Misconceptions

by Scars Have Faded

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released March 2, 2014

Written and performed by Scars Have Faded
Engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Brad Telfer
Photography by A-Team Photography

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Scars Have Faded is about connection, and making music that is more than just noise - music that has the ability to provoke thought, feeling and a change.

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Track Name: Addiction To Nothingness
Being part of a race gone wrong
Will you conform to the nothingness man has done?
I can see they are losing themselves and falling away
Coming back to what this world continues to say
Being part of a race that has lost direction
Like a child trying to find its way in the dark

Take a step back and look at this needless craving
This is me telling you to think for yourself
To reflect on the 'justification' for every bit
And stop this binding of yourself to regret
This is what you should not forget

What it would mean
To weld back together and make amends
What it would mean to become hope
To a generation committing a suicide
Of the mind

I watch as their poorly built walls around them
Collapse in and close any chance of seeing light
I watch as they bury themselves alive
under the rubble of life
Still they wonder why and refuse to fight

There's been too many crushed from the pain
Of a world continuing to crush the restrained
But I refuse to let these struggles be in vain
To see one more changed
I won't stand by as the
Death toll of the minds continues to rise
I'll scream this 'til my throat bleeds out
Be strong, have heart
Face this addiction to nothingness

I'm fed up with what this world wants us to be
Aren't we meant to be free?
I hope that one day they might think outside of themselves
And meet this with a level head
I can only hope they will eventually see
And prove to themselves that part of this process is dead
After all, you only have yourself to blame
For the character that tries to repress its own shame

Constructed from the calls of a dying world
There's no point in conforming to this toxic mould
Inhaling the ashes of a broken lifestyle
And leaving the embers to fester in the lungs
To breathe for a living dead race
Just a living dead race
Reclaim your mind, there is so much more
There's something in this life worth fighting for

What it would mean
To weld back together and make amends
What it would mean
To become hope
To a generation committing a suicide
What it would mean
To weld back together and make amends
What it would mean
To become hope
To a generation committing a suicide
Of the mind
Track Name: Detriment
Do you remember when we spoke every single day?
How we talked about the things we thought we'd never say?
How we were comfortable together in some unexpected way?
With trust I thought was real, it still went astray

Do you remember when we spoke every single day?
How we talked about the things we thought we'd never say?
How we were comfortable together in some unexpected way?
With trust I thought was real, it still went astray

I gave you my trust and I showed you my heart
Yet you were two faced right from the start
I told you how much it meant after the things I'd been through
Yet you tore the thought of something real straight in two
And now that I've said what I wanted to say to you
The only thing I can hope you'll do
Is think on your mistakes and
Fix yourself

If only I could have known
This would lead to me
Lying awake at night
Only showing signs of life
On the inside
On the inside
Thinking on what could have been

It's like I'm holding my breath until I can't see
Whenever my mind drifts back and relives each bit
Because with this, fate never favoured me
And somehow I knew everything
Might just get worse
Instead of what used to be

If only I could have known
This would lead to me
Lying awake at night
Only showing signs of life
On the inside
On the inside
Thinking on what could have been
Track Name: Vanguard
We're at the front of an army
This is not a message from me
We're at the front of an army
This is not something of me

A fight not of flesh and blood
But a fight of a greater kind
A place I thought I'd never find
A place where I've found my mind

This is not conscription
This is not conformity
This is the war against suffocation
This is my reality

And I won't sell my soul, they're pretty much insane
I'm breaking down these walls, I know I'm not the same
And I can see that I have changed
Their deception in disguise won't be my demise

The weight of the world won't hold us back
Living love will cement over the cracks
And pave the way for a new generation

It's not something of me
We've all been born into a world
That pushes us to the front lines
Of a war waged within the mind
And I know it has seen me fall to my knees
Thinking I wouldn't get back up or move at all
But can't you see?
This new found cause has become everything to me

And I won't sell my soul, they're pretty much insane
I'm breaking down these walls, I know I'm not the same
And I can see that I have changed
Their deception in disguise won't be my demise

Fight off these demons

Give me the strength to act this way
To live out these things that you say
And bring this depression to an end
Track Name: Resonate (feat. Liam Solway)
All your pointless screaming is starting to get to me
It's like your eyes are failing and you can't really see
these things that you voiced and what you could be
what may not be real to you, might just be real to me

Might just be
This was my deadweight snapped free
A man given a chance he never expected to see

And as I resurfaced to this life and re-engaged
I realised why so many more need to question
What we would actually contribute and leave behind
If we did not wage a war against the
fraud and deceit of a world
that causes so much agony to a mind

And this changed me
pulled me from the depths
showed me all the lies
opened up my eyes to the world

You're lost in the smoke
Choking on your false hopes
This is a chance to free yourself
A time to make way for a new motivation
to vindicate thoughts in revelation

And I'll scream there is no finality
to the spirit of these words I know
Changed my mind and reality
And if it happened any other way
I wouldn't know it like I do today

Amidst the wars of your mind
I know that this is mine
I stood before them a broken mind
A man with his heart in his hands

I stood before them a broken mind
I stood before them lost inside
Track Name: The Real Heart (feat. Dan Brown)
To know I could even have that chance
To hold you close and for you to embrace me tighter
I never expected to live this or get out of my trance
Standing here, bleeding emotion out of these eyes

I never thought that you'd be the one to show me why
To solidify all of what this means in my mind
And that our circumstances shouldn't define who we are
And that we know that the heart to pursue isn't so far away

In this life, like sparks we can shine
For only a few moments in the scheme of time
To leave behind a memory of something greater
And to point to something more than a darkened room
Painted with remorse and regret

These seeds I thought I'd never sow
I planted in the love I didn't think I'd find
Now watch them as they grow
How can I undermine the impact I've made
These people live each day, feeling every lie
I won't walk away empty handed this time
And neither will they
No longer orphans left astray

Let me repay you, it can't be for free
There must be a catch
Everything I've been given I've to hand back
You have been the father I never had
But though you have left this still remains
This is life that I've attained

We can't afford to disregard
The means for others to breathe
We can't change this place
Just by thinking on how we want it to be
And I'll never be the same
And I'm not ashamed to say
That you're one of the reasons to blame
You're one of the reasons to blame

Regardless of what we believe in this life
We're all guilty of forgetting the bigger picture
Forgetting we don't have all the time in the world
Time in the world

To bring hope to those who are crying out
Crying out
Crying out
Crying out