In Contrast EP

by Sea of Surrender

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In Contrast is a collective work of heart. This EP celebrates the art of community and the beauty of friendship. Living "in contrast" is an everyday choice of seeking and not settling. It's about being honest with yourself and asking the questions that really matter. It's about being renewed of mind and taking heart. Its about refusing to be the "victim". It's about rising regardless of your past but holding firm to hope of a future that starts today.


released June 24, 2014

All songs written and performed by Sea of Surrender
Group Vocals for Wasting Time and The Current: Ben Fernandez, Trenton Grizzard, Jacob Kaufman, Billy O'Steen, Y'shua Ortiz-Escobedo Devon Whitney
Wasting Time Featured Vocals by Y'shua Ortiz-Escobedo
Additional Percussion for Awaken: Trenton Grizzard, Billy O'Steen

Tracked and Mixed by Paul Hundeby with City Pro Recording
Mastered by Kris Crummett
Album Photo & Design by Bliss Katherine and Jake Kaufman



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Sea of Surrender Melbourne, Florida

Post Hardcore trio with elements of spoken word poetry from Central FL, USA.

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Track Name: Wasting Time
Oh the only home I know is no home at all because I've fallen apart with no one to fix me up // These sounds are my freedom always in conflict with the dark // Home is deep inside my heart the anchor I hold onto // I throw my arms into the sky and empty out my hands // Love it is the only way and I don't want to let it slip away // Am I wasting my time // Have I taken the wrong turn home // Have I taken the western road // I've fallen hard upon the pavement broke my back so much for safety // Lost my way a time or two hoping Love would make its way from me to you // I'm turning from the western road
Track Name: Saved Alone
I had a dream and saw your face // And I saw myself inside my grave // Do you ever wish you had a place to go when you were lost //
My life is an open casket and this corpse is covered with scars // Who's neural pathways from psychopath days once kept him behind bars // But I promise I'm alright now I'm alright // My heart is a sunken vessel shipwrecked and tossed by the sea // But I'm holding onto driftwood and discarding my unbelief // Because I believe please help my unbelief // My soul is an empty pistol but you still keep me by your side // You fill me up and pull the trigger to remind me I'm alive // And this city is like a cemetery but I promise our dead will rise // Once they receive the words of resurrection and open up their eyes // This kiss of life will be fresh upon our lips // From the Fountain of redemption we will find our one true rest // Isn't that what we've been searching for all along // So let's drink to our humanity // All who are weary // The kingdom is near // The kingdom is here // Raise your hands // Lift your voice // We are all the same
Track Name: Awaken
And I woke up a wanderlust restless wanderer my existence caught me by surprise // he pulled me by the collar sat me down looked me straight in the eyes // he said "well this is all we have left because this will all pass with time // you’d better seize this moment by the neck or this world will have your head // and there’s no more time for naps and sleeping lest grief finds you in the end // your life regrets will get the better of the time that you have left // but no that’s not for you step straight into the unknown” // he said “the hardest part about holding on for dear life is surely the letting go" // and I’m letting go // that’s just the beginning of love and the art of difference friend // I'm letting go // I am awake
Track Name: The Current
I feel it but I still don’t know // I’ve noticed that you love me too // we will never understand it’s never black and white the odds are oddly in your way // and if it all amounts to nothing then what should I say // and why should I stay // I broke your heart find your way // I get it I’m not the man that you’ve been holding onto // we will never understand it’s never how it seems // oh it’s never how it seems // It broke my heart to see your tears // We fell apart in the summer // So I cannot believe that I have taken this so far // the water is rising up my neck // becoming one with the current // leaving you with a bad taste // Oh this won’t get the best of me