Black And White

by Burning Steps

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6-song double-EP by Burning Steps. The first disc called White EP (Nothing To Scream, Mary Kate, Keep Your Eyes Open) represents the light side off the themes and of the band musically and spiritually. The second disc Black EP represents the darker, rawer and dirtier side.

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released March 30, 2012

recorded at Stereo Mysterio in march 2012
engineered by Dan Šatra
cover art by Niky Anais

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Track Name: Nothing To Scream (WHITE)
In desperation you feel alive,
When you wake up from the sweetest dream,
Feeling alone, feeling dead inside,
When all you believed in is now a worthless piece of shit.

What the fuck is going on tonight?
So this is real confusion.
Something in the air does not feel right,
Smell the stink of disillusion.

Why don't you save me from myself?
Why don't you take me somewhere else?

In resignation your strength is gone,
When you're falling down the toilet drain,
Your new philosophy is just a fucking apathy,
And it's too late my friend to get out of this sinking ship.

You try so hard to scream but you realize that you are voiceless,
You could've stop this but your scream is gone, you are voiceless.

Was there ever chance to make it right?
Yes, there was you lazy stupid fuck!
It's not to late, there's a chance to win the fight,
But make it fast or you are forever stuck.

Why don't you save me from myself?
Why don't you take me somewhere else?

Is this too much pressure on you?
Oh, I get it, you're scared to do what's right,
So you've got nothing to think, nothing to whisper,
Nothing to say, nothing to shout...

Nothing to scream - when you're all alone,
Nothing to scream - feeling so dead inside,
Nothing to scream - and you're just too afraid,
Nothing to scream about, nothing to scream.
Track Name: Keep Your Eyes Open (WHITE)
Are you scared of anger-filled youth,
Crawling through your streets at night?
So you close your fucking eyes.
Hey, do you find them extreme,
Spitting on your noble means,
It's gonna haunt you in your dreams.

Stop being such a sheep, don't close your eyes,
Just do it or yourself.
And everytime you go to sleep at night,
You could feel much more alive, you can get it if you try.

The only way to feel alive,
Without a doubt or compromise,
If you wanna keep this fight,
Keep your eyes open,
Keep your eyes open wide tonight.

We're not so fucking clean,
You won't admit it but you think that we're obscene,
And I'm not sorry for anything.
Wake up, modern age is here,
You seem tolerant, but your prejudice are more than clear,
It's the same old story, over and over again.

Wake Up, there's still time to think,
And respect other human beings,
Not look at what they seem to be.
Fuck no! Your fear's all your life,
You're lost in your cowardice,
Go ahead and fucking die.

The only way to feel alive,
Without a doubt or compromise,
If you wanna keep this fight,
Keep your eyes open,
Keep your eyes open wide tonight.
Track Name: Crossing The Lines (BLACK)
What do you think about punkrock scene these days? It's just a bunch of p.c. rules,
It's not even OK to say what's on your mind, in this bullshit ship of fools.
You're making the barriers where it wasn't supposed to be, you got blinded, now you can't see,
Through your pride and through your ignorance, that's why I say:

Bring back the freedom, the freedom of speech,
Bring back the danger, the violent liberty.
Bring back rebellion and fuck the bullshit rules,
Bring back the crossing of lines I see everywhere I go.

Why the fuck do I have to apologize for expressing my fucking self?
I used to think I was taking the way out of step, instead I just blended in the fucking crowd,
What once was a shelter for kids without a hope is now an army ordered to cope,
With your rules and with your uniforms, let's start to make a change.

I won't bow down - I'll follow my own mind,
I won't bow down - I'm not your black and white,
This is the end - I won't obey your rules,
This is the end - it's time to start again.
Track Name: Night Is Over (BLACK)
"What do you know about the pain?" she said,
"What do you know about the suffering?
The sound of my heartbeat still pounding in my head,
What do you know about me at all?

Why do you think that you are just the same?
Have your life been also living hell?
Join me or leave me, choose what I'm gonna be,
Your life or just a story you will tell?

There's no words left to say, at least none to take the pain away,
No, not this time, it's not gonna be alright,
So please turn away from me, I'm nothing but a misery,"
Then she turned out and walked into the night.

He sat alone in silence for some time,
Not knowing what to say or do,
Memories of razorblades have vanished in the air,
"Was that someone who could see me through?

There's no words left to say, at least none to take the pain away,
No, not this time, it's not gonna be alright,
So please turn away from me, I'm nothing but a misery,"
Then he stood up and ran into the night.

But there was nothing more than a cold night air,
He felt nothing again except his own despair,
What was that ghost he hoped to see outside?
Instead of some holy grail - just a darkest night.

Then he woke up at the break of dawn,
He felt alive despite being all alone,
Then he looked outside into the rising sun,
The night was over but the new day has just begun.

New day has begun!
Track Name: Wake You Up Tonight (BLACK)
What is the sound that is waking you up at night?
What is the sound that's gonna wake you up tonight?

You're all alone and always second best,
You gotta get these feelings from your chest,
Before it starts to explode.

This is the time, it's now or never again,
Are you gonna run from yourself or just embrace the pain?
The one that sets you free.

You're waking up to sounds of falling lead,
or is it just the pain that is in your head?
Or it's the new rain falling from the same old sky,
You're left to wonder about the reasons why.

We're all alone, it's all the same as the years go passing by,
No hope ahead, nothing left to lose, you gotta give it one more try.

You're growing up and learn to love your fear,
You don't look over your shoulder or shed a tear,
About your reckless past.

You wanna sing, you wanna cry,
You wanna bleed you wanna live, you wanna die but now you don't know how,
You even don't know why.

You're breaking down again to sounds of falling lead,
But it's still just the pain that dwells in your head,
It's the new rain falling from the same old darkened sky.

We're all alone, it's all the same as the years go passing by,
No hope ahead, nothing left to lose, you gotta give it one more try.
Every broken life, every broken heart, every tear of blood you didn't spill in a fight,
Every tear uncried, every song unsung, all of this is gonna wake you up tonight.

This is the sound that's gonna wake you up tonight,
This is the sound of your life.