Against The Grain

by Kill the Alarm

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C.T. & Knee Been listening to KTA for, God, six, maybe seven, years now. Never disappoints. Not even once. Favorite track: The Only One.
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released May 10, 2011

Produced by Garen Gueyikian
Mixed by Kyle Kelso
Mastered by Matt Agoglia

All songs written by Garen Gueyikian
except Not the Same, written by Garen Gueyikian & Wes Hutchinson

Vocals, guitars, piano: Garen Gueyikian
Bass: Jon Cornell
Drums, percussion: Kenny Aronoff
Guitars: Kyle Kelso
Guitars: Kyle Paas
Keys: Tim Lauer
Strings on Not the Only One: Stevie Black
Drums on Not the Same: Brian Shanley
Art direction: Alex Lerian
Drums recorded by: Steve Churchyard
Vocal editing: Marc Lacuesta

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Track Name: Don't Run Away
Baby come over, come close and tell me what’s on your mind
We can get over anything in good time
Stack up the issues, piled up so high
I stood outside, waiting for your red lights to change
Caught in a landslide, I’d still yell out your name
We push our limits to the limit
Pulling ourselves deeper down in it
Don’t let go, don’t let go, don’t let go

Don’t run away
You can run but never hide the pain
When your heart keeps racing but you can’t keep up the chasin’
Don’t turn your back on us
Follow me
I will teach you how to live life free
Come on baby we’re addicted
Me and you we’re on a mission
Don’t turn your back on us

Baby look out there, we got the whole world to explore
Let’s do it together, figure out what’s in store
Learn to be reborn, Learn to be complete
Don’t let go, don’t let go, don’t let go

Don’t run away
You can run but never hide the pain
When your heart keeps racing but you can’t keep up the chasin’
Don’t turn your back on us
Follow me
I will teach you how to live life free
Come on baby we’re addicted
Me and you we’re on a mission
Don’t turn your back on us

Come on baby reach up just a little bit higher
(higher, higher)
Grab a hold I won’t let go
Don’t look down just keep on climbing
(climbing)
When your at the top you’ll know
‘Cause I’ll be right here

Don’t run
Don’t run
When your heart
Don’t turn your back on us
Follow me
I will teach you how to live life free
Come on baby we’re addicted
Me and you we’re on a mission
Don’t turn your back on us
Track Name: Begin Again
I wish I could bottle up this feeling
Send it down the river
I wish I had the words to say
I’d come up with something clever
I wish I could move and go unnoticed
Not so plain to see
Like a picture out of focus
Though it’s right in front of me

How do I face another day when I can’t take it?
How do I turn another page when I’m faking?
How do I package up the pain when I can’t shake it?
It’s over now
How do I begin again?

I haven’t always been this bitter
I haven’t always loved the rain
I used to sit and watch the sunset ‘til it rose up again
People passing by me now
I’m lost out in the crowd
I’m not asking for a second back
I just want a way out

How do I face another day when I can’t take it?
How do I turn another page when I’m faking?
How do I package up the pain when I can’t shake it?
It’s over now
How do I begin again?

It’s been a hard fought battle
Don’t want to quit while I’m behind
Pouring salt in all my open wounds
I’m cut back down to size

How do I face another day when I can’t take it?
How do I turn another page when I’m faking?
How do I package up the pain when I can’t shake it?
It’s over now
How do I begin again?
How do I never fall apart when I’m breaking?
How do I catch a falling star when I’m through chasing?
Somebody point me to the start
In case it’s not over now
How do I begin again?
Track Name: The Only One
Just when you think you know
What the problem is
Your inner monologue is starting to show
You don’t notice
Run out of alibis
Own up to it

But you know you can’t
Need a change of plans
You fall to pieces
Now you know

Backed up against the wall
Surrounded
Nothing’s ever made you feel so small
So grounded, you wanna fly

But you know you can’t
Need a change of plans
You fall behind
Now you know

Don’t run from yourself
Wish you were somewhere else
Hold your head high
Going against the grain and every promise

But you know you can’t
Need a change of plans
You fall to pieces
Now you know
Track Name: Against The Grain
Just when you think you know
What the problem is
Your inner monologue is starting to show
You don’t notice
Run out of alibis
Own up to it

But you know you can’t
Need a change of plans
You fall to pieces
Now you know

Backed up against the wall
Surrounded
Nothing’s ever made you feel so small
So grounded, you wanna fly

But you know you can’t
Need a change of plans
You fall behind
Now you know

Don’t run from yourself
Wish you were somewhere else
Hold your head high
Going against the grain and every promise

But you know you can’t
Need a change of plans
You fall to pieces
Now you know
Track Name: Not The Same
So much left to say between me and you
Or am I lying to myself?
Chasing out of time, blinding city lights
Trying to find somebody else
But everyone around me now
Is just a faceless crowd

When you’re not here
I am not the same
I shouldda never let you go
Now it’s too late, it’s too late
Now you’re gone
And I’m moving on
But it’s not the same

Feelings rushing back under the overpass
This time I’m walking by myself
Yeah you an me were thick as thieves
Sometimes it’s not meant to be
Indifference surrounds me now
It’s getting way too loud

When you’re not here
I am not the same
I shouldda never let you go
Now it’s too late, it’s too late
Now you’re gone
And I’m moving on
But it’s not the same

Everyone I see
Keeps reminding me
Everywhere I go
Indifference surrounds me now
It’s getting way too loud