Self​-​Worth

by Actions Speak Louder

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Second released EP from Orlando post-hardcore band, Actions Speak Louder.

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released January 27, 2017

Production: Evan McKeever
Vocal Production: Andrew Wade

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Actions Speak Louder is post hardcore band from Orlando.

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Track Name: Beat the Odds
Just ‘cause you made it to the top, doesn’t mean you worked the hardest to get there.
I scaled this summit on my own. I wasn’t privileged with your stairs.
Don’t underestimate what you don’t understand.
Some people get a free ride. I get by the only way I can.

I may be poor, but you're cheap.
I may struggle, but it's you who's weak.
Dodging bullets until I drop a bomb.
Maybe it ain’t right, BUT YOU’RE WRONG.

It’s not the man in the fight, it’s the fight in the man.
This isn’t a war that you can win.
The crowd fills the air with their applause,
‘cause I don’t get even...
I BEAT THE ODDS!

Keep running your mouth. Yea, we know it’s just for show.
Only thing bigger than your mouth IS YOUR EGO.

If you don’t wanna be talked down to, don’t get short with me then.
I’ll do whatever it takes to win. IF YOU CAN’T JOIN ‘EM, beat ‘em.

Do you get it? Does it click?
Speaking ill of others, but it’s you who’s sick.
Talk your trash, but the garbage is you.
Just because you aged, DON’T MEAN YOU GREW.

It’s not the man in the fight, it’s the fight in the man.
This isn’t a war that you can win.
The crowd fills the air with their applause,
‘cause I don’t get even...

You’re an instigator with no fight.
Got a lot of bark, but you got no bite.
Now you’ve hit the floor, it’s not my fault.
You overlooked the UNDERDOG.
I SEE THE LIGHTNING, BUT I FEEL NO THUNDER.
SHOULDN’T’VE WOKEN ME FROM MY SLUMBER.
NOW YOU WITHDRAW AS FEAR ENGULFS,
WHEN THE UNDERDOG BECOMES THE WOLF.

It’s not the man in the fight, it’s the fight in the man.
This isn’t a war that you can win.
Crowds fill the air with their applause,
‘cause I don’t get even...
I BEAT THE ODDS!
Track Name: Back to the Start
This armor that I wear, is broken beyond repair,
but this armor that I wear is the reason I'm still here.
My heart, my brain, are two separate things.
One holds the key. The other drives me insane.

The truth is that you never felt like home.
All the time I was with you, I never felt more alone.
I’ll do my best to forget all the pain you left.
I called it love. You called it off.
You left for less like it’s effortless.

You don’t know how to care.
YOU DON’T LOVE FAIR (x2)

This is the part where we depart.
I guess it’s right back to the start.
I scratched your back, but you stabbed mine.
They say love is patient, love is kind,
but I’ve lost my patience, ‘CAUSE YOU’RE NOT KIND!

In a relationship, it ain’t about you. It’s about two.
I thought I did everything right, BUT IT STILL WASN’T ENOUGH.

YOU NEVER PUT ANY EFFORT IN WHAT WE HAD.
You said you’d always have my back, but where you at?
I’M FEELING MY CHEST CAVE,
‘CAUSE YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY,
BUT NOT IN A GOOD WAY,
MORE LIKE I’M SUFFOCATING.

YOU DON’T LOVE FAIR (x2)

This is the part where we depart.
I guess it’s right back to the start.
I scratched your back, but you stabbed mine.
They say love is patient, love is kind,
but I’ve lost my patience.

It’s hard to forget someone who gave me so much to remember,
but when the best days are in the past, I’M MOVING FORWARD!
I REMEMBER WHY I PLAY IT SAFE.
‘CAUSE I’M DONE MAKING THESE MISTAKES.
GUESS I WASN’T WORTH FIGHTING FOR, RIGHT?
I need a sidekick, NOT A KICK TO THE SIDE.

YOU DON’T LOVE FAIR

This is the part where we depart.
I guess it’s right back to the start.
I scratched your back, but you stabbed mine.
They say love is patient, love is kind,
but I’ve lost my patience, ‘CAUSE YOU’RE NOT KIND!
Track Name: When All Home Is Lost
THIS PLANET HAS SPOKEN. THERE’S NO HOME FOR THE BROKEN.

There’s nowhere I belong. No place to call my own.
I only have one friend, it’s just me once again.
My life is just one big joke, but you won’t hear me laughing, no.

I’m realizing I really don’t like anyone.
In the end when I’ve played my part,
Hell will be a walk through the park.

One step forward.
Then it’s two steps back.
Feels like it’s world war three,
but it’s the world versus me.

These four walls are not my friend.
These four walls are not my friend.
These four walls are not my friend.
ONCE A HOME, THIS IS NOW A PRISON.

Running in circles faster than the second hand.
Jumping out, but I never look where to land.

One step forward.
Then it’s two steps back.
Feels like it’s world war three,
but it’s the world versus me.

Everything I thought this could be (could be) is falling apart, slowly but surely.
I fight my own battles, my own demons.
Don’t try to help, cause my demons will bring you hell.

SMILE IF YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH.
LAUGH IF YOU CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE.

One step forward.
Then it’s two steps back.
Feels like it’s world war three,
but it’s the world versus
One step forward.
Then it’s two steps back.
Feels like it’s world war three,
but it’s the world versus me.
Track Name: Tunnel Vision (featuring Kiarely Castillo)
There’s something you should know.
I’m not perfect. Darling that’s debatable.
She said she didn’t want to waste my time,
but life without her is definitely a crime.
She said she’d just get in the way,
but darling you are the way.

You took me for a spin,
Lost my heart to you, but I call it a win.
Boy you’re my only mission
You give me tunnel vision.
Finally found the girl I’ve been looking for.
She’s flawless, and I couldn’t ask for more.
Finally found the man I’ve been waiting to meet.
Knew it was him the way he swept me off of my feet.

I caught wind that you caught a feeling.
Boy you’re a dreamer. Yes love, and you’re the dream.
All the cliches, they now make perfect sense.
It's like the stars aligned. They haven't moved since.
I’m most awake lying next to you.
I’ve never been so afraid. Now I’ve got something to lose.

You took me for a spin,
Lost my heart to you, but I call it a win.
Boy you’re my only mission
You give me tunnel vision.
Finally found the girl I’ve been looking for.
She’s flawless, and I couldn’t ask for more.
Finally found the man I’ve been waiting to meet.
Knew it was him the way he swept me off of my feet.

Even if you broke my heart,
I’d still love you as the pieces fall apart.

It takes someone close to hurt the most.
How do I know that won’t be you?
‘Cause you’ve got butterflies. I’ve got a whole zoo.

You took me for a spin,
Lost my heart to you, but I call it a win.
Boy you’re my only mission
You give me tunnel vision.
Finally found the girl I’ve been looking for.
She’s flawless, and I couldn’t ask for more.
Finally found the man I’ve been waiting to meet.
Knew it was him the way he swept me off of my feet.
Track Name: Moral Duty (featuring Chris Parketny)
I know who I am, and who I must become.
Not an easy path, but it's the only one.
It’s time for a change.
No longer will I remain the same.

Routine has become the enemy.
Security confines us all.
It’s time to show what we’re all about.
Don’t count the days. Make the days count.

Come on, come on, come on, come on.
We’re not afraid to die.
We fear what we’ll leave behind.
Most alive when I’m closest to death.
Holding on to my final breath.
We may fail, but we’re the ones who will take the leap.
They call us dreamers, but we don’t sleep.

Criticized for speaking my mind
Ridiculed for not falling in line.
You sit there and complain, but what you doing to make a change?
If you’re not part of the solution, THEN YOU’RE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
STEP UP OR STEP ASIDE.
IT’S CALLED MORAL DUTY. NOT MORAL OPTION
DON’T RUN FROM DISASTERS, TURN AND RUN TOWARDS THEM.

Come on, come on, come on, COME ON!
We’re not afraid to die.
We fear what we’ll leave behind.
Most alive when I’m closest to death.
Holding on to my final breath.
We may fail, but we’re the ones who will take the leap.
They call us dreamers, but we don’t sleep.

(Chris Parketny)
“We are the chosen ones.
We’ll light the flame for the others.
We’ll grab the torch and lead the way.
We’re not invincible, but we will not run for cover.
We’ll stand our ground and break away.”

If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem.
It’s time to speak up, even if your voice shakes.

We’re not afraid to die.
We fear what we’ll leave behind.
Most alive when I’m closest to death.
Holding on to my final breath.
We may fail, but we’re the ones who will take the leap.
They call us dreamers, but we don’t sleep.
Track Name: Into the Sun
When I got to heaven,
you were nowhere to be found.
I asked the angels where you were.
Said you didn’t make it above ground.
I pleaded God to save you,
but there was nothing he could do,
so I’ll throw myself into the sun.
Hold tight baby. Tell the devil to run.

I can’t stay here without you. Paradise becomes a hell.
This death is killing me. SO STRIP ME OF MY WINGS.

She lost a child.
Suicide was her way out.
So she was exiled.
but isn’t that like kicking her when she’s down?

When I got to heaven,
you were nowhere to be found.
I asked the angels where you were.
Said you didn’t make it above ground.
I pleaded God to save you,
but there was nothing he could do,
so I’ll throw myself into the sun.
Hold tight baby. Tell the devil to run.

Hands are shaking. Bones are breaking.
This pain I’m enduring it’s never-ending.
I love you most, second to none,
but because of you, i’m a villain,
because the hero would never make the choice that I would.
If I had to choose between saving you or preventing the end of the world,
I’d save you.

Hell is no place for her. IT IS NOT WHAT SHE DESERVES.

When I got to heaven,
you were nowhere to be found.
I asked the angels where you were.
Said you didn’t make it above ground.
I pleaded God to save you,
but there was nothing he could do,
so I’ll throw myself into the sun.
Hold tight baby. Tell the devil HE’S DONE!

IF THE DEVIL DOESN’T LET YOU GO,
I’M KNOCKING HIS TEETH DOWN HIS THROAT.
IF HE DOESN’T LET YOU LEAVE,
HE’S GONNA HAVE TO DEAL WITH ME.