Tracks

01. And Death In My Arms
02. The Deepest Gray
03. Vicious Betrayal
04. I Die In Degrees
05. Focus Shall Not Fail
06. Regret Not
07. Passion
08. For Salvation
09. Tattered On My Sleeve
10. This Darkened Heart



01. And Death In My Arms

And death lay in my arms as colors fade
From gold to gray

Gray now broken my foolishness displayed
Hands tight around her throat this violent loving embrace

Lying restful safe in my arms
Steady rhythm trust she'll come to no harm
Feel her tremble as the nightmare begins
Sleep the horror as the nightmare it ends

I hear her whisper a sweet sound fanning the flames
These thoughts consume me and leave me wallowing

Gray now broken my foolishness displayed
Hands tight around her throat this violent loving embrace
My fingers tremble her lips move silently
One last i love you crush my resolve again


02. The Deepest Gray

Could blood not be so sweet or flow enough to sustain
Two hundred nine tomorrow's rise and I'm alone again
Please not this way so sweet on my tounge it burns away
An empty promise fills my veins with lies

The deepest gray forever lives inside of me
But I am not afraid for I have lived this agony

And time ticks slowly forward towards the break of day
Five seven nine arrival more fuel for disarray
But be still my tounge for I know not what I say
My life is lived in darkness and here I'll remain

And so the night wears on
And so my patience thins
I now walk through this fire
To purify the sins

And so the night wears on and so my patience thins
To my eyes dawn in horror cause I'm alone again


03. Vicious Betrayal

Your lies consume me, with ever breath I'm burning
How I believed that the truth was in your eyes
My life now chaos and your tong it breeds deceit
Wake from this nightmare I'll never love her again

My nights now filled with agony as your scent floats in the air
And salted rain that falls on my lips
I pray to God I'll not stumble again,
And I woke in chains these shackles tear my flesh
And blood that flows from these wounds flows back as night

Now count deception I have no past she told me
Her words ring within my ears and chill my spine
Now as the rage builds I fear control is waning
I feel this shell that is restraint now crumble away

And salted rain now falls on my lips I pray to God I'll not stumble again

And I woke in chains and shackles tear my flesh
And blood that flows from these wounds flows back as night
Your lies consume me with every breath I burn
And now the past that should be kept haunts me at night

Chilled to the bone tong sears my flesh
And your lies breed Vicious Betrayal
Stumble to the ground still she knows me best
And her lies breed Vicious Betrayal


04. I Die In Degrees

I'd follow endlessly to live the life I've seen
Now every passing moment I die but one degree

Shall I relinquish my integrity
Thereby ensuring that I'll remain unclean

Until my days filled with not untrust and fear
I'll not make one vow to which I won't adhere

I didn't want it this way but I've never wanted to stay
My life take not for granted yet nothings changed in me
The search for true perfection will lead me endlessly


05. Focus Shall Not Fail

I find not distractions live life of single mind
And failure is not inherent for I will have what's mine
I'll struggle and sacrifice should I find value there
I'll not be scorned by failure
I'll not relent

Now my conscience shall dictate my way
No more apologies no more mistakes
Now solid direction has strengthened my resolve
Fear not for consequences

Fear not at all my focus shall not fail
I shall not fall and nor shall I despair

Exist no more distractions exist no more delays
Set free from inhibitions set solid on my way
Now set forth with purpose and with a strong resolve
Fear not for consequences


06. Regret Not

[Instrumental]


07. Passion

Every word that falls from my lips falls on deaf ears and I suffocate
Now righteousness cast aside thrown to the ground
I close my eyes and I see you there
But my eyes deceive me every other sense says I'm alone
Now waking hours melt to sleepness nights and all fear has left me
If I could learn from my past
I'd posess the strength to walk away let your sweet taste fall from my lips
But it resonates
And now I hold this so dear to let it fade would tear me apart
If I now left this all behind simply turned and walked away
Would the dawns light fall upon my face to end this tragedy
Still deep in the long black behind the shimmering blue
I'd swear that I have seen the last soul that I care to
So this is passion and it crawls upon my skin
And it sinks into my bones and I am whole again
And I feel it filling me and I pray it will never end
Now it burns within my veins
And I am writing in ecstasy


08. For Salvation

Wallow in darkness
And ever lasting pain
This signals defiance
To bring forth mankind's gain
This nations compliance
To what is fed to them
May lead to disaster
Unless a change is made

I will not be swept aside
Nor will I change inside
But I'll fear not compromise
To benefit mankind

Now pride is our enemy
For salvation this we must believe


09. Tattered On My Sleeve

And how I love you I should let you go
Strike your name from my mind
Should I succeed empty space
Filled with might have been

Wronged and I foul
Never cared for might have been

Your name etched upon my finger
Under gold still lives in my dreams
To this day have I fallen away

Now my heart tattered on my sleeve and I
Hear your breath lying next to me
Now my heart tattered
On my sleeve will I see
Your name before mine

I am falling away
All my life
Is falling away
As time goes by


10. This Darkened Heart

I've watched the days pass
One by one until the fall of man
And seen the cynics feed the jaded
Merely scraps and bones
The kingdom shaken
It's foundation nearly turned to sand
With foolish faith in faulted leaders
That I must disown

Now rise again
This darkened heart betrays what I've always held so dear
Now rise again
This darkened heart it bleeds fast for all my family
Now rise again
This darkened heart it bleeds fast for all humanity
Now rise again
This darkened heart condemns my soul

I've laid to rest the false belief
Of average stock in me
I'll not relent no average destiny
I'll reach the point where mankind's sins
No longer rest in me
A long hard road this manifest destiny

Now rise again
This darkened heart betrays what I've always held so dear
Now rise again
This darkened heart it bleeds fast for all my family
Now rise again
This darkened heart it bleeds fast for all humanity
Now rise again
This darkened heart condemns my soul

I will not be held down again!!