The River


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released March 11, 2017

Recorded and mixed by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Artwork by Jose Angeles and Alex Herrera



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Track Name: Fear The Knife
Rage builds and keeps me from sleep.
Blinded by hate, I can no longer see.
The pressure is too much to take.
I'm trapped inside, buried in lies.

I try to change, to break the cycle.
But they pull me in and hold me down.
As i grow older their grip tightens.
I look to this blade as my savior.

Fear the knife.
Track Name: Disgust
Disgusted with myself.
I long for a way out.
Track Name: Father
Loneliness, you're all I've known.
Left alone, disowned.
You're a liar, a deceiver.
Kingdoms built in anguish, built in vain.

I look out to a world where I don't like what I see.
Blinded by your tyranny, followers live in agony.

Free yourself, it's time to grow.
Break these chains, tear down his throne.
Track Name: The River
Self-righteous beliefs.
They surround me.
So quick to execute.
No time to fucking think.

Injustice for the weak.
Intolerance for the sheep.

I drown in this river.
Filled with your torment.
My lips are sown shut.
With a rope around my neck.
Track Name: Humanity
Greed, corruption, humanity is done.
When will you see that enough is enough?
You've become a victim of this endless cycle.
Not a man, a fucking disciple.

Madness besets me, put a bullet in my head.
Sometimes I think I'm better off dead.
There is no hope, no salvation.
Heading towards this head on collision.
Track Name: Nothing
When will this end? When will you see?
That everything you do amounts to nothing.
They take and take and then leave you behind.
Open your eyes, quit ignoring the signs.

They're killing you inside like a cancer.
I give you my hands but you have all the answers.
It hurts to see you on your knees.
Broken and ugly, no one hears you plea.