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Back Diamonds In The Rough
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
1. Demons (6:12)
2. Girl I Know (4:24)
3. Crossroads (4:30)
4. Flash Of The Blade (4:02)
5. Until The End (4:45)
6. Tension (4:51)
7. Walk (5:21)
8. The Fight (4:07)
9. Dancing Dead (5:49)
10. Almost Easy (CLA Mix)
11. Afterlife (Alternate Version)
LIVE IN THE LBC
1. Intro (0:56)
2. Critical Acclaim (6:06)
3. Second Heartbeat (5:07)
4. Afterlife (7:33)
5. Beast And The Harlot (6:00
6. Scream (6:24)
7. Seize The Day (7:55)
8. Walk (2:12)
9. Bat Country (6:01)
10. Almost Easy (5:38)
11. Gunslinger (4:30)
12. Unholy Confessions (7:25)
13. A Little Piece Of Heaven (10:56)

01 DEMONS

(6:12)

I've been thinking lots about my life and
How quick I'd wash it down the drain
Past tense the future, nothing matters now
I act on my own and I'm to blame
Living's a wicked dream, where things turn out all wrong
We're all so weak, no matter how strong, yeah

I tried running away from me
Convince me that I've grown, but I can't
Change so unnaturally, demons they follow me
I quit running away from me
Convinced that I have grown, but found out
All my reasons for insanity, all a part of me

I don't like that you're calling me a liar
I don't like that you found out I'm a snake
Been sneaking around for far too long now
I don't like how fast my intentions fade
Karma has beat me down, the worst is yet to come
Many mistakes and still I'm so young, yeah

I tried running away from me
Convince me that I've grown, but I can't
Change so unnaturally, demons they follow me
I quit running away from me
Convinced that I have grown, but found out
All my reasons for insanity, all a part of me

I can't count how many times
Awakened in fear, nightly
Palms sweating
Dreams of promises I've made
To no one but myself
Have been crushed daily

Don't lend me your hand
I can't trust myself
So how can you trust me

We've all made selfish bad decisions
We've all tried dishing out the blame
Convinced ourselves of our own actions
My problem is I'll never change
Been dealt some good cards that I'll fold before it's time
Can't promise you that it's my last time, yeah

I tried running away from me
Convince me that I've grown, but I can't
Change so unnaturally, demons they follow me
I quit running away from me
Convinced that I have grown, but found out
All my reasons for insanity, all a part of me

Friends won't help you now
Hope lost, gone too far
(Oh oh oh oh)
Prayers won't help you now
Hope lost, gone too far
(Oh oh oh oh)

I'm scarred, yeah
Demons they follow me, cause my insanity
I'm scarred, yeah
Demons they follow me, cause my insanity
I'm scarred, yeah
Demons they follow me, cause my insanity
I'm scarred, yeah
Demons they follow me, cause my insanity

Demons they follow me, cause my insanity
Demons they follow me, cause my insanity

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02 GIRL I KNOW

(4:24)

Let me tell ya bout a girl I know
That comes alive when you take off her clothes
There's no tellin just where she's been
Ask around but no one seems to know, yeah

Late at night when you're looking for sin
Call her up and she'll lay down the law
You can't trust her cause she'll lie to your face
But that's not why you gave her a call

You're waste deep inside
The lust and burning desire

We've all been more than eager to sin
And it feels alright, 'til we pay the price
Now you choose either naughty or nice
Cause she's here for you, it's all yours tonight
You won't believe the stories I've been told
About a girl I know

Another thing about this girl I know
She's more comfortable down on her knees
Went to school, got a job, and then she shot into hell
All cause she's born to please, yeah

Don't get her mixed up cause she knows what she likes
Can tell the difference between right and wrong
She knows you're watching every one of her moves
Just more reason to string you along, yeah

You're waste deep inside
The lust and burning desire

We've all been more than eager to sin
And it feels alright, 'til we pay the price
Now you choose either naughty or nice
Cause she's here for you, it's all yours tonight
You won't believe the stories I've been told
About a girl I know

The first times hard enough
But you made it through
The seconds time I see the changes in you
She's got you somehow
You're needing her now, yeah

We've all been more than eager to sin
And it feels alright, 'til we pay the price
Now you choose either naughty or nice
Cause she's here for you
It's all yours tonight
You won't believe the stories I've been told
About a girl I know

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03 CROSSROADS

(4:30)

I've been traveling for so long
So lost 'til I stumbled upon
Two roads in front of me, I had to take my time
To the right I could see a church
I took a step in that direction first
But to the left there was a watering hole
Where they were whiskey drunk
And now that's where I wanna pray

The fight down here goes on and on

If I was perfect then this would be easy
Either road is plausible on both I could drown
I walk through the center with no rules to guide me
I realize it's difficult but now I can see

There's gotta be another way to go
A way that's much more feasible
A combination of both these lives
A central path without choosing a side
I make decisions one at a time
And no I never say I'm always right
I'm confident that when I stand on my own
You'll see the truest form of a man when I'm shining through

The fight down here goes on and on

If I was perfect then this would be easy
Either road is plausible on both I could drown
I walk through the center with no rules to guide me
I realize it's difficult but now I can see

Oh, I hear them now, all the religious rhyme
(You're a sin, you're a sin, you're a sinner)

The left isn't better, it's just more of the same
Condemning all these people for what they believe
I'll climb to the top of their mountain again
No harness up to save me this way
And the closer to the top I get
The more they take aim
But I'm not you

I may not be perfect but I've always been true
I may not be worthy in your eyes
Climb up from the bottom for the last time
The last one, the last one, the last time

If I was perfect then this would be easy
Either road is plausible on both I could drown
I walk through the center with no rules to guide me
I realize it's difficult but now I can see, yeah

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04 FLASH OF THE BLADE

(4:02)

As a young boy chasing dragons with your wooden sword so mighty
You're St. George or you're David and you always killed the beast
Times change very quickly and you had to grow up early
A house in smoking ruins and the bodies at your feet

You'll die as you lived in a flash of the blade
In a corner, forgotten away
You lived for the touch, for the feel of the steel
One man, in his honour

The smell of resined leather, the sticky iron mask
As you cut and thrust and parried at the fencing master's call
He taught you all he ever knew, to fear no mortal man
And now you'll reach your vengeance in the screams of evil man.

You'll die as you lived in a flash of the blade
In a corner, forgotten away
You lived for the touch, for the feel of the steel
One man, in his honour

You'll die as you lived in a flash of the blade
In a corner, forgotten away
You lived for the touch, for the feel of the steel
One man, in his honour
You'll die as you lived in a flash of the blade
In a corner, forgotten away
You lived for the touch, for the feel of the steel
One man, in his honour

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05 UNTIL THE END

(4:45)

Weekends on young and angry streets
We meet, drink 'til trouble found us there
Living life as without a care (without a care)
We've had our fights, been black and blue
It's true, I've even gone to jail for you my friends
Bet your life that I'd do it again (I'd do it again)
(Oh, until the end)

Don't change the way you think of me
We're from the same story
Life moves on, can't stay the same
For some of us, I'm worried, yeah

While some have gone their separate ways
There's some still caught up with the past instead
But move on, you're missing most of your life
They say it's hard to stay the same when some fail
While other men seem to gain
But friends, I'll be with you here until the end (Until the end)
(Oh, until the end)

Don't change the way you think of me
We're from the same story
Life moves on, can't stay the same
For some of us, I'm worried

We're all falling forward with no signs of slow
Some moving faster, but that's all that I wanted
I wanted

I know it's hard, it's passing by
Memories, be out all night
So reminisce, won't bring you back
Just look ahead and hold on tight

We're all falling forward with no signs of slow
Some moving faster, and that's all that I wanted
I wanted

Don't change the way you think of me
Oh yeah

Until the end, until the end
Until the end, until the end

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06 TENSION

(4:51)

I wake up every morning, bright and early
Roll out of bed but I'm never quite alone
Tension is pulling me in all directions
And all these problems use me as their own
Sometimes the pressure will just drive you crazy
At any time I could explode
I need some piece of mind, it's got me tired
Don't wanna lose it, but I'm turning down that road

I need a moment cause I've spread myself too thin
We all need a moment in our life
Works hard, the day's too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

I sit in traffic every single morning
Just as I arrive, I'm slaving to the grind
Making the money so I feed my family
But I can't raise them, cause I ain't got the time
I got no free days on my busy schedule
I turn the page and it's the same
Don't like my situation, you don't either
Don't wanna look back scared, I'm working life away

I need a moment cause I've spread myself too thin
We all need a moment in our life
Works hard, the day's too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

But every now and then
I drive alone, an open road
Hot summer day
A gentle breeze that feels alright
All alone

And I can't feel no pain
Only strength, enjoy the sights
I feel alive
Relaxing here just feels alright
Far from home

I need a moment cause I've spread myself too thin
We all need a moment in our life
Works hard, the day's too long
And that's just where it begins
Tension has had us all this time

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07 WALK

(5:21)

Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence
One step from lashing out at you
You want in to get under my skin and call yourself a friend
I've got more friends like you, what do I do

Is there no standard anymore
What it takes, who I am, where I've been, belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

Respect, walk
What did you say
Respect, walk
Are you talking to me
Are you talking to me

Run your mouth when I'm not around
It's easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize
Can you hear the violins playing your song
Those same friends tell me your every word

Is there no standard anymore
What it takes, who I am, where I've been, belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

Respect, walk
What did you say
Respect, walk
Are you talking to me
Respect, walk
What did you say
Respect, walk
Are you talking to me
Are you talking to me
No way punk

Respect, walk
What did you say
Respect, walk
Are you talking to me
Respect, walk
What did you say
Respect, walk
Are you talking to me
Are you talking to me
Walk on home, boy

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08 THE FIGHT

(4:07)

The problem with society's been
How do we teach and if they'll believe
We'll fight this battle for years to come
Til we all accept that we can stand on our own

Grandfather used his hands, he worked them to the bone
(Worked them to the bone)
Provide his family with a happy home, alone

Don't take your aggression out on me
My own man is all I'm meant to be

This common place is so lazy, old, and tired
All your ideas are so fucking uninspired
Takes more than one idea
More than one person to fight the fight
How many times have you taught and not conspired

You don't wanna be, they never say
But don't call us the liars

We've walked these alleys a thousand times
And scattered around a thousand lies
They are trying to hold you down
Your life may be hard, But keep your feet on the ground

Why don't I have the finer things that others have
The chance is there if you want it all that bad
So bad

Don't take your aggression out on me
My own man is all I'm meant to be

This common place is so lazy, old, and tired
All your ideas are so fucking uninspired
Takes more than one idea
More than one person to fight the fight
How many times have you taught and not conspired

Don't try and get me confused
Cause I do understand
And sometimes people need help
That they may need a hand
When this problem's going on

A thing you have to get straight
Is that you don't own my hand
And I don't owe you a thing
So don't think about how sorry you feel
And how you're treated so bad

This common place is so lazy, old, and tired
All your ideas are so fucking uninspired
Takes more than one idea
More than one person to fight the fight
How many times have you taught and not conspired

And as we race we look back and we've come so far
While some may conquer, the others had it so hard
But in this day we just complain while there's no one for us to fight
I guess we're bored and it's how we keep us occupied

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09 DANCING DEAD

(5:49)

Dead men, they celebrate
As the final chapter fades away
Cause they can't hide
We can see their flesh is rotten

The band plays a hopeful tune
The champagne is poured as they socialize
The look in their eyes
Hide in the light

Everything is paid for tonight
While at the party of the dead dancing in their graves
The drinks here are free, so relax
Enjoy the sight of all the dead dancing in their graves
And while the world that they built
Told em to change, Told em to listen
They just kept it the same
And now that midnight has come
I'm in a room watching the dead dancing in their graves

Bones covered up by suits
As the visible scars, they multiply
Kiss it goodbye
Too stubborn and now you're destroyed

Tick, tock
The time bomb has been recognized, been pressurized
Nowhere to hide
Swallowing light

Everything is paid for tonight
While at the party of the dead dancing in their graves
The drinks here are free, so relax
Enjoy the sight of all the dead dancing in their graves
And while the world that they built
Told em to change, Told em to listen
They just kept it the same
And now that midnight has come
I'm in a room watching the dead dancing in their graves

We feel a coming strain
And now it's too late to change

What you want is law
You crowd me with all that you stole
Oh, how the mighty fall
Yeah, yeah yeah

Everything is paid for tonight
While at the party of the dead dancing in their graves
The drinks here are free, so relax
Enjoy the sight of all the dead dancing in their graves
And while the world that they built
Told em to change, Told em to listen
They just kept it the same
And now that midnight has come
I'm in a room watching the dead dancing in their graves

We feel a coming strain
And now it's too late to change
We feel a coming strain
And now it's too late to change
We feel a coming strain
And now it's too late to change
We feel a coming strain
And now it's too late to change

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