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released April 7, 2012

Written by Johnny Fast

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Track Name: Last Words
I'm writing you this letter and wishing things were better
I've had a lot of time, I'm beginning to forget her
And as the light begins to fade I realize the price I paid
To have it all the axe will fall into this bed I've made

These are my last words
Before the memories were blurred
I'll not forget you
Writ with trembling hand
When I made my final stand
I did so just for you

With shadows darken sight
When creatures block the only light
Digging down to see that withins the will to fight
Theres nothing you can say
To make the troubles go away
You'll have to seize the day
And make your own mistakes
Track Name: The Hunger
I'm standing up or maybe falling down
My knees are shaking I must have got up way too fast
To the point my aching joints I've got a pain in my head
Trying to think of what I remember last

Don't stop she said don't stop she comes again and again and a-fuckin-gain and again

Have you ever been afraid with the lights out
Until you meet this girl you don't know what you're talking about
Like every day she's getting down to the matters
Am I getting thinner or is she just getting fatter

Whats these needle marks diggin in my arm
My veins are popping my blood is running cold
See she's watching while I'm sleeping silent creeping alarm!
Abort the mission before she takes control!

Don't stop she said don't stop she comes again and again and a-fuckin-gain and again

Have you ever been afraid with the lights out
Until you meet this girl you don't know what you're talking about
Like every day she's getting down to the matters
Am I getting thinner or is she just getting fatter

Death is raining fire watching you become a liar
Second base head case now I'm starting to perspire
Coming up short I'm beginning to contort
Watch your ways find you out now I know what you're about

She's eaten my insides but I remain alive but just an empty shell
Beaten by disguise her hunger satisfied to leave me in this hell
(Theres no way of knowing how long I can survive)
Track Name: Down To The Medium
When darkness falls don't be afraid
You know that its how we're made
To live the life like its in your head
Don't worry about the path thats ahead
And when we were young
Yeah, life was like a loaded gun
But when you're burdened by the need to know
You have to go...

Down to the medium
Waiting with obsidian
Walk where once your shadow passed away
Down to the medium
Waiting with obsidian
Walk where once your shadow passed
Seeing shapes behind that glass

Burned through my soul lying in my bed
Then fingers pulled me down with the dead
I struggled to find my way back in
Yeah, to find where I begin
So I hold onto her
Cause at the end, I'll be needing a friend
But if you're burdened by the need to know
You have to go...
Track Name: We Are Shadow
Feel the channel deep within
If I knock you let me in
You'll not know of my deprive
I make you feel alive

Fire rain cascading down
Reaching for this shining crown
Only time can save us now
Only time can save us now

And I feel the sun swept wind and rain
I know the winters edge but not my name
And I am faceless I am shadow
I am the darkness waiting down below

Surface water can conceal
What you think and how you feel
When there's no way to prevail
Black tides and we set sail
Darkest fears, its cold embrace
Finding out your hidden place
Planting seeds of fear and doubt
Bleeding you from inside out

Hold onto something if you're feeling weak
Don't let go when it whispers to defeat
Preditate and land on your feet
Pulling closer to what you seek
Closer now than we were before
Kick it in and I want more
Scent of blood and test of will
Only keeping what you kill
Track Name: Original Sin
Its not about your lips calling my name
You're telling me like I'm playing your game
Backed in the corner and you're gonna get bit
If you wanted your shot then this is it

I know your kind
It don't mean that much if I'm leaving you behind

Pretend to me that you care
You can't see my face, like you saw me standing there
Sometimes I get by, you can't bring me down
Its a waste to even try

Its not your looks that knock me to my knees
Its not your eyes that are begging to please
Never had trouble getting more than your share
Look into your eyes but theres nobody there
Track Name: Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Going down I hit it again
Losing faith in everything
Circling smoke into my veins
Sky turns from black to red
One more time and we'll be dead
It only burns us when it rains

Before the devil knows you're dead
I'll have you safely wrapped up in my head
Before the devil knows you're dead
I'll have you safely locked up in my head

Drowning liquid burns my heart
Chains are pulling us apart
Waiting for death to arrive
Raven souls with blackened wings
Seeing all the little things
Now they're eating us alive

Free your fate, its not too late
Track Name: Burden Of You
See the light up in the shelter
Its always been there since I felt her
The times that we had when you're weighing me down
Our loves so deep that you're watching me drown
Is there another time for another chance
Whispers by the window selling circumstance
Right around the corner is there something new
Its a burden on me, its a burden of you

Sinking down in the mud trying to stay ahead
Swearing under my breath that you want me dead
Hopeless is the feeling when I hold on to
If its not revealing I'll be burying you

Its a burden of you

Look through the window
Watching the ground break
Look through the window
Watching you die!
Track Name: Sense Of Balance
I can't decide where the axis turns
The shadows fall as the cities burn
Looking back for another sign
Watching fates as fates align
Time measured out in the second hand
The monkey crawls before he learns to stand
The creature tries to comprehend
I think its time we turned it down

I watched you go down
I watched your face fall
I thought you had it all

Its just some slime until it learns to speak
Running the back door same night every week
This is how a race advances
Will we get a second change

To bring back romance
A kiss before the dance
A sense of balance

Burn it down, it down, it down

Quit that before I give you a smack cause theres really only one of us
Quit that before I'm taking it back cause you're gonna be the death of us
In my dreams I'm emotionally stunned by the things I can't see
Swat at the air run a comb through my hair cause you know you ain't stoppin me
Sometimes we'd like to believe that we're all that we see but we're skimming the pond
Push through the mesh thats our death and I'll make you confess that its all thats beyond

Now I watched you go down
I saw your face fall
I thought you had it all
Chance to bring back romance
A kiss before the dance
A sense of balance
Track Name: Swallowed Hole
I watched the legions fall
Struggled to fight you off
From the pot into the fire
Dripping down into the mire
I feel the biting cold
I feel the pounding rain
I taste the blood inside
I shaped the form I'm in

Never to hold you away
Time keeps us wasting away

And its cold like dying
Suffocate
Feed me to the lions
I'm not afraid

I see your darkest place
Temptation has a taste
Watching as your wounds are healed
Seperating from the real
Burn your apocalypse
Seek your teeth into this
Feel darkness cold embrace
Feel rain stinging your face
I watch your shadow race
Bringing me into your empty place
Shutting the door as you're closing your eyes
Lifting the spirit that suffers and dies

Not afraid!

This hell is freezing cold
Your pulse is getting slow
Why did my spirit fall
When darkened beckon calls
I hear the thunder tell
Behind your empty shell
One step you're swallowed hole
Taking back my blackened soul

And its cold like dying
Suffocate
Feed me to the lions
I'm not afraid
I'm not afraid
Track Name: Destroyer Of Souls
Are you ready for me now
Thought it was your first time
We all need to feel
Something real

We try so hard
To fight and to believe in
Time has a way
Of leaving us behind

Lay down Destroyer of Souls, Destroyer
Save us from no self control, Destroyer

Sharpen your blade
And stab me in the back
Fall into me
Set me free
Waiting isn't lasting
Death might set us free
We all need to heal
For eternity

Lay down Destroyer of Souls, Destroyer
Save us from no self control, Destroyer

Set me free!