Thriving, Given The Circumstances

by Soviet Ohio

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1.
The other day I saw a show The kind of show that makes you sad And the friend I came here with Has cuts all over her wrists I want to ask her why But the moment passes by And the singer of the band Flips his hair back with his hand I'm getting sick of this It's the old days I miss Be my home Take me by the hand, don't let me go We can roam Take me to the place I used to know They make your bones pine for the old days Remember dreams you never had Followed the rules all of my life Now it's taken me to here If I stay I'm all alone If I leave I've wasted years If I had known it all back then Would I have changed myself? If I leave I lose me Or I lose everyone else Be my home Take me by the hand, don't let me go We can roam Take me to the place I used to know This place is not home I wish I could leave it But life on my own Is not a life I could lead yet Lost in the spring sky Dusk falls on our time together Once the light of day dies Then you'll miss me forever This place is not home I wish I could leave it But life on my own Is not a life I could lead yet Be my home Take me by the hand, don't let me go We can roam Take me to the place I used to know
2.
I saw myself in a movie I was talking way too easily Wasn't scared, I was truly being who I want to be And then it ends and I'm still here Wishing I could go and disappear Any thoughts about the sun are setting No matter how hard I tried I never stepped inside This is the life I can't ignore I had it right, but I want more It's easy to pretend these days with you will never end Too soon is the day when you say That you have to go away I just wanted you to stay And I saw you in the next scene We were laughing about everything And I knew this was perfect Nothing else could mean a thing I'd walk through fire for a mile Just to get a chance to make you smile I say to the empty seat beside me No matter how hard I tried I never stepped inside This is the life I can't ignore I had it right, but I want more It's easy to pretend these days with you will never end Too soon is the day when you say That you have to go away I just wanted you to stay On the top floor On the top floor On the top floor On the top floor No matter how hard I tried I never stepped inside This is the life I can't ignore I had it right, but I want more It's easy to pretend these days with you will never end This is the life I can't ignore I had it right, but I want more It's easy to pretend these days with you will never end Too soon is the day when you say That you have to go away I just wanted you to stay
3.
I'm desperately searching Searching for answers To this problem that I never had Sitting here waiting I've watched all the days go And you with them But there's nothing left that I can do But sit here waiting You were the artist You were the one thing on my mind You don't care that this is over It's no different now we're older But when I'm dreaming I am your wings while you're in flight I am the night sky Shining with stars when you need light You're lost and waiting I'm gone and fading You're an enigma You never cared to let me know You don't care that this is over It's no different now we're older But when I'm dreaming I am your wings while you're in flight I am the night sky Shining with stars when you need light You're lost and waiting I'm gone and fading You're just a memory You're an affliction of my past You don't care that this is over It's no different now we're older But when I'm dreaming I am your wings while you're in flight I am the night sky Shining with stars when you need light You're lost and waiting I'm gone and fading
4.
There's no way that I can possibly make this come true But I still have to try Waiting just to fail inevitably always do Let the time pass me by But who to blame when I've done my best and still can't make it Why should I shame myself again? When I'm on my way back home Did it ever even seem that far? While I'm sitting here in the background looking up at the pace car When I'm on my way back home Did it ever seem that hard? While I'm sitting dreading the years to come and thoughts from the graveyard Winning isn't something that I do much anymore And I wish that I cared Getting nothing out of holograms I once adored Keeping well unprepared But that's just life When you show up late they show no mercy And I was wrong to look for better When I'm on my way back home Did it ever even seem that far? While I'm sitting here in the background looking up at the pace car When I'm on my way back home Did it ever seem that hard? While I'm sitting dreading the years to come and thoughts from the graveyard The time that I was promised You left me, you left me The lie I wish was honest You left me hanging The time that I was promised You left me, you left me The lie I wish was honest You left me hanging The time that I was promised You left me, you left me The lie I wish was honest You left me hanging The lies, the tricks. the schemes The unending illusion The voices calling Institutional confusion That's how we learn When we grow up old and stay there tired That's why we keep on moving forward When I'm on my way back home Did it ever even seem that far? While I'm sitting here in the background looking up at the pace car When I'm on my way back home Did it ever seem that hard? While I'm sitting dreading the years to come and thoughts from the graveyard
5.
Night is a little darker But who's there to see? Caught in the growing distance Between you and me Light in a distant cyclone Keeps them in disguise Taking away our freedom Through unfriendly skies So let me go Into the sky Nobody knows Just what we'll find and We are far from home and fuel's burning All the time we are still searching for Something in this empty galaxy Reaching the end reminds me of What I haven't done Finally see the reason Once I chose to run Looking at the horizon While condemned to die Regretfully close my eyes now As I say goodbye So let me go Into the sky Nobody knows Just what we'll find and We are far from home and fuel's burning All the time we are still searching for Something in this empty galaxy Watching as the world's breaking But is it even worth saving? Take me back, set me free They won't die to save me So let me go Into the sky Nobody knows Just what we'll find and We are far from home and fuel's burning All the time we are still searching for Something in this bleak existence So let me go Into the sky Nobody knows Just what we'll find and We are far from home and fuel's burning All the time we are still searching for Something in this empty galaxy
6.
In over my head And down on my knees again I'm stuck only watching A chance every now and then I haven't changed, I cannot try I cannot answer you the reasons why Trapped in a cell deep in my mind I hope I live before the day I die Live before the day I die Live before the day I die I know that we'll be back again Be back again some day Alive on the lifeboat Afloat in a sea of red I'm flipped by convention And sunk by the words I said Front facing backwards Eyes fixed upon the floor Decisions I'm making Mistakes that I've made before I walk a rope up in the sky I'm barely balancing upon the line With sand in my heart and clouds in my eyes I hope I make it to the other side Make it to the other side Make it to the other side I know that we'll be back again Be back again some day All this time I try Watch as I let the days go by It will come, I am sure, in time Think of what you said Far away, there's a light ahead But for now it is dark as night I haven't changed, I cannot try I cannot answer you the reasons why Trapped in a cell deep in my mind I hope I live before the day I die Live before the day I die Live before the day I die I know that we'll be back again Be back again some day I know that we'll be back again Be back again some day I know that we'll be back again Be back again some day
7.
Lost in time, no one's around We can't live here on the ground Skies are clear as day Have to get away If you want to feel the freedom then nobody says you have to stay Left on this island Left to waste away Looking upwards Look for my future in the sky I cannot breath here In the atmosphere Close to the surface So leave the ground and say goodbye Lost in time, no one's around We can't live here on the ground Skies are clear as day Have to get away If you want to feel the freedom then nobody says you have to stay I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go Lost in time, no one's around We can't live here on the ground Skies are clear as day Have to get away If you want to feel the freedom then nobody says you have to stay I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go I would leave but I don't know where I would go
8.
Still climbing endless ladders searching bare horizons The view is great by fate has struck me down in silence Here I cling, just wishing to be anything This is a long, hard year that's nearly over I've been alone too long And when the gray is fading away How do I know it's gone? Sometimes I can't remember if I have a purpose When things get existential everything seems worthless Let me be, I'll soon forget the agony This is a long, hard year that's nearly over I've been alone too long And when the gray is fading away How do I know it's gone? I sit awake until dawn And though the morning has gone There's no sun in my eyes Looking forward No love, no light Used to blow up the sky Ever burning Please end this night This is a long, hard year that's nearly over I've been alone too long And when the gray is fading away How do I know it's gone? There's no sun in my eyes Looking forward No love, no light Used to blow up the sky Ever burning Please end this night
9.
When I get home I hope that you're there I hope you're waiting by the first floor window Yeah you know where I wish I was happy Happier than I am 'Cause being me and melancholy go hand in hand It's easy to dream Awake but not aware A feeling that I can't describe I can't be real, don't know how it feels to be alive Do you ever wonder what actors do between the scenes? Do they spend their nights and weekends inside machines? I don't know what it is I can't escape the mystery It's easy to dream But it's hard to fall asleep Love's easy to have But impossible to keep It's easy to dream But it's hard to fall asleep Love's easy to have But impossible to keep When I get home I hope that you're there I hope you're waiting by the first floor window Yeah you know where I wish I was happy Happier than I am 'Cause being me and melancholy go hand in hand It's easy to dream But it's hard to fall asleep Love's easy to have But impossible to keep It's easy to dream But it's hard to fall asleep Love's easy to have But impossible to keep

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"Thriving, Given The Circumstances" is the second album by Soviet Ohio, and the first under their new name. Simply, it is an album filled with heartfelt, energetic rock and roll.

Soviet Ohio is:

Brendan McMahon - Guitars
Justin Bortelero - Bass
Mark Dellefave - Drums and Vocals
Nate Conroy - Vocals and Guitars

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released March 3, 2018

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Soviet Ohio Syracuse, New York

Hard rock/indie rock from Syracuse, NY playing rock and roll melodies that everyone can enjoy with lyrics that no one can relate to. Most notable for pioneering the genre of Anti-Partisan Steam Rock.
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