To Put Aside A Grudge

by Conquering Rome

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released April 28, 2014

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Track Name: To Put Aside A Grudge
Before we knew it
All the time flew by and
The days turned into months
Forcing us to forget
The simple things like
How to keep in touch
How to tell someone you still care
To put aside a grudge
Takes a lot of guts
How am I supposed to feel?
When I’m numb and
I’m empty inside
Believe me I tried to change
Yeah I tried, and I tried, and I tried
I try to,
Break the bad habit
Of me holding a grudge
But every time I try to compromise
It’s never enough
You wanted me to feel defeated
With my face in the mud
The fact that brings you satisfaction
Just seems kind of messed up
I think it’s sad
You think you did nothing wrong
To try to prove a point
You went above and beyond
And now you hold a grudge
But tell me what was the cost?
A moral victory gained
For a friendship lost
Got to be strong
Got to move on
Can we forgive and forget?
Can we shut up just
long enough to settle differences?
Can we take the time
To hear each other out?
Can we take the time?
Can we take the time?
And if you feel alone
Well then you probably are
All the grudges that you hold
They start to pull you apart
So burn another bridge
That won’t get you very far
You will dig an early grave
Keeping all the hate in your heart
Track Name: At Least K-Town Has My Back
All of those words you said
I can’t let them get to me
You lack the proper credentials
To Prove you know Anything
That You Speak of
(I May Pretend that I am tough)
Still all those words that you’ve said
Seem to get into my head; such a shame
You think you know everything
Annoying like a backseat driver
On a long ride home
Which feels just like
How hard you try
To bring me down
And take my pride
And I just Can’t
Seem to let this Slide
Can’t let you smile in my face
And pretend everything’s alright
Would it help you sleep at night
If I admitted that you hurt my pride
Doesn’t matter what I say
Cause you think you know everything
My hard work and sacrifice
For the art that consumes most my time
Tell me, what gives you the right?
I wonder how you sleep at night
Here we go again
All the clubs and the bars
That I see you at
Yeah you smile and you wave
And you just pretend
That at some point
You were my friends
But I just can’t
Some people think they know everything
There’s nothing like a backseat driver
On a long ride home
Track Name: Napoleon Complex
Someday, after wishing away
You’ll have everything
That you wanted
Yet you will still complain
About how it all came and
Question the person
Who brought it
Every time I hear you talk,
You’re not even complaining
For a cause
And somehow everything
Becomes everyone else’s fault
And the reason for it all
Is the fact that
You’re unhappy with what you have
And you may not reach all
Your goals and expectations
But that doesn’t make who you are
There are plenty of things
Put under examination
Don’t get caught up in reaching for the stars
Every time I hear you speak
I see a little of yourself inside of me
When did I begin to change?
I used to only want the simple things
But that’s not enough anymore
And sometimes it’s tough to see
Everything clearly when you look at
Yourself from afar
But you’ve been so wrapped up
Into proving yourself
You can’t be comfortable with who you are
Yet you’re reaching for the stars
Track Name: Courtney's Song
What would you think
If it were you that’s alone?
Would you feel the same?
I’ll never know
Would you take things back?
How would you react?
I feel like you have
Someone lined up after me
Look in my eyes and
Tell me this isn’t happening
Is it karma?
Is this how it has to be?
And one simple request
Is all that I’ll ask
You told me how I make you feel
Take it back
Is this how it’s gunna be?
How it has to be?
All you wanted from me
Was my company
Reminiscing in my dreams
I get goose bumps
Take it back, take it back
All of the love I’ll never have
Lie to me and say
You’re coming right back
What would you think
If it were you that’s alone?
Would you feel the same?
I’ll never know
How did you think you think I would react?
Take it back, take it back
Take it back, take it back
I really wanted you
I just was scared
To leave my heart exposed
But I could have changed
And you should have known
And these are the things
That cross your mind when
You are all alone
Track Name: Grudge Interlude
Take it back, take it back
Track Name: Jade-Edge
I dunno if he's gunna stay faithful
I dunno if he's gunna stay true to you
(I) Wanna tell you but I don't know if I'm able
Wrote a song just to help it get through to you
Had a nightmare you were all by yourself
and I fear this dream will come to life
How can a victim of a world so cold
make someone feel so cold inside?
Her fragile heart has just been crushed into pieces
Her expectations have been crushed into pieces
Even If we slow down, slow down
Way to deep in this to stop now, stop now
and I think my head is stuck in the clouds
How could I turn myself against me?
Show me some spine
You told me everything was fine
We both know that's a lie
Her fragile heart has just been crushed into pieces
Her expectations have been crushed into pieces
He lied with every line
You ate it every time
..and now you smile at me like everythings fine
I dunno if he's gunna stay faithful
I dunno if he's gunna stay true to you
(I) Wanna tell you but I don't know if I'm able
I wrote a song just to help it get through to you
and now her heart has just been crushed into pieces
Her expectations have been crushed into pieces
Track Name: The Amanda Show
All of my secrets
Slowly tear you apart
And I feel trapped with the guilt
Inside this house of cards I’ve built
It’s all bound to collapse
On top of me and
Anyone surrounding
I recommend that you get out
(While you still can)
I know I hit you where it hurts
But now you have the upper hand
So just give me what I deserve
I’ve never seen you so sad
When you look at me
You’ve never looked at me that way before
The moisture in your eyes
From the tears you try to fight
I know that you know
You know something more
Now I’m lashing out
‘Cause I know you know something more
A beast will flash you its teeth
When it is backed into a corner
You say that you’re leaving
But I cannot complain
‘Cause it hurts to see you cry
Tears running down your freckled face
When I said I’d let you in
You walked right through the door
Proceeded to the window
Letting everything air out
Forcing me to realize what I really care about
Will all the secrets that I hide
Keep us from working out?
I know I screwed up and I’m sorry
I’ve never seen you so sad
When you look at me
You’ve never looked at me that way before
The moisture in your eyes
From the tears you try to fight
I know that you know
You know something more
Don’t try to hide it
You know something more
Track Name: August Rush
What would you say?
If I were to tell you
That I cannot stay
All my mistakes
Have become hard to cope with and
I’m not okay
There are plenty of things
If I had my way
I would go back and change
Can’t seem to retain
My will to live and it’s such a shame
They say it’s a privilege to live on the earth
When everyone dies and leaves someone else hurt
If you haven’t found purpose
Feel free to search
Track Name: Peter Parker
For the first time in my life
I realize that good friends
Are hard to find
I guess it’s safe to say
That I appreciate
Anyone not going out of their way
To throw slander at my name
Look how easy you go
Turning your back on me
Look how easy you go
Turning your back
Should I retaliate?
Just go and treat you the same way?
Like the time you
Turned your back on me
It can get hard waking up
Knowing that I carry weight
All from a past reputation
And I feel forced to be great
Tell me was I just a trophy
For you to place on a shelf
Go tell people that you know me
Though you don’t know me well
Were we overdue for going our separate ways?
I hope your new friends are there
When you’re feeling out of place
And are you content taking regret to your grave?
I could never compete with all the acceptance that you crave
You’ll make your mind up before I could have a chance to react
And once you turn your back on me, there’s no turning back