Humanity's Toll

by Past Hope

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3-track EP


released December 30, 2016

Past Hope is:
James Austin
Xavier Wilson
Shane Rash
Brendan Jones
Andrew Kisielewski

Recorded and produced by Shane Rash
Drums tracked by Ray Gagliardino at Studio 825

All music and lyrics written and recorded by Past Hope
Painting by Carly Smith
Design by Past Hope



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Track Name: Humanity's Toll
Twist the knife
Hold me close
And let it fucking sink
That this was your attempt at killing off
all that you you created

My fight for your appreciation
My struggle for content
My life has no more meaning
I am lost amongst the rest

as the blood sinks down my chest
And the pain runs from my eyes
Feel the grip of humanity's toll
As I refuse to let you In

Misery will dance her way into my life
She sings my swan song such a perfect demise

I wonder if she ever sees life through my eyes
Hold my hand one last time guide me to the light

Through hate I'll never trust
And I'll never see it right
I live for betrayal and suffering
Because pain has been my life
Track Name: Path Less Traveled
Fade away
I'm losing all of my will to stay here
Make me beg
On my hands and knees I waited
And like a scolded dog
Turned my head from the abuse i'd faced

And I'm losing all my will to live

And I can't seem to understand
Why you'd ever run away
I watched heaven burn
I've watched it fall away

The betrayal by your side
By your light
By your kind

You're trapped spiraled out of control
You see no way out I I pray that you'll let go
When the helpless fills you, consumed by the greed
A narrow minded fuck lying through your teeth, I've grown so sick
So fucking sick so sick and tired of all of this
Nothing left, no one to see the only one who loved you you left

And as I lay, my last dying breath awaiting you, I pray for death

Pray for death

And I've traveled down the road no one wants to walk
I've traveled the darkest days I've seen it all
Godless face, no fucking grace
No one can save me from the hell that I've seen