Darker Times

by 18 MILES

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released February 16, 2013

Perspective Records

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18 MILES Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Spawned from the muddy and windy Netherlands, 5 piece hardcore band 18 MILES is raging with their own furious, hard-hitting twist of modern hardcore. Known for their pumping energy and positive message 18 MILES has been breaking stages since 2010 all across Europe.
With their third record “Revive” dropping, 18 MILES brings a new dimension to hardcore as you’ve known it.
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Track Name: No Guts
Big mouth, big words, no guts
You think you got it all but you suck
Think twice before you act
The jokes on you when I react

My patience's running out

Look me in the fucking eye
There's nothing left inside me

Big mouth, big words, no guts
You think you got it all but you suck
Think twice before you act
The jokes on you when I react
Track Name: Hollow
One group one heart, we feel every pulse

We have always been there
Been here for you
To catch you from falling
Time and time again
You've had so many chances
And everytime we've let you in
All I see is disrespect
You don't deserve this friendship
You only know what you had when it's gone

We stand strong
With or without you
Can't you see the mess you made
That's taking all of us?
Fake bitch you have no heart
Finally for everyone to see
That you don't care about your friends
Breaking trust is breaking hearts

Youʼre fucking hollow
My lessons learned, I won't trust you again

I hope you rot in your STD's
Just fucking choke on all your cruelties
Your apologies don't mean shit
You'd do it over again, fucking hypocrite
We'll stand strong
Weʼre better of without you
Better off without you fucking snake
Your life was a fucking mistake

Fake bitch you're left alone
None of us will ever fall again for your lies
I donʼt care if you learned your lesson
Fucking filth you're not part of us anymore
Track Name: Die Strong
STD's like a fucking trend
I guess it's part of banging eachothers 'friends'
Nothing but diseases you spread
I guess I should call you rats

They all have their opinions
but no one dares to step in front
They all have their opinions
but no one dares to step in front

Stand strong, die strong
This world is full of cowards, their words are synced
Stand strong, die strong
You don't need anyone to approve what you think

If you are standing alone
Then so fucking be it
Hold your ground
Make 'em fucking beat it
Never step aside
Take this fucking fight
Let no one else take control,
Over your life

You are fucking weak, you can't stand up for yourself
Say what you mean or for once mean what you say
You are pigs fighting for your own grace,
Trust is nothing but a word when words mean nothing

STD's like a fucking trend
I guess it's part of banging eachothers 'friends'
Nothing but diseases you spread
I guess I should call you rats

They all have their opinions
but no one dares to step in front
They all have their opinions
but no have dares to step in front

Fight for nothing but yourself
You egocentric bastard
Fight for nothing but yourself
Fucking piece of shit

You call it friends I call it a cohesion of traitors
Blamed for being fake by the fakers
Hypocrites hanging out with the same
they we're talking 'bout yesterday

When will this ever end?
Someone you can't trust is not a friend
Track Name: Pirates
They call us pirates
While they're taking our freedom
This time, this world we live in
This is fucking censory

Greedy hands choke to conservate

This ocean, you can't rule it
This is not a democracy anymore
Trying to conservate, but you can't get us back in time by cutting our freedom

Lock us in, lock us in
Take the wind out of our sails
Squeeze the air out of the lungs of our freedom
Stomp the throat of progression

You canʼt stop this fleet
Track Name: Broken Homes
An empty house that echoes my memories
The walls and ceilings are closing me in
Fading screams whistle through my head
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to go

Bring me back to where it all began
A simple life without a single doubt
I can't imagine to wake up carefree
The past is nothing but a dreamy memory

This place, once used to be warm
Used to keep us safe and secure

I'm losing everything as I'm and standing by
I've watched everything fall to pieces
But all these memories I carry with me
Lead me back to here:

An empty house that echoes my memories
The walls and ceilings are closing me in
Fading screams whistle through my head
Nowhere to hide, nowhere to go

'cause I lost everything I used to know
Where's the heart when you don't have a home?
We've lost grip, let it slip, nothing left to get on to
Is this the end or a brand new start?

Years have past, we've rebuild from nothing
Back on track but I remember everything
I realize time has never stopped
'cause now I'm lost in the streets where I grew up
This a part of me that made me a man
And I'm glad to be the person I am

But my memories remain
And the echoes, they will sustain
I've seen it all slip in front of my eyes
And so I watched it die

No words, only tears and silence
This broken home buries broken hearts
Everything that we've been fighting for
Rests without peace in this broken home
Track Name: Pushing Forward
Pushing forward, pushing forward
You got to do what you got to do
Pushing forward, pushing forward
Do anything to set this trough

I passed weeks without a good night of sleep
'Fought to make things right, now I'm only further into deep
My best intentions going straight for my knees
As a consequence of what I have become

My mind is blank and my body's tired
Covered in scratches but my heart's on fire
I know there's nothing to life for
But to fight for what you love

No one can ever stop me
No one can ever take this away from me
No one can ever prove me wrong

I WILL TAKE THIS TO MY FUCKING GRAVE

These choices are made for myself
I don't need any surroundings
I will live with the mess I make
But I will die with the best memories
Track Name: Moving On
I take a look in the mirror
All I see is what is real
This is reality
The only thing that doesn't lie to me

This is me, this is where I stand
And I don't want to be here
I'm fighting, I'm fighting
To get out of this shit

Another day to fucking waste
Not this time, not ever again
I'm moving on I am no longer standing still

All these years thrown away
All these chances I fucked up
Let me start over again
I know what's worth it

If Iʼd had to, I'd leave everything behind
Everything, everything that I know

This is me, this is where I stand
And I don't want to be here
I'm fighting, I'm fighting
To get out of this shit
This is me, this is where I stand
And I don't want to be here
But from today Iʼm moving on
Track Name: For Better For Worse
For better for worse
You got my back, you got my word
I'm with you in this fight
And I'll never leave your side

For every war that comes on our path
Through any depths and over any heights

Never forget these words: I'd give my life for you

In my darkest days and my coldest nights
You kept me warm and gave me light

All these times when I was down
You got me right back off the ground
All this time you've been my guide
You made me conquer my heaviest fight

GO
WE STAND AS ONE

This is no charity
This is brothership
We stand as one, you better know who you're fucking with
Track Name: Counterwise
All these times, wasted tries
Of keeping the pas alive
Wake from your youth, open your eyes
All this time you've fallen behind
Let it go, step away
'cause the heart's no longer beating
No one gives a fuck but you
You're the only one that's bleeding

I've been watching you fuel this battle
And I know that you gave it all
But ask yourself, what's worth it
To hold someone that doesn't want to be hold?

Let it go
You're locked in by yourself but you don't want to believe it
Step away
'cause the heart's no longer beating

You're standing
still While the world is moving underneath your feet
The clock keeps ticking
But you're forcing the arrows counterwise
Track Name: Boundaries
Brainwashed in fear
To focus on a plan B
Did you forget
Where your head was used to wander
At night, tucked in,
Right before you fall asleep?
When did you die son?
When did your dreams die?

Note to self: Never back down
Cause I refuse to be like you:
A barricade of fear
Fed by dying dreams

Break it down
I face my obstacles and burn 'em to the ground
This time I won't let go
Open up
The barriers and make your footsteps sound
Sustaining until my heart is fading out

You were always there digging up the worst in me
You were always there for me to fuck things up
I've shut my eyes for far too long
Now it's time for me to face my faults

Seal your lips
Don't tell me how to live my life
You gave up everything, just to fit in
I am sick of you, convinced of being right
This time I'll wait my turn
One day you'll find yourself

I know one day youʼll find yourself

Note to self: Never back down
No boundaries can hold me back
Track Name: Darker Times
Facing defeat
I spit in its face and turn my back
Walk it off
'cause I refuse to stop after all I've done
Close the door
'cause I'm not about to leave yet
You better get used to me
'cause I will never stop

Darker times
There will be light again
Buried in despite
But you will rise again

If there's one thing that I've learned
It's not to give up
Take responsibilty
It's time to get up

Listen close
'cause I know you can hear me
Wherever you are
I've been there just like you
Tangled up in darker times
But weeping resolves nothing
It's all up to yourself
So make the fucking best of it

Get off your knees
Your cries are pointless
If you stay down
This will never change
If there's one thing I've learned
It's not to give up
Take responsibilty

KEEP YOUR FUCKING HEAD UP

This wave of setbacks ends here.