Sometimes When You Win You Lose

by A Vessel Of Honor

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    The debut EP “Sometimes When You Win You Lose” from A Vessel of Honor features their acclaimed single "March to the Chair" and their new single "Falling Farther"!

    A Vessel of Honor is a modern Christian Metal band from South-western Virginia who’s take on contemporary heavy metal features strong scripture backed vocals and heart pumping grooves. The fresh sound of AVOH stems from dropped tuning and pairing their six-string chugs with a seven-string lead guitar. Their tonality includes synthesized elements like orchestras and hard-hitting bass drops all set off with djent rhythms and double bass drum accents. Christian and non-Christian fans will not be disappointed with their post-hardcore sound, melodic attributes and featured breakdown rhythms.

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The debut EP “Sometimes When You Win You Lose” from A Vessel of Honor features their acclaimed single "March to the Chair" and their new single "Falling Farther"!

A Vessel of Honor is a modern Christian Metal band from South-western Virginia who’s take on contemporary heavy metal features strong scripture backed vocals and heart pumping grooves. The fresh sound of AVOH stems from dropped tuning and pairing their six-string chugs with a seven-string lead guitar. Their tonality includes synthesized elements like orchestras and hard-hitting bass drops all set off with djent rhythms and double bass drum accents. Christian and non-Christian fans will not be disappointed with their post-hardcore sound, melodic attributes and featured breakdown rhythms.

Comes with digital PDF of our Lyric Book.

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released July 21, 2017

Published by A Vessel of Honor LLC. © 2017 A Vessel of Honor LLC. All Rights Reserved. - Thaddeus Christian, Matthew Eanes, Timothy Davis

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Track Name: Treading Water
As the shoreline fades
We sail into the night
The doubt in my gut grows
We left him behind
Now as the wind screams
The storms shake our resolve
The waves toss us over
Now we’re all alone

The spirit on the water
Beckons me come
I barely recognize him
Through the howling storm
Now or never time to rise
Show him the strength
I hold inside

(Chorus)
I’m treading water
To keep from drowning here
Darkness beneath my feet so near
It drags me down, pulls me under
The weight of doubt
Yanks me deeper
I’m spent and sin keeps me from
Gasping air

Deep breath in
Heart shakes in my chest
One foot to the sea
One faith to test
As the waves rise
I climb into the sea
My eyes fall away
I begin to sink


(Chorus)

Waves rise around me
The treading’s begun.
As I drift my eyes
Away from the Son
He holds out his hand
As the waters rise
He pulls me in close
Up to his side

(Chorus)

Daily I fail and daily I rise
The endless cycle of human life
If my eyes drift from God
Then I can’t fight
The pull of this world
Away from his side
Track Name: March to the Chair
This is my last try,
My last chance
To make it out
Alive

Make it out Alive

March onward
So sober
The moment of clarity
Now comes
So used up
Blameworthy
Imprisoned Condemned for what
you’ve done.

Escape has never been so clear
Escape will never be so near

Consumed by the hope
of freedom
Consumed by the promise
of salvation.
The end is so close you can
almost taste it
But still you’re marched
to the chair.

March to the chair

What life has taught me
Is that freedom isn’t free
And the Lies of religion
Have nothing on His grace

The price that was paid is
too mighty to ignore
And to truly serve a savior
is to sacrifice more

The verdict came down
The charges read aloud
This is freedom’s end
The judgement is over now

Defense takes the stand
Nail scarred hands spread wide
He said my crimes are covered
He said this child is mine
Track Name: You Are My Everything
Word blender mix me a song
With eloquence in her melody
Where the verses
Spark a distant memory
One where the chorus
Calls me home

You are, you are, you are my
You are my everything

Soul mender
Fix these broken bones
Restore a vigor to my heart
Revive my soul to
Speak only the truth
And with these words
Call this world home

(Chorus)
You are my everything
I’ve turned so aimlessly
My Jesus I am ready
You are my everything

Bridge Builder carve me a path
Between my ways and yours
Help me cross this ravine
Between the seen and unseen
Close the gap
Between these worlds

I’m on my knees
Bathing in mercy
My Jesus I am ready

(Chorus)
Track Name: How the West Was Lost
High noon rings out
The city streets fill with crowds
To bear witness to the fight
They stand on soapboxes and speak with forked tongue
They condemn only creed
They spray judgement forth Against a method of belief.
Like bullets killing hope.

While they watch, you fight
They could be saved
You waste your breath
On petty fights when your words
Should offer grace
Should offer grace

As the dust clears
The streets appear
Covered in the dead
And all their lost souls
Lay scattered among
The wreckage

How do you feel
Now that their lives
Are hung around your necks?
While you fight
Their anxious lives
Are slipping through your nets.

Nets mended with
Doctrine.
Fragile.
Based on nothing but itself.

When at last your regret
Fake forgiveness offered
To only those you choose
Will it be too late
For those who could be saved
Who could be saved.

Your reflections in
Your own pools of blood
Show you are wounded more
By your own religious guns.

Your reflections in
Your own pools of blood
Show you are wounded more
By your own hands.
Track Name: Falling Farther
I promised you this time
Was different
But we both know
That that is a lie

Far from you
When I need you more
I run from you
Lord break my heart
I fall from you
And though I seek your will
I can’t find the way
You love me still
You’ve given me so many chances
Now take control
My sin burns at me from the inside
Lord once again save my soul

(Chorus)
I’m falling farther father
You hear me you made me
I need you to save me
Here I stand once again
Heartbroken in my hands
I’m begging you now
I’m begging you now
If this is the last time
I need you to hold my hand

Forgiveness is only of use
When I’m already sinning
Lord I love the abuse

Am I a prodigal son
Of pirates, or warriors, or priests?

Am I comfortable lying
In bed with the beast?

(Chorus)

Why do I do
The things I hate
When I hate
The things I do

(Chorus x4)
Track Name: Sometimes When You Win You Lose
Sometimes when you win you lose

WHY?
Why Me?
Why Her?
Why Him?
Why Us?

Like a thief in the night
Holding his last breath tight
With his hands
With no remorse for your life
Deny his heart on his deathbed
Please God
Help me to understand
The reason behind your words
Written in red - Written in blood
Why not them
For what they’ve done?
To burn in the fire
Or die at the wheel
Fused with flesh and steel
Is this justice? Is this your will?
Is it your justice? Is it your will?
Come get your fill.
Every time - Only time
Never let go

WHY?
Why Me?
Why Her?
Why Him?
Why Now?

(Chorus)
Now these three remain.
Faith Hope and Love
The tapestry of my majesty
But all you see is pain.

I remember
The warmth of your arms.
Show me a sign.
Take me from this Hell on earth
Word bring me to the light.
We are not promised tomorrow
We fall
On the mercy of Your grace
We fall upon Your grace
We are not promised tomorrow
Your will my own will replace

Take one to save a million
Just stop and listen
Take one to save a million
Don’t deny me
Be born again

(Chorus)

And I will wipe every tear from their eyes. There shall be no more death, no more sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. (Revelations 21:4)

Sometimes when you lose you win

And now these three remain:
Faith, Hope, and Love
But the greatest of these is Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)