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released February 19, 2016

Thank you to Parthenon Records, Paul Putman, Matt Wilson, Tyrus May, Connor Short, and David Shamshiri.
A HUGE thank you to all of our families and friends who have for some reason continued to support and love us!
All glory be to God for his grace, love, and unending mercy for us. We are thankful for the privilege to create music for His people. Peace and Love!

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The Beautiful Exchange Dallas, Texas

Christian Metalcore band from Wylie, TX

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Track Name: Distances
I feel so weak
I feel so frail
So empty without you
I reach for you but pull myself back in fear of death.
This void has become wider and wider.
Now I can hardly see you.

You've given so much, but I sit here wasting away.
All of my transgressions separate us and all I need is your hand to heal me and all I need is your touch to save me. I'm desperate, Lord. I call our your name

The distance is growing, oh how I long to see you, I've chained myself down, I'm locked so tight, my eyes are glazed by a hideous sight.
What do I do now

I feel so weak
I feel so frail
So empty without you
What do I do now
Track Name: Counterfeit
They walk down the street with a mask on / cheering you on like a mascot / their heart is foul and they hide amongst / waiting for another victim they can latch on / just like an animal stalking its prey home / or more likea cannibal feeding upon its own / pricking and tearing at the very person you are / beware foolish are those who disregard / there's a burden in my heart when i see people falling and when they try to get back up on the one they are trusting is above them corrupt in their ways, condescending talk never fulfilling the purpose of a true friend that would love them / beware of the fraud and the faker / be aware of the constant danger //
Brothers and sisters lets all join hands
our time in this flesh likes within His hands

I've had my share of being sucked in the lies
Its time to step up and say my goodbyes
My mind is in the past
I must turn my eyes steadfast
Pushed out of my limits I fell to their ways
From drugs to the lies oh they helped my stray
I found joy in the filth but something lingered
A pain, a groan, a cry for help

Imposter
Beware of the masked sons and daughters
Imposter
They're wolves leading sheep to the slaughter
Imposter beware of the wolves

Don't get too close, you'll never see their face until you're left alone
No matter how hard you try, it's not enough in the end
Open your eyes, Their bad company never satisfies
So take a deep breath and say your goodbyes

I stood by their side as a constant companion
I was with them every step of the way
I felt it fading away lets call it compassion
I felt my soul begin to decay
I had nothing to hope for. Maybe another day. I sought sustenance. from the deceiver himself. How much longer would I live in dismay

Imposter
Reach for a love beyond the surface
There's more to life than just living the lie.
Track Name: Turmoil
Death is screaming out my name. It wants my life. Its preying on my body. Wheres the end of this. It's waiting for my weakest moment.

There's so much pain in my head. There's so much oppression. I need a savior because this feels like possession. There's so much aggression. You'll burn for this.

Day an night you're on my shoulders, whispering your thoughts. I won't bow down at your will.
This snaring voice brings me so close to my end. I won't let you take my life.

I am the serpent suffocating your breath. I am the evil surrounding your every step.
You give my visions describing my end. But I serve a God and He's not finished with me yet.

Is this really worth it? Where's my value? Is this who I am meant to be? Get out of my head.

Let pain and suffering be your means of escape. Let your thoughts become a reality. Kick the chair, this is how it's meant to be.
I won't take my life for the sake of darkness. It's time to burn the noose.

What would happen if I disappeared and left myself to rest / these thoughts lay siege on my head / would I leave a legacy behind a good name / on my tombstone what would it say when I'm dead / in a higher calling exists a higher purpose / and whenever everything comes falling / I know my God is still working / He has granted my the victory the battle is won / I declare every divination that arises / you will fall

I am the serpent suffocating your breath. I am the evil surrounding your every step.
You give my visions describing my end. But I serve a God and He's not finished with me yet.

You'll burn for this
You will burn for this
Track Name: Pure
I wander these lands seeking a new hope. Every hill I climb is just a slippery slope. This earth offers so many paths. Which one will I choose.

I've become so thirsty for a drink so quenching.
I spot a flow that is ever so tempting.

All the places that have passed me by brought me one step closer to the end of my life. Mistakes I've made and sins I craved. I need to let them go. How can I see you, how can I feel you when all I know is emptiness. It's so hard to understand when nothing's making sense. Seems like I'm stuck in unrelenting chaos, it's left me hiding from the truth. Please lead me back to you.

Indulging myself in such a refreshment, I come to find that it's just not enough. I can't turn away because there's nothing else. The taste is pulling me in. When will I ever stop?

All the places that have passed me by brought me one step closer to the end of my life. Mistakes I've made and sins I craved. I need to let them go. How can I see you, how can I feel you when all I know is emptiness. It's so hard to understand when nothing's making sense. Seems like I'm stuck in unrelenting chaos, it's left me hiding from the truth. Please lead me back to you.

Father take this drink from me. Only you can satisfy my cracked lips. Bring life back to these failing organs.Only you can make me pure again. Only you can make me pure.
Track Name: Fathom
Oh flowing water, how you cleanse my soul.
Fill me up so that I may be whole. One cannot fathom your pureness. Who shall not drink and witness. With every step that I take, these feet oh how they shake. As I wander these lands you call out my name. Even through the wretched storms, I still hear a voice that is so warm. Whom or what is better than this drink. No one can even think of the wonders you mysteriously bring.
Forgive me. For I have turned my back to the one who makes me clean. to the one who is not just drink, but unseen. Shout out my name once more so that I may know, so that I may believe oh flowing water. That you reside deep down in my core.

How can I see you, how can I feel you when all I know is emptiness. It's so hard to understand when nothing's making sense. Seems like I'm stuck in unrelenting chaos, it's left me hiding from the truth.
Please lead me back to you.