Old Ghosts & Present Demons

by Wolfer

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Old Ghosts & Present Demons

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released April 1, 2016

Dimitri Stolk Audio Productions
UNITE RECORDS

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Wolfer Amsterdam, Netherlands

Wolfer is a Dutch melodic hardcore band that started early 2015. Influences are bands like Touché Amoré, Worthwhile, Hundredth, Defeater.

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Track Name: Face The Music
As another door slams shut
I walk away
I’m just this proud boy
Struggling to be humble
and all this while I’m asking myself
Am I the one to blame
For all my misfortunes
Am I?

For years on end,
fighting uphill battles
Again and again
I need no reminder,
for this broken heart,
rattling in my chest
Hunting for breath,
fighting to stand,
my strength wearing away
For years on end
Fighting uphill battles
Again and again

I’m worn out by these battles
My bones are brittle
Where can I find my rest
And while I try to hide
I come to the conclusion
this raging war won’t let me last

Face the music
that desolate tune
My heart in a vault
wasting away
Scared to open up for it could be scarred again
Was I meant to be alone?

For years on end,
Fighting uphill battles,
Again and again
I need no reminder,
for this broken heart,
rattling in my chest
Hunting for breath,
fighting to stand,
my strength wearing away
For years on end
Fighting uphill battles
Again and again

And I try and remind myself
It ain’t this bad
I remind myself
As long as there is hope there can be a change
This hope, my final straw
I’ll never let it go,
carry it close to my heart
When everything falls apart
Storms are raging
I want to shout out loud
It is your sun that breaks through the darkness
Your mighty hand that’s over me gives me shelter
Your words that convey comfort
Your breath that gives me life
Track Name: Present Demons
When you're life will flash before your eyes  
tell me what you'll see
Did you live your life like a bastard son
unsure of what you could live up to be. 

-What will fate- have in store for me
Money has bought you friends but didn't get you loyalty, 
-You can sleep- but inside you won't find peace
Don’t forget you're not made for this, or is this who you truly want to be?

Had so many plans
when I was young
Now only one question remains;
where did I go wrong?

They will try to steal your thunder
Tell you stories and other lies
Don’t forget you're made for bigger things
Bigger than life, flashing before your eyes

Had so many plans
when I was young
Now only one question remains;
where did I go wrong?

No rest for the wicked
Restless is all I can be
No rest for the wicked
Never thought that would be me

They will try to steal your thunder
Tell you stories and other lies
Dont forget you're made for bigger things
Bigger than life, life flashing before your eyes
Track Name: Old Ghosts
I wish these chains were broken
Wish the past would stay the past
Life’s become unbearable 
I am done with this old ghost,
but it won’t leave me alone
Please set me free, at last! 

Past mistakes haunt me, guilt follows me around
And thoughts of the “old me” seem so relevant today
But did I not grow? Am I still the same?
Cannot seem to outrun my past, it never goes away
It feels like I’m surrounded by something I can’t see
It’s like some kind of entity is still tormenting me
Sometimes it paralyzes or takes my breath away 
At times it even dictates what I do or what I say

To let go of the past
While it won’t let me go

I wish these chains were broken
Wish the past would stay the past
Life has become unbearable 
I am done with this old ghost,
but it won’t leave me alone
Please set me free, at last!

Years-of-weight- rest on my shoulders, experiences long gone by
Keep adding up, slowing me down more and more each day
What will happen when one day this burden gets to big
Will I be buried underneath when it crushes me complete
Helpless as a victim of the spirits from the past
Will-they-feast-upon what’s left of me and welcome me as their own
Then I will be the haunting ghost in someone else’s life
And make their life a living hell from then until forever

To let go of the past
While it won’t let me go

Can I set myself free?
Is there any hope for me?
Want to believe there comes a time
when my mourning is turned to joy 

So I will stand up straight
Confront this demon that’s been with me for so long 
Remind him who I am 
You have no authority over me!!!

I give you up, my old ghost. You’re not welcome anymore.
I'm not you anymore. So just die! Why won't you go towards the light?
Why won't you leave me alone? You bring nothing but pain, regret and shame.
It's time to go and finally leave me alone!
Track Name: Coward
Why did you leave me behind?
Was I not worth the fight?
What did you hope to find?
These questions are aching my mind
What did your father do to you?
Had he abandoned you too?
Did your suffering make you blind?
These questions are aching my mind

Were you proud to be my dad?
‘cause you wrote me that you were
But your actions didn’t back your words
You didn’t give me what I needed as a kid
And yes, we wrote from time to time
but somehow we kept it shallow 
And now I’ve come to realize
I don’t really know you at all

Had to figure out alone
The man I’m supposed to be
But I'm not the only one
All these kids from broken homes

I think you're a coward
You ran away when I needed you the most
You abandoned your family
To me you're a hoax
I'm afraid to be just like you
'cause she says I'm just like you
But these scars won’t change my fate
And leave me consumed by hate

Had to figure out alone
The man I'm supposed to be
I am not the only one
All these kids from broken homes

I want you to know
I forgive you
I can ask these questions
But you'll never answer

You’ll never answer