My Eyes Are Open

by Captives

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" On Captives debut EP these homegrown boys from Utah successfully meld post-hardcore with alternative rock while even throwing in a little old school Brand New era emo. My Eyes Are Open is what radio stations would be playing if they actually had an ear for music. While listening it’s easy to pick up on their rock roots, but the further into a track you get the more layers start to unfold. A lulling baseline might kickstart a song, but by its end emotionally draining vocals are being shouted, eclipsing your first impression and morphing it into an almost transcendental experience of pain and whirling guitar riffs. This album is a deeply emotional journey that will move the listener. It’ll pick you up one moment, make you want to cry the next, and then leave you with a sense of hope for the future. "

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released September 4, 2012

Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Stephan Hawkes of Interlace Audio.

Jeffery Mudgett: Guitar/Vocals
Trevor Bookout: Guitar/Vocals
Jake Evans: Drums
Dezmon Dean: Bass

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Captives Eagle Mountain, Utah

Captives 2011 - 2014

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Track Name: Forsaken
Be no sheep, hiding in your own skin. I can tell a stranger dwells within. These walls grow numb for a moments bliss, false truths that only you will miss. While you waste away, I won't waste away.

I am the shepard leading your lost way. I am the Charon who's debt you must pay. Black and blue I see right through your weightless words. Use me now, take your bow, cast me with lepers.

When you wake in your cold damp sweat, writhing in all of your regret I know you'll turn for comforting, to your poison bedside remedy. While you waste away, I won't waste.

I am the shepard leading your lost way. I am the Charon who's debt you must pay, black and blue I see right through your weightless words. Use me now, take your bow, cast me with lepers.

I am an imposter, she is all I can offer. You lay claim to rule it all, but I will rise and you will fall.
Track Name: Abandon
You want to come back but we say that there's no hope. You want to come back but we must replace the rope. We all say it's the devil at your door. Only time will tell how long you can ignore.

Why am I so blind to see you're everything I've been dying to forget. Why am I the one to blame you're the hunter I'm the prey. You keep holding on.

I know the reason behind your fears. I know the reason behind those tears. Your pretty blond hair, I hope you stay there and never return. Thank you god and thank you brother, my lesson is learned.

Why am I so blind to see you're everything I've been dying to forget. Why am I the one to blame your the hunter I'm the prey. You keep holding on.
Quit your faking.

You said, "Hold me in closer while I pretend that I want no other". Now I'll fall asleep again alone.
Track Name: Ugly
We all act upon request, waiting for our time to impress you with our colorful display. I knew that it would fall through anyway.
I'll try to look past this mess you've made under your breath, speaking so only few can hear. This won't help you conquer me my dear.

You said, "I will never let you fail". I lack the truth, god covered my eyes said I'd forget you.

Look at how far we all have come. Emotions have all surrendered numb. This weight has never felt so light. Once again I'll sleep alone tonight.
Your face is always on display. I'll brave through another day unfulfilled and broken, this sin we lay soaking in.

You said, "I'm so devoted to you". I believe in the burning of these temples and the spotting of these hands. You said "I've never felt better than you". I breed in vain, my vices will put yours to shame.

What's one more night? What's one more ceiling? you've seen a thousand. Your words are bleeding. Aching and thirsting with unrest, waiting for your next chance to undress.

You turned out like the rest.
Track Name: Grace
So we bowed our heads and we took the bread. Misguided souls soon to be fed. I lay awake every night in my bed. Please god help me all I need is rest. Yeah I promise I'm trying my very best.
Even though I'm young I still feel old. Like a book that's written, a story told. I am responsible for your pain, yes I am the disappointing summer rain. Yes I am the crossing train, yes I am the one you need to entertain.
So we took the time and we took it back. All deaf from hearing my voice crack. We shouted out to the heaven above, " Have I lost your love".

Then I saw your face above the clouds. My yearning heart began to pound. My fist firmed tightly with rage, and there was no peace for seven whole days.

I still taste you on my tongue. I miss chasing love while I was young. I miss standing in my place, and now I fall from your grace.