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Road to Calvary

by Charles Lee

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released May 4, 2010

album cover and banner by ALEX KWA
all songs written and performed by CHARLES LEE

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Track Name: For The Sake of Science and Stability
“Please just end this pain,”
her screams were merely echoes I barely heard.
“What have you to gain
seeing the face of my child before his time of birth?”

But I tell myself that this is just my work.

For the sake of science and stability
I kept my heart cold and buried my conscience deep.
I will do all that it takes
and be whoever I must be

I've done nothing wrong.
I did what I believed.

Oh God, have I done something wrong?

Can we be saved
after all the choices we've made?
Who would take our blame
with such a heavy price to pay?
Will we end our days
with red hands
and blood upon our graves?

For the sake of knowledge and security
we believed in only what we can see.
We fashion morals and truth
that selfishly tell us how we should be.

I've done nothing wrong.
I've done all I need.

Is there something more?
Please,
please tell me.

Can we be saved
after all the choices we've made?
Who would take our blame
with such a heavy price to pay?
Will we end our days
with red hands
and blood upon our graves?
Track Name: How Do We Stand
We held in our hands all that we'd need
Took all we'd want, we were free
Careless and greedy we gave in to doubt
Left all that we had for a glimpse at the clouds

Built with our hands with pride in our hearts
Gathered up plans to aim for the stars
Spread out these wings and took to the skies
Flew up so high
Before we realized we're out of fuel to fly


Hold tight, get ready to hit the ground
At this height there's no chance of surviving
My life unravels before me now
Ten feet away the ground is calling


We gathered up trees, metal, and wires
All that we need as we conspired
To use up our rights and dry up this land
And run to the moon with spoils in our hands

We blindly believed that we had the means
Of living like kings, of reaching our dreams
Leap off this cliff with eyes to the sky
Lie to ourselves that we are gaining height
Can we reach the sky riding on our pride?


Hold tight, get ready to hit the ground
At this height there's no chance of surviving
My life unravels before me now
Ten feet away the ground is calling


We thought that we'd be dead by now
Thought we threw our lives away
How do we stand now?
Our feet have safely touched the ground
Can't believe that we were saved
How do we stand now since we thought
That we'd be dead by now
Can't let this go to waste now that
There's a Way
Track Name: A Message For The Battleworn
Are we waiting for moonlight before we start our advance?
Have we lost, to this dark night, a grip on all of our plans?
We know we've entered a losing fight, the light is gone from our eyes
Place all our hopes on failing legs to carry us 'til we die.

Are we waiting for sunrise to signal the time of our end?
The time for us to pay the price and be burned to ashes right where we stand
And as light covers the skies, my surrounding's revealed, I opened my eyes
And a man bearing my weight turns to me to say

We have already won
This war has come and gone
What are you still running from?
We can lay down our load
Leave the burden we hold
Brother, let's go back home.

“If it's over please tell me why there's still gunshot and mourning.
There's no sign of victory, no cheer for us to hear.
Is what you're telling me a lie?”
But then we made our way through the noise, saw the truth of a world with unspeakable joy.
And I just can't help but say to all who would hear my voice:

We have already won
This war has come and gone
What are you still running from?
We can lay down our load
Leave the burden we hold
Brother, let's go back home.
Track Name: My Bold Child
They say it's a long way down
They say it's a long way down from the side of the road
Where he wanted to know just how near the edge he could go.

Tonight the air breathes cold, the wind carries news from the ground below.
This game the dark plays with me, teasing and sly, I won't believe
That figure cannot possibly be...
This is a trick my eyes have played on me
Another angle and then I'll see
At the foot of this cliff, unmistakably

They say it's a long way down
They say it's a long way down from the side of the road
Where he wanted to know just how near the edge he could go.

Son, brush off the dirt, get off the ground
I know you're just playing a fool with me
Now come back to the road, it's hard to go down
I don't think I can climb down so deep
Why won't you talk to me?
Is there something I failed to see?
Here I am, please just breathe.
My bold child, please don't leave.

They say it's a long way down
They say it's a long way down from the side of the road
Where he wanted to know just how near the edge he could go.

Right now,
I'd give anything right now.
Please, I'd give anything...
Track Name: Risk (FLAGS cover)
High waves slowly lift me higher
And I fade into liquid hands
My eyes can't see what's in front of me anymore.

When will my feet finally touch the ground?
My feet have been treading water for so long
My feet have been treading water for too long

A red sea covers all that lies below
What is this that we don't want to know?
Can't my eyes see what's in front of me anymore?

When will my feet finally touch the ground?
My feet have been treading water for so long
My feet have been treading water for too long

Can you hear me now?
I am calling out into this raging storm,
Into this raging storm.

When will my feet finally touch the ground?
My feet have been treading water for so long
My feet have been treading water for too long

When will my feet finally touch the ground?
Track Name: Road to Calvary
My body's frozen from what I've done
No will to turn and run
And here comes judgement, men with loaded guns
Shot bullets that should've been meant for me

I stood amongst the crowd
Hearing the voices shout
“Take him away, away to be crucified”
Couldn't bear to stand my ground
Let innocence suffer now
And everyday it hurts to believe that he walked down that road alone

The face of our father turned from his beloved son
As judgement came for nothing he had done
And at this moment all I could ever want
Is for all to know you're innocent

I stood amongst the crowd
Hearing the voices shout
“Take him away, away to be crucified”
Couldn't bear to stand my ground
Let innocence suffer now
And everyday it hurts to believe that he walked down that road

Break from this crowd
I'll shout it out loud
His innocence His love in accepting the crucifix
You can drag me out
Label me a heretic now
Because I know no matter the road
I will never have to walk alone