The Cost of Living

by Move Forward

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3-song 7" released on marbled blue vinyl. Available on our webstore, mvfwd.bigcartel.com and at www.hellfishfamily.com

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released September 19, 2010

Mastered by Paul Miner

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Move Forward Phoenix, Arizona

Melodic Hardcore band from Phoenix, AZ.
Formed in 2008.
Recommended for fans of Comeback Kid, With Honor, Bane, Strike Anywhere, Another Breath, Raised Fist, etc.

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Track Name: Life Is Not a Dress Rehearsal
He said, "I gotta get outta here,
I'm breaking down and I'm losing my mind. I've got nothing left."

This is my time to change my life, we fall asleep each night
Dreaming of what might be
We spend our hours planning
Out our days
This is my time
I'm moving on
But just enough for me to write
This song
Only to return to reality
Maybe I'm just meant for this

CHORUS
These things never seem to work out for me
But I wouldn't change them for anything
Some days never seem to end for me but I wouldn't change them for anything
I'm so happy to be just who I am


This is my time to move along
I'm not just a boring song
I'm counting my hours
Count my days
Nine to five, I think I'm out of time
Back and forth - up and down
I swear that I'm not really like this
Maybe I'm just wearing thin

I'm sick of this fucking town
Full of fair-weather friends
And die-hard acquaintances
Saying, "maybe someday we'll leave this place. What do you say?"

CHORUS

Tell all my friends
I swear I'm leaving this time
I know you don't believe me
But we'll be tighter when I come back around
Track Name: The Cost of Living
This number game is too complicated
It leaves broke and uneducated
All the while we strive for ground
Manipulated to keep us down!

Placated into social unrest
Because blind eyes can't see you through
The system was made to keep us in line
And maintained by me and you

How do you get a world to eat shit with a smile on their face, you just make them forget
The tallest staircase has a lowest step
Each one as important (as the next)

This number game is too complex
These tax men break and breathe down our necks
All the while we strive for ground
Manipulated to keep us down

I can't believe
What I thought was important to me
Was just an elaborate scheme
To steal my self esteem

But I won't let these dark days bring me down

We're fuckin tired
Spinning these wheels
In a machine that's designed to feed off our labor
It gets bigger everyday
But we're not moving on

Every day now is full of strife
But I'm down here to take back my life
Every step has its rightful place
I'll find my own way out
This number game is complicated
We need to get ourselves educated
Stick together and take strength in the crowd
We'll all keep moving on
Track Name: Now or Never
I've never been so afraid
I've never had so many choices to make
We spend all our time trying to find out why
We waste our lives trying to buy more time

I'm tired of being full of resentment
The way this fucking place always makes me feel
I swore I won't become so many things I've done
But life has a funny way of breaking promises

CHORUS
It's come to pass once again
And I'll say goodbye to my friends
This uncertainty has become
The only thing to rely on

All the things we fear the most
Fester to the point of boiling over
A worst case plan for a moot point
Of something that might not have ever happened

I'm tired of being full of resentment
The way this fucking place always makes me feel
I swore I won't become so many things I've done
But life has a funny way of breaking promises

CHORUS

It happens again
I get caught up in the moment
Thinking it's now or that it's never
How could this be?

This is what it is to
Love something so much that it hurts
I splitting at the seams
And I'm losing my nerve
I'll bide my time
While these days wear thin
But I found my own way to get outta here