#SongLyricSunday & #RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Give Me A Sign” – Breaking Benjamin

It’s the last Sunday of the month; last collaboration of these two great musical challenges. I’m hitting you with another chart topper by Breaking Benjamin, because I don’t have time to search for anything else and I’ve already posted “Giving In” by Adema. And while I find the video for “Gives You Hell” by All American Rejects funny, it’s not exactly hard rock, which is what I was aiming for this last week of HALLOWEEN month!

This week’s theme is: Give/Giving

Fun Fact: Almost all of Ben Burnley’s songs are inspired by his very real phobias and paranoia’s, of which he has so many, he travels by sea for European tours, because he is deathly afraid of flying. In an interview at the release of the album Phobia, he admitted that the amount of his fears is: “You name it, I’ve got it” and revealed the album had been named after this part of himself. One of those phobias is getting sick, and The Dear Agony album cover is his actual brain scan, manipulated, of course, to show the popular Breaking Benjamin logo inside it. Ben did fall deathly ill due to alcoholism before getting his new band together, and claims he is still fighting this illness. The Dark Before Dawn album, which was the first released by the new band, symbolizes a new hope for the lead singer, though, rather than an old fear; it has the ultrasound image of his son in the sun.

Enjoy!

Dead star shine
Light up the sky
I’m all out of breath
My walls are closing in

Days go by
Give me a sign
Come back to the end
The shepherd of the damned

I can feel you falling away
No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I’ll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain
I’m falling apart
Leave me here forever in the dark

[music]

Daylight dies
Blackout the sky
Does anyone care?
Is anybody there?

Take this life
Empty inside
I’m already dead
I’ll rise to fall again

I can feel you falling away
No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I’ll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain
I’m falling apart
Leave me here forever in the dark

God help me I’ve come undone
Out of the light of the sun
[God help me I’ve come undone
Out of the light of the sun]

I can feel you falling away
No longer the lost
No longer the same
And I can see you starting to break
I’ll keep you alive
If you show me the way
Forever, and ever
The scars will remain

Give me a sign
There’s something buried in the words

Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood

Just give me a sign
There’s something buried in the words

Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood

[Just give me a sign
There’s something buried in the words

Give me a sign
Your tears are adding to the flood]

Forever, and ever
The scars will remain

*Note: Some of the music and lyrics were cut out to shorten the song for the video, and are noted in the [brackets].

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Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley
Lyrics found on Google
Give Me a Sign lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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.

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♪♫ Song Lyric Sunday is hosted by Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. Make sure to check her out by clicking on the “theme” link above, and stop by all the other participant’s sites to hear their song picks for today! ♫♪

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♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Dance With the Devil” – Breaking Benjamin

For this last week or so of the month, I’m going to be posting songs you might find on a rocker’s Halloween Playlist. Most of them are from movies you’d watch during this spooky time of year. I don’t care for slasher/horror films, myself – but if there’s one thing that can scare the hell out of me it’s horror movies with a religious theme. Blame it on the early influence of an Irish Catholic grandma. Omen, The Exorcist, Rosemary’s BabyThe Prophecy, etc. have all left memorable, if not unfavorable impressions. Yet, while those movies are designed to terrify, I do enjoy religious movies full of action and suspense like Devil’s Advocate, Constantine, Stigmata (my personal favorite), and Legion.

Legion was a bit underrated in my opinion for having so many big name actors in it, but that’s probably because it was more of a mash up between The Seventh Sign and 30 Days of Night with killer angels, rather than an in-depth story with complex characters. Still, if you’ve never seen it, it’s worth watching at least once. The trailer can be found here.

I couldn’t go an entire month of rock without sharing one of my all-time-ever favorite bands, Breaking Benjamin – and fortunately for me, they have hundreds of songs to choose from, because I post about them A LOT. 😀 Though BB has tracks for both video games (Halo 2) and other movies (Surrogates, Hellboy, The Conjuring, etc.) – their song “Dance With The Devil” cannot be found on any soundtrack anywhere. Which sucks, because it would be perfect for so many movies. Lucky for us, a fan out there put the music to scenes from Legion, which is awesome – I was getting tired of watching the Devil’s Advocate one, and unfortunately BB never made an official video for this song. There should be some rule against that…

Enjoy!

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.

♫♪ Rocktober Musicfest is hosted by Mary B. at Jingle, Jangle, Jungle. Check out her website if you’d like to join the event. There’s no restriction against joining after October 1st or limit/requirement to how many times you have to post for the month. It’s really easy and fun! ♪♫

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#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

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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 😀

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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.