Radical Face - Guilt Lyrics




I thought I'd walked a thousand miles
But it was all inside my head
My feet were almost where I started off
And I couldn't tell you why I'd bled
And I'm not surprised by what was said
But it still hit me all the same
Just 'cause you see the storm
It doesn't mean you're ready for the rain

And I was dancing with my ghosts
'Cause I could never let them go
Oh, no, well I've got to
They're no longer here
And no one is watching
Sometimes your guilt just wears a face
And I would whistle in the dark
'Cause I felt safe while all alone
Well, it's time that I let all the dead be the dead
There's no honor in suffering
No reward 'cause you've bled
The rest can sort itself out

It's hard to say when things have run their course
While in the fog and still afraid
And once you see what lies behind a mask
That mask will never look the same
And once the pattern shows itself
You can't pretend that nothing's changed
It's hard to fake it when you see the steps
Before they're even made

And I was dancing with my ghosts
'Cause I could never let them go, go, go
But I've got to
They're no longer here
And no one is watching
Sometimes your guilt just wears a face
And I would whistle in the dark
'Cause I felt safe while all alone
Well, it's time that I let all the dead be the dead
There's no honor in suffering
No reward 'cause you've bled
The rest can sort itself out





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Radical Face Guilt Comments
  1. Aurora Kohansky

    "Once you see what lies behind a mask, that mask will never look the same,"

    Those words have stuck with me for a while now.

  2. Assassinbro 995

    Who was the one evil being who disliked this?

    Pete M

    I'm sure he can handle it, lol! It's a little different than the other songs. The percussion track (which is more pronounced here than the rest of the library) lends itself more to a singer like Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan (who would have loved this) who could rip this out with more primal punch to it to overcome that kick and snare. Ben Cooper doesn't really sing that way. He doesn't do the vocal acrobatics like the Dolores would on the exact same track. I sure as hell would never thumbs down a song until I could write a better one, but I can see where people would on this one because people get used to one thing maybe, or they sense a disconnect with the drums standing more front and center than usual. Nothing wrong with the song at all, and I hope Radical Face doesn't become a formulaic song generator, but with Ben's sort of reflective style of singing, which is so gentle, you're kind of wondering if Dolores is out there somewhere saying "Damn it!" Sometimes I think there's no stopping the sheer volume of astonishing, amazing stuff coming out of Radical Face and Co. But this was the first piece where I wondered whether it would be 'shopped out', for lack of a better phrase, to a different style of vocalist. All that said, astonishing... as usual!

  3. Slinkso

    Thank you.

  4. igor Tavares

    Seria bom se viesse no Brasil,rock in Rio,mostrar sua boa música ♥️

  5. Milk Shake

    Beautiful music but I don't 100% get what the lyrics are saying. Could anyone be kind enough to give a short anaylzation for me? ^^'

  6. muthu krishnan

    Ben, I love your poetry!

  7. Beth Bathory

    I love your music so much. You are my favorite artist and I think everything u do is amazing. I've been listening to you for years and I'm so glad I got to discover your music. Thank you. Greetings from Costa Rica

  8. Julio Rezzieri Prado

    Amazing job tooo ❤

  9. Angel Crim

    Always has had the most beautiful lyrics. I’m currently trying to do all of these things and it’s hard. Just makes it feel better when it’s presented beautifully calming way than how empty these things feel without it. I’m so glad he’s back and sharing his journey with us. ❤️

  10. Gavin B

    I really love your songs. They are so lovely and completely captivating.

  11. Carlo Batistella

    ❤❤❤❤❤
    Genial!!!

  12. lio lef

    I love your work: BRILLIANT

  13. blackghostcat

    Holy fuck, I can really feel the severus and the stone vibes. Did you ever have a plan for the rest of that story? I know you didn't write lyrics for it, but did you have the rest of the story?

  14. Cayden

    really missed the new music.....glad you guys are back.

  15. TheOne

    I love how everyone who watches your videos leaves 0 dislikes :)

    EpicUndead

    You jinxed it. I see one dislike.

    Assassinbro 995

    Let's hope the one person who disliked this will burn in hell.

    I'm just kidding, I'm not that morbid, jeez

  16. 420 Friendly

    Why not on Google Music?! Arg. Still glad to hear it, so thanks!

  17. CobaltLobo

    Ben, this is beautiful

  18. Abdo Hassan

    You are the best 👏👏👏👍👍👍

  19. aeidi

    My favourite one from the EP.

  20. Laura Giorgione

    Cristo santo. Man, you're a genius.

  21. argveti

    I love your music ! (from France) ❤❤👍👍

  22. Andrew Awed

    Your voice is so soothing... and combined with the beautiful music... wonderful! :)

  23. Jay S

    "just 'cause you see the storm
    it doesn't mean you're ready for the rain"

    Beautiful lyrics

  24. Kyle Ace

    This is so good! So happy I found this band

  25. Clonov 02

    I thought I'd walked a thousand miles
    But it was all inside my head
    My feet were almost where I started off
    And I couldn't tell you why I'd bled
    And I'm not surprised by what was said
    But it still hit me all the same
    Just 'cause you see the storm
    It doesn't mean you're ready for the rain

    And I was dancing with my ghosts
    'Cause I could never let them go
    Oh, no, well I've got to
    They're no longer here
    And no one is watching
    Sometimes your guilt just wears a face
    And I would whistle in the dark
    'Cause I felt safe while all alone
    Well, it's time that I let all the dead be the dead
    There's no honor in suffering
    No reward 'cause you've bled
    The rest can sort itself out

    It's hard to say when things have run their course
    While in the fog and still afraid
    And once you see what lies behind a mask
    That mask will never look the same
    And once the pattern shows itself
    You can't pretend that nothing's changed
    It's hard to fake it when you see the steps
    Before they're even made

    And I was dancing with my ghosts
    'Cause I could never let them go, go, go
    But I've got to
    They're no longer here
    And no one is watching
    Sometimes your guilt just wears a face
    And I would whistle in the dark
    'Cause I felt safe while all alone
    Well, it's time that I let all the dead be the dead
    There's no honor in suffering
    No reward 'cause you've bled
    The rest can sort itself out

    Anna Turquoise

    Clonov 02 thank you

  26. missanyways92

    THIS. <3 Another song to sail my soul and save my life today. My gratitude is without enough words... <3

  27. ambr r

    Omg! Love it! You're one of my favourite, chill out bands and I look forward to every single release and always snag em up from the iTunes store!
    thank you, it's appreciated!

  28. Aixa Jazmin

    "And I was dancing with my ghosts cause I could never let them go". DAMN. That one hits me hard, man. Ironically, your music brings me hope<3

  29. lunibri

    My favorite off this EP. Awesome song!

  30. Catelynn Jeana

    I love this so much!!

  31. Xotoc Nemo

    Like it ;‘)

  32. Mr.Pat

    Uploaded at the same time as Declan McKenna.

  33. Larbi Cherguia

    So much love <3

  34. Abhaya Seetaram Hegde

    What a melodic tune! Therapeutic.

  35. Drowning in Music

    Keep the therapy coming!!❤🎶

  36. Satinather

    I love the melody of the chorus. So dark and sad but also catchy and memorable.

  37. SCAR3DHUN7R

    Ho man, I'm first. That's a first...

    ravenslaves

    I'm fourth...
    ...and yet that's oddly satisfying, too.

    Ryan Martin

    I was first on the last video and had the same feeling 😂😂