"We were just kids..."
LOST VOICES. misunderstood, mistaken for something I am not. just spend one day in my shoes and just take a look. what you see is what you get: generations in distress, ruined lives full of regret. when will you get upset? because I could have been dead. I have spent so many days with the odds against me. trying to be something I cannot be.
can’t win if I give myself away. can’t be what you want me to be. can’t come through if I can’t go all the way. can’t deny I still remember the day: you said I would fail.
you seriously said, without the show of a single emotion, that I would not make it, that I was a total failure destined for the gutter, deserving the shit I get. you really said, like straight to my face: that I was a waste, of your time, your energy. you just gave up on me, never cared to look out for me. but look at me. look at me.
this song is about you, as in fact, things were always about you. I know it was always about you. it was you who could not stand me speaking up, was you who could not handle my questions. should I take for granted just because you demand it? it was you who had to beat me down, just to get inside my head. never to realize I was already beating down myself. though that was probably the only valuable lesson that you have taught me: to question your authority instead of questioning me.
can’t win if I give myself away. can’t be what you want me to be. can’t come through if I can’t go all the way. can’t deny I still remember that day, though we were just kids. we were just kids, we never deserved this, you fucking bitch. and maybe we’d misfit your system and were nothing. never wanted to be like them. we were just kids, we never deserved any of this. we were just kids.
from Lost Voices
released October 18, 2015
All music & words by A Point Of Protest & Bart Vernimmen (2015)
All instruments, apart from the acoustic guitars on 'Unease', were recorded at the Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK) by Will Cooper and Pete Harris. All vocals were recorded by Tim De Gieter at Much Luv Studio (Nederbrakel, BE). Acoustic guitars on 'Unease' were recorded by Simon De Bauw (Antwerp, BE).
'Lost Voices' was mixed by Will Cooper from That Night Forests Grew (Sawtry, UK) and mastered by Aljoscha Sieg from Pitchback Studios (Cologne, DE).
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