Tracks

01. Storm The Gates Of Hell
02. Lead Us Home
03. Sixteen
04. Fading Away
05. Carry Me Down
06. A Thread Of Light
07. I Am You
08. Incision
09. Thorns
10. Follow The Wolves
11. Fiction Kingdom
12. The Wrath Of God
13. No Reason To Exist
14. Grand Finale



01. Storm The Gates Of Hell

Broken teeth, a shattered jaw
Ten to one, behold my God
Wicked sons of Heaven's loss
Raise your own inverted cross
Kings of earth, iron first
Serve the sacred you dismissed
Stand before your final day
Choke on every line you pray

Raise your glass to death
Not one second left

[Chorus:]
Wake the lifeless, die to fight this
Stand beside me, storm the gates of Hell
Wake the lifeless, die to fight this
Stand beside me, storm the gates of Hell
Storm the gates of Hell

Coward's heart, a serpent's tongue
Stand to face what you've outrun
Fear of death, fear of pain
Bound to all you took in vain
No more lies, no regrets
Sever ties and hollow debt
Open eyes, live to learn
Or watch your blessed temple burn

Raise your glass to death
Not one second left

[Chorus]

Hell hath no fury at all


02. Lead Us Home

One more day
This time I'll bite the bullet
Let me stay
And set this life ablaze

Give myself to compromise
And let the hammer fall
From blackened eyes to broken ties
I've bled to know them all
Driven to the brink of death
I heed deceptions call
Through bitter tears, forgotten years
I've come to sever all

[Chorus:]
Lead us home
Lead us home
Our tired hearts are failing now, from the inside out
Lead us home

One more time
This day I kill the witness
Take back what's mine
And give disgrace a name

Give myself to compromise
And let the hammer fall
From blackened eyes to broken ties
I've bled to know them all
Driven to the brink of death
I heed deceptions call
Through bitter tears, forgotten years
I've come to sever all

[Chorus]

Blessed hands will tear me off
And break me at the wrist
Drag me back to solid ground
And slay the fate I kiss

[Chorus]


03. Sixteen

[Feat. Bruce Fitzhugh]

Sixteen, Oh holy day
Your time has come and passed
The rapture we've been waiting for
Has come to us at last
Sixteen for every fake
Sixteen to every whore
Wipe that dirt from off your face
Sixteen is at your door

Oh, voiceless, wasted
You soaked your heart in gasoline
Now light it up and burn

[Chorus:]
The same cycle ever-turning you is calling
It's calling
The scene is begging for a grave tonight
It always, it always will

You take the name of love divine
And drag it through your blood
Now turn to face what you have made
And mourn what you have done

Oh, voiceless, wasted
You soaked your heart in gasoline
Now light it up and burn
Voiceless, wasted
I came this far to drag you down
And watch you take your turn

[Chorus]

Farewell to false pretension
Farewell to hollow words
Farewell to fake affection
Farewell, tomorrow burns

[Chorus]


04. Fading Away

It's in this wake that I find myself
Losing the will to resume this Hell
When every breath is a dying wish
It's harder to follow the point of this

This broken place that I call my home
Has deepened the sorrow that I have sown
And I can't erase what is in my heart
I want it to finish before it starts

My own solution insufficient again
No false illusion, this devouring threat
I break the vessel, giving air to its red

And open my fate to the darkened sky

[Chorus:]
I've been fading away
I've been waiting on the call to reach my veins
Ready or not
No attention to waste
Every sorrow of the soul will read my name
When I cease to exist

So now I've come to the final sleep
I pray that forgiveness is mine to keep
I know it's hard to forget this man
Driving the failure into your hands

My own solution insufficient again
No false illusion, this devouring threat
I break the vessel, giving air to its red

And open my fate to the darkened sky

[Chorus]


05. Carry Me Down

And if you see me losing ground
Don't be afraid to lie
I know the pain inside my heart can't break the fear inside of yours
And if you see me losing faith
In what it means to die
Don't let me leave before I know what lies behind the stained glass doors

Save sorrow for the souls in doubt
Bleed every care out

[Chorus:]
Will you carry me down the aisle that final day
With your tears and cold hands shaking from the weight
When you lower me down beneath that sky of gray
Let the rain fall down and wash away your pain

For every word we never spoke
We have a tear to cry
For every silence like a wall between a better you and I
So if you see me losing sight
Of all the death in life
You'll find the peace in every time I failed to see the death in mine

Let all the fear inside you drown
Tear out the blade and lay it down
Save sorrow for the souls in doubt
Bleed every care out

[Chorus]

Oh, the blood is rushing out
Oh, I'm better off without
Oh, the walls are closing in
Oh, sing for me again

[Chorus]
(Rain down, oh rain down, no care for the flood)


06. A Thread Of Light

These words are a weapon for the ones in pain
A fair fight for the children of a lesser name
We are the war against the sick and fatal fall of man
A hollow tip to the notion of a Godless stand
Quick to slam the gavel on a true solution
You let the fear become a stranglehold
Tear it all apart so you can render your own belief
You never listened to what you were told

Condemned
You built a wall, disbelief is all you left us
Reaction
Without a thought, your resolve is to reject us

[Chorus:]
You found your darkness stands on a thread of pinhole light
And all you wanted was perfection
You found your darkness stands on a thread of pinhole light
So all you are is contradiction

You buried the chance in a self-righteous glance
So your sons and your daughters were safe
But your imperfect path is a heart made of glass
And the world is a charming grenade

Condemned
You built a wall, disbelief is all you left us
Reaction
Without a thought, your resolve is to reject us

[Chorus]


07. I Am You

A black heart in an empty shell where the desperation laid waste - I am you
A blank page in an unknown book and the opposition you face
I am the endless scar, the broken hope, the gaping hole in your faith - I am you
The dark trail of endless graves where all the lifeless lay

I am waiting for that blade to fall and cut me free of this
Hollow life that leads to all the ends that don't exist

[Chorus:]
Time to burn this design, to free ourselves
We will burn this together
Time to fuse this design, to make us one
We will burn this together

A new voice for the broken souls in a world awaiting its death - I am you
An everlasting well of life for the hopeless and the wrecked
I am the dying self, the narrow path, the calm that conquered the storm - I am you
The crosshairs on the head of shame, the negation to conform

I am waiting for that blade to fall and cut me free of this
Hollow life that leads to all the ends that don't exist

[Chorus]

I will rise
I will break this
You will rise
You will break this
We will rise
We will take them down
Rise and break them down
Down, down, down
Break them down

[Chorus]


08. Incision

Don't leave us
They said that you had gone astray
Don't lead us
Away from the light

We stood behind the veil and watched you walk away from us
You shattered all our dreams in one fatal mistake

You fractured every piece of life that we cared about, remember how
You breathed in us new life and then you took it away, you'll never live that down

I gave you every guiding word to cut it off, cut it off, cut it off, cut it off
Now you hand me back the blade to make that first incision for you

[Chorus:]
Wait and see
The weight of life may be the end of me; the tension, break me

We held you up on high so why did you abandon us?
We never thought you'd be the one to fall so far

You fractured every piece of life that we cared about, remember how
You breathed in us new life and then you took it away, you'll never live that down

I gave you every guiding word to cut it off, cut it off, cut it off, cut it off
Now you hand me back the blade to make that first incision for you

For you


09. Thorns

Bitter thoughts became your every waking breath
Save the nights your hollow dreams revealed the sweet release of death
In your thoughts you played a symphony of self
But your soul had bled a darker song of close to nothing left

Oh, The deliverance of blade and flame, your love
And greater is the blood

[Chorus:]
You'll find it in the veil of night where solitude is born
In the emptiness of broken flesh, at the mercy of the thorns
You'll find it in the veil of night where solitude is born
In the emptiness of broken flesh, at the mercy of the thorns

Every line a path into an empty heart
Where the words of now forgotten love fall silent in the dark

Oh, The deliverance of blade and flame, your love
And greater is the blood

[Chorus]

Sister, don't you sleep through your own eulogy
Don't sever what you are for what you couldn't be

[Chorus]


10. Follow The Wolves

Run

Every second is a pure affliction
But I can feel your pain
Choke back the burn of wrath as they violate your name
No sign of innocence in this godforsaken place
When the truth is in your hands, they'll spit upon your face

Dismantle the ground they stand on
Give power a name
You've traveled the path of slander
Now bury the shame

Shed rejection
Learn to follow the wolves

[Chorus:]
Run away to the blackened sky, through the fear of disbelief
Run away from the hollow cries, to the shelter of release
Run away to the blackened sky, through the fear of disbelief
Run away from the hollow cries, to immunity

See the struggle of the faithless lot as they negate their time
How low to sink to the depths of their frame of mind

Dismantle the ground they stand on
Give power a name
You've traveled the path of slander
Now bury the shame

Shed rejection
Learn to follow the wolves

[Chorus]

No tear for desolation
Nearing the end of our misery

[Chorus]


11. Fiction Kingdom

Dig yourself a shallow grave
Your life is not the legacy of honor you would dig six feet for
Broken is the way you came
And broken is the way that you will leave when everything is paid for
Make another hollow claim
A fable of regurgitated nothing we could tear wide open
False in every possible way
Your god is still the powerless creation you will lose your hope in

Now you bleed for the lord of hate that you stole from the pages of truth
And separate the product from its own account, to birth a gospel of inferior view

Black reign is all in dream
Your truth is absolution's end

[Chorus:]
Dead is the way you stake your life on
The oblivious belief
What a waste to sell your spirit for

Lay upon the bed you made
Your word is not the legacy of truth that you would bet your life on
Stand to face a mirrored blade
And tremble in the wake of your conviction as you put your life on

Now you bleed for the lord of hate that you stole from the pages of truth
And separate the product from its own account, to birth a gospel of inferior view

Black reign is all in dream
Your truth is absolution's end

[Chorus]

This war is a page unwritten, but we know how it ends
Take a step to the throne, convicted
Choking back your amends

Cry the death of fiction kingdom
Your truth is absolution's end

[Chorus]


12. The Wrath Of God

Tear at the voice inside
Dig a deeper tomb and all the self can finally resonate, resonate, resonate, resonate
Tread on the path of pride
You can be the god and let the faith become your enemy, enemy, enemy, enemy

Breathe redemption into wasted life
Closer, closer
Find the wrath of God inside your eyes
Closer, closer

[Chorus:]
Breathe deep
And as the fear before you falls
I know the pain is so unsettling
Breathe deep
So now you've built a thousand walls
But in the end it's all unraveling

Stand with a worthless sign
Wave it in the path of every face you cannot tolerate, tolerate, tolerate, tolerate

Breathe redemption into wasted life
Closer, closer
Find the wrath of God inside your eyes
Closer, closer

[Chorus]

This is the last day that you will regret
Wake from your sleep and never forget
This is the last day that you will regret
Closer, closer

[Chorus]

Closer, closer, closer, closer


13. No Reason To Exist

Lost
When the storm hits, you will leave this
Awake
Time will pass through, and break you

Broken, or so you say
Nobody bought that fable anyway
So calloused, and so naive
To wear a heart of fiction on your sleeve

Bury every sign of life in filth and hollow trend
And push against progression on the path of logic's end
Like tears flowing upward

[Chorus:]
Lost, an aimless soul
When the storm hits, you will leave this
Awake to wasted days
Time will pass through, and break you

This wreckage you'll never be
If you were raised in Hell you'd own the sea
Don't tell me it's not your choice
You sold a blessed future for some noise

Bury every sign of life in filth and hollow trend
And push against progression on the path of logic's end
Like tears flowing upward

[Chorus]

With every waking second you front, another real life loses ground
Ten thousand arms outstretched and you have the nerve to strike them all
No reason to coexist?
No reason to exist


14. Grand Finale

You'll find me face down, hands bound, ready for the blade to make me two
If judgment falls to meet this ground, that fate will run me through
No day of wrath will see me break for that faithless breath of shame
When the heretics come to make that list, be true to speak my name

Leave all you see
The curse of man is dead, the hourglass turned on its head
And every care will fade away
To wake a new day

[Chorus:]
Take every throe within us all
The very breath inside our soul
We bleed the life into your hold
The very death of our control

No man can bring a fatal sting and I laugh at the gallows thrall
Just line it tight around my neck so my words will break that fall
Fall

Leave all you see
The curse of man is dead, the hourglass turned on its head
And every care will fade away
To wake a new day

[Chorus]

That final day will fall
And those who curse the sky will face the earth
The many turn to one
The God of Gods' own righteous son
Begging for that second birth

[Chorus]