Worse Off Alive

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released April 15, 2014

Chris: guitar
Christian: bass
Dan: guitar
Jay: drums
Rob: Vocals
Dana plays cello on Nothing to Restore
Recorded by Chris DeVona at Lupine Sound
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege

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Track Name: Remnants of a World
Burn all that remains Burn all that's left Remnants of a world that worships death
Violence and triumph Violence and regret Kept great records of every painful step
Death is not the biggest loss in all of life It's all the things that we lose while living our lives
No attempt ever to regain or revive all the things inside of us that have slowly died
Death is not the biggest loss in all of life It's all the things that we lose while living our lives
Track Name: Slovik
Death rains down as artillery falls Shaking the Earth and crumbling walls Scatter and run across a foreign land Find cover or hiding anywhere that you can
Begged and pleaded to be sent from here No good to anyone crippled with fear Sent into the enemies sights Deserted his comrades and ran for his life
Dug in and scared he sealed his fate Pitiful and frightened in a trembling state Hours gone by, didn't sleep through the night Frozen in fear past the mornings light
Begged and pleaded to be sent from here No good to anyone crippled with fear Sent into the enemies sights Deserted his comrades and ran for his life
I will not move until the noise is gone Wont go die where the front lines are drawn I don't have what it takes, I'm empty inside I'll abandon all of this, not willing to die
Convinced he'd only get jail time Slovik took a pen and confessed his crimes Urged repeatedly to tear up that note Refused every time so they cast their vote
Begged and pleaded to be sent from here No good to anyone crippled with fear Sent into the enemies sights Deserted his comrades and ran for his life
I will not move until the noise is gone Wont go die where the front lines are drawn I don't have what it takes, I'm empty inside I'll abandon all of this, not willing to die
When artillery fell he felt death's hand Staring in death's eyes, he can't stand Ran away from a war that he can't win Ran from death but death found him
His own people killed him by firing squad Did it for country, did it for god Us against us, barren and bleak We must seek and destroy the ones glad to be weak.
Track Name: Nothing to Restore
If I was unadorned and blind like the rest
I would live a role without this weight on my chest
I think I'm feasting on life's fruit but i'm gnawing on a rind
A connection with a routine is all I'll seek or ever find

Knowledge of or desire for empowerment?
I can't miss what I've never had
Remain content and unwavering in my ignorance
And I do it all so willfully and glad

A feeble desire for all I haven't got
Embarrassing attempts to get what i want
Scrutiny comes but it never seems to go
Impotent attempts to get where i need to go

Wish I never knew all that I forgot
Wish I didn't know what i try to ignore
Wish I never had a single standard or interest
I have built nothing up, so there's nothing to restore.
Track Name: Ouroboros
Compartmentalized and standardized with grey clouds in your eyes. Mechanized and centralized, obedience in mind. Got your mind, got your heart, tearing you apart. Used to it, abused through it and blinded from the start.
Circle of Ouroboros We're all Ouroboros
Stomping around desolate wastes, be careful of what you find. Killing vermin to hunt the snakes, not what you had in mind. Once you start the whole process, apparent become the lies. There's a snake eating itself in the mirror before your eyes.
Circle of Ouroboros We're all Ouroboros
Limbless creature who sucked energy from all around it. It's a matter of time, it turns on itself with a taste for flesh and skin. Start from the bottom and work it's way up inch by inch by inch. Reptilian brain filled with desire, hunger and a need to twitch.
Circle of Ouroboros We're all Ouroboros
It's flesh fills it's stomach after sliding past it's tongue. It will never come to grips with what it's actually done. Coming up to it's own head, how much longer can this last? Not the tongue tries to fill a stomach it no longer has.
Track Name: Red Mud
Chaos through order. Your cities rise from the Earths surface like a blood blister.

Bloody pool upon the concrete now, it will be red ice before the morning light. Chaos through order. Your cities rise from the Earth like a blood blister. It will stay frozen for a few more days before anyone discovers his body there. Chaos through order. Your cities rise from the Earth like skin cancer.

When they rupture burn they will. Replicate until they kill.

Gravel digs into your knees as the barrel is pushed right past your teeth. Chaos through order. Your cities rise from the Earth like skin cancer. Lip starts to bleed as the barrel gets wet. Killed by someone you've never met. Chaos through order. Your cities rise from the Earth like a blood blister.

When they rupture burn they will. Replicate until they kill.

Cities of red mud. Soil mixed with blood.
Track Name: Worse Off Alive
Everyday until the day I die, before I go to sleep at night, in my mind the whites of his eyes and how he looked before he died.
Worse Off Alive Haunted at night No will to fight
Both of us determined to try to stay alive and finish the fight. Both made a choice to cross that line, but I'll end his life before he can end mine.
It eats away at all that could be. Always reminded, he was like me. Same age, height and feeling of tension. Same stance, fear and apprehension.
I am worse off alive.
Worse Off Alive Haunted at night No will to fight
He had a future just like me but made himself my enemy. Forget about nations and ideology, I wasn't fighting to set anyone free.
Label me a traitor or a heretic, but at that moment there is no rhetoric. I killed him just to protect me and now my brain's in captivity.