The Broken and The Reborn

by The Santtu Pesonen Project

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released 11 May 2014

All music and lyrics by Santtu Pesonen
Produced by Santtu Pesonen
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Santtu Pesonen
Cover art by Santtu Pesonen

"Tormented Soul" is dedicated to the memory of Phoebe Prince, a victim of bullying and a brutal reminder that even the most beautiful things can be the most fragile. May she rest in peace.

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Track Name: Anima
Pain is a subjective thing.
Feeling broken inside is something else then.
Feeling life slip away from you.
Feeling everything fall apart.
Feeling the will to carry on fade to nothing.
Feeling the pain of living crushing you.
But even the deepest pain is not eternal.
Even the most broken soul can heal with time.
Track Name: Fine Temporum, Pt. I
Hello, my friend in the mirror
Figured it's time we meet again
Reflections of the near future
Thought we need to talk about them

Changes are being brought about
Some that I've never felt before
Pieces of my life torn apart
Replaced by new ones to live for

The tides have taken a turn
Mind's peace lost in the moment
My life is about to change
And so I must change with it

Take my focus out of the details
And put it to the bigger picture
Hide the old pieces and welcome in
This new phase I'm about to begin

Memories of innocence
And all the endless freedom
Now they carve another scar
Into the skin of my soul

I would kill just to get back
The fearlessness I once had
Though I know that it will not
Help to focus on what's gone
Track Name: This Part of Me
Some things I say I don't think through, they just come out
Finding myself in trouble, preparing to shout
Sometimes my honesty fills itself with regret
But still I make my statement every chance I get

Can't hide this part of me
But I was born with it
Even at certain times
I might say I hate it
This is a part of me
And it always will be
In time I learned to live with it

Most of my time I waste just hiding in my shell
Alone with myself, I erase the outside hell
My mind producing all these vivid images
Wandering in my inner world of dreams and peace

Can't hide this part of me
But I was born with it
Even at certain times
I might say I hate it
This is a part of me
And it always will be
In time I learned to live with it

Can't hide this part of me
But I was born with it
Even at certain times
I might say I hate it
This is a part of me
And it always will be
In time you'll learn to live with it
Track Name: Escaping
Staring at the empty page
Thoughts running through my mind
One picked out, the rest erased
Start to unbind

Laying out the pieces of
The puzzle before me
Awareness of the outside gone
I am at peace

Shine your light of inspiration
Open the gates of sedation
Let the thoughts flow in this river
Let me escape into myself

Like a painting, captivating
More and more the thought unfolds
Worries fading, pain degrading
Mysteries untold

Shine your light of inspiration
Open the gates of sedation
Let the thoughts flow in this river
Let me escape into myself

And so the picture paints itself
Onto the canvas of my mind
The puzzle pieces lay themselves
Shackles of mystery unbind
Track Name: Tormented Soul
[I. Surrounding Darkness]

I was the new girl in school
Blooming at age 14
Weeks later, I noticed him
The boy whose girl I'd be

I never once felt broken
Until all hell broke loose
The darkness fell upon me
Unknowing what I'd lose

I'll never be safe from them
The shadows that haunt me
I swear anywhere I go
They only torture me

Nothing but an Irish whore
My God, they're everywhere
I try to run away, but
I can't hide anywhere

[II. Ending It All]

No matter where I shall go
Always they find and haunt me
But not where I will next go
In my grave they won't break me

Leave my farewell to a friend
Goodbye dear, I won't come back
Pull the scarf around my neck
And so it all fades to black

[III. Dear Sister]

I'm sorry, sister, did I scare you?
Did you not want to see me like this?
Why are you crying? Did I shock you?
If only you knew how they broke me...
Track Name: Fine Temporum, Pt. II
Hello, my friend in the mirror
It's time to welcome in the change
It's my time to face my future
I promise we'll soon meet again

Regaining hope in myself now
Escaping from the undertow
No time to think of what could be
Taking responsibility

The sun is rising from the night
I see a door before my eyes
Another day awaits me there
Renewing myself, I prepare

Turning a new page
Another clean slate
Another chapter is written
Doors close behind me
The ones before me
They open and invite me to step through

A new beginning
A reborn feeling
This is the end of a season
Don't worry, mother
Don't worry, father
I promise you I'll take care of myself
Track Name: Life As We Live It
Sometimes I feel like there is nothing worth living for
Sometimes I realize there is something worth dying for
If anything, life isn't always all fun and games
But what if today felt like you'd lived it yesterday?

Sometimes reality feels absurd and deranged
Then you must deal with it and just ignore the pain
Sometimes it feels unfair, but you can make a choice
Whatever you do, don't give up
It's the life as we live it

Sometimes it seems that there is someone to share your throne
But in the end it always turns out you're on your own
There might be something lurking inside that causes pain
If there's a danger that it comes out, expect some rain

Sometimes reality feels absurd and deranged
Then you must deal with it and just ignore the pain
Sometimes it feels unfair, but you can make a choice
Whatever you do, don't give up
It's the life as we live it

Sometimes reality feels absurd and deranged
Then you must deal with it and just ignore the pain
Sometimes it feels unfair, but you can make a choice
Whatever you do, don't give up
It's the life as we live it