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Dusk Dismantled -lyrics

We are the insect
We are the insect, breeding
We are the insect
We are the insect, breeding

A fire burns
In the back of
The throat
Let it out, let it out
Before the
Choke

Dusk dismantled
Combustion’s convergence with our existence
Dusk dismantled
We are the infinitesimal

Bursting inside out
Bursting from the inside out
Bursting inside out
Bursting from the inside out

I dig a hole
Through what’s left of
My world
Searching for, something more
I turn it
Inwards

Dusk dismantled
Combustion’s convergence with our existence
Dusk dismantled
We are the infinitesimal

I’m falling, I’m falling
In this colossal void
Each day that I spent digging downward
Built me up for a higher fall

Dusk dismantled
Combustion’s convergence with our existence
Dusk dismantled
We are the infinitesimal

Dusk dismantled
Dusk dismantled
Dusk dismantled
Dusk dismantled
Combustion’s convergence with our existence

Shattering The Skies Above (2010) -Lyrics

Take me into the seas
So I can clean off this disease

Death will complete me
It’s what I need

Take my evil
To the skies
Take my evil
All light dies

Shattering the skies above
I want to destroy all that you love
Shattering the skies above
I won’t rest ‘till I am drenched in blood

Take me into the seas
So I can clean off this disease

Death will complete me
It’s what I need

[Solo]

Take my evil
To the skies
Take my evil
All light dies

Shattering the skies above
I want to destroy all that you love
Shattering the skies above
I won’t rest ‘till I am drenched in blood

Take my evil
To the skies
Take my evil
All light dies

[Solo]

Shattering the skies above
I want to destroy all you love

(I’m Shattering)
(Shattering the skies above)

Shattering the skies above
I won’t rest ‘till I am drenched in blood
I’m shattering

Take my evil
To the skies
Take my evil
All light dies

Shattering the skies above
I want to destroy all that you love
Shattering the skies above
I won’t rest ‘till I am drenched in blood

Shattering the skies above
(Shattering the skies above)

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Released in 2010 as a part of “God Of War: Blood And Metal” available on iTunes store.

Shogun (2008) -Lyrics

1. Kirisute Gomen
2. Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis
3. Down From The Sky
4. Into The Mouth Of Hell We March
5. Throes Of Perdition
6. Insurrection
7. The Calamity
8. He Who Spawned The Furies
9. Of Prometheus And The Crucifix
10. Like Callisto To A Star In Heaven
11. Shogun


1. Kirisute Gomen
He who walks the fire breathes!!

He who walks the fire breathes
Unlike the rest
Living by the bloody creed
Kirisute Gomen

Air of battle tasting stale
Reeks of deceit
Send the bitter straight to hell
Kirisute Gomen

In their wretched guts all they want is to feed
Unending, covetous hunger known as greed
As the last legion makes its way to the skies

I can see in their eyes
They’ve already died
Inside, but as for the outside
I’ll take their fucking heads

Quake has bred with the storm
Conceiving war
Wicked stampeding hordes
Kirisute Gomen

In their wretched guts all they want is to feed
Unending, covetous hunger known as greed
As the last legion makes its way to the skies

I can see in their eyes
They’ve already died
Inside, but as for the outside
I’ll take their fucking heads

I will never be what they
Want me to
I live by my own path in life
No turning
Back now, I won’t be held down
Forced into a
Shallow grave built upon their empty ways
There’s no turning back

There’s hell to pay, such disarray
A bloodied mess, flesh masquerade
With all the blood making a flood
You made your path by crossing us

solo: CKB
solo: MKH
solo: CKB

He who spits the fire seethes
All he detests
Decapitating, bloody creed
Kirisute Gomen

In their wretched guts all they want is to feed
Unending, covetous hunger known as greed
As the last legion makes its way to the skies

I can see in their eyes
They’ve already died
Inside, but as for the outside
I’ll take their fucking heads

I will never be what they
Want me to
I live by my own path in life
No turning
Back now, I won’t be held down
Forced into a shallow grave built upon their empty ways
There’s no turning back

2. Torn Between Scylla And Charybdis
Within struggle, amidst horror
Inside conflict, visceral war
Make a stand here, vanquish all fear
Don’t hesitate, eradicate

Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feel the fear ripening, go taste it
Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feast fruits of valor, if you face it

Walls of carnage surround your weakness
Crash down like oceans, wait for the light
In total darkness, drowning in bleakness
Awaiting death’s grip, cry out for life

Divided by destiny
Torn between death and doom
Destruction by decision
Fate shows me my open tomb

Apprehension runs down your chin
Masticate it, suck those tears in
Life’s a battle, perpetual crusade
One against all, time to wield the blade

Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feel the fear ripening, go taste it
Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feast fruits of valor, if you face it

In total darkness, drowning in bleakness
Awaiting death’s grip, cry out for life

Divided by destiny
Torn between death and doom
Destruction by decision
Fate shows me my open tomb

A fight that tests the substance
Of all that you call your life
Destruction by decision
Fate shows me my open tomb

solo: CKB

Face down that which makes you bleed
Turn it ‘round and force your seed
Down

solo: PFG
solo: MKH

Face down that which makes you bleed
Turn it ‘round and force your seed
Down

solo: PFG

Torn between Scylla and Charybdis
Feast fruits of valor, if you face it

Walls of carnage surround your weakness
Crash down like oceans, wait for the light
In total darkness, drowning in bleakness
Awaiting death’s grip, cry out for life

Divided by destiny
Torn between death and doom
Destruction by decision
Fate shows me my open tomb

A fight that tests the substance
Of all that you call your life
Destruction by decision
Fate shows me my open tomb
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3.Down From The Sky
A chasm grows
In the cavity of serpentine teeth
Hunger pangs strike
For the sweet feast of innocent blood

Of innocent bloodshed
Now here we go

The vampires feed off the wars of mankind

Growing fat on the throne of an empire
Tyrant rules with the threat of a great fire

I’ve opened up my eyes
Seen the world for what it’s worth
Tears rain down from the sky
They’ll blow it all to bits
To prove whose god wields all the power
Fire rains down from the sky

The gaping wounds
Hemorrhaging the blood from which they feast
Eat us alive
Consume to feed a hunger with no
A hunger with no end
Let’s fucking go

The vampires feed off the wars of mankind

Growing fat on the throne of an empire
Tyrant rules with the threat of a great fire

I’ve opened up my eyes
Seen the world for what it’s worth
Tears rain down from the sky
They’ll blow it all to bits
To prove whose god wields all the power
Fire rains down from the sky

This battle’s not the same which they have led us to believe
A synthesis of propaganda, terror and deceit
We are the cattle; they the slaughter; our meat: gasoline
They pump us through the machine’s valves to cleanse the world’s "disease"

We are the ammunition that will cause all life to cease

Annihilate
All those who stand in their way
Obliterate
They’ll rain their holocaust down from the sky

solo: MKH

The vampires feed off the wars of mankind

solo: CKB

Growing fat on the throne of an empire
Tyrant rules with the threat of a great fire

I’ve opened up my eyes
Seen the world for what it’s worth
Tears rain down from the sky
They’ll blow it all to bits
To prove whose god wields all the power
Fire rains down from the sky

Annihilate
All those who stand in their way
Obliterate
They’ll rain their holocaust down from the sky
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4.Into The Mouth Of Hell We March
Can’t you see, it’s not only me
That feels we’re linked to the seas
Make your way to a massive grave
If you can’t fight for each day

Torrential rain at the helm of death
It drowns the weak, battering the rest
Black walls of waves pummel to capsize
The roaring thunder overshadows our cries

Spires of lightning thrown down from the gods
Melting skin even in the deluge
The mast is broken, hull is splitting
Dear God the fucking ship is sinking

I will try to pour all of myself into this life
Before I die

Such turmoil, let’s make the blood boil
Make your time count or rot as the soil
Life is hard, a fucking battle
The time is now and here’s your drum roll

Torrential rain at the helm of death
It drowns the weak, battering the rest
Black walls of waves pummel to capsize
The roaring thunder overshadows our cries

Spires of lightning thrown down from the gods
Melting skin even in the deluge
The mast is broken, hull is splitting
Dear God the fucking ship is sinking

I will try to pour all of myself into this life
Before I die
If I go before my time
Then take these words evermore into your life

We crawl out from the wreckage
Fingers dig into the sands
Of the shores
Everything we worked for
Is ripped apart and ruined, drowned
Deep beneath the dying world
The Earth begins to open up

Into the mouth of hell we march

solo: CKB
solo: MKH

Now you see, for it is we
Who walk the fire and breathe
Make our way out of the grave
And lick the blood from our blades

Spires of lightning thrown down from the gods
Melting skin even in the deluge
The mast is broken, hull is splitting
Dear God the fucking ship is sinking

I will try to pour all of myself into this life
Before I die
If I go before my time
Then take these words evermore into your life
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5. Throes Of Perdition
Blind-folded and gagged, stood waiting
With the whole world: my firing squad
At the edge of the world I’m faced out
Staring the sun right in the eye

Vultures circle above, hyenas mocking the kill
Excrement drooling down their chins
Atop the cliffs I look down, into the starving Hell-mouth
The rabid foam crashes hard on its teeth

Their mouth’s salivate
Fantasizing my gruesome ending
This world looks down upon
A man who can stand on his own two feet

As they’re feeding their guns: "ready, aim"
They say I’ll live, if I die for their cause
Living under the rule of fellow Cro-Magnon fool
They fear who leads and will kill to stay still

Their mouth’s salivate
Fantasizing my gruesome ending
This world looks down upon
A man who can stand on his own two feet
Without eating from their claws

Life feels quite like Hell should
But this Hell’s so cold
Pull another knife out
Stick it with rest of them
When my back is full
Turn me around to face it

Such melancholy, burning the stars from skies
As we melt, drowning inside their bloodied eyes
Hope is ravaged, running from lacerations
Sob so heavily, we choke, then we die

solo: CKB
solo: MKH

Die…

Life feels quite like Hell should
But this Hell’s so cold
Pull another knife out
Stick it with rest of them
When my back is full
Turn me around to face it
Sob so heavily, we choke, then we die
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6.Insurrection
Bow not before his creation
These mortals: "man"
This act of insult
Breeds our discontent
He turned his back
On our loyalty
I will bring my insurrection
And a war upon heaven

I will bring my insurrection
And a war upon heaven
Hell-fire be my destruction
For this war upon heaven

Forged from fire
I declare this war
A war against Heaven

I bring upon my scourge
Filled with hubris
A declaration of war

It is I who spawns this fury
Torches: ignite
Blaze is set to engulf all of which we hate
Storm in, eviscerate
Every motherfucker in our way
I will bring my insurrection
And a war upon heaven

I will bring my insurrection
And a war upon heaven
Hell-fire be my destruction
For this war upon heaven

Forged from fire
I declare this war
A war against Heaven
I bring upon my scourge
Filled with hubris
A declaration of war

Ascend to the heavens
To destroy them all

solo: CKB
solo: MKH

Forged from fire
I declare this war
A war against Heaven
I bring upon my scourge
Filled with hubris
A declaration of war
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7.The Calamity
You cannot be, you’re the mistake: calamity
Sent to destroy all of the good
on this Earth, killing me
You’re killing me

The mother of ruination comes to fuck all
Mutilating everything, spread wide open, beckoning
Beckoning me

Spiral faster down
Ripping a hole through the air we breathe
An apocalypse
Encased in a shell, so beautiful

The calamity makes its way to the inside
I know we are feeling the same thing
The calamity makes its way to the inside
To eat away at our existence

Spewed from the wound of this life’s worst cavity; the
Nightmare spreads it’s cancerous lamentations, poisoning
Force-feed the plague

Drunk from the milk of death’s overflowing sick tit
Nourishing the misery, gives birth to the ugliness
That grows inside

Spiral faster down
Ripping a hole through the air we breathe
An apocalypse
Encased in a shell, so beautiful

The calamity makes its way to the inside
I know we are feeling the same thing
The calamity makes its way to the inside
To eat away at our existence

Isolate
The heart from the brain
Permeate
Inject us with pain

Holding our breath now
We’re screaming without sound
We’re trembling as everything falls completely apart
Meteor crash down
Come crater our woe out
The banishment of everything once alive will start now

solo: MKH
solo: CKB

Holding our breath now
We’re screaming without sound
The banishment of everything once alive will start now

You came to be, you’re the mistake: calamity
Here to destroy all of the good on this Earth, killing all
Killing us all

Spiral faster down
Ripping a hole through the air we breathe
An apocalypse
Encased in a shell, so beautiful

The calamity makes its way to the inside
I know we are feeling the same thing
The calamity makes its way to the inside
To eat away at our existence
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8.He Who Spawned The Furies
The afterbirth has barely dried
When the king of ruling time
Comes with a sickle in his hand
To devour

Devour
Descendant of chaos
Devour
Castrated the father
Devour
Fearing his overthrow
Devour
Swallowed his children whole

Take your teeth out of me
I have just begun to breathe on my own
I don’t know what this is
These eyes can hardly see what is eating me

The prisoners rotting in their cells
Children of this godless hell
Digesting in acidic blood
The devoured

Devour
Descendant of chaos
Devour
Castrated the father
Devour
Fearing his overthrow
Devour
Swallowed his children whole

Take your teeth out of me
I have just begun to breathe on my own
I don’t know what this is
These eyes can hardly see what is eating me

He who spawned the furies
Severed the genitals of his father
Creating such beauty: the goddess of love
But the blood that fell to the ground
Made the erinyes

solo: MKH

He who spawned the furies

solo: CKB

Wreathed with serpents
Eyes dripping blood
Winged tormentors of criminals

Take your teeth out of me
I have just begun to breathe on my own
I don’t know what this is
These eyes can hardly see what is eating me
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9.Of Prometheus And The Crucifix
I am the Promethean
Tragic figure in this dream
Dream known as life
I bring spark into the lives
Take the molded, show them fire
Fire’s the spark in their eyes

My flesh is ripped at daily
It’s the cross I bear
I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so hard I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm

I am made exemplary
Lashed up by the public scene
For bearing my heart, my soul’s on fire
I pull my ribs open now
Bleed my heart upon the grounds
Drink of the blood, take me in

My flesh is ripped at daily
It’s the cross I bear
I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so hard I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm

Chain me down, nail me up
It feels so cold on my skin
Flesh cut deep from their claws
Chew my organs out
Salivating with hate
Crown of thorns, deathly boards; won’t
Make me cease to be
You’ve turned this scapegoat into
The lion that will devour you whole

solo: CKB
solo: MKH

My flesh is ripped at daily
It’s the cross I bear
I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so hard I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm
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10.Like Callisto To A Star In Heaven
Taken forcefully
A thing which never can be
Erased by time
Since he made you bleed, so violently

Painful is the kick
Inside it makes you so sick
The blood that drips down your thigh
Tarnishes virtue; lies

Wearing a mask familiar
A god forced himself on you
Raping and impregnating
Causing the exile of your life

Changed like Callisto to a star in heaven

Hate not the flesh that makes me
But seek what lies beneath
My flesh and blood will make the stars
That shake bones underneath

Now a forsaken
Ghost in the eyes of her world
Banished for all time
Since he made you bleed, so violently

Painful is the kick
Inside it makes you so sick
The blood that drips down your thigh
Tarnishes virtue; lies

Wearing a mask familiar
A god forced himself on you
Raping and impregnating
Causing the exile of your life

Changed like Callisto to a star in heaven

Hate not the flesh that makes me
But seek what lies beneath
My flesh and blood will make the stars
That shake bones underneath

Cast out from the righteous life you loved
Vengeance comes down from the skies above
To wreak havoc and torment the one
Who just gave birth to her true love’s son

solo: MKH
solo: CKB

Cursed to roam the Earth alone, a beast
Witnesses as her son now fully grown
Readied arm to cast a spear, to kill
Can’t recognize, all he sees is fear

Wearing a mask familiar
A god forced himself on you
Raping and impregnating
Causing the exile of your life

Hate not the flesh that makes me
But seek what lies beneath
My flesh and blood will make the stars
That shake bones underneath
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11.Shogun
Won’t walk the Earth a specter
Won’t hold my tongue from lashing out
This is my writ of honor
Drawn by the blood that I have shed

The beasts will soon assemble
Conjoining in their putrid flesh
Their hearts don’t beat desire
They pump violence and poison

Flesh opens up, blood’s retreating
Flesh opens up, blood’s retreating
Death’s embracing, all is ending
Death’s embracing, all is ending

Time will not heal all of your pain
I cannot wait for it all to come crashing
Down

The monsters walk among us
Leeching the blood out from what’s good
Infecting at transmission
Swallowing innocence from life
Our time has come to stand forth

The wretched womb from which they feed
Behold the loathsome demons
Send them into the hell they made

Flesh opens up, blood’s retreating
Flesh opens up, blood’s retreating
Death’s embracing, all is ending
Death’s embracing, all is ending

Time will not heal all of your pain
I cannot wait for it all to come crashing
Down on your face, ripping your veins out
Your insides win and kill you from within

And the seas will rise as serpents
Spawned from the mouth of Earth’s surface
Soon the skies will fall fast, burning
Open wide and eat the suffering

The pulse is now quickening
Softly, it’s painstaking
Look within to calm the storm
Raging inside the form
There’s no turning back

For I’m witness to the changing
Take all you have brought to sacrifice
For you will lose much more
If you succeed in this battle
You still will lose so much more

solo: MKH

The pulse is now quickening
Softly, it’s painstaking
Look within to calm the storm
Raging inside the form
There’s no turning back

For I’m witness to the changing
Take all you have brought to sacrifice
For you will lose much more
If you succeed in this battle
You still will lose so much more

Time has come to face all evil

Now the seas rise up as serpents
Spawned from the mouth of Earth’s surface
As the skies now fall fast burning
Open wide and face the suffering

solo: CKB

The inferno spews out hell’s horde
Casting the flames upon our world
As death eclipses all the light
We make our last stand, ‘til death: fight

solo: MKH

Time will not heal all of your pain
I cannot wait for it all to come crashing
Time will not heal all of your pain
I cannot wait for it all to come crashing
Down on your face, ripping your veins out
Your insides win and kill you from within

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The Crusade (2006) -Lyrics

1.Ignition
2.Detonation
3.Entrance of the Conflagration
4.Anthem (We are the Fire)
5.Unrepentant
6.And Sadness Will Sear
7.Becoming the Dragon
8.To The Rats
9.This World Can’t Tear Us Apart
10.Tread the Floods
11.Contempt Breeds Contamination
12.The Rising
13.The Crusade
14.Broken One*
(*Japan Bonus Track)


1. Ignition
Raise the guns
At every self-made suspicion
Build the bombs
Corrupt policy’s decision

That’s the sound
Of integrity breaking its back
In a country founded as a thievery act

Raise the guns
At every self-made suspicion
Build the bombs
Corrupt policy’s decision

Times are dark with our children spoon-fed ignorance
Inheritance of an anxious trigger finger

Raise the guns
At every self-made suspicion
Build the bombs
Corrupt policy’s decision

Our Leaders Preach if we disagree
We’re the traitors of society
Homophobia, Racism, Sexism
Our Systems breed supremacy

Ignition
Inception
Burning is a fuse to destruction
Break the walls of ignorance
To disarm the world for the its last chance
(repeat)

Time again for war
On an enemy that isn’t real
Greedy selfish warlords
Feed the agenda, death’s the meal

[solo : Matt]

That’s the sound, Impending fever crawling up your spine
In a country
Where nothing is truly made clear

Raise the guns
At every self-made suspicion
Build the bombs
Corrupt policy’s decision

Our Leaders Preach if we disagree
We’re the traitors of society
Homophobia, Racism, Sexism
Our Systems breed supremacy

Ignition
Inception
Burning is a fuse to destruction
Break the walls of ignorance
To disarm the world for the its last chance
(repeat)

2. Detonation
That’s the sound of humanity melting away
Say goodbye, it’s the end of days
Fire rains down on the American dream
Watch all you love seethe and scream

Each will dig their own graves
And bury themselves in life’s failures

It’s our bombs we’ve masterminded lighting the skies
Hideous misfires many die
Those who survive soon will suffocate
By the poisons we create

Each will dig their own graves
And bury themselves in life’s failures

Detonation Detonation

When civilization crumbles man will turn
On one another killing true

[solo: Matt, Corey]

The darkest of times will then come to be
Through our selfish killer instincts

And now the ground we called our home
Is but a barren wasteland

And now the ground we called our home
Is but a barren wasteland
The only sound drowning your cries
Is the detonation

[solo: Corey]

It seems we’re running out of time
All good as dead just stand in line
It seems we’re running out of time
All good as dead just stand in line

[solo: Matt]

And now the ground we called our home
Is but a barren wasteland
The only sound drowning your cries
Is the detonation

[solo: Corey]
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3.Entrance Of The Conflagration
A common woman
Lives by the bible
Wed-locked a prison
Of antiquation
Brings life to the earth
While losing her mind
Trying suicide
Hallucinating Satan

Forcing her own blood down
Beneath the waters to drown
Lying dead with eyes wide open

Spiraling downward
Refusing all help
Self-mutilation
Neglects the children
Dagger licks her neck
Desiring escape
Succumbing Satan
Robbed by the seventh deadly sin

Forcing her own blood down
Beneath the waters to drown
Lying dead with eyes wide open
Believing Satan was inside
Ordering to abide
To destroy her cursed children

Entrance of the conflagration

[solo: Corey, Matt]

Conditions worsen
Searching for answers
In holy scriptures
Systematic plan
Water fills the tub
All of her children
Floating lifelessly
Innocence chased down and drowned

Forcing her own blood down
Beneath the waters to drown
Lying dead with eyes wide open
Believing Satan was inside
Ordering to abide
To destroy her cursed children
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4.Anthem (We Are The Fire)
[solo: Matt]
Just when they thought you were through
You’ve burned their lies, now you’re strengthened it’s true
Turn your backs on your enemies
And let those motherfuckers rot in their jealousy

They
Can’t stand
That the worlds up for taking and we are adamant
Hell bent
Determined to dominate everything

We are the fire
We are the fire
Resound the anthem
We are the fire

The music connects, unites us more
Our masses strengthened, an unstoppable horde
We’re all now a family
Together let’s show the world what we say

They
Can’t stand
That the worlds up for taking and we are adamant
Hell bent
Determined to dominate everything

Turn your backs on your enemies
And let those motherfuckers rot in their jealousy
We’re all now a family
Together let’s show the world what we say

We are the fire
We are the fire
Resound the anthem
We are the fire
We are the fire
Resound the anthem
We are the fire, fire!

[solo: Corey, Matt, Corey]

wooo-oohh wooo-oohh wooo-oohh wooo-oohh,
wooo-oohh wooo-oohh wooo-oohh wooo-oohh,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeeeeeeeeeeeeah

We are the fire
We are the fire
We sound the anthem
(repeat)

We are the fire!
[solo: Matt]
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5. Unrepentant
A poor man
With four daughters
A wife and a son

Daughter commits adultery
Or so he was told
Bought a knife and machete
After Friday’s prayers
Fear the young would follow old
Daughter must be killed

For your honor
You will slaughter
Every one of your daughters

For your honor
You will slaughter
It’s you who should be slaughtered

Terror grips the steel with hunger
Thirsting to avenge it’s soiled pride
Ashamed mad man

You take their lives away as they sleep
The blade kisses at their throats
Love bleeds without a chance to weep
You take, you take their lives away

You’re the man unrepentant
Don’t you realize
You murdered your own children
Call that honorable cause?

For your honor
You will slaughter
Every one of your daughters

For your honor
You will slaughter
It’s you who should be slaughtered

Terror grips the steel with hunger
Thirsting to avenge its soiled pride
Ashamed mad man

You take their lives away as they sleep
The blade kisses at their throats
Love bleeds without a chance to weep
You take, you take their lives away

[solo: Corey]

For your honor
You will slaughter
Every one of your daughters

For your honor
You will slaughter
It’s you who should be slaughtered

Terror grips the steel with hunger
Thirsting to avenge its soiled pride
Ashamed mad man

You take their lives away as they sleep
The blade kisses at their throats
Love bleeds without a chance to weep
You take, you take their lives away
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6.And Sadness Will Sear
Shepherd is chased by the wolves
Wolves who live by intolerance and hate
For what they couldn’t understand
Blinded and vicious are the beasts
Needing and ripping at a beautiful human
Who did nothing more than be himself

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And Sadness will sear

Scarecrow is left crucified
Left freezing, bleeding, tired of wondering why
The wolves just couldn’t understand
It’s the preachers and the teachers
Government’s close-minded creatures
Trying to teach us to hate
That which is different

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And Sadness will sear

It’s 12:53 AM, October 12th
When the scarecrow died
A victim of society’s cruelty

It’s 12:53 AM, October 12th
When the shepherd died
The candle’s light will alight your departure

[solo: Matt]

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And Sadness will sear

Tied to the fences they break you
And sadness will sear
Cold is the wind that will freeze you
And Sadness will sear
[solo: Corey]
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7.Becoming the Dragon
Swimming the river ascending
Free of fear, filled with purpose
Nishikigoi fights through oceans of adversity
Against the current to obtain the highest goals

Swim through oceans of suffering
Climb to the falls of Dragon Gate
Become
Transform from Koi into a beast
Dragon

A living symbol of courage
No wave will shatter these scales
Dreams of three eagle claws and the paws of a tiger
Waterfall’s up ahead, one thing left to do

Swim through oceans of suffering
Climb to the falls of Dragon Gate
Become
Transform from Koi into a beast
Dragon

You’ll never stop the becoming, yeah
This dragon will rise and be king

[solo: Corey]

All bear witness to a great form
Evolution is complete
A breath that turns into clouds producing rain or fire
Watch the world move according to each desire

Swim through oceans of suffering
Swim through oceans of suffering
Climb to the falls of Dragon Gate
Become
Transform from Koi into a beast
Dragon

[solo: Matt, Paolo]
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8.To The Rats
You hide behind barricades
Built of Facades
You think you’re safe

But someday we all will find you
Come to where you work
And fucking tie you

Every lie
Shoved back
Down your throat
By our hands

A skull fuck
For every word
Just try to breathe
Don’t fuck with this

Break every bone in your face
If you mess with my life
I’ll mess with your blood
And bury you
In a coffin made of your
A coffin made of your deceptions

Obsess as each second fades
In denial of your mind made
Still your jealousy precedes you
You’re really in love
With all that I do

Every lie
Shoved back
Down your throat
By our hands

A skull fuck
For every word
Just try to breathe
Don’t fuck with this

Break every bone in your face
If you mess with my life
I’ll mess with your blood
And bury you
In a coffin made of your
A coffin made of your deceptions

This is to the rats
This is to the rats

[solo: Corey]

This is to the rats
This is to the rats

[solo: Matt]

And your conscience
Still tears at you
You secretly
Want to be just like me

A skull fuck
For every word
Just try to breathe
Don’t fuck with this

Break every bone in your face
If you mess with my life
I’ll mess with your blood
And bury you
In a coffin made of your
A coffin made of your deceptions

Break every bone in your face
If you mess with my life
I’ll mess with your blood
And bury you
In a coffin made of your
A coffin made of your deceptions
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9.This World Can’t Tear Us Apart
I was so empty
Self loathing
Before you awoke me
Lived in transgression
Feasted sin
Destroying all I stood for

A world with spreading disease
They stood for infidelity
They Force feed on their sip of sickness
The prophets hiding their rage
Just sucked out some of the pain
That takes this world into
Lovelessness

All the pain in this world
Won’t stop us now
For we have each other
All the hate in this world
Can’t tear us apart
This love is forever

In arms we’ll turn away
From their ways
We’ll live like no other
Together we’re hope
Absolute
The only thing that matters

A world with spreading disease
They stood for infidelity
They Force feed on their sip of sickness
The prophets hiding their rage
Just sucked out some of the pain
That takes this world into
Lovelessness

All the pain in this world
Won’t stop us now
For we have each other
All the hate in this world
Can’t tear us apart
This love is forever

[solo: Matt]

All the pain in this world
Won’t stop us now
All the hate in this world
Can’t tear us apart

All the pain in this world
Won’t stop us now
For we have each other
All the hate in this world
Can’t tear us apart
This love is forever

[solo: Corey]
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10.Tread the Floods
Stress breaking my back
Pulse is stuttering
Pressure mental attack
My thoughts cluttering

Beating this dead horse is exhausting
Heartbreaking to see my hands shaking
I’m knee-deep in the dead still wading
Still wading in this, this well called life

Nervousness halting all will
Forcing apathy
Anxiety an aching chill
Hammering down me

Beating this dead horse is exhausting
Heartbreaking to see my hands shaking
I’m knee-deep in the dead still wading
Still wading in this, this well called life

Tread the floods so you can hope to seize
You own reality
Before it escapes thee
Watch yourself drown in disarray
It’s time to brake away
Or we’ll die today

Tread the floods so you can hope to seize
You own reality
Before it escapes thee
Watch yourself drown in disarray
It’s time to brake away
Or we’ll die today

[solo: Corey]

Stress breaking my back
Pulse is stuttering
Pressure mental attack
My thoughts cluttering

Nervousness halting all will
Forcing apathy
Anxiety an aching chill
Hammering down me

Beating this dead horse is exhausting
Heartbreaking to see my hands shaking
I’m knee-deep in the dead still wading
Still wading in this, this well called life

Tread the floods so you can hope to seize
You own reality
Before it escapes thee
Watch yourself drown in disarray
It’s time to brake away
Or we’ll die today

Tread the floods so you can hope to seize
You own reality
Before it escapes thee
Watch yourself drown in disarray
It’s time to brake away
Or we’ll die today
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11.Contempt Breeds Contamination
Mistaken identity
You really got this one wrong
Racially singled out
He must have a gun
And yet you get off with no time

How can this be the answer?
No crime yet they shot away
He now lies dead, the blood is on your hands
Hands which were supposed to protect
People like the man you blew away
This isn’t justice, this is corruption

The four protectors fired 41 shots
Hitting him 19 times
Searching the body there were no weapons found
He lies with all who died in vain

Murder must still be a crime
When our inherent freedom
Is hatefully gunned down
By who we entrust
And yet you get off with no time

How can this be the answer?
No crime yet they shot away
He now lies dead, the blood is on your hands
Hands which were supposed to protect
People like the man you blew away
This isn’t justice, this is corruption

The four protectors fired 41 shots
Hitting him 19 times
Searching the body there were no weapons found
He lies with all who died in vain

Contempt breeds contamination
Contempt breeds contamination
Contempt breeds contamination

[solo: Matt]

How can this be the answer?
No crime yet they shot away
He now lies dead, the blood is on your hands
Hands which were supposed to protect
People like the man you blew away
This isn’t justice, this is corruption

The four protectors fired 41 shots
Hitting him 19 times
Searching the body there were no weapons found
He lies with all who died in vain

Contempt breeds contamination
Contempt breeds contamination
Contempt breeds contamination

[solo: Corey]
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12.The Rising
[Solo : Jason]

And the earth begins to shake
A cacophony of roaring
Anxiety growing
Cheers to leaving this mortal life behind
Sweat begins its downpour
A riot we stand for
The blackout foreshadows the chaos

So raise your voices with me
And sing this song of unity
So raise your hands up with me
And hold this moment eternally

[Solo: Jason]

Like a rift opened in the sky
Through fire, pulses and lightning
While thunderous sounds ring
Chanting hymns to leave life’s troubles behind
This time shared together
Is just so much better
Than life could ever offer

So raise your voices with me
And sing this song of unity
So raise your hands up with me
And hold this moment eternally

[Solo : Corey]

So raise your voices with me
And sing this song of unity
So raise your hands up with me
And hold this moment eternally
(repeat)

[Solo : Matt]
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13.The Crusade
(instrumental)

14. Broken One
Defeat grips you
Life deflates you
Killed your hopes too
You won’t make it through

Pick up the pieces
There is a better way
Put yourself together
Try to make a change

This world’s so twisted
You can still make a change
Protect and care for all around
Stop the spread of hate

You feel like the broken one
Over and over again
You taste blood, you’re through, you’re done
Only you can make it end

Can’t let it stay
Kills more each day
Amputate pain
Tear it all away

Pick up the pieces
There is a better way
Put yourself together
Try to make a change

This world’s so twisted
You can still make a change
Protect and care for all around
Stop the spread of hate

You feel like the broken one
Over and over again
You taste blood, you’re through, you’re done
Only you can make it end (Over and over again…)

Pick up the pieces
There is a better way
Put yourself together
Try to make a change

This world’s so twisted
You can still make a change
Protect and care for all around
Stop the spread of hate

You feel like the broken one
Over and over again
You taste blood, you’re through, you’re done
Only you can make it end
You feel like the broken one
Over and over again (Over and over again…)
You taste blood, you’re through, you’re done
Only you can make it end (Over and over again, Over and over again…)
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Ascendancy (2005) -Lyrics

1. The End Of Everything
2. Rain
3. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
4. Drowned And Torn Asunder
5. Ascendancy
6. A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation
7. Like Light To The Flies
8. Dying In Your Arms
9. The Deceived
10. Suffocating Sight
11. Departure
12. Declaration
13.Blinding Tears Will Break The Skies*
14.Washing Away Me In The Tides*
(*: Japan Bonus Tracks)


1. The End Of Everything
(Instrumental)

2. Rain
Every time I’m left alone
My misery begins to drown me
Tied by a rope of anxiety
Thrown overboard

As I’m pulled under the tides of this fast paced world
I refuse to see

Time will always be the thing that kills me truly
Open these eyes waking from a dream feigning

My lungs fill up with letdown
Disappointment in self and every-one
Expectations died in failure
Abandonment my unsavior

As I’m pulled under the tides of this fast paced world
I refuse to see

Time will always be the thing that kills me truly
Open these eyes waking from a dream feigning

Absolution at the sight of your demise
I know what I must do
Choke

Die choking on your every word
Swallow every blasphemy

Absolution at the sight of your demise
I know what I must do

Swallow every blasphemy
Eat out your heart and make it bleed

(solo: Matt)

Tie the noose around my neck
Make this life end

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3. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
The face and the lips tremble as it rips
Your breath quickening as heat rushes in

Pull harder strings martyr
Stop you cry that’s a lie
Flush gasping white reddening
You smile and destroy it- it’s time that we end this

It’s our curse that makes this world so hopeless
Allowing our king to spread his genocidal wings

Clawing the skin each kill your weakness
Annihilation your masturbation- tyrant, I’ll burn you down

Pull harder strings martyr
Stop you cry that’s a lie
Flush gasping white reddening
You smile and destroy it- it’s time that we end this

It’s our curse that makes this world so hopeless
Allowing our king to spread his genocidal wings

It’s our curse that makes this world so hopeless
Allowing our king to spread his genocidal wings

My hands grip your throat I need your end
Burned, staked, ripped apart- I avenge
For every life you have taken
I am here to repay
You ask me "oh God why?"
‘Cause I’m God that’s fucking why

For every life you have taken
I am here to repay
(soro: Jason Suecof)

Pull harder strings martyr
Stop you cry that’s a lie
Flush gasping white reddening
You smile and destroy it- it’s time that we end this

It’s our curse that makes this world so hopeless
Allowing our king to spread his genocidal wings
It’s our curse that makes this world so hopeless
Allowing our king to spread his genocidal wings
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4. Drowned And Torn Asunder
Force-feed them your ways
Dictate up a blinded swarm
Society’s afraid

Declaration of rebellion
We will not stand defeat

Deconstructing their hold
Our vengeance will be tenfold
Deconstructing their hold
Our vengeance will be tenfold

Our enemies will by drowned
The opposing torn asunder

Take all your lives back
Arson all they create
The time is now to lead the battle

Declaration of rebellion
We will not stand defeat

Deconstructing their hold
Our vengeance will be tenfold
Deconstructing their hold
Our vengeance will be tenfold

Our enemies will by drowned
The opposing torn asunder

Deconstructing their hold
Our vengeance will be tenfold
Deconstructing their hold
Our vengeance will be tenfold

Our enemies will by drowned
The opposing torn asunder
Our enemies will by drowned
The opposing torn asunder
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5. Ascendancy
All this life shrouded in a veil
Of deception in association
But now I will witness thee
With unblinded open eyes

Judas I bury you in your own blood
You only held me down from what I was suppose to be

Ascend above the ashes of the world I once knew

All this life shrouded in a veil
Of deception in association
But now I will witness thee
With unblinded open eyes

Judas I bury you in your own blood
You only held me down from what I was suppose to be

Ascend above the ashes of the world I once knew
Ascendancy is the only thing this will prove

I spread the fuel with ire
Desire

To incinerate all – Behold I rise – phoenix, phoenix

Ascend above the ashes
Ascend above it all
Ascend above the ashes
Ascend above it all

Judas I bury you in your own blood
You only held me down from what I was suppose to be

Ascend above the ashes of the world I once knew
Ascendancy is the only thing this will prove
Ascend above the ashes of the world I once knew
Ascendancy is the only thing this will prove
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6. A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation
You starve your children on neglect
Then feed their bellies with fear
Concussion bat to the brain
Witness to a battered mother

Your abuse will end right here
No longer will your family fear
A gunshot to head of trepidation
My promise if you ever lay a finger

Just look at the scars you make
Your terror makes your kids break
A broken home just as you were raised
With fist raised up to your children

Your abuse will end right here
No longer will your family fear
A gunshot to head of trepidation
My promise if you ever lay a finger

This battle is on all
You’ve made beautiful
Now hateful
You wretched life wrecker
Abuser
Now suffer

Open fire
On the desire of the man
Open fire
With strife we’ll strike down the hand
(Open fire, build the pyre)
If I can’t make you see the damage you’ve made
(Open fire, build the pyre)
I’ll make you wish you’d never been alive

(solo: Corey > Matt > dual)

(hey! hey! hey! hey! hey! hey! hey! hey!)
Open fire
On the desire of the man
Open fire
With strife we’ll strike down the hand
Open fire
On the desire of the man
Open fire
With strife we’ll strike down the hand
(Open fire, build the pyre)
If I can’t make you see the damage you’ve made
(Open fire, build the pyre)
I’ll make you wish you’d never been alive
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7. Like Light To The Flies
Behold our beloved revels
In tragedy, in tragedy
Self-denying avarice for bloodshed
Behold hypocrite

Those who run will be burned
Those who run will be burned
Those who run will be burned
Those who run will be burned

Devoutly wished for blinded eyes
This tragedy’s like light to the flies
This seems to suit you better
Bleeding out the eyes
Hope’s left in chain suspension
Holding onto lies, to make the truth

(repeat all)

(solo: Corey > Matt)

Devoutly wished for blinded eyes
This tragedy’s like light to the flies
This seems to suit you better
Bleeding out the eyes
Hope’s left in chain suspension
Holding onto lies, to make the truth
This seems to suit you better
Bleeding out the eyes
Hope’s left in chain suspension
Holding onto lies, to make the truth
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8. Dying In Your Arms
I’m wearing thin wearing out becoming weak
Holding hands with this rope she’s my self-destructive
Bleeding disease the things that makes it hard to breathe
But if I shoved you far away
This addict just starved again asphyxiated

And now I see it’s you that’s tearing me ensnaring me
This is me dying in your arms I cut you out now set me free

Lynched high above what used to be
In her gallows built for me
So I escaped cut this noose around my
Neck I break free to see the things you blinded me
And I shoved you far away
Now I live the life I dreamed of
You’re dead to me

And now I see it’s you that’s tearing me ensnaring me
This is me dying in your arms I cut you out now set me free
And now I see it’s you that’s tearing me ensnaring me
This is me dying in your arms I cut you out now set me free

You poisoned my life
So I take this knife
And I cut you out
Cut you out

(solo: Corey)

And now I see it’s you that’s tearing me ensnaring me
This is me dying in your arms I cut you out now set me free
And now I see it’s you that’s tearing me ensnaring me
This is me dying in your arms I cut you out now set me free
set me free set me free
set me free set me free
set me free set me free
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9. The Deceived
Disintegration constituents
to decompose of the parts
A malformation utopia
systematic unity can’t be achieved
Be numb to all the things
That force you to frame (that force you, that force you)
Be numb to all the things
That force you to frame

We are the deceived
Lost in the foreseen
We are the deceived
Lost in the foreseen

To wait for aforementioned dreams time will only tell
Tell that the promised have been failed

(repeat all)

Behold your fellow man through centuries of control
Adhering to the decrees of a manufactured god

(solo: Corey)

Behold your fellow man through centuries of control
Adhering to the decrees of a manufactured god

(solo: Matt)

To wait for aforementioned dreams time will only tell
Tell that the promised have been failed
To wait for aforementioned dreams time will only tell
Tell that the promised have been failed
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10. Suffocating Sight
I am but a farce a satire of stability
Insecurity is an uphill struggle it’s me versus the world

The shore still starves
For another
Novel of my shipwrecked being tied up dried alive still breathing
The sands of time from me are running out

My hands shake in apprehension
Of every action I’m guilty of playing the victim

The shore still starves
For another
Novel of my shipwrecked being tied up dried alive still breathing
The sands of time from me are running out

Just like the embrace of arms
That made you they’ll surely destroy you
Just like the embrace of arms
That made you they’ll surely destroy you

It’s time for your panic
Then it kills and makes you manic
Making its way inside – relax, it’s alright
Making its way inside – relax, it’s alright
Panic grips your frantic breathing
I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!
(solo: Corey)

Just like the embrace of arms
That made you they’ll surely destroy you
Just like the embrace of arms
That made you they’ll surely destroy you
Just like the embrace of arms
That made you they’ll surely destroy you
Just like the embrace of arms
That made you they’ll surely destroy you
Just like the embrace of arms
That made you they’ll surely destroy you
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11. Departure
This weight is so unbearable caving my lungs
All my life seems to be flashing in front of my eyes
Run away from all the pain, all the pain of life
Run away from all the pain of life

Ways of devotion turn to obsession open your eyes
I want you to see what you’ve done to me crying out those eyes
Run away from all the pain, all the pain of life
Run away from all the pain of life

Bring my end to an end
Distance yourself from the pain that covers me
I reach out for your hand to find there’s nothing left for me

Razors kiss the vein overdose for pain
A 12 gauge cross kisses the forehead a savior in a shell
Sever me from the fall
Fuck the people, Fuck the world, Fuck it all
Open my arms
Bleed out the flood
In crimson I begin to drown

Sever me from the fall
Fuck the people, Fuck the world, Fuck it all
Open my arms
Bleed out the flood
In crimson I begin to drown

(solo: Corey)

Run away from all the pain of life
Bring my end to an end
Distance yourself from the pain that covers me
I reach out for your hand to find there’s nothing left for me
Distance yourself from the pain that covers me
I reach out for your hand to find there’s nothing left for me
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12. Declaration
Freedom is all I have to say in defense
Of what the world’s becoming
A nation hell bent on choosing what’s right
And how we all should live our lives

Fuck their ways it is time to break free
Fuck their hate acceptance is what we need

Equality for every race, sex, sexuality
And every choice to live our lives
And to you bigot cretin ignocamus
Mind your own goddamn fucking business

Fuck their ways it is time to break free
Fuck their hate acceptance is what we need

Holding onto what makes, makes us whole
Never letting their poison take control

Freezing the air (that stands between all of us)
Closing the eyes (bear witness to me)
Feeling the Fear (that stands between all of us)
Closing the eyes (bear witness to me)

I’ll be right here
Falling away

Fighting on principle
I’ll die 1000 times
Before I’ll ever be them

Fighting on principle
I’ll die 1000 times
Before I’ll ever be them

Burn the scriptures
bury the governing
Free yourself
Break the structures
Declare Freedom

Burn the scriptures
bury the governing
Free yourself
Break the structures
Declare Freedom

Burn the scriptures
bury the governing
Free yourself
Break the structures
Declare Freedom

Burn the scriptures
bury the governing
Free yourself
Break the structures
Declare Freedom

Burn!

Freedom is all I have to say in defense
Of what the world’s becoming
A nation hell bent on choosing what’s right
And how we all should live our lives

Fuck their ways it is time to break free
Fuck their hate acceptance is what we need

Holding onto what makes, makes us whole
Never letting their poison take control

Freezing the air (that stands between all of us)
Closing the eyes (bear witness to me)
Feeling the Fear (that stands between all of us)
Closing the eyes (bear witness to me)

Freezing the air (that stands between all of us)
Closing the eyes (bear witness to me)
Feeling the Fear (that stands between all of us)
Closing the eyes (bear witness to me)
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13.Blinding Tears Will Break The Skies
One by one they fall to ensure liberty
Freedom fighters raise your fist to ensure victory

This life is a battle we must fight to ensure
They ca’nt take what’s in our hearts it’s all that we truly own

They try to take what’s really ours
They’ll never take what’s in our hearts
The silence moves everything once held beating
Into alignment with the skies

(repeat all)

This war is on everything that you find comfort in
All I want is for your kind to burn
This war is on everything that you find comfort in
All I want is for your kind to burn

They try to take what’s really ours
They’ll never take what’s in our hearts
The silence moves everything once held beating
Into alignment with the skies
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14.Washing Away Me In The Tides
Disgusted with what I see
So many pieces left of you and me
Glass falls like rain
I’ll crucify you for this pain

Tonight I leave this town
In love I’d burn it all down
To the ground you’re nothing to me
To the ground you’re fucking killing me

Abandon all hope washing away me in the tides
Unclenching the fists made round my neck accepting the end

Longing to see your face
So my hand can form into a mace
Everything smells of you
Even the gasoline that covers you

Tonight I leave this town
In love I’d burn it all down
To the ground you’re nothing to me
To the ground you’re fucking killing me

Abandon all hope washing away me in the tides
Unclenching the fists made round my neck accepting the end

(solo: Matt > Corey)

Everything smells of you
Even the gasoline that covers you

Tonight I leave this town
In love I’d burn it all down
To the ground you’re nothing to me
To the ground you’re fucking killing me

Abandon all hope washing away me in the tides
Unclenching the fists made round my neck accepting the end
Abandon all hope washing away me in the tides
Unclenching the fists made round my neck accepting the end
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