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The Dusk In Us

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released November 3, 2017

Jacob Bannon: Vocals and visuals
Kurt Ballou: Guitar, bass, and backing vocals
Nate Newton: Bass, backing vocals, and guitar
Ben Koller: Drums and percussion

Produced by Converge
Recorded and mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Recording Studio
Assistant engineer: Robert Cheeseman
Drum tech: Alex Garcia-Rivera
Mastered by Alan Douches
Design by J. Bannon

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Track Name: A Single Tear
i was so naive
fearful of the substantive
of the greying days
and carrying endless weight
and what it really meant
to really mean something
to really be someone
who could be loved

so lost in darkness
in and out of selfishness
hoarding all my dreams
was just no way to be
and then you gifted me
such a precious thing
a chance to be someone
who deserved love

i heard
(a single tear)
your cry ring out
(a single tear)
it showed me what
(a single tear)
real strength could be
(a single tear)

as a single teardrop fell
and was swallowed by the sea

you out shined the best there was
rewrote who i could be
you out shined the best there was
rewrote who i could be

when i held you for the first time
i knew i had to survive
when i held you for the first time
i knew i had to survive

as a single teardrop fell
as a single teardrop fell
as a single teardrop fell
as a single teardrop fell

i heard
(a single tear)
your cry ring out
(a single tear)
it showed me what
(a single tear)
real strength could be

a single tear
a single tear
a single tear
a single tear
Track Name: Eye of the Quarrel
eye of the quarrel
open wide as the wound
still reach for the sun
in spite of all of you
i’m my own man
built by my own hands
despite all the flaws
which remind me of you

eye of the quarrel is bearing down
eye of the quarrel bestows the crown

frayed as these veins
have always been
i still have to wonder
who let the dysfunction in
the little lies
distorted truths
smeared the perspective
and made me love you

eye of the quarrel is bearing down
eye of the quarrel bestows the crown

queen of the garbage
prince of the weeds
my legacy
won’t inherit disease

queen of the garbage
prince of the weeds
my legacy
won’t inherit this disease from me
Track Name: Under Duress
don’t need a helmet if i have my heart
don’t need your war to find peace
i don’t need to learn to live in compromise
i will never kneel and kiss your ring

the sickness spreads under duress
compassion bends under duress

wouldn’t need a gun if you didn’t have one
don’t need you to serve or protect
i am not a number just patiently waiting
to enter the belly of the beast

the sickness spreads under duress
compassion bends under duress

the delusions of control
are rotting the root of the tree
it’s the fear that keeps you there
and it’s mine that sets me free
delusions of control
are rotting the root of the tree
it’s the fear that keeps you there
and it’s mine that sets me free

the sickness spreads under duress
compassion bends under duress

don’t need a helmet if i have my heart
don’t need your war to find peace
i don’t need to learn to live in compromise
i will never kneel and kiss your ring
Track Name: Arkhipov Calm
fresh faced oligarch
we have grown worlds apart
my arkhipov calm
will serve me in due time

turbulence shakes the teeth
from the chaos that you speak
with every barb that you threw
i saw you list to the side

and i won’t sink with you
i have so much more to do
promises the lost cause
but the bones will heal in time

my arkhipov calm will serve me in time

fresh faced oligarch
we have grown worlds apart
my arkhipov calm
will serve me in time

turbulence shakes the teeth
from the chaos that you speak
with every barb that you threw
i saw you list to the side

and i won’t sink with you
i have so much more to do
promises the lost cause
but the bones will heal in time

you see the patience is a test
it separates boys from men
and my arkhipov calm calm
will serve me in time

it’s the fires that we quell
that save us from our hells
it’s the wars that we don’t fight
that keeps love alive

my arkhipov calm will serve me in time
Track Name: I Can Tell You About Pain
sick matriarch
we are worlds apart
your disfunction rips
the roots from my heart

i swear that i’m trying but
you don’t know what my pain feels like

and our memory dims
a bitter sting sets in
the resentment grows
and my blood thickens

i swear that i’m trying
i swear that i’m trying
i swear that i’m trying
i swear that i’m trying, but…

you don’t know what my pain feels like
you don’t know what my pain feels like

i just need to leave, just have to find a way out
i just have to run, just need to fight my way out…
i just need to leave, just have to find a way out
i just have to run, just need to fight my way out…

stay calm, stay calm, keep your head down
stay calm, stay calm, keep your head down

i just need to leave, just have to find a way out
i just have to run, just need to fight my way out…

you don’t know what my pain feels like
you don’t know what my pain feels like
you don’t know what my pain feels like
you don’t know what my pain feels like
Track Name: The Dusk in Us
and at night they come
when protectors are gone
not in waves
but in shadows
prancing on the wall
creeping up the bed
it’s there they thrive
and nest within

dear frightened little boy
it’s time to rise above all of their noise
ghosts are merely shadows
you are flesh and bone
the grudge does not have regret
when there is no past to forget
our denial it speaks in tongues
there’s monsters - among us

and at dawn they’ll go
with the last shred of hope
someday it’ll change
or so they say
just bide your time
and try to stay alive
revenge will come
with the rising sun

dear shattered little girl
this is not the end of your world
it’s the beginning of the rest of your life
where you do, or you die
it’s not a trial but a test
just a broken mirror to reflect
our denial it speaks in tongues
theres monsters among us

and at night they come
when protectors are gone
not in waves
but in shadows
prancing on the wall
creeping up the bed
it’s there they thrive
and nest within

i ask from within my heart
where did our failures start
if we must imagine ourselves
as someone, somewhere else
and what does the future hold
if we’re running low on health and hope
our denial it speaks in tongues
there’s monsters among us

dusk lives within us
dusk lives within us
darkness won’t give up
darkness won’t give up

dusk lives within us
dusk lives within us
darkness won’t give up
darkness won’t give up

dusk in us
dusk in us
dusk in us
dusk in us
Track Name: Wildlife
and the wildlife was hunted not for the heart but the hide
to warm the bones of cowards that were left behind
and the lotus wilts with the guilt of the wasted time
what does it say about the ones who never even tried

under constant pressure
diamonds in the rough
only way to light is
fighting through the dirt

born into such a cruel, cruel world
survival can be such a cruel, cruel curse

best of intentions will grow horns in sleep
without a sense purpose outside the dream
and our wounds are so noble but still we must see
there may not be answers to the reasons that we bleed

under constant pressure
diamonds in the rough
only way to light is
fighting through the dirt

born into such a cruel, cruel world
survival can be such a cruel, cruel curse

preciously violent
beautifully abhorrent
preciously violent
beautifully abhorrent

born into such a cruel, cruel world
survival can be such a cruel, cruel curse
born into such a cruel, cruel world
survival can be such a cruel, cruel curse
Track Name: Murk & Marrow
joy escapes through the tangled days (iron demands fire)
youth escapes through the blur of pain (iron demands fire)

smoke cloaks the sky
the bell explodes
a shudder runs through
we have nowhere to turn
when the luster is gone
and life loses sight
we cannot escape
the slipping of time

exodus of eden
led by convenience
the murk and marrow
are all that we know
when the luster is gone
and life loses sight
nothing will escape
the slipping of time

joy escapes through the tangled days (iron demands fire)
youth escapes through the blur of pain (iron demands fire)

smoke cloaks the sky
the bell explodes
a shudder runs through
we have nowhere to turn
when the luster is gone
and life loses sight
we cannot escape
the slipping of time

exodus of eden
led by convenience
the murk and marrow
are all that we know
when the luster is gone
and life loses sight
nothing will escape
the slipping of time

love needs to feed
ghosts need belief
love needs to feed
ghosts need belief

love needs to feed
ghosts need belief
love needs to feed
ghosts need belief
Track Name: Trigger
the sting of pain ripens with age
into a withered recompense
doesn’t make a dent in the path you paved
just a flower at the grave of indifference

the world’s a trigger seemingly without end
you have to bury the gun to finally make sense of it

no way forward through tangle of veins
just through the thorns and brutal truth
your apologies mean nothing to me
when a burning bridge can’t be crossed

the world’s a trigger seemingly without end
you have to bury the gun to finally make sense of it

was it worth it?
was it worth it?
was it worth it?

the world’s a trigger seemingly without end
you have to bury the gun to finally make sense of it

your apologies mean nothing to me
when a burning bridge can’t be crossed

the world’s a trigger seemingly without end
you have to bury your gun to finally make sense of it

was it worth it?
was it worth it?
was it worth it?

the world’s a trigger seemingly without end
you have to bury your gun to finally make sense of it

was it worth it?
was it worth it?
was it worth it?

tell me was it fucking worth it?
Track Name: Broken by Light
emotion sickness afterglow
a darkness reigns over all
but it’s white noise harmony
that i find so troubling

and the echo of that whisper
said how much better it used to be
as a petal fell from the rose
withering as a long forgotten dream

phantom broadcast from the past
predicts the end of all good things
but it’s white noise harmony
that i find so troubling

and the echo of that whisper
said how much better it used to be
as a petal fell from the rose
withering as a long forgotten dream

broken by light
broken by light
broken by light
broken by light

and echo of that whisper
said how much better it used to be
as a petal fell from the rose
withering as a long forgotten dream

broken by light
broken by light
Track Name: Cannibals
opportunism
will spread within the land
if the parasitic heart
that beats in all of us
is unrivaled

crocodile tears
extinguished empathy
and we will not survive
if this is all there is
feral animals
must not
ever be unrivaled

we are just cannibals
if there is nothing left to love
we are just cannibals
if there is nothing left to love

cannibals
cannibals
cannibals
cannibals
Track Name: Thousands of Miles Between Us
we fell in and out of touch
our distance never meant too much
i always wanted to be more
than what you were searching for
i know you never wanted this but
thank you for giving me your best
i knew that you always loved me
though you never said that you did

there is no place in this world to hide
my shattered smile that life provides
stand up straight take it on the chin
pick up my teeth and start again

i never knew the reasons why
somewhere we just both stopped trying
but when you said that you were dying
i said that i loved you

there is no place in this world to hide
my shattered smile that life provides
stand up straight take it on the chin
pick up my teeth and start again
just start again

numbness still makes some sense
without a consequence
something not meant to be
found a way to breathe

thousands of miles between us
between us

there is no place in this world to hide
my shattered smile that life provides
stand up straight take it on the chin
pick up my teeth and start again
just start again
Track Name: Reptilian
futile wars for fruitless words
written by shadow kings
their shrapnel seeds the desert fields
and sprouts this fear we see

devils do not need a hell in order to exist

melodies of flightless birds
remind reptilian me
that time is not through sharpening
our tested claws and teeth

devils do not need a hell in order to exist

we must lose sight of the shore to know what courage means
we must lose sight of who we are to know what we can be

the enemy will not reveal its mortal form to me
the enemy will not reveal its mortal form to me

the enemy will not reveal its mortal form to me
the enemy will not reveal its mortal form to me

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