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Through Fire All Things Are Renewed

Greyscale Records
(2022)
1. Gates of Hell
2. Pure Fear
3. The System is Racist and Oppressive
4. Blade of Truth
5. Angels at Your Feet, Devils in Your Head
6. Time Waits for No One
7. Bloom
8. A.P.M.D.
9. No Justice
10. Motherland
11. Coward
12. Ten of Swords
13. Through Fire

Credits

Vocals - Sam Crocker

Guitars - Matt Livingstone

Guitars - Kevin Cameron

Bass - Luke Manson

Drums - Jai Morrow

Music written by Antagonist A.D.

Lyrics written by Sam Crocker

Recorded and mixed at God City by Kurt Ballou

Assistant engineer Zach Weeks

Vocals on ‘No Justice’ and ‘A.P.M.D.’ Recorded by Lance Prenc

Guest vocals on ‘Ten Of Swords’ Recorded by Christopher Vernon

Additional lyrics on 'Ten Of Swords' written and performed by Matt Honeycutt

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

Artwork by Patrick Galvin @ Hollow Bones Studio

1. Gates of Hell

Can you hear them? Can you see?

The screams for help? The misery?

They're banging on the gates of hell, endlessly

I see corruption, I see fear

I see no justice here

 

What does it take to wake you up?

Millions of lives lost isn’t enough

You feel the pain, but you lack the heart

It's about time you woke up

 

What does it take to wake you up?

Millions of lives lost isn't enough

You feel the pain but you lack the heart

It’s about to time you woke up

 

Can you hear them? Can you see?

They're banging on the gates of hell, endlessly

I see corruption, I see fear

I see no justice here

 

What does it take you to wake you up?

 

You're just so fucking guilty

You can't fucking see it

 

Can you hear them? Can you see?

They’re banging on the gates of hell

Bang bang bang bang bang

Bang bang bang bang bang

They’re banging on the gates of hell

 

Bang bang bang bang bang

 

2. Pure Fear

 

Have you seen the face of fear?

(The) true depths of despair?

Tasted helplessness?

Felt the true cold of the abyss?

 

Felt the weight of the chains of the world

Wrap around your back?

Felt the devil grip your throat?

And the angels breath on your neck?

 

It stared straight through you

To the bottom of your soul

Smothered you down

To the lowest of the low

 

Cold sweat, deep breath

Pure fear

Hate, shame, regret

Anxiety’s a demon you can’t forget

 

I’ve been broken

I’ve been shamed

Now I’m strong (but) I’ll be broken again

I will feel true pain

But I will be king again

 

It stared straight through you

To the bottom of your soul

Smothered you down

To the lowest of the low

 

Low

 

To the lowest of the low

Cold sweat, deep breath

Pure fear

Hate, shame, regret

Anxiety’s a demon you can’t forget

Cold sweat, deep breath

Pure fear

Hate, shame, regret

Anxiety’s a demon you can’t forget

 

I will feel true pain

I will be

I will be king again

I will feel

I will feel true pain

I will be

I will be king again

I will feel true pain

I will be king again

3. The System is Racist and Oppressive

The schools aren’t safe

Prejudice is ingrained

It’s violence

It’s aggressive

 

They become scared of difference

They become scared of change

Hateful thoughts are violent and oppressive

 

So fuck your prejudices

And fuck the system

And fuck you

You racist cunt

 

There’s no place for hate

 

You're just too dumb to see the truth

Oh and it angers you

As it should

 

You hate what you don’t understand

You hate what you can’t comprehend

 

You're scared, so you panic and you fear

Misinformation led you here

 

Scared men pass their fear

Through generations

It’s violence

It’s aggressive

 

The system is scared of difference

The system is scared of change

Hateful thoughts are violent and oppressive

 

You fool

You fool

You fools

You fools

 

Fuck your old gods

Fuck your tradition

Fuck your sexism

Fuck your racism

 

Your words and thoughts are violent

So don’t be surprised when the world responds with violence

 

Blind man, blind man

You choose not to see

Blind man, blind man

You're just playing the fool

4. Blade of Truth

You can’t see this misery

So don’t justify it to me

 

Fuck you

 

Liar

 

Blood boils deep dark red

It spilt on the floor

Won’t you slip in it

Fall on your fallacy

 

The blade of truth

Wants to set you free

 

Eyes crossed

Throat slit

Science, hunger, the thrill of it

 

Taste the blade

Pray for me

 

Taste the blade

Pray for me

 

Blood boils deep dark red

It’s spilt on the floor

Won’t you slip in it

Fall on your fallacy

 

I want to burn

The old traditions down to ashes

 

I want to burn

The old traditions down

 

Down

Down

Down

 

Down

Down

Down

 

5. Angels at Your Feet, Devils in Your Head

I can’t trust my vision

My ears deceive me

My head keeps spinning               

The same fucking questions

 

What am I made of?

What hurts me?

What makes me?

What will break me?

 

One hundred angels at your feet

One thousand devils in your head

What keeps your heart from stopping?

What keeps your lungs from closing down?

 

​I can’t trust my vision

My ears deceive me

My head keeps spinning

The same fucking questions

 

Poisoned tipped

Bad intention

I swallowed it all down

 

One hundred angels at your feet

One thousand devils in your head

What keeps your heart from stopping?

What keeps your lungs from closing down?

 

What am I made of?

What hurts me?

What makes me?

What will break me?

 

Break

Break

Break

I won’t break

 

I won’t break

I won’t break

I won’t break

I won’t break

I won’t break

I won’t break

I won’t break

I won’t break

6. Time Waits for No One

Run, run, run as fast as you can

Time waits for no man

 

Over and over and over again

Cursed to repeat your mistakes without end

 

What the fuck have you done?

You sold your soul for nothing

You'll never wake up

You'll die in your sleep

No answers

No questions

Nothing

 

So you run, run, run as fast as you can

Time waits for no man

 

What the fuck have you done?

Time waits for no one

 

You can’t see the truth

That it’s all just there to blind you

You can’t see the truth

That the problem lies inside you

It’s you

 

What the fuck have you done?

Sold your soul for nothing

So you run as fast as you can

‘Cause time waits

Time waits for no one

7. Bloom

The candle that burns twice as bright

Only burns for half as long

 

And there’s nothing inside me that makes me want to quit

There’s nothing there that doesn’t think I’ll conquer it

 

Oh but the voice screams

I’ll never be fine

The flower blooms

Just to wither and die

 

The nail that sticks up always gets

Smashed the fuck back down

 

And there’s nothing inside me that makes me want to quit

There’s nothing there that doesn’t think I’ll conquer it

 

Oh the candle that burns always gets

Smashed the fuck back down

 

The flower blooms

Just to wither and die

 

What a beautiful life

What a beautiful lie

Lie

What a beautiful lie


 

8. A.P.M.D.

 

Did you see the buildings burn?

Their monuments turn to dust?

Do you see the future in the rust?

 

I want to watch it fall

Lead the pigs to the slaughter

They cursed us all

 

We are doomed to choke on the ashes

Of yesterday's empires and their actions

 

I want to watch it fall

Lead the pigs to the slaughter

They cursed us all

 

Cursed

Us

All

 

All men are pigs

All pigs must die

 

Did you see the buildings burn?

Their monuments turn to dust?

Do you see the future in the rust?

 

I want to watch it fall

Lead the pigs to the slaughter

They cursed us all

They cursed us

 

All men are pigs

All pigs must die

 

All men are pigs

All pigs must die

 

I want to watch it fall

Because they cursed us all

I want to watch it fall

Because they cursed us all

 

All men are pigs

All pigs must die

All men are pigs

All pigs must die

9. No Justice

If I could

Then I would

Turn back the day

The world opened up to me

 

I refuse

The gifts

Of clarity

The curse of empathy

 

Oh the shame and the guilt

Oh what have we built?

It's rotting from its core

 

It's the rust and the fade

It's the way it was laid

It was never built to last

 

Save your breath

Don't wanna hear a blind man reciting old man’s madness

Save your breath

So let me be free and not privy to your blandness

 

I am my own king

 

No slaves, no masters

No gods, no prisoners

No rules, no border

No!

 

Don't wanna hear a blind man reciting old man’s madness

Save your breath

So let me be free and not privy to your blandness

 

I am my own king

I am my own king

 

No slaves, no masters

No gods, no prisoners

 

No rules, no borders

No excuses, no doubts

No war, no lies

No gods

It's just us

 

Where's the justice?

It's just us

No justice

It's just us

10. Motherland

If I said it’s like I never left

I’d be lying through my teeth

Older and wiser

I’m ashamed of the younger, dumber me

 

I dug my own grave

‘Cause I was too scared to walk away

I didn’t leave enough time to make amends

 

And it will never, ever be the same

But I

But I didn’t want change

It was never gonna stay

 

I couldn’t see that way

And now it will never, ever be the same

 

​When I left something fell

And now this part of my world

Is broken forever

 

And it will never ever be the same

But I

But I didn’t want change

It was never gonna stay

 

I couldn’t see that way

And now it will never ever be the same

 

​If I could tell you one thing

It probably won’t get easier but try

If I could’ve told you something

Then I could have changed our fucking lives

 

Now hell is all we get

We live with our regret

11. Coward

Still screaming, still fighting for change

Our voice for the voiceless

The imprisoned the enslaved

 

Tell me!

Tell me!

What choice did they make?

 

Tell me!

Tell me!

What stand did you take?

 

Just another coward

With your head hung low

 

I know you can feel it too

I can see the guilt inside of you

When did you become

Just a coward

 

With nothing to stand for

You have nothing to live for

You’re just a coward

Just a coward

 

Still screaming, still fighting for change

Our voice for the voiceless

The imprisoned they're enslaved

 

Just another coward

With your head hung low

 

I know you can feel it too

I can see the guilt inside of you

When did you become

Just a coward

 

With nothing to stand for

You have nothing to live for

You’re just a coward

Just a coward

 

​Coward

Hang your head!

 

Does it burn?

Does it fill you with rage?

Because it makes my fist clench

When I see your face

 

Coward

Hang your head!

And forget every word of truth that's been said

12. Ten of Swords

[feat. Matt Honeycutt of Kublai Khan]

When I open my eyes

I am barely awake

I try to leave but I always stay inside my mind

I love so much it hurts my heart

And when the lights go out

I always hear my doubt

 

I've lost my fucking mind

I'm stuck inside

I've lost my mind

 

And I don't want to be here anymore

I try so hard to pretend

That it doesn't hurt but it hurts so much

How can I feel so strong and be so fucked

 

When I close my eyes I can't sleep

 

A train wreck great tragedy

I'm running I’m nothing I'm suffering

I'm holding on to something

I'm drowning and slipping and slipping and drowning

 

​And I don't want to be here anymore

I try so hard to pretend

That it doesn't hurt but it hurts so much

How can I feel so strong and be so fucked

 

I will push through

With strength

Divide my pride

Dissect my mind

I will push through

Through you

Destroy you fucker

 

Bust that bitch through the floor board

We swing first thing oh lord

Bang out one through ten swords

Nine lives no more for you cowards

13. Through Fire

Walking down endless roads

Chasing answers no one knows

 

When I look to the sky, it falls

There’s nothing there to save our souls

And if there was, I beg you strike me down

 

For I have sinned

I can never forgive my past transgressions

 

​When I look to the sky, it falls

There’s nothing there to save our souls

And if there was, I beg you strike me down

 

For I have sinned

 

Through fire all things are renewed

 

Strike me down

Strike me down

 

Through fire all things are renewed

 

When I look to the sky, it falls

 

Through fire

Through fire all things are renewed

 

Through fire

Through fire all things are renewed

 

Through fire

Through fire all things are renewed