Rising

by Orenthal

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released October 17, 2015

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4 hairy dudes yelling about the world, our lives, and the way they are.

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Track Name: Priorities
All that we were
Has since been replaced
By empty remains
Left in desolate space

This is the end of an era
The end of a slow degeneration now
What your priorities lack is the skin off your back and the fire in your eyes
Conviction is not for the weak
I assumed that your word you could keep
But your constant regret of a life without depth has you swallowing your pride

All that we had
Discarded with haste
The remnants you left
Have degraded to waste

This is the end of an era
The end of a slow degeneration now
What your priorities lack is the skin off your back and the fire in your eyes
Conviction is not for the weak
I assumed that your word you could keep
But your constant regret of a life without depth has you swallowing your pride

And with the turn of a page
Disappointment fades from my memory
As this chapter unfolds wisdom rather than gold
Will be treasured again

This is the end of an era
The end of a slow degeneration now
What your priorities lack is the skin off your back and the fire in your eyes
Conviction is not for the weak
I assumed that your word you could keep
But your constant regret of a life without depth has you swallowing your pride
Track Name: Side Effects May Include
Prison walls
Flesh colored
Barred windows lay in ocular comfort
Pulse countdown keep the fear alive
A crescendo of a searing ebb and flow
The fluctuating tide burns an imprint and symptoms grow

Sickness
It's all in your head
What's split behind my eyes remains unrectified and strewn about instead
Weakness
It's all in your head
Encased inside a world resting on a fractured foundation

Scatter plot point of existence
Self-medication and your new prescription
A tangled dance of crooked romance between brain and body
With an audience silently sighing why

Sickness
It's all in your head
What's split behind my eyes remains unrectified and strewn about instead
Weakness
It's all in your head
Encased inside a world resting on a fractured foundation

Suffer
Silence
Sequence
Seats to witness

Sickness
It's all in your head
What's split behind my eyes remains unrectified and strewn about instead
Weakness
You're not right in the head
Encased inside a world resting on a fractured foundation
Track Name: Bruxism
Ugly stare
Please at least have the decency not to twist the knife
I was contorted clawing grasping not anymore
Yea no one's hands are clean and I'm well aware of the stains on mine
So I'll grit my teeth until my mouth is sore

You look but don't see
You hear but don't listen

And now I find myself so frustrated
Screaming at the walls and tearing my face from my skull
And now I find myself so fucking jaded
Screaming at the walls in hopes anyone can hear at all

Sometimes holding on does more damage than letting go
Well i've got nothing left to say and nothing left to show
I'll be smoothing out my skewed perspective

Cause I have found myself so frustrated
Screaming at the walls and tearing my face from my skull
And I have found myself so fucking jaded
Screaming at the walls in hopes anyone can hear at all

But i'm not afraid anymore
I'm not afraid anymore
Track Name: Clear Skies
Prophet of peace
Catalyst of war
Heaven sent speech
Enslaved greed whore
Angels and devils are one in the same
Angels and devils

Heaviest anguish promises avoidance of pain
A goal so distant when you're on your knees begging for strength
Like the punch line of a bad joke everyone gets but you
terrifying example of metaphors misconstrued

Heavenly father where have you been
I'm left unanswered
Heavenly father what have you done
We're left unanswered

I don't remember the first time
But this is sure to be my last
I can't contain my disdain
For those following the path
What they call righteousness
Just look at how the money's spent
You can still be heaven sent
Just as long as you repent

Heavenly father where have you been
I'm left unanswered
Heavenly father what have you done
We're left unanswered
Left Unanswered
Track Name: Isolate
I will live and die in a city you call mine
Beneath a canopy of oil slick skies and teardrop streetlights
Mired in the disconnect the emptiness of the streets
When the belly distends it will all begin to tear at the seams

With our heads down
Streaked-mirror sidewalks reflect the lives we've lead
Suffocating small talk speaks of pride painted with the blood we've never bled

We are the faceless the beige the ignored
Shattering the weight we refuse to carry anymore
We are the abused the forgotten the observers from the shore
Of a sea disillusioned and destroyed by its own accord
An eye that beholds a beauty so discreet manifests itself as a strength you could never perceive

And With our heads down
Streaked-mirror sidewalks reflect the lives we've lead
Suffocating small talk speaks of pride painted with the blood we've never bled
Track Name: Epic Fail
Hindsight is 20/20
But I can't change mistakes I've made
I lick my wounds and hope that soon
My life will fall into place
Destroying expectations
Kind of always been my thing
Reinvention takes its toll
Just not on me 'cause I'll never change

At some point in my life
Chasing my dreams turned into being a failure
Well that's alright 'cause I like it that way
I guess I must have missed the day
When I lost the reigns and my social status changed
Now I long for yesterday

Can't you see it in my face
Oh how I long for yesterday

Hit the road bridge the gap
But everything was lost along the way
To keep my sanity
I sacrificed and now I'm behind
And headed nowhere fast

At some point in my life
Chasing my dreams turned into being a failure
Well that's alright 'cause I like it that way
I guess I must have missed the day
When I lost the reigns and my social status changed
Now I long for yesterday
Track Name: Unintelligent Design
When it bleeds it's like a busted pipe
Flooding the structure
Burying good intentions alive
There's no hands from sky
Soapbox of lies
No ticking of the clock stations
Or false prophet eyes
Who will save us this time

It's not a gun or a badge
It's the rotten crop from the seeds we plant
Can we change
It's not a word or an act
It's the rotten crop from the seeds we plant
Can we change

Bite your tongue
Frayed and numb
Can we change
Shred your tongue
Safe and dumb
We must change

Is this all we've been reduced to
Have we all begun to cherish hate
A public affliction with a simple cure
While our passive faces watch it permeate

Is this all we've been reduced to
Track Name: Babylon Rising
Slack jaw lap up the toxic waste
Spewed by translucent suited pigs
Now let your satellite voice be heard
Where I've been choking on the smoke
And blinded by the mirrors that show
Such failures overlooked by our glutton egos

Latch on bite down
And find you're all gums now
Kick and scream at
Voice filtered and force fed
Mind twines twisted by
The Babylon you're letting rise
Mind twines twisted by
The Babylon you're letting

Rise attention appetite
Don't compromise you've got it all figured out
Except that you're part of the problem now
They would sell you your own skin
Just to stack up a dime
Misfire your attacks so that you can
Regurgitate your feast of lies

You're part of the problem
You're part of the problem now

Rise attention appetite
Don't compromise we've got it all figured out
Except that we're part of the problem now
They would sell you your own skin
Just to stack up a dime
Misfire your attacks just so that you can
Regurgitate your feast of lies
Track Name: Wolf In Sheep's Clothing
Wolf in sheeps clothing
Fangs dripping
With the blood of a life learning self loathing
Now you find your wallet thin torn and fucked
But it's time to pay up
Wolf in sheeps clothing
Claws wrapped
With the flesh of a life you considered nothing
Now you find your wallet thin torn and fucked
But it's time to pay up

The wheel will turn and the circle will come full
When you find yourself the sheep in a den full of wolves
Track Name: Totality Of Being
To live
To die
To learn
To fight

So many nights searching mirrors to find
10000 lives as backwards as the reflection in sight
While tracing lines in the ceiling to make some picture worth believing
And so I'm fucking fed up trying to talk about it

What am I doing with this life
Is there a reason I confine the thoughts inside my head
Internalized but forever lost on them

Isolate
Medicate
Fail and grind your teeth
Prioritize for a god
Until a wolf is what you meet

Someone always says
It could always be worse
So i sifted through the ashes of relative perspective but I still can't find anything secure
And this void may destroy me but it won't be on my knees
It won't be on my knees

What am I doing with this life
Is there a reason I confine the thoughts inside my head
Internalized but forever lost on them

Another night in search of answers to life
in search of reasons for strife
Maybe I'll find them this time