What Life Remains

by City Of Homes

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Drums recorded with Mitch Cox @ Conclave Studios: New York, NY
Guitars and Bass recorded with Jon Kita @ Mitresquare Sound Design: New York, NY
Vocals for Farewell and The Finding Recorded with Joel Stroetzel @ The Cave: Easthampton, MA
Vocals for Horse To Water, Closure, What Life Remains and Two-Bit Grin recorded with Chris Daniele @ Disappearing Mountian: Easthampton, MA
All songs Mixed and Mastered by Chris "ZEUSS" Harris @ Planet Z Recordings
All songs produced by City of Homes, Co-Produced with Chris Daniele and Mitch Cox
Album cover artwork and logo created by Mike D'Antonio @ Dark Icon Design
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released May 10, 2016

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Track Name: The Finding
On the pyre where I'm bound to burn, I beg the wind to bring my spirit home.
The red light approaches, hope is lost. The flames are fangs upon my neck.

Too long I fought my fates direction. I fought for naught; believed the lies.

My eyes are open for the first time; I'm blinded by the light.
Of everything, I yearn to see. So my eyes will burn.

I march to my damnation. Despite my goodly deeds, I'm the fallen one.
Though my heart has grown heavy, my strength will never falter.
Never so long as there's breath in my lungs.

My eyes are open for the first time; I'm blinded by the light.
Of everything, I yearn to see. So my eyes will burn.

The sins of my life are laid here all to bear. It seems that tonight my end is finally nigh.
My eyes are open. For the first time I am blinded by the light. Nothing's clear, I yearn to see.

The sins of my life are laid here all to bear. It seems that tonight my end is finally nigh.
See my body burn.
Track Name: Horse to Water
Another memory, laid waste by your disrespect!
There's no remedy; not without consequences.

There is no reckoning that'll do you a damn bit of good.

It's clear you haven't a care in the world.
The chaos is never ending, just sorrowed madness in your wake.
Still I pick up the pieces.

There's no forgiving this. I have no choice but to end this (here and now.)

You will not hear the truth, not even when I scream in your face.

See the destruction scattered amidst your wake.
You cannot see. You cannot bleed. You cannot be, you're already dead my love.
It's time for the curtain call my dear, so say goodnight. (So say goodnight!)

Another memory, laid waste by your disrespect. There's no forgiving this.
I have no choice but to end this here and now.

You still don't hear the truth. You cannot be, you cannot see.
You cannot bleed, you're already dead.
Track Name: Closure
My world is gonna change tonight, and as such I'm filled with fear, (and filled with hope!)
So long I've carried all this anguish and regret, on the morrow I will see myself clear!
(Free from it all! Just let it go!)
All the pain and sorrow, (Let it go) All the rage inside my heart, (Let it go)
All the hell I've been through, (Let it go) I cast it down and I cast it aside. (Let it go)
Don't tell me that you sleep at night with those wolves raging in your head.
It's been so long since you could tell the two apart, this is what you dread!

I've been pushed back against the wall, (tonight)
but tonight I'm pushing back (I'm pushing back!)

I cannot see beyond the monster I've created that is me. So tonight, I will tear the whole thing down. Start anew without the darkness binding me; (down no more!)

Nothing to lose and all to gain; it's up to me! (Let it go!)
All this affliction, (Let it go!) and all the sadness held in my arms. (Let it go!)
Every love I've lost; (Let it go!) I set them down and march to my end, (with a smile!)

I've been pushed back against the wall, (tonight)
but tonight I'm pushing back (I'm pushing back!)

I cannot see beyond the monster I've created that is me. So tonight, I will tear the whole thing down. Start anew without the darkness binding me; (down no more!)
Track Name: What Life Remains
This darkness is a poison, cascading all around;
killing most of all my soul through the passing time.
The sorrow is so great in thoughts of life passing by.
There's so much left to do, so much left to say.

How can I love at all if I won't love myself; be me damaged and broken?
Well I remember the tragedies of old; memories of all I yearn to forget.
It's been so long since I could look into myself, and not be filled with regret.

How can I love at all if I won't love myself; even though I am broken,
I will be whole again!

Through the loss, through the strife, I take back what remains of this life.
This mortal coil; a blessed curse. In these shadows I find my worth.

I cannot love at all if I won't love myself; so I'm starting today!
I cannot live this life unless I live it now, and there can be no delay!

Through the loss, through the strife, I take back what remains of this life.
I will be strong. I will not fail. I will not cease.
Track Name: Farewell
I felt you depart beyond the void; your eyes grew dark, my blood ran cold.
I cannot begin to fathom it all. There's so much to say, I never got to say goodbye.

Is this sorrow even real? In my mind I still hear your voice; hear you in my head.
The wheels are turning by in the passing of the times, but still I feel the same.
And through it all, I carry on.

Through every night, and day after day, my worst regret; I never really said goodbye.

How can I see beyond my loss? I hear you still, I know you’re gone.
It's hard for me to bid you fond farewell, when I know I'll never hear your voice
for the rest of my life, until we meet again.

I'm only moving forward because it's clear I've no other choice. I can't alter time.
Believe me, if I could you'd be by side on this night; sharing in my joy.
I can't begin to fathom you're gone, I can't begin to say goodbye.

How can I see beyond my loss? I hear you still, I know you're gone.
It's hard for me to bid you fond farewell, when I know I'll never hear your voice.

If I could alter time, you would still be a light in my life. Through your love I am not alone.
You're here within my heart. (X2)

for the rest of my life, until we meet again.
Track Name: Two-Bit Grin
I'm forced to swallow it and smile; this falsehood haunting every step.
Can't you see that I'm filled to the brim? In forgiveness I am bereft.

These shadows are all that I have left.
Into the night I scream "What have you done to me?"

(In- this - life -) even through sorrow, (I- find - hope -) even in death!
(There - is - more-) than what they're selling. (Find - your - self) Be what you claim to be.

Life's too short to be so fake.
I don't think you're listening. Your words are sickening!

And I will not swallow this and smile. This falsehood will not go unchecked, never again!