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Labor of Hate  |  Witch Hunt  |  The Guilt Machine  |  Self Revive  |  Hangnail  |  Grown Cold

01

Labor of Hate

We were never the same,

Now you’re just another toxic clone.

 

The final fight,

Without an end in sight.

I’m a nerve exposed,

Deep down I know I can’t escape from this.

The great divide sings its beckoning call.

I hope you choke on splinters, 

Your word means nothing at all.

 

You were pushing me backwards,

Your broken ego will kill us all.

You chose to fall in the first place,

With bleeding hands I’ll forge my second fate.

 

No way out of my misery.

No where you can hide it, don’t deny a thing.

No one left alive for you to be enough for anymore.

 

Break free of this phantom hourglass,

Where we all live and die for nothing.

A waste divine when there was still time,

Where you and I were meant for something more than this.

 

You’re just a toxic clone,

Born of hate my own,

Now I’ll never be alone.

There’s no room in this place,

So get out of my face,

That’s a pretty good start.

It’s a state of mind,

Now you’re mine,

Part of my broken heart,

Ravenous, forced apart 

 

I am not who I once was.

I am not what I will become.

I am here for myself now.

The deed is done.

 

Break free of this phantom hourglass,

Where we all live and die for nothing.

A waste divine when there was still time,

Where you and I were meant for something. 

 

Alone in faith and hollow trust,

Another shining excuse for us.

And now we’re gone our separate ways.

There’s no going back,

I think we’re better betrayed.

 

You’re just a toxic clone.

 

Watch me burn down everything I built for you. 

 

There will be no sanctuary 

We know the truth.

And I will lock up all the pearly gates,

This is the labor of hate.

 

Sit back and just watch me burn.

The Guilt Machine

There’s nothing left for me.

 

Made faithless by design,

Your deliverance will be mine.

 

What we see when we look inside,

Determined by things others deem that are sacred.

No place for revival.

To separate,

Marks our final resting place.

We’re not safe in our dreams,

Scared of the person you should be.

 

Now forever,

They synthesize.

All of my self hate for their own interest.

All fallacies.

Is there anything I can do right?

the guilt machine will be maintained.

 

The guilty move so swiftly in the dark of night.

Veiled by the shroud woven with ancestral greed.

In ancient ground they hide the seeds.

From fractured soul born consciousness;

A sin that we cannot resist.

Take this dark offering.

Binds now severed, 

Set my spirit free.

 

You chose to be a secondhand savior, 

In my world of failure. 

If we survive to see better days, 

I'll leave you behind, 

There's nothing left for me.

 

There’s nothing left to say here,

I’ve been afraid to disappear and fade to nothing.

Lost in a sea of doubt.

I’m counting all the things becoming clear.

 

Deviate,

We’re born again.

Believe in my word to reciprocate,

Their wickedness,

Whatever it takes to obliterate,

It’s not the end.

Make no mistake, 

I will liberate,

Myself of these binds now severed,

Set my spirit free.

 

You chose to be a secondhand savior, 

In my world of failure. 

If we survive to see better days, 

I'll be leaving you behind, 

Now there's nothing left for me.

 

What was will never be again,

The part of me you knew was left for dead.

 

Reap what you sow.

When we go down together,

You will know true suffering.

 

Cleanse.

The next wave of life will never hold you in her arms.

The truth knows all.

The guilt machine will be maintained.

The guilt machine will be maintained.

03

02

Witch Hunt

​​Dust - the only thing that remains

​​Blood - the levy run dry, all attempts to escape are in vain 

​​

​Hand in hand

​​We fall through the cracks of your self righteousness

​​Only harboring pestilence 

​​Now I free myself of your grip

​​

​​​​Rejected we stand!

​​For all that you don’t know

​​Let all your weakness show.

​​We won't relive!

​​We won't forgive!

​​We won’t forget the pain that you will know,

​​It will follow wherever you go.

​​

​​We’ve only just begun.

​​

​​Your pedestal of voicelessness

​​Now torn limb from limb

​​By the ones you stole from

​​

​​A luminescent veil bears no shelter

​​You know exactly what you are

​​A parasite in self servitude 

​​Once leading now you’re gone

​​

​​​​Rejected we stand!

​​For all that you don’t know

​​Let all your weakness show 

​​We won't relive!

​​We won't forgive!

​​We won’t forget the pain that you will know,

​​It will follow wherever you go

​​

​​Time will

​​Sever your tongue.

​​You’re not fooling anyone.

​​You never wanted peace,

​​You only wanted to feed.

 

​​I pledge my existence

​​To proving you wrong.

​​

​​With jealousy your mistress

​​and ignorance your god

​​Lead this hollow onslaught

​​I will smile through this witch hunt 

​​As I have before.

​​I’ll take what is mine 

​​And you’ll get what’s yours.

​​

​​Rejected we stand!

​​For all that you don’t know

​​Let all your weakness show 

​​We won't relive!

​​We won't forgive!

​​We won’t forget the pain that you will know.

​​

With darkness in our heads

From every word you said 

​​​​We won't relive!

​​We won't forgive!

​​We won’t forget the pain that you will know.

 

Unable to speak

Your last breath now mine to take

When you’re gone we will be set free!

04

Self Revive

feat. Ricky Hoover of Ov Sulfur

​​How do we decide 

​​when we hate what’s inside

​​to fall to the ground or to rise above and self revive?

​​Never again,

​​refuse to pretend.

​​Identity is lost in the

​​empty from within.

 

​​Forced to 

adapt to survive.

There’s nowhere left to hide.

​​I can run faster than ever 

but I can’t escape from me.

​​

It’s all the same,

​​my soul remains. 

​​With darkest of days won

the fire of night has come. 

A life too late

for those who wait.

With darkest of days won,

the fire of night has come.

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​​How do we ascend?

​​Silence the voices or let the demons win?

Take flight, suffer, or fight?

​​Scars to ignite, I’m afraid to start again.

​​

​​But I know what I must do

​​and I know it’s true.

 

The sacred becoming the fallen kings,

​​I am the seventh circle!

Good and evil form a union as one.

​​Tear my flesh from bone

​​now bear witness to my 

Rebirth!

 

I’m risen from the ashes.

Take my life

in my own hands. 

 

It’s all the same

my soul remains.

With darkest of days won

​​the fire of night has come. 

A life too late

for those who wait.

With darkest of days won

the fire of night has come.

05

Hangnail

I don’t wanna see your face again.

This feeling’s overrated.

I don’t wanna waste another second

of my life on you.

I don’t wanna be another failure.

Our time is antiquated.

I don’t wanna wait for this to end…

You’re not a part of me anymore,

you’re just another hangnail.

 

I’m not sorry that you don’t understand 

why it’s too late to atone.

Did I not meet your golden standard?

Or were you just too scared to be alone?

Well lately I’ve been thinking that we should’ve already gone our separate ways.

When discourse is the driving force

behind all actions made.

Rest assured, we will end in vain.

 

As clear as daylight disappearing you were never there.

I know it’s easier to say we never cared.

Afraid to cross that finish line,

no you would never dare.

I know easier to say we never cared.

We’ve reached the end.

You’re not a part of me anymore

you’re just another hangnail!

 

Naïvety lingered in my soul.

Years in payment, a constant toll.

Too bad to be you when you don’t get your way,

get used to it, the disappointment’s here to stay. 

I know I need to close this door

keep it locked up tight.

Depravity is just a few steps away. 

Depravity is just a few steps away. 

 

Bite my tongue to numb the pain,

mutilation just to feel something. 

The smoke from bridges burned now fills the air.

I don’t want to see your face again.

 

As clear as daylight disappearing you were never there.

I know it’s easier to say we never cared.

Afraid to cross that finish line,

no you would never dare.

I know easier to say we never cared.

We’ve reached the end.

You’re not a part of me anymore,

You’re just another hangnail!

 

Holding on tight, holding on tight. 

Holding on,

holding on tight, holding on tight.

 

You said we would be better than this.

I need to purge my life of the hypocrites. 

So one sided, fake compliance 

no you can’t deny it.

Promise breaking, dissipating.

You can’t erase me.

 

As clear as daylight disappearing you were never there.

I know that it’s easier to say you never cared.

Afraid to cross that finish line,

no you would never dare.

I know easier to say we never cared.

We fed each other poison 

like a cancer, darkness came

would it be easier for me to take the blame?

Erase my expectations of everything we ever shared,

I know it’s easier to say we never cared.

We’ve reached the end!

You’re not a part of me anymore,

you’re just another hangnail!

 

Holding on tight, holding on tight 

holding on.

Holding on tight, holding on tight!

06

Grown Cold

feat. Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans

​​Return to your home now fractured.

​​A foundation once built to last.

​​Wandering souls connected through the fog.

​​I’d give anything to make the time stop.

​​

​​Cut the safety net.

​​I don’t know what happens next,

it keeps me up at night,

​​I still don’t feel alright.

​​No, ​​this is nothing new.

​​Now, ​​I will keep you in my chest

with the rest of my family

​​

When everything fades away

I will carry on your memory and your name

and in your hands I will guide the way

we’ll lose it all to live a better day.

 

​​In all the nothingness 

you found me when I was a mess of a man

so much damage done to understand.

​​Every brick that builds you up

knows every word to cut you down

​​you’re better as a friend

instead of enemies.

​​

​​Fading thoughts all for trading places.

​​I was lost in the almost memory of what could have been.

 

​​Fallen far from grace.

Familiar taste; the bitter feeling 

​​bargaining with faith.

​​To resist the truth is useless.

So take a deep breath

​​to manufacture strength within.

​​Fight for your existence

​​we are born from the end!

​​

​​When everything fades away

I will carry on your memory and your name

and in your hands I will guide the way

we’ll lose it all to live a better day.

​​

White knuckled, disconnection

grown cold.

​​A truth that 

we were never meant to know.

​​Oh!

​​

Just let go!

​​

​​I’ll still catch you when you fall.

​​We’re standing tall.

​​

When everything fades away

I will carry on your memory and your name

and in your hands I will guide the way

we’ll lose it all to live a better day

​​without you we will 

never be the same.

​​​​But I still feel you in everything.

​​

I never asked to speak for the dead.

With heavy heart I bear the

crown on my head.

​​

Forever endure. 

Stand tall while we break the chains of fate.

​​

​Among the giants we become what they fear.

All together,

our deliverance drawing near.

07

Severed Gullet

feat. Asher Thomas of Nailed Shut

My soul will be fulfilled

here is where it begins

now with every breath

this will be my purpose. 

Go!

 

Interests I’ve rationalized 

this love I’ve undermined 

Everyday I’ve lost the grasp of

holding onto, tracks of time 

letting go of fading expectations.

  

From the noise I’m caught in a whirlwind 

spewing forward from my lungs 

from the ground, thrown into a spin.

A chaos formed within 

demon speak flow through me now.

I will never break!

I will never stop!

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