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    Protean Collective's January 14, 2014 full length album "The Red and The Grey"

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lyrics

Blameless for your broken heart and panicked state,
You'll hate us because you've always tried but failed
To fight rejection by projecting that you're someone else
In a different scene-
Pretend that loneliness won't eat you up and spit you out
Like some sick tragedy;
Well I've seen through it all.

Now your mind is made up, you'll try to walk before you crawl
And no one will stop you at all.
You feel your heart is racing
And feel you're backed against a wall,
Exposed for all to see
How I climbed to this, and it's a miracle if you'd care.
I climbed to this, and no one could stop me there but it's time to go

Hate us because you always tried but failed
To be perfection in a microscope reflection
Of the world as you want it to be;
Your dedication to overcoming all your limitations is plain to see,
But still it seems you're losing velocity.

And now your mind is changing-
Not confident but afraid to fall
(Though sure they won't miss you at all).
You see your hands are shaking,
And you'll run scared before us all,
Exposed for all to see
How I climbed to this, but it's a miracle if you'd care, and it's time to go

I know all about you.
I watched the times you fled.
I won't leave without you-
I wish I could extend my arms out wide to catch your fall and say
"There's time to fail"

Broken dreams and panicked states;
These fictions wrought from former mistakes
Define the end in which you believe.
Acrophobic insecurities won't hold you back
If you believe that I'm the friend you need me to be.

And if you make the climb alone,
You'll find the end you expected to see.
Take my hand; it's waiting to pull you up with me.

I climbed to this and it's a miracle if you'd care, but it's time to go

credits

from The Red and the Grey, released January 14, 2014
Graham Bacher- Vocals and Guitar
Steph Goyer- Guitar
Dan Ehramjian- Bass
Matt Zappa- Drums

Produced by Protean Collective
Engineered by Graham Bacher and Steph Goyer at Squid Hell Studio and TREMENDOUS Endeavor Studio
Mixed by André Alvinzi at Fascination Street Studios
Mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios

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