Mark of Man


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Released in April 2011 by Cobra Records.

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released April 30, 2011



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Track Name: Night was all
I walk around with notes
that reverb through my bones
this morning came with birds stripped off their calls
I look around for another grieving soul

But I see ruins in wilderness
I see hearts filled with emptiness

I feel through my bones
the gasping song in aching notes
everywhere I see the mark of man
everything is as black as sin

Solemn death, a final breath as you accept the curse of man
Scream out your pain, your pride in shame for the suffering you give all of us

No more ruins in wilderness
decayed hearts void of emptiness
no more springing
no more dying
no more singing
no more weeping
Track Name: Despondent
I've lost all sense of myself
a product of lies and dereliction
a fortress of un-self
armed with fear and assumptions

Running away from my history
driven by my apathy
but the world will not saunter by
and history will catch up with me

How many hands have tried to grasp me
how many words have failed to touch me

Much like the angels in heaven
to no avail singing of the holy one
I've joined the despondents
unified by self-pity and despise

I've swallowed each and every breath
faked every second step
there's no need to contemplate
but wait for the world to wipe its dirty hands on me

I'm not running from this now
I'm not running anymore
Track Name: Solus
I've waited for this day
when you'll no longer have all the breaks
you've raped and pillaged the hearts and minds
of those do not believe in your daily grind

Damned lot of fools
jumping to money like a leper to Jesus
all true words ripped from language
and replaced by false prophets and ugly sluts

Now you need a crutch to lean on
but no god or satan will have you now

Too long have you cared too little
what lay beyond the borders of your mind
walls of impenetrable gloom
built on profit margins and market booms

Your mind has become a dreary place
power of money showed its true face
filled with all the bullshit excuses
that ooze out with puss and self doubt

Now you just want to breath again
but you will never be forgiven for your sins

When the binding between death and life tears
I will dance upon you
Track Name: Dead in life
Nausea of the soul
Sickening despair
Weariness so profound
I think I'm going to die

Disgust at life
My senses have lied
The world is not of delight
But betrayal and lies

God hates and I hate you too
What a tainted word you've made of yourself
Of every curse you have the worse
Your god has made you your own god

Give me power and I will destroy you

Nausea of the soul
Sickening despair
Weariness so profound
I'm going to die

No joyful dance
In shining light
Living is hateful
But death's no better

People are indifferent, dead in life