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Axe To Fall

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released October 20, 2009

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Track Name: Dark Horse
for all those born to serve
and those that chose to hide
(how many worker bees died within our hive)
let their sadness be our blessing
let their losses lead the way

the dark horse will one day come
to free the light from all of us
one day the dark horse will come

for all those born to die
and those that lost the fight
(how many fallen friends died within our sights)
let their hard roads be our way out
let their passion lead the way

the dark horse will one day come
to free the light from all of us
one day the dark horse will come

no matter the man or the machine
beasts will become what they were meant to be
in the name of lovers in the name of wars
we'll show the demons for what they are

dark horse ride
towards the light
dark horse ride
onward

towards to light
onward
Track Name: Reap What You Sow
my barren plan to be a better man
rots in abandoned fields
these idle hands inherit spoiled lands
as the hungry become the pigs

we reap (and) we sow
we mourn who we were
love what we lost
in the grave of...(youth)

laying with lions to hide my grief
from the beast that never sleeps
our tired hearts tear us apart
searching for the key

we reap (and) we sow
we mourn who we were
love what we lost
in the grave of...(youth)

reap what we sow

my barren plan to be a better man
rots in abandoned fields
these idle hands inherit spoiled lands
as the hungry become the pigs

we reap (and) we sow
we mourn who we were
love what we lost
in the grave of...(youth)
Track Name: Axe To Fall
waiting for the axe to fall
waiting for the axe to fall
waiting for the axe to fall
waiting for the axe to fall

sun is sinking clouds collecting
i'm in a race to stop the bleeding me
my will is leaving darkness falling
need to finally cut me from you

waiting for the axe to fall
waiting for the axe to fall
waiting for the axe to fall
waiting for the axe to fall

sun is sinking clouds collecting
i'm in a race to stop the bleeding me
my will is leaving darkness falling
need to finally cut me from you

i need to learn to love me
i need to stop this suicide machine
i need to learn - to love me
i need to stop this self destruction

i need to learn to love me
i need to learn to love me
Track Name: Effigy
rotting legacies
fading loyalties
effigies for the beasts
effigies

distorted hearts
worship gods currency
that is so worthless to me
the poor eat the poor
just like we've done before
cursed by the burden youth brings

rotting legacies
fading loyalties
effigies for the beasts
effigies

distorted hearts
worship gods currency
that is so worthless to me
the poor eat the poor
just like we've done before
cursed by the burden youth brings

effigies for the beasts
effigies you and me

for you and me
Track Name: Worms Will Feed / Rats Will Feast
saw you coming around my bend
cutting teeth and breaking bread
making moves and smearing friends
your karma has been racking debts

left your throne in foreclosed homes
claimed that crown of decay

built castle walls with blood and bone
to shield your soul from wither and decay

worms will feed

saw you slither around their necks
sinking teeth into their flesh
spitting venom seeing red
you will fall where you lay your head

left your throne in foreclosed homes
claimed that crown of decay

built castle walls with blood and bone
to shield your soul from wither and decay

rats will feast

the worms will find a way
the rats will find a way
Track Name: Wishing Well
the collapsing veins are empty
the stars are less bright tonight
the future is moving farther away
from defeated eyes
your words can't touch me
while your past weighs down your life
your heart can't love me
while your past (still) haunts you inside

the past still hunts you
the past still follows you

your words can't touch me
while your past weighs down your life
your heart can't love me
while your past (still) haunts you inside

you - all I had I gave to you
you - all I had I gave to you

(age is echoes in the well)
Track Name: Damages
shut your doors their storm is coming
of unlived dreams that were cast away
hear the howls soaring in the wind
don't let our end begin

my hatred grows as their tears fall
my hatred grows as their tears fall

shield innocence from hungry tombs
keep damages from taking you
hear the howls soaring in the wind
don't let our end begin

my hatred grows as their tears fall
my hatred grows as their tears fall

i'll do anything that i can do
to lock the window beasts are climbing through
i'll do anything that i can do
to lock the window beasts are climbing through

my hatred grows as their tears fall
my hatred grows as their tears fall

(extinguish our own hells)
Track Name: Losing Battle
triumph of tragedy
and all it claims from me
as those years recede
white lies are all i see
missed steps and misgivings
driven by frailty
what you call family
feels so dead to me

nothing left to lose
when i'm losing you

triumph of tragedy
and all it claims from me
as those years recede
white lies are all i see
missed steps and misgivings
driven by frailty
what you call family
feels so dead to me

nothing left to lose
when i'm losing you

losing the battle
and losing the war
Track Name: Dead Beat
pick your poison as dead beats do
leave a wake in the hearts that hurt you
pick your poison as dead beats do

blood pulsing through your wounds
a thousand warnings are ringing true
burning their homes writing in stone
the name of demons inside of you

you left your mark on this world
you left your scar on this world
you left your mark on this world

you left your scar
you left your mark
you left your scar on this world

pick your poison as dead beats do
leave a wake in the hearts that hurt you

blood pulsing through your wounds
a thousand warnings are ringing true
burning their homes writing in stone
the name of demons in you

you left your mark on this world
you left your scar on this world
you left your mark on this world
wound them
Track Name: Cutter
severed my roots of dead family trees
finding the damage inside
parting blood red seas on bended knee
too much to ask when it's so hard to breathe
no way out

tearing my soul to finally see
the real wreckage between (you and me)
a cold grin for these damned at my door
my haywire heart their product of war
no way out

cutting myself for clarity
i just keep falling into darkness
cutting myself for clarity
just keep falling

severed my roots of dead family trees
finding the damage inside
parting blood red seas on bended knee
too much to ask when it's so hard to breathe

no way out cutter

cutting myself for clarity
i just keep falling into darkness
cutting myself for clarity
just keep falling

one way down
no way out

(i may get better but we won't ever get well)
Track Name: Slave Driver
no longer feel you
no longer fear you

i've worked overtime in
your cancer factories
lived with those lies to
make those loose ends meet
i've taken all my chances
and still I'm missing steps
another losing battle
for those left for dead

no longer feel you
no longer fear you

i've fed their rabid feast yet
still pick from my own bones
i've ripped out my own heart
trying to keep you whole
i've lived like a true angel
i've only learned to fall
i've sold myself to death
for nothing - at all

no longer feel anyone
no longer fear anything

i've hung my sorrow on your
promised apologies
i've left the nest with
broken and battered wings
the blood in my eyes has
taught me to defeat
the beasts at the feet of
saint obscurity

no longer feel
no longer fear

(sold my dreams to feed the corpse)
Track Name: Cruel Bloom
voracious children and wolves
sharpen their teeth on our bones
carrion feeds the wretched
vacant eyes peer through the hole

beggars and thieves
bring down a common enemy
while pawnshop kings and corner queens
all hawk their souls for gold

lifelong victims pound and claw at the ground
searching for a way out of their skin
writhe in the cruel bloom

trying to find beauty in flesh torn from me
trying so hard not to lose you
in cobwebs and empty hearts

lifelong victims pound and claw at the ground
searching for a way out of their skin
writhe in the cruel bloom

witness the ghostlike
shades of ourselves
searching for any way out of our skin
writhe in the cruel bloom
Track Name: Wretched World
down by your side
i watch the dreary light
it illuminates your sleeping skin
i reach my cold arm across the bed
you make no move
you never do

own these dire nights
own their seething lies
own my damage
own my scars
they paint a broke life’s
shattered art
and time won’t turn

my wretched world

(to stand in your shadow is to be home)