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The Gray Race

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  1. The Gray RaceVer letra 2:06


    letra de The Gray Race

    The framework of the world
    Is black and white
    The infrastructure builders
    Flex their might

    Turning true emotion
    Into digital expression
    One by one we all fall down

    The gray race shrivels
    Trapped inside the world it creates
    It's black and white

    The perputual destructive
    Motion machine
    Began to chart a course
    Never before seen

    Turning raw compassion
    Into fields of plus and minus
    One by one we all give in

    The gray race shrivels
    Trapped inside the world it creates
    It's black and white

    I'd swear there were times when I was someone else
    A person with determination and knowledge of the self
    But you flattened me to rubble and now I can see that I'm
    Just faded negative of the image I used to be

    And that's our dilemma

  2. Them And UsVer letra 2:50


    letra de Them And Us

    Despite that he saw blatant similarity
    He struggled to find a distinctive moiety
    All he found was vulgar superficiality
    But he focused it to sharpness
    And shared it with the others
    It signified his anger and misery

    Them and us
    Lobbying determined through a mire of disbelievers
    Them and us
    Dire perpetuation and incongruous insistence
    That there really is a difference
    Between them and us

    Hate is a simple manifestation
    Of the deep-seated self-directed frustration
    All it does is promote fear and constrenation
    It's the inability
    To justify the enemy
    And it fills us all with trepidation

    Them and us
    Bending the significance to match a whimsied fable
    Them and us
    Tumult for the ignorant and purpose for the violence
    A confused loose alliance forming
    Them and us

    I heard him say
    We can take them all
    (but he didn't know who they were,
    And he didn't know who we were.
    And there wasn't any reason or
    Motive, or value, to his story,
    Just allegory, imitation glory,
    And a desperate feeble search for a friend)

  3. A WalkVer letra 2:14


    letra de A Walk

    I'm going for a walk
    Not the after dinner kind
    I'm gonna use my hands
    And I'm gonna use my mind

    And who the hell are you to tell me what to do?
    You can't even tie your own haggard shoes
    Your closet is a mess, and your backyard's falling down
    And I have no grand ideas or intentions of sticking around

    I'm gonna build a world
    Independant and exempt
    All alone I'll be an empire
    With no mortgage and no rent

    And I don't need to live in your stinking zoo
    You can't even feed the animals donated to you
    Your storage sheds are ramshackled, flies decorate the walls
    And you expect me to die here in this shit-filled tiny stall?

    And I know you're watching! Everything I do
    Call me threat to your children call me socially unglued
    Call me master of insanity, unable to relate
    Call me lazy, bane, and filthy
    Call me monstrous reprobate

    I'm going for a walk and there's nothing you can do
    'cuz I don't have to live like you
    So I'm going for a walk

  4. ParallelVer letra 3:19


    letra de Parallel

    Sleeping on a time bomb, staring into space
    There's an ocean of unpleasantries we are not prepared to face

    Sitting on the fence post to watch the storm roll in
    And terrified of the damage it will bring when it begins
    It will begin

    Splintered dreams of unity (our lives are parallel)
    So far from reality (our lives are parallel)
    Independent trajectories (our lives are parallel)
    Separate terms of equality (our lives are parallel)

    Our lives are parallel

    Is there no redemption? No common good?
    Is there nothing we can do for ourselves? Or only what we should?

    Comes the hard admission of what we don't provide
    Goes the insistence on the ways and means that so divide

    They so divide

    Side by side suffering loneliness (our lives are parallel)
    Phony collective progress (our lives are parallel)
    Accepting that it's all such a mess (our lives are parallel)
    Gesturing without hope of redress (our lives are parallel)

    Our lives are parallel

    Forging little plays of deception and pain
    As we watch our foundation crumble away
    Staggering like birds against a hurricane
    And trying all the while to stay out of each other's way

    Broken dreams of unity (our lives are parallel)
    Independant trajectories (our lives are parallel)
    Screaming out for understanding (our lives are parallel)
    Turning inward and suffering (our lives are parallel)

  5. Punk Rock SongVer letra 2:27


    letra de Punk Rock Song

    Have you been to the desert?
    Have you walked with the dead?
    There's a hundred thousand children being killed for their bread

    And the figures don't lie they speak of human disease
    But we do what we want and we think what we please

    Have you lived the experience?
    Have you witnessed the plague?
    People making babies sometimes just to escape
    In this land of competition the compassion is gone
    Yet we ignore the needy and we keep pushing on
    We keep pushing on

    This is just a punk rock song
    Written for the people who can see something's wrong
    Like ants in a colony we do our share
    But there's so many other fuckin' insects out there
    And this is just a punk rock song
    (like workers in a factory we do our share
    But there's so many other fuckin' robots out there)

    Have you visited the quagmire?
    Have you swam in the shit?
    The party conventions and the real politik
    The faces always different, the rhetoric the same
    But we swallow it, and we see nothing change
    Nothing has changed...

    10 million dollars on a losing campaign
    20 million starving and writhing in pain
    Big strong people unwilling to give
    Small in vision and perspective
    One in five kids below the poverty line
    One population runnin' out of time

  6. Empty CausesVer letra 2:51


    letra de Empty Causes

    Everwhere you looked there was confusion, violence, drama and drugs
    So many righteous revolutionaries spouting utopian love
    Everyone shrouded in purple haze
    Then one day they woke up from their dream state
    They found themselves no more at peace than before
    Older, meek, and conformed

    Empty causes
    A bluster for the soul, a fix for their mind
    Empty causes
    Cling to everything you find

    Well, the shots rang out like popcorn
    And the Chief was hit and rushed out of sight
    The mohawk-chain, leather brigade rejoiced maliciously on that night
    Someone cried out "fuck the government"
    His mates couldn't define what he meant
    So no one gave him the time of day
    And the scene died away

    Empty causes
    A war for the body, an army in the mind
    Empty causes
    Losing steam as time goes by

    Could it be that everybody selfishly desires their own personal retinue
    And that causes are just manifestations
    Of too much time and far to little to do

    Empty causes
    Direction for the soul, conviction for the mind
    Empty causes
    Cling to everything you find
    Empty causes
    You've got yours and I've got mine

  7. Nobody ListensVer letra 1:57


    letra de Nobody Listens

    Hey mister, don't point at me!
    You shout rhetoric nonsense like a Pavlovian model responding to his questions!

    Hey teacher, arrogance is bliss!
    You spend your time turning water into life as if you were God's foreman!

    Is it any wonder things seem so awry?
    We swim in sea of confusion and don't have to think to survive
    So nobody listens!

    Hey Recluse, don't shout at me!
    You proclaim yourself expert by extensions of the methods detailed in your magazines!

    Hey downer, Don't prey on me!
    We've all got bum raps that torment us day to day that we hoist on our own shoulders!

    Is it any wonder people pass you by?
    Your plea for understanding is heard as desperate lies!
    So nobody listens!

    I can't help you
    I can't help you
    I can't help you
    I can't help you now

    Is it any wonder things are so inane?
    So many quests for compassion are just for someone's personal gain

    So nobody listens!
    Nobody listens to you!!

  8. Pity The DeadVer letra 2:11


    letra de Pity The Dead

    There's a boy in crimson rags with a grimace and a spoon, and a little sullen
    Girl face-up staring at the moon
    And there's no one around to hear their lonesome cries
    Then they pass away alone into the night

    Why do we pity the dead?
    Are you churned by emotion from voices in your head?
    (are you scared of the logic that swirls within your head)
    Look at all the living and you'll ask yourself why
    Oh why do we
    Pity the dead?
    Pity the dead!

    Well, you've seen the disease, suffering and decay,
    And you whisper to yourself blissfully "it's okay"
    And you still refuse the possibility
    That the dead are better off than we

    Tell me what you see, tell me what you know
    Is there anyone who lives a painless life?
    If there is show me so
    The destitute and famished, demonic and the
    Banished, dejected and the ostracized, the
    Brainwashed and the paralyzed, the conquered
    And objectified, the few who see the other side
    Tell me what you see! It's a mortal wretched cacophony

    In the end you may find there's no guiding subtle light,
    No ancestors or friends, no judge of wrong or right
    Just eternal silence and dormancy
    And a final everlasting peace

  9. Spirit ShineVer letra 2:11


    letra de Spirit Shine

    Shed a tear for the criminal, give him something to believe
    Light a fire for the miserable, give the darkness some meaning
    Closed wounds harbor pestilence, when you lick them from within
    Charity has a redolence chastity cannot rescind

    Spirit shine, it's a sign
    Of a troubled mind (tortured mind)
    Spirit shine all the time
    Can render you blind

    You can take it all to heart or throw it all away
    You can call it just a lark or live your life that way
    You can give until you're dry and sucked of all your gleam
    You can fake another cry and compromise your dream

    Cling tight to the parable - let it dominate your life
    Create a God who's infallible - give your leader some respite
    Clouds wounds harbor pestilence - when you lick them from within
    Rosy smiles lose their radience - when you take it on the chin

  10. The Streets Of AmericaVer letra 3:48


    letra de The Streets Of America

    Desolate and without purpose
    Radiating from so many septic sources
    Forming the fabric of a wayward people
    Disappearing as the vestiges of our past

    Scratched like tartan into virgin soil
    A substrate for progress and disarray
    A spreading network of broken dreams
    Searching for a thoroughfare to take us away

    Just a little tale from the streets of America (say a little prayer)
    Sparkled promises paved with pathos and hysteria
    Trenchant, weary native sons
    Step back
    And see the damage done
    Meander to the horizon (shoot straight to the horizon)
    The streets of America

    Black, tarred concrete
    Pine for me
    Lying domant
    For you and country
    Hardened surface
    Cracked within
    Catch the sweat
    From off the chin

    Of men and women
    Senior and child
    Who look to you
    And your sterile miles
    And in their stares
    Is bald dismay
    For what you promised
    Led them astray

    Hard-cracked, daunting, lifeless veins
    False hope corridors to greener pastures is all that remains

  11. Ten In 2010 2:22
  12. VictoryVer letra 2:36


    letra de Victory

    The velveteen and oaken soothed the lonely child
    The parents watched the escort take him while they stood outside
    The priest was kind and gentle as he positioned his head
    The pain was like brimstone, but the kid hardly bled

    Instinct over intellect
    It erupts from deep inside
    History is laughing at us
    Plotting it's discovery
    Victory, victory
    Blame it on the victory

    Among the parade crowd there stands a decorated man
    Remembering how he helped to save this sacred land
    His helpless enemy was wounded, both hands raised with hope
    He killed him without second thought, with brute force and a rope

    So many times, so many lives
    Test the other side
    Waiting to see what the maker has in mind

    The unsuspecting commoners hum diligent each day
    They wallow in their father's sins, as time passes away
    The crimes are without motive but they ignore all restraint
    The evil sits inside them torpid timing it's escape

  13. Drunk SincerityVer letra 2:13


    letra de Drunk Sincerity

    The smell of virgin pages wafted through the swinging doors
    And the croaking speech he'd heard from countries counselors before
    They said "we all care for you, we know how you suffer
    But I know you can succed, I used to have it so much rougher"

    There's hope in the words and emotion in the eyes
    It's so easy to be misled by the savvy gentle guise
    And like fools we trust the delivery
    But it's all just drunk sincerity

    In maternal family assembly poised regarding the blue tube
    The numbers crept up higher and the hawks stayed out of view
    Then the generals said "we don't want our boys dead
    Your sons and your husbands will be coming back heroes soon"

    With steam, heat, and rhythm in the back seat of the car
    And adolescent perspective projecting life's forecast to the stars
    You heard love from the lips and you were rapt by the hips
    And the promise was eternal but you couldn't see that far

  14. Come Join UsVer letra 2:03


    letra de Come Join Us

    So you say you gotta know why the world goes 'round
    And you can't find the truth in the things you've found
    And you're scared shitless 'cuz evil abounds
    Come and join us

    Well I heard you were looking for a place to fit in
    Full of adherent people with the same objective
    A family to cling to and call brethren
    Come and join us

    All we want to do is change your mind
    All you need to do is close your eyes

    So come and join us
    Come and join us
    Come and join us

    Don't you see the trouble that most people are in
    And that they just want you for their own advantage
    But I swear to you we're different from all of them
    Come and join us
    I can tell you are lookin' for a way to live
    Where truth is determined by consensus
    Full of codified arbitrary directives
    Come and join us
    All we want to have is your small mind
    Turn it into one of our own kind
    You can go through life adrift and alone
    Desperate, desolate, on your own
    But we're lookin' for a few more stalwart clones
    So come and join us
    Come and join us
    Come and join us

    We've got spite and dedication as a vehement brew
    The world hates us, well we hate them too
    But you're exempted of course if you
    Come and join us
    Independent, self-contented, revolutionary
    Intellectual, brave, strong and scholarly
    If you're not one of them, you're us already so
    Come and join us

  15. CeaseVer letra 2:35


    letra de Cease

    Blacktop pavement cover me
    Like a chemical reaction or a steam roller
    Spreading randomly

    There's a distant buzz and a low frequency
    It tickles my ear, it rumbles under my feet
    And it shakes the leaves off of every tree (violently)
    What pretension! Everlasting peace
    Everything must cease

    Institution on the Hill
    Like a beacon in the mind of an ancestor
    To ignite a people's will

    There's a shadowed stain on the west facade
    It has spread like decay to enshroud the fraud
    And the descendants find it so odd
    (Oh so odd)
    What pretension! Everlasting peace
    Everything must cease

    Grave memorial hewn white stone
    Like the comforting caress of a mother
    Or a friend you've always known

    It evokes such pain and significance
    What was once is reduced to remembrance
    And the generations pass without recompense
    What pretension! Everlasting peace
    Everything must cease

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