"This Is Now" as written by and James Shanahan....
Another memory and I'm asking myself
Why can't I let the past be the past
Once and for all take a hold of the future
And not let it control what I aspire to have
I see where my decisions have brought me
What's done is done and its time to start again
Can't let it tear me in two waste me away
I gotta believe
Cause this is now
How can I change tomorrow if I can't change today
This is now
If I control myself I control my destiny

What I've seen and what I've been through has made me who I am
There was a time in my life where I had no desire to carry on
I couldn't see a place for me or a will to survive
I never thought to rely on myself or the beliefs that I have denied

But this is now
How can I can change tomorrow if I can't change today
This is now
If I control myself I control my destiny

If I control myself I control my tomorrow
I got to change today
Cause this is now

How can I change tomorrow if I can't change today
I must control myself if I'm to control my destiny

Cause this is now

Cause this is now
How can I change tomorrow if I can't change today
This is now
If I control myself I control my destiny


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"This Is Now" as written by James Shanahan

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    General CommentThis song is so good. I love Hatebreed. Jamey writes some amazing lyrics.
    foreveron April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthatebreed is the shit,ladies and gentlemen. they are the best new metal i have seen in a while(with the exception of killswitch engage)
    patriots20042004on May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSweet Song. Basically about how theres been a lot of crap going on in his life and fear of history repeating itself is running his life. I can relate to this song soo much, i have trouble letting things go.
    BaRbWiReon September 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm amazed more people haven't commented on this....

    I love this song :]
    XaNthUs101on December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis band is badass
    they sound a lot like a mix of pantera and anthrax
    well in the few songs i have heard
    great band!
    blink182suxon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDude, every time I hear this song I want to punch somebody's face in...fucking awesome song. No doubt about it.
    Anthem515on May 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSorry guys. But Hatebreed ain't metal. It's hardcore. More likely moshcore probably.
    Anyway. An amazing track. Powerful and fucking straight to your face
    moptehon August 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's mean, do it now and don't waste your time...
    dedehatebreedon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnother motivational song, by Hatebreed...
    michinobu_zonedon August 29, 2008   Link

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