Initiation

by Quinn Erwin

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released July 18, 2017

Executive Producer: Quinn Erwin

Produced by John Potts and Quinn Erwin at Brightwolf, Murfreesboro, TN

Engineered by John Potts

Instruments by Quinn Erwin and John Potts
Drums by Bryan Bourque
Additional programming on "Soul" by Nathan Hood

Mixed by Eric Torres
Mastered by Welcome to 1979, Nashville, TN

Artwork by J. Kyle Kelly at Villain Place, Nashville, TN

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Track Name: Initiation
Are you searching for a place
Where you belong
A house to call a home
A country all your own
Are you listening for a voice
To tell you who you are
To tell you that you're strong
To tell you where to go, well,

Oh, I know
What you're looking for
It's right here
It's right here
Oh, I know
What you're looking for
It's right here
Inside your heart

Are you looking for someone
To come and make it right
A way to pull down stars
A way to own the night

Are you waiting for a mountain
Or a new frontier
To give your strength a name
To conquer all your fears

Chorus

Inside your heart, Inside your heart
Inside your heart, Inside your heart

Oh, I know, Oh, I know
Oh, I know, Oh, I know

Are you longing for a faith
To give you hope
A message from a above
A truth to make you whole

Chorus

Inside your heart
Inside your heart, oh
Inside your heart
Inside your heart
Track Name: Soul
Keep on fighting
Swing for your life
Be ready for the moment
When the lightning strikes
'Cause oh, oh, oh, you got soul

Keep breaking all the rules
And showing it off
Cut your teeth on the truth
Let 'em watch you fall
‘Cause oh, oh, oh, you got soul

Doubt is coming at you
Like a knife and a ledge
People talkin' trash
Never comes to an end
You're standing toe to toe
With the devil inside
The future and the past
Are trains that collide
‘But oh, oh, oh, you got soul

No time for crying, baby
Next thing you'll be dying
So you better give it all you got
No one will fight it for ya
No matter what they told ya
So you better come and take your shot

'Cause oh, oh, oh, you got soul

But oh, oh, oh, you got soul
Track Name: Heritage
I felt a roar in the darkness
There's a hurricane in my soul
There's a rage that I just can't harness
A past that won't let me go

It's out of my hands
And I feel like a mess
I don't really know who this person is
I fight so hard, I can't live like this
So,oh, don't let this be my heritage

I caught your hate in my headspace
Then I heard your words in my mouth
I swear I'm standing in your place
I feel like I'm back in that house

Oh, I want to get away
But I'm tethered to this place
Come on, please just cut the cord

It's out of my hands
And I feel like a mess
I don't really know who this person is
I fight so hard, I can't live like this
So,oh, don't let this, don't let this

It's out of my hands
And I feel like a mess
I don't really know who this person is
I fight so hard, I can't live like this
So,oh, don't let this be my heritage

La, La, La, La

Don't Let this
Be my Heritage
Track Name: Iron & Wood
We're just two crude pieces
Iron and wood
Grafted with a welder's sparks
And a mother's love

We're the north and south, Dear
Nestled so tight
Two peas in a pod
Two dogs in a fight

But I know I love you
So don't be shy
We're gonna set this
Whole wide world on fire
You know our love
Can't be denied
We're gonna set this
Whole wide world on fire

We're just two brave streakers
Chasing the night
So naked so free
So scared out of our minds

We're festering wounds, Love
Two physician's knives
Carving a way to
The dream in each other's eyes

Chorus

We are truth and fiction
We are the ebb and tide
We are passion and fury
We are the world on Fire

Chorus
Track Name: Favorite Continent
There's a jet stream to your side
And, Baby you know, I'm on the next flight
You're my favorite harbor
I set anchor in your eyes
You gotta know
I want you to know

I could search distant lands
I could find ancient wonders
But the grooves of your hands
All I want to discover
As the days go by, there's so much to explore
Don't have to go far, when you're outside my door

Out of everywhere I'll go
Out of everywhere I've been
You're my favorite continent

You're the warmth in my heart
You're the bedouin fire
I could set up camp
in the expanse of your laughter

Sweet angel, you're the brightest constellation
You guide me to places, I've never seen before
I don't need a sail or a wing to find what I've been looking for

Out of everywhere I'll go
Out of everywhere I've been
You're my favorite continent
Track Name: Fine Wine
I had a dream
You were wearing that dress
Time stopped around you
You left me breathless
Your eyes could part the seas
Like you parted fear in me
Then you waltzed your hand to mine
And we laughed in the light

'Cause you and I
You and I
We are fine wine

I’ve prayed for this
With teenage whispers
If I could steal your kiss
You could rob me of all my adventures
We can both grow old
And it will be fine
'Cause we're just fine wine, Baby
Getting better with time

'Cause you and I
You and I
We are fine wine
Track Name: Living in America
We'll build a castle in a culldasack
Build a bridge to the moon with our own two hands
We'll spread our story across this land
We'll gather the kids with all our might
We'll teach 'em to dance outside the lines
Carve out the floor in this day and time
'Cause we're living in America

We'll be fireworks on the fourth of July
Erupting color, we'll split the sky
The countryside will be ours that night
We'll shimmer like a school girl's smile
Young and full, proper and wild
A sloppy mess
And the pinnacle of style
'Cause we're living in America

Don't tell me you don't feel it
Don't tell me you don't dream it
Don't tell me you don't want it too

Don't tell me you don't see it
Don't tell me you won't be it
Don't tell me you don't believe it's true

'Cause we're living in America
Track Name: Gray
I find you in the gray
I find you in between
Growing in the cracks of my humanity
I find you in the places
I was told you’d never be
And I guess that’s why I still believe

You’re changing my right
You’re changing my wrong
Changing my heart
Taking my night
And making it dawn
Changing my heart

I find you in my darkness
Digging in my scars
Siphoning softness
From what was always hard
I find you in the faces
Of my friends and my enemies
And you’re asking me to make peace
With what I’ve known and what could be
Between our brokenness and our glory

You’re changing my right
You’re changing my wrong
Changing my heart
Taking my hate
And making it love
Changing my heart

Amen
Track Name: Reality
Don’t care what nobody told ya
Don’t care what you believe
‘Cause when the party is over
You’re gonna listen to me
Reality

Don’t care what you’re thinking
Don’t care what you see
‘Cause when it comes down to business
You’re gonna answer to me
Reality

You better find out the truth
It’s the whole world and you
You better know what to do
You better know what to do

It’s a fine line
It’s a trip wire
That you’re gonna trigger, trigger
And you better be ready
You better be steady
‘Cause here I come
Track Name: Ours for the Taking
Are you drifting out of focus these days?
Like a ghost in the mirror are you losing shape?
Well, no one else can hold you back
From taking the risk you’re staring at
We could be heroes these days

Oh, oh, oh
No more waiting
Oh, oh, oh
No more hesitating
Oh, oh, oh
This world is ours
Ours for the taking

Are you looking for a reason to stay?
When everything inside you screams to leave this place
You better know you got a heart worth finding
You want love well there’s no better timing
You’re just a breath away from making it happen
You’re just a breath away from making it happen

Oh, oh, oh
No more waiting
Oh, oh, oh
No more hesitating
Oh, oh, oh
This world is ours
Ours for the taking

If we can dream it up
Then we’re all enough
To make it true
No one has seen or heard
What you’ll overturn
Just by being you

Oh, oh, oh
No more waiting
Oh, oh, oh
No more hesitating
Oh, oh, oh
This world is ours
Ours for the taking