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Before, There Was Fear

by Future Scars

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Anthony Rauscher That's right little lady inside my bluetooth headset.. "Maximum Volume. MAXIMUM VOLUME." Favorite track: Before, There Was Fear.
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SW Hannan This album is incredible. At once ethereal, heavy, reflective, and aggressive. The song structures and instrumentation are engaging, creative, and unique (to me anyway.) It is, as so few albums are, fresh and refreshing. Favorite track: Before, There Was Fear.
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released November 16, 2016

Eliza Lutz - Guitar + Vocals
Ben Durfee - Drums
Gunnar Lyon - Bass

© Future Scars LLC 2016
℗ Matron Records LLC 2016
Produced by Future Scars.
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Augustine Oriz at The Decibel Foundry in Santa Fe, NM 2016



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Track Name: Home is Here
Before, there was fear…
Don’t be afraid
Things can be better than ever before
And now
Home is wherever we want it to
Be unafraid of
Things in the dark are not meant to be feared
Even now
Home is right here
Track Name: Before, There Was Fear
Oh how,
How can I stay?
When all else fades
Away from me….

I know I’m not enough
But if strength means not giving up
Then let me start over
And stop holding myself back

We move through life like
Water carries words
If I can’t find a home
The I’ll build one with my tongue

Got a long ways left to go
It’s a long ways till we’re home
But if we hurry now
We’d be missing out on just how
The long road shows
There is more to know
When the short cut breaks
The lessons hidden in the path we take
Just hold on
Don’t be afraid anymore
Things can be better
Track Name: The Weight of What's Left
Alone in the night
A breath so sharp
It cuts through every page

A sorrow so bright
It swallows every word
Worth giving light

Away from these thoughts
A part of this is
Born of my self-hate

Away from the day
Finding room to hide
In so much space

I can’t feel anymore would someone
Tell me this is going to end
I don’t have a better plan
Other than moving forward
Running never makes amends

When the dark enfolds
A hand on half the world
Let the shadows rise
A body broken by its mind

I can’t sleep tonight
In my grief I rejoice
Sadness bears greater joy

If my body breaks
These thoughts like fallen leaves
Heavy limbs hang low
The weight of sorrow you have known

Can you hear me?
My heart is underground
Can you lay low?
Rise underneath before you drown...
Track Name: Good Death
It’s the best time
To take a load off of your mind
Remember that everything’s fine

Make the right choice
And live the life you want to live
Cause living like you’re dying
Is not part of this

Time to move on
And leave the pieces here to rest
Forcing them together
Is what started all of this

Time to let live
And see the hold’s not gonna give
Nothing is left by leaving
Before you descend

No time left to mourn
You’ve been gone so long

Welcome, good death
Cause in the moment
You don’t believe a word I say
Try to convince you
Relent and find your way back to this life
But never again
The others called out
Tried to understand you
For who you were

Welcome, good death
And as we lost hope
For who you were before the fall
It crept in and kept hidden
The light beginning to crack through these walls
It cast a shadow
Over all the lies you told
The lies you wove so high
Where do you lie?

Where are you now?
Who are you now?
Pray for a good death
When nothing is left
Is there no trace?
Of who you were
Of where you’ve gone
A good death will bring you home...