Empty And Hollow

by Our City Skyline

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released May 31, 2015

All music and lyrics by Our City Skyline
Produced by Ryan Morgan at Paper Crane Audio
Mastered By Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering
Artwork by Andy McCutcheon

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Our City Skyline Boise, Idaho

No one would ever accuse Our City Skyline of stagnation. The Boise, ID five piece puts jet-fueled momentum behind their relentless explorations of hardcore, punk and the bridges that bring genres together. The natural, flowing motion between hardcore's inborn ferocity and punk's nervous energy is just as essential to the band as the instruments themselves. ... more

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Track Name: Downfall
Never taking time to look at all the consequences
of everything that i choose to do
and everything i choose to be
i am my own downfall
the crack in the foundation
i am my own curse
i am my downfall

sometimes you need to feel the weight of everything crashing down on you
just to know you can feel at all
sometimes you need to hold the weight of the world
just to know youre still alive

even though it feels like it's all on my shoulders
i'd rather have this feeling than to never feel anything
with everything i've been and the mistakes that i've made
at least i know i've made them all on my own

i've paved my own path
I've paved my own path

Everything I have
and Everything I've lost
is all because of me
I am my own curse
I am my downfall
Track Name: Set Us Free
When there's no such thing as a hero
but everyone want's someone something
to tell them everything's alright

The truth you seek
is not what you wanted to find
everything is not alright
the world that we live in
is crumbling at our feet
and we are the cause

looking to someone else for all the answers
never trying to take control of our own lives (of our own minds
following blindly like a herd of sheep
following the flock to the brink of disaster
but now we must rise up
create our own path
the right place is here
the right time is now


everything will go to ruins
if we don't rise up

everything will go to ruins
everything will go to fucking ruins

this is the biggest turning point of our lives
do we choose to look to false martyrs
as our guiding light
can we all open up our minds
realize that this is now the time
to take control
of our own path
one last shot to set us free
to make history

one last shot to set us free
one last shot to set us free
to make history
Track Name: Cast Aside
I just wanted to believe what you said
i should have seen the truth
but was blinded by what could i have been
I now know this will be the end of me
but i sincerely hope that this won't be the end of you

you cant deny that for a moment
you felt what you said
but you pushed it
farther away
you kept pushing me
farther out of your life
while i thought i lost you
you can't lose what you never had

there were sleepless nights
all i wanted was to hear your voice
but i knew it would all end the same
you tried and tried
and I'm sorry
i put you through this
and though i don't have much
i came to you with all i have
you deserve so much more than I can give
and I know that I'll never be enough

I hope you see
That I've done this all for you
though it kills me
I just want you to be okay

I want it to go well for you
I don't want to be a burden
Now i don't resent anything you've done
I want it go well for you
I don't want to be a burden
and i'd give it all
to make you happy


Just don't forget me
just don't forget
just don't that hope
that kept me alive
Track Name: Empty and Hollow
No one knew
on that day
that it would be the last time
that we saw that light in your eyes
that stare
that looks back at us now
is empty and hollow
not a sense of what you used to be
that man
that taught me everything i know
is forever gone now
is forever gone

everything would change in my life
all on one cold winter night
I tried to tell myself that it would
all be just fine

we all know that you've been fighting
all your life
we needed to fight just one last time
just one last time

but you couldn't hold on
and i can't blame you
you've been through so much

i just wish i could do more
i just wish i could save you
I just wish i could bring you back to us


I will always remember
I will always remember you

I will always remember
remember you

I will remember you for who you were
not what life made you become
for everything you gave me
and all the great things
you have done
you showed me the way

you gave me so much
i wish i could give it back
you brought me life
i just wish i could give you yours
Track Name: Apprehension
-instrumental-
Track Name: Bones that We Break
They say you have to go through hell
to get to heaven
but what if we never get out of hell
with the pain that we face
can we make it to the end

will the bones that we break
one day be healed?

how can we
know what happens next
when you reach the point of questioning
everything
when all that's left (i'm all that's left)
when all that's left

when does your faith break

is there a price to pay
for wanting to know the truth
is there a price to pay


how can we
know what happens next
when you reach the point of questioning
everything
what will it cost?
what will you pay?
to know the truth

this won't define me
this won't define who i am
this won't define me
Track Name: Letting Go (FT. Pablo Viveros of Chelsea Grin)
I will tear down these walls
that were put up for me
road block after road block
won't stop me

i won't burn the bridges
i will blow them up
I will shatter whatever is
put in front of me
i won't burn the bridges
i will blow them up
no one can stop me

It's all a game
an illusion of safe
i've never been real clear
but i know where to go from here

nothing can stop me
nothing can stop me now

i won't burn the bridges
i will blow them up
everything that's stood in my way
will never stop me again

It's all a game
an illusion of safe
i've never been real clear
but i know where to go from here
with all the hope and all the faith
the fake feeling from within
it rips right through the skin

I've stood at the bottom looking at the top
for far too long
This is my time now
this is my time now
Track Name: From Me To You (FT. Brady Sauvageau)
forgive me please
there's still so much
I have to say
before this desperation
leaves me

there hasn't been a day where
I haven't said your name
and the words you used to write
are etched within my brain
what i'd do just to see those eyes
one last time
and if i tell you everything
will you come back to me

i don't think you will
i don't think you can
i think your finding everything you never
thought you could

so tell me
who are you now

in every situation
i'm longing for your touch
and every sleepless night
i still hope you find your way
and show up at my door
like i have for you
but i know with all thats in me
that it's just a dream

where will you be years from now
in the false embrace of someone you thought you knew
remember those letters
that brought me down to earth
i've read them all
your voice was all i heard

So one more time
i'll wish that you'll come back to me
I promise in time
I can show you everything
from me, to you.
Track Name: Broken
It grabs a hold of you
and never lets you go
It rips and tears at you
and changes who you are
feeling like you left your body
the world you still moving
and everything around looks like a blur
and your heart might jump out of your chest

every day you're looking
you're looking for relief
but only finding
that constant fear,
that constant breaking of your life
every day you try to find solace but
the only thing that comes is
that constant fear.
that constant breaking of your life

feeling as if you left your body
your heart starts to race
always a constant battle
but you know you'll never win
you'll never win

every day you're looking
you're looking for relief
but only finding
that constant fear,
that constant breaking of your life
every day you try to find solace but
the only thing that comes is
that constant fear.
that constant breaking of your life

you can feel it underneath your skin
you feel it piercing right through
your fucking chest

you try to hold on
but it leaves you broken
you lie there broken
your world is broken
Track Name: Mindless
I never thought I'd be. where I am today
I've gone down a different path
than what was laid before me
I've forged my own way
went against the grain
went against everything that taught to me

I've seen how you turn out
when you follow down that path

you're mindless

I'd rather fucking give my life
than to have to live another day
with every lie from everyone
They all say that i've turned my
on everything they've told me
but I just opened my fucking eyes

I was told I could never be anyone if
I don't follow their direction on what life should be
I was told I would never make it anywhere
if i tried
to make it on my own

As I look back on everything I've done
At least I've done that on my own
And though I may be beaten
I couldn't think of any other way
to get to where I am


I've made this on my own