When parenting loses function you'll expect underlying tension, precision.

They come combing up the streets with bitter lights.
You underestimate the tide.
You fall down in front of them.
That's how you end up within.
The feeling's gone, all faded off, of ever being enough under a force that won't stop.

Just because all I decide is to come right back and die, or simply wander about and hope for simple reply.
If denying's so right, then who will fight off a lie?
When parenting loses function you'll expect underlying tension.
Track Name: Here Lies Hope
There I went, with empty space.
Stepped into the gates of hell, but showed no fear.
Wore a face I thought was mine, and that charade can hold back tears.
But nevertheless did I fight hard to be apart.

But I was a fake.
I had no strength, but I went as far as I could go.
I did it for you, a lie in itself.
My book of excuses left to rot from overuse.
I did it in fear.

Aging hands left clenching hope that someday they'll live again.
How long's it been since any form of doubt could not be found inside this mind, protected from time.
To travel on this road could not be done without the part...

Where we become locked.
There's no going back.
I want to be sure before again comes a mistake.
We're destined to wake up upon a time where we are all, where all is us.
We can be fame.

Let me know that you're proud, i'll do what you want.
I can handle your crown, i'll take what I've got.
Blaring eternal sound, torturing my thought.
My hope can be found, all that I can want.

I was a fake, I had no strength.
But I went as far as I could go.
I did it for you.
Track Name: The World
Light shines upon all of these things kept the same and never changed.
Won't be long 'til the memories you kill show to be your only thrill.
So when the time comes running, and in the grand scheme, you are all you need.
Your future's promised but never planned, and the good aren't always honest.

And I see right through the sky, but the world won't take me back.
And I have all I could want, but the world won't take me back.

Seasons in ruins, and white lies are like a torn up page begging for readers but never satisfied.
But you'll break me for ages, but never move stages.
The worst part is that bad love's all we need.

And I see right through the sky, but the world won't take me back.
And I have all I could want, but the world won't take me back.

You'll never fool me, I know this deserves a happy ending.
You'll see right through me, but I know you deserve a happy ending.
You'll never fool me, I know this deserves a happy ending.
You'll never stop me, I'll make sure we have a happy..

And (End) I see right through the sky, but I'm still not welcomed back.
And I have all I could want, so why would I want back?

You'll break me all you can, but you'll never be my friend.
So until this torture ends, you won't see me again.