Our Best Hope

by Cyril the Wolf

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Aside from falling in love with the sound of a Hammond B3 Organ, I also found a new source of inspiration in the form of Steven Universe, and Undertale also gave me much food for thought. I hope you enjoy this, I tried to make every song a journey from beginning to end, even if it's only a few minutes long...

Special thanks to all my Patrons over at patreon.com/cyrilthewolf who made this possible.

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released July 12, 2016

Album Art - Alyssa Otero
All instruments, vocals & programming except track 10 - Cyril the Wolf

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Cyril the Wolf Allentown, Pennsylvania

Connor Pelkey is a multi-instrumentalist & vocalist who enjoys creating a wide variety of music. Cyril the Wolf primarily focuses on Metal/Hard Rock with a Progressive slant. Lyrics range from thought-provoking to stories from worlds close to home, and far away. ... more

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Track Name: Living Underground
Ages ago there was a world wide war
Monster and Man fought each other
We tried despite our clear disadvantage
We were sealed below their feet

Life in the Underground
There's no hope to be found
I want to see the stars in the sky
I slowly lose the will to survive

Our leader says he has a plan
It's been decades since we were damned
As I watch the years go by
I see more of my brothers die

Life in the Underground
There's no hope to be found
I want to see the stars in the sky
I slowly lose the will to survive
Track Name: Let Her Go
You only have the best in mind
You know the world can be so unkind
Working day and night you don't have time

Do you think she does what you say every minute of every day
Do you think if she's kept busy she'll stay in line

How did you miss it?
Her rose-colored glasses
She doesn't need it!

Chorus
You never thought she'd tell a lie
Though she says a year has gone by
See the conviction in her eyes
Give her a sword to save your lives

Witness her growth, you know what to do
Her needs have changed, and so should you
Let her go, she can take care of herself
You will be there if she need's any help

How did you miss it?
Rose-colored glasses
She doesn't need it!
You have to believe it
How did you miss it?
No longer passive
She's assertive

Chorus

Are you proud of your daughter
She's becoming more than you could've asked for
Now that you've seen what she can do
You need to let your angel spread her wings

Chorus

Just let go and let her try
Track Name: In Pieces
Have you stared into someone's eyes
Only to find your reflection inside
Does that mean nothing else is there
Or are you just a piece of their design

When someone's pieces have been lost
Worn away by the sands of time
Does the tide wash in and leave behind
Another pattern to be ripped away

Actions speak louder than words
But Is there something else I should say?
But you won't leave me when I tell you
you won't let me do this my own way

Chorus

All I ask is for another chance
To live on my own terms again
All I ask is you accept my repentance
Maybe then I'll even forgive myself
You wanted to know what goes on inside of my head
If I knew, I don't know where I'd begin
Before you came along I was trapped and mislead
With only my reflection to keep me from going insane

Chorus

When someone's been left behind
Their pattern has been ripped away
Do the tidal pools keep their reflection
Or do they get lost in the flow of time?
Track Name: Locked in a Cage
Finally you're free to make your own decisions
What do you do now that you're not under control?
The world doesn't make sense because you lack experience
Lashing out against the ones who kept you in control...

All the ones you kept outside
Are trying to keep you alive...
Eyes are dry from tears of rage
But it's time you opened up this cage

You think that you must intervene, taking all the negativity
You're the only thing keeping it under control
Try and see that you're blinded by the reality of life
And the beast is the one keeping you in control

All the times you tried to fly
You were just trapped inside again
Now you're fried no tears to cry
You're trapped inside a beast again
Track Name: A Lost Pearl
Can I live up to my own wild expectations
Be a perfect imprint of those whom I hold dear
Should I give up like I have been told to before
Be like others I know who are ruled by their fears

I'm not who I want to be
I'm Just a shadow following
Dancing behind the scenes
Holding the bad habits I'm borrowing
Please show me

Now that she's gone I'm lost with no light
Still I'm, defined, by another I've clung to

*chorus*

Yes I know that I can change
But old habits just don't fade away
Seems like it's code in my DNA
To let go of my self and simply obey
Don't you see, I'd move on if I could
But when I see a rose I breakdown inside
I may keep it in, but please believe me
I want nothing more than to be by her side

*chorus*

(I'm not who I want to be
I'm just a shadow following)
Track Name: Dad Rock
Take my internal struggles
The pain I dream about
All your little messages
Pound deep within my mind
I just want to please you
Until the blood stops cold inside

I wish that I stopped this before it began
This situation wasn't part of the plan

If you serve too many masters
Suffering will be your way
Strung out in all directions
But you don't have any say...

Broken in the mirror
Face shattered in the dark
Frustration builds anxiety
Your abuse has left it's mark
Room spinning, barely councious
Trailing pieces of my heart
Hopeless tears mix in the blood
this was not clear from the start

Wish I could have stopped this

If you serve too many masters
Suffering will be your way
Strung out in all directions
But you don't have any say

Sweat stings, my eyes
My muscles are tense
Adrenaline flowing
I prepare my defense
Fight, or flight
I'm sick of being under your thumb
Make my escape,
Your torture's made me numb
Track Name: Rose's Rebellion
Millenia in the past humanity had just awoken
An ageless race came to us, who knew our home would be broken
We gladly served our Goddess, upon her throne of rose
The shine in her eyes dimmed, the coming terror undisclosed

"All life deserves a chance”
She cried to diamonds from the sky
They didn’t give us a second glance
She went to war with her own kind

This global Disease was sapient, injecting themselves into the ground
Siphoned the life from our planet, then came death and famine
Apathetic to all the damage, Gods uncaring if we could manage

She couldn’t stand our pain
She leapt to battle, tears in her eyes
Her kin had become monsters
Leaving another species to die
"All life deserves a chance”
She cried to diamonds from the sky
They didn’t give us a second glance
She went to war with her own kind

So began the rebellion

She couldn’t stand our pain
She leapt to battle, tears in her eyes
She saw her own were monsters
Leaving another species to die
The war waged for centuries
They left, the rose shielded mankind
Only a few of her friends survived
To defend our home she stayed behind

There’s no such thing as a good war
Track Name: The Rain
Have you felt the rain?
Beneath layered skys of gray
Have you felt the same ?

Have you felt before?
Or were you too far away?
Deep inside the cage you wore?

Do you find yourself appreciating hell?
Unable to move past your hollow shell.
Slowly you decide to give this world a chance
Slowly you change...

Do you feel like a pawn?
Endangered but forced to stay
Do you feel your life is gone?

Had you shut the door?
Screening out everyway
That you could feel something more?
Track Name: Left Behind (feat. Plastic Cyborg & Rockin' Brony)
You felt left behind
So you kept others down
Tried to fill your empty chest
With what you felt you'd been denied
In the name of equality
You kept yourself above the herd
Your lies spouted from your FountainHead
until they were broken words

Chorus:
If everyone's the same
No one wins the game
You've told yourself
This is how to numb the pain
If everyone's the same
No one wins the game
But the hole in your heart
Will still remain

The world you'd built
Shattered again
Another hole in your heart
Filled with revenge instead of guilt
In the name of equality
You tried to alter history
Ignoring the destruction wrought
Just chaging one small thing

Chorus

Now there's nothing left but dust
There's an angel pleading in your ear
Now only you can save the world
Were you left behind by those you held dear?

If everyone's the same
No one wins the game
You lied to yourself
Only you can take the blame
If everyone's the same
No one wins the game
But if we play along
We can stake our claim