Keep Myself From Sinking

by Halcyon Days

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1.
Awakening 02:43
AWAKENING run in circles align with the lies question your own existence with days passing by erase all doubt in your mind enjoy the silence the wind in your hair your time is soon up it will end in despair forget all you knew it was just a test your drug cant compare to the rest you saved my world before cause when i saw your face you lit up my eyes then came that sweet embrace could honestly feel my soul and i can still remember that day like it was yesterday i finally found my way back home face the facts you got nothing to lose questioned your own existence three weeks with a noose cleared out the fight in your spine enjoy the chaos the loss of your fear your time is soon up it will end in despair the poison inside can’t compare to the dread of love lost in ruins tortured and misled you thought you had it all you saved my world before forever floating shores caught in the atmosphere bound to the endless lair down in the Blackest Hole i've come to save you all but you're all dead and gone shine bright, now take me home cause when I saw your face you lit up my eyes then came that sweet embrace could honestly feel my soul and i’ll always remember that day like it was yesterday i finally found my way back home i found my way back home
2.
HANDS OF TIME we bury the truth we hide from ourselves you're digging so deep just so you'll live with yourself were heading for seas where clarity is sound to hunt for our guilt and have it tortured and bound tortured and bound my capsized heart and my broken lungs im tied to an anchor drowning in blood we twist and turn until our hearts will stop it's time to drop the act it’s flawed my capsized heart and my broken lungs im tied to an anchor drowning in blood my frozen bones and blackened eyes the walls are closing in this is my last goodbye lost in the dark alone no one to take me home the only place i know i rather die than go the hands of time have turned burn burn burn my capsized heart and my broken lungs im tied to an anchor drowning in blood burn burn burn my own blood burn burn burn my own blood
3.
Shadows 03:32
SHADOWS my head is spinning it’s out of control please release me can’t take no more forever the target always watching my back try to keep my eyes open but it all turns to black i’m chasing shadows i’m chasing a ghost you’ll always remind me of what i want most i think it’s best we parted ways every day and every night i’m choking on the emptiness it’s draining my lungs stuck in a pattern of mischief this is not who i want to be i think it’s best we parted ways i'm moving on from former days head is spinning i’m out of control please release me can’t take no more chasing a shadow chasing a ghost always remind me of what I love most i think it’s best we parted ways and every day every night choking on the emptiness it’s draining my lungs stuck in a pattern of mischief this is not who i want to be i think it’s best we parted ways in moving on from former days walk on there is no time to turn in the end we are all born to burn every day and every night i’m choking on the emptiness it’s draining my lungs every day and every night i think it’s best we parted ways i'm Moving on from former days
4.
COLLAPSING WALLS broken bones and shattered hearts there’s more beneath the surface it's tearing us apart, wouldn't call em lies only memories misread it's easier to give up, make it stop maybe we're better off dead? when it all comes crashing down in the end just wanna lay alone in my bed you are the judge you are the jury you are the executioner i am the shadow in the mist searching for a light to guide my way as i stumble through this darkness in disarray always one step behind never letting you shine didn’t ask for much just to care about us i'm out of my head i am what i am just a grain of sand just a drop in the sea nothing special about me i am what i am just a spark from the flame just a gust of wind it's my nature, my sin i am breaking bones, shattering hearts then back to start, not learning the life i lead will always end up burning the life i lead will always end up burning collapsing walls will always be my searching for a light to guide my way as I stumble through this darkness in disarray always one step behind never letting me shine didn’t ask for much just to care about us you are the executioner i am the shadow in the mist i am what i am just a grain of sand just a drop in the sea nothing special about me i am what i am just a spark from the flame just a gust of wind it's my nature, my sin i am breaking bones, shattering hearts then back to start, not learning the life i lead will always end up burning the life i lead will always end up burning collapsing walls will always be my burden
5.
KEEP MYSELF FROM SINKING pulling me down pulling me down to the ground im gasping for air living a lie days, weeks and years go by your past will catch up in the end recovered all the pieces buried six feet underneath the chain was broken my eyes were opened i finally felt free but even though my grief is gone the pain inside me still holds on im drowning in my own deceit there’s no redemption for the weak washed out lives lost inside poor disguised bloodshot eyes i feel the waves puncture my lungs while the anchor is pulling me down down down as paralysis hits my spine my spirit breaks, I know it’s time i’ll never make it out alive recovered all the pieces buried six feet underneath the chain was broken my eyes were opened i finally felt free but even though my grief is gone the pain inside me still holds on i’m drowning in my own deceit there’s no redemption for the weak i feel the waves puncture my lungs while the anchor is pulling me down down down as paralysis hits my spine my spirit breaks, for the last time i’ll never make it out alive shoot for the stars just let me fly shoot for the stars i lived through the lies
6.
COLLECTING SCARS you dragged yourself through broken glass your state of mind had come to pass gave up on all that mattered most locked up inside became a ghost hung up on family and shut out friends is this really how it should end? prepare for impact your going down your left in limbo, left to drown drink up your poison a demon inside feeds on your fears drink up your poison voices inside are screaming your not needed here just needed time just needed space to push yourself back into place cause giving up is not in you always come back always pull through i know the struggle i get it's hard leap from the edge, gain a new start face the challenge outrun the storm leave the shadows cherish the new roads drink up your poison the demon inside feeds on your fears drink up your poison voices inside are screaming your not needed here even if you don’t believe i care for you don't feel deceived i wrote these songs for me to cope to learn from my mistakes and grow and even though I got these scars incisions deep within my heart i truly hope that you achieve all of your wishes and your dreams the final sunset end of the line you were in limbo and out of time now you know
7.
Sleepwalking 03:29
SLEEPWALKING won’t waste away no losing sleep i’m back again back on my feet been running for to long i am coming home to disconnect the broken record that plays suffering songs now I can finally breathe i can be at peace stumbling through darkness weakness exposed suffering in silence cold and alone pick your poison feed your fears pull yourself together stop shedding tears rest in pieces just Run along time to be selfish time to move on rest in pieces with time and space it gets so easy to forget new ones around you that will take away your breath (everlost, everlost) surround yourself with those who see that gives you strength and clarity reclaim the throne out from the dark respond At any cost stumbling through the darkness weakness exposed suffering in silence cold and alone rest in pieces with time and space it gets so easy to forget new ones around you that will take away your breath (everlost, everlost) surround yourself with those who see that gives you strength and clarity reclaim the throne out from the dark respond At any cost fill my lungs with air and show me how to cope with this, i choke i cannot eat i cannot sleep just bash my head against the wall i'm on my knees, pleading please, relieve me of this pain with hope of better days, that’s all it takes get on your feet rest in pieces just run along time to be selfish time to move on
8.
Better Days 03:40
BETTER DAYS forgive me for my absence forgive my misery forgive all my distractions forgive my self-pity with both my hands around your throat it's time for me to let you go the fears have gone no longer here the pain i wore to much to bear done shedding tears done wasting time done talking shit that's out of line i'm moving onto my new path i’m paving way for greener grass please forgive me for my absence the hands of time has set me free brothers please forgive all my distractions i'm back to finally be me i've had my ups i've had ny downs the latter almost drew me mad you picked me up from down below my brothers never let me go i’m grateful for your patience and your humanity i can always count on you to be there when i need you to support me just that you care is enough the road is cleared of all debris the fear and hate have left from me i'm moving on to better days without you here i’d lost my way i’d lost my way please forgive me for my absence the hands of time has set me free brothers please forgive all my distractions i'm back to finally be me the road is cleared of all debris the fear and hate have left from me i'm moving on to better days without you here i’d lost my way i’d lost my way
9.
Face Exposed 03:13
FACE EXPOSED get out of my space allow me to breath staring me down with those blackened eyes why should I bother with your hypocrisy when you won’t understand that trust goes both ways growing up you never did lack of respect for so called friends someplace I gotta draw the line there's to much anger and so much hate behind your eyes there's no regret to say your sorry that you did wrong does not exist in your vocabulary i´d rather die than be like you i'd rather die you won't keep quiet never think about the things you say you won't keep quiet please use your fucking brain silence until you need a favor again then lashing out when people don’t give in to your bullshit you seem awfully quiet once again what happened to caring for family and friends? i’d rather die than be like you i’d rather die you won't keep quiet never think about the things you say you won't keep quiet please use your fucking brain use your fucking brain

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released November 5, 2021

all tracks written, composed and produced by Halcyon Days except track 2
also produced by Daniel Bergstrand at Studio 33

vocals, guitars, bass and drums recorded at Halcyon Days HQ and Studio 33

lyrics by Robbe Madsen
vocal production by Robbe Madsen and Daniel Bergstrand

guitars, bass, vocals and drums edited by Daniel Bergstrand and Fredrik Thordendal at Studio 33
vocals and drums produced, recorded and engineered by Daniel Bergstrand at Studio 33

musical assistance and post-production by Lars Bjerke at Lars Bjerke Studio

reamped, mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd at Henrik Udd Recording Studios
artwork, layout by Pedro Alves

Robbe Madsen - lead vocals
André Sørensen - guitars, backing Vocals
Steffen Johansen - bass, backing Vocals
Ulrik Linstad - guitars, backing Vocals
Eirik Løvås Bjerke - drums, backing Vocals

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"KEEP MYSELF FROM SINKING" out 5/11/21 on Indie Recordings

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