Stranded EP

by A Shark Among Us

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California Sad Boy Hardcore

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released March 28, 2014

A Shark Among Us is: Erick Estrada, Matt Rose, Willy Marquez, David Velazquez, and Jorge A. Castro Jr.

Guest vocals performed by: George Gonzalez, Nico Filoseta, and Timothy Gomez

Instruments Recorded by Chuck Bennett at Crooked Creek Studios:
Guitar Reamping, Vocals, and Mixing/Master done by Erol Ulug at Bright Light Studios.

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Track Name: Breathe
I lost myself in what I thought was home.
I built a fortress I could call all my own.
I told myself I finally found peace.
At least for once, I didn't feel alone.
It felt like I haven't slept in weeks.
I close my eyes, only to see
a different angle only which to perceive
my rendition of the way things should be.
My chest is heavy and I'm struggling to breath.
Long forgotten by those closest to me,
I'm at my end and now I'm down on my knees.
I know its bad but it's just not how it seems.
My chest is heavy (I'm struggling to breathe).
Track Name: Stranded
I'll do my best to paint a picture
to show the way things are
but in my position without a vision
I'm afraid its just too hard.
I can't show the world for what is
or even try to start.
the honest truth's, I'm really lost
and it's tearing me apart.
I stand conflicted by my desire
and what others say is right
but in the end it all depends
on whatever I decide.
I cant see what lies on the path I walk
or on the road advised
and it's killing me (it's killing me)
it's killing me inside.
You force my head underwater
for the fact I'm unsure
I"ll catch my breathe in the breaks
but ill be honest, I'm torn
So this is just the way that things have to be?
out in the open for all them to see
tell me how can you just turn your back
on the person who was there to keep your life in tact
look me in the eyes and honestly say
I wasn't there for you when you needed me
you know you're wrong I see the look on your face
but you're too proud to admit all the mistakes that you made
when its so easy for you to say
I'm the one at fault deserving of blame
you're responsible for your ill intent
and I refuse to let things end this way
If you could lower the wall just to let me in
I know id do my best so we could make amends
you refuse to acknowledge how close you stand to the edge
I can say that i tried with out a doubt in my head
I'm stranded in a place that I don't know
with no idea on how to make it home
the question's even if you want me back
or am I better staying where I'm at
I'll put my best foot forward and try to be sincere
but if you still cant trust me I'll have to make this clear
you're the one that wronged me yet I still turn my cheek
you belittle my actions, and lie through your teeth
I cant stand around to see how it turns out
when you're caught in a corner
and you cant move your mouth
I hope you choke on the words
you used to bring me down
so you can see how it feels to have your life drowned out
I'm aware I'm lost
reluctant to be found
I cant search forever
am I set to drown
if you could lower the wall just to let me in
I know id do my best so we could make amends
you refuse to acknowledge how close you stand to the edge
I can say that i tried with out a doubt in my head
I'm stranded in a place that I don't know
with no idea on how to make it home
I'm stranded in a place that i don't know
with no idea on how to make it home
Track Name: Intentions
How does it look so familiar?
when you haven't been here before?
How can you say you really know me
when we never even met before?
You came to me defenseless begging me to never leave
thinking that I had the answers when you knew how it had to be.
How am I responsible for what I can't control?
you know i did all that i could but that's not enough for you
and i swear i had the best intentions
I swear to god i had the best intentions
you came to me after made you this mess
expect a miracle but brought far less
then get upset when i cant fix whats wrong
regardless if you know its too for gone
what about the times when others offered you their help
just to you have you disregard what you cant do yourself
I'm not the one to favor misfortune on anyone
but you'll get what you deserve when this is said and done
I hope you get what you deserve
I swear to god if i could make things right
I'd give anything to change
I would remove myself from all that hurts my health
refrain from all that's vague
don't say we didn't see this coming
when the problems been there this whole time
we're both aware of what has to happen
I cant promise it'll all be fine
part of me wishes that I wouldn't of met you
just so the thought wouldn't cross my mind
and I'm expected to pick up the pieces
well this is where i have to draw the line
how does it look so familiar
when you haven't been here before
how can you say you really
know me when we never even met before
you came to me after made you this mess
expect a miracle but brought far less
then get upset when i cant fix whats wrong
regardless if you know its too for gone
I swear to god if i could make things right
I"d give anything to change
I would remove myself from all that hurts my health
refrain from all that's vague
all that's vague
Track Name: Regret
I cant stand the thought of losing you
so long before your time
and if i said i needed you
do you think you'd change your mind
I'm sorry but I'm not ready
I'm not sure how ill carry on
I imagine ill be torn and broken
reassure me that I'm strong
tell me there's an after life
and that we'll meet again
so we don't have too worry
and we can rest our heads
all i want is to clear my conscience
but we know how things tend to get
there's nothing more than i feel i need now
I don't wanna know regret
all I want is to say I'm sorry
so you know I recognize I'm wrong
all i want is was to say I love you
why'd it have to take this long
as your eyes grow dim and voice turns feint
its given all I have to show restraint
and even on this ground I hold
I barely stand, exposed and cold
hoping that I'm never told
your bodies parted from its soul
I'd rather have them take me first
than lose the one that brought me home
I'm not even sure what i should expect
its just I've never been acquainted with death
whats worse is i can hear the pace of his feet
matching the rhythm of your heart as it beats
to see you there still and helpless
yet have the nerve to be so selfish
its added strain that fuels your burden
I apologize, I'm so uncertain
what i wouldn't give to be assertive
to speak the truth and ask the purpose
in doing if his plans so perfect
when in my shoes its viewed as worthless
all I want is to clear my conscience
but we know how things tend to get
there's nothing more than i feel i need now
I don't wanna know regret
all I want is to say I'm sorry (say I'm sorry)
so you know I recognize I'm wrong
all I want is was to say i love you (say i love you)
why'd it have to take this long
Track Name: Skindeep
its digging deep in my conscience
seeping in through my skin
my will continues to falter
I'm feeling weak in my limbs
I've become
the man I feared
his face stares back
(stares back from the mirror)
I never planned to be
a fucking hypocrite
I never planned for guilt
to make me feel so sick
it wont leave the room
it wont leave my mind
the thoughts ever present
it wont leave my side
how'd I conceive such hate
when were so alike
whats the point of forgiveness,
I'm numb to the lies
its digging deep in my conscience
seeping in through my skin
my will continues to falter
I'm feeling weak in my limbs
I tell myself its not my fault
and redemption out of reach
I'm placing blame on circumstance
just so i can sleep ( so i can sleep)
I've become
the man i feared
his face stares back
(stares back from the mirror)
I never planned to be
A fucking hypocrite
I never planned for guilt
to make me feel so sick
it wont leave the room
it wont leave my mind
the thoughts ever present
it wont leave my side
how'd i conceive such hate
when were so alike
and whats the point of forgiveness,
I'm numb to the lies
its digging deep in my conscience
seeping in through my skin
my will continues to falter
I'm feeling weak in my limbs
if we're all valued on the wait of our sin
I no longer feel comfortable in my own skin
in my own skin
I feel embarrassed,
nothing short of ashamed
feeling accountable,
harboring blame
enveloped by the thought
its hard to explain
knowing it makes up who I am
and all I knows I'm afraid
uncertainties my guide
its guarding my way
leading me from all that matters
slowly watching it fade
when I should latch on to the message
making sure that its safe
so I can promise to myself
i wont repeat my mistakes
in my skin.............