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Verse 1
how do I fix all these things?
should I just cut all these heart strings?
I thought home was all I wanted
But it's my past that's haunted

Webs are woven inside my chest
Drown me in distress
My freedom confines myself
In pursuit of some notion of wealth

I've sacrificed the wrong things
And acquired this void of feelings
My world and my soul, disconnected
Growing older and sicker, i'm still infected

Verse 2
I've been sick, but so strong
Just trying to prolong
These clouds are my catalyst
The death of an idealist

Every day's almost an overdose
Ignoring demons and ghosts
While they destroy my worth
While they cast my curse

Verse 3
There's no more assurance
That I'm going to win
Diagnosis abhorrent
See my soul wince
There's no more assurance
There's no more assurance
There's no more assurance
There's no way to win


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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