August Burns Red - Carpe Diem
I've thrown away all of my outside distractions.
I'm diving headfirst to chase a dream that I won't let go.
"It's worthless- a waste of time. This goal is out of reach. You better
Fall back in line. "
This is what I need. You are what I need. I need motivation to prove you
Wrong, and I will prove you wrong.
"What makes you think that you are different? How can you chase these
Dreams? They've become a chore. "
I know I'm close. I'm almost there. Just a little more, and I will prevail
Through what you call "ignorance."
I will prevail.
Now I've chased this dream to do what I love, and I wouldn't trade it for a
Now I've chased this dream, and I made it out alive.
I wouldn't trade it for a thing.
I threw away what naysayers say, and started on a race that I had to win
"And you proved me wrong, you proved me wrong."
All I've learned is teaching me more.
All I know is driving me on.
The Carpe Diem Songfacts reports that the original idea for the song came to guitarist / primary songwriter JB Brubaker when he was driving to his sister's house to meet her and his brother in law for dinner. He recalled to AntiMusic: “I was listening to The Hope Conspiracy 's album Death Knows Your Name and thinking how cool it'd be to play in a band like that. The thought of writing straight forward driving hardcore songs was very appealing to me and I began to think about trying to write a few of my own, not for ABR, but on the side. I never really had time to do a side project, and as it would turn out, I still didn't.”