Don't Let Me Drown (B​-​Sides)

by Motives

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A bunch of songs we have created since our debut EP "Don't Let Me Drown" has been released. Hope you enjoy listening to these as much as we enjoyed writing them


released December 7, 2012



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Motives Cleveland, Ohio

Motives is based out of the Cleveland, OH area. The band aims to portray uplifting messages in their songs which include powerful, driving riffs, alluring melodies, and passionate vocals. Formed in early 2012, the band is currently writing for their Second EP release and has released an EP Titled Don't Let Me Drown available for free download! ... more


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Track Name: Provenance (Acoustic)
When you try to find the good in someone and just can't, just keep holding on.

We are no longer machines
We have become self aware
It doesn't matter if you cut the power
Because we are here
Standing on our own

No matter what we go through
No matter what they say
We still have our memories
No one can take them away

I didn't start the fire but I'll let it burn in the hearts of those who understand

Waiting for the day when my mirrors become windows and I can finally see myself on the outside

We've got to learn to live with each other
Because everybody's got their story
I want to know where you've been
I want to know who you've met
I want to know the things you've seen

I want to know what makes you scream your heart out

And when I'm dead, you can bury me by the old oak tree, and let the roots run through me. Because our veins are just roots, they pull us down to the earth. So let us sprout and bloom, for in our darkest days, we yearn for the sun. And there is a drought on it's way, so quench my thirst for these roots will wither and split. And if your waters overflow, don't let me drown.