Short of Breath

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Recorded in 12 hours straight at Middle Coast Studios in Dallas TX with Dylan Russell

Daniel Hawkins - Guitar and Vocals
Cody Bradley - Guitar
Devin Henderson - Bass Guitar
Micah Rios - Drums


Running through a labyrinth
In the darkest corners of the mind
No joy, no pain, no anything

The sun doesn't shine
In the vacuum of time
Just loneliness, just emptiness
And how the road lines fade into the black of the night

Going nowhere
The sinking feeling
The void
Emptiness, It bears down on him
With the weight of

And I suppose he thinks
That his demons will relent
But the door is closing
and the picture is fading out

The emptiness is suffocating

Now a choice must be made
to sink or crawl out
of the hole he's trapped in
but the walls are closing

And so he takes a deep breath
puts away all regret
from the blood, tears, and sweat
comes the trembling first step

And as he's breaking out
He sees a hand that's reaching down
And as the sun begins to rise
He feels no passing of the time

"Son, you'll never learn, you'll never be on your own..."
"...but I don't feel alive, am I just wasting time?"


from Life of a Renegade, released April 25, 2013



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