Bear Your Cross

by Bear Your Cross

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Debut EP
Recorded May 2015 at Wayne Manor Studios


released August 2, 2015

Recording/mixing/mastering: Chris Davis
Lyrics: Mike Houck
Music: Bear Your Cross

Vocals/guitar: Mike Houck
Bass: Phil Lanz
Drums: Jeremiah Wrucke



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Bear Your Cross Mount Vernon, Ohio

4 piece Christian metalcore band from Mount Vernon. Out to spread a message of hope through trials and suffering

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Track Name: Nailbiter
Day by day I find myself asking why
Life’s so tough, just doesn’t seem to let up
Long nights of lost sleep drawing close
Looking back to why I didn’t end it then

I bite my nails to the bone, just to find some sort of solace
I look away from the ones who left me, and I’m chasing after you

I wanted to drown in pills, and pull the trigger
I realized I’m not so small, there’s something bigger
Track Name: I Built the Cross
It was all our fault
We turned from love
And in his pain
We are born again

We built the cross
Now we must bear it
Rise up to the call
The call to carry our fault

Our ancestors downfall
Does not mean we rot
Leave who you were
At the Hill of Skulls
Track Name: The Suffering
Such is life, a fight
You and I, alone
Still there’s distance
Will this ever end?

Upon this hour I wait
For a sign of the dawn
Nights of suffering pass
The sun sets again

I’ve lost sight of the path
I’m just going ‘round in circles
These tracks are leading nowhere
All I ever am is lost

Times of torment last
Will I ever live?
Wasting time on you
Purpose can’t be found
Track Name: Cycles
Can’t you tell, it’s gone too far?
Things I’ve said
Things you’ve done
Years go by, it’s the same
You left me here
All alone

Every time, I initiate
the times we had
You took it, for granted
I meant nothing
Just a phase

I said I’d stay here with you
I felt it’s where I’m supposed to be

Chasing every star, searching for you
When you’ve been here the entire time
What a fool I’ve been for living in fear
This will end and I’ll be fine again

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss you
and the man you’ve helped me become

This, this cycle will end in time
Track Name: Kiss of Judas
You traitor, you sold us out

You’d have better luck chewing broken glass
Than anyone believing a single word you say
Your sense of loyalty is distorted
While your brethren are crying out

You traitor, you sold us out
With the kiss of Judas

I thought you were my friend