Withstand

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released March 25, 2020

Engineered, Recorded, and Mixed by Thomas Costello. (He wants to record your music. Find him here: instagram.com/sometribe )

Mastered by Will Killingsworth (DeadAirStudios.com)

Withstand is Alan Popoli, Scott Muir, and Trevor Machinia.

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Withstand Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philly-based 3-piece hardcore formed in 2018.

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Track Name: Intro
Pain, searing pain erase my sight
Flesh dissolving in the heat of blinding light
Pierce my skull with precision
Enduring the scalpel probing
The blunt force of sacrifice
As the test of living evolves
What can we withstand?
Track Name: Stress Response
Fight or flight
Lethargy spreads like ink as it pulls you into its well
Dulling your nerves with the black discontent of life
Trying to inch towards freedom
Self control elusive
the discipline the will to persevere
In a moment of weakness
I could surrender under its weight
We give it up to let go
Give up to let go

As I drown I expel what consumes me
Fight or flight
The fight to abstain the need to remain
Fight or flight

Life in the shadow of the man I want to be
Death has the upper hand, he whispers over me
Lie down, lie down
Lie down, lie down
Lie down, lie down
Succumb

Striving to see the path before me in the fading light
In these times of desperation i feel the demonic sedative
Seducing me
I feel the noose’s rough weave cutting into my flesh
Choking in the fog, numbing, stifling
I feel it reach into me tearing out what’s left

As I drown I expel what consumes me
Fight or flight
The fight to abstain, the need to remain
Fight or flight
As I drown I expel what consumes me
Fight or flight
The fight to abstain, the need to remain
Fight or flight

Lie down, lie down
Lie down, lie down

Guideless and drifting, my eyes begin to close
Thoughtless awaken rage
Negate the pull of death
Focus this hatred

Fight or flight
Track Name: Disengage
The measure of progression standardless
Untethered from the past
Floating irreversibly unmoored yet yearning for more
The framework of understanding
The language of the living
Discarded sacred canopy
Shattered or merely bent
Social capital overdraft
Retreat into our homes
Empty streets groan

Hollow hearts, hollow minds
Behind closed doors
Interaction abandoned, exchanged
When right and wrong are one
What should be mourned
The place where joy and sorrow bind

Blind guides on power trips
Soulless, narcissistic
We respond with isolation
Solipsists, conscienceless
Consciousness led to
The place where joy and sorrow bind

Complacent detachment
Can we erase this consequence
Strive to bridge experience
For meaning, for purpose for consequence
Complacent detachment
Can we erase this
Complacent detachment
How can we avoid the consequence

Are we creating
Are we creating
Heaven or hell
Heaven or hell

Are we creating heaven or hell
Track Name: Lines
To wish a child goodnight
To trust your words
To close your eyes in faith
That you will survive

Drowning in the ink black
No light no map
No way out but through
Options removed long ago
Forced to follow an instinct
Past life memory, some push
Too tired to stand alone
Skin acts as a bag just
Holding something that’s broken
Bones worn to fine dust
Will puppeteering flesh that’s
Long since cracked and torn

Taking a breath just to feel that
something is still working
Taking a step just to find if
Something keeps you moving
To gain nothing but a restful night
Everything has been left
To win nothing but not have to hide
There is no price too high
Taking a breath just to feel that
Something is still working
Taking a step just to find that
Something keeps you moving

It’s not for you
There is no choice

It’s not for you
It’s not your life, you don’t know horror
It’s not for you
It’s not your life, you don’t know horror
There is no choice
It’s not for you
It’s not your life, you don’t know horror
It’s not for you
It’s not your life, you don’t know horror
There is no choice

You demonize the same hand
You wish would reach out
You demonize the same hand
You wish would reach out
Let your ego die
Track Name: Thresh
One motion to send its bloated greedy corpse to the ground
To tear and split
To decompose and finally sprout
Some new form of life

To grow something new
Shedding old skin expanding the lines
Fearlessly climb sword in hand
Tear it down to find…
Leaving old ways that poisoned our minds
Fighting old battles
Destiny calls to us

A new place to begin
Life that we always hoped to find
To hold up honesty
Free from the power of oppression greed and lust

To grow something new
No need to be less than what we can
To feed a new life where no blood will spill again
Instinct restrained as we mold the new way
To be not to take not to crush

Build. create. Nothing’s in our way.
Build. create. Nothing’s in our way.
Build. create. Nothing’s in our way.
Build. create. Nothing’s in our way.

A new place to begin
Life that we always hoped to find
To hold up honesty
Free from the power of oppression greed and lust

Forget the gold toothed grins, they’re all dust now
Cut the rungs off the ladder

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