The Good Fight

by Buried Cities

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released December 18, 2015

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Buried Cities Austin, Texas

Buried Cities was formed in 2010, then known as Revenants with an additional 5th member. In 2013 they became a four piece and changed their name to Buried Cities. Buried Cities now has two European tours under their belt and has released two full length albums, a split 7" and a 12" split. Buried Cities is best known for their anthemic vocal melodies and high energy live shows. ... more

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Track Name: Bottled Up
Can't find the truth in the moment anymore
And I'm fucking sick of all my lies
I'm face to face with a choice I've faced before
Don't know if I should run or fight

Every time I wanna find a reason for it all
I lose the meaning in my songs
Even though I recognize the climb before the fall
Still don't know where I belong

I'll burn up from both ends
Until all that's left is a flame
And I'll dissolve into descent
Until no one remembers my name

Can't bottle up all the things I don't want to feel
They're piling up with nowhere to go
I'm suffocating on the words that I don't spill
Gotta spit em out before I choke

But they're filling up and over flowing out of me
Spilling out like a riot in the streets
Can't let it all keep building up inside
Gotta let it out before I die

I'll burn up from both ends
Until all that's left is a flame
And I'll dissolve into descent
Until no one remembers my name

As my face loses it's shape
I can't see my reflection as me
My sense of self begins to fade
And I'm forgotten like a dream
Track Name: Homestretch
I've found my place
But I somehow knew it all along
I found my way
Followed the light guiding me home
Without a trace
I'll vanish swiftly into thin air
No saving grace
I'll be gone without a care

Forget about me
Cause I'm moving down the line
Letting go of yesterday
Soon will come my time
It's not thatfar away
and I will take
No weight
With me to the end

I've fallen again
And I'm not trying to get up
Giving in
Staying stuck here in this rut
Until I'm born again
Maybe next time I won't fuck it up
But until then
Leave my bones buried in the mud

Forget about me
Cause I'm moving down the line
Letting go of yesterday
Soon will come my time
It's not too far away
and I will take
No weight
With me to the end
Track Name: Hold Fast
My hands are rubbed raw trying to keep a grip
And they're covered in blood and they're covered in shit
And it never seems to wash off no matter how hot this water gets

And my eyes are so red that it's all I see
This voice in my head is fucking screaming at me
And it never seems to ever fucking sleep

I don't know
I don't know
Where I'll be tomorrow
I don't know, I don't know
Track Name: In The Wake
I've been down before
But not like this
Though I know it's nothing more
Then what it's always been

A fleeting
Moment in time
Just passing by
As the seconds die

And when it goes
No shape is shown
And when it's done
It's fucking done

No Holding out, no holding on
No waiting round' for that time to come

But don't let it go without asking
You'll never know if you were right or wrong
And if you hope that you're passed it
Then it wasn't there all along

And now I'm up
Like I've never been before
Though I know the time will come
When I'm left wanting more

Cause it'll go
In a matter of time
Like it did before
Just passing by

And when it goes
No shape is shown
And when it's done
It's fucking done

No Holding out, no holding on
No waiting round' for that time to come

I never noticed it passing
Until it was already gone
And in the wake of it's absence
I learned to carry on

One by one they slipped away
Seconds into minutes into days
As they fade and wash away
I question all the choices that I made
But the answers that I seek
Are never that easy to reach

So I won't hold out
I won't hold on

I found my balance but still I know
I could fall unless I take it slow
So I'll take my time with me
And use it wisely as I go
Track Name: Until Now
Until now
I wanted a way out
But when I found one
I turned away

I thought there was nothing
That could save me
But it ain't too late
To start again

And until now
I was waiting
For the worst of things
To drag me down

But when they found me
I faced them
They challenged me
And I cut them down

I don't know how
Things got this way
But what I know is things are bound to change
Things gotta change
I don't know how I got this far
But I'm here to stay and I ain't goin away
At least not today

Until now
I thought I made it
Had the world within
Within my reach

But when I grabbed it
It started fading
And my clenched fist
Is what was left

And until now
Didn't think I'd make it
But then I found
What it took

So I will carry on
I will stay strong
Even after all
My strength is gone

I don't know how
Things got this way
But what I know is things just gotta change
Things are bound to change
I don't know how I got this far
But I'm here to stay and I ain't goin away
At least not today

Until now
I didn't think I had it
I let myself believe
It wasn't there

But when I saw it
I reached out and grabbed it
And It changed me
and I held it close

And Until now
I fought my way out
When I felt surrounded
And I felt defeated

But then I realized
I was winning
And it a lot felt like
Being young
Track Name: Four Walls
These four walls look just like hell
Another moment and I'm screaming in this cell
Another cog stuck in the wheel
And this machine
Keeps on turning

It's another wasted day
Another moment slips away
We're doing time
In these prisons of our mind
And now you'll never get out alive

I wanna burn this world to the ground
Strike the match
And we'll leave without a sound
Cause you know it'll never change
Crooks and politicians still playing the same game

It's another wasted day
Another moment slips away
We're doing time
In these prisons of our mind
And now you'll never get out alive

It's just a fucking wasted day
Just another wasted day
We're doing time
In these prisons of our minds
Now you'll never get out alive
Track Name: Wasteland
This life I lead
Won't get the best of me
Not before I've said my piece
And had my fill

Cause there's a fire in me
Burning deep
It grows violently
Keeps me from feeling weak

I'm failing to see
(now I'm failing to see)
What grows from the seeds of deceit
(that hope grows from deceit)
Or am I just to blind to see
(now I'm too blind to see)
It's time that weighs on me

The suffering in me
Hasn't got me beat
I tries and tries to keep
Me from being free

But the hope in me
Won't let me taste defeat
It grows endlessly
Keeps me off my knees

I'm failing to see
(now I'm failing to see)
What grows from the seeds of deceit
(that hope grows from deceit)
Or am I just to blind to see
(now I'm too blind to see)
It's time that weighs on me
Track Name: Focus
You never really know where it's coming from until it's already here
The feeling like you've been beat into the ground and everything you think you know disappears
But will I let it break me down?
Can I stand up from the ground?
And in this moment
I will know it
and I can

Can't take my life from me
If it was all I had to give
And if it I lost anyway
Then it wasn't my time to live
But ya know
I'd come back and try it all again

And on my second time around
I'd put it all on the line
Make sure to take it all
Leave nothing out to dry
Cause you know
Time is just one more thing we waste

All I ever I thought I would amount to be was nothing more then an empty dream
But I chased it down until I found it wasn't the dream for me
If I let it die right here
Is it still alive somewhere?
And in this moment
I will know it
And I can

And I know I lost my way
But it'll find me again
When the time is right when the world is wrong
When the worst thoughts settle in
Then I'll know
All I am is what I'll always be

And then I'll never need to wonder again
Whats the worst that could happen to me
Self doubt finding it's way in
Is as bad as bad can be
But ya know
I don't want to let me down again

Now that I've been down every road I know wasn't paved for me
I find comfort living in this moment of clarity
But what will happen when it fades?
Will a new one come my way?
And this moment
Is golden
And I can
Focus
Track Name: Level Out
Crash ready now as I embrace the day
I keep my hands held steady and my head on straight
And I wander through the streets in the the city at night
Until it seems to me all in the world is right
Then I fall through the cracks that split my mind
And separate me from the city that I'm leaving behind
As I look back now at what it did to me
I see it set aside the worst of what was soon to be

But it's a long way to go before we break through the atmosphere
But we're off and when the end of the journey is near
We'll greet death with a gift of smiles and tears
But it's still a long way to go

Running now with the speed of a bullet
Can't slow down caught in the movement
Firing on all cylinders now
The speed is catching up to me I'm burning out
As the trail I left goes up in smoke
I know the only thing that to stop me is if throttle chokes

And it's a long way to go before we crash through the atmospehere
But our descent has begun and the end of the journey I fear
In time will come and we'll greet it with smiles and tears
But it's still a long way to go

We'll level out
Track Name: No True Victory
Sun went down
Too slow tonight
To let the moon shine in

Still
I walked
On
All throughout the night

And I
Will hold
This blinding light as it glows
But if it fades
And retreats
Can I beat my greatest enemy

Once
I found
What
It was
I was looking
For
I swore
To
Never let it go and

In this moment
I felt relief
But knew it wouldn't last
Fell victim to
Signs of grief
As the moment passed

And so
Unfolds
It's been hiding all along

In a place
Unseen
On a road that leads to no true victory

So I
Will go
Down this winding road alone
And I will take
With me
Nothing but my broken memory

Words unspoke
I silently made it through the night alone
My fate unknown

Bonds unbroke
Slipping into distant misery
And left to fight it on my own
Track Name: Restless
A new day hits
Just like a punch right to the face
It's another 24 and it's a brand new bitter taste
I'm feeling restless now
I'm bored again
Gotta find a new place
That I ain't ever been

I'm wearing out
I'm wearing thin
I'm throwing caution
To the wind

I've seen every inch of this town
There's nothing new
Locked in this cage again
And I'm coming unglued
Gotta find a new path
Gotta pave a new road
Cause I'll spend my dying breath
Digging out of this fucking hole

I'm wearing out
I'm wearing thin
I'm throwing caution
To the wind

I'm breaking out
I'm breaking in
Been feeling restless
All over again
Track Name: The Good Fight
Can't remember what was said
So I'll make it up instead
Let the good fight begin
And maybe soon we'll see it's end
Make a last stand for the truth
Cause it's all I ever knew
It's never black and white to me
I see the colors in between

Yea I'll go
Even if I go alone

Once more into the fray
Into the last good fight I'll ever know
Live and die on this day
Live or die on this day

There's a time and a place
But I can't wait and I don't know where it is
I'll live or die either way
Live or die either way

Yea I'll go
Even if I go alone
And I know
These wars are never won
But I'll go
Even if I go alone
And I hope you know
I'll carry on