Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray Album

Artist(s): Seether

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Seether Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray Cover Art

Tracklist

Fur Cue

length: 3:48
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Dale Stewart, Shaun Morgan, John Humphrey
lyricist: Shaun Morgan

Its all too revealing
Your words are deceiving
I can't let you get in my way
I sense all your actions
Are meant as distractions
You must know I won't play your game
Fake you're more than I can take
And something's going to break
Get out of my head
No shame you're passing all the blame
And nothing's going to change
Get out of my head

You made me realize that's it's all a lie
And it comes as no surprise
Stay for awhile
Stay because you make me smile
There's no compromise

I'm sick of pretending
The thoughts are unending
I can't let you get in my way
I'm no longer pending
My mind set is mending
And now I have something to say
Fake your more than I can take
And something's going to break
Get out of my head
No shame you're passing all the blame
And something's going to change
Get out of my head

You made me realize that's it's all a lie
And it comes as no surprise
Stay for awhile
Stay because you make me smile
There's no compromise

Fake you're more than I can take
And something's going to break
Get out of my head
Shame you're passing all the blame
And nothing's going to change
Get out of my head

You made me realize that's it's all a lie
And it comes as no surprise
Stay for awhile
Stay because you make me smile
I see no compromise

Stay for awhile
Stay because you make me smile
I see no compromise

Stay for awhile
Stay because you make me smile
I see no compromise

Shame your passing all the blame
And nothing's going to change
Get out of my head

No Resolution

length: 3:08
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Troy McLawhorn, Dale Stewart, John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
I'm doing fine
Even though you preyed upon my mind
Been living a lie
Seems that every day it eats me

Yeah and there's no resolution
Yeah but it makes me think twice
Yeah but I need retribution
You don't get it that I'm your pollution

I'm breathing a sigh
In a passing away I'll take my time
I'm still getting high
I love the way it feeds me

Yeah and there's no resolution
Yeah but it makes me think twice
Yeah but I need retribution
You just don't get it that I'm the solution

You can't keep me down my friend
You can't keep me down my friend

I'm doing fine
Even though this hatred plagues my mind
I'm living a lie
But I love the way you need me

Yeah and there's no resolution
Yeah but it makes me think twice
Yeah but I need retribution
You don't get it but that I'm your pollution

Yeah but there's no resolution
Yeah but it makes me think twice
Yeah and I need retribution
You don't get it that I'm the solution now

Here and Now

length: 3:56
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Dale Stewart and Troy McLawhorn
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart, John Humphrey, Troy McLawhorn
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
This fear has me chilled down to the bone
And I have been haunted by these things I still have left to say
I'm weary of fighting this alone
So tired of holding on to strings much better left to fray

And I said
Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me down
And this seems so complicated
When all I want is just the truth

I'm wilted and faded after all
Too strung out and burnt out to be half the man that I could be
I'll never belong inside your world
So black out the sun and leave me to play out the same old tragedy

And I said
Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me out
And this seems too complicated
When all I want is just the truth

Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me out
And this seems too complicated
When all I want is just the truth

You're my savior after all
Use your flame to guide me home
And then lay your hand on me

And I said
Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me down
And this seems so complicated
When all I want is just the truth

Hear me now here and now I'm calling
Memories wear me out
And this seems too complicated
When all I want is a part of you

Country Song

length: 3:50
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Dale Stewart and Troy McLawhorn
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan, Dale Stewart, Troy McLawhorn
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
Well I can't stand to look at you now
This revelation's out of my hands
Still I can't bear the thought of you now
This complication's leaving me scared

Stay when you think you want me
Pray when you need advice
Hey keep your sickness off me tryin to get through
Blame all your weakness on me
Shame that I'm so contrite
Hey keep your fingers off me, why can't I get through?

You think you have the best of intentions
I cannot shake the taste of blood in my mouth

[Chorus]
(Hey) I keep on thinking that it's
(Hey) all done and all over now (whoa)
You keep on thinking you can save me, save me
(Hey) My ship is sinking but it's
(Hey) All good and I can go down (whoa)
You've got me thinking that the party's all over

Well I can't stand to be myself
This liberation's seemingly rare
And I can't stand the taste of your mouth
This sublimation's out of my hands

Stay when you think you want me
Pray when you need advice
Hey keep your sickness off me tryin to get through
Shame you cant take this from me
Bane on the empty mind
Hey keep your fingers off me, why can't I get through?

[Chorus]

Lay down
Just stay down
Lay down because I am trying to get through

Say what you want but you're not gonna win this time
Take what you want, but just leave me alive
Say what you want but you're not gonna win this time
Take what you want, but just leave me alive

[Chorus]

Lay down
Just stay down
Lay down because the party's all over

Lay down
Just stay down
Lay down because I am trying to get through

Master of Disaster

length: 4:19
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
composer: Dale Stewart, Shaun Morgan, Troy McLawhorn, John Humphrey
Steal my sight and then
Fill my mind with foreign words
To keep me wanting.

And speak now child
And chill my heart
With all the hurt and keep me
Suffering

All these promises
Lectures and bold face lies
All these promises
Born of a shameless mind.

Leave me to heal on my own
With those empty cool promises
You stole my dreams
Yeah all my dreams are dead inside
Please let me feel my way home
Without reason or compromise
You stole my dreams
Now all I believe is dead inside

Be quick now child
And soil my bed with all your dirt
Just keep me suffering
All these promises
Lectures and bold face lies
All these promises
Born of a shameless mind

Leave me to heal on my own
With those empty cool promises
You stole my dreams,
Yeah all my dreams I'm dead inside
Please let me feel my way home
Without reason or compromise
You stole my dreams
Now all I believe is dead inside

Don't let me sleep
Take me back
But don't let me be comfortable
If I get too weak
Cut no slack
But don't let me be comfortable

Don't let me sleep
Take me back
But don't let me be comfortable

Leave me to heal on my own
With those empty cool promises
You stole my dreams,
Yeah all my dreams I'm dead inside
Please let me feel my way home
Without reason or compromise
You stole my dreams
Now all I believe in is dead inside

If you say you're alive
When you pray you're a liar
Oh you'll hate when I'm right
And you lay in the fire

Tonight

length: 3:44
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Dale Stewart, John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan, Troy McLawhorn
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
I'm not gonna waste this
This opportunity's mine
I'm sick of complaining
About a beautiful life

How did we get here?
Did we forget all the things inside?
And how do we stay here?
Do we embrace all the things denied?

I feel so alive tonight
You got me feeling sublime
I want to yell it from the rooftops down
Until it's over, and we're older

For my entertainment
You tell a whimsical lie
To keep me complacent
You knock me down with a smile

How did we get here?
How do we pretend everything's alright?
And how do we stay here?
Do we erase all the fear inside?

I feel so alive tonight
You got me feeling sublime
I want to yell it from the rooftops down
Until it's over, and we're older

Like sugar and cyanide
These worlds are gonna collide
I want to yell it from the rooftops down
Until it's over, and we're older

So take me, but go slow
Let me hide somewhere I know
And let this seed grow
Until we finally call this home
So take me, but go slow
Let me hide somewhere I know
And let this seed grow
Until we finally call this home

If I was to die tonight
Would it tear you apart?
Would you yell it from the rooftops down?
Until it's over, and you're older

I feel so alive tonight
You've got me feeling sublime
I want to yell it from the rooftops down
Until it's over, and we're older
Like sugar and cyanide
I want to make it collide
I'm gonna yell it from the rooftops down
Till it's over, and we're older

Pass Slowly

length: 3:28
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Shaun Morgan, Troy McLawhorn, Dale Stewart, John Humphrey
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
I think it’s time for a change
Cause things feel out of touch
And I watch you walk away, again

Well this feels like too much
(Can you take it away?)
And things won’t go my way
Now I’ll have to fade away, my friend

So pass slowly
And carry me down
And render me lonely
When you’re not around

I need to shake off this pain
But courage takes too much
So I have to walk away, again

Oh God I miss your touch
(Can you take it away?)
The way that you keep me safe
I won’t let you fade away, my friend

So pass slowly
And carry me down
Remember me only
When you’re not around

Oh yea, can’t you stay awhile longer?
Oh yea, won’t you stay?
God please stay
And pass slowly
(It’s time for a change)
And whittle me down
(Cause things feel out of touch)
And render me lonely
(I’ll watch you walk away, again)
When you’re not around

So pass slowly
(This feels like too much)
And let me down easy
(And things won’t go my way)
Render me lonely
(I’ll have to fade away, my friend)
When you’re not around

Fade Out

length: 3:54
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan, Troy McLawhorn, Dale Stewart
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
Fade out like a photograph
Just a memory to forget
You burn black like a cigarette
I’ll discard you when I’m done

You break down when you need the rest
What a selfish way to drown
Then lay down with the thief you met
And enjoy the pride you’ve won

So let loose those tears, darling
Cause I’ll turn my back

So tell me the story
How you lose this all I’m guessin’
But don’t tell me you’re sorry
I’m through with it all
And I won’t be back again

I’m burnt out on your etiquette
How you caponize the son
Then lay down with another one
As you canonize yourself

So let loose those tears, darling
Cause I’ll turn my back

So tell me the story
How you lose this all I’m guessin’
But don’t tell me you’re sorry
I’m through with it all
And I won’t be back again

You’re breaking all the rules
And killing all my self-esteem that’s left
You take me for a fool
You’re killing all my self-esteem that’s left

So tell me the story
How you lose this all I’m guessin’
You’re looking so worried
Can you feel it come undone?
Such a pitiful story
But I finally learned my lesson
Don’t tell me you’re sorry
I am through with it all
And I won’t be back again

Roses

length: 4:18
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Dale Stewart, John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan, Troy McLawhorn
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
You feed this disease
Which you shelter underneath the scars
And dream of bitter themes
Rendered helpless by those wicked charms,
But please don't believe when I say its hard to breathe

[Chorus]
Save me even as you break me
Every time you rape me
Leave me coming all undone
Praise me turn your back and hate me
Every time you waste me
Keep me underneath your thumb

You bleed on the sheets
Whisper softly how you love the stars
Then plead on your knees
Pledge your promises to do no harm,
But please just let me be
I still find it hard to breathe

[Chorus x2]

Save me don't turn your back and break me
Every time you rape me
Leave me coming all undone

Down

length: 3:57
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Dale Stewart, John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan, Troy McLawhorn
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
Well you can take back all the smiles
I realize that you choke me out
As you fill my body with doubt
Save all that’s mine
You feel like you can push me round
And rub my face in the ground

With every lesson that you feel is mine
You’ve got to throw it all upon me
Why’d you have to put me down?
And every breath you take is killing mine
You can’t just throw it all upon me
Why’d you have to put me down?

Wish I could take back all that’s mine
I realize now I’m so run down
But I know I’ll figure it out
Please stay awhile
I really think I need this more than I have ever implied

With every lesson that you feel is mine
You’ve got to throw it all upon me
Why’d you have to put me down?
And every breath you take is killing mine
You can’t just throw it all upon me
Why’d you have to put me down?

I guess I’m just another distraction
But who can blame me for wanting it more?

With every lesson that you feel is mine
You’ve got to throw it all upon me
Why’d you have to put me down?
And every breath you take is killing mine
You can’t just throw it all upon me
Why’d you have to put me down?

And every inch you take is suicide
Why’d you ****in’ doubt me?
Why’d you have to put me down?
And every breath you take is killing mine
Why’d you ****in’ doubt me?
Why’d you have to put me down?

Desire for Need

length: 3:34
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
composer: Dale Stewart, Shaun Morgan, John Humphrey, Troy McLawhorn
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
It's so depressing how you wag your tongue
And name with words as you please
I'm second guessing you're the chosen one
Think you can cure my disease?

You wear out, and lay claim to my mind
Get out, I'm begging you please

You're so excited to be
You've got me on my knees
Betray desire for me
But I'm giving up
Yea I'm giving up

As a confession you reach for your gun
And then cry a hole in my sleeve
It's over-rated kissing you for fun
Now all I taste is the sleaze

You wear out, and lay claim to my mind
Get out, I'm begging you please

You're so excited to be
You've got me on my knees
Betray desire for me
But I'm giving up
Yea I'm giving up

You're so excited to be
You've got me on my knees
Betray desire for me
But I'm giving up
Yea I'm giving up

You've got me right where you want me
You've got me feeling so small
You've got me right where you want me
But I'll never deliver myself
I'll never deliver myself

You wear out, and lay claim to my mind
Get out, I'm begging you please

You're so excited to be
You've got me on my knees
Betray desire for me
But I'm giving up
Yea I'm giving up

You're so excited to be
You've got me on my knees
Betray desire for me
But I'm giving up
Yea I'm giving up
I'll never deliver myself

Forsaken

length: 4:20
producer: Brendan O’Brien
lead vocals: Shaun Morgan
mixer: Brendan O’Brien
engineer: Tom Syrowski
recording engineer: Stevie Blacke
background vocals: Troy McLawhorn and Dale Stewart
electric bass guitar: Dale Stewart
guitar: Shaun Morgan
drums (drum set): John Humphrey
additional guitar: Troy McLawhorn
assistant mixer: Martin Cooke
lyricist: Shaun Morgan
composer: Dale Stewart, John Humphrey, Shaun Morgan, Troy McLawhorn
Now I'll take the blame
So forget my name
Just close the blinds so I can come down
I'm naked and shamed
A moth to the flame
Just take my hand so we can both drown

[Chorus]
I'll never believe in you again
I'll never forgive those things you said
My only release is gone and dead
I'll never forsake myself again.

The same sweet game
Your halo is aflame
Feel my heart race
and breathe a sad sigh
Let me wash away
And let go of the pain
Just look away
And turn a blind eye

[Chorus x2]

So hold me down
If I feed I'm stronger
I don't feel no longer
So hold me down
If I feed I'm stronger
I don't feel no longer
So hold me down
If I feed I'm stronger
I don't feel no longer

[Chorus x3]