The Second Phase

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released June 24, 2016

Written by The Second Phase
Produced by Connor Martin and Cam Doner
Mixed and Mastered by Cam Doner
Artwork by Daniel Wagner at D-Dub Designs

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The Second Phase is a metalcore band from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After a number of lineup changes, the band has never been so strong since it's formation in 2010. With influences like Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, Periphery and many more, they strive to challenge themselves, create music that stands out, and put on a killer show. ... more

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Track Name: Hollow Conscience
Drowned out cries in this bottomless sinkhole
Cement shoes dragging myself with them on their torturous journey

With the waters rising
With the waters rising, deliberately and ever so carefully
Inching up towards this immobile self
Frantic screams reduced to nothing
Wounds burning in the salt waters
Suffer the consequences of those before and after
Suffer the consequences

Isolated, the fear inside me gnaws away
The worst of me placed against these fabricated worlds
Placed here to rip myself apart
A fevered dream of mine
The unforgivable astringent nature

Chaos, placidity, one the same of the opposite
A lyrical metaphor of our own personal strife
Averted by, pursued by, filled and emptied
A paradoxical mess that is a definition of our actions
Paralytic; drained & leeched
These dreams of ours become the parasites of our lives

With the waters rising, deliberately and ever so carefully
Inching up towards this immobile self
Screams reduced to nothing


Isolated, the fear inside me gnaws away
The worst of me placed against these fabricated worlds
Placed here to rip myself apart
A fevered dream of mine
and the unforgivable astringent nature of this reality
Paralytic; drained & leeched

These dreams become a parasite
Track Name: Take Back the Light
I can count on not counting on you
I see the apathy building inside
You’ve come to bullshit
Why can’t you realize the depth of your ego?

Loss of ambition
With empty hands, we are plagued without a cause

It’s not hard to understand, we’re always staring at the hour hand
Put things into perspective: what’s our perception of this world around us?
Ignite the fire, the embers will never fade
Are we supposed to feel complete?
Our world is crumbling
Such a waste of a masterpiece
It seems there is no return to our own paradise

I don’t see or feel a light from the coming horizon
Where is the warmth I once felt?
What is this guilt I now feel?
It’s strong, it’s strong
We are all pieces, and the picture we make up is distorted
And it always fucking will be

It’s not hard to understand, we’re always staring at the hour hand
Put things into perspective: what’s our perception of this world around us?
Track Name: Long Days in Sorrow
Look in my eyes what do you fear?

In this verse of time,
We are but memories to our future selves
A growing passiveness, I’m pulled away

Can’t we be free?

Shattered are these dreams,
They’re broken at my feet
Never to be revived

Now it’s all obscured
Drained out by the visions of what this could have been
Now live on drenched in fucking regret

what has be come of this life,
and all of the events that lead up to this failure
Does anybody want to see
The last fragment of this ambit of sanity
dispersing fragments of my sanity

becoming lost in the abyss, of this psychotic fear,
falling towards the unknown,
Now, losing hope and all life, in a psychotic fear,
dragged down farther in this hell.

The nights we’ve laid waste
Stripped of all hope, stripped of all heart
We stood in atrophy with no limit now on what there’s to be
Don’t let these dreams fucking die

I can be free
Letting go

Shattered are these dreams,
I’m broken on my knees
Never to come to life

So clear a path that’s for the new
Though desolate and stark we seem
Look in my eyes, break the lies that we’ve shrouded in fear
Track Name: Constant
My mind stays awake, my body tries to sleep
The act of thinking is too hard to overcome
It brings out the worst in me, the worst in me

My mind's eye blurred beyond compare
What can I do to see through the fragments?
Fragments of my soon to be nightmares
Involuntary nightmares

I swear to know what will become of me (X2)

I’ve been waiting for a break from this overload, in my head
Constant in my eyes, turn around
I’ve been sick at the thought of what the future holds
I can’t wait any longer, the feelings never been stronger
Get out of my head
Thought disappear

Transporter, take me away to a place of total silence
I want to hear and feel the tranquility

It’s just an anomaly; imagination is strong,
Control the feelings deep inside
It’s so tempting, but I will control myself
I will control myself

The day comes to a close,
Churning moving feeling
Don’t let this direct you
You are the king of yourself, the king of yourself


I’ve been waiting for a break from this overload, in my head
Constant in my eyes, turn around
I’ve been sick at the thought of what the future holds
Get out, get out of my head.
I will restore myself
Track Name: Broken Statues
Well it looks like their ears are screwed tight shut,
With the look on their faces like they don’t give a fuck
The world we live in has tainted their minds
To believe the same stupid lies
Told time after time

I want to have hope this world will one day change
But it’s impossible with all of these broken statues
Standing tall all up over you
Now I’m here to tell some truth

You are who you are so don’t fuck with it
Shut out what you’ve heard, don’t think solely through the mirror

These days are in need of serious change,
Look across the world we live in
We are here to make our voices loud
So don’t jump into the maws of this hell

Couldn’t there be something waiting to thrive
Caged inside and you won’t let it out
Stop pretending what you aren’t
This life wants you and all of you to thrive


These days are in need of serious change,
Look across the world we live in
We are here to make our voices loud
So don’t jump into the maws of this hell

Be the one to let yourself go
Look to them and say I won’t follow you
There is no template for your own life

Stop pretending to be what you aren’t
This life wants you and only the real you
To thrive
You are who you are, so don’t fuck with it
Track Name: Endeavours
An abscess so malign and filled with hate
Merging to who i am, a parasitic symbiosis

Left spent and burnt out, unable to tread any longer
Drowning deep in flames, falling out of connect

With the assurance of this disquietude and dysphoria
becoming dead and stripped of all ambitions and hope

Witness the rise, the triumph of all around me
Letting go, falling into the abyss, saturated in fear

Rage and fear, all factors of this resentment
Nothing can will away my perseverance
Wiping blood sweat and tears, from my eyes and-
Grit my teeth, now set these broken bones back in place.

Nothing left for me,
Though I'm still bound by ties,
To the monster I once was

Parasitic symbiosis

With the assurance of this disquietude and dysphoria
Becoming dead and stripped of all ambitions and now all hope


Drowning deep in flames, this hell
falling out of connect with myself

The coward’s tale is one i will never heed
trampled over left behind and hung up to bleed
Persevering, never yielding, it won’t stop me
Breaking through the lies to set myself straight.

A parasitic degradative cyst, merging to who i am
A parasitic degradative cyst, becoming all i know

Rage and fear, all factors of this resentment
Nothing can will away my perseverance
Wiping blood sweat and tears, from my eyes and-
Grit my teeth, now set these broken bones back in place

A parasitic symbiosis; degradative, hateful cyst