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released August 31, 2014

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Nick Ingram at Capital House Studio. All music written and performed by They Promised Escape.



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They Promised Escape Youngstown, Ohio

Based out of Youngstown Ohio, They Promised Escape is Metal group that has been going strong for over 6 years. Constantly writing, practicing and honing every aspect of their business, They Promised Escape is ready to take their music to the next level. Keep updated with everything they have going on through Facebook, Bandcamp, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. ... more

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Track Name: Overcome
This is where we stand, and we're not backing down. So, let me tell you a story. Five guys who wanted nothing more than to give you a piece of themselves. To make you feel how they felt. But now it all seems lost. We keep facing problems that we just can't overcome. We must overcome all of these problems, after all, you can overcome all of your problems. This dream that we have is what keeps us together and gives us a purpose. This dream that we have is holding us together giving us a purpose. So use this one encounter to remember to keep your head up. Stay Strong. Don't Surrender. We need you to come through. You're the listeners to these lost words, said a thousand times, but never heard. Raise your voice with me. Don't be a victim to all of your tragedies. Cast your demons aside, follow your dreams. If you could get a glimpse into my life, you would see that you're all that I have. So, let these words we've written reshape you into something greater than this.
Track Name: Storyteller
You can't outrun the problems that you cause. They torture your mind, search through the night to find you. Nowhere is safe when you try to hide behind your twisted lies. An unfamiliar face is no longer an escape. Believe what you want about the life that you lead, You'll only ever have yourself if you always choose to leave. Alone is how you spend your nights, a prisoner to your own lies tonight. You're afraid of who it is you've become. You're afraid to let anyone become close to you. A man who goes through life always afraid to confront the problems inside. You constantly create a false face for who you are. To hide your affliction. Now you've put yourself in this position. Believe the lies you've created, the love you've misplaced and all the things in life you took for granted. No one can see how fragile you really are. It's never too late for redemption. Face all the things that you've been running from. Pull yourself away. A passive pain inside your mind, forever reminding you of the time. The time that you've lost.
Track Name: I Need This
Never again will I miss the opportunity to show you what we're made of. So much time has passed and we've learned so much, I won't let this turn into another bad dream, a thought only in passing. It won't amount to a thing, but this is what we're made for and I won't let myself stand in the way. Nothing will stand in our way. I've doubted the reality that I've always wanted. Now you know I'll have it. Saying well maybe, but probably not. I never thought success would come from this, I dismiss the thought. I'm too afraid of failure. So scared that the only thing that makes me unique would soon destroy me. This is how I stand out, This is how I choose to live. I wish I was given other gifts, but this is what He gave me. My life is on the road and I have to stop looking back. Home will always be there, but I'm headed elsewhere. The voices of those who said I'm better than this, they still ring in my head. It seems they all know something that I don't. At times I feel like I don't need this at all. There are times when I think I need to shift my focus to things more important, but without this I have no purpose. It's almost like a part of me has been hiding for days. Kept away from the world, in an attempt to achieve normality. I may be able to fool you, but I can't fool myself. I need this, this is how I stand out.
Track Name: Pick Yourself Up
I find myself thinking about who I used to be and who I've turned into. I feel as if there's no escape from questioning myself. Look at what I've done. I've started a struggle. I've lost more than I've won, and I feel like I've been: Waiting for things to change to turn around in my favor. Waiting for my friends to see the good in me. I need to get back on my feet. When you look at me, do you see someone who's lost track of who he really was? And I'm so sick of feeling like I'm not belonging here. I'm stuck within my own fear. Selfishness does not consume me. Open up your mind to everything. Why can't you see the good in me? Time is a thief that never gets caught stealing your days from you, whether you like it or not. Days go by and I'm still stuck in complacency. Watch your skin wrinkle with every look through the mirror. With every stare you slowly disappear. Cause days go by, and you're still stuck here. I need to pick myself up.
Track Name: No Longer Lifeless
Well, I'm not sure when this all began, but you've made me so whole again. Just when I thought I was lost. I never thought that I would feel again, but just when I thought all hope was gone, you picked me up. I just have to tell you. I haven't felt like this in a long time. I have a beating heart, it's no longer lifeless. Never again will I leave any words unsaid. All thanks to your gratifying disposition. So keep these words from a lost man close. Before you know they will all be lost in the echo. I don't know how much time I have left to get this off my chest. Completion's what I feel when you're around. The missing pieces fall right into place. I feel like there's a certain side of me I only want you to see. I keep it hidden from the rest, to you I give my very best. Well, I just have one question. Will you be mine for just one night, or will we be something more? When I look at you, I see everything that I'll ever need staring back at me. The feeling is overwhelming. I keep myself distant from the rest. I just need to get this off my chest.