The Person I Chose To Be

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released August 13, 2013

All songs written by Values, Kory Gable & Travis Hill

Recorded at The Looking Glass

Produced by Kory Gable & Travis Hill

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Values Atlanta, Georgia

Passionate, opinionated, heartfelt, honest, no nonsense Pop Punk from "Hate City" Atlanta, GA. If there is something in your life that you love to do more than anything, DO IT. No matter how many people tell you that you can't, or that you will never make it, or that you are no good, keep going in the face of their negativity. Your life is YOUR life.
"Fuck what the doubters say"
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Track Name: ...Just Getting Warmed Up
All of the cliche motivations in the book
Could never amount to the things keeping me going right now
Gone are the days when I accepted excuses
Fair weather friendships, and high school attitudes
Our words, our hearts, for you to take
This is the music we love to make
You can have this life when you pry it from our cold, dead fingers

Abandon ship because this is it
Blood, sweat and tears are what got me through
I swore to God I'd never quit
And I'll die before I let that be untrue
Fuck what the doubters say
I tell myself "I swear I'll never stop"
Because all of those knives in my back feel pretty good up here at the top

Show me a friend and I'll show you a liar, a cheat
They're one and the same
The sad truth is that there isn't a lyric on "Hard Feelings' that can save me now
All I'm needing is closure
To keep my friends close and my enemies closer
To do what I love so I can get closure

Abandon ship because this is it
Blood, sweat and tears are what got me through
I swore to God I'd never quit
And I'll die before I let that be untrue
Fuck what the doubters say
I tell myself "I swear I'll never stop"
Because all of those knives in my back feel pretty good up here at the top

Our words, our hearts for you to take!
This is the music we love to make!
You can have this life when you pry it from our cold, dead fingers!

You know, people who live in glass houses get thrown through fucking windows

Abandon ship because this is it
Blood, sweat and tears are what got me through
I swore to God I'd never quit
And I'll die before I let that be untrue
Fuck what the doubters say
I tell myself "I swear I'll never stop"
Because all of those knives in my back feel pretty good up here at the top
Track Name: For What It's Worth
It was your typical story
Boy meets girl, girl likes boy
He gives himself away too quickly
I thought you were different
I thought things would change
But I was wrong like I always am

I hope you're listening
To every word I say
I hope you're listening!

For what it's worth
I never wanna see you again
You never meant a single thing to me
For what it's worth
The hurt you caused me, I'm over it

I've learned my lesson!

I'm so fortunate to have the friends in my life that I do
They've kept my head up every time that it wants to drop and think about you
I feared the worst, that you were merely using me
And you proved me alright that night I held you in the front seat
Could it be?

I hope you're listening
To every word I say
I hope you're listening!

For what it's worth
I never wanna see you again
You never meant a single thing to me
For what it's worth
The hurt you caused me, I'm over it

I've learned my lesson!

For what it's worth
I never wanna see you again
You never meant a single thing to me
For what it's worth
The hurt you caused me, I'm over it
Don't come around expecting me to just take you back
I'm done with making all the same mistakes
For what it's worth
I never wanna see you again

I've learned my lesson!
Track Name: Knives
You were the only one that I'd let in, no questions asked
How could I have been so careless?
And then you turned around and left me behind when I needed you most
You took the things I told you in the confidence of our friendship
And told anyone who would give you a bit of their time

I've made up my mind
There's no looking back
Thought I'd found in you the strength that I lack
I should have put up the walls that I put up for everyone else

You make me feel like I'm stuck under the mess that you've made
You'll never clean it up
I can't believe all of the times I fell for your bullshit
I guess that's just dumb luck
Don't look to me when you've let all your bridges burn
Karma's a bitch, consider this your lesson learned
You brushed me off like fucking dust upon on a shelf
You've got nobody else to blame except yourself

All the lies that you told
The promises that you broke
Still can't make me sink down to you
You cant turn me against myself
I refuse to play the victim

I've made up my mind
There's no looking back
Thought I'd found in you the strength that I lack
I should have put up the walls that I put up for everyone else

You make me feel like I'm stuck under the mess that you've made
You'll never clean it up
I can't believe all of the times I fell for your bullshit
I guess that's just dumb luck
Don't look to me when you've let all your bridges burn
Karma's a bitch, consider this your lesson learned
You brushed me off like fucking dust upon on a shelf
You've got nobody else to blame except yourself

Save your knives for someone who's willing to turn their back on you
Save your knives for someone who's willing to turn their back on you!
It won't be long now before someone else finds out
And sees through you like I do!
It won't be long now before someone else finds out
And sees through you like I do!

You make me feel like I'm stuck under the mess that you've made
You'll never clean it up
I can't believe all of the times I fell for your bullshit
I guess that's just dumb luck
Don't look to me when you've let all your bridges burn
Karma's a bitch, consider this your lesson learned
You brushed me off like fucking dust upon on a shelf
You never once considered me or how I felt
You've got nobody else to blame except yourself
Track Name: If You're a Bird, I'm a Bird
This is my first heartbeat put on paper
My first true love in a song
I'm singing from my soul for you and I hope someday you'll sing along
When you've memorized every line
And you've thought about every word
You'll realize that I wrote this song for you
I wrote this all for

You'll know in your heart
You'll know in your heart

I can't bare if you leave me here
I don't want you to go
And nothing ever could be as true
As the love I have for you
I just need you to know
I'm waiting here until you get home

Everyday I miss you more than the last
The tole it takes on my heart isn't cheap
But I swore to you that I'd be strong
And that's a promise I intend to keep
So on those nights when you feel far
And need to know that I'm thinking of you
Just rest your tired eyes on the stars
And know that is where mine are resting too

I know in my heart
I know in my heart

I can't bare if you leave me here
I don't want you to go
And nothing ever could be as true
As the love I have for you
I just need you to know
I'm waiting here until you get home
Track Name: The Person I Chose To Be
Where did this sense of entitlement come from?
No matter how hard I try I just cant figure it out
A society full of narcissistic sociopaths
Rewarded with their very own TV shows
I wish that I was born a part of the greatest generation
Instead I'm here trying not to drown

But the complacency surrounds me
It surrounds me
I just cant take it all when it surrounds me
It surrounds me
All this complacency that surrounds me

Whatever happened to gentlemen, courtesy, and trying hard to be more than just average?
Like its been said, chivalry is dead
I try my best to be what nobody else is willing to be
An exception to the generation of "ME"

No one ever stops to think about what they are doing
Nowadays it's all about instant gratification
And how many notches can you put in that bedpost
When did getting wasted on a Tuesday night become the norm?
When did I turn into the outcast for choosing not to fuck with my own head?
Why does this negative state of mind always eat me alive?

Whatever happened to gentlemen, courtesy, and trying hard to be more than just average?
Like its been said, chivalry is dead
I try my best to be what nobody else is willing to be
An exception to the generation of "ME"

It surrounds me
It surrounds me
I just cant take it all when it surrounds me
It surrounds me
All this complacency that surrounds me

Whatever happened to gentlemen, courtesy, and trying hard to be more than just average?
Like its been said, chivalry is dead
I try my best to be what nobody else is willing to be
An exception to the generation of "ME"
Track Name: Stay Posi, Bro
There are days when I wake up and wonder why I did in the first place
Because every single day is just another test of how much I can take

Then my eyes open wide and the bigger picture becomes clear
No matter how low I get
I can always go up from here

I'm not the one in this life that you want to bet against
Keep on telling me I won't accomplish anything
That the bottom of the barrel is all I'll see
Cause' I don't use what you say as a crutch
I find motivation in your negativity
When I think this life's become too much

There are those in life who only pull everybody else down
At the end of the day the person that we are is the true measure of life's wealth
Stop blaming your faults on all of the walls you've built around yourself

Then my eyes open wide and the bigger picture becomes clear
No matter how low I get
I can always go up from here

I'm not the one in this life that you want to bet against
Keep on telling me I won't accomplish anything
That the bottom of the barrel is all I'll see
Cause' I don't use what you say as a crutch
I find motivation in your negativity
When I think this life's become too much!

My expectations for myself are higher than you'll ever know
That's why you have no hope of stopping me from getting to where I want to go

Most people are taught to give up!
To never give a shit!
But I was raised stronger than that!
I will never say "I quit"!

I'm not the one in this life that you want to bet against
Keep on telling me I won't accomplish anything
That the bottom of the barrel is all I'll see
Cause' I don't use what you say as a crutch
I find motivation in your negativity
When I think this life's become too much!