Tracks

01. Dark Horse
02. Reap What You Sow
03. Axe To Fall
04. Effigy
05. Worms Will Feed
06. Wishing Well
07. Damages
08. Losing Battle
09. Dead Beat
10. Cutter
11. Slave Driver
12. Cruel Bloom
13. Wretched World



01. Dark Horse

For all those born to serve
And those that chose to hide
(how many worker bees died within our hive)
Let their sadness be our blessing
Let their losses
Lead the way

The dark horse will one day come
To free the light from all of us
One day the dark horse will come

For all those born to die
And those that lost the fight
(how many fallen friends died within our sights)
Let their hard roads be our way out
Let their passion lead the way

The dark horse will one day come
To free the light from all of us
One day the dark horse will come

No matter the man or the machine
Beasts will become what
They were meant to be
In the name of lovers in the name of wars
We'll show the demons for what they are

Dark horse ride
Towards the light
Dark horse ride onward

Towards to light
Onward


02. Reap What You Sow

My barren plan to be a better man
Rots in abandoned fields
These idle hands inherit spoiled lands
As the hungry become the pigs
We reap (and) we sow
We mourn who we were
Love what we lost
In the grave of... (youth)
Laying with lions to hide my grief
From the beast that never sleeps
Our tired hearts tear us apart
Searching for the key
Reap what we sow


03. Axe To Fall

Waiting for the axe to fall
Sun is sinking clouds collecting
I'm in a race to stop the bleeding me
My will is leaving darkness falling
Need to finally cut me from you
I need to learn to love me
I need to stop this suicide machine
I need to learn to love me
I need to stop this destruction
I need to learn to love me


04. Effigy

Rotting legacies
Fading loyalties
Effigies for the beasts
Effigies
Distorted hearts
Worship God currency
That is so worthless to me
The poor eat the poor
Just like we've done before
Cursed by the burden youth brings
Effigies for the beasts
Effigies you and me
For you and me


05. Worms Will Feed

Saw you coming around my bend
Cutting teeth and breaking bread
Making moves and smearing friends
Your karma has been racking debts
Left your throne in foreclosed homes
Claimed that crown of decay
Built castle walls with blood and bone
To shield your soul from wither and decay
Worms will feed
Saw you slither around their necks
Sinking teeth into their flesh
Spitting venom seeing red
You will fall where you lay your head
Rats will feast
The worms will find a way
The rats will find a way


06. Wishing Well

The collapsing veins are empty
The stars are less bright tonight
The future is moving farther away
From defeated eyes
Your words can't touch me
While your past weighs down your life
Your heart can't love me
While your past (still) haunts you inside
The past still hunts you
The past still follows you
You -- all I had I gave to you
(We are echoes in the well)


07. Damages

Shut your doors their storm is coming
Of unlived dreams that were cast away
Hear the howls soaring in the wind
Don't let our end begin
My hatred grows as their tears fall
Shield innocence from hungry tombs
Keep damages from taking you
Hear the howls soaring in the wind
Don't let our end begin
My hatred grows as their tears fall
I'll do anything that I can do
To lock the windows beasts are climbing through
My hatred grows as their tears fall
(Extinguish our own hells)


08. Losing Battle

A triumph of tragedy
And all it claims from me
As those years recede
While lies are all I see
Missed steps and misgivings
Driven by frailty
What you call family
Feels so dead to me
Nothing left to lose
When I'm losing you
Losing the battle
And losing the war


09. Dead Beat

Pick your poison as dead beats do
Leave a wake in the hearts that hurt you
Pick your poison as dead beats do
Blood pulsing through your wounds
A thousand warnings are ringing true
Burning their homes, writing in stone
The name of demons inside of you
You left your mark on this world
You left your scar on this world
You left your scar
You left your mark
Wound them


10. Cutter

Severed my roots of dead family trees
Finding the damage inside (of me)
Parting blood red seas on bended knee
Too much to ask when it's so hard to breathe
No way out
Tearing my soul to finally see
The real wreckage between (you and me)
A cold grin for these [illegible] door
My haywire heart, your product of war
No way out
Cutting myself for clarity
Jest keep falling
No way out, cutter
Cutting myself for clarity
I just keep falling into darkness
Cutting myself for clarity
Just keep falling
One way down
No way out


11. Slave Driver

No longer feel you, no longer fear you
I've worked overtime in your cancer factories
Lived with those lies to make those loose ends meet
I've taken all my chances
And still I'm missing steps
Another losing battle
For those left for dead
I've fed their rabid feast
Yet still pick from my own bones
I've ripped out my own heart
Trying to keep you whole
I've lived like true angels
I've only learned to fall
I've sold myself to death
For nothing at all
No longer feel anyone
No longer fear anything
I've hung my sorrow on your promised apologies
I've left the nest
With broken/battered wings
The blood in my eyes has taught me to defeat
The beasts at the feet of saint obscurity
No longer feel
No longer fear


12. Cruel Bloom

Voracious children and wolves
Sharpen their teeth on our bones
Carrion feeds the wretched
Vacant eyes peer through the hole
Beggars and thieves bring down a common enemy
While pawnshop kings and corner queens
All hawk their souls for gold
Lifelong victims pound and claw at the ground
Searching for a way out of their skin
Writhe in the cruel bloom
Trying so hard to find beauty in flesh torn from me
Trying so hard not to lose you
In cobwebs and empty hearts
Lifelong victims pound and claw at the ground
Searching for a way out of their skin
Writhe in the cruel bloom
Witness the ghostlike shades of ourselves
Searching for any way out of our skin
Writhe in the cruel bloom


13. Wretched World

Down by your side I watch the dreary light
It illuminates your sleeping skin
I reach my cold arms across the bed
You make no move
You never do
Own these dire nights
Own their seething lies
Own my damage, own my sears
They paint a broken life's shattered art
And time won't turn my wretched world
(To stand in your shadow is to be home)