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“WE ARE THE DEAD”

TRIAL & ERROR RECORDS/ELEVENFIFTYSEVEN RECORDS ‎
(2008)
1. TWELVE TWENTY TWO
2. WOLVES & COWARDS
3. NO REGRETS?
4. THE GOLDEN YEARS
5. THIS GUN
6. BEACHED
7. THE TWILIGHT YEARS
8. WE ARE THE DEAD
9. CELEBRITY
10. MISERY

CREDITS

Vocals - Sam Crocker
Guitars - Kris Bosman
Guitars - Ross McDougall
Bass - Joshua Moffitt
Drums - Israel McDean

 

Music written by Antagonist A.D.
Lyrics written by Sam Crocker
Mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren
Drums recorded by Nate Sowter
Guitars/Bass recorded by Zorran Mendonsa
Vocals recorded by Matt Livingstone
Artwork by Dean Sacred
Layout by Sam Crocker and HD Steve

1. TWELVE TWENTY TWO

 

AS INNOCENT LIFE IS BORN

BEHIND LOCKED DOORS AND CONCRETE WALLS

IT'S INJECTED WITH POISONS

 

EYES MELT

SKIN BURNS

IT CRIES AND IT BLEEDS

UNTIL FINALLY

UNTIL FINALLY IT BREAKS

 

I CAN FEEL THE MISERY

I CAN FEEL THE COLD IN YOUR HEART

NO COMPASSION

NO LOVE

 

YOU'RE STUNNING

YOU'RE SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL

YOU WOULD KILL FOR ATTENTION

 

WHAT WILL IT TAKE

TO CURE YOUR APATHY?

FIVE HUNDRED DEATHS A DAY

FOR YOUR BEAUTY

 

WHERE IS THE SCIENCE?

THERE IS NO BENEFIT

ONLY FRAUD AND MASS MURDER

 

WHAT WILL IT TAKE

TO CURE YOUR APATHY?

FIVE HUNDRED DEATHS A DAY

FOR YOUR BEAUTY

 

IT'S BLOOD IT’S STATISTICS

BUT SMELLS OF BURNING FLESH

JUST A HAZE OF BLOOD AND SHIT

 

AND I

WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO MAKE THIS RIGHT

GOT TO FIND A WAY

TO SET THIS WORLD FREE

TO SET THIS WORLD FREE

TO SET THEIR WORLD FREE

TO SET THIS WORLD....

2. WOLVES & COWARDS

 

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT WE COME CLEAN

TRUTH IS I GOT NOTHING TO SAY

 

BUT YOU CAN'T SEE YOUR DESPERATION ANYWAY

THIS IS THE POINT WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE MEANT TO GO OUT

 

AND EVERYTHING SEEMS TO HIT

WHEN YOU SAY THOSE WORDS

BUT THE LIGHTS JUST GET BRIGHTER

 

AND NOW THE CROWDS START TO FORM

THE WORDS BREAK AND THE SILENCE HITS

 

RELENTLESS

CRUSHING

CAN'T SHAKE THE DISBELIEF

 

I CAN’T BELIEVE I ONCE CALLED THIS PLACE MY HOME

SO I RETREAT TO THE ONLY PLACE I KNOW

THE ONLY PLACE THAT HOLDS ME

THE ONLY PLACE THAT I CAN GO

 

SO I TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT IT SEEMS

AND LOOK INTO THE DARK

 

INSTANTLY SURROUNDED

BY WOLVES AND COWARDS

 

I SEE…

I SEE THE HUNGER IN YOUR EYES

BUT YOU WON’T FEAST TONIGHT

COWARDS

 

WORDS NOT FACES

LIARS

DISGRACES

YOU WON’T BREAK ME

YOU WON’T BREAK ME


 

3. NO REGRETS?

 

I USED TO BE A BETTER MAN

BUT THESE YEARS HAVE SEEN ME FALL

I HELD THE TASTE OF GLORY AND PRIDE

 

BUT THAT LIFE HAS GONE

SOUR IN THE SUN

DAYS ARE SHORTER

NIGHTS ARE TOO DAMN LONG

 

NOW THE BITTER TASTE OF FAILURE SITS ON MY TONGUE

FULL OF CLICHÉS

FULL OF SHIT

 

BUT I LIKE THE WAY THE SKY SHINES

WHEN YOU LOOK IT THROUGH OPEN EYES

I LIKE THE WAY THE CITY BURNS

WHEN YOU SEE THE FLAMES OF FREEDOM SPARK

 

I STILL AM

THAT BETTER MAN

AND THESE YEARS HAVE SEEN ME TESTED

 

I STILL HOLD 

THE TASTE OF GLORY AND PRIDE

MY BELIEFS ARE STRONG

THEY SHINE WITH THE SUN

 

YOU’RE STILL FULL OF CLICHÉS

STILL FULL OF SHIT

I KNOW NOW

THE COLOUR OF REGRET

IT’S BLOOD RED

I'M BLOOD RED

I GUESS I'M BETTER FOR IT


 

4. THE GOLDEN YEARS

 

SO YOU STARE IN DISGUST

AT THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

BLOODSHOT

YOUR EYES ARE HAZY

 

AND THE MIST FROM THE SHOWER

DOESN'T HIDE YOUR NECK

SAGGING ONTO YOUR BARE CHEST

 

YOU LOOK DOWN BUT

ONLY THICK, WHITE, FLESH

 

LIVER SPOTS TEXTURISE

AND YOU CAN FEEL IT DYING TOO

EVERY DRINK

EVERY STEP BRINGS YOU CLOSER TO THE SUN

 

YOU REST ON A CRUTCH

NEVER WANTING TO WALK

YOU'D RATHER CRAWL

RATHER SLITHER ACROSS THE FLOOR

 

YOU STARE IN DISGUST

AT THE FACE IN THE MIRROR

CURSING LIFE FOR

BEING SO UNFAIR

 

YOU BOUGHT IT ALL

THE LIES

THE FREEDOM

EVERYTHING HAD A PRICE AND YOU…

YOU FUCKING PAID

 

THE SUN IS SETTING

AND YOU ARE SINKING

YOU ARE BROKEN

 

THE SUN IS SETTING

AND YOU ARE SINKING

YOU ARE BROKEN

 

THE SUN IS SETTING

AND YOU ARE SINKING

YOU ARE BROKEN

 

YOUR FLESH IS DISEASED

AND YOUR BONES ARE BRITTLE

AND YOU STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND

THAT YOU LIVED A LIE?


 

5. THIS GUN

 

THIS GUN IS RESTING AGAINST MY HEAD

I'D SOONER PULL THE TRIGGER

THAN HEAR YOUR VOICE AGAIN

I'D RATHER BE DEAD

 

THIS GUN IS RESTING AGAINST MY HEAD

I'D SOONER PULL THE TRIGGER

THAN HEAR YOUR VOICE AGAIN

I'D RATHER BE DEAD

 

THIS GUN IS RESTING AGAINST MY HEAD

I'D SOONER PULL THE TRIGGER

THAN HEAR YOUR VOICE AGAIN

I'D RATHER BE DEAD

 

YOU TALK

YOU FUCKING SCREAM

RIGHT THROUGH ME

NOTHING BUT FEAR

AND SILENCE IS ALL I HEAR

IT’S ALL I HEAR

IT’S ALL I HEAR

IT’S ALL I FUCKING HEAR

 

ONE THOUSAND CLICHÉS COULD NEVER DESCRIBE YOUR IGNORANCE

ONE THOUSAND CLICHÉS COULD NEVER DESCRIBE YOUR IGNORANCE

 

OH SHIT

 

YOU AIN'T FIGHTING FOR DIFFERENCE

YOU'RE JUST CLINGING TO AN OLD TRADITION

THAT YOU DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND

SO FUCK YOU

 

YOU…

YOU ARE SCARED OF CHANGE

YOU…

YOU ARE FUCKING SCARED

 

YOU…

YOU ARE SCARED OF CHANGE

YOU…

YOU ARE FUCKING SCARED


 

6. BEACHED

 

LIVING WITH THE FEELING

THAT YOU ARE NEVER GOOD ENOUGH

HAUNTED BY YOUR MISTAKES

NO SUBSTANCE CAN ERASE THAT BITTER TASTE 

ALTHOUGH WE TRY

 

NEVER FEELING

THAT WHAT YOU HAVE IS ENOUGH

STUCK IN THE HEART OF THIS PARASITE

 

AS IT PUSHES THE SIDES OUT TO DIE

CONCRETE FALLS APART

AND CULTURES ARE LEFT TO ROT ON THE OUTSIDE

ALWAYS WANTING SOMETHING MORE

 

ALWAYS ASKING WHY

 

THE POWERS THAT BE ARE TRYING TO CREATE

A ONE WORLD HOMOGENIZED SOCIETY

THE CONSTANT REMOVAL OF VARIETY

IN OTHER CULTURES AND PEOPLE

 

I FEEL LIKE I DON'T BELONG

CONSTANTLY FIGHTING DEMONS

ON THE INSIDE

 

CONSTANTLY FIGHTING THE SELF-DOUBT

THIS CULTURE GREW

INSIDE OF ME

INSIDE OF ME

INSIDE OF ME

 

LIFE IS NOTHING I SAW ON TV

I DON'T SEE THE HAPPY ENDING


 

7. THE TWILIGHT YEARS

 

I'VE WATCHED THE SUN SET

ON THIS WESTERN PARADISE

I'VE SEEN THE FADED EDGES

WITNESSED THE LIGHTS BURN OUT

 

NOW THE WORLD IS FREEZING

AND IT IS FUCKING DARK

THE BLOOD RED TIDE IS RISING

AND THERE'S NO HIGH GROUND

 

ARMS BOUND AND LEGS SHAKING

WE CAN'T KICK TO SAVE OURSELVES

SAVE OURSELVES…

 

THE FAINT GLOW OF BURNING FLAGS

IT SENDS SHIVERS DOWN OUR SPINES

THIS IS WHAT WE FOUGHT FOR?

A DESOLATE WASTELAND

RAPED AND SCORCHED

 

THE WATERS WILL RISE

TO WASH AWAY THE FILTH

BUT THE BLOOD WE SPILL

WILL NEVER MATCH THEIR GUILT

 

THE WATERS WILL RISE

TO WASH AWAY THE FILTH

BUT THE BLOOD WE SPILL

WILL NEVER MATCH THEIR GUILT

 

ONCE STOOD A SHIMMERING CITY

FULL OF SOUL-LESS SHEEP

UNDER MOUNTAINS OF CONCRETE

THAT PIERCED THE SKY

THE PRIVILEGED KISSED THE STARS

AND WE KISSED THEIR FEET

 

BUT NOW THIS CITY BUILT ON SAND

HAS FINALLY SUNK BENEATH

AND NOW WE SWIM LIKE SHARKS

THROUGH THE ROUGHEST OF SEAS

 

TRYING TO SALVAGE

THE SHIPWRECK OF HUMANITY

TRYING TO SALVAGE

THE SHIPWRECK OF HUMANITY


 

8. WE ARE THE DEAD

 

A WORLD BUILT ON FEAR AND FLESH

WITH X'S ON EYES

WE SIT COMPLACENT

 

THESE BURNING LIGHTS THEY BLIND OUR EYES

THIRSTS ARE QUENCHED

FROM YOUR VEINS TURNED RIVERS

 

I BEG TO QUESTION

WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT?

I BEG TO QUESTION

WHAT YOU DO FOR DIFFERENCE?

 

YOU ARE ALIVE

OPEN YOUR EYES

YOU ARE ALIVE

OPEN YOUR EYES

 

SO WHO WANTS TO BE SO PATHETIC

THAT THEY SPEND THEIR FINAL DAYS

BATHING IN THEIR OWN SELF-PITY?

 

NOW'S THE TIME FOR OUR ACTIONS

TO SPEAK LOUDER THAN OUR WORDS

LET THE SILENCE END

HERE AND NOW

 

WE ARE ALIVE

WE ARE ALIVE

WE ARE ALIVE

WE ARE ALIVE

 

WE ARE ALIVE

WE ARE ALIVE

WE ARE ALIVE

WE ARE ALIVE


 

9. CELEBRITY

 

WHILE PLASTIC’S KEPT YOUR BEAUTY

TO YOUR LAST BREATH

NO SCIENCE COULD KEEP

YOUR HEART FROM EMBRACING DEATH

 

YOU DIED AN ANGEL

ON TOP OF THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

YOU STOLE THE LOVE OF THOUSANDS

 

AND YOUR DEATH

ONLY GLORIFIES

THE PAIN

OF LIVING IN A STAR GLAZED WORLD

 

YOU TOOK THAT LAST BREATH

AS WE WATCHED

HOPING FOR THE WORLD

TO COLLAPSE WITH YOUR LUNGS

 

AND SO AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

KEPT ALIVE FROM THE GLOW OF OUR EYES

 

NOTHING....

NOTHING COULD SAVE YOU FROM TIME

 

NEVER AGING IN BOOKS

PLASTICS KEPT YOUR LOOKS

YOU SPREAD THE INFECTION

THEY WOULD DIE FOR BEAUTY

THEY WOULD DIE FOR POWER

JUST A KISS FROM THE HEAVENS

 

SO POWERFUL WITH YOUR BEAUTY

SO CAPTIVATING

SO ETHEREAL

YOUR WISDOM SHINES LIKE A VACUUM-SEALED DREAM

 

BUT THAT PAIN

THAT INFECTION

WILL NEVER FIND A HOME IN ME

YOU WILL NEVER EXIST IN ME

PRAISE BE

 

PROPHETS OF DELUSION

PROPHETS OF MATERIAL THINGS

I DON'T BELIEVE IN YOU


 

10. MISERY

 

SOAKED IN BLOOD

BOUND BY HAIR & SKIN

I WON'T CARRY THIS FLAG

 

MURDER AND TORTURE

AREN'T VIRTUES I CAN HOLD

AND APATHY IS A DISEASE

THAT WILL NEVER CONSUME ME

 

I SLEEP WITH MY EYES OPEN

 

WAITING FOR THE TIDES TO CHANGE

TO BRING YOU TO YOUR KNEES

IF ONLY FOR ONE DAY

TO SEE THE SUFFERING

YOU WILL TASTE…

 

MISERY WILL HAVE HER REVENGE

AS THE ANIMALS DIE

YOU STAND TO PROSPER BUT...

WHEN THE CANCEROUS TUMOURS

EXPLODE INSIDE OF YOU

AND THE SOIL BENEATH ROTS SO FAR AWAY

 

THEY WILL SEE YOU IN HELL

AND YOU WILL BE…

JUDGED

 

YOU WILL PAY

MISERY

YOU WILL PAY

MISERY

 

WE ARE GOLD

IN THIS WORLD OF FILTH

WE ARE GOLD

AND WE SLEEP WITH OUR EYES OPEN

 

WE ARE GOLD

IN THIS WORLD OF FILTH

WE ARE GOLD

AND WE SLEEP WITH OUR EYES OPEN

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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