Lost Souls

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released September 13, 2011

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Track Name: Lost Souls
I can't escape this place I loath
My body quivers and I'm feeling numb
I shield my heart now from the burning cold
and walk this empty earth alone
the death of dreams and passion
here at the edge of everything
a gaping chasm that haunts my life
now echoes my screaming

(chorus)

Through the fear and madness
the endless anger and frustration
our eyes gaze skyward to curse our gods
but this burden is all our own
there'll be no one who can save us
no hell or heaven, no truth, no lies
here in this deafening silence
that echoes until the end of time

(chorus)

The bitter tears and sadness
flow like a river to drown us all
gasping for air we keep reaching out
to anything that might slow our fall
but in the end we're all nameless
our rotting bodies bereft of life
so shed a tear to this memory
as eyes close one last time

(chorus)

Lost in our grief
hearts will drown in deceit
as darkness eclipses our soul
Track Name: One Step Away
This place seems so familiar
it's like I've been a thousand times before
holding my head in my hands,
consumed by nightmares,
so far beyond control
as the sand pours from the hour glass
hoping that these thoughts will pass
that tear me from the inside out,
so hollow, weak, and numb

The pain behind my weary eyes I must conceal
but I'm stretched so thin, worn down so low
and I've walked down these streets
so many times I know where they lead
straight to the blackness
within my heart, within my soul

Like fingers tearing at my veins
to drag me down beneath the surface
just one step away
stripping my flesh and bone away
an endless fall, through vacant silence
nothing else remains

This sisyphean cycle has ground
all my convictions into dust
leaving a fetid scent of disarray
beneath a lifeless husk
I feel so powerless to stop it now,
I'm losing grip, there's no way out
with nothing left to save me now,
I'm falling down, I'm falling down!

I shut the door
eclipse the glare of morning
light that blinds my eyes
as I fall to the floor
ignore the hunger crawling
underneath my skin
I'll take it all away
and everything else fades

I'll bear this burden on my own
no one can see, no one can know
I fought so hard but what's left to show
I've lost everything, I've lost everyone

I can't let you see me this way
I've fallen down beneath the surface
just one step away
you wouldn't recognize my face
all hollowed out, so weak and worthless
and nothing else remains
Track Name: Staring into the Abyss
Into my darkest depths
I gaze long and deep

Darkness closes in
the fear begins to spread
inside of every limb
Haunting every step
shadows of the past
tears my life to shreds

I can't see it as it cuts
my life from every angle
and vitiates my heart
I don't feel it, is this love?
I wouldn't know it's texture
or it's taste on my tongue

This black abyss
reflects my darkest depths
the beast I see stares back at me

So cold and bitter to the touch
the mirror casts a stranger
with hatred in it's eyes
who am I and what have I done?
tears fall down like angels
into the void

This black abyss
reflects my darkest depths
the beast I see stares back at me

No!

Darkness closes in
the fear begins to spread
inside of every limb
Haunting every step
shadows of the past
tears my life to shreds

How can I live when I've seen what I've done
I'm so fucking scared about this thing I've become
As it twists all my memories to madness
and cuts me down to the bone
I've never felt this lost, never so cast adrift
everything that I was has vanished in the abyss
so heed my words if you feel as I do
if you stare too long it will consume you...too...
Track Name: We Die Alone
My mind is clear and I can almost see the end
of my life as it comes crashing down on me
the world collapses in twisted screams of my pain
of the loss of everything once held dear to me
rendered meaningless and cheap

Shattered Dreams and Broken Bones
When We Die, We Die Alone

At the end of time
remember one thing
that your life will end
and the priest attends
at your funeral
when the devil calls
you to his right hand

Shattered Dreams and Broken Bones
When We Die, We Die Alone
Track Name: Mourning Yesterday
This abomination, this disease of man
to crave the acrid fruit of our own bitter end
We move towards destruction
without a second glance
at the lives devoured in the wake
of our selfish advance

bodies mount upon the pyre
to fuel the greed of man's desire
as maggots fester in their urn
none shall return

Seep in contamination
breathe the poisoned air
as we shape the world to reflect
our own inner despair
Return to desolation, all that remains
An unspoken eulogy to a time far less depraved

flowers bloom, wither, then die
nothing survives the test of time
empires rise and then they burn
and we never learn

As we mourn our yesterdays
Track Name: Killing Game
Left unseen the things beneath the surface suffer on
and cannot ease the pain of a bleeding heart
I feel so lost among the wreckage I have sown
but I strive to find the way

Because life is more than a game we play
the scars we wreak on it never fade
when we spill our blood, and we see the things
we've become our hearts never heal
from the damage done

...and we bleed 'til everything we love is lost

This contempt defies reason
inhumanity is everywhere
they say times are changing
well so am I

Because life is more than a killing game
the scars that streak our flesh are the same
as the spilling blood swirling around our feet
that consumes us until we can't feel
anything at all

...and we bleed 'til everything we love is lost
Track Name: Love Like Suicide
All my tears veil the morning light
it's been too long since I have seen it through clear eyes
restless days turn to sleepless nights
your empty words will always echo through my mind
of all the moments that we've spent
ingesting lies and cheating death
broken promises, everything, everything blurs

Got a love like suicide
what a love
poison words kill me inside
and burn like fire

thoughts dissolve into the fading light
casting shadows on the emptiness inside
pieces fall right before my eyes
broken shards of shattered memories of life
of all the times we used to share
my severed life still bleeds from tears
of what you took from me
everything, everything burns

Got a love like suicide
what a love
poison words kill me inside
and burn like fire
Track Name: Autumn Winds
Icy stares, disdainful eyes
adorn these minions of christ
as they blindly march with hateful hearts
to kill this world they despise

Autumn winds casts it's spell on me
Clouds will blacken the sky
if I must burn for what I believe
today would be a good day to die

Among the screams and endless cries
I swear an oath to the skies
that I will not bend to the oppressor's hands
and spit my blood in their eyes

Autumn winds casts it's spell on me
Clouds will blacken the sky
if I must burn for what I believe
today would be a good day to die

Mit jeder unze meiner starke,
mit jedem Tropfen des Bluts
mit jedem Atem
Kampfe ich...und Opfer

now all is still only the grass sways
and yet the blood drips from every blade
turning these meadows into graves
casting our gods into their flames

Autumn winds casts it's spell on me
Clouds will blacken the sky
if I must burn for what I believe
today would be a good day to die
Track Name: Amanda
Oh when I am consumed
By the darkened surrounding gloom
Where all light ceases to shine
You give me purity
In a world that poisons me and
you drive the hatred from my eyes

Amanda you're dear to me
Like no one else could be
Your smile soothes my weary soul
and when life crushes me
leaving me lost and weak
you breathe the life into my heart

And through these troubled times
You've kept my spirits high
When all hope was seeming to die
In a world so full of pain
you heal my wounds with a soothing rain
to wash away all I despise

Amanda you're dear to me
Even the bland can see
the light you shine into the world
You're always here for me
When no one else could be
Your smile soothes my weary soul

When I see a dismal future
where nothing ever seems right
I turn to you and your humor
to life this curse from my life

Amanda you're dear to me
Like no one else could be
Your smile soothes my weary soul
You're always here for me
When no one else could be
you breathe the life into my heart