As It Is - Austen Lyrics




All the stories my father told
They spoke of your golden heart
Now the air in the room is cold
As your memories fall apart

You fear the silence
So I keep the words coming
You won't remember them
Once all the clocks stop turning
We might expect it
But my heart's still filled with dread
And words I never said
Words I never said

Give me strength to see you weak
'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
I know you're tired, but please don't sleep
'Cause I can't bear to let you leave

You've been claimed by your suffering
Sinking deeper in your pain
If you made a recovery
Could you ever be the same?

You fear the silence
So I keep the words coming
You won't remember them
Once all the clocks stop running
We might expect it
But my heart's still filled with dread
And words I never said
Words I never said

Give me strength to see you weak
'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
I know you're tired, but please don't sleep
'Cause I can't bear to let you leave

I tower over your hospital bed
Like you used to with me
I tower over your hospital bed
Like you used to...

Strength to see you weak
'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
Give me strength to see you weak
'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
I know you're tired, but please don't sleep
'Cause I can't bear to let you, bear to let you leave





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  1. CaitlinPearman

    Shame these guys suck now

  2. Obsessed Fan

    22 people who listened to this don't know true music

  3. - madeleine -

    I know this is a really serious song but I honestly believe the title should be spelled as “Awsten.”

  4. letti

    the first 2 lines already hit me so hard. I lost my mother when I was 6, so I barely knew her. I'm 22 now and I'm more and more interested in how she was as a person. I only knew her by stories I've heard about her. Not only my father, but everyone who has told me something about her, everyone said that she had the kindest heart. I wish I could've known her.

  5. Michael de Santa

    2018 Warped tour compilation brought me here

  6. demolitiontyler

    my favorite song by them

  7. Calum Anderson

    Best song on the album in my opinion👏🏻️

  8. Katie Sugrue

    my grandpa died today, he had Alzheimer’s , I needed to listen to this.

  9. 1 2

    😍😍

  10. peripheral vision

    why
    not
    a w s t e n?

    Ranalli 23083

    isla Δ fight me tbh

    Austen Dogin

    w a t e r p a r k s

    several rats

    @Ultima Umbreon
    no u

  11. taylor dorame

    wow I can't wait to hear this live next week oh god 😭🖤

    Obsessed Fan

    I know this was a year ago



    But how was the concert

  12. Angelo Conway

    Anyone see anything wrong with this picture? If you look at the other ones in the playlist, you’ll see something that’s not ordinary (playing catch with a grenade, digging a grave etc.).

    zimzalabop

    rotten food

  13. Bayani George Edward Angcao

    Ang sakit

  14. Timexdistance

    one of my favorite songs!!!

  15. valos garde

    This song is so sad :(

  16. kimijin kk

    Simplemente perfecto ♥

  17. Yana Booh

    i have found another band im falling in love with 😍

  18. Sam Santana

    They should definitely make a video for this one.

  19. Mariana Castro Evans

    So touching, omg. Love you guys, sounding better than ever <3

  20. Alexa Gecsei

    By far my favorite lyrics on okay! So sad, powerful, and beautifully written.

  21. Léa Roy

    This one is a bit darker too, and I really love the beginning so much. You feel the emotion coming in and then the "GIVE ME STRENGTH TO SEE YOU WEAK" best thing. I LOVE IT!

  22. Thy Art Is Vlogging

    "Give me strength to see you weak, cause I can't bare to let you leave." Visiting my papa who is dying of Alzheimers and I am gonna sing this to him. he loves it when I sing.

  23. love, alexis

    I've been listening to this song on repeat for awhile now! Oh my goodness it's such a great song!! Hopefully As It Is will be at this year's Warped Tour!!!

    Timexdistance

    alexx elaine thats what im hoping for!

  24. Francisco Salazar

    Why does their food have flies?

    Chi-Yin and William: chilliam00

    Francisco Salazar Maybe they're eating "flied rice" hahaha.....no...okay I'm just gonna walk out here.

  25. Fragile Live

    Man this song is really good, brings you back to 2005 pop punk

  26. Timexdistance

    this album is the first thing to spark my soul in a while

  27. Athena

    This song is so powerful, and the band really manages to convey all the raw emotions through. Definitely one of my favourites off the album!

  28. Ayesha Mufti

    The first time I listened to this song, it just punched me straight in the heart. It brought back all the emotions I felt when my father was sick five and a half years later. Definitely one of my favourite songs on the album.

  29. Montse Martínez

    Such a sad song but still undeniably beautiful! Well done <3

  30. Sana Iwao

    I love how dynamic this song is, even when it's so emotional. it's AWESOME.

  31. Charlotte Sewter

    definitely my favourite song on the album! the lyrics really get across the emotions of the song

  32. Maura McDonough

    These lyrics are so powerful, As It Is really knocked it out of the park with this album

  33. lol Maya

    oh my god

  34. Spade BozZ

    its my fav song off their recent album. the song is just so F*** amazing!

  35. victoriahashope

    I love the melody and lyrics to this song. It's definitely my favorite off of the album!

  36. sludge monkey

    I fucking love this song. its so fucking accurate, I love it

  37. Michael Steves

    All the feels at 1:54

  38. Hey what's up , danger

    I'm not crying. You're crying

  39. blackknightkanos

    wtf this album is amazing.

  40. Her Burden

    Brilliant song from an amazing band!!!

  41. Her Burden

    Brilliant song from an amazing band!!!

  42. Austen Decker

    I fell in love with the song from the title.

  43. WhenCookiesFly

    That instrumental after the second chorus. SHIT MAN, I LOVE IT.

  44. Hannah

    so fucking relatable

  45. BASHEDET two BASHEDET

    All the stories my father told 
    They spoke of your golden heart 
    Now the air in the room is cold 
    As your memories fall apart 
    (You fear the silence)
    So I keep the words coming
    (You only remember that)
    Once all the clocks stop running
    (We might expect it)
    But my heart's still filled with dread
    And words I never said
    (Words I never said)

    Give me strength to see you weak
    'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
    I know you're tired, but please don't sleep
    'Cause I can't bear to let you leave

    You've been claimed by your suffering
    Sinking deeper in your pain
    If you made a recovery
    Could you ever be the same?

    (You fear the silence)
    So I keep the words coming
    (You only remember that)
    Once all the clocks stop running
    (We might expect it)
    But my heart's still filled with dread
    And words I never said
    (Words I never said)

    Give me strength to see you weak
    'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
    I know you're tired, but please don't sleep
    'Cause I can't bear to let you leave

    I tower over your hospital bed
    Like you used to with me
    I tower over your hospital bed
    Like you used to...

    Strength to see you weak
    'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
    Give me strength to see you weak
    'Cause I can't bear to let you leave
    I know you're tired, but please don't sleep
    'Cause I can't bear to let you, bear to let you leave

    Jaded

    thumbs up for using the right "weak"
    thumbs down for using the wrong "bear". it's "bare"
    i am such a grammar nazi, well, spelling nazi

    Ecza

    No, he used the right spelling. It's "bear" in this context.

    Lolrus

    Yeah, Ecza is right, otherwise it'd mean I can't strip you naked to let you leave or something which is pretty weird 😂

    Jaded

    sorry, i'm a fucking idiot

    Ecza

    No worries, it happens!

  46. zestymoonbeam

    The truth behind the lyrics is incredible. It's a sad song, but very accurate.

    TheRichRoom

    zestymoonbeam Can you explain what the song is deeply about. I wanted to see all the lyrics in the description but I can't find them.

    Universo Zero - DBS

    As It Is rhythm guitarist Benjamin Langford-Biss shared with Rock Sound:

    "Austen is my grandfather’s name. When I left for the studio the last thing I did was visit him in hospital and honestly I didn’t like seeing him in the pain he was in.

    There was this fear inside me that it might have been the last time I saw him. The song is not about him dying (because he is still going strong) but those moments when you really fear the inevitable."

    zestymoonbeam

    +TøxicFreak Thanks for reposting that. I was going to direct TheRichRoom to genius .com myself if I had seen the reply sooner. +TheRichRoom If you go to genius .com and search for this song, all the lyrics are up already with the quote that TøxicFreak shared. Personally, I think the song is written in a way that many people can identify with the message even though Ben's grandfather didn't pass away; it still has a lot of the emotion felt by people who actually do lose those loved ones.

  47. KJPR0

    this one is so good.

  48. Martha Smith

    it would be amazing it fearless followed me.

  49. Rachel Sky

    Favorite song because it's sooooo sad and Idk. I LOVE all the songs but this just hits me

  50. Millie Taylor

    this track is so different from all your other releases and is 100% perfect

  51. stanwalk101

    Just bought the album, gotta say I love it, up there with never happy ever after

  52. FrancescaPVRIS

    This has to be one of my favourite songs from the album, if you haven't got yourself a copy already go get one. Believe me it's worth it.

    Obsessed Fan

    I sadly can't find a CD 🙁

  53. Mellow

    THIS ALBUM IS FUCKING AMAZING

    sexydoublechin

    wrong the band is fucking amazing and can not be replaced

  54. Ediberto MTZ

    its ok not that bad buy i want more PTV

    Ally.Arebella

    edi martinez Haha its okay

  55. Leandro Colinas

    the best one <3

  56. clm rsmn

    this is awesome gonna buy the album

  57. Mac Nazarian

    Does the picture remind anyone else of Nuketown?

    Mac Nazarian

    Lol if you dont get it, you dont get it.

    Andrew Henry

    Yes it reminds me quite a bit about Fallout 4

    therainmaker 911

    Yeah bro

  58. Ricky D'apice

    fucking awesome

  59. Yatty

    the thumbnail made me think this was a stupid commercial or something