The Bearcat Sessions EP

by By Any Means

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released October 2, 2014

Vocals: CC
Guitar: Paul
Bass: Chris
Drums: Byers

Recorded at Bearcat Studios in Belfast with Jonny Munro (www.facebook.com/bearcatbelfast)

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Track Name: On These Streets
As I walk these streets
I feel my past come back
Project onto my eyes
Colour black and white
Time gone by, time lost
Those who paid the cost
Reflected in the sky
I stop, I close my eyes

Take back, what you took from me
Pay back, you think that it was free?
Stolen, in a time of weakness
And now, it’s time for redress
Take down, you can’t run and hide from this
Break down, I won’t be denied
Taken, in a storm for fury
Executioner, judge and jury

Born weak, but grew up strong
I knew my time would come along
Learned life’s game the hard way
No I’ll never give, I’m here to stay

Fighting to survive, try to stay alive, this is my life
This is not a game, going down in flames, feel no shame
Violence, booze and drugs, acting like a thug, only strength survives
It’s either death or jail, If you die you fail, life is fear

On these streets [x3]
Life is real

As I walk I feel my brothers close
Those that fell are always by my side
I live my life for them each day and night
For the dead I’ll make them most of my life

Fighting to survive, try to stay alive, this is my life
This is not a game, going down in flames, feel no shame
Violence, booze and drugs, acting like a thug, only strength survives
It’s either death or jail, If you die you fail, life is fear

As I walk these streets
I feel my past come back
Project onto my eyes
Colour black and white
Time gone by, time lost
Those who paid the cost
Reflected in the sky
I stop, I close my eyes

This goes out to all the fake bitches out there hiding behind mum, dad and computer screens. You wanna step up? Come and prove yourself Let’s fucking go!

Wanna fight with me? I’ll take your life
With my hands, my feet or with a knife
I own these streets and I will make you see this
When your face is broken into pieces
I’ll smash your teeth, I’ll break your hands and face
Make sure I put you in your proper place
These streets are my place, my place of rest
So step up son, put me to the test
These streets [x3]
Out on these streets

Take back, what you took from me
Pay back, you think that it was free?
Stolen, in a time of weakness
And now, it’s time for redress
Take down, you can’t run and hide from this
Break down, I won’t be denied
Taken, in a storm for fury
Executioner, judge and jury
On these streets [x3]
Life is real
Track Name: My Release
Tried, God I tried, to give you everything
Even though I failed, I still deserve Respect
From Your Friends, and your family
God I tried

I need, You too
Listen to me, Listen to me
I tried, my best [x2]

Gone, Now I’m gone, erase me from your life
Now I’m free, to be who I can be
Cut all ties, release me from your grip
Now I’m gone

I need, You too
Listen to me, Listen to me
I tried, my best [x2]

I can’t stand, all the shit that you put me through and
You need to, change your ways for this to work cause
I deserve, more than this you heartless bitch
This is my releeeeeaaaaaassssseeeee!

Fine, I’ll be fine, I’m hanging with my friends
I’m not upset, I’ll hold my head up high
I’ll be strong, til’ the day I die
I’ll be fine

I need, You too
Listen to me, Listen to me
I tried, my best [x2]

BLEUGH!
Track Name: Damned To Be
Since the day I was born I was destined to fight
My fists were my truth, the difference from wrong and right
Stand my ground, defending my life
The schoolyard, the streets, constant both day and night
Stood against the best, passed almost every test
When it came to violence I always impressed
To be respected, feared, I’d do anything
The backyards, streets and cities were my ring

All my life I have fought against myself
To be a stronger man, to be a better man
Sometimes I fail and I can’t call out for help
Too much pride and fear, hard to see it clear
So I fall back into how things used to be
Hide myself inside, like the child that died
Another whiskey and more cocaine for me
Guess I’m just damned to be

I’ve hurt the people who cared for me most
Pushed them away, acted like I was lost
Denied myself all their love and their friendship
Told myself that I didn’t deserve it
Tried to protect those in my family
From the pain I feel, anger pure and real
Became the thing that I hated most
Shadow of a man, no father – just a ghost

Now I see that’s not how it’s meant to be
To be a stronger man, to be a better man
I try to take control lose all my fear
I’m still terrified, feel the child inside
Do my best for tomorrow’s a better day
Hold my head up high, yeah I gotta try
But in the end it’s just how life is for me
Guess I’m just damned to be

All my life
Fighting to survive
Stay alive
In this dark world
Path I choose
Never win just lose
Broken truths
TEAR IT DOWN!!

All my life I have fought against myself
To be a stronger man, to be a better man
Sometimes I fail and I can’t call out for help
Too much pride and fear, hard to see it clear
So I fall back into how things used to be
Hide myself inside, like the child that died
Another whiskey and more cocaine for me
Guess I’m just damned to be

Damned to be X2

Born to fight, born to run
Damned to be
Drugs and booze, play to lose
Damned to be
Honour and pride, nowhere to hide
Damned to be
Respect through fear, death is near
Damned to be

Damned to be
Damned to be
Damned to be
Guess I’m just damned to be
Track Name: No Last Chance
Yooooouuuu fucked/up/this/time
I’m no longer toeing the line
Shut up/Pack up/Do what you want
Walk out and leave it behind
Don’t let the door hit you on your way out
So sick of this shit, I don’t mind
Loyalty, brotherhood, family left
Hold onto this in your mind

No last chance (Not this time)
No last chance (You won’t find)

These/are/my/words
I’m finding it hard to hold back
Dismay/distrust
Just go your way, Turn your back
Act/big/walk/tall
Beneath it, it’s all just an act
Now here’s the truth, time to let loose
Fiction into fact!

No last chance (Not this time)
No last chance (You won’t find)
No last chance (Not this time)
No last chance, No last chance

Turing your back on your friends
Means turning away from yourself
Disrespect your family, you disrespect yourself
Don’t act hardcore. When you're not hardcore
It’s time to come clear and FACE THE TRUTH!!!!

Write it down, Gonna set it free
Yeah I’m gonna let it bleed
Get it out, gonna give it all to you
Time the whole world should see
Time will come, truth will be spoken
The hurt we feel fades away
All that’s left is smashed and broken
Tomorrows hurt will be felt today
But in the end son
We’re still family
Heartbreak ends soon
I know, you're still there for me
Things seen, time shared, cannot be swept away
Faith holds me strong
Tomorrow is, another day

No Last Chance!
Track Name: Betrayed
Spread all the lies you breed
Go and plant the seed
You will not succeed
You, tried to beat me down
Treat me like a clown
I will stand my ground

Pushed against the wall
Stand and watch me fall
Is this what you want?
You betrayed my trust
Stabbed me in the back
You're a fucking cunt

Now I can’t stand the sight
Of your dishonest face
It makes me fucking sick
Built on respect an pride
Strength is on my side
I won’t let this slide

Pushed against the wall
Stand and watch me fall
Is this what you want?
You betrayed my trust
Stabbed me in the back
You're a fucking cunt

This song goes out to anyone who’s ever been stabbed in the back
Backstabbed by anyone you ever cared about
This song is for anyone who stood up for what they believed in and made a change
This song is for anyone who’s ever felt BETRAYED!!!

Pushed against the wall
Stand and watch me fall
Is this what you want?
You betrayed my trust
Stabbed me in the back
You're a fucking cunt

You're a cunt!