Tracks

01. Sassafras
02. I Hate Buffering
03. Assistant To The Regional Manager
04. Dez Moines
05. Big Wiggly Style
06. Danger: Wildman
07. Ben Has A Kid
08. Wapakalypse
09. Gimme Half
10. Louder Than Thunder
11. Lord Xenu



01. Sassafras

This is the faith complex
Where all it takes is another step so we can then step again
Its not all about the numbers

This is the faith complex
Try not to write another disappointing letter to integrity
Only go faster when you've stopped and thought
Only go slower when you've learned of wisdom

Everything is a question of goodwill
But we're too busy delivering answers with arrogance
Isn't it funny how one's compassion diminishes when his or her own perils rise?
Perils rise
It's not all about the numbers

What should we ask for?
Who should we look to if all we know is burning branches?
Don't speak to me like I'm a stranger
Turn your thoughts to the roots
As we've all been caught up in the branches
With roots above and branches below

Don't run if you don't know your walk
This is the faith complex
This is a memoir to friends persisting


02. I Hate Buffering

Confidence blurred by arrogance
And the self worship continues
Who is an artist?
You can't decide for yourself
Straight lines, I see straight lines
But they control sloppily, stupidly
Keep that golden, celebrity character to your own conscience

Take a breath, where is your time?
A vertebrae with no spine

Our entertainment: a mockery
With every laugh and every joke the actors' lungs become more dense with damnation
Don't mistake my intentions for superiority, let's make that clear
This isn't right, and the worse part is we're not pretending

Don't memorize these names
Eternally

This world will run dry and we'll watch the clock
We'll watch what we'll become

Don't memorize these names
Eternally

Take a breath, where is your time?
A vertebrae with no spine


03. Assistant To The Regional Manager

These writings are to those who have weeped
These writings are to those who haven't looked
Deeply enough into the correct resolution.

Wrong again but stronger now,
We can face this.
Fight life with life.

All glory to the one in existence.
Bring upon your name, your grace, your everything.

Hold hands and stare into the circle.
What are we looking at?

Rumors and rumors and rumors.
Assembly: disintegration.

Perish, perish, perish, perished.

Tombstones serve as mirrors
And the graves are infinite.
Take a look through the lens
And through your eyes.
End the partitioning.

Wrong again but stronger now,
We can face this.
Fight life with life.

Enemies, we'll go for your throat.


04. Dez Moines

(Fall to your knees, accomplishing nothing)

Fall to your knees only to exercise your schedule.
Abandon calendar.

(What has come with such preaching is loneliness.)
Profit: zero, Achievement: zero.

Forward can't be stopped.
It just goes to show that some words are useless.
It just goes to show that some words are useless.

Take all your medals,
take all your ribbons,
take all your awards,
take them, take them back to the ground.

Our youth is lost, a product of the created circumstances.
All I can say is maybe, maybe, maybe.

(All I can say is maybe this is what I've been expecting all along, all along)
Now's the time of weakness, now's the time of blood.

Perhaps even the whole-hearted had wished for this.
Now's the time of weakness, now's the time of blood.
Oh!

And still the time of lions.
Push everything, force everything.

We've all sung of the end, but who truly understands it? (All along, all along)

Forward can't be stopped.
It just goes to show that some words are useless.
It just goes to show that some words are useless.
Take all your medals,
Take all your ribbons,
Take all your awards, take them back to the ground.


05. Big Wiggly Style

Condemned
My regret is not writing more for you, lord
As this ocean comes to be deeper our vessels become less stable

Look to the sky
Encourage the elements of God
Rather than the jars that contain them
If only the ingredients of man were of such elements

If only

With great horror, I admit that we all live off the lust and misfortune of others
All live off the lust and misfortune of others
This is vision, not contradiction

I see greed in the face of a priest
And deterioration in the walls of cathedrals
What was right, now wrong
Casts a cold reflection on glory

Look to the sky


06. Danger: Wildman

I know a ghost
And when doubted his truth reveals incredible vengeance
Vanity is a sepulcher

Do as you please, shame will follow

Languages rot and insects lose interest;
Mountains of plastic: melting away

As long as these struggles are aimless,
We will all be standing still
When worded correctly, truth is never a cliche;
This is because so many are attached to their deaf ears

Collect the leaves
Count them
Name them
Study each and every single one of them

As long as the struggles are aimless
We will all be standing still
When worded correctly, truth is never a cliche;
This is because so many are attached to their deaf ears

All mistakes can be marked by borders
All of love can be traced to a maker
It seems as if what is most important,
Isn't noticed when forgotten

Do as you please, shame will follow

The sun and the moon:
You'll always take them for granted
What's delicate is lost
As the selfish forget what is sacred,
The humble forget themselves

When worded correctly, truth is never a cliche;
This is because so many are attached to their deaf ears


07. Ben Has A Kid

I mean this I'm not sure if you could say the same
Week after week after week

Idolatry is wasted reverence
Idolatry is the yellow on your teeth
Gasp for the truth you once lived

Beyond this world
Beyond this world
Is what is always breathing
Beyond this world
Is worth dying for
Dying for

I remember what you use to claim
You can't bury conviction with anything

Our message will grow
No matter the mistakes made with construction

Beyond this world
Is what is always breathing
Beyond this world
Is worth dying for

Gasp for the truth you once lived
I pray that stolen glimpses do not substract from what we've been building
Keep stride persist in your march


08. Wapakalypse

Dear tomorrow
Find some sensibility
Respond to emotion
Dear politician,
Define sagacity,

One after another, nobody stands behind the ones they have chosen
One after another, nobody stands behind the ones they've selected

Nobody stands behind the nation they've selected
All chances of survival are beginning to diminish
Comedy is no excuse for our own blasphemies

Mass media/mass pessimism/mass denial
My television tells me to panic, but I don't think I'll listen

The apathetic force us to persevere
The apathetic, with their backwards priorities
If only the strongest of stone was not necessary

One after another, nobody stands behind the ones they have chosen
One after another, nobody stands behind the ones they've selected

Nobody stands behind the nation they've selected
We could build a monument for memory:
Liberation includes a failure
Your rebellion is resultless
So be angry at yourself
If only we did not deserve this


09. Gimme Half

Keep this on your mind
Keep it within your eyelids

We have ascended countless stairs
Perhaps it has interrupted our thoughts
Regret is an inception, regret is a beginning

Miles and miles of wires build the apparatus
But don't mistake power lines for shelter
I forgot and it will more than likely happen again
Drink and binge the waters of the sea

Keep this on your mind,
Keep it within your eyelids

Don't climb for a lifetime only to fall short of infinity
Everything is left
With faith, some minds are sand;
But I prefer concrete
This is whats going to separate us from them
Move!!

Time for the next chapter

Keep this on your mind
Keep this within your eyelids


10. Louder Than Thunder

What would it take for things to be quiet?
Quiet, like the snow.

And I know this isn't much but,
I know I could I could be better.

I don't think I deserve it;
Selflessness.
Find your way into my heart.
All stars could be brighter.
All hearts could be warmer.

What would it take for things to be quiet?
Quiet, like the snow.

Are we meant to be empty handed?

I know I could I could be better.

I don't think I deserve it;
Selflessness.
Find your way into my arms.
All stars could be brighter.
All hearts could be warmer.

What would it take for things to be quiet?


11. Lord Xenu

Gravity
Teach me the ways of retaliation

I'd like every backbiter to know that audience is always priority, rather than the stage
It all comes down to this
Look elsewhere for books of narcissism
Pride is a trend that is far past swollen

Death through windows

No longer can I live a life of no control
These stories we've been writing are water-thin

Its disheartening because I know that we are capable of vision
Blemishes are warnings so simply concentrate and apply pressure
And its branches will be broken

The city to be punished
So many never listen
And I drown in disgust
When will you ever remember?
When will you realize?
False statements fall to the feet of dead Gods!