Hands Of Hope

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Hands Of Hope's debut self titled EP

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released March 21, 2014

Our endless gratitude goes to our friends, families and to anyone who has taken any interest in our band whatsoever in the past two and a half years that we have been on this crazy ride. Nothing we could say or do could ever truly show how humbled and amazed we are on a daily basis because of the support you give us in response to our music. We hope that our music connects to some of you in a way that it connects to us, as an outlet when it seems like everything is against you.


Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Sam Bassal @ Dead End Studios
Artwork by Jon Bennet
Photography by PJ Pantelis @ Bigpants Photo

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Track Name: Unbreakable
To all the people who put me down, who pushed me round and locked me out,
look at where I'm going now, I'm getting out of this fucking town.
I've been living my life the wrong way, always worried about what others say,
but now I'm living my life for me, Yeah, I'm living my life for me.

Fuck who you want me to be, I'm living my life for me.
Taking back the reins, Get out of my fucking way.

I'm making up for all the lost time, the days spent wasted hating myself.
Locked inside my own jail, This time I will not fail.

You will never make me break.

For all the countless times throughout my life that i never stood up for myself,
or for my beliefs because i was too afraid of failure,
I am taking a stand against all the shallow minded people that made me hate myself.

Like the shoreline, waves crashing into me, eroding, eroding, eroding, slowly taking everything.

I'm not sure how much more of this that I can take.
But I know one thing for sure, You will never make me break.
Track Name: The Constant
Fighting my own mind, putting monsters, where there is none.

Take a step back and try to realise that you'll never understand what its like in my mind,
constant voices,
always doubting myself and every move I make.
It's more than I can take.
The words that I want to say escape my grasp when the moment arrives,
I feel useless and pathetic, but I won't let this overcome me.

How am I supposed to get better when I cant even tell anyone how i'm feeling?
I cant tell anyone how I'm feeling.

The pen and paper are my only friends, they let my mind escape this cage and spill my thoughts onto the page.
Under grey skies, my dark eyes wander over the horizon and wonder what is next.
I will build my life upon the wreckage of past mistakes,
I realise I'm not the only one about to break.
There are those who have it much worse than me,
but my mind will not defeat me.

These insecurities will not be my defeater.
Track Name: Dear Old Friend
Looking back on those days, they used to be perfect. 

But all it took was for me to close my eyes.

I wish nothing changed, our innocence was blown away.

You fucking turned your back on me in favour of something so self destructive.

The boy you used to be, changed the day you changed the way you lived your passing glance at a life.

I don't miss you, I just miss who used to be my rock when times were tough.



The needle hit your vein,

The pill hit your tongue,

So long to the friend that I once loved.
 
You changed. 
I saw it in your eyes, they were no longer bright. 
They were no longer bright.



The boy you used to be, changed the day you changed the way you lived your passing glance at a life.

I don't miss you, I just miss who used to be my rock when times were tough. 



You wasted away before my very eyes. 



The boy you used to be, changed the day you changed the way you lived your passing glance at a life. 

I don't miss you, I just miss who used to be my rock when times were tough. 



The light left your eyes. 



I just wanted to let you know that I'm doing just fine, 

and I hope that you find your way back.
Track Name: Perfect Child
First born, first loved, but soon enough the novelty wore off.
From then on I was never good enough.
I know I was wanted once but now it seems like i am just another problem you don't want to solve.

I'm sorry I'm not what you were hoping for, I don't wanna fit in.

I'm sorry I'm not the perfect child you were hoping for all those years ago,
I try my best, but its never enough, I just feel like I've been floating along so endlessly on these unknown tides.

Mother, father, how could you do this?
Open your minds and look passed the surface.
There is a universe beneath the skin, all it takes is to look within.


First born, First Loved, but soon enough the novelty wore off.
From then on I was never good enough.

I'm sorry I'm not what you were hoping for, I don't wanna fit in.

I'm sorry I'm not the perfect child you were hoping for all those years ago,
I try my best, but its never enough, I just feel like I've been floating along so endlessly on these unknown tides.
Track Name: Pathways
When I take my final breath, I want to be able to say that I stayed true to my values, my friends and family.

These pathways that we all travel down,
They take me back to where I belong.

They take you back, through all the pain and negativity.
Shaped by decisions that made you who you are today.

These pathways that we all travel down,
They take me back to where I belong.
I can't hold onto a past riddled with mistakes. my path is laid before me, and I have chosen my way back home.

I have chosen to stray from the well worn path, and now I've paved my own way home.

How many moments, how many days, have I spent trying to find my way?
These pathways have shown me the way.

These pathways that we all travel down,
They take me back to where I belong.
I can't hold onto a past riddled with mistakes. my path is laid before me, and I have chosen my way back home.

The bridges you burnt still smouldering even as you tried to rebuild them in vain.
Track Name: Fragility
Take my hand, we'll run away.
Take my hand.

The reaper, he surrounds me, forever trying to take us away.
I have seen the fragility of life right before my eyes, it slips away and its like it was never even there.
It keeps me up at night, always wanting to know the unknown, I just want to know if I'll ever see your face again.
How could you be standing there, alive and breathing, and in an instant, become nothing but a fucking memory?

Take my hand, We'll run away from this place.
I've seen too much death, and I cant get it off my mind.
All I know is that when you are right by my side,
the clouds clear from my head and I start to see the bright side.

Have I seen my last sunrise?
Will I ever open my eyes after I close them tonight?
How could there be nothing after this?
Its impossible to comprehend.
The human mind isn't wired to anticipate its own demise,
What really happens when I'm gone?

Will I ever say my final farewell, or will my life burn to ashes in front of their eyes?
I'll never understand the extent of a life when all I know is that I will fucking die on my own.

I don't want to leave this world wondering why I never said how I felt, why it never felt right.
Sometimes you tend to forget that the people you love are not invincible.

Have I seen my last sunrise?
Will I ever open my eyes after I close them tonight?
How could there be nothing after this?
Its impossible to comprehend.
The human mind isn't wired to anticipate its own demise,
What really happens when I'm gone?