The Quiet Terror of Being Alive

by The Requisite

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The Quiet Terror of Being Alive

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released May 1, 2017

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Matt Houghton @ Uberbeatz Studios & Big Rig Studios
Mastered by Charlie Scourbys
Album Art by Christopher Mintken

All Music and Lyrics by The Requisite. Bass writing contributions by Drew Dickinson.

Lead Vocals/Guitar - Maxwell Royce
Lead Guitar/Vocals - Matt Houghton
Bass - Luis Aznárez
Drums - Sam Sperrazza

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The Requisite Seattle, Washington

Maxwell Royce, Matt "Big Rig" Houghton, Sam Sperrazza, Luis Aznárez...

Stealth Rock // Sub-Rock-Indie-Psycho-Pop

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Track Name: Tell Me
If I don't leave here right now
I will never be clear of what anchors me down
My bloods young like my mistakes
I can feel it run, running through my veins
Seconds before you knew my name

Tell me what does it mean
When screaming over strings does nothing
Not a single God damn thing
Tell me where I can turn
When the curve I learn on
Only ends with effort burned

You can feel it in my chest
See it in my eyes
Smell it on my breath
The taste it lingers on my lips
You can hear thundering all throughout my silence
Seconds before you knew my name

Tell me what does it mean
When screaming over strings does nothing
Not a single God damn thing
Tell me where I can turn
When the curve I learn on
Only ends with effort burned

This life has been one run on runaround waiting for
Someone to save me from waiting it out
This life has been one run on runaround waiting for
Somebody to-

Tell me what does it mean
When screaming over strings does nothing
Not a single God damn thing
Tell me where I can turn
When the curve I learn on
Only ends with effort burned

Tell me what does it mean
(This life has been one run on runaround waiting for)
When screaming over strings does nothing
(Someone to save me from waiting it out)
Not a single God damn thing
(This life has been one run on runaround waiting for)
Tell me where I can turn
(Someone to save me from waiting it out)
When the curve I learn on only ends with effort burned
Track Name: Beat Down
I couldn't say how long it's been since I felt the electricity
Surging from someone else's heart
To coarse through me, to coarse through me
And every time I feel its weight upon my chest, the gravity
I know the scene set for the screen could only mean it should play out like books we read

Lock me up darling, I'll never leave
Yours to the end release me
Lock me down darling, throw out the key
This is the end please believe

I like to torture myself with hypotheticals, ifs and maybes
And keep my inner most concerns to myself in hopes that chance will save me
I won't lie to you more than I already have I think about it down the line
Growing from the initial shock into something worthy of your time

Lock me up darling, I'll never leave
Yours to the end release me
Lock me down darling, throw out the key
This is the end, oh this is the end
And I never thought this through
Who could have known it was never you

Lock me up darling, I'll never leave
Yours to end release me
Lock me down throw out the key this is the end, oh this is the end
(Lock me up darling, I'll never leave)
And I never thought this through,
(Yours to the end release me)
Who could have known it was never you
Track Name: Shackles
I wore shackles on my tongue
Chained to the back side of my teeth
And when the time had finally come
The silence held me, complicit in the deed
I'll be the first to admit
I waited too long to do it
By the time I opened my mouth
We had all fallen to ruin

I miss everything that I lack
I'd give anything to go back
Just to tell you I feel it too
Shackles are meant to be broken

I'll be the fear in your heart
I'll be the chill in your spine
I'll be the shake of your hand
I'll be the doubt in your mind

It's your able body's betrayal
It's the ravages of time
That'll finish what was started
Never was enough to start it
(By your hand)
By ours hands, they're tied

I miss everything that I lack
I'd give anything to go back
Just to tell you I feel it too
Shackles are meant to be broken

They'll try to tell you that your cage is so brilliant
They won't want you to know that there's a difference
Between the lies caught in their throats, and their grip on your own
And when the only way out is to shoulder crushing doubt

I miss everything that I lack
I'd give anything to go back
Just to tell you I feel it too
Shackles are meant to be broken
Track Name: Lost Voice
I hate that way my skin feels
Stretched out over my bones
Like being made to live inside
Someone else's, someone else's home

Hard rain, sideways, coming in underneath the door
Rising higher with every word as it falls to the floor
Outside, it's clear, the storm is here but everyone else can breathe
If parted lips are sinking ships then there is no hope for me

Lost voice, I know
You are caught in the wind
No choice, and no hope
A tidal wave of noise rising up to swallow us alive
Lost voice, you are not alone

Maybe I have been so quiet cause your grip has been too tight
Coming to all of my friends with all your scripted lines
Your conditions, they're submissions, no reason left to fight
This is the way we've always done it, there's no reason left to fight
To fight

Lost voice, I know
You are caught in the wind
No choice, and no hope
A tidal wave of noise rising up to swallow us alive
Lost voice, you are not alone

Lost voice, I know
You are caught in the wind
No choice, and no hope
A tidal wave of noise rising up to swallow us alive
Lost voice, you are not alone
You are not alone
You are not alone
You are not alone
You are not alone
Track Name: I Won't
Late at night the silence tells me
What I try to forget
And with the memories surrounding
Each one it's own regret

I've been putting up walls with no foundation
I've been walking the halls with a quiet desperation
Just 'cause you own the tools don't mean you know how to build
It's the opinion of fools to think a hammer can be willed

But I broke it all down for you anyway, why did I try?
I thought wrong
And there's nothing you could do or think to say to make this right
I thought wrong

You built a home inside my bones
I carved your name into my throne
Just so I could (just so you would)
Never be alone
What were you after (God knows its over)
But you knew it all along

But I broke it all down for you anyway, why did I try?
I thought wrong
And there's nothing you could do or think to say to make this right
I thought wrong

Late at night the silence tells me what I try to forget