Separate Yourself

by The Blessing of This Curse

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released June 3, 2014

Separate Yourself was produced / engineered / mixed / mastered by Steve Seid at SBS Studios in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Guest vocal performance on “False Prophets” by Trevor Pool of My Heart to Fear. Recorded by Lee Fenstamaker at Isolate Studios in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Trevor Pool appears courtesy of Solid State Records.

Guest vocal performance on “No Part of Me” by Joe Benducci of Beyond Treachery.

Thanks to our friends in The Albatross for helping us with gang vocals.

All music and lyrics by The Blessing of This Curse.

Artwork / layout / logo by Tyler Coste at TCDSGN.


Special thanks to Nick Magarelli for being our biggest supporter, even on the other side of the world. We love you brother.



In loving memory of Joseph Andrew Galletta Sr.
“Your song remains in our hearts forever”

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The Blessing of This Curse is a 5-piece metalcore band based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. Their most unrelenting release ‘Emergence’ EP is available now on all digital music providers! Featuring the singles “Quicksand” & “Unconditional,” this latest effort by TBOTC showcases their ability to blend technicality, brutality, and melody in a unique, cohesive way. ... more

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Track Name: Blacklist
Look out
And watch your back
There's a fraud among us
A friend in mind with an appealing disguise
This is all it takes this time for you to find
That there's nothing called trust
It doesn't exist, when you're caught in the midst
It's not hard to see
There's a fine line between you and me

This fucking kid
Thinks he’s got it all figured out
With his head in the sky
And his ego on a never ending rise
In the end what we stand for
Will never be compromised
By you, can you prove what you claim you can do?
Is it you or another lie you'll drag us through?
I wonder if he ever knew we're not the only ones watching his every move?

Try something else, better yet, just quit

Blacklist, blacklist
You helped us write this
We won't, we won't
We won't forget this
Blacklist, blacklist
You can’t escape this
We won’t, we won’t
We won't regret this

I'm not afraid to stand up for what I've put my life into
And I'm not alone, this is our fight
Our time to separate wrong from right
So don't hold the truth from me anymore
It's time you get the fuck over yourself
And realize that you're nothing
You've got no one and nowhere to run

Shoved aside, made out to be a joke
By a little fucking bitch who can’t handle a toke
Without ruining everything and saying we’re to blame
What a waste of time, what a fucking shame
You’ve made more enemies than you have friends
Your ignorance will keep you from seeing how this ends
Here's a hint, your career's down the drain
We will blacken your name

Fuck
Don't you tell us we have this all wrong
You're just starting fires where they don't belong

I'm not afraid to stand up for what I've put my life into
And I'm not alone, this is our fight
Our time to separate wrong from right
So don't hold the truth from me anymore
It's time you get the fuck over yourself
And realize that you're nothing
You've got no one and nowhere to run

All we wanted was what's rightfully ours
But like a coward you ran your mouth and took this way too far
You made a joke out of my life, out of my lose
You made a joke out of my pain, out of my scars
I'll make you squirm, I'll make you beg
I'll make you hate every breath you take
I'll destroy everything you love

This is what we've become

I'll make you squirm, I'll make you beg
I'll make you hate every breath you take
I'll destroy everything you love
This is what we've become
Track Name: False Prophets (Ft. Trevor Pool of My Heart to Fear)
It's gonna take some time
To realize I'm not involved with the lies
Who the fuck gave you the right to try and change my mind
And judge the the choices I choose to make in own my life?
And now I'll lead this fight to push you on your own side of the fucking line

You don't even know how the fuck you got yourself into this
Quit your preaching, it's all the fucking same thing
Why should I change my life and point of view for you fools?
Quit your lying, your stealing, and conniving
You don't even know how the fuck you got yourself into this
Quit your preaching, it's all the fucking same thing
How many times have you broken your own law and your own rules?
Practice what you preach, sins not only for the weak

The only thing that rings true to your party is your thievery and hypocrisy
Constantly using fear of the unknown to try make us conform
To a hopeless society built on the very sin you set out to fight

I know that this may sound like I’m being closed minded
But I’ve only been exposed to the worst of them
The worst of you

There are just a few that give me hope
That you can still believe in something
While still trying to accept the ones who just aren't listening
It’s a shame to see something that’s meant to be a source of light
Be put in the darkness by the ones who’ve lost their true sight

You don't even know how the fuck you got yourself into this
Quit your preaching, it's all the fucking same thing
Why should I change my life and point of view for you fools?
Quit your lying, your stealing, and conniving

I know that this may sound like I’m being closed minded
But I’ve only been exposed to the worst of them
The worst of you

You’re not close minded
You’re not the only one to see them for
What they really are
It's fear that brings out the worst in them
The worst in everyone

Some people get so lost and caught up
In the attention that their actions bring
Blinding themselves in their own light
Lacking in acceptance
Always looking for a fight

This is not what it’s supposed to be
It should be about you and me
This is not what you’re supposed to see
You’re not at fault for what you perceive

You know the others wouldn't want it
You’re just another false prophet
You're not one of Gods children
You wear this mask you call religion
Track Name: The Signs I Can't Ignore
"Just one last time," she said, "Then no more, I swear no more"
I've heard it all before
These are the signs you tried to escape through
These are the signs I can’t ignore
When will you listen
Listen to us all
We all know you’ll fall
Fall drowning on the floor
These are the signs you tried to escape through
These are the signs I can’t ignore

It was way too easy
For you to open up and accept the truth
That you’re life’s not good enough
You hurt us with what you think that you can do
But it’ll all be over before you even have a clue

These are the signs you tried to escape through
These are the signs I can’t ignore

Always running from the choices that you’ve made
This deadly life you lead bears no escape

How many times will I find you on the floor
I cannot take this anymore
You pull me down and what for?
These are the signs I now ignore

How many times will I find you on the floor
These are the signs I now ignore
You pull me down and what for?
These are the signs I now ignore

How many times must you cry to me and then push me away?
How many times must I go to you even when I know I should stay away?
There's a voice inside of me, maybe you've got one too
It's telling me that I should help you make it through
And I say, "What should I do? What should I say? Give me a better way"
It's time that I stop listening
It's time that I stop caring
How many times must you see death denied
Before you realize you can't revive what was never alive?
Track Name: Nothing More, Always Less
Is this what you want?
Or is it what you need?
Either way, you'll never listen to me
Is this what you want?
Or is it what you need?
Either way, you've got nothing for me

You're in an endless cycle
Of hurting yourself
Because you can't let go
Of what you've felt
You're in an endless cycle
And you won't give in
But I gave it all for what could've been

You can't justify hurting another
Because you fear you will hurt yourself
You can't pull someone in just to let go
Just to let go

No respect for the ones who define themselves
By who they know and where they've been

I don't want to know about it
I don't want hear about it
Reasons why you walked away
The only reason is that you're afraid
Of everything and everyone
But you don't know what you've become
And I don't think you really meant a thing you said to me

I've got nothing to say
To someone who can't even stay
Long enough hear me out
You're all the same
And I've got these expectations
From my countless disappointments
They never fail me
You're nothing more and always less

I've judged my life from my past mistakes
While you've just stayed in the same place
I see everything for what it's worth
You see everything at its worst

No respect for the ones who define themselves
By who they know and where they've been

So can you live with that?

I've got nothing to say
To someone who can't even stay
Long enough hear me out
You're all the same
And I've got these expectations
From my countless disappointments
They never fail me
You're nothing more and always less

Is this what you want?
Or is it what you need?
Either way, you'll never listen to me
Is this what you want?
Or is it what you need?
Either way, you've got nothing for me
Track Name: No Part of Me (Ft. Joe Benducci of Beyond Treachery)
It's time I let it go
And no longer keep it in
The fact that I don't know anymore
About where I'm going or where I've been
At a second glance I've lost control
No direction, I've lost it all
Don't call this giving up or giving in
But a chance to reclaim what was lost within

It's called acceptance that I am what I am
Resolution of past mistakes that my heart has held
And no amount of hope will ever change the life that I've been dealt
I've had to lose it all to really see
That this has never been a part of me

No part of me
I've had to lose it all to really see
That this has never been a part of me

No part of me

Don't tell me what to say
There is no better way
These paths we take lead us all astray
So in this place and time
Same thoughts keep going through my mind
I don't need all the answers
I just need a choice

If you want the truth
Stop living a lie
You need to accept yourself
Or accept your disguise
It only takes one moment
To see the fine line
That no matter what you do
Questions leave you blind

If you want the truth
Stop living a lie
You need to accept yourself
Or accept your disguise
When you're lost and broken
It's sometimes hard to find
For the strifes we go through
Prayer leaves you behind

They say we're only given what we can handle
They say the hardest battles are for the strongest soldiers
And the weight of the world is always on his shoulders
You took away the only source of light
From a boy who has no way to fight
This is why I don’t fucking believe
This has never been a part of me

Don't tell me what to say
There is no better way
These paths we take lead us all astray
So in this place and time
Same thoughts keep going through my mind
I don't need all the answers
I just need a choice

I've been built up to be torn down
Realized there was nothing to be found
Lost it all, now I can see
This has never been a part of me

No part of me
I've had to lose it all to really see
This has never been a part of me
No part of me
I've lost it all and now I see
This is not a fucking part of me

Don't tell me what to say
There is no better way
These paths we take lead us all astray
So in this place and time
Same thoughts keep going through my mind
I don't need all the answers

And in this place and time
There is nothing left to find
I don't need all the answers
I just need a choice
Track Name: Can You Hear Me Screaming?
Can you hear me screaming?

These feelings of anger won't leave and they just linger
Pulling me deeper, making me weaker
Don't try and help me it's the same old procedure
We already know who we are
Why stop when we've gotten this far?

Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me screaming?
Can you feel it now?
Can you feel the same thing?

The lies, the cries, the seasons passing
But it wasn’t everlasting
Who knew we would never see this through?
Did we have nothing to left to lose?

Don't cry, its not over, it's easy to see
The future's never what you think it will be
Gone and I hope you know the truth
Gone but I pray you see it through

And every night I hope to see
Just what it took from you and me
Keep this how it used to be
Keep it how it used to be, for me

The more I let this sink in my head
The more I regret
Every time I let you push me aside
Every time I couldn’t say goodbye

The memories you lost and damaged
Are they dead and gone and took for granted?
A lost cause when your promise is broken
Will I forever remain unspoken?

Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me screaming?
Can you feel it now?
Can you feel the same thing?

Don't cry, its not over, it's easy to see
The future's never what you think it will be
Gone and I hope you know the truth
Gone but I pray you see it through

And every night I hope to see
Just what it took from you and me
Keep this how it used to be
Keep it how it used to be, for me
This isn't how it used to be
Keep it how it used to be, for me

You’ll never miss it ‘til it’s gone

Maybe by admitting my blessings and my curses
I’ll learn to live a better way through these verses

Separate yourself
Step away from yourself
And everything that you’ve ever felt
Because you only have this and nothing else

Separate yourself
Step away from yourself
And everything that you’ve ever felt
Forget what you think you know and just let go

Separate yourself
Step away from yourself
(It's not over)
And everything that you’ve ever felt
Because you only have this and nothing else

Separate yourself
Step away from yourself
(It's not over)
And everything that you’ve ever felt
Forget what you think you know and just let go

It's not over