DEBUT ALBUM

MASK

MASK ALBUM

LYRICS

PANIC AND PAIN

Music and Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

Yeah!
Somebody said, I got a choice to be
One of the many or one of the few
So come and tell me, what is the point if I
Don’t have a story of pain or abuse?

There’s not a lot of second chances
And I’m not ready for a casket
Looking for trouble or the time of my life
So come and hit me, hit me
Hit me, hit me, hit me again

Give me a drip of the adrenaline (hit me again)
Get out the driver’s seat and let me in (hit me again)
I’m feeling frantic and emphatically sane (hit me again)
Jump off the planet
I’m ready for the panic and pain

I’m just addicted to that rush because
I never know what the end will be
I might be sick, kind of dysfunctional
Or just a bit off mentally

Caught on the cross with a crazy witch
Broke my knuckles and bit through my lip
Knew she was trouble but I took the risk
So she could hit me, hit me
Hit me, hit me, hit me again

Give me a drip of the adrenaline (hit me again)
Get out the driver’s seat and let me in (hit me again)
I’m feeling frantic and emphatically sane (hit me again)
Jump off the planet
I’m ready for the panic and pain
Give me a drip of the adrenaline (hit me again)
Get out the driver’s seat and let me in (hit me again)
I’m feeling frantic and emphatically sane (hit me again)
Jump off the planet
I’m ready for the panic and pain

Please don’t leave misunderstanding
We heal so fast

‘Cause I’m already where I wanna be
Caught in the chaos of reality
I’m feeling dirty, so dirty I might begin
To take off all my skin

Hit me again
Give me a drip of the adrenaline (hit me again)
Get out the driver’s seat and let me in (hit me again)
I’m feeling frantic and emphatically sane (hit me again)
Jump off the planet
I’m ready for the panic and pain
Give me a drip of the adrenaline (hit me again)
Get out the driver’s seat and let me in (hit me again)
Hey motherfucker, get out of my way (hit me again)
Jump off the planet
I’m ready for the panic and pain

KILLING THE KINGS

Music and Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

I’m not human ‘cause nothing’s real
No pleasure in the pain I feel
Cut down but I’m never quite done
I was thrown in the corner but I won’t sit still
Goddamn! What you take me for?
Every step I’m dead just a little more
But I never felt so alive
As when I left your ass and walked out that door

Hey! You can’t take this life from me
I’m killing all the kings of pain
So many people try to break me down
Break me down
But I’ll never go away

Wasted, covered in greed
Taste the blood as you breathe
So focused on what you want
Too bad what you want is never what you need
‘Cause everybody’s got a price
But I’m free to never see you again
Go ahead, you can fight the battle
But the war you’ll never win
Ha Ha Ha

Hey! You can’t take this life from me
I’m killing all the kings of pain
So many people try to break me down, break me down
But I’ll never go away


Face it
I’ve been chasing
All the reasons that I’ve been unknown
But I’m changing and erasing
All the stains that I’ve bled from the stones
That keep on hitting me

Hey! You can’t take this life from me
I’m killing all the kings of pain
So many people try to break me down
Break me down
But I’ll never go away
I’ll never go away
I’ll never go away
I’ll never go away
I’ll never go…

LIVING LOW

Music and Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

I’m not a masochist
Just a man with this twisted mask to rip off
I gave my best and you took the rest
So I’ll turn my head I’ll cough
‘Cause nothing’s safe when it goes to waste
And there’s just cement in my shoes
‘Cause every breath is just a test
The pain in my chest is tight like a noose

But today it’s not too late
Too late to take what I’ve been denied and say

I’ve got nothing left to lose
The darkness is all I know
So light the match, time to make my move
‘Cause I’m so sick of living
So sick of living low

I believed in you, now I’m leaving you
Right and left are the same
A new direction, a disconnection
You best get out of my way
I step ahead of this death and dread
About time I finally see
My eyes are wide and they magnify
The life that’s been hiding in me

But today it’s not too late
Too late to take what I’ve been denied and say

I’ve got nothing left to lose
The darkness is all I know
So light the match, time to make my move
‘Cause I’m so sick of living
So sick of living low
So sick of living low
Just get out of my way

I don’t belong here
No, I don’t belong here

‘Cause I give a little, you push a little
Then take a little bit more
I’m done paying the price, downplaying the lies
Done breaking my fist in the floor
‘Cause I give a little, you push a little
Then take a little bit more
I’m done paying the price, downplaying the lies
Done breaking my fist in the floor
‘Cause I give a little, you push a little
Then take a little bit more
I’m done paying the price, downplaying the lies
Done breaking my fist in the floor
‘Cause I give a little, you push a little
Then take a little bit more
I’m done paying the price, downplaying the lies
Done breaking my fist in the floor

Ahhh… Say fuck it.

I’ve got nothing left to lose
The darkness is all I know
So light the match, time to make my move
‘Cause I’m so sick of living
So sick of living low
Sick of living low

SLIDE

Music & Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

I like to be alone so I’ll just pretend
You came for the apocalypse
And this is the end
It seems illogical
But I feel the push and the pull, pull, pull

‘Cause there’s so many things I would like to say
But there’s a grip between my lips
A noose on my brain
The gravity remains
‘Cause there’s just no satisfaction
When you stand in the way

‘Cause it’s hard to please in between the lines
And catch the stones your mind keeps throwing
It’s hard to please when it’s undefined
And answers are found down so many lanes

Why you wanna see me slide
To the bottom so I suffocate, suffocate
Don’t let me drown, don’t let me drown
Or throw it all away

I don’t know what it takes to be ready or not
But I hate to feel rejection when I give all I’ve got
It seems irrational
When you tell me the intangible
Is made to be bought

‘Cause it’s hard to please in between the lines
And catch the stones your mind keeps throwing
It’s so hard to please when it’s undefined
And nothing’s resolved till there’s something to gain

Why you wanna see me slide
To the bottom so I suffocate, suffocate
Don’t let me drown, don’t let me drown
Or throw it all away

There’s no satisfaction
When I can’t please you

So why, why, why
You wanna see me slide, slide, slide, slide…

Why you wanna see me slide
To the bottom so I suffocate, suffocate
Don’t let me drown, don’t let me drown
Or throw it all away
Why you wanna see me slide
You wanna see me slide, slide, slide
See me slide, slide, slide
Or throw it all away

CHAOS CALLS

Music and Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

Place a mask right on my face
So I can be less out of place
And walk around the world
Like it’s my home

My eyes are wide and I guarantee
This prison can’t keep pulling me
Down, down, down
Like a heavy stone
Like a heavy stone
Like a deadly stone

I’m underrated but not ashamed
If you’re the paper I’m the fucking blade
And I ain’t ever gonna hesitate
Tearing you open and ripping your heart out

Over the edge where it’s hard to breathe
Tricky to focus on the misery
And nothing’s gonna take control of me
Till my body’s eroded
And burned to the ground
To the ground

My head is in the gutter
My heart is a hearse
My soul is like a soldier
Getting ready to burn, burn, burn
Burn down the last enemy
‘Cause life is all a game until you figure it out
Woah, I’m never coming down
When the chaos calls my name

Can’t keep me down ‘cause I’m here to last
Silently killing, never looking back
Spin of the bottle, tip of the hat
Calling you out ‘cause
I’m here to avenge and attack, tack, tack

My head is in the gutter
My heart is a hearse
My soul is like a soldier
Getting ready to burn, burn, burn
Burn down the last enemy
‘Cause life is all a gamble till you figure it out
Woah, I’m never coming down
When the chaos calls my name

Chaos calls my name

My eyes are wide and I guarantee
This prison can’t keep pulling me
Down, down, down, down

My head is in the gutter
My heart is a hearse
My soul is like a soldier
Getting ready to burn, burn, burn
Burn down the last enemy
‘Cause life’s a fucking riot when you figure it out
Woah, I’m never coming down
When the chaos calls my name
My name
My name

GHOST

Music & Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

I’m killing my villains
No suicide, I’ll keep living
You never know what’s gold
‘Till you’re broke and you break the chains
So I’ll cross the line and I’ll take the risk
Fall down, survive, and then raise a fist
With one digit up
Never giving up on the ride
Just changing lanes

(Yeah!) This is the life
(Yeah!) This is the life
(Yeah!) ‘Cause now you’re dead to me

You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
A fuckin’ deadman, deadman, deadman
You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
A fuckin’ deadman, deadman, deadman

I was so petrified and paralyzed
I became a monster with barren eyes
Tearing out my heart
So we all could taste the pain
But you can bet I’ll forget those memories
So I can feel that
(Ahhh) Air to breathe
And let the vultures soldier on
As I storm off like a hurricane

(Yeah!) ‘Cause this is the life
(Yeah!) This is the life
(Yeah!) ‘Cause now you’re dead to me

You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
A fuckin’ deadman, deadman, deadman
You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
A fuckin’ deadman, deadman, deadman

Tell me why, tell me why, tell me why
You find the joy in dragging me down
Always dragging me down
I’m just tired of trying to change you
I’m so tired of trying to change
I’m just tired of trying to change you
To change you, to change you
But you won’t listen, won’t listen
Won’t listen, won’t listen
Oh, so what’s left to say?

You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
A fuckin’ deadman, deadman, deadman
You’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
A fuckin’ deadman, deadman, deadman
Ho ho, yeah, you’re just a ghost
You’re just a ghost
Ahhh, just a ghost
Hey hey, you’re just a ghost
Ahhhhhhhh!!!

FUEL IN THE FIRE

Music and Lyrics by Corky Gainsford
and Tony Carboney

This is a hell of a life
This is a hell of a life
This is a hell of a life to live
I can’t erase the lines on my face
Or deny the demise of the innocence
Make no mistaking
There’s no escaping
This suffocating abyss

But I can’t resist
No, I can’t resist

You know I hate you when you’re breathing
I hate you when you’re gone
I hate what you believe in
The writing’s on the wall
You’re just fuel in the fire
Fuel in the fire, Fuel in the fire
Stoke it up
Fan the flames in the fire
Fuel in the fire, Fuel in the fire
Stoke it up, fan the flames

Always accused, abused and on trial
I roll my eyes at the lies and denial
But who will see the way the truth is rearranged?
I know I won’t be broken, sorry, sad or ashamed
But I feel the curse
And it’s revealing the worst
From the depths of my soul
I’d hidden and locked away

‘Cause I can’t resist
No, I can’t resist

I hate you when you’re breathing
I hate you when you’re gone
I hate what you believe in
The writing’s on the wall
You’re just fuel in the fire
Fuel in the fire, Fuel in the fire
Stoke it up
Fan the flames in the fire
Fuel in the fire, Fuel in the fire
Stoke it up, fan the flames

Hey!
Can’t look away, but it’s kinda hard to say
What’s really going on when everybody’s to blame?
I give up!
What’s the answer to the riddle
That nobody solves
As we race to the grave?

You know I hate you when you’re breathing
I hate you when you’re gone
I hate what you believe in
The writing’s on the wall
You’re just fuel in the fire
Fuel in the fire, Fuel in the fire
Stoke it up
Fan the flames in the fire
Fuel in the fire, Fuel in the fire
Stoke it up, fan the flames
Huh!

BULLETPROOF

Music & Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

I’m never gonna be something I’m not
There’s no controlling me
Nothing to forgive, nothing to applaud
There’s no controlling me
You wanna take a swing? Make it your best shot
There’s no controlling me

‘Cause I’m not afraid of a little pain
Of a little shock, of a little change
Why try to defy the fire when it never goes away?

Because I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
There’s nothing you can take from me
Because I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
I’m never done, not afraid
Now I won’t be defeated, crossed out or deleted
My venom annihilates, enemies all get beaten
‘Cause I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
There’s nothing you can take
So get on or get out the way
Yeah!

I’m just a lone wolf in the cold night
There’s no controlling me
I see the bitter truth wrapped in lavish lies
There’s no controlling me
My angels fade away, my devils wonder why
There’s no controlling me

‘Cause I’m not afraid of a little pain
Of a little shock, of a little change
I refuse to be used like a chemical
And thrown away, thrown away, thrown away

Because I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
There’s nothing you can take from me
Because I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
I’m never done, not afraid
Now I won’t be defeated, crossed out or deleted
My venom annihilates, enemies all get beaten
‘Cause I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
There’s nothing you can take
So get on or get out the way

You can’t stop me
You can’t stop me
You can’t stop me
You can’t stop me

Because I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
There’s nothing you can take from me
Because I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
I’m never done, not afraid
Now I won’t be defeated, crossed out or deleted
My venom annihilates, enemies all get beaten
‘Cause I’m bulletproof, I’m bulletproof
There’s nothing you can take
So get out the way
Hey, get out the way
Yeah!

BLACK HOLE HERO

Music and Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

So many devils will never be saved
And so many problems will never be changed
‘Till I brush away all the pain and remorse
That no longer stand in my way

‘Cause I can’t be a saint or a sinner
An honest thief, a ghost in the mirror
So blind I see the blurred eyes are clearer
No, I can’t be a black hole hero

There’s so many deadlines depending on me
I had to be broken so I could break free
Will somebody save me, or just let me bleed?
‘Till I brush away all the pain and remorse
So I can remember to breathe

‘Cause I can’t be a saint or a sinner
An honest thief, a ghost in the mirror
So blind I see the blurred eyes are clearer
No, I can’t be a black hole hero

I’m killing controls in my mind
Reversing the curse, the curse, the curse…

The truth is malicious and tied up in chains
That’s why so many rumors are never explained

‘Cause I can’t be a saint or a sinner
An honest thief, a ghost in the mirror
So blind I see the blurred eyes are clearer
No, I can’t be your black hole…

‘Cause I can’t be a saint or a sinner
An honest thief, a ghost in the mirror
So blind I see the blurred eyes are clearer
No, I can’t be a black hole hero
Hero, Uhhh
Hero, hero, hero, hero

HANDLE THIS

Music & Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

I don’t listen to direction
I don’t follow the rules
I don’t believe in saying I’m sorry
‘Cause I ain’t living to lose

I can handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to
Handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to…

I’m done sleeping with sorrow
There’s only so much that I can diffuse
So what’s the plan when you’re starting over
And you got everything to prove?

I can handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to
Handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to

Die
Ready to die
Ready to risk it all and
Start to feel alive
I’m ready to die
I’m ready to risk it all and
Start to feel alive
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Say goodbye to the hollows
Sayonara the blacks and the blues
I’m just a step from the edge of madness
And you can see it all on the news

I can handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to
Handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to

Die
Ready to die
Ready to risk it all and
Start to feel alive
I’m ready to die
I’m ready to risk it all and
Start to feel alive
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to
Handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to
Handle this, handle this, handle this
Living, living
Handle this, handle this, handle this
Living like I’m ready to
Die.

7 MORE DAYS

Music by Corky Gainsford and Tyler “Taz” Azure
Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

Our hearts and dreams are sure to fade
But desperate times will all be replaced
The highs and lows are long
‘Cause life’s a game until it’s gone

The only guarantee is heartache and pain
When silhouettes and scars are all that remain

‘Cause yesterday appeared before we started
To love like we were supposed to do
Yesterday appeared and all I wanted
Was 7 more days with you
Just 7 more days with you

I see the lights, they flickered out
I feel the rain down beneath the clouds
And watched it wash away
‘Cause lonely souls are so hard to change

When everything was lost you left me alive
To recognize the truth that killed me inside

‘Cause yesterday appeared before we started
To love like we were supposed to do
Yesterday appeared and all I wanted
Was 7 more days with you
Just 7 more days with you

Our time has faded away
And it’s not turning back
So much I wish I could change
But there’s no second chance
There’s nothing more I can say
There’s nothing more I can say
The past has passed on

Yesterday appeared before we started
To love like we were supposed to do
Yesterday appeared and all I wanted
Was 7 more days with you
Yesterday appeared before we started
To love like we were supposed to do
Yesterday appeared and all I wanted
Was 7 more days with you
7 more days with you
7 more days with you
7 more days with you

MY FALLING SOUL

Music & Lyrics by Corky Gainsford

I’m dripping from the rain but it sure as hell beats
The pain and the sorrow that I feel inside
So many conversations that I’ve forgotten
But I’ll recognize your voice till the day I die

‘Cause it’s so damn hard just to let you go
So many outcomes that I’ll never know
But I’ve gotta find a way
To make it through another day

‘Cause I’ve been holding on here
For answers that never appear
They just keep trying to fix me
‘Cause I’ve been holding on here
For answers that never appear
They just keep trying to fix my falling soul
Searching inside through the fading memories
Searching for something I can hold onto
I try to fill my heart, it’s completely empty
My life will never be the same without you

‘Cause it’s so damn hard living in my skin
At the end of my rope, where do I begin?
‘Cause I’ve gotta find a way
To make it through another day

‘Cause I’ve been holding on here
For answers that never appear
They just keep trying to fix me
‘Cause I’ve been holding on here
For answers that never appear
They just keep trying to fix my falling soul

So many people try to sympathize
But they don’t know what to say
The only message I can understand is
I will never be the same
True love never dies
No, true love never dies

True love never dies

‘Cause I’ve been holding on here
For answers that never appear
I just keep trying to fix my falling soul

‘Cause I’ve been holding on here
For answers that never appear
They just keep trying to fix me, fix me
I’ve been holding on here
For answers that never appear
They just keep trying to fix my falling soul
Waiting for the answers
To fix my falling soul
Waiting for the answers
To fix my falling soul