Sinking Anthems

by The Ugly Facade

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released 11 March 2014

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Track Name: D-Day
D - D A Y
(jericho)

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Change with the tide, just so I don’t drown
Soak up the rain in case of drought
All over signs of impending doom
So I just lie and prepare in my room


People outside, begging for death
Running around as they scratch off their flesh
Looking for ways to distract my mind
Can’t quite ignore all the screaming outside


Can’t breathe, can’t breathe
Can’t breathe, can’t breathe
Can’t breathe, can’t breathe
Can’t breathe, can’t breathe


Still I’m waiting, not forsaking words I once felt like debating
Fears I swallowed and dismissed for being far too pessimistic

Till the angels pierced the sky, their fury burning with the fire
Of a thousand suns at once, the walls of Jericho came falling down
Track Name: If You Never
I F Y O U N E V E R
(tiny triggers)
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And when should the push become the shove?

And should I rely on myself?

And when should I stop pulling these tiny triggers meant for someone else?


And is it too late to join the club?

Or would I just fail at that too?

And should I just give the fuck up?

Something tells me it's something I won't do



Do what you can, and just try just to try

And if you never get there, well then lie and just lie

And say you'll turn it around before you die

If you never, in time you will

And when should the push become the shove?

And should I rely on myself?

And when should I stop pulling these tiny triggers meant for someone else?


And is it too late to join the club?

Or would I just fail at that too?

And should I just give the fuck up?

Something tells me it's something I won't do



Do what you can, and just try just to try

And if you never get there, well then lie and just lie

And say you'll turn it around before you die

You'll turn it around before you die

Do what you can, and just try just to try

And if you never get there, well then lie and just lie

And say you'll turn it around before you die

Turn it around before you die
Turn it around before you die
Turn it around before you die
If you never, in time you will
Track Name: Take Your Leave
T A K E Y O U R L E A V E
(king of cups)
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Hey old man, you falling tired?

Your faithless lovers look beside

The king they crowned will sleep in dirt again



Hearts weigh heavy on the throne

When god can't speak to claim his own

And soon the subjects will revolt again


You have eyes for it, it it

He's in Debt to it, it, it



Hey old man with furrowed brow

They told me I deserved the crown

Now hand it over perhaps I'll let you live



You want it all until you have to start believing

You'd like the power but you know that it's deceiving

You come unarmed and you expect to leave here breathing



Now shut your mouth
And take your leave



You want what's mine?

Get in line you motherfucker

Or save yourself
and get out



You want the crown?

Get in line you motherfucker

Or save yourself



You want it all until you have to start believing

You'd like the power but you know that it's deceiving

You come unarmed and you expect to leave here breathing


Now shut your eyes and take your medicine



You want what's mine?

Get in line you motherfucker

You're right on time


Come one

Come all



I know, I know

I know
I know your side

I told my side

I know the king you crowned will sleep in dirt again
Track Name: Scend
S C E N D
(invisible gods)
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by some mutated contract
we buy this broken dream
we gain a short admission
to sell off everything

send
send
the savior of us all

your scapegoats are the sacred
your pilgrims are the purge
their mission manifested
to kill and rape and scourge

send
send
the savior of us all

send
send
the savior of us all

we give them right to own us
we buy from them our lives
our children made the debtors
forever paying tithes

DID WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO

we live our lives in boxes
with little glowing screens
we fill our blood with toxins
so we can deal with things

and sometimes more than often
the bitter masks the taste
the fruitless failed reflection
"what if it's all a waste?"

send
send
the savior of us all

send
send
the savior of us all

fuck your savior
invisible gods do nothing
now raise your voice and raise your fists
for your children’s sake

stop defending
the ones who’ve made you suffer
no one will save you but yourself
make no mistake

fuck your savior this and savior that
it’s always been in your hands
remember you whored it out
to a bunch of greedy fucks

but don’t you worry
nothing’s forever
the time of kingdoms is over
it’s time to take back the pound of flesh they took from us

raise your fists up high
raise them for all the reasons why
there’s no savior you will have to save yourself

raise your fists up high
raise them for every dirty lie
there’s no savior for the ones who made this hell

raise your fists up high
raise them for all the reasons why
there’s no savior you will have to save yourself

raise your fists up high
raise them for every dirty lie
there’s no savior for the ones who made this hell

let us pour our heart out to greater things
Track Name: Paper Thin
P A P E R T H I N
(lashes upon lashes)
===============

Everything is black and blue

But it's nothing but a bruise

I can try to keep a few

Or I can heal if you should choose



Leaving soft come hither clues 

Just another clever ruse

Break me in I’ll follow you

I will fall in love with you



Everything comes pouring through

With the final lash or two

I am paper thin for you

I am opened up to you



See me leaking out

See me coming undone
Track Name: Bystanders
B Y S T A N D E R S
(cor cordium)

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Won't you save me

Hold me gently

I have suffered

Lift me upward

Stuck in the riptide

Smile by the wayside

Help me I'm drowning

Wave barely frowning

Can you hear me calling

Hold me up I'm falling



Feign me a rescue

Thought I should test you

Went as expected

You unaffected



Can you hear me calling

Hold me up I'm falling

And my lungs are filling

Was the past worth killing



Don't act like you ever

Don't act like you ever

Don't act like you ever

Don't act like you ever


You never showed up to save me so

I guess I'll just have to let you go

I thought that I knew what friends were for

You don't got to save me anymore

(I'll forget you)



You went and you left me all alone

One day you will reap what you have sown

I'll sing it until it's set in stone

I still got my goddamn microphone

(I'll forget you)

You never showed up to save me so

I guess I'll just have to let you go

I thought that I knew what friends were for

You don't got to save me anymore

(I'll forget you)



You went and you left me all alone

One day you will reap what you have sown

I'll sing it until it's set in stone

I still got my goddamn microphone

(I'll forget you)

(Can you hear me calling)
You never showed up to save me so

I guess I'll just have to let you go
(Hold me up I'm falling)

I thought that I knew what friends were for

You don't got to save me anymore

(I'll forget you)


(And my lungs are filling)

You went and you left me all alone

One day you will reap what you have sown
(Was the past worth killing)

I'll sing it until it's set in stone

I still got my goddamn microphone

(I'll forget you)

Apropos, the saint should show

As soon as I stand on my own

Apropos, the saint should show

As soon as I stand on my own
Track Name: Cradle
C R A D L E
(headland)

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I hear you calling me

Calling me to the cliffs

The rocks below they scream my name

So all I can do is follow



And I hope it's something grand

And I hope it's so much more

And this didn't go as planned

But then again, then again



I hear you calling me

Pulling me under with you

Your waters beg for my release

So all I can do is swallow

I hope it's something grand

I hope it's so much more

This didn't go as planned

But then again



Your divine plan

So ill conceived

I can't believe

And I want to believe



Leave me alone

I seem alone

I'm not alone

And I could never be



So I await

An empty slate

A chance to be

More than I could ever be



This world I know

I must forget

Leave my regret

And let go



Kill it all away

Forget yesterday

Forget how the sun will

Rise another day


Rise another day


Rise another day
Track Name: River Of God
R I V E R O F G O D
(the fountain)
==================

Take the cup fill it up Lift it up to the sky

Praise invisible gods for unforgivable lies

Tilt it back and wake me up from the animal dreams

I’ve been hibernating dreaming of unspeakable things

And from the sludge we crawled on phantom limb to get to Her place

And in defiance sprouted tongues so we could have just a taste

Every swallow every drop recalling things in my mind

That built the clot built the knot in the base of my spine

Full of come give me some share with me just a sip

Any chance to betray betwixt the cup and the lip

And for the sinner for the simpleton who drank from Her banks

The everlasting urge to fall down on your knees and give thanks

It is He who gave his sons a poisoned muscle to flex

Who bore the daughters who would swallow it right up to the neck

And for the blood the seed the poison She will give in return

A tiny piece of every son Her body happened to spurn

And should She let me close enough to cut away all Her strings

With Her compliance I would do the most unspeakable things

When all is said and done and all the fires begin to fume

Take the viscera that almost formed to bone in Her womb


And at Her side we’ll consummate the life we happened to live

By boiling all the children lost for gifts that She has to give

And every book they ever wrote to speak to us of Her charm

Should be forgotten once we choke upon the first sign of harm

All the things, all the things, all the things that She said

Now washed away and sinking silently to rest at Her bed


Every war every drought every capital built

Another stitch into the fabric of a blasphemous quilt

An even farther cry is what we came to try to attain

The immortality and knowledge that we’ve sought all in vain

And we run and we climb

And we scrape and we scale

And we beg and we bite

And we fight and we fail

What we were what we've been

What we kill what we carve

What we choke what we cut

What we steal what we starve

Just a glance just a taste

Just a sip just to see

Just to say I was there

Just to want just to be

When we writhe in denial

When we find where She lay

When we drink from Her womb

Will we know what to say?

When we open our skin

When we let Her seep in

When we’re born once again
Oh in the River of God

What our Father forbade

With the tip of his blade

When we fall when we bathe
Oh in the River of God

With our enemies slain

When we open the vein

Will we come once again
Oh in the River of God

What our Father forbade

With the tip of his blade

When we fall when we bathe
Oh in the River of God
Track Name: The Sinking Anthem
T H E S I N K I N G A N T H E M
(many waters)

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Your mission's compromised the moment that you lay the plans

I count the tired yarns you spin yourself on just one hand

And with all the time you're wasting I could write a thousand songs for you

If music spoiled your mission that would be one more excuse



Your "will"'s will turn to "might"'s

In spite of time's relentless melt

Your "maybe"'s justified

By all the lies you tell yourself



But rest assured my friend,
In time you will
in time you will
in time you will
in time you will
in time you will
in time you will
in time you will



The cadence of these words will dawn upon a greater man than you

And he will change his mind to find the way of getting out of this is through

And with nothing learned and unconcerned you'll shrug responsibility

But you are well aware that this is not what you were born to be



Your "will"'s will turn to "might"'s

In spite of time's relentless melt

Your "maybe"'s justified

By all the lies you tell yourself

But rest assured, in time you will



I've been treading water, barely staying up

Tending to the broken hearts, and emptying the cups

I've been standing in the quicksand looking up

"In time you will" has been the sinking anthem long enough



Kill the fallen angels

Kill the ones I long to be



I've let Mr. Hyde decide for long enough

Broken glass and bloody knees and suicidal lust

All the faces photos seem to show beneath the dust

Wasted youth, unspoken truth, and traces of disgust


"Sorry, son, but could you hold this till your time is up?"

"Well, I've been been carrying the weight for long enough."

In time you would, in time you would, in time you would give up

In time you will
In time you will
In time you will
In time



Kill the fallen angels

Kill the ones I long to be

Call: 

Give me what I'm owed and all the weight will seem to fall away

Response: Getting what you wanted doesn't mean the weight will fall away

Call: 

Give me everything and all the weight will seem to fall away
Response: 
Give up everything and all the weight will surely fall away
Track Name: No Amends
N O A M E N D S
(the turning point)

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Nothing works

Nothing hurts

Wasted words

Wasted words


The will is gone



Help yourself

Free yourself

No one else

No one else


The love is gone



Tie loose ends

Kill your friends

No amends

No amends

No amends



The fear is gone