Roses for Ruins

by Lief Hall

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released April 6, 2018

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Track Name: Dark Seed
Nature, was I born at a loss
Was I mistaken to think I could give it up
Maybe it’s a dark seed planted too deep inside me
Its buried far below but I water it constantly
Cause every time I thought I’d escaped it
It just keeps coming back up
And every time I thought I could break it
It just keeps coming back up
Is it a tragedy, a tragedy?
Is it a tragedy?

I hide it in the dark, never let the enemy win
Because its only human nature
to hurt the ones who let you in
Whispered in silent violence against women
It’s in the history of powers corrupt
So I shut the walls around me
And open myself wide up

Cause every time I thought I’d escaped it
It just keeps coming back up
And every time I thought I could break it
It just keeps coming back up

Oooh ooh ooh oh oh oh oh
Oooh ooh ooh oh oh oh oh

Is it something deep inside
A dark seed I can’t see
I try to drown it out
But I water it constantly

Is it something deep inside
A dark seed I can’t see
I try to drown it out
But I water it constantly

Oooh ooh ooh oh oh oh oh
Oooh ooh ooh oh oh oh oh
Track Name: Roses for Ruins
I was an open plain
Let you wander my terrain
Season’s time brings season’s change
Suspicion’s gaze in your eyes brings
Cool winds blade to the open skies
I gather the ruins of your attacks
Build walls around me
To keep it from coming back

And will I ever fall in love again?
Or maybe I build up too many defences
Will I ever fall in love again?
Or maybe I build up too many defences

From you, from you, from you, from you
From you, from you, from you, from you

Blood spills, turns to roses
Thorned and jagged art
Of growing in the dark
To keep in my fear
The roots grow so deep and high
They will bury my body
Foreshadow forgotten skies

And will I ever fall in love again?
Or maybe I build up too many defences
Will I ever fall in love again?
Or maybe I build up too many defences

From you, from you, from you, from you
From you, from you, from you, from you
From you, from you, from you, from you
From you, from you, from you, from you

Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice, couldn’t feel
Wasn’t right, wasn’t real
Cold as ice
Track Name: Paper Ash
We dug for power in the ground
Built this prison to be free
If we keep searching to destroy
Paper Ash will be our only legacy

And we’re always running into the night with fists of fire
Can there be another good decision here?
And we’re always running headstrong into the violence
There must be another new direction here

Search the numbers for your answer
Ascending order to bind the hands
Laid your conscience down with death’s last rights
It was buried in the burning oil sands

And we’re always running into the night with fists of fire
Can there be another good decision here?
And we’re always running headstrong into the violence
There must be another new direction here

We are stars turned to flame
We are dust
Return to earth our last remains
We are dust
We are stars turned to flame
We are dust
Return to earth our last remains
We are dust
We are dust, we are dust
We are dust, we are dust
Track Name: Lead Blood
All my, my fear
Will be brought to you here, as machine
I do believe, I’m still alive
When memories trace is code in database
Will you hunt me?
I cannot go back to that lie
And I can’t run on low forever

No, there’s no rule for you
You see the object, in every body consumed
You are the one, they call the running blade
Your battle cries cost is just lead blood lost like tears in the rain
And who will cry for lead blood lost like tears in the rain
All the wars you won forgotten like tears in the rain
All the gold you claim forgotten like tears in the rain

Like tears in the rain
Like tears in the rain
Like tears in the rain
Like tears in the rain
Like tears in the rain
Like tears in the rain
Track Name: Glass & Obsidian
The truth it laid, for centuries
Locked inside, the bed rock
In chambers deep, pressure builds
With heat, we rise
Crystalline
With molten cores
Earth DNA, solidified

We Rise
We Rise

We won’t be denied
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t be denied
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t be denied
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t, we won’t

The truth it comes
Electrified
With fire, with gas
With mineral
With water, with salt
We cleanse our minds
We see into the future lives
With bodies of glass
Obsidian, the time has come

We Rise
We Rise

We won’t be denied
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t be denied
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t be denied
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t, we won’t
We won’t, we won’t
Track Name: Fiction's Refrain
I can feel your ghost beside me, visions I keep
Isolated moments in my mind, light dance and repeat
We grew old within stills we stole
Breathe with fiction’s refrain
Reflections cast like scattered ash
To mourn our last remains

And you play the holy father saint
And I play the penitent child ashamed
And you play the hard but decent man
And I play the corrupter of your command

But I can feel your ghost beside me
I can hear your voice whisper softly
I can feel your breathe upon me
It almost feels like truth

I’ve given up on us
But you’re the only one who wakes me up
And I’ve given up on us
But you’re the only one who wakes me up

And it haunts me, it haunts me
It haunts me, it haunts me

But you never really learned to love
You lost something inside you
You lacked something inside you

(x4)
And it haunts you, it haunts you
And it haunts you, it haunts you
And it haunts me, it haunts me
And it haunts me, it haunts me
And it haunts me/you, it haunts me/you
And it haunts me/you, it haunts me/you
And it haunts me/you, it haunts me/you
And it haunts me/you, it haunts me/you
Track Name: Snakes
Words are silent, in your eyes
I find, the fault line
Gather figures, pull them in
Recreate, negotiate
No need for, kind regards
Tell me strait, what is my mistake

Shape the shapes inside
Shapes laid deep in my mind
Shape the shapes inside
These are the shapes of my life
Shapes laid deep inside

Hey heya, hey heya
Hey heya, hey heya

Shape the shapes, you create
Construct, the perfect
Shine the illusion, form the veil
Make believe, its reality
Find the facts, bring them back
Tell me lines, to draw the shapes of my life

Shape the shapes inside
Shapes laid deep in my mind
Shape the shapes inside
These are the shapes of my life
Shapes laid deep inside

Snake, snake
Snake, snake
Snake, snake
Snake, snake
Track Name: Dream to Forget
You feel a loss of the good inside
Wanna leave it all behind
You see the hunger and the pain
Of people lost in time
And it’s not an easy job
Living in this world
Things look quite the same
when your staring at the void

Come closer
Come to me
Everything’s gonna be alright
If we just shut our eyes
And learn to be

How lovely it would be
For two bodies to breathe
To lose ourselves in time
Forget reality
It’s not an easy job
Living in this world
But we can find some comfort
In the physical, oh oh oh

Come closer
Come to me
Everything’s gonna be alright
If we just shut our eyes
And learn to be

I’d forgotten, what it’s like to breath
Let’s get closer, let’s leave behind the cruelty
I’d forgotten, what it’s like to breath
Let’s get closer, let’s leave behind the cruelty

And If I fall to sleep
Will I wake from this dream?
And I forgot the world
when I fucked you

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