What Kind of Mind​.​.​.

by BRIGHTENER

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'What Kind of Mind...' addresses the mental instabilities and self reflections that can either make us or break us. The mind can either be a beautiful support system or a terrible weight that pulls the conscience down.

You must elect yourself to determine what state of mind you think you deserve.

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released May 19, 2014

Thanks to Rohan at Broken Sound Studios, Sonny Truelove, Chris Benny, FaithLoveHope Promotions and the fans/friends that have supported us in our development as a band.

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Track Name: Faultfinder (Eleanor)
I am a spoilt mind, a selfish heart. With a liar's grin and the eyes of a deserted child.
Neglecting the world around me, an exhibition of mortality, I'm waiting for the day I'm challenged with my life.

But until then, I'll take this life for granted, knowing a humble being deserves it more.
I am a spoilt heart and a selfish mind, with a liar's grin.
Make me sick, fill me with dread, provide me with a life of torment, and help me understand I am worth my life.
Make me sick, fill me with dread, provide me with a life or torment, and help me understand I'm worth my life.
I'm blessed with a beautiful life.
I am worth the life I lead.

But there is middle ground between blessed and cursed. I'm lost in between.
And I really hate the fact that I can't explain to you why I feel so unclean.
I've always been a patient man, but a man can only bear so much.
Leave me to my own devices, I'll return as me. And I will one day see:
It is such a beautiful thing to breathe in life,
It's a beautiful thing to see you smile,
It's a beautiful thing to live above ground,
It's a beautiful thing to live.
Track Name: I Am Gifted with Patience
I turn my eyes and ears to the sound and sight of failure all the time, I don't know why.
It seems the less they try the further they will get, while we're stuck with our own deceptive smiles. It's not alright.
It's time to think "let's settle for second best… or maybe less."
But it doesn't make sense.

Why do we settle for coal, when there's gold in our sights? In our hearts and minds?
There's nowhere to go but forward with both feet. Just come with me.

We know when our search becomes worth it, but nothing seems to fit.
It's like we'll never make it.
Forgotten by people along the way, even though they clearly promised that they would stay.
There's nothing left to chase, I want to leave this place.
But wait, just breathe one more time.
You're dreams haven't hit the end of the line.
Just trust me and time.
You're halfway, so you've got halfway to go.
Just stick with what you already know, and your dream will grow.

Why do we settle for coal, when there's gold in our sights? In our hearts and minds?
There's nowhere to go but forward with both feet. Just come with me.

Count on me to build you up, til you've reached the top.
Count on me to build you up, til you've reached the top, til you've given this all you've got.
I know you'll make me proud.

Why do we settle for coal, when there's gold in our sights? In our hearts and minds?
There's nowhere to go but forward with both feet. Just come with me.
Track Name: A Failure's Attempt
My dearest family, I just want clarity.
Why is the bond slowly falling apart?
Don't try and lie to me, I'm all alone you see.
I don't know why you ran away.

It seems as though you've got no fucking love to give.
And it feels like life has given me no time to live.
And when I emerge from a string of pointless days,
I ask myself why I crawled out in the first place.
Escaping my reality was a circumstance I refused to find myself in.
But thanks to you, I'm afraid to face my family.

It makes me sick to wonder how you can always give up on us, to be such a highpoint in my life,
And disappear before my eyes. It makes me sick to know I'm still here for you,
Knowing one day you're gonna need it.
My dearest family, I need security.
I pray your hands lay my head to rest.

A broken path, a failure's attempt at salvaging life rafts, that buried themselves past
Hopeful revival, you ruined all that we had.
No point in trying, it's obvious you can't.

You're running in circles around the rings in the trees.
Track Name: Leech
I tried to take three steps outside, but I recoiled in shame.
As my empathy grew, I deteriorated.
I'll never be the same.

I got so lost trying to be a hero, that I forgot to save myself.
But since I'm worthless, I find solace in knowing I could save...
Somebody else.

I would give my life to make sure that they stayed.
So forgive me, when I fall into your arms and dismiss my earthly surroundings.

I've marked out lines upon my chest to show the world the absence
Of the part of me that keeps me alive and above.
If you never see me again, just know I gave my heart away
To a million people thinking of stopping theirs.
Track Name: (Un)Luckiest Child
Did someone turn off the lights? I can't even see my feet.
The smell of hate lingers in the air as I wander through this street.
I hope mum and dad don't find out, I've been lost here for hours.
In this place I can be alone, I can finally shower.

The bruises and scratches that decorate my face,
Are from the hands of the same people that call me a fucking disgrace.
It's so hard to believe that there's a god watching over us.
They're destroying what I live for, and whom I dearly trust.

We need a mother, we need a father.
Not two prison guards who think it's their job to harm us.
We're fighting for our lives, it's not getting better.
What gives you the right to drop your kids?
Watch them shatter.

I can see him counting down to his last breath.
He's getting worse.
His head starts to fill with doubt, and he's afraid to cry out.
He then closed his eyes for the last time.

Oh brother, why did you decide to leave?
Was death better than to endure reality?
I hope they see the royal mess that they made of me,
And the remains of the golden boy who protected me.
Mum and dad, you accepted responsibility,
But now it's me, sitting here feeling guilty.
How does it feel to have two kids, so strong and bright,
And only be able to tuck one in at night?

I promise I'll be who you'll never be,
A father who loves his family more than anything.
I'll raise my kids to help damaged people like you,
'Cause I know you're lost, you just need someone to see you through.
I pray that you come good, for my brother's sake.
He was the lord's, he was never fucking yours to take.
I may forgive you one day, it'll have to wait.
I'm busy building a life, free of violence and hate.
So this is goodbye, hopefully for a long time.
Track Name: Hypocrite
I watched the shoreline recede,
Before the tidal wave consumed me.
Eaten by an ocean of bodies,
And taken to depths I fear.

What kind of mind, am I burdened by?
One that keeps me prisoner to the thoughts of others.
One that keeps me prisoner to myself.

Heart races, knees tremble, lungs shiver, sight blurs.

I promised to keep you by my side, but I lost you out at sea.
I never want you to watch me, as I struggle to fucking breathe.

Heart races, knees tremble, lungs shiver, eyesight blurs.

Like trapped game, I fear for my life.
This man has been cornered.
Even in disguise, I'm doomed to decay.

Even in disguise, I'm doomed to decay.
So please, open me up, remove my soul,
And please send me on my way.