A Life Exceptional

by Craving Strange

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released February 8, 2014

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Craving Strange Amityville, New York

Craving Strange (the NY rockers that mix the sounds of bands like Foo Fighters, Anberlin, and Buckcherry) is a band on the rise, a band to watch, and when given an opportunity, a band that will knock it out of the park.

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Track Name: Dirty Rock
Round and round it’s all she knows, play the part of being used
The more she hides the more I show, I want to be abused by you

Her body’s like an undertow, drowning everything in me
The way she moves the way she knows, everything I need

This night she shines like diamonds
So fine, so high, so alive

I fall down, but only cause I’m wasted
I’m so down with everything she’s taking
It’s like the more you break me, the more I like to take on

Round and round it’s all a show, I’m the one that’s being used
Her scars are just the afterglow, of living on a fuse
Track Name: Your Last Day Alive
Got a pocket full of hope but there’s a hole in my jeans
That I put there on purpose cause you can’t believe in anything
There’s sex, death, and maybe some love between
The shit you can buy and the shit you think you need

Headed for the undertow, don’t go under let it go
Reaching for the light
Living in a photograph, wont move forward can’t go back
Time to live it like
Your last day alive

For a time we walk around and try to follow a dream
Then our minds’ get all infected by the things that we see
All the sex, death, and a pill that cures everything
Don’t take it with water cause the water’s now unhealthy

Headed for the undertow, don’t go under let it go
Reaching for the light
Living in a photograph, wont move forward can’t go back
Time to live it like
Your last day alive

Headed for the undertow, don’t go under let it go
Reaching for the light
Living in a photograph won’t move forward can’t go back
Time to live it like
Your last day alive
Track Name: Here & Gone
Follow the sound, footsteps on the ground, lead to your elusive heart
Not for good but for now, you’ll stick around, just till the beating starts
Your past a bitter taste, your last was just a waste of your time
Now it’s burning, burning in the fireplace a picture of
The last face you used to love
Now you’re learning you’re learning
It’s a lonely way of saying

When it feels like it’ll be alright to belong again, you’ll be gone
When it feels right, it’s a green light, to move on again
Here and gone

Unburied and loud, you’re leading me now, to your elusive heart
So good and so loud, the feeling and sounds, until the beating starts
Your past swept away your chance to ever change your life
But you learned it you learned it
It’s a lonely way of saying

When it feels like it’ll be alright to belong again, you’ll be gone
When it feels right, it’s a green light, to move on again
Here and gone
Track Name: A Life Exceptional
Absolution, caught a ride
Disillusioned, with this life
Revolution, takes it's time, resolution

I know that we can live a life exceptional
I know that memory can change a lie
I know that if I ever have the chance I'll be everything that you are not

Everyday when we wake up
Everyday will we choose our lives
Will we live in black or white, will we fear the afterlife
or will we find there's more to life

Execution, of a lie
Retribution, for my life
Prostitution, of the mind, Revolution

I know that we can live a life exceptional
I know that memory can change a lie
I know that if I ever have the chance I'll be everything that you are not

Everyday when we wake up
Everyday will we choose our lives
Will we live in black or white, will we fear the afterlife
or will we find there's more to life

Now I scream my heart out trying to find you
but you'll never change your mind
I can't belong to someone like you
when I'm everything you're not
Track Name: Do You Remember
Strung out for the hell of it, numbs out all the emptiness
You’re all talked out and want to be alone
It’s time to pick out a page that’s empty, try to fill it with truth and life
Looking always for something that inspires

Do you even, do you even remember, the things that you said
The way that we laughed
Do you even, do you even remember, the way it began
The way it begins

Locked into your head again, pressing play on your medicine
While you search for a line, that’ll pull you home
Try to pick out a space that’s empty, free from anything that reminds
Only wanna see something that inspires

Do you even, do you even remember, the things that you said
The way that we laughed
Do you even, do you even remember, the way it began
The way it begins

Do you even, do you even remember, the things that you said
The way that we laughed
Do you even, do you even remember, the way it began
The way it begins

I don’t want I don’t wanna spend all my life,
Wondering if I missed a chance to make things right
God I know that I really want to see you again
I know it’s hard so hard sometimes in this life
To find a reason to believe and keep this fight
Let it be that I really wanna see you again

Do you even, do you even remember, the things that you said
The way that we laughed
Do you even, do you even remember, the way it began
This is the end
Track Name: Break The Skin
I’ve realized, they're caving in
these walls are high and we can't get around them

I see you’re eyes, they break the skin
they look inside, and see exactly who I've been

We keep ourselves from shedding skin
We build our cells it's where the end begins

To lose ourselves we call it sin
We make our hell then pray for redemption

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh

We run so hard to end up where we started
Why we can't belong unless we're brokenhearted
Tortured by the you the me and what I see
while looking in the mirror

I realize, they're caving in
these walls are high and we can't get around them

I see you’re eyes, they break the skin
they look inside

they see exactly who I've been
Track Name: More Than Myself
I didn't want to drag this out,
but we're leaning and there's no way down
I should've thought of that before
But I didn't so forget it we'll just have to learn to fly

I had a bit of bad advice
I listened to it once or twice
I know I should've put you down
but when I did I couldn't quit unless I found a place to hide

I pretend, every time I’m forced to look into myself
I pretend that I could be someone, anybody
I hide everything about me anything that I see
till I believe my eyes, eyes do you see what I see
Anything that makes me more than myself

I didn't mean to let you down,
it's kinda how it all turned out
I wish it could've worked this time
but it didn't and we did it so we have to live the lie
I thought about it once or twice,
a bridge that could've made this right
I know I could've put it out
but I didn't cause I lit it so I had to burn it down
Track Name: Denial
Another shot to make you strong
A sober night to shake it off
Another night to make it all, feel so exciting

A hard kiss can start a fire, but where it is can make you high
You never miss when it's inside
it's so inviting

Over and over I watch you again, I want to be closer

Denial, caught between the lines
Denial, caught me by surprise

Another night can change it all
Where we lie is where we fall
One more brick to make a wall
So much for finding out

Another night for you to cry, another night to say good bye
One more night is one more lie, it's so defining

Over and over I watch you again, I want to be closer

Denial, caught between the lines
Denial, caught me by surprise

Over and over I watch you again, I want to be closer

We try hoping one night, to decide, hoping one night we cry hoping one night is enough
We lie hoping one night, we deny hoping one night, still we try knowing one night’s not enough

Over and over I watch you again, I want to be closer
Track Name: Incomplete
I never gave you much, I never gave you love
I never gave enough for you to be the way you want
I let you give your heart; I let you give it all
But then I watched you break while I stayed safe alone

Say a prayer for me
Cause I'm left incomplete I need

one heart to give me up
one lie to make me tough
one night with you's too much cause you change me
when we touched

I told you all along, that I was not the one
I had to make it tough for you, to keep me in your arms
and now it breaks my heart, I guess I should've known
instead I watched you break while I stayed safe alone

Say a prayer for me
Cause I'm left incomplete I need

one heart to give me up
one lie to make me tough
one night with you's too much cause you change me
when we touched
if I could see you now, I know you'd never let me live it down
the way I'm broken now I’m broken and changed

it really breaks my heart
Track Name: Would You Do The Same
I've seen you pray, Our Father
Would you do the same for me, would you do the same
I've seen you hate, it's harder
would you do the same for me, would you do the same

When where you lay is where you lie
the lines on your face give it away
when words are games that you deny
you show just who you are

Blur out these lines
Hide what's inside

I've seen you pray, Our Father
Would you do the same for me, would you do the same
I've seen you hate, it's harder
would you do the same for me, would you do the same

When what you mean in laid aside
Suddenly safe when your reply's your armor
Another key to keep and hide
Until we break apart

Blur out these lines
Hide what's inside

I've seen you pray, Our Father
Would you do the same for me, would you do the same
I've seen you hate, it's harder
would you do the same for me, would you do the same