#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Dance With the Devil” – Breaking Benjamin

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Not BB’s current band members, but they were the ones for this song.

I knew about this theme for a week and still almost missed it! Time just got away from me, I have no other excuse. Better late than never right?

This week’s themes is: Devil/Demon

Click on the link above to hop on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and check out all of the other great choices!

I almost went with Slipknot’s “Devil in I,” but the video is pretty gruesome and surely filled to the brim with traumatizing triggers, so Breaking Benjamin it is! 😀 There’s no official video for this song, so I’m using a fan-made montage of scenes from the movie, Legion. And if you’ve never seen Legion… wow…just wow. *SMH*

Enjoy!

Here I stand, helpless and left for dead…

Close your eyes, so many days go by
Easy to find what’s wrong
Harder to find what’s right

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t stay long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight

Trembling, crawling across my skin
Feeling your cold dead eyes
Stealing the life of mine

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t last long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Goodbye

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley / Mark James Klepaski
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Dance with the Devil lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All right remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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#SongLyricSunday ♫ “The Diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin

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This is quickly becoming my favorite post to look forward to every week! It’s time for #SongLyricSunday again, hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time.

This week’s theme is: Obsession

Obsession comes in many forms and degrees. There are tons of songs that could easily be interpreted as being about some kind of obsession – whether it’s for a person, lifestyle, regret or an addiction, there are a LOT to choose from!

I’ve decided to go with Breaking Benjamin’s “The Diary of Jane,” because I love anything with a plot twist! At first, you think this song is about a guy’s obsession with some woman named Jane, but if you listen carefully, you’ll discover that he’s obsessed with the idea of belonging to or being loved by someone, and anyone will do. To me, Jane in this song represents a kind of Jane Doe. Any girl can be Jane, she’s just an idealism he’s obsessed with being a part of, no matter what. (Hell, for Ben Burnely, I would happily be Jane!) 😉 Enjoy!

 

If I had to
I would put myself right beside you
So let me ask
Would you like that?
Would you like that?

And I don’t mind
If you say this love is the last time
So now I’ll ask
Do you like that?
Do you like that?

No!

Something’s getting in the way.
Something’s just about to break.
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
So tell me how it should be.

Try to find out what makes you tick.
‘Cause I lie down
Sore and sick.
Do you like that?
Do you like that?

There’s a fine line between love and hate.
And I don’t mind.
Just let me say that
I like that
Oh, I like that

Something’s getting in the way.
Something’s just about to break.
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
As I burn another page,
As I look the other way.
I still try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
So tell me how it should be.

Desperate, I will crawl
Waiting for so long
With no love
There is no love
Die for anyone
What have I become?

Something’s getting in the way.
Something’s just about to break.
I will try to find my place in the diary of Jane.
As I burn another page,
As I look the other way.
I still try to find my place in the diary of Jane.

Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley / Aaron C. Fincke / Mark James Klepaski
Lyrics found at: AZLyrics and corrected by me in a few places
The Diary of Jane lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

If you’d like to join in all the fun, follow the link for Helen’s page above!

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Breath

by Breaking Benjamin

I see nothing in your eyes, and the more I see the less I like.
Is it over yet, in my head?

I know nothing of your kind, and I won’t reveal your evil mind.
Is it over yet? I can’t win.

So sacrifice yourself, and let me have what’s left.
I know that I can find the fire in your eyes.
I’m going all the way, get away, please.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

This will be all over soon.
Pour salt into the open wound.

Is it over yet? Let me in.

So sacrifice yourself, and let me have what’s left.
I know that I can find the fire in your eyes.
I’m going all the way, get away, please.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

[Bridge]
I’m waiting, I’m praying, realize, start hiding.

You take the breath right out of me.
You left a hole where my heart should be.
You got to fight just to make it through,
’cause I will be the death of you.

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video, all rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

Some old school BB for y’all. Not the same band members anymore, but still one of my favorite videos. Ben can pull off a perfectly evil face when he wants to. 😛

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Never Again

by Breaking Benjamin

Carry me under, meet me abandoned
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Beautiful anger, breaking the pattern
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Take the color from your eyes
I bleed for you, I bleed for you

Bring the broken back to life
We’ll make it through, we’ll make it through

Empty and perfect, shattered and worthless
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Dragging me further, forget to remember
Show me what’s left, show me what’s left

Take the color from your eyes
I bleed for you, I bleed for you

Bring the broken back to life
We’ll make it through, we’ll make it through

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

And after this world is out of reach
Sober and silent, faded and violent
Hopeless, I fight to fall between
Never surrender, out of the embers
Save a space inside for me

Take the color from your eyes
I bleed for you, I bleed for you

Bring the broken back to life
We’ll make it through, we’ll make it through

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

Never again, never again
Time will not take the life from me

I do not own any rights to this song, video or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents.

Another inspiring song from my Hell on Earth series. Enjoy! Yes, yes I do listen to a lot of Ben 😀

#MusicMonday

Close to Heaven

by: Breaking Benjamin

Pain
Come alive
I try to breathe
Shade my eyes
Follow the damned
I have lost the way again

Stay
Trust in life
Carried beneath
Dead arise
Sorrow avenged
I will face the weak within

So, I’ll stay unforgiven
And I’ll keep love together
And I’ll be yours forever
I’ll sleep close to Heaven

Hate
Lost inside
I dare to dream
Faithless lies
Caught in the web
I will face the weak within

So, I’ll stay unforgiven
And I’ll keep love together
And I’ll be yours forever
I’ll sleep close to Heaven

I’m coming home
I’m coming home
I’m coming home
Release me right now

So, I’ll stay unforgiven
And I’ll keep love together
And I’ll be yours forever
I’ll sleep close to Heaven

I’ll sleep close to Heaven
I’ll sleep close to Heaven

I do not own any rights to these words nor the music video. All rights remain solely with the artists and their respective agents.

Just a little taste of inspiration from my Hell on Earth Series.

Top Video Tuesday

There are certain bands we come across in our lifetime that become our favorites for multiple reasons.  One of the biggest reasons, is because we end up liking nearly every song they ever put out.  That’s rare.  I like a lot of musicians, solo artists and bands, but to like entire albums (every album!) is a genuine rarity.  One such band in my top 3 favorites of all times has been on a 6 year hiatus.

Actually, the original band broke up and the lead singer has been, unfortunately, fighting illnesses.  Then, rumors started circulating awhile ago that he was back on his feet and looking to put out a new album, possibly do some touring.  At the time, they were blips, whispers, no concrete evidence and I didn’t want to get my hopes up.

The other day, I’m cruising down the road, flipping through the channels, trying my hardest not to just revert back to commercial-free CD’s, when I hear the beginning notes of a new song on one of my favorite rock stations.  It grabs me right away.  I’m listening and thinking to myself, I know that sound.  I know that sound so well… Oh, my God, that could be one of their songs! Someone stole their unique sound! Those bastards!

Then he started singing and my mouth dropped open, I looked over at my eldest in the passenger seat and he’s wearing the same, stunned, excited expression I am. (Yeah, I corrupted him from an early age, so he’s my rocker boy).  I started screaming like a teenage groupie and cranked up the volume.

“They’re back!” I cheered out the window to innocent passerby.  “BREAKING BENJAMIN is back, baby!!!”

 

The new album Dark Before Dawn is due to release June 23, 2015, but here are the links to the other two singles already available on YouTube and probably iTunes: Angels Fall and Defeated.  Enjoy!

There’s no keeping Benjamin Burnley down!

(p.s. I learned from this interview that one of the new members was originally from the band Adelitas Way, which I also like, so now I have to go investigate what happened there…)

Triple Lyric Tuesday

I’ve decided that I shouldn’t be held accountable for any posts I write between the hours of midnight and O:Dark:Stupid.  Especially under the influence of cheesecake.

Hope this week’s selection makes up for the random act of madness!

Breaking_Benjamin~ Away by: Breaking Benjamin

“So fly away
And leave it behind
Return some day
With red in your eyes

“I see you,
Cause you won’t get out of my way
I hear you,
Cause you won’t stop screaming my name
I feel you,
Cause you won’t stop touching my skin
I need you,
I’m coming to take you away…”

 

Silversun+Pickups~ Panic Switch by: Silversun Pickups

“And I’ll try, to hold on tight tonight.
Pink slip, inviting me inside.
Wanna burn skin and brand what once was mine,
But the refuse kept ripping them inside.

“If I go anywhere you want me to go,
How do I know you’ll still follow?…”

 

the-all-american-rejects-20090411-504092~ Straightjacket Feeling by: The All-American Rejects

“Back me down from backing up
Hold your breath now, it’s stacking up
Etched with marks, but I can deal
And you’re the problem and you can’t feel
Try this on, straightjacket feeling
so maybe I won’t be alone
Take back now, my life you’re stealing…”

 

*Note: I do not own anything pertaining to these songs.  All rights and copyrights belong to the artists and their respective labels.*