Trauma - Single

by The Vains

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released November 20, 2013



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The Vains Cincinnati, Ohio

Born and raised in Southwest in Ohio, The Vains are a rock band with total heart. Strongly rooted in D.I.Y. ethos, they follow no patterns other than the path they choose for themselves. Out to sound like themselves and no one else, while giving a nod to those who have influenced them all their lives. No tricks. No gimmicks. No longer devoid of emotion. The Vains are making a point to give a shit. ... more

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Track Name: Trauma
Standing on the corner of 12th and Vine
In a city I call home
Someone whispers in my ear
Tales of all my forgotten ghosts
The sound sent shivers down my spine
All my old haunts disappeared
I turned the other cheek to face
All of my greatest fears
I'd hate to show up uninvited now

Woah, I'm drowning to say the least
I'll build my home in the belly of the beast

I've washed my hands clean
Of all the damage that I'd done
And I've finally come to terms with going
Back when we had just begun
So give me all the hate you feel
I'll put it all aside
The trauma's not my identity
And I will not be defined
I'd hate for my words to fall on deaf ears now
Track Name: Out to Sea (Acoustic)
Untie the anchor, free me from my chains
Toss me from the boat into sea salt and waves
Cause life is but a lie and I've been living it for not
Let the water crash around me till I finally hit the bottom

I'll swim till my lungs are filled with water
I'll swim until I can't see land

Board up the doors and the windows my dear
The flood is coming fast, but baby I have no fear
Cause I would rather die than spend a day away from you
We're knee deep on the floor, we better climb to the fucking roof

Mind the sails and steer the wheel, there's water breaking in
The whole fucking thing's sinking and the captain's jumped ship
None of us are gonna make it out of this alive
We're all going to hell with a story tonight