Such is Life

from by As We Once Were

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Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Roye Robley of RR Studios in Hammond, Indiana.

Lyrics and Music written by As We Once Were.


I'm not about to pretend that the going is not tough. Or that these past few years haven't made my skin rough. It's taken all I've once known turning a blind eye on me to become the person that I'm meant to be.

The years start to run together.
I don't think that I can keep up.
We have our own storms to weather.
the dark clouds, they start to form so abrupt.
I feel we’re waiting in the wings of a bird that was born flightless
exposed to never-ending days plagued with existential crisis.

There's always two ways of seeing everything. But it's how you get from one to the other that makes life worth living. You'll never reach the point until you walk the edge of the knife. You'll understand one day that such is life.

I wake up and stare blankly in the mirror each day,
wondering what dusty mask I'm going to plaster to my face.
I've got to breathe and remember that it will all be okay.
Because I'm not the only one who's left with with this to contemplate.

Things can always be worse than they presently are. You've got to scale the mountain before you reach the stars. There's nothing worth having that's not plagued with strife. But one day you'll see that such is life.


from Such is Life, released June 15, 2016



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As We Once Were Tinley Park, Illinois

Alt-Rock/Pop Punk band from the south suburbs of Chicago.

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