Tracks

01. Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes
02. Beneath The Crown
03. Stonecarver
04. The Inheritance
05. Attack On Golden Mountain
06. Whippoorwill
07. House Carpenter
08. Dark Country



01. Borrowed Time, Borrowed Eyes

Heads on spikes, symbols on skulls
Give me a reason to go on
The winter sky is full of ash
Broken homes, endless trash

But in the darkness he holds his son
He's all that's left, the only one

In the hills, the people hide
Join together, rot inside
In this land, the only hope
Is to die young, to not get old

But in the darkness he holds his son
He's all that's left, the only one
In the darkness he holds his son
There is no God, there is no love

Stripped to the marrow,
Their empty platitudes can't
Clothe them, feed them, heal them
They shuck them off like a thin, useless skin
That they've outgrown when hunger calls

How long must my journey go?
And my sorrow no one know?


02. Beneath The Crown

Don't tread the path of the enlightened
Don't swallow their sugared seeds of poison
Their Da'ath leads to that black moonrise
Where the bodies stack up to the rafters

We touch the planets yet we're no closer to the heavens
We gaze at the stars from our pig trough
We map the silver depths of the ocean
While we bathe in the blood of the hated

Spare me from your kingdom

Born without a coin in my mouth
I still crawl toward the sun
Hands in the cracks of the walls of your mind
I dismantle your thoughts

Eating grapes in dens of steel
Buffing that old carnage wheel
Sitting safe on marble thrones
Perched atop levees of bones


03. Stonecarver

Mountains swallow you

I separated myself from the earth
I separated myself from the sky
I separated myself from the crowd
Then I separated myself into two selves

O Lord

Then I turned myself against myself
I waged a war within myself
I turned myself against myself
I waged a war against myself

There's no help for the mighty ones now


04. The Inheritance

Subgenus lace
A chain-linked fate
The bees fly North
They can feel the hangman coming

Millions of machines
Never before seen
Unstitched, unraveling
Laid to rest in a dying world

Oh sister/brother, we're all burning high
I see white dust against the sky
This genocide rivals Dachau
In its endless march of victims

They say the meek
Shall inherit the earth
But all I see are the helpless
Crushed by the wheel of man

They look away
They hide their face
Black market backwash
You see, in this world, money kills

We're in the shadow of a dying world


05. Attack On Golden Mountain

Walk just behind me
In my shadow
Walk just behind me
Never stray

The sun is setting
Mountains on fire
We're so alone here
Don't go far

Sing a lullaby, sleep now
It's just a dream, sleep now
This can't be real, sleep now

The starlight marks
The path of the fearful
The ice caves glitter
In the dark

They're coming fast now
Blood on the snow
He holds her hand
Shuts her lifeless eyes

It's just a dream, sleep now
This can't be real, sleep now
The cold invites, sleep now

Open wide the gates
Horns sound from the bay
Open wide the gates
Don't look back in vain

You are like a swan
Trapped in ice
Beautiful, strong
And now I'm alone

This can't be real, sleep now
The cold invites, sleep now
I've found my peace, sleep now


06. Whippoorwill

Oh, my Sally's done gone
And it's all my fault
Oh, my Sally's done gone
I never listened to a word she said

The purple hills
Seem to call out her name
Like the whippoorwill
I didn't listen to the warning she gave

I know there's no turning back

She tried to share
All her worries with me
But I was bowed down with care
I didn't see the trap I was in

One look in her eyes
Full of knowledge and pain
Oh, my pack of lies
Melted fast as my alibis

I know there's no turning back
And one day I'll be like a bird in flight
Floating over this valley so wide
And one day I'll be like a bird in flight
Floating over this desert so wide


07. House Carpenter

Music & lyrics by Traditional ballad
Well met, well met, my own true love
Well met, well met, cried she
I've just returned from the salt, salt sea
And it's all for the love of thee

I could have married a King's daughter there
She would have married me
But I have forsaken my King's daughter there
And it's all for the love of thee

Well, if you could have married a King's daughter there
I'm sure you're the one to blame
For I am married to a house carpenter
And I'm sure he's a fine young man

Forsake, forsake your house carpenter
And come away with me
I'll take you where the green grass grows
On the shores of sunny Italy

So up she picked her babies three
And gave them kisses one, two, three
Saying, "Take good care of your daddy while I'm gone
And keep him good company"

Well, they were sailin' about two weeks
I'm sure it was not three
When the younger of the girls, she came on deck
Sayin' she wants company

"Well, are you weepin' for your house and home?
Or are you weepin' for your babies three?"
"Well, I'm not weepin' for my house carpenter
I'm weepin' for my babies three"

What are those hills yonder, my love
They look as white as snow
Those are the hills of heaven, my love
That you and I'll never know

What are those hills yonder, my love
They look as dark as night
Those are the hills of hellfire, my love
Where you and I will unite

Twice around went the gallant ship
I'm sure it was not three
When the ship all of a sudden, it sprung a leak
And drifted to the bottom of the sea


08. Dark Country

No one ever sees the puppet strings
No one ever sees the dark country
I know you're coming for me now
I feel you coming for me now

No one ever feels
The heavy weight of lies revealed
No one ever feels
The burning towns, the burning fields

I know you're coming for me now
I feel you coming for me now
I see that black horse coming now
I know you're coming for me now