Survive EP

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This is our debut, self produced EP, the complete collection of our original demo tracks.

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released November 2, 2014

All instrumental parts written, recorded and produced by Dillan Manihera.
Additional vocals and lyrics by Charlotte Newell.
Additional vocals and lyrics on "Despair" by Matt Murphy of i collide.

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Subsistence Auckland, New Zealand

We are Subsistence, a female fronted metal band from New Zealand. Subsistence was originally a duo project created by guitarist, producer & songwriter Dillan Manihera and vocalist Charlotte Newell. Our next record "Redefine" is currently under construction.

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Track Name: Survive
"Survive"

Find your meaning
Find a reason why
You were born on this earth
Cherish it till you die
You are not a failure
You're not a mistake
Just find yourself
And learn to survive

Learn to survive

When I was on my own
I never looked for help
I thought if I just died
I'd never fail myself
I hated everyone
I hated everything
I hated myself
More than I was able to feel

Find your meaning
Find a reason why
You were born on this earth
Cherish it till you die
You are not a failure
You're not a mistake
Just find yourself
And learn to survive

When I opened my eyes
When I looked deep inside
On the verge of breaking ties
Faced with the choice, death of life?
I found a different person
I found my stronger self
You would be amazed
What you can do for yourself

Find your meaning
Find a reason why
You were born on this earth
Cherish it till you die
You are not a failure
You're not a mistake
Just find yourself
And learn to survive

So you can take these words
And write across the sky
"I'll never give up,
There is hope in my eyes"
Find yourself
Find your life
Find your passion
Live
Track Name: Glass
Glass (Dreams & Sand)

I'm alone
Inside me are dreams and sand
Inside me is blood and mold
It's funny how people say they feel alone
But they don't know, they don't know
How it feels

Every breath hurts more than the last
Cause my chest has a big dark hole
But it's full of drafts and broken glass
And all my memories are just big black scars on my soul

The glass is always making new holes
Another day, another hour, another five years go by
Time is a slow burning prison I can't control
It blocks my veins and stains my mind

I don't know how to say
How I feel today
I don't know how to say
How I got to be this way
I don't belong here
All alone in my head
I don't belong anywhere
There's only glass and decay
Track Name: Despair ft. Matt Murphy of i collide
Despair

You've been away too long
I'm afraid, I don't want you to go
I'll try my best to be better this time
I need to believe you

You bring me back from lifelessness
You bring blood back to my dead heart
Beating so strong it hurts my chest

Don't tear me down
I'll do it to myself
And I'll tear you apart too
I'm sorry, I can't be any more than I am
I don't know how to make you stay

Don't tear me down
I'll go it to myself
I'll try not to tear you apart
Just please don't go

I love you so much
But you always leave me
I can't die, because all I see is you
On the bathroom floor with the pills
I can't and I won't let you go

Don't tear me down
I'll do it to myself
And I'll tear you apart too
I'm sorry, I can't be any more than I am
I don't know how to make you stay

Don't tear me down
I'll go it to myself
I'll try not to tear you apart
Just please don't go

I just want to feel better
It's a struggle to feel myself
When I'm weighed down with doubt
Track Name: Start Again
Start Again

Look at yourself again
Give time to let it all sink in
You're searching in the wrong places
They'll never provide your happiness

And after all that you have done
Have you found the secret?
Have they given you what you have needed?
Maybe you're heading for the end

Look at yourself again
Give time to let it all sink in
You're searching in the wrong places
They'll never provide your happiness

Look in the mirror
How do you expect to feel better
When you hate what you've become?
It's time to start again!

Look at yourself again
Give time to let it all sink in
You're searching in the wrong places
They'll never provide your happiness