Letters Of An Untold Story

by The Giving

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Dave Miller WOW Amazing album ! Melodic hardcore that carries some great pace through the whole thing without the predictable song structures. It reminded me of great 90's era hardcore bands in some parts. Really good to see a fresh take in 2016 - Looking forward to see these guys rise up and get noticed! Favorite track: Waiting To Be Seen.
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released December 26, 2015

Produced by THE GIVING Collective
Recorded & Mixed by Florian Nowak and Marc Wüstenhagen at Dailyhero Recordings, Berlin
Mastered by Alex Kloss at Maarweg Studios, Köln
All Music & Lyrics by THE GIVING

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The Giving Davos, Switzerland

Melodic HC/Punk with a positive attitude. Five swiss dudes trying to make sense out of a confusing world ... in search for love, meaning and joy.

Founded in late 2014, with members of Set The Destroyer, Totemstack & Almaza Kings.

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Track Name: A New Day
Raise your eyes from sleep
Get up on your feet
And walk into the arms
Of a promising morning sun
This day is hiding the unknown

The wind is changing its direction
A different shape of things to come
Forget the past
Let go of what you can’t control
Forget everything you’ve ever known

A given chance to change
To start it all over again
Yesterday’s gone
Today we’ll keep moving on

This time we’ll make it count
With every single breath we take
Towards a new beginning
Towards the dawn of a new day
Towards the beginning of
Of a new day
Track Name: The Aftermath
/// The Aftermath

This morning’s silence
Is far worse than
Those words we spoke
Last night

I could not help
Tearing you up
And now i feel sorry
For these words i have spoken
A bitter taste of regret
Is breathing down my neck
Grief splits me open
As i feel the distance growing

But i know
We can’t continue
As we are
And there’s no turning back
No turning back
But i know
We can’t continue
As we are
And there’s no turning back

Please
Don’t turn your back on me
Let me hold you
Even if it’s for the last time
I know
This was not what you’ve expected
But believe me this is me
Reaching out to you

Don’t ask me
To say that i don’t love you
It’s not that easy
Can’t you see?
We’re not where we want to be
And still we’re here
Fighting not to walk away from this

Don’t move away from the ache
Before it leads you back to the beloved

Don’t walk away
Don’t walk away from this
Don’t walk away
Don’t walk away from us.

Please
Don’t turn your back on me
Let me hold you
Even if it’s for the last time
I know
This was not what you’ve expected
But believe me this is me
Reaching out to you
Track Name: Adapt Or Suffer
/// Adapt or Suffer

Lost inside memories
I'm dwelling in days of future past
As the present fades away in time
Unpleasant feelings arise
A desire for more
For more to come
More of what has been

How did I get here?
What has been falling along the way?

Losing ground under my feet
I can't get a grip on anything
Nothing's like it used to be
I'm telling you something is missing
A life once lived
Free of sorrow
These days are gone

How did I get here?
What has been falling along the way?

Everything changes all the time
We live in a world of momentariness
If i could only let it go
I know
Change is inevitable
It's not that bad
As long as I can keep the fear from my mind

It is what it is
Adapt or suffer
This time
No excuses
This time
No excuses
Track Name: Ten Years
Ten years back
I still remember the day
When we got started
Endless nights, counting days
Not a single breath wasted away
We've come so far
And there's so much further to go

In you
I've found meaning and joy
With you
I laughed so many times
Together
We'll keep going on
Together
We'll stand

These melodies are still playing in my head
Up and down, i can't get enough
Every time together leaves me so alive
I wish this moment could last forever

In you
I've found meaning and joy
Through you
I love myself
Together
We'll keep going on
Together
We'll stand

Ten years from now
We’ll remember this day
When we got started
Endless nights, counting days
Not a single breath wasted away
I wonder whether we'll be
Still coming together
Singing these songs
Track Name: Life Of Danger
Sometimes you find yourself
In the middle of nowhere
And sometimes in the middle of nowhere
You find yourself
Wherever life is taking you
No matter what circumstances you’re in
Don’t become discouraged so easily
Have faith
Cause I believe in seeing you rise

We are living
This life of danger
We’re not afraid
Of falling down
We are willing
To risk our lives
Uncompromised and alive

Ever reaching for the sky

Sometimes it’s hard
To keep going on
Our hearts get broken
We’re left alone

Don’t give up
It’s not the end
Never say die
Come take my hand

Life goes on and so are you
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

We are living
This life of danger
We’re not afraid
Of falling down
We are willing
To risk our lives
Uncompromised and alive

Ever reaching for the sky

If you don’t try
You’ll never know
This is the way you gotta go
To make your dreams come true
And live the life you always wanted to

Don’t give up
It’s not the end
Never say die
Come take my hand

We are living
This life of danger
We put our lives
On the line
At the drop of a hat
With all our hearts
Forever and alive

It’s not safe
You’ve got to trust
Whatever it takes
You’ve got to trust
Whatever it takes
Whatever it takes

Nothing’s ever for sure
And you’ll never know what’s waiting
You’ll never know what’s waiting
What’s waiting for you
Track Name: Waiting To Be Seen
In a time where things get thrown away
Instead of fixing them
Everything is losing its value
We switch from one person to another
Waiting for "the one" to make us happy
Finding nothing but disappointment
Unable to love, but consume

We're trying to improve the play
By replacing the protagonists
Facing nothing but empty halls
Again and again the same frustrating show
Looking for the missing pieces
To close the gaps in our hearts
No one will come and make you complete
Cause that's what they all are looking for

Love me for my imperfection
Accept me for who I am
With all my flaws and contradictions
Love me like you've never been hurt before
Not for me or because of you
Just do it for the sake of love

We live according to someone's expectations
Sacrificing our freedom and self esteem
Compromise by betraying ourselves
Just to get the acknowledgement that
We've been craving so desperately
We refuse to take responsibility
Projecting our desire upon each other
Living on someone else's expense

Love me for my imperfection
Accept me for who I am
With all my flaws and contradictions
Love me like you've never been hurt before
Not for me or because of you
Just do it for the sake of love

A life of dependance
Out of fear of loneliness
How can we be together
If we can't be alone?
How can we see the beauty in each other
If we don't see it in ourselves?
For we are beautiful creatures
Waiting to be seen

This is the time to fix what's broken
To hold on to for what it's worth
We stand together through good and bad
Forgive ourselves for what we've done
Approach each other with open hearts
Reach out for "the ones" willing to see
To find everything we ever dreamed of
And give it all away
Track Name: We're All The Same
What the hell did we think was gonna happen?
We were trying to do something good
We were being human beings
What are we now?
I can't picture it anymore
We don't know what's coming next
What have we done?
The fences are down
The fire is still burning
You better run
Somewhere far away
From there
But we're not going anywhere
We're all the same
We’re all the same
We’re all the same
All the same
Is this who we are?
We can't go back
We don't really have a choice
Never trust
Never again
We could have listened to what the world was telling us
Did we wanna hear it?
We still don't
We should have listened to what the world was telling us
Track Name: Never Miss A Good Chance To Shut Up
I've got nothing to say
Not now, not today
Why is this so hard for you to relate?
No need to override the silence

Feel this sensation, these thoughts, the movement
Let's contemplate for a moment
Feel this sensation, these thoughts, the movement
Let us unfold this agitation

I've been talking too much
Nonsense, small talk
Why do we need to speak all the time?

Feel this sensation, these thoughts, the movement
Let's contemplate for a moment
Feel this sensation, these thoughts, the movement
Let us unfold this agitation

What we do or say is not important
There's so much more far beyond a conversation
Stay with me, just stay with me
Stay with me

I've got nothing to say
Not now, not today
Why is this so hard for you to relate?
No need to override the silence

Feel this sensation, these thoughts, the movement
Let's contemplate for a moment
Feel this sensation, these thoughts, the movement
Just let me be alone together
Track Name: Break Into The Light
You see
I was never meant to be
A vessel formed by your needs
You say you love me
And truly your demands are restricting me

You subject me to your ideals
I thought this love was unconditional
We were meant to be free
And now it's all gone
Now it's all gone

Every time we try
Nothing's like it seemed
Nothing's like it seemed

We've lost touch, broken hearts
Death casts a thin shadow over our lives
The scab has been picked off the wound
Have we betrayed ourselves by denying our past?

Every time we try
Nothing's like it seemed
Nothing's like it seemed

Everything's falling apart
I am confused and overwhelmed
Are we still free to walk away?
Are we still meant to be?
Bring me back to consciousness
Cause I am trapped in this nightmare
Am I dreaming?

We can't afford to collapse, not now

We've got to overcome
This weakness
Reject this fear and anxiety
Surrender the defenses
Of this hopeless situation
Reclaim this love
Let's leave this darkness
And break into the light
Track Name: Across Each Other
Don't put your faith in me
I promise i'll disappoint you
Trust me in this for once
I will let you down with no remorse

Like a leaf blowing with the wind, we're floating on separate islands
Wandering across each other from time to time
Forever - is just a concept in your head
Each moment - trapped in eternity
That's all we will ever get
That's all we will ever get
Isn't it beautiful, don't you think?

Here we go again

Behind every corner
There is a blank page
Waiting to be filled with letters of an untold story
Whose mystery lies behind the attractive nature of a transient event

Like a leaf blowing with the wind, we're floating on separate islands
Wandering across each other from time to time
Forever - is just a concept in your head
Each moment - trapped in eternity
That's all we will ever get
That's all we will ever get

Come with me
We need this now
Let's see how far we can get
This could be our only chance
Yesterday is gone
Tomorrow won't be born
Time to move on
You should go home
The odds are running low
I'm waving
Goodbye
Track Name: Departed
This is the science of recurrence
The lingering sound of imperfection
Echoing wearily from a distance
As we lose sight of each other

I’ve been here before
Coming up this dried-out stream
Exhausted by a deficient desire
Receiving the transmission returning to collapse back upon itself

We’re stranded
On this idle desert
Lurking by an extinguished fire
We’re stranded
On this idle desert
Watching the smoke dissolving into nothing

We’re lurking by an extinguished fire
Watching the smoke dissolving into nothing
As we’re breathing what’s left
Of this poisonous reaction

I thought this time was gonna be different
That we would make it past the point
Where we left off the last time we did

Striking the sails
This boat is sinking irresistibly into the depth
Of an entangling ocean
Sinking and sinking

We’re sinking
Into the depth
Of an entangling ocean
We’re sinking
Towards the bottom
Of our existence

I thought this time was gonna be different
That we would make it past the point
Where we left off the last time we did

Striking the sails
This boat is sinking
Sinking sinking sinking

We’re sinking
Towards the bottom of our existence

Hold on tight
I will not let you go
I’m with you until the end