Sinking Anthems

by The Ugly Facade

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1.
03:02
D - D A Y (jericho)
 =========================

 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
2.
03:10
I F Y O U N E V E R (tiny triggers) =============== 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
3.
T A K E Y O U R L E A V E (king of cups) =========================

 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
4.
(free) 05:34
S C E N D (invisible gods) ===================== 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
5.
03:19
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
6.
04:57
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
7.
02:51
C R A D L E (headland)
 ========================= 

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
8.
04:57
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
9.
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
10.
03:50
N O A M E N D S (the turning point) 
=========================

 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

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released March 11, 2012

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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?

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