Growing Pains

by From Dust To Diamond

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From Dust To Diamond is a unique pop punk band from upstate New York. They substitute guitar with distorted piano, accompanied by bass and drums. Their style approaches the pop punk and easycore styles of bands like Four Year Strong and Blink 182, but with more of an emphasis on pop. The band incorporates parts of modern hardcore and metalcore into their music (such as double bass drums and breakdowns) as well as the melodic and catchy vocals of pop music.

Brothers Parker and Henry Foresman, only 18 and 16, have created a truly unique album that almost anyone can listen to and relate to. Every song takes different influences from modern pop and rock, making every song distinct and interesting.
"We create the exact music that we would want to listen to with the instruments that we have." Says the band.

Catchy. Groovy. Melodic. Brutal.
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released December 23, 2014

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Track Name: Head in the Clouds
Head in the clouds why don't you
Just give up now why don't you
Just take a bow and take your
Fake talent with you

We've been at this so long
We just want consolation
We'll take what we can get
But is it worth the dedication
What is the price we'll pay to shine
We can only go so far for so long
When will we finally realize
We just gotta keep our
backs straight and heads high

Head in the clouds why don't you
Just give up now why don't you
Just take a bow and take your
Fake talent with you

You have no balance at all
maybe that's why you're bound to fall
Take your fame but don't overdose
Get to high and you'll lose control

They make this look so easy
They don't know what their in for
Pride means nothing at all
It will destroy your so-called stable floor
Remember that is what you asked
A birds-eye view above the rest
But that's no kingdom in the clouds
That is just a fragile birds nest

Head in the clouds why don't you
Just give up now why don't you
Just take a bow and take your
Fake talent with you

This is my mountain
I must climb it on my own
This is my life I must face my fears alone
One day I'll see straight
Instead of always looking back
One day I'll be everything that I once lacked

And I'll take you out
But this gravity's pulling me down
You're stuck in the clouds
I'm discovering gravity now
Track Name: Come Clean (Puppets)
Follow their feet
Taking turns taking leaps
You'll be masked by their shadows
You'll never show your identity

Start moving your feet
Marching to your own beat
Don't be just another number
Another commonality

I just want to be myself
Everyone's trying to be someone else
I'm sick of the lies
I'm sick of the fake that you are
Come clean take your mask off
Go to the river
Wash all of that makeup off your face
You're all liars

I know who I am
And where I stand
In this crowd of puppets
Mocking someone else's hands
I am who I am and no one can control me
I know who I am
I'll sing it loud
I don't want to fit in
I'd rather fucking stand out
I am who I am and no one can control me

Follow their feet
Taking turns taking leaps
You'll be masked by their shadows
You'll never show your identity

Start moving your feet
Marching to your own beat
Don't be just another number
Another commonality

I just want to be myself

I just want to be myself
Everyone's trying to be someone else
I'm sick of the lies
I'm sick of the fake that you are
Come clean take your mask off
Go to the river
Wash all of that makeup off your face
You're all liars

Is everyone afraid of who they are
Wasting all their time trying to fit in
Well here's a piece of advice
Stop living life
focused on a magazine
On a tv screen
Be the misfit you were meant to be

Be the misfit you were meant to be
Who cares what they say they’re all fake anyway

We're all misfits waiting to run free
Who cares what they say they’re all fake anyway
Track Name: Taunted
We're standing face to face
I'm not backing down on this one
Hurt me if you want to
What do you gain

Taunt me with your words
I can't feel anymore
Taunt me with your lies
Come on bring the noise
You've made me numb
Now my breath is yours
You've made me broken
I'm slowly corroding away

Taunt me with your words and now you're dead to me

You've pushed me so far I'm
Up to my neck in water
This is my last chance I
Don't have much time

Taunt me with your words
I can't feel anymore
Taunt me with your lies
Come on bring the noise
You've made me numb
Now my breath is yours
You've made me broken
I'm slowly corroding away

Stand back step away from my side
You may have hurt me but I still have my pride

Stand back step away from my skin
All your words have sunken under it
I'll stand here; I'll stand for my pride
Don't be fooled I'm dying inside

Keep talking your shit
I know you’re full of it

Taunt me with your words
I can't feel anymore
Taunt me with your lies
Come on bring the noise

I wanna hear it bring the noise!
Track Name: Paper Skin
I've grown into this paper skin
Lacking the strength and confidence
To stand up and be myself

When everything I know is gone
Will I lay down terrified and lost
A victim of my own thoughts

I left my self-esteem at home again
Stuck with all the CDs I call my friends
They play for me another day
They sing to me this is what they say

I know that it's not easy
But I know that you could do better
Life is so fragile
You're pounding your shell away
And I know at times it's hard to see
How perfect things could really be
I know that it's not easy
But I know that you could do better

I wish I could take back all of the times
That I sat with them mouth shut eyes wide
Not a word seemed to feel right
I hate the silence

But my own mind crashes down on me
Yeah my own mind crashes down on me and I can't speak

I know that it's not easy
But I know that I could do better
Life is so fragile
I'm pounding my shell away
And I know at times it's hard to see
How perfect things could really be
I know that it's not easy
But I know that I could do better

I wear this paper skin
Written on in words that aren't me
Just the things that others see
Just the things that others see

I’ll peel back my paper skin
Letting my armor show
I'll break this self-made mold
I'll break this self-made mold

I know that it's not easy
But I know that I will do better
Life is so fragile
I'm pounding my shell away
And I know at times it's hard to see
How perfect things could really be
I know that it's not easy
But I know that I will do better

I'll always feel uncomfortable
Always fake a smile to look whole
But I won't settle in this mold
I hate the silence
Track Name: Growing Pains
I remember a time
When life was so simple
Back when I was young
Wake up, laugh and play
Enjoy the day

This is the beginning of the end
I'm taking a step into my own being
I'm not the stupid kid that I once was
But I am no better
No, I am no better

Two weeks to be a kid again
And I'll be one (yeah I'll be one)
They'll say happy birthday
And yeah it's a big day
I'm growing up
I'm getting old
But I don't want to be
No I don't want to be

Caged and bound by rules
I'm just a bird whose
Wings are tied
This world shrinks by day
Constricts by night
Its grip wrings tight

What happened to the days when I felt invincible
What happened to the days when this place seemed fictional
It's all down hill from here

This is the beginning of the end
I'm taking a step into my own being
I'm not the stupid kid that I once was
But I am no better
No, I am no better

Two weeks to be a kid again
And I'll be one (yeah I'll be one)
They'll say happy birthday
And yeah it's a big day
I'm growing up
I'm getting old
But I don't want to be
No I don't want to be

This is the beginning of the end
I'm taking a step into my own being
I'm not the stupid kid that I once was
But I am no better
No, I am no better

Two weeks to be a kid again
And I'll be one (yeah I'll be one)
They'll say happy birthday
And yeah it's a big day
I'm growing up
I'm getting old
But I don't want to be
No I don't want to be

I don't care what they say
18's a man and I'm feeling older every day
I'm finally starting to realize
That my best years
Are slowly fading away
They're slowly fading away
Track Name: Close the Door
I'll say farewell
To everything
And everyone I know
I'll leave home
I'll be on my own
I'll close
The door behind me
And I'll learn to carry on
With the weight
Of the world
And the memories in my head

I knew it was coming
I can't change it
So I'll face it
I knew it was coming
I can't change it
So I'll embrace it

Will I make friends
Will I walk alone
Will I shut down
When I face the world
All the good things
That I've worked to make
Are about to change
I'll never be the same

And to be honest, I'm afraid
Track Name: Release/Rebuild
I've built myself from nothing
Just scattered bones
No structure no stability
Always at home
The devil got the best of me
My mind went sour
Thinner each and every day
Weaker by the hour

I wasted a year of my life
Thinking about eating right
I wasted a year of my life holding back the reapers knife

Push me down
I'll come back swinging
Rebuild myself from the ground
You knocked me out
I got up and won the round
Now nothing's holding me down

I guess I over reacted
I didn't see
Myself like everyone else did
A fucking creep
The center of attention
Tried but I couldn't hide
Myself from all of their eyes
Said I'm doing fine
Well I guess that now it's over
With the truth unsaid
But I bet they'll all remember
Now I'm the living dead
Well since they all remember
I'll embrace my past
I've built myself from nothing
And I'm never going back

I wasted a year of my life
Thinking about eating right
I wasted a year of my life holding back the reapers knife

Push me down
I'll come back swinging
Rebuild myself from the ground
You knocked me out
I got up and won the round
Now nothing's holding me down

I remember all the times my mother would hold me in her arms crying baby eat
I remember all the times my father would hold back tears to look strong for me
And I remember when I'd sit down stubborn I'd turn my back I'd disbelieve
And I remember all the times I'd lie down and cry for myself I’d pray for myself

Push me down
I'll come back swinging
Knock me out
I'll see the light again

Push me down
I'll come back swinging
Rebuild myself from the ground
You knocked me out
I got up and won the round
Now nothing's holding me down
Track Name: Sticks and Stones
If you don't care for me
Why don't you pack your bags and leave
Set me free
Let me be

I know who you are
You're a thief you're a faker
You've killed me with no stones
No scars no broken bones
What did you expect
That I wouldn't find out
Well this is twice now
And you're not slowing down

I can't stand the smell of his scent on you
You said you'd never cheat
Well I guess you're lying to me

If you don't care for me
Why don't you pack your bags and leave
Set me free
Let me be
I know that you hear fine and
I can tell that you're not blind
So hear me out
Don't make me shout

I didn't think you would cheat
I guess I was wrong
I guess I didn't know who you were
I guess I was wrong
I guess you're nothing special at all

How can you say that
It wasn't your fault
You make your decisions
Yeah you make your own problems

I can't stand the smell of his scent on you
You said you'd never cheat
Well I guess you're lying to me

If you don't care for me
Why don't you pack your bags and leave
Set me free
Let me be
I know that you hear fine and
I can tell that you're not blind
So hear me out
Don't make me shout

Sticks and stones may break my bones but your actions are what killed me

If you don't care for me
Why don't you pack your bags and leave
Set me free
Let me be
I know that you hear fine and
I can tell that you're not blind
So hear me out
Don't make me shout
Track Name: Empty Handed
I’ve always been secluded
So I’m stuck feeling alone
And I’ll always be sedated
By the people I don’t know
What’s the point in trying
When I know I’m gonna fail
And what’s the point in speaking
When no one really cares

So take me to the moon
Where no one can see my face
I know it seems too soon
But I really hate this place so I'll follow you
And we'll live forever

Take me to the heavens where I'm Good enough for everyone
I'm sick of being shouldered by the
People who don't notice me
So I'll sit here waiting empty handed
For you to come and set me free
Take me to the heavens where I'm
Good enough for everyone
Track Name: Just Another Face
I'm out of batteries
For this flashlight that I hold
Why am I so afraid of the dark
Why are we so afraid
Try so hard to impress
Yet I get nothing in return
What has this world become
No sympathy for us

Well I can't feel the sunlight
shining on me
Like I used to
I'm cold and empty
Everything I see
is dull and blurry
I wake up every morning
a bit more worried
I am not the person
I thought I would be
When I got older
Am I just another face
not sure which way to turn
I'll always hate this place
Maybe I'll never learn

(I’m making my way to the concrete,
I’m making my way to stability)

Long nights reverberate
Until I squint to see
What has become of this
What has become of me

Well I can't feel the sunlight
shining on me
Like I used to
I'm cold and empty
Everything I see
is dull and blurry
I wake up every morning
a bit more worried
I am not the person
I thought I would be
When I got older
Am I just another face
not sure which way to turn
I'll always hate this place
Maybe I'll never learn

I, I am just a kid
Trying to for get
All of my past and move on with my life
I, I am just a kid
Trying to forget that I was once alive

I used to be alive
Now I'm not sure if everything's all right
I've been missing my old skin
I used to be able to feel the sunlight
Now the sunlight’s shining on me
and I can’t feel a fucking thing

Sunlight's shining on me
I am not the person I thought I would be
Sunlight's shining on me
I am not the person I wanted to be