Through the Dark and Everything

by Taking Shape

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released June 24, 2014

All songs written and recorded by Taking Shape.
Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Jonah Telyas.
Album artwork by Chris van der Linden at LindenArtwork.
Special thanks to Alex Jerome at Aquaphonic Studios.

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Track Name: Aggressor
So don't cry your eyes out.
This time of year I can never shake this feeling.
Get out of me, oh get out of me.
I'm down embracing the floor waiting to feel some kind of warmth,
And I can't even say what it for.
What is misery?
They claw at my feet.
What is misery?
He’s hungry and he needs to eat.

Perhaps I could be over thinking or maybe I'm just under reacting.
Desolation, no motivation.
I'm becoming the truth in the face of fear.
I'm facing my fears.

This time of year I can never, shake this feeling.
It’s like barricades being built around me.
But believe me when it spills through my teeth, I haven't been alright lately.

Yeah I can tell, I’m just picking up dust.
A mutter, a cry, my hands and feet are tied.
Desperation, for the life I’m chasing.
I'm sinking because no one bothers to listen.
I know I could be so much stronger.
Aggressor.

This time of year I can never, shake this feeling.
It’s like barricades are being built around me.
But believe me when it spill through my teeth, I haven't been alright lately.

What is misery?
I'm waiting to be free.
What is misery?
When the aggressor is me.
Track Name: Further Away
We slowly descend from the nights that keep us up.
The taste of salt still lingers in the air as you dissolve,
Into the ocean while I’m drifting into the sky.
Yeah, you’re sinking to the bed of the sea.
While I’m drifting, you’re sinking with waving arms.
These idle waves have turned the other face.

Every step you take the ground shakes.
You're so much further away.
You're out of reach each growing inch
Builds a sea between you and me.
Every step you take the ground shakes.
You're so much further away.
You're out of reach,
Each growing inch escapes me.

I'm so glad I'm the topic for everybody's negative conversation.
I've slashed the ropes, I've slashed the ropes.
Cause all I've done was lose.
I've lost sleep, I’ve lost my mind.
Now I’m losing faith in you.

Every step you take the ground shakes.
You're so much further away.
You're out of reach each growing inch
Builds a sea between you and me.
Every step you take the ground shakes.
(You fell away)
You're so much further away.
You're out of reach,
(You fell away)
Each growing inch escapes me.


It feels like you’re right there in front of me, (What we invented wears down on me.)
Fading away so lets just leave. (Towers we built crumble, statues fall)
Lets just leave and sail away beyond the horizon,
Take me someplace safe.
And I know I never think about the consequences.
A waterfall pours from my mouth,
And crystalizes over the ground.
Track Name: Complicating The Design
With no regard for the passing time.
The voices we’ve grown with haven’t changed a bit.
But I’ve seen the change in you,
And I think it’s disappointing that we both knew.

Can we get away from here praying that we can be found.
My chest is slowly caving in and I can feel every pound.
Rescue me from myself as my running mind pulls me back down.
I'm calling out your name, with no response of sound.

I can't believe it's gone this far,
We’re falling asleep at the wheel of this speeding car.
As we approach that cliff I look out onto the blue sky,
But realize it's something I can't feel.

Stick with your hopes,
Just let them go.
Please keep me close,
You're so alone.
You’ll be shining bright,
I’m burning out.
I'm lost and blind,
But I found my doubts.

No fog is too thick for the light to cut through.
But even now I’m counting on the sounds to guide me to you.

Can we get away from here praying that we can be found.
My chest is slowly caving in and I can feel every pound.
Rescue me from myself as my running mind pulls me back down.
I'm calling out your name, with no response of sound.

You have a face that follows me,
Through the dark and everything.
Building walls that even I can't break.
Like a silent car crash I take a step back and realize,
We're part of the crowd
Watching it all burn down.
Track Name: Ghost of A Man
If it shall then you let it be.
If it shall then you let it be.
I'm not scared of dying, I'm afraid to live this way.
I’m not scared of dying, I’m afraid to live this way.

Descend there's no chance of making amends.
And I’ll be damned if I don't carry my word until the end.
We see clear as the night that it is the heart from this chest wrenched out to dry.
I’ll bring the fire,
The lightning, the rain.

Never lose yourself under false slip of word.
Behind every door is a ghost of a man,
Another coward.
With the iron fist of a liar stealing stories from the writer.
You will falter as I conquer,
To spite them.

Run from the storm, before it takes you down.
Before it sets ablaze your safety.
As I hold my arms like a falcon and posses the grim composure of crows.
It hits me that the lies we consume don’t work half as well to opiate the tearing tongues.

Never lose yourself under false slip of word.
Behind every door is a ghost of a man,
Another coward.
With the iron fist of a liar stealing stories from the writer.
You will falter as I conquer,
To spite them.
Track Name: Northstar
What do you fear?
Is it rejection we fear that causes the loss, that causes the pain we dread.
Then come the weeks where the light is led to our heads.
Is it so hard to lay a foot through the door?
Never being able to formulate words,
Eradicate the pain.
Oh will it ever go away?

Ride with me, I’ll be your North Star.
When the lights so loud conceal it’s shine.
Ride with me, I’ll be your North Star.
Ride with me.

We spoil the days and poison the nights,
We all want to belong.
We run with water that is maneuvered by stones,
That pave the way.

Ride with me, I’ll be your North Star.
When the lights so loud conceal it’s shine.
Ride with me, I’ll be your North Star.
Ride with me.

Speechless now but you’ll gain a story to tell,
Of how you’ve skimmed the grounds of the deepest trench.
Track Name: Never Will These Hands Forget
The paths of which we choose sculpt the very being of our breathing life.
The embers will solidify,
Build brick upon our strength of which we didn’t have before.

I'm living in my head too much.
Keep wishing for the way it used to be.
If only I could turn back the clock and re-illustrate what was right for me.
This is going nowhere.

Little soldier boy, come marching home.
Brave soldier your presence is longed for.
In the eyes of evil, we lift up hope and make weightless to rise above the smoke.
I’ll use the creases in my palm as a map.
These hands will make moves, my body will act.
The sweat lets me know I'm still alive.
And as I wipe, it will wear away those roads until nothing is left.
But never will these hands forget what they've met.

I'm living in my head too much.
Keep wishing for the way things used to be.
If only I could turn back the clock and re-illustrate what was meant for me.
This is going nowhere
And slowly crumbles beneath me
From everything I’ve seen that’s left me.


I use to believe everything I’d need would follow me.
Weary not,
For even if our hearts ache, we will push on while we pull the burdens along.
These waters from reservoirs and streams are used to wash away what hurts,
Breaking down the barriers that stand before the body of man.
And by the end we will lay in the midst of courage to strive and rebuild ourselves into the men and women of certainty.
Though we may be momentarily knocked off our feet,
We'll keep wheeling, we'll keep wheeling.
For these hands that have become so powerful that on contact raise hairs
And the words that are too afraid to leave the mind of others are the very same that I so proudly exclaim.
This cups our heart,
Fill it up, spill it out and restart.
Track Name: Constellation
I can't hear what you're saying,
You've already flown through the ceiling.
And I can't trace your footsteps,
All the way back to our beginning.
So I'll just close my eyes,
In hopes that I'll find a new meaning.
As I'm on this mountain
Building a new constellation
In the sky,
In our sky.

Everything around me,
Now only moves in slow motion.
My vision blurs
As the colors are lost in their spectrum.
My head collides with all of the missed conversations.
All that is left
Are tiny fragments of the sand
I rest upon,
We'd rest upon.

The shadows are creeping
Onto the walls and surround me.
(Time takes away everything we have made;
All's forgotten.)