Rebirth

by A Trivial Hero

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This is the first album after returning from Open Mic Across America. The songs express the lessons of love and life from the road. The abilities both in performance and in engineering have improved. Rebirth marks significant strides in the development of A Trivial Hero.

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released February 24, 2015

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We are a band from Las Vegas, NV and we like to play music. This music is our music.

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Track Name: Faster on Fire
Give me a choice
I want to teach
I want to learn
I want to burn

Give me a voice
I'll try to reach
I'll blaze a path
And we'll all burn

So that's why I'm waiting
That's all that I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for

I've got a choice
In every day
In every step
In every turn

And I've got a voice
To speak and sing
Even blaspheme
So I'll just burn

So why am I waiting?
What are we waiting for?
What are you waiting for?
Track Name: Expanding from a Bang
Come on now make us proud
I know you can
Let's give this world a song that it can dance to
Go out, expand your lines
There's so much love to feel
Make every single breath something to dance to

I'd like to thank the universe for the ability to accept what I can't change

Let's create something fun
Let's use our hands
We'll find a source of love we can reproduce
And leave the scripts at home
Feel something real
Make every single step your brand new dance move

And like the shepherd boy, we'll find our buried gold
We'll find it buried deep within our soul

Did you think that good things come if you just wait?
How could you ever beat those that give chase?
So don't waste your time
And don't you dare waste mine
'Cause I won't waste your time
By wasting mine
Track Name: Delia
We once drowned in the seasons
Because they became routine
From scorching summers to windswept winters
Just changed from short to long sleeve

We took oxygen for granted
Because of its abundance
Cut down the trees in the forests
So much for things we once danced

Don't let me forget my ties to this soil
Don't let me lose sight of how lucky I am

I feel the sun's rays on my skin
Breathe in the company of friends
Forget all doubts and all fear of failure
It's about how all these breaths are spent

Don't let me forget my ties to these souls
Don't let us lose sight of how lucky we are

One day this dirt will be my blanket
And one day in turn I'll become dirt
So at least I'll continue with my purpose
And I can keep future generations warm

For now I'll soak up the seasons
And make loving my routine
Through scorching summers and windswept winters
I shall never cease to sing
Track Name: Rebirth
She's been trying to run
Outrun the setting sun
'Cause she's scared of the dark
Scared of her heart

And we've been trying to hide
All our demons inside
But there's no way to hide
Away from our own eyes

It seems these monsters just grow larger
I never meant to protein feed and exercise my greed
It's just the way of life here
The way of life now

Do you ever find yourself
Wishing you were somewhere else than here?
We live in our own hell
Composed of our own cells; it's clear

We are the monsters that we fear

They don't want your self-actualization
They don't want your soul to be recognized
So they'll give you simple satisfactions
Hoping you remain pacified

We have compromised
We gave up our lives
For comforts and complacency
We choose to reside where we'll least be bothered

We have settled down
We've all settled now
Picked poisons in hopes we all die high
Live in the dead dreams of our forefathers

So it seems as monsters we've grown larger
I never thought I'd be the hand dealing my own defeat
It's just the way up the ladder
The way of life now

If it seems as monsters we grow larger
Can you please find your soul and remain small with me
Reject the way of life here
The way of life now
Track Name: Epiphany on Relativity
I'm an overnight success
After years of trying
Money's still tight
But the future's bright
I've got so many avenues
Where I can outlet all my blues
And strive to someday inspire

Do you dream of the spotlight?
Are you just after the profits?
Or is creating your birthright?
Do you enjoy the process?

I know I sound cliche
But that's 'cause you never listen
If you're not in love with today
Then there's just so much you're missing

This ain't about the results
It's about the chance to create
The chance to say something
I spent years unknown
Later to find that's when I did my best

I'm an overnight success
After years of trying
Money's still tight
But the future's bright
I've got so many avenues
Where I can outlet all my blues
And strive to someday inspire

Are you still holding out for extra zeroes?
'Cause I'm just holding out for a deal that keeps my soul intact
Some artists left obscure, returned as hometown heroes
And though it's not tangible, the day I found peace in my heart I became

An overnight success
After years of trying
Money's still tight
But the future's bright
I've got so many avenues
Where I can outlet all my blues
And strive to someday inspire

I'm an overnight success
After years of trying
Money's still tight
But the future's bright
I've got so many avenues
Where I can outlet all my blues
And strive to someday inspire
Track Name: Mikal and Zia's Lullabye
With eyelids closed to rest
You'll have none of the bad thoughts
Nothing that's bad at all
Hands that fold across the chest
To guard your heart from the daggers and demons
If I could sing you to sleep
You think you'd rest so peaceful
Without the memories that creep inside

She's got a world to face
Reputation to uphold
Smile to keep in place
"She's just a girl," they say
"Expectations are too bold"
"She'll never maintain that pace"

So take a page from the idols who never quit
They never said "enough"
Grab a pen, write a title as you see fit
"A world that's filled with love"

He's got a job to do
People depending on his
Commitment to follow through
Too many things accrue
He must default his promise
Worst nightmares coming true

So take advice from the heroes who learned to fly
First they had to learn to fall
With an effort that's zero, without fight
You'll never do anything at all

With eyelids closed to rest
You'll have none of the bad thoughts
Nothing that's bad at all
Hands that fold across the chest
To guard your heart from the daggers and demons
If I could sing you to sleep
You think you'd rest so peaceful
Without the memories that creep inside
And make you doubt the things you could be

We've all got mountains to climb
With baggage to carry
And burdens to weigh us down
So find the strength in your heart and your mind
Let the past just get buried
See potential all around

So take a line from the poets who chose to write
Turned all their pain into their fuel
Build a boat, learn to row it, take your strife
And squeeze it into a jewel

Don't you let them bring you down
You've got everything: potential to be the best
Would you rather be in the ground?
That's the only way to guarantee your lost

With eyelids closed to rest
You'll have none of the bad thoughts
Nothing that's good at all
Hands that fold across the chest
Will block your heart from all lovers and true friends
If singing kept you from sleep
I'd spend every breath on you
Just so that I'd keep you alive
And show you all the things we'd achieve
Track Name: Existential Design
Could you take your chances on a rhythm riding boat?
Would you untie the tether from the shore?
And we'd set sails for no regrets, guided by the stars
Still we'd have access to every door

And we could let them call us hippies
Hopeless dreamers, romantics
They could pass their judgments with their ever-landlocked legs
But I'd rather be artists than critics

Could you take my hand upon this magic carpet ride?
Would you trust me to save you from the fall?
We could float high above these constant warring worlds
And we'd be prisoners to no walls

And maybe we'll be disregarded
For treating life so cavalier
Maybe we'll be dismissed as a failed experiment
But I'd rather test love than live in fear

So take your shot
Chase your dreams with everything you've got
Heaven is reserved for those who try
Like you and I

So maybe we're destined for nothing
All plans are just within our minds
We just have to do the best with the choices that we make
But who could think of a better design?
Track Name: Hippie Philosophy
She was the mighty wind
She pushed our ships across the sea
And we claimed discovery

She is the mighty wind
She carries planes along the sky
And we say we learned to fly

'Cause she could carry our voices
But she could also drown them out
So when we respect her power then we
Can revel in her sound

It is the shining sun
Casting down life with all its rays
And we think that we create

Regard the brilliant sun
Casting down light so we can see
And we waste electricity

'Cause it could light up our faces
But it could also blind our eyes
So when we respect its power then we
Can dance in its light

This world is not for our taking
This world is not ours alone
We must mind the steps we're making

Here is this little man
Working to see the fruit of all his hands
And struggling to understand

Don't think him tiny, man
He'll change the world with all his thoughts
'Cause through thoughts we become gods

So we must raise up our voices
But always mind our ears and eyes
For when we fully grasp our power then we
Control our lives
Track Name: Drowning Them Out
You could say mine aren't the soundest plans
Pack up and map unchartered lands
Armed with my mind and my ambition

You could sit home safely on your hands
Claim I'll fall victim to romance
Dreaming is my fatal addiction

So take me away
Wash my worries away
Carry me away from all the nay say

You could live your life behind a desk
Then twice a month collect your checks
Invest it all in low risk assets

Make sure to not stick out your neck
Just keep your head down; pass your tests
And kiss all of your bosses' asses

No, take me away
Float my burdens away
Carry me away, I'd rather create
Track Name: Red Paint
We've accepted a system
That's built up on
Inequality
Expecting to pick a poison
'Cause there's no cure
Hope it kills us slowly

So assign values as you see fit
Can I place a price upon your head?

So call up McCarthy
And tell him the red scare's alive and well
It just got a melody
Et un nouvel ami

And make me a monster through media
Show my mediocrity
And I'll be
The poster child for our enemies

You call it underachieving
But I regard
All that's done as such
I've got the heart that is bleeding
But you oh
You've got that Midas touch

But what will you do with all your shit
When you can't take it with you?
The irony is it takes you with it
Track Name: Horizon
This may seem like our darkest hour
Questions of from where the bacon may come
But to find yourself, you must get lost
And bask in the darkness before dawn

But I've got no reason
To doubt we'll be fine
'Cause I've still got
And I've got no answers
But I've got a good mind
To follow my heart

This may feel like a fatal blow
Revoke the promise for the future you long to hold
But we cannot lose sight of the cause
A winning streak only follows a loss

And we've got no space left
For housing hatred
Nor have the time
You could resent the world for
The things you're denied
Or just love your life

I want to be a person who takes charge of my situation
I want to reap the goodness that I sow
I want to be an artist listed often as inspiration
Show you the places you could go

'Cause we've got all reason
To know we'll be fine
'Cause we're still gods
There's no need for answers
Just all our good minds
Combined with good hearts
Track Name: Comfort
Margerie spends all her days in her head
Drowning in the worries
The things that they've said
And it's all wasted time and energy

Her mother says, "Baby, don't mind all their words"
"It's a dangerous world"
"For you beautiful girls"
"As there's things in the weak like jealousy"

"For a girl"
"So they'll try to break her down"
"And I know you'd like to show them that you're strong"
"But just remember"

It's ok to cry
It's ok to need somebody sometimes
You've been told since you were young
But forgot 'cause of your pride
It's ok to cry

Jonathan has got himself down in the dumps
Faced with consequence
He threatens to jump
Says he'd rather no longer be

His doctor says, "Brother, get out of this funk"
"Life's road is a long one"
"That's full of its bumps"
"And there's wonders you've yet to see"

"Like the light at the end of this struggle"
"And I know it's hard to see past all your troubles"
"So in the mean time"

It's ok to cry
It's ok to lean on some others sometimes
You've been told since you were young
But forgot 'cause of your pride
It's ok to cry

'Cause there's magic within you
Yeah, there's music within you

It's ok to cry
It's ok to need somebody sometimes
We've been told since we were young
But forgot 'cause of our pride
It's ok
We'll be ok
It's ok to cry
Track Name: Potential
There's no way around it
This time is all we get
And the memories are all we'll be

No life is perfect
We do the best with what we get
Then live with the blame or the glory

So you can't let it go
Without knowing
That you gave it all
'Cause if the time runs out
And I've got something left
Then I'm wasted

We live in this moment
'Cause what's past cannot be changed
While the future is at the present's mercy

So live without regret
Take the lessons from your pain
As we can always learn from our own hurting

But you can't let it go
Without knowing
That you gave it all
So when the time runs out
If I've got something left
Then I'm wasted

So you can't let it go
Without knowing
That you gave it all
'Cause when the time runs out
If I've got something left
Then I'm wasted

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