A New Dawn

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This is a group of songs that show a few different sides of my writing and represent my best work since starting this journey in 2004. Though different, I think each song is a complement to the other and hope that you'll enjoy them.

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released June 12, 2015

All music and lyrics by Andrew Hand

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Andrew Hand Bozeman, montana

Andrew Hand is an artist passionate about making a difference in the world through music.

With a diverse skill set that goes from rapping and rocking to chilled out acoustic pop, Andrew refuses to be painted into just one genre.

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Track Name: Maniac
"Maniac"

From where my head is at
There's no turnin' back
It's a distant path
So I have to ask

Is it crazy that
I can't seem to get out
From this crazy house
Am I crazy now

Don't wanna freak out
But I'm a freak now
With these dyin' walls
The asylum calls to me

Don't wanna break down
I need a break now
From these vicious games
My mind is playing out

Are we just maniacs
All just maniacs
with no way to go back
Are we maniacs

Is it crazy that
We can't seem to get out
From this crazy house
Are we crazy now

Don't wanna freak out
But I'm a freak now
With these dyin' walls
The asylum calls to me

I need a break now
Don't wanna break down
From these vicious games
My mind keeps playing out

We're maniacs
We're all maniacs
From where my head is at
There's no turnin' back

We're just maniacs
We're just maniacs
It's a distant fact
For a maniac

Don't wanna freak out
But I'm a freak now
With these dyin' walls
The asylum calls to me

Don't wanna break down
I need a break now
From these vicious games
My mind is playing out
Track Name: Animals
"Animals"

What's it all mean
Are we just animals
Failed a thousand time
And then I cannibalize
These rhymes into the lines in my mind
Where there's time enough to sleep, I can't breathe
As I choke on the ash of belief, I still believe
There's a fire inside I can't deny or hide
And it burns everything that I see
Until there's only a deafening quiet surrounding me

I can't get out alive
Give it all tonight
I only got this life
Can't get out alive

Are we just animals caught in the cage
Are we just animals runnin' this race
Are we just nothin' more than that which we see
Are we just animals tryin' to be free

Are we just animals caught in this place
Are we just animals walkin' this stage
Are we just animals livin' to die
Are we just animals dyin' inside

I've seen it a thousand times
It's so fanatical
Tryin' to break these ties
It's like a battle kill
I'll describe and then I'll organize
Only to find myself right back where I've tried to hide
And if I've lied to myself is it a sickness for self
Or something greater than I can even stand to tell
Beg, borrow, and steal I can't stand to the zeal
And as I cry for relief I think I got a disease

Are we just animals caught in the cage
Are we just animals runnin' this race
Are we just nothin' more than that which we see
Are we just animals tryin' to be free

Are we just animals caught in this place
Are we just animals walkin' this stage
Are we just animals livin' to die
Are we just animals dyin' inside

I can't get out alive
Give it all tonight
I only got this life
Can't get out alive

I can't get out alive
Give it all tonight
I only got this life
Can't get out alive

Are we just animals caught in the cage
Are we just animals runnin' this race
Are we just nothin' more than that which we see
Are we just animals tryin' to be free

Are we just animals
Are we just animals
Are we just animals
Are we just animals tryin' to be free

Are we just animals caught in the cage
Are we just animals runnin' this race
Are we just nothin' more than that which we see
Are we just animals tryin' to be free

Are we just animals caught in this place
Are we just animals walkin' this stage
Are we just animals livin' to die
Are we just animals dyin' inside
Track Name: The Angel and the Devil
"The Angel and the Devil"

The angel and the devil
They live inside my head
Never one without the other
I'm starting to suspect

If I leave these two together
There won't be nothing left
But a wave of burning regret

Now the angel and the devil
Are they ever going to agree
In this land of forever cursed
Missed opportunities

The way that things are going
You know I'm starting to think
That their war will be the death of me

Because the devil never dies
The devil never dies
The devil never dies
The devil never dies

The devil never dies
The devil never dies
The devil never dies
The devil never dies

The angel and the devil
Stand on either side
The one tells me the truth
But the other just tells me lies

The way that things are going
You know I wouldn't be surprised
If the angel's a devil in disguise

Because the devil never dies
The devil never dies
The devil never dies
The devil never dies

The devil never dies
The devil never dies
Angel in disguise
The devil never dies

The devil never dies
Track Name: Welcome to Paradise
"Welcome to Paradise"

Well mercy was
A kind and loving soul
'Til she found me
To be drifting by the road

I cried the agony, the tears, and the pain
She lifted up my head to sing me this refrain

It might be right, it might be wrong
You turn me up, I turn you on
It's not over, never over
So I'll tell you full disclosure

It was heaven that I sold ya
'Cause this hell could never hold ya
It's not over, never over
Welcome to paradise

Welcome to paradise

Well my mind it was shattered
Shattered by the cold
The ash and blood
Had dried upon my soul

I cried the agony, the tears, and the blame
She lifted up my head to tell me once again

It might be right, it might be wrong
You turn me up, I turn you on
It's not over, never over
So I'll tell you full disclosure

It was heaven that I sold ya
'Cause this hell could never hold ya
It's not over, never over
Welcome to paradise

My loving son
I said welcome to paradise
My loving son
Welcome to paradise

Now mercy can you help me
You see I need some relief
I did not fully understand
The pressure of these needs

It might be right, it might be wrong
You turn me up, I turn you on
It's not over, never over
So I'll tell you full disclosure

It was heaven that I sold ya
'Cause this hell could never hold ya
It's not over, never over
Welcome to paradise

My loving son
Welcome to paradise
My loving son
I said welcome to paradise
Welcome to paradise
Track Name: The Cannibal
"The Cannibal"

There's an animal
That lives inside of you
And there's a cannibal
That tries to lie to you

It takes a hand
To get inside of you
But once it's inside
It'll do the damage

Right to every part of you
Right to the heart of you
Gonna dig it's way
Right into the start of you

The part of you
That'll never give
The part of you
Still livin' to kill

Watcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this life

Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this time

Watcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this life

Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this time

Now ya don't wanna feel it
You don't wanna bleed
You don't wanna face
The animal the cannibal feeds

It gets harder to breathe
Even harder to see
Sick of the rat race
But not ready to leave

We're all rats in a cage
Ready to cave
Who's the slave
Ready to pay

Right to the part of you
Not ready to give
Right to the part of you
Still livin' to kill

Watcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this life

Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this time

Watcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this life

Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this time

There's some kinda freedom
There's some kinda freedom right now
I said there's some kinda freedom
There's some kinda freedom, gotta find a way out

I gotta find a way out
I gotta find a way out
Yeah there's some kinda freedom
I gotta kill the cannibal doubt

Watcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this life

Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this time

Watcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this life

Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
Whatcha gonna get
When you're givin' up this time

There's some kinda freedom
There's some kinda freedom right now
I said there's some kinda freedom
There's some kinda freedom, gotta find a way out

I gotta find a way out
I gotta find a way out
Yeah there's some kinda freedom
I gotta kill the cannibal doubt
Track Name: Crosses
"Crosses"

I've been carryin' crosses
They hold me under water
And I can't breathe right
It's got me uptight

I've been carryin' losses
This distant wall has
Got me tryin' to see straight
My mind just deflates

Into a million tiny pieces
Crawlin' out my skin
A million worn out faces
That I used to get
Now I'm just a loner
With a different bend
Traveling these miles
Crawlin' out my skin

Ohs
Traveling these miles
Crawlin' out my skin
Ohs
Now I'm just a loner
With a different bend

I've been carryin' losses
My heart is frosted
And I can't breathe right
My mind can't take flight

With a million tiny pieces
Crawlin' out my skin
A million worn out faces
That I used to get
Now I'm just a loner
With a different bend
Traveling these miles
Crawlin' out my skin

Ohs
Traveling these miles
Crawlin' out my skin
Ohs
Now I'm just a loner
With a different bend

Now I'm just a loner
With a different bend
I'm traveling these miles
Crawlin' out my skin

Tell me what you want now
Tell me what you see
I can be your novocaine
I can set you free

Tell me what you want now
Tell me what you need
I can be your novocaine
I can set you free

It's like a million tiny pieces
Crawlin' out my skin
A million worn out faces
That I used to get
Now I'm just a loner
With a different bend
Traveling these miles
Crawlin' out my skin

Ohs
Traveling these miles
Crawlin' out my skin
Ohs
Now I'm just a loner
With a different bend
Track Name: The Panic
"The Panic"

At a crossroads, will I let go
It's my last hope to find my way
Twisted patterns, falling atoms
Burning faster than I could ever know

There's a monster livin' inside my head
There's a killer on the other side of this ledge
There's a burnt out fool tryin' to pretend
I'm never gonna get out of this
But there's just no way I'm gonna give
To the killer livin' right inside my head
Just a burnt out fool tryin' to quit
Holdin' fast to a panic switch

It's all just so quiet, the calm before the riot
My heart is ready to let go
No stoppin' this feelin', my mind is spent from reelin'
Realizing everything that I've become

There's a monster livin' inside my head
There's a killer on the other side of this ledge
There's a burnt out fool tryin' to pretend
I'm never gonna get out of this
But there's just no way I'm gonna give
To the killer livin' right inside my head
Just a burnt out fool tryin' to quit
Holdin' fast to a panic switch

It's all just cold silence, these walls of twisted violence
My heart is ready to explode
Now I don't know which way to go, will I ever overthrow
This cross of agony weighin' on my soul

There's a monster livin' inside my head
There's a killer on the other side of this ledge
There's a burnt out fool tryin' to pretend
I'm never gonna get out of this
But there's just no way I'm gonna give
To the killer livin' right inside my head
Just a burnt out fool tryin' to quit
Holdin' fast to a panic switch
Track Name: The Other Side
"The Other Side"

Livin' on the other
Livin' on the other
Livin' on the other

Sometimes I stare into outer space
And wonder if I'm breathing
A casualty if nothing more
Could there even be a reason, leave this evening
Never to return and seek my freedom
Ride this train into a distant scene
And turn away, burn away everything I'm seething
I can't stop bleeding

When you're livin' on the other side just dreamin'
Livin' on the other side you're screamin'
Livin' on the other side
You gotta love your life

It's like a cannon ball oh it's comin'
Tearin' through this heart I'm runnin'
Out of time and have I wasted all my life

It's like a cannon ball oh it's gunnin'
Holdin' on but never running' out
Of fire and now it's tearin' up my mind

Livin' on the other
Livin' on the other
Livin' on the other

Sometimes I look into this world
And find that I'm barely seein'
Have I stopped believin', the meaning seeming
Cold as the soul on the other road
When the love is lost and the history old
Breathing keeps me from leavin'

When you're livin' on the other side just dreamin'
Livin' on the other side you're screamin'
Livin' on the other side
You gotta love your life

It's like a cannon ball oh it's comin'
Tearin' through this heart I'm runnin'
Out of time and have I wasted all my life

It's like a cannon ball oh it's gunnin'
Holdin' on but never running' out
Of fire and now it's tearin' up my mind

When you're livin' on the other side just dreamin'
Livin' on the other side you're screamin'
Livin' on the other side
You gotta love your life

Livin' on the other
Livin' on the other
Livin' on the other
You gotta love your life
Track Name: Stick to Your Guns
Stick to your guns that's what they tell you
No other way all they will sell you
Venomous lies trying to compel you
This world is not your own

If nothing is sacred, we are the damned
Holding the faithful inside these hands
Promise and preach the prophesy weak
Will you understand

I wanna die with you inside
Wanna open your eyes
Let you see what it's like

I wanna fly with you tonight
But I'm buried alive
My soul fights to survive

From out of the fire into the flame
Turning this life up over again
Are we the soldiers of the demise
Burning the ash as we cry

If nothing is sacred, we are the damned
Holding the faithful inside these hands
Promise and preach the prophesy weak
Will you understand

I wanna die with you inside
Wanna open your eyes
Let you see what it's like

I wanna fly with you tonight
But I'm buried alive
My soul fights to survive

Another resurgent army of man
Building the faithful up over again
Who will be conquered, who will be saved
Will I be shattered awake

I wanna die with you inside
Wanna open your eyes
Let you see what it's like

I wanna fly with you tonight
But I'm buried alive
My soul fights to survive
Track Name: Be Here Now
"Be Here Now"

Time is just a game
And memories will fade
So let's live for today
Tomorrow's just a name

So be here now
Be with me
Be here now
Forever in a dream

And we could rule the sky
Together in the wind
They'll say we're trying to fly
But we're just trying to live

Time is just a game
Where memories'll fade
So let's live for today
Tomorrow's just a name

So be here now
Be with me
Be here now
Forever in a dream

Time is just a game
And memories'll fade
Track Name: If I Didn't Know Better
"If I Didn't Know Better"

If I didn't know better
I'd swear that you were sweet
If I hadn't touched these lips
To your fatal drink
If I wasn't such a fool to love
I might have found a way to give you up

When all these days have only
Cut me into your game
When you're the poison
That flows through my veins
Something inside of me is dying to be the one
Who finds a way to give you up

And the sky will fall
Crumbling at your feet
And the walls will turn
Just to watch you bleed
And I finally will be free enough
To say I was the one to give you up

If I didn't know better
I'd swear that you were sweet
If I hadn't touched these lips
To your fatal drink
If I wasn't such a fool to love
I might have found a way to give you up
Track Name: Caged
There once was a time when love ruled my life
But now it is gone like a bird taking flight
And I long for the days when you'd call out my name
But 'til then I remain

You see there once was a time when love ruled my mind
But now it's a song in the cold of the night
And I long for the day when you'll call out my name
But 'til then I remain

Yes 'til then this bird is caged
Track Name: Until the End of the World
"Until the End of the World"

Am I just nothing here, am I all alone
Am I human, or wastin' all these bones

I don't wanna be more than what I am
But I just wanna hold you in these hands

'Til we waste away and fade into sorrow
Until we waste away and lose the day
I will be there to give you shelter
Yes I will, yes I will...
Until the end of the world

Time has taken me so far away
Am I still human when nothing else remains

I don't wanna be more than what I am
But I just wanna hold you in these hands

'Til we waste away and fade into sorrow
Until we waste away and lose the day
I will be there to give you shelter
Yes I will, yes I will...
Until the end of the world
Track Name: City of Dreams
"City of Dreams"

I woke up the other day
And found myself spinnin' round
I hit my head upon the ground
There was no pain only the sound
Of the dreams inside my head
Makin' me think I must be dead
And this is what...
This is what they said

Oh let me tell you a lovely story
One where the world is free from worries
Where people dance out in the streets
And makin' love is just routine
Oh in the city of my dreams

But I woke up to a stunning realization
The world was at war, nation against nation
There were people killin' in the streets
Makin' love look like a disease
There's so much more that we could be
So much more to be

'Cause oh in the city of my dreams
Yeah in the city of my dreams
There's everything you want
But nothin' you don't need
Oh in the city of my dreams
In the city of my dreams

So oh let me tell you that lovely story
The one where the world is free from worries
Where people dance out in the streets
And makin' love is just routine
Oh in the city...
The city of my dreams