Memphis May Fire Debut “Sleepless Nights”

Memphis May Fire Promo 2013

Rise Records’ Memphis May Fire have debuted another new song off their forthcoming album, Unconditional.

Titled “Sleepless Nights,” the second Unconditional track to find its way online in advance of the March 25 album release date is a fitting heavy blend of scream/sing vocals highlighted by chuggy guitar and high-gloss production from Cameron Mizell and Kellen McGrego. You can stream the song, which was released via lyric video, below.

Cameron Mizell and Kellen McGrego are the same team responsible for the production on 2012’s Challenger, and so far there does not seem to be that much of a difference in their approach to Unconditional. This is the same band we’ve been hearing for years, but I’m no longer sure that is for the best.

Lyrics:

I stare deep down into the eyes of my nightmares
As they come to life
I feel my heart beat right out of my chest
And I think I might be losing the fight
I might be losing it
I live inside my poisoned mind
It leaves me paralyzed
It leaves me paralyzed
My vision’s blurred
My words are slurred
I think I might die tonight
This shadow follows me
It always keeps me on the edge
I know that I would never jump
So why can’t I step back from the ledge?
Am I losing control?
You take me to the darkest places
I have ever been
I think I feel it coming back again
Why am I terrified of everything I used to love?
Save me from myself
I don’t want to hate who I’ve become
Inhale exhale
Why is it so hard to breathe?
Inhale exhale
Why isn’t this working?
If I live to see the other side of this
I swear I’ll never take for granted any happiness
I never knew what I had until it was gone
How long will this go on?
Why am I terrified of everything I used to love?
Save me from myself
I don’t want to hate who I’ve become
Tell me that tomorrow when I wake up I’ll be fine
I just want to be myself again
I want to know that I’m alive
Tell me is there something that I’m learning from this?
I try my best to make the most of it
Maybe I just need to see the bigger picture
Show me how it ends
If I have to feel this forever
I’d rather feel nothing at all
Bring me back to life
I just can’t take another sleepless night
Bring me back to life
Give me the clarity to see the light
I know that you can take this away
So I’m praying that today is the day
Oh I pray that today is the day
Bring me back to life
Why am I terrified or everything I used to love?
Save me from myself
I don’t want to hate who I’ve become
Tell me that tomorrow when I wake up I’ll be fine
I just want to be myself again
I want to know that I’m alive
Please
Give me peace
Give me joy
Give me sanity
Give me hope
Give me love
Give me truth

James Shotwell

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