Lionheart

by Hollow Bones

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Lionheart is Hollow Bones' debut album, consisting of 9 tracks. The content ranges from personal struggle and failure, to anger and frustration at the state of the world around us.

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released May 27, 2016

All songs written by Hollow Bones (Patrick Anthony, Andrew Formale, Sharon Malfesi, Connor Warren, Kyle Cullen) and all songs recorded, mixed, and mastered by Randy Pasquarella.

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Hollow Bones White Plains, New York

Hollow Bones is a 5 piece melodic-hardcore band looking to reach passionate music fans.

"By utilizing a variety of influences that span multiple genres – post rock to jazz to post hardcore – Hollow Bones have produced a sound that stands out for its’ uniqueness and creativity in a genre that typically doesn’t deviate and stays stale."
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Track Name: Wandering Sparrow
And in him grew a rage
That so desired to be known
Yet it remained quiet and unheard

And in a stroke of genius, or tragedy
The universe sent him to his grave
And his rage went quietly with him

This is the story of our age
This is the story of our age
I am the voice of nightmares
I am the voice of nightmare
Track Name: The November Diaries
I am selfishness incarnate, self loathing personified
This is gonna be, a fucking nightmare
I’d say I don’t feel right in my own skin
But honestly that’s not enough to describe how bad it’s been
Living with myself these past few years
I am ashamed
I’m at the end of my rope
Surrounded on all sides by sharks

These old sails are getting tired
Carrying the weight
Of these beautiful bones
The weight of these beautiful bones, and I’m tired
Of dragging everyone down with me
Down with me -

The guilt like lead in my guts
The guilt like lead in my guts
I have no one to blame but myself
This is my life and it’s all I’ve known
I have no one to blame but myself
This is my life and it’s all I’ve known
It’s all I’ve known...

The truth is, when you dance with the Devil
You wait for the song to stop
The truth is, when you dance with the Devil
You wait for the song to stop

I am selfishness incarnate, self loathing personified
I’ve spent all my time looking for my reflection
in those I love
But I’ll always be let down that way, because what I’m looking for
Should be in me
Why isn’t it in me?
It should be in me
Why isn’t it in me?
It should be in me

I feel like a raw nerve
Exposed, alienated, with no purpose, no direction
Nowhere to feel at home
What happened to the courage I grew up telling myself that I had?

What happened to the courage I swore I had?

I am the voice of nightmares
And I am never satisfied
Track Name: Altruistic Lung
She’s so totally in love with me
But I am too much of a fucking coward
To be anything for her
Because I am too afraid to find something worthy of love in myself

And I am being smothered
Crushed by my own inabilities, insecurities, instability, crushed
And I am being smothered
Crushed by my own inabilities

And I’m afraid to move around her without calculated action
She just might figure out that I want nothing more than to love her back
And I do, I do
I want to feel that
The truth is that while she’s looking for ways to help calm the storm
in my chest
I’m looking for ways to keep her at the end of my
outstretched arms
A welcoming sight indeed, but a trick nonetheless
A welcoming sight indeed, but a trick nonetheless

And I can’t, I can’t take this

This constant back and forth like waves crushing rock
And I am being crushed

She can’t see me the way I see myself
It will break her
It will....I will break me

And I am being smothered
Crushed by my own inabilities, insecurities, instability, crushed
And I am being smothered
Crushed by my own inabilities

And I wish, I wish I could live in another skin
Someone else’s maybe, but anything other than my own
Because it’s getting too tight
And desperation has me longing to leave this shell behind
LEAVE THIS SHELL BEHIND

(Leave this shell behind)
Shed it all and leave her here
With the image she and I created of me
Track Name: DRYTOOTH
Brother where have you gone?
Why have you left me?
You were here just a moment ago
A nd sometimes it feels like you're lingering - still lingering
Looking over my shoulder
I front like everything is ok - like everything is ok
The truth is, I'm still so fucking mad that you left me
To face the world alone - to face myself alone
I put on a brave face for the people I love, but-

My heart is rotting without you here
Its been 6 years now and time hasn't done anything to heal the wounds you left

I still don't know if you did this to yourself or not
It was supposed to be me and you - against the world
like some cliche movie line

And there, at - the center of my pain you resonate in a cadence of fury
Without you here I see nothing in myself
Without you here I see nothing, nothing

My heart is rotting without you here
And it's been six years now...
But we were young and reckless
And we said things that we hoped we'd understand someday when we grew up
When we grew up

(SHARON)
I can see now how helpless you were, locked behind the fortress you built

It wasn't your fault - it wasn't your fault Jim
You had the weight of the world crushing your shoulders
And you thought the blame was on you
It wasn't your fault Jim
And now I get it, I understand now
It should have been me
I wish it had been me
Track Name: I Watched the Snow Fall, and Bury Your Bones
These days I’m dreading sleep
Avoiding it like lovers avoid gazes when caught in a lie
Because I fear my dreams will be better than what I’m living
And I’m living less than half my dreams

A thick cloud of smoke, has taken up permanent residence in my lungs
To keep your face from haunting me
To keep your face from haunting me

Hoping my mind will finally find some peace
Or piece of mind, and you can have a piece of mine
‘Cause it’s impossible to pretend I don’t care what you think
Hoping my mind will finally find some peace
Or piece of mind, and you can have a piece of mine
‘Cause it’s impossible to pretend I don’t care what you think

They say that misery loves company
But I have never been more alone
And I’m starting to think that love loves misery

They say that misery loves company
But I’ve never been more alone
And I’m starting to think that love loves misery

A thick cloud of smoke, has taken up permanent residence in my lungs
To keep your face from haunting me

Hoping my mind will finally find some peace
Or piece of mind, and you can have a piece of mine
‘Cause it’s impossible to pretend I don’t care what you think
Hoping my mind will finally find some peace
Or piece of mind, and you can have a piece of mine
‘Cause it’s impossible to pretend I don’t care

It’s 3AM and through tight lungs, and sweaty palms
My peace of mind goes to war over your pretty face
I watched the snow fall, and bury your bones
Track Name: Lionheart: Sonder
Where do I Find the strength to live in this world?
In a world hungering for my dreams and disposition
We were promised it all
But instead what we got was a monster, ever thirsting
One that lives inside of us
And one that we recognize as the world around us

We are destruction
And as the world swallows us whole
Our monumental failures will be the only thing left behind

We can either be crushed under the weight of that truth
Or one by one we can spread our wings, and together lift humanity

We are the crawling flesh of the Earth
There is no need to take what we have
We’ll keep consuming, until we are drowning
In overstimulation and stupidity

And all I see is that we’re a fucking plague
We’ll keep consuming until we’re drowning
Until we’re drowning in our precious belongings

We can either be crushed under the weight of that truth
Or one by one we can spread our wings, and together lift humanity
I want to believe that man can shine bright
Instead of being snuffed out in the dark, by our own breath
I want to believe that man can shine bright
Instead of being snuffed out in the dark, by our own breath

The end of the world is coming
And it will be by our own inability to love, to grow, and to move forward
We are on our own
Track Name: Wolfcrone
In my dreams I have a fever
But they’re not fever dreams
I’m just so fucking mad that you won’t ever hear this
Unwilling or apathetic I guess it’s all the same
But your voice will always be
The roots that keep me here
Bones laid upon bones

Bones laid upon bones
That inhabited my life
And I thought you’d come to put them to rest
I couldn’t have been more wrong
You just added to the remains

And I have been so let down by you
This is all on you
This is all on you, and I’ve been left to burn
You left your life scattered across my heart

You are the lesson learned the hard way
That love will always let you down

Bones laid upon bones
That inhabited my life
And I thought you’d come to put them to rest
Bones laid upon bones
That inhabited my life
And I thought you’d come to put them to rest

Because in the pale light of the aging days
When I lie by myself in between pages and quotes
You made sure I’d never forget
In that pale light I see your face
Pale like your skin
Pale like the feeling of being forced to let go
Because you didn’t have the courage to tell me you didn’t love me anymore
Track Name: A Murder of Crows
I’m losing sleep, and I’m losing heart
And while that’s ok
I just don’t think that there’s a place for me
At dusk tomorrow
I just don’t think that there’s a place for me
When the sun sets

So bury me and my hollow bones
As I blink away the life I knew
Or give me something worth fighting for
So bury me and my hollow bones
Or give me something worth fighting for

Every day I’m forced to look into the
empty eyes of my fellow man
There is no empathy there
There is no understanding
Focus your eyes inside yourself
This is no way to live, this is no way to live

Tell me, do I sound like I’m fucking happy?
These are the words from the mouths of your youth
You’re killing your children with neglect
You’re killing your children ‘cause you can’t set down your pride
You’re turning a blind eye when they needed you the most
You put it all on someone else
Wash your hands and walk away

This is what we do, it’s what we’re taught works
It’s what we believe
They say they understand
But there is no empathy in the eyes of my fellow man

You’re letting the world around you fall apart
And you’re letting that broken world
Raise your children
-FUCK-