"Ballast" as written by and Scott C. Stevens Mark Vollelunga....
When did we become these sinking stones?
When did we build this broken home?
Holding each other like ransom notes
Dropping our hearts to grip our brother's throat

You can't see because you don't know
You're caught below, beneath your own shadow
Stuck inside, half alive
Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?
Close your mind, identify
Do you feel, do you feel?
Do you call this a life?
All you waited for
Drowning just to keep score

We always start with good intentions
But lose ourselves along the way

This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that's inside us all
If we don't open our eyes we're walking blind

Anchored in anger, we exile ourselves
Bitter blood builds our prison cell
Darker water now fills our lungs
The depths of our heart have blacked the sun

You can't see because you don't know
You're caught below, beneath your own shadow
Stuck inside, half alive
Do you ever stop to ask yourself why?
Close your mind, identify
Do you feel, do you feel?
Do you call this a life?
All you waited for
Drowning just to keep score

We always start with good intentions
But lose ourselves along the way

This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that's inside us all
If we don't open our eyes we're walking blind

Naked we come, naked we leave
Fools we are, to hold tightly
We are the jail, we are the key
We are free, we are free

This is the time that we let it go
These are the words that will take us home
Singing the song that's inside us all
If we just open our eyes

This is the time that we let it go
This is the pain we are forced to know
Singing the song that's inside
Inside us all, inside us all
Walking Blind


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"This is the Time [Ballast]" as written by Hoffman Will Hawkins Jonathan Taylor

Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    Song MeaningSeems pretty straight forward about how the bitterness and grudges we hold on to bring us down instead of lifting us up. I guess this is the hard rock version of Let It Go. I really like the line, "Drowning just to keep score."
    Marmot14on September 24, 2014   Link
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    General Commentat first he wonders why his wishes are sinking stones.. then he wants to seperate from. them.
    violetcooleron October 05, 2014   Link
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    MemoryHow far can you get until you drown?
    1 2 3....50...60... Happy Birthday.
    You seem to be stuck beneath your own shadow.
    Didn't you notice?
    "Live true to yourself" they say but make sure you don't swim to the surface.
    NameIsMailboxon June 02, 2015   Link

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