Sometimes in life you feel the weight of the world… it can push you down and make you fear it. it can cause stress and pain…but in those moments…remember all that you have done in your life…and what great things you can do in the future.. The feeling of burden may not subside, but the fire you carry in your heart will burn stronger than ever when you live through it. Never let anyone…or anything… steal your flame. i once though of calling our first record “alive and burning” after a song i wrote… i know now that was a silly notion…we aren’t here to…”burn”…we are here on this earth to reach for all that we can get… to see the brass ring and strive for it…not via sardonic tendencies but rather through our own personal strength… to see our heroes and say to ourselves… i want to be better.. i want to be the best i can be. so please…if nothing else… continue to live as you are… and reach for all you can take… you are all beautiful people. Live it.
As we grow up, we learn that even the person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it gets harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is one minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
(Andy — Andrew Biersack)