Don't Let Me Drown EP

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Our first official collection of songs released together

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released October 18, 2012

All music written by Motives
All Lyrics written by Ian Slagle

Drums: Peter Reilly
Bass: Daniel Ackerman
Guitars: Kevin Burrows
Guitars: Andrew Coyle
Vocals: Ian Slagle
Recorded an Produced by: Leo Xavier Sypniewski
Album Artist: Tom Koch

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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: Weathered
I am alive
And I will stand on the highest mountain
My voice will shake the earth
And I will conquer fear for there is nothing that stands in my path anymore
Take a breath
There is something else inside
And they tried to bury me alive
They took the smile from my face
But I refuse to play the victim

And I can't just forget the promise that I made myself that day
To change what I became
(And I will stand on the highest mountain. I won't let anybody hold me back. And I will stare in the face of doubt, because giving up is what i lack)

To change what I became

What's a man without control?
What is heart without the soul?

And I can't just forget the promise that I made myself that day
To change what I became
(And I will stand on the highest mountain. I won't let anybody hold me back. And I will stare in the face of doubt, because giving up is what i lack)

When I fall, I stand back up
(When I fall)

WE ARE ALIVE
And we will stand on the highest mountains
Our voices will shake the earth
And we will conquer fear for there is nothing that stands in our path anymore
Track Name: We Dig Our Graves With Our Teeth
DO YOU KNOW What the word integrity means?
Because i DON'T SEE YOU practicing what you preach
How do you sleep at night?
Maybe a wolf in sheep's clothing can believe all of it's own lies
And it's alright because everyone else sees a shining star
But we know what you really are
These are dangerous waters
Tread lightly or you'll get pulled under
These walls are paper thin
And I hear every word you say
I guess what I'm saying is just to watch your back
because one day, someone will bring you down when you least expect
There is a difference between forgiveness and trust
And as for right now, I can only give you one.
Why can't anyone admit when they are wrong?

I'll do the best thing that I can
I will walk away
(I WILL WALK AWAY)
There is a difference between forgiveness and trust
And as for right now, I can only give you one

(I WILL WALK AWAY)
Track Name: Seeds Of Change
Tell me a story that's never been told
Where our bodies aren't just bought and sold
Or the one where truth still sets us free
And our voices are heard
-From you and me-
There is a resonance
A ripple in the current they've created
Can we really change the tides with the gravity that holds us down
Time goes by; still we strive for a better world tomorrow
But the clock is ticking and time is running out

(IT STARTS WITH US)
We won't take no for an answer
Rise from the dust
(IT STARTS WITH US)
Escape the mediocrity
This clean slate is what we've got
(IT STARTS WITH US)
(Ignore) The Insincerity
IT STARTS WITH US

"BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD"

Sometimes we wait for the world to pick itself up
When in reality the world is actually waiting on us
It waits on us!
Track Name: Provenance
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
(OUR HEARTS WILL NEVER WAVER)
No matter what they say
We still have our memories
(NO WE WILL NEVER FORGET)
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.