Our Best Hope

by Cyril the Wolf

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1.
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
2.
05:36
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
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05:07
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?
4.
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
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08:04
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)
7.
04:12
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
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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
9.
04:18
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?
10.
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

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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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