.​.​.​And This Is Why We Are Alone

by Altona

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released June 28, 2019

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Altona Perth, Australia

Altona is a melodic hardcore band, with members from Worlds Apart and Surroundings\Old Devil.
Inspired by the likes of Counterparts, Defeater, Norma Jean and Balance and Composure, Altona craft fast, riffy and lyrically powerful and relatable songs. ... more

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Track Name: Början
It seems I live my life
In a sea of dialogue
An exhalation of sadness
A voice carried in the wind
Trembling from the rain
That floods the streets
Guilt runs through the words
That gently caress the pavement
Darkness swells,
In everything I've said and done
Or has it always been my defense all along.
There are no battles left to be fought,
Won or lost.
Defeat is in the blood
That fills my veins
Track Name: Stale
Staring into myself i see a man turn to dust
A heart of gold begins to rust
I gave it everything but i wasn't good enough
I always said that I'd be free
i never thought this could be me


Trapped, in a world of consequence liars and cheats get the best of us
Consumed, by a lack of confidence
Doubt in myself, tears me to shreds.


Staring into myself i see a man turn to dust
A heart of gold begins to rust
I'll count the burdens that press against my chest,
Slave to broken mind, an endless process, wasting time


We'd stand on mountains and laugh at the sun
We told the world
That we
We were the fortunate ones
We were in love, invincible
Victims of confidence that life
beat out of us
We'd stand on mountains and laugh at the sun
We told the world
That we
We were the fortunate ones
We were in love, invincible
We were in love
We were in love


I'll take you back to a time when we were young and free
No pain no hurt no tears just you and I in ecstasy
Seeking horizons we vowed to live our lives in peace
But life had other plans and we were never meant to be
It beat us down I swear we'd never felt so far away
It took your hand and lead you down a path I could not take
It wasn't your fault
It wasn't my fault
We were in love


We were in love
We were in love
Track Name: Insomnia
Trying to find my feet
I stumble in and out of daydreams and distractions
I'm struggling to find some ground

Day in and day out
I walk these once familiar streets
Now they mean nothing to me
Now they mean nothing to me


Why does it always have to be like this
Sleepless nights through tired eyes
Through tired eyes
With a head so full i can't seem to sleep at night
I try my best to put this into words
it leaves me staring at walls


Now I'm wasting time
My life has passed by
What I've become
I wouldn't wish, on anyone
I swore i'd never let things get to me like this


Trying to find my feet
i stumble in and out of daydreams and distractions
daydreams and distractions


i've turned my back on passions
That once meant everything to me
Everything to me
Identifying myself
Through building and breaking
These walls that surround me
The fires begin to reignite
They reignite
They begin to reignite


I feel i've lost myself
Along the way
But i'll struggle on
And Hold a brave face
For that fire still burns
That fire still burns
The fire still burns
The fire still burns

The fire still burns
Track Name: October Sun
I breathe you in and let your smoke fill every crevice of my lungs
Poisoning me, yet i can't help but take another breath
A formless beauty standing just beyond my arms reach
Burning so bright i can't tell if what i see is real

I live in the shelter of your smoke
Of your smoke
But your safety is killing me
The flames grow higher
The flames grow higher while my embers fade
My embers fade to ash
I've lived by the fire

We live in houses held up by fragile walls
Stained yellow from your smoke, burnt hollow by your flames
A blackened cloud passing through my fingertips
My eyes swelter as i stumble through your mist
Stumble through your mist

I live in the shelter of your smoke
Of your smoke
But your safety is killing me
The flames grow higher
The flames grow higher while my embers fade
My embers fade to ash
I've lived by the fire

Calloused lungs
Blistered hands

From the shell of a man
To the flaws brought forth
The closer to home
The harder it falls
All those who once stood by my side
Have now all been led astray

...and this is why
we are alone
...and this is why
we are alone
...and this is why
we are alone
...and this is why
we are alone

I just don't know how to live
While this weight bears down on my back
Alone and breathless
Smoke stained walls
Burnt hollow by the flames

Although I've tried
And fought tooth and nail
Exhaling through calloused lungs
It's all been in vain
I can't hold back
The fires, the smoke
Beneath this October sun.
Track Name: Bury Me
I wish I could say that each day was the same,
But that simply just isn't the case

I keep telling myself
'Rise and shine,
you're doing just fine,
Take one step at a time'
But I'm failing, I'm tearing myself apart

Here I am
I am alone
Searching for comfort in a place so far from home
I seem to find myself fighting an enemy unknown
With no end in sight
I'll Search for the light
Carry me home

Carry me home

Tired eyes and sleepless nights
Are all I've grown to know
I can't even stand the sight of myself
No desire to draw another breath
I've become Cold and callous,
Burning through days
Wasting my life
I can't take it it's all too much
I'll bite my tongue
Enough is enough
Bury me
Then I'll be free

Here I am
I am alone
Searching for comfort in a place so far from home
I seem to find myself fighting an enemy unknown
With no end in sight
Search for the light
And carry on

My mind is a trench
Bury me
My mind is a trench
Bury me
My mind, a trench
Bury me
Track Name: 1979
Those heels pounding the carpet
Running through the halls of the family home
Ten years old
Jumping fences, brandy in the silos
Life was never more simple

1979, 1979
Ten years, Fourteen days
1979, 1979
Fourteen years but aways

Holding your breath,
Hoping for something better
Before the cigarettes hit your lungs
Fourteen years young
Your wet hair frames your face
Return home to the house built by dead hands and lost souls

1979, 1979
Ten years, Fourteen days
1979, 1979
Fourteen years but aways
Track Name: Endless Grey
The shadow that stands before me so withered and grey
Drenched from the rain under moonlight I fade
Left alone, burning with uncertainty
Dragged through the depths of despair
Searching for calm
That cold night air
It breaches my flesh
Taunts me to give in
For failure will bring release
From these benevolent thoughts

Although I try to hold myself above all that continues to weigh me down
The wind tears at my flesh
I try to stay afloat while you remain drowning,
For only one of us can drown, or else this ship will sink.

I Pull the timber from my deformed heart,
In hope that it can regrow,
I pull the wreckage from my punctured lungs
and try to replace it with life.

You are the reason for this,
why cant you seem to see the greatness, within yourself

When is it my turn to sink
When is it my turn to drown

I AM SEARCHING FOR CALM
THE COLD NIGHT AIR

SEARCHING FOR CALM
THE COLD NIGHT AIR

SEARCHING FOR CALM
Track Name: Everything You Are To Me(Feat-Nicoline Tunkkari & Ben Matthews)
You stare inside of yourself
Watching a man turn to dust
I see the only man I’ve ever loved
Tearing himself apart again

I poured my heart out
I bled my veins dry
In hopes that you could see
Everything you are
Everything you are to me

You’re the warmth in my blood
You’re the chill in my bones
You’re the one that makes this house a home
I promise you’ll never be alone

I held you close
As the light left your eyes
I held you close
As the love inside died
I held you close
I held you close
I held you close

It wasn’t your fault
It wasn’t my fault

We were in love

You’re the warmth in my blood
You’re the chill in my bones
You’re the one that makes this house a home
I promise you’ll never be alone
Track Name: My Thoughts (Will Be The Death Of Me)
These endless nights of
Chasing thoughts and losing sleep
A distracted mind, brings no relief
I'll burn another candle from both ends
I'll count the hours, lose the days until
Guilt tears me apart again


I can't seem to clear my head
I'm lost in thoughts, back and forth
I close my eyes, for one last time
I can't seem to clear my head
I'm lost in thoughts, back and forth
I close my eyes, for one last time

Sun up till sun down,
I ain't no friend of night
Just wait for clarity, you'll say
I am so lost,
Sun up till sun down,
I ain't no friend of night
Just wait for clarity, you'll say
So lost in it,

I can't seem to clear my head
I'm lost in thoughts, back and forth
I close my eyes, for one last time
I can't seem to clear my head
I'm lost in thoughts, back and forth
I close my eyes, for one last time

I can't ever sleep
And when I sleep
I can't seem to dream
Over thinking everything
I'm stuck in my thoughts
And I fear
They will be the death of me

Sun up, sun down
(I am so lost, I am alone)
I close my eyes,
(I am so lost, I am alone)
Sun up, sun down
(I am so lost, I am alone)
No friend of night
(I am so lost, I am alone)
Sun up, sun down
(I am so lost, I am alone)
All hope is gone
(I am so lost, I am alone)

I can't seem to clear my head
Lost in thoughts, back and forth.

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