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I've been wanting to write this song for eight years
This is for the part of me that will never move on
Not from her, or her, but from me
That passion, that youth, that fire
I feel it like a past life and I've lost my essence
So long distant and then a doppleganger's attempted murder
But I could tell the difference
And as I spoke with my kindred spirit my fervor grew

I left with my brothers, despite the sincerest objection
Without a real plan we made it work
So many friends received my constant streaming
Three days passed and my tattered heart was all I had to show for it
And when I returned back home, I knew I had to try again
Where did that part of me go?

There's no heavier burden I carry than that of the
Weight of the potential I used to have

Forever would not color us red
It all would be over soon
There was your voice
There was your courage
It was time again to come to you
"They found me"
It was time again to come home
Life had never been more surreal
I just wanted to end it all
Some things never change
But when I saw all of you
I remembered what I hadn't lost
Despite what had been torn and tossend

There's no heavier burden I carry than that of the
Weight of the potential I used to have

Verse 3

And each day became a battle and at times I couldn't be left alone
Driving alone those nights
Starting that fire
But I had a new heart and an old heart
And I fell in love in the least romantic way possible
Our crutches, our poisons
But that night it got too heavy for me
And I left when I shouldn't have
And I'm sorry
You are the realest thing I've ever known
We had to quit
Everything, all of it had to pass
But there's nothing that I want more
Than to have that summer back


from Listening For A Heartbeat EP, released January 19, 2017



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The Trying Cincinnati, Ohio

The Trying is a solo music project from Chris Kaetzel. I blend sounds from a wide array of genres and influences to create a unique sound to encapsulate a myriad of emotions and topics. My lyrics are always genuine, no matter the content, and that is a major driving force behind The Trying. ... more

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