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Red To Black Lyrics

from The Rising Tied

"Red To Black" is track #14 on the album The Rising Tied. It was written by Shinoda, Mike / Maginn, Matthew Ryan / Bashir, Takbir Khalid.
"Red To Black" is track #14 on the album The Rising Tied. It was written by Shinoda, Mike / Maginn, Matthew Ryan / Bashir, Takbir Khalid.

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I had a friend named Victor, the two of us used to hang every single day
And it seemed like overnight that his whole life just changed
I know when his mom and dad broke up, it didn't make sense
But i know that his dad was a drunk and he gambled away the rent

Pretty soon Vic was seeing red, pissed off and instead
Had drink every night until he passed out and then had to do it all again
The whole time spelling on the outside to cover the pain
But on the inside all he was trying to do was get away

Trying to get away
Let the pain of yesterday
Go slipping through the cracks

Yo, funny how things change color than fade to another shade
When you had it made it was all good but now look just another day
It was so fresh, and it was so clean, never saw it gone, one, two, three
Lights out, which way to turn, can't get a grip, all alone in a big white house

Every day gets worse and you just curse until your head bursts
And it hurts so bad she left, you think to yourself
I shoulda thought of that one first
No family, no kids, can't accept what you did
Now you wanna run away but you can't 'cause the past comes back again

Slippin' through the cracks, have a little shack, go to bed half dead
What about rent, why does every cent gotta be a bet, when's it gonna end
Oh my God, we don't got a penny left, my moms gotta find a way
To get a job, out of debt, out of dodge out of breath, out of this big problem

My pops wanna get away from the pain in a better place in his brain
But the ********** he takes makes him wasted
So sick if hes gonna faint, the good Lord would come take him
I'm shaking now wake up, you son of a *****

He's trying to get away, let the pain of yesterday
Go slipping through the cracks
Hiding himself away, watching all the memories fade away
From red to black

He's trying to get away, let the pain of yesterday
Go slipping through the cracks
Hiding himself away, watching all the memories fade away
From red to black

Slipping through the cracks
Slipping through the cracks
Slipping through the cracks

Songwriters
SHINODA, MIKE / MAGINN, MATTHEW RYAN / BASHIR, TAKBIR KHALID

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