Of Metal and Wheels (2016 EP)

Master of One

We waited on you
Kneeled before you
But your eyes turned from our doorstep

Your baited breath drew
Deep from my lungs
'Til I was left with none for the fated

Release me from the world
Away from the scythe in my soul
Release me from the silence
A life in your palm, of all I know

We chased the memory
Of paths untrodden
And all we wished for was one more

Life to live by
To do it over
Erase mistakes that leave us wanting

Release me from the world
The claws strangling right at my throat
Release me from the violence
Of a life that is all I have known
 
 
Take me back home
You told me this is what you wanted
Find all I’ve been
You swore to only serve me all along
Take me away
Take me back home
 
Release me from the world
You’re chained now, there’s no going back
Release me from this pact
You signed your life, now come to me
 
Take me back home
We made sure this is what you wanted
Find all I’ve been
Become part of the human machine
Take me away
Come serve the world on bended knee
Find all I’ve been
The world is turning come and take your place
Take me home
The garden is no longer your place
Are you satisfied master of one?
 

Scarborough Faire

Are you going to Scarborough Faire?
I'm told right now that they celebrate there
Where the air is filled with triumphant cries
And the weeping of women who watch their men die

Are you going to Scarborough Faire?
I'm told there once was a victory there
Where the sky is grey and the shadows run deep
I said goodbye to my son, I could no longer keep

And life goes on
And time flows on
The wheels roll on
With the rising sun
The world moves on

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
At night the lovers meet secretly there
Though they know their fate will meet them one day
And humanity's censure will tear them away

And life goes on
And time flows on
The wheels roll on
With the rising sun
The world moves on

Are you going to Scarborough Faire?
To release hopes and dreams in the polluted air
Say farewell to the lives we wanted to lead
And take our place among others whose places we keep

And life goes on
And time flows on
The wheels roll on
With the rising sun
The world moves on


A New Age

You can paint the town in black and white
You can claim that what is wrong is right
You can try to hold with whips and chains
But listen close to what the wise man said

An age of man, of steel and gold brocade
While the world withers in the shade
Fighting friends for privilege and acclaim
Never thought the dead can't feel ashamed

Can I beat down the lies you propagate?
Defy this world that you create? 
Can you hear the distant rumbling?
You will hear it when we raise our fists

And I know I've seen this show before
We're a part of your twisted encore
And I know our voices light the fire

So come and watch us burn
Watch us raise our champions 
See what we will make
A world that's unfamiliar 
A dawn of a new age


 


All There Is (2015 EP)

Fallen World

Father can't you hear the screams 
It's poisoning my blood
It's torturing my mind

Tormented faces pressed against the window
Misting up the glass
But we wont see them now, we never have before

See the world for what it truly is
A place of pain and brokenness
Where all of us are doomed to die alone

Can someone hear me now?
I'm calling out
From the darkness
Can this be all there is in this fallen world?

In the turbulence and chaos of reality
I struggle to define the reason I exist

Drawn into the lies that once again
Have caught my mind
So I believe that I 
Am in the centre of the universe

Can someone hear me now?
I'm calling out
From the darkness
There must be something more to this fallen world!
A million voices cry
"Can this really be all there is?"


Can someone hear me now?
I'm calling out
From the darkness
This can't be all there is in this fallen world



The Bitter Decay

T
he loudest cry often has the most to hide
Beware the words of men, my son
Beware honest conviction

Benevolent men have crushed the world
With purest intention
Lost your way wandering boys
Inflated, twisted reason

I can feel the dark
Fester in my heart
I can feel the bitter decay
Wasting me away

The strongest voice often has the least idea
Behind the door we write the facts
Behind the eyes the secrets lie

Prey upon the mind and find what hides inside
It's enlightenment and spite
Becoming intermingled

I can feel the dark
Fester in my heart
I can feel the bitter decay
Wasting me away

And one day you'll see
Through the lies I left behind
And one day you'll see
It's especially true of me

I can feel the dark
Fester in my heart
I can feel the bitter decay
Wasting me away



The End of All Things

You're leaving footprints in the ash
You look so lost and all alone
We wonder why so few came down this way
When the road was so wide

I remember saying we'd be fine
I didn't mention all the rest
And so here listless we will stand in silence
Do you regret it all?

Following a trail to the end
Wandering across the empty fields
We have nothing left to do
Nothing left to try
At the end of all things

When frightened hearts made all the rules
A tragedy was sure to come
We were so focused on the here and now
We let the light pass by

Following a trail to the end
Wandering across the empty fields
We have nothing left to do
Nothing left to try
At the end of all things

And you know how we tried
And how we fought 
And how we struggled to survive
At the end of all things
And you know how we screamed
And how we cried 
And how we called out to the skies
At the end of all things

I'm glad I'm here with you
At the end of all things

Following a trail to the end
Wandering across the empty fields
We have nothing left to do
Nothing left to try
At the end of all things

The road we traveled was so wide
We missed the forest for the trees
But still I'm glad that I am here with you
Do you regret it all?



Ghost Waltz

Once away, we had a chance to fly
No one took the step
So afraid, so content

Dance with me to this old melody
I'll pretend that summer has come
To my heart once again

Once were hopes, once were dreams
Now I live in my mind

So sing me a song
Of dreams long gone
Of memories fading 
And ghosts of a long lost time

Far away, somewhere across the seas
Through our fallen skies
Was a hope, was a prayer

Tortured mind, a peace that you'll never know
Will you take me there
If I break down my walls, stop the fight

Once there were promises
Now there's ashes and dust

So sing me a song
Of dreams long gone
Of memories fading 
And ghosts of a long lost time

Old spirits hold me tight
Old memories haunt me tonight
One day I'll fly away and leave this world behind

I have no hope for a tomorrow
I have been waiting for so long
And I'm swept up in a waltz of reminiscence
As I laugh and dance and sing my lonely song

So sing me a song
Of dreams long gone
Of memories fading 
And ghosts of a long lost time