Mending Broken Bridges

by Chris Quirarte

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released February 16, 2016

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Track Name: Mending Broken Bridges
Mending Broken Bridges

Behind the veil of every lie
There's a simple truth
A piece integral to us dies
For every reason we design
Perpetuating deceptions
Costs a little of our soul

So here's to you
You're gone
And I'm left mending broken bridges now
You're gone
Tending wounds from our decisions

Behind the burdens that we shape
And confusion that we make
Lies the reasons at our core
And every step that we take
Draws us farther and farther away
From the ideal we could become

So here's to you
You're gone
And I'm left mending broken bridges now
You're gone
Tending wounds from our decisions

And the space keeps growing
Building walls we'll never break down
And the lines are drawn now
Words concealed like daggers in the night
And the miles divide us
Breaking mended bridges in our lives
And when I see your stormy eyes
I look and see a stranger

So here's to you
You're gone
And I'm left mending broken bridges now
You're gone
Tending wounds from our decisions now
You're gone
So give me time to open up again
You're gone
And I can learn to put my trust in you
Track Name: Disintegration
Disintegration



Just another heart in need
Waiting for the world to save you
Just another casualty
Waiting for some sign to show you the way

Just another manic morning
Building up your walls of distance
Clouding what you see
Searching for ideals inside your dreams

We cross the line
Closing heart and mind
Searching out our time
Knowing love is blind

Do you think and do you feel?
Sometimes I can't tell
And could a timid smile ever melt away
The coldness in your stare
I'm begging and I'm pleading
So tell me what I'm feeling
Is not our end
I'm clawing and I'm fighting
So tell me this love's not dying
No reply at all
Track Name: Out of Time
Out of Time

How did we end up here in this place
By design or mistake
I check the replay but I hesitate
On whose at fault and whose to blame

I see your picture but it's not the same
The smile's the same but it's out of place
I hear your laughter and it cuts me to the bone
Are we bound in pain or am I all alone

Time is precious
Time is cruel
Time's a trickster
Time makes fools
And time's enough to fill your dreams
With gifts of hope and promise
Time is fleeting
Time is short
Time's a punchline
And we're the joke
The master of all we survey
While time is killing us each day

I remember laughter in the days
I remember walks out in the sun
I remember sleepless nights
I remember the lies behind your eyes

Our two paths collide
In a glory blaze
Two minds united
The fire suffocates

Just another stranger in the crowd
A bag of regrets and a mouth of apologies
I tried to be your friend but I guess it wasn't good enough for you
You shut me out as if my feelings didn't matter to you

I will never go back there
I will never hurt again
I will never be this open

In the dead of night
With the thoughts in my head
I can hear my heart beating
Time and time again
We can both point the finger
Try to turn away the blame
Doesn't really help the chaos
Think I've lost myself again

And I don't know
if we can come back from this
When memories decay
We'll be left with the bitterness
Cause life is lived in seconds
And everything else is a memory
Will we say it was worth it
When we are out of time
Track Name: Breathless
Breathless

A view I've never seen
A moment pulled out from a dream
It leaves me breathless
The beauty hits my eye
And suddenly I'm mesmerized
It leaves me breathless

Suddenly the noise subsides
Its all so clear in an instant
That you and I had lived our lives
Just waiting for this moment

A world becomes unbound
I felt lost but now I'm found
It leaves me breathless
I've come back to life
I am yours and you are mine
It leaves me breathless

Suddenly the noise subsides
Its all so clear in an instant
That you and I had lived our lives
Just waiting for this moment

Lost in a world of our design
We held the world deep inside

Lost in a world of our design
We held the world deep inside
Open our hearts and our minds
Linked liked two diamonds in the sky
Track Name: Dark in the Light
Dark in the Light


There's a spot in light of the brightest soul
Where the dark still resides, deep inside
Often overlooked, the fragile shell is pushed
Expels the demons in our mind

Hell on earth, in our lives from our own designs
We hold the key, but we're too weak to clear our eyes
Our fallen tears give way to fear and hopelessness
It paralyzes, mesmerizes, and we're locked in place

Why must we wear our hate, a shield around ourselves
Why must we push away the ones that we love
Why do we criticize and say we are alone
Why must we always feed the enemy inside

Make it clear, we tread the path
That we choose to go
And if its choice, it is our voice
on how we choose to live
We wipe our tears and close our ears
to things we think we know
Word from the wise, our wrongs are right....right?

I'm at a loss for words
Cause the dark in the light is seeping out of me
I'm at a loss for words
Cause the victim in you is rubbing off on me
I'm at a loss for words
Cause the things your saying make no sense to me
I'm at a loss for words
But a river of feelings is flowing out of me

I'm at a loss for words
But as time goes by I ball up the pain
I'm at a loss for words
When the life I lived will see the light of day
I'm at a loss for words
But it feels like I have so many things to say
I'm at a loss for words
But my tongue keeps tingling, anticipating
Track Name: Floating Through a Dream
Floating Through a Dream

I don't remember sleep
I just remember you and me just being
And all the words just flowed
We both wore our hearts on our sleeves
We spoke of nothing and of everything
No agenda masked behind our words
And all the past transgressions
Not evident in a spotless mind

Is this what it means?
Floating through a dream
Innate thoughts breaking the surface
Wishing on the things in the way
we would like them to be
but never have them realized
If we can hold on to the feeling
Make it stay when the day breaks
But then I awoke........

I face the day now
I face the day now with an emptiness

How can I reclaim this feeling?
How can I reclaim my past?
How can I reclaim my ignorance?
Why must all things come to pass?
So take these moments
Take your laughter and your tears
Take you smiles and your insults
Take your happiness and pain

Withdrawn and rejected
Refused and infected
With memories of better times
In vain I'll guide you
But to you I'll bind you
In words you'll call a cage
So tonight I'll cut you out
Repress all fear and doubt
And hope you come out in the end
I'm only human
I make mistakes
You're only human
And you'll do the same
I'm only human
I'm only human
I'm only human
I'm only human
I'm lonely

So take this life
Take these moments
Take all you can
And don't waste a minute
Remember what your worth
And every day is precious
And love is all that matters
To love and being loved
And I will mend these bridges
And break down the walls
That I have built around me
And open up the path
And I will clear the emptiness
And make room for you
To fill the spaces
That were cut out of view
I have missed you
I have always missed you
But you drove our lives apart
I have missed you
I have always missed you
But you ripped my heart apart

Living life in the ideal
Floating through a dream
Life's awakened moments
Floating through a dream
We can drag the dream to existence
Make the dream turn real
Given time and distance
We can make the dream turn real

Floating through a dream
I don't remember sleep
I just remember you and me
Floating through a dream
Track Name: Half Life
Half Life

All we have are visions
Of times we held in our minds
What we had just lingers
In a half-life shell we once shared
Straining love from the pulp of life
Dancing on the puppet's wire
Lost in the role but you don't know why
It goes on and on and on

All my defenses drop away
I found home but was left astray
Living a nightmare that came from a dream
Brewing my hate and its bursting

I'm alone today
Trapped in these four walls with demons you can't see
I'm alone today
Waiting for words from your lips that you won't say

Gone are the days
Of my youth in the sun
Lost all my feelings
And my senses have been numbed
Try to see the bright side
and salvage what once was
A long road behind me
And a road ahead unknown

All my defenses drop away
I found home but was left astray
Living a nightmare that came from a dream
Brewing my hate and its bursting

I'm alone today
Trapped in these four walls with demons you can't see
I'm alone today
Waiting for words from your lips that you won't say
I'm alone today
Stuck in a rut by a promise that never came
I'm alone today
Holding my tongue while my world just stays the same

Some sort of sign, dividing line
That staked a claim between you and I
Is it too late to let go of hate
When I look into your eyes

Turn the blue into black
Make a stone of your heart
Let the feelings just subside
Take me to the undertow

Once upon a time a love
Once upon a time a life
Once upon a time a future
When did we give up the fight?

I can't take the pain living in this half-life
I can't make it go away living in this half-life
Can we ever find our way living in this half-life?
Or maybe we'll forever stay living in this half-life

All the years we had erased
In it's place this madness
All the joys that we have shared
In it's place resentment
What's the point of even trying
We're resigned to our fate
So we sit in silent comfort
Sowing the seeds of hate

Once upon a time a love
Once upon a time a life
Once upon a time a future
When did we give up the fight?

I can't take the pain of living in this half-life
I can't make it go away living in this half-life
Can we ever find our way living in this half-life?
Or maybe we'll forever stay living in this half-life

I don't want to burst your bubble
I don't want to steal your thunder
But our lives our hinged on these four words
Now it finally come right down to me

Sum up all my courage
Fueled by my rage
Play out every ending
With all the right words to say
Looking into your eyes
Like a soul who's lost there way
Losing all forward momentum
And bravado falls away

All my defenses drop away
I found home but was left astray
Living a nightmare that came from a dream
Brewing my hate and its bursting
I'm in a prison locked away
I found the key but I'm too afraid
Thinking a lifetimes not long to wait
Love won't get better so I'll just stay

I'm alone today
Trapped in these four walls with demons you can't see
I'm alone today
Waiting for words from your lips that you won't say
I'm alone today
Stuck in a rut by a promise that never came
I'm alone today
Holding my tongue while my world just stays the same
Track Name: When is it Time
When is it Time

When is it time to clear the emptiness
When is it time to say goodbye
When is it time to for pride to die
When is it time to to let your walls fall
When is it time to learn to feel again
When is it time to see with open eyes
When is it time to just be free again
When is it time to clear the past away
When is it time to see your not alone
It's right now

When is it time to start to live again
When is it time to just forgive
When is it time to shed those bitter tears
When is it time to make the pain feel less
When is it time to see the world around
When is it time to want to give again
When is it time to reach for the stars
When is it time to know you've mourned enough
When is it time to chase the bliss of life
When is it time to get things started
When is it time to want to smile again
When is it time to want some happiness
It's right now

When is it time to dream another dream
When is it time to hold the ones you love
When is it time to wipe the dust away
It's right now


Maybe she'll refuse to see
Or maybe it's always just been me
I built this wall inside my head
To keep away the things you said
And even though your words were lies
I kept a part of you inside
But now drowning in your choices
A milliion voices
Don't think I never cared
In your time of need, I'll be there
You and I can make a change