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New punk song: Derek Kortepeter “For the Fall”

This is a pop-punk song where I sing lead vox, play all guitar parts, and also play the drum parts (i.e. I do everything). Pop-punk is how I’m categorizing it as it is closer to a lighter, melodic sound of that genre over hardcore punk. The lyrics, however, are far from pop. I imagined humanity as on the brink of dystopia and ruin. In a way we are. We always are. The lyrics are a call to back away from the edge and fix the mess we’ve made.

(Verse)
Bright lights burning
City is turning
All I can see
Is what this is now
(Pre-Chorus)
The faces are cracked
The jokes have run thin
Broken glass and wasted gin
(Chorus)
There’s the blood inside us
All around us
Drowning our
Lies and fears out
Nothing could, Prepare us
For the fall
(Verse)
All the talk has become
Cheap, The weapons are
Free, the hope is gone
Where do we run?
(Bridge)
So hold on
It’s going down
WE’RE ALL GOING DOWN!
(Chorus)
There’s the blood inside us
All around us
Drowning our
Lies and fears out
Nothing could, Prepare us
For the fall
(Outro)
Don’t hold on
Hold on
Hold on
To what we’ve become
Don’t hold on
Hold on
Hold on
To what we’ve become

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