Reflect

by Cutting Through

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2nd track off the upcoming "A Will To Change" EP on New Age Records, due out Sept 2017
newagerecords.net/2017/06/30/cutting-through-pre-orders-are-up-colored-vinyl-shirts-hoodies-and-bundles/

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You take your hurt and scars
Drown it away
Subsidize your problems
Day by day
Impressions made on me
Shaped my future thoughts
And to this day
My world falls apart

I still see your face

A part of you, is a part of me
Cant control our debauchery
Tendencies get the best of me
Accept my flaws, choose my destiny

Closure
Time to try

Reflect
On your life

Death
And birth
Are the same

Ashes of the dead
Fares the way he had tread



*The song reflect is about the inherent tendencies and similarities between my father and I, coming to terms with them, acknowledging what flaws I have, and moving forward with them. My father passed away in 2003 from liver failure due to drinking, even though he had issues, and had been warned many times that he had to stop. I never grew up in a family that discussed emotions, but I could always see that my father was dealing with a lot pain both emotionally and physically. He turned to drinking to ignore and not deal with those issues head on. I have chosen the opposite path, and opted to deal with them head on and move forward. The last part of the song, "Ashes of the dead. Fares the way he had tread", are excerpts from the Uraga Jataka. The line in the Jakata is "No friends lament can touch the ashes of the dead. Why should I grieve. He fares the way he had to tread.". In summary it mean that no amount of grieving or sorrow can reach someone who is dead. The deceased person made their decisions in life, and their path is set forward because of those decisions. I have thus decided to try and make preemptive decisions so that my life does not go down the same path as his.

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released July 22, 2017

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Cutting Through Portland, Oregon

Cutting Through is a hardcore punk band residing in Portland, Oregon.

We have a full length coming out in 2017 on New Age Records

Sky - Drums
Poop - Bass
Bubbles - Guitar
Driggs - Vocals
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