Tracks

01. In The Company Of Sorrow
02. Perfect Crime
03. Deeds Of A Dead Soul
04. Meet Your Maker
05. Monster
06. Crawling To Extinction
07. War Never Won
08. Mass Hysteria
09. Breath Again
10. Congregation



01. In The Company Of Sorrow

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
Domination everywhere laid upon your feet
Kill the rich and feed the poor, prepare to take your seat
Your crown of thorns you wear so well fits you like a glove
Your reign of terror wreaks of hell, you're the evil one
Burning and burning you can't resist the fire
Temptation is dangerous, watch the flames grow higher

The time will come for you to die, you'll think you've left your mark
The tragedy of your whole life is that of your black heart
Of your heart
Tossing and turning beneath this troubled night
No rest for the wicked when hiding from the light

Conjuring his wayward spells to unleash upon the earth
Wallowing in deep despair trying to find his worth
Blinded by his awful rage he fails to see the light
Falling to an early death, hope is not in sight
And in the end you'll be, for all eyes to see
In the company of sorrow
The hidden sins of ill repute have brought you to this point
The brighter side of death you'll find is not yours to anoint

The messages you've tried to send
Have all been for naught
The words they fall on deafened ears
And cease the wayward thought


02. Perfect Crime

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
In the mind's eye we commit the perfect crime
We are drawing nearer, we're only one step away
When we visualize the destruction from inside
We tear ourselves apart and we are to blame

Too far and never near the ending will appear
To pose another question of what we hold dear
Our sanity reveals what is false and what is real
The grays that seem to haunt this unforgiving hell
We think we've fooled all of mankind
We have created the perfect crime

The answers intertwined, we often cross the line
We make our own reality and think life is fine
Life through a clouded lens, our judgment cloaked in sin
We fall from the highest point just to get up again

We think we've fooled all of mankind
We have created the perfect crime
The perfect crime


03. Deeds Of A Dead Soul

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
A mystery of the universe a tale of the dead
Far into the psyche and far until the end
The mind it often wonders about the few and far between
But in these lines I think you'll find that you will believe

Oh far beyond the violent skies you can see a watchful eye
His presence always shifting like the empty hands of time
On broken wings he tries to sing his hateful lullaby
Nobody is listening to this dull pathetic cry

His death is mourned by no one, he is the shadowed one
Now he plots from below these deeds of a dead soul

Whispers in a wind storm carry through the night
Helpless victims everywhere, all have felt his plight
The scars he's left are memorable, he waits until they heal
Then he comes back again, to seal the final deal
Oh far beyond the violent skies you can see a watchful eye
His presence always shifting like the empty hands of time
On broken wings he tries to sing his hateful lullaby
Nobody is listening to this dull pathetic cry

His death is mourned by no one, he is the shadowed one
Now he plots from below these deeds of a dead soul


04. Meet Your Maker

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
As you stand on the edge of your life what are your last thoughts
Do you remember when you were full of life
Your judgment has been clouded oh for so many years
There is a lake you have created oh from all of the tears

Now meet your maker, thou shall repent
Now meet your maker

Rebuilding the bridges we've burned from ashes and bone
The weight has been lifted, the weight of a stone
Beyond all repair we need to be free from the torture, no life will be spared
We need to beware of the future

Now meet your maker, thou shall repent
Now meet your maker
We're walking this earth on borrowed time
A gift from heaven, a gift divine
Out of the shadows but far from the light
We're walking this earth on borrowed time

All we've got are memories, why change the past for naught
Live inside those memories not soon to be forgot
The sands of time are fleeting the hours pass by quickly
Take a hold of every moment and savor it intently
And when you reach the great beyond you stand and count your blessings
You've lived a life full of pride, didn't let life break your stride
You carried on through think and thin, and now is not your time
So fight for every breath and live the grand design


05. Monster

Lyrics by Kurdt Vanderhoof
Tomorrow is here today, ones and zeros pave the way
Nothing's real but looks the same
The future's looking far too bright and I can never sleep at night
New creations just a click away

Interaction from your chair, a social life not really there
No one is who they say they are
Files and folders gone too far, pull the wire from your arm
Disconnection makes you lose your mind

We've created a monster, it's taking us down
We've created a monster, and we don't know how
We've created a monster, no will to be found
We've created a monster

Never will you leave your home, never knowing you're alone
Shut in has become a way of life
Business at the speed of light, a fast connection will change your life
Have I lost it, have I gone too far
I'm on the run, I'm on the take, but I bought into it, and it is all fake
I lost myself, now who am I
I am just a screen name and a new profile
I never dreamed that this would be the path I was meant to follow

I am in a trance, I am in a race
I am going nowhere in cyberspace
I lost myself, now who am I
I am now addicted to a life on the inside


06. Crawling To Extinction

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
The blind will lead the blind again down a lonely path to hell
The fires await in the fading moon of another realm
The key is turned, it unlocks the grave, it awaits the dead
All casualties of a major plague under their command

Call out to them and they will follow
They are the rats that will beg and borrow
We're crawling to extinction
The whole human race, we're crawling to extinction

Punks on parade as they play their games
They're all one in the same
Lepers, tyrants, kings of disease
Send them to an early grave
Call out to them and they will follow
They are the rats that will beg and borrow
We're crawling to extinction
The whole human race, we're crawling to extinction

I just can't take anymore
All the lies and the spies with their tricks and their whores
We're lost in a world of greed, all that you have is all that we need,
All that you have is all that we need


07. War Never Won

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
A permanent disguise hid within the eyes
Paint a vivid picture of our lives
We look into the future and kneel to one knee
We plea for absolution and judgment to be

It's not the cross you bear, of some you should beware
And I can see that you don't really care
We've turned up every stone and we've swam through every sea
We've shattered all our hopes and what they mean

With a loaded gun
You'll wonder what you've done
It's a war never won, it's a war never won

Look outside yourself, you're not an empty shell
You'll find that you're not like anyone else
And the portrait turns to dust and your faith begins to rust
Everything you've sought has been of lust
I'm not your savior, I'm not your saint
I'm just the liar that fills your heart with hate

Do you hide in the darkness, do you live for the rain
Wash away our sins and stop the endless pain
Do we pray to the heavens do we pray to the gods
There's no resolution to a war never won

War never won


08. Mass Hysteria

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
One foot within the grave, your life has been enslaved
Your soul can not be saved, nor the penance that you gave
You put the fear on a grown man's face
You shake the ground with all that you create
You are a god amongst all mortal men
You are the reason that we're living in
This moral panic, mass hysteria

Cryptic verses won't ease your pain
Not even when you speak his name
From the depths he will arise
It's the end it's your demise
You put the fear on a grown man's face
You shake the ground with all that you create
You are a god amongst all mortal men
You are the reason that we're living in
This moral panic, mass hysteria

When you dip into the well of souls is it cold unto the touch
It's illusions from your life of lust
You see your life is fading fast it's turning into dust
The hands of time are what you fear so much


09. Breath Again

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
We come into this world to give and not to take
We stray the path intended further from the gates
We play with fire and we're always getting burned
When you walk unholy ground another lesson learned

Free again, free again
I know I can breathe again
I can breathe again

We're not alone, we're guided by a hand
We walk with angels, left footprints in the sand
My time is fading as I try to understand
The way I'm feeling, I bow to his command

I can breathe again, I can breathe again
Oh I can breathe again

The heart will mend with a touch upon the shoulder
Saying I'm alright now that I've crossed over
Memories now that I am older
Saying I'm alright now that I've crossed over


10. Congregation

Lyrics by Ronny Munroe & Kurdt Vanderhoof
From way across the world, to right here where we are
The screams can still be heard in the silence of the night
The disciples spread the word and spare the non-believers
A message has been burned into the minds of all

Throughout the years some come and some have gone
You have the ears that tell the right from wrong
This is the reason why we have gone on so long
This is the reason why we still belong
Congregation

These walls that we have built hold many tales inside
The secrets of our lives are for all to read
The workings of our mind, both brilliant and insane
Only you can understand we don't do it for the fame
Throughout the years some come and some have gone
You have the ears that tell the right from wrong
This is the reason why we have gone on so long
This is the reason why we still belong

Our eyes have seen a lot of things, our eyes have seen the world
Our thoughts have moved the masses and left them wanting more
Our life our own reality, and we live it as we please
Spread the word to all that haven't heard and take our place in history