Purpose

by Ties

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released January 23, 2016

Vocals: Ashton Satchwell
Guitars/Vocals: Zach Kimmel
Guitars: David Saunders
Bass: Antonio Ubach
Drums: Mark Griffor

Recorded and mixed by Zach Kimmel.
Vocal recording, production and mastering by Ryan Payne at AlmaJane Recording Studio.

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Ties Austin, Texas

Influenced by bands like Hopesfall, Glassjaw, and Thrice, Ties is a group of five friends that have come together to make the music they've always wanted to make.

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Track Name: Come Alive
Going against our very nature, we are ghosts of our future selves who believe that we exist
Conceding that our destinies are chosen, like water we follow the path of least resistance
(Deceived, confused)
Deflated, we see in two dimensions

The span of this moment is your whole life
It is all our lives and what we could ever be

Going against our very nature, we are ghosts of our future selves who believe that we exist
Conceding that our destinies are chosen, like water we follow the path of least resistance
(Deceived, confused)

We can all take refuge,
Find the solace of our consciousness

I’ll take this on
(I won’t waste another second)
I’ve found my truth
(I can’t ever lose this moment)

I've never felt anything so real in my life
I've come alive
Track Name: Spark
It seems that anywhere we will find
Those who revel in the glory of the past
Blind to the forest of the infinite
Focused on the trunk to which they are chained
Miserably unfulfilled until the final breath
Humility comes to all in time, for some it seems only at their death
Each person can change their fate
Restless, minds drift in their sleep
A spark ignites the vestige of light
Awakened, we can resist complacency

It’s time for a change
A plea from a cynic’s heart
That we can find our way out
And forge a new way from the start
We are all waiting on someone else
Saying that we want something new
But feel that we’re crushed by this house of cards
But we could be the wind that blows to bring it down

There needs to be a shift in our thinking
We must find the | power of the collective
These atrocities have | gone on far too long
We must find our hearts

We must heed to our most basic directive
Restore a system based on empathy
Too often we find our words lost on invective
Immune to feeling basic sympathy

We have to learn how to live
We all have something left to give
We can’t deny our history
It shows us life lived selfishly

There needs to be a shift in our thinking
We must find the | power of the collective
These atrocities have | gone on far too long
We must find our hearts
Track Name: A Rising Tide
Disconnected,
I can feel the change
Duality of mind and body
A final split,
This new perspective
My body is empty and weighing me down

I’m afraid that I’ll let go
Leave the safety of your arms
This world is changed, nothing close to
The same that I used to know

So here I am, this sickness is filling my head
I’m losing my grip, I can’t deal with it
Obsession, recycling my dread
But I won’t lay down and let it take me under

I will face my fears, and better myself
This is not the end, but a better beginning

This is not the end

Put down your guns and raise up your voice
Let your heart be the frame, and let your eyes be the lens

I will speak out
Because I know this fight is not my own
This world has changed
But I will make it my own

This night will change everything
I am grounded by this anchor of determination

This night will change everything
Here I’ll stand, firm on the ground
This night will change everything

Passing through every soul I can see
The elegance of harmony is what we all seek

Put down your guns and raise up your voice
Let your heart be the frame, and your eyes be the lens
Track Name: Purpose & Consequence
If you listen close enough
You can almost hear it on the wind
Despair is all around us
The questions remain the same:
What can we do?
What would you give?
It becomes so easy to live this lie

Hold on! Everything is moving too quickly now and we are so far removed
from anything close to what we know as real
Yet our souls crave substance
And we are aware that we are blind
This path followed was not our own

This ancient tree has begun to wither and rot
Fruit slowly decays and falls from it’s limbs
A system of insecurity that’s buried within its roots
Systemic pestilence that’s carried through its arms

I’m beginning to see now
What was clear all along

And we are so far removed
from anything close to what we know as real
Yet our souls crave substance
And we are aware that we are blind
This path followed was not our own

Infinite truth is inside of us all
Gods have no place here
Find perfection in the dissonance
And purpose in the consequence

[Break our lives wide open, and we’ll pull the weeds,
Salt the earth and lay curses on what was to be filled with frailty, doubts and fear.
And that’s the end: Beings of no consequence.]
Track Name: A Way Out
As this conversation starts
The end is already in sight,
This subtle deception is an art,
In which we maintain the black and white

A system
In which we’re all made to fit
Lying to ourselves

To keep things comfortable (Resist the weak)
What will it break? What will it break? My will or these walls?
I want a way out (Follow the strong)
I will leave this prison and all that it represents

Flooding thoughts, swirling emotions
I can feel my rage, as I swim against the current

We all seem to value the wrong things
Choosing sterility over stability
I’d rather burn this all to the ground
Than keep up this goddamn charade

Look back one last time (Resist the weak)
What will it break? What will it break? My will or these walls?
This is my way out (Follow the strong)
I will leave this prison and all that it represents

These moments are what make our souls
We are the products of our principles
How will you live your life? It’s all up to you

Endless hope balanced by a matching fear
I know I won’t go back
But I will say one thing:

Shallow men deserve a shallow grave