Silence is a frustrating answer when all you want is a sign.
Silence is a frustrating answer when all you wanted is a sign.

It’s hard to be surrounded by the ones that you love when they keep passing you by.
(passing you by)

Beneath the tough facade I know that we are getting through.
None of us are ready to just remember you.

Whenever you are lost, I know that we can find you standing outside screaming at the sky.

Don’t let the tears of agony consume your heart.
Let it beat on in hopes and dreams of a new start.

No one knows the weight on your shoulders.
No one knows the burdens you bare. These thoughts won’t stop.

I’d be so easy to take the easy way out. I’d be so easy to take the easy way out.

Compassion is a beautiful thing, so show some for yourself.
Rock solid from the outside looking in.
Rock solid from the outside looking in. Inside you’re praying for help.
Rock solid from the outside looking in. You’re praying for help.

It’s hard to be surrounded by the ones that you love when they keep passing you by.
(passing you by)

Beneath the tough facade I know that we are getting through.
Life is a gift. Remember this. Remember this.

Break free. Break free. Break free.

I know silence is a hard answer when all you want is a sign.
Patience is a virtue. (a virtue) You will be revived.


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Cutting The Ties song meanings
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    General CommentIm so glad this album came out today. My good friend's dad passed away a few days ago and it was very unexpected. God has really worked through the guys of August Burns their music always seems to help me and lots of others in rough situations. This song really caught my attention. The lyrics of this song are words of hope and this song, and entire album, will speak to many people. It is very important to never loose sight of the goal when you are at your darkest hour. "Patience is a virtue. You will be revived.
    Hellonewmanon June 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commenthmm this song seems like its about someone who lost someone dearly in their life...and jake is saying you should always stay strong. "no one knows the weight on your shoulders" that probably means this person got affected by this loss dearly. but jake is saying you will have to move on, you will meet the person someday in heaven? oh and this person seems like confused about the death of the person he/she loved.
    Timbahon June 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commentcutting the ties means to "let go" pretty much of something bad
    Timbahon June 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about losing someone you love or someone that you know and that it is hard to get by when all in your mind is their death. "Don�t let the tears of agony consume your heart.
    Let it beat on in hopes and dreams of a new start." This means that crying wont help and that you must continue to move on and find comfort to forget what happened and live on life.
    SergioHXCon July 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's amazing how bands and their music can help you in a bad mood or in a bad time . (in this case , abr which is my favorite band)
    this song is about not giving up your goals , even in the darkest hours or the worst times .
    No one knows the weight on your shoulders.
    No one knows the burdens you bare. These thoughts won’t stop.
    "it'd be so easy to take the easy way out"
    shachar100on August 25, 2014   Link

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