The Fight

by Austin Bucholtz

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released January 29, 2016

Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 5 written by Austin Bucholtz.
Track 4 written by Austin Bucholtz and Alexander Everly.
Produced by Michael Koch and Austin Bucholtz.
Mixed and Mastered by Jim Alfredson.
Recorded at The Music Box in St. Joseph, MI.


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Track Name: Hold On
Oh the sun's coming up on Lake Michigan,
a light in the darkness of these days.
It's been the worst six months I can remember,
and I just want us to make it through this rain.

But the storm it never settles in my mind,
and I"m constantly fearing the worst is yet to come.
But my father always said to hold your head up high,
then there's nothing in this world you can't overcome.

He said...

Hold on, son, listen to your heart now.
Be a better man than I could be, do all the good I haven't done.
Just hold on, son, don't you forget who you are,
all that bitterness inside of you won't get you very far.

When the going gets tough, and there's nothing left to lose...

Well, I've been hiding from my life and words ain't been true.
Had my eye on the prize but my heart wasn't following suit.
So I'm gonna listen to the sky and lay my pride at my shoes,
and I'll count on the lessons that I learned from you.

You said... (Chorus)

You gotta run for you life, spark a fire, watch it ignite.
You gotta run for your life tonight.

Track Name: As Long As I Got You
Oh Hell can't find us here,
we are safe in these trees,
safe from our fears.

And I know we are damaged goods,
our bridges have burned
and there ain't no way out of these woods.

But someday we're gonna get it right,
make a brand new path in the dirt,
a new light in the sky.

Wherever we are is home
As long as I got you

And baby we'll set fire to our dreams
We'll build a forest
where the world only gave us weeds.

And we will rise above them all
You and I, we'll be stronger
and our demons they will fall.

Wherever we are is home
As long as I got you.

As long as I got you,
we will never stray,
we will march through the valley of our fears,
we will march through the flames.

As long as I got you,
we will make this right,
we will find our truth,
we will win the fight.
Track Name: What It Was Like
Sometimes it gets dark out here
walking the straight line I never chose.
And I think about the faces I've left behind,
I wonder how they're getting on.

But someday I'll go back to hills,
to find out who I was back then.
Someday I'll have my basket filled,
forget what it was like,
in this absent life.

Sometimes I think I'm alright,
I put a smile on my face.
But I keep on walking this same old lie
I've been living through every day.


Well sometimes it gets dark out here
walking the straight line In ever chose...

Track Name: The Friend I Knew
Oh dear I tried with all that I had,
to tell you I was sorry for the way this did end.
But you know me better than to say I was cruel,
you know I did what I had to do.

You let me down too many times,
and this new person I can't recognize.
So tell me where have you gone,
are you deep inside?
Because the friend that I knew,
would put up a fight.

Oh dear I don't know what else I could say,
never wanted to hurt you, don't make me out that way.
You know me better that to say I was cruel,
you knew what was coming, no you ain't no fool.

Track Name: True North
Give me a river to sail away on,
give me a chance to do it all again.
I've made choices that I'm not proud of,
and I am lower now that I have ever been.

Oh I wanna take the road less travelled by,
Oh I wanna leave this world and life behind.
Oh I wanna give myself another try,
and in the morning, I'll rise.

So I'll gather up my worries
and shoot 'em in the dark.
And I'll shed all my clothes,
and I'll show the world my scars.
Well, I've been raising Hell
since the day that I was born.
So I'll keep on pounding pavements
and searching for true north.

Give me this moment, some peace and quiet,
I need a break from the chaos inside.
I wanna run so far that no one can find me,
and in the morning, I swear I will rise.


Give me a river to sail away on,
give me a chance to do this all again.