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released April 29, 2013

All songs written by Ropes
Produced and recorded by Sam Marshall
Mixed and mastered by Jamie King
Artwork by Jack Dempsey

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Dual vocaled, southern sound with a hint of metal

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Track Name: Weatherveins
The sun awakens my battered form
As it flickers through the white branches of this dead tree
How can it survive with nothing around it?
Why do I survive with nothing around me?

(I know how you feel
I know what you mean
I know what its like to be alone)

No you don't, you don't know anything
Until you've walked a day in these shoes
Into the depths of hell and returned wiser

I've scraped these weary, weary bones
Through time to find a place to call my home
I've dragged these lakes inside my mind
Still I don't know why this skin feels so tight

I hope you know that I'll do whatever it takes
I need you to know that if this is the only way
I'll saddle up and take the reins

I've got an itchy trigger finger
It won't hurt to scratch a little deeper

Now I'm lying, baited on my death bed
But she won't come to me

You can't make a martyr of a sacrifice
You'll never cure this virus with a parasite
You can't make a martyr of a sacrifice
If you demand this payment at least name your price

I need you to witness the pain on the face that they gave in your name
And tell me you wouldn't do the same

I'm only alive swaying on a knife's edge
But I can't make that leap
Now I'm lying, praying on my death bed
Where is the end?
God please deliver me

Show the path and I swear I will repent

One, I'll spread this disease
Two, I'll wage this war
Three, I'll starve the world
At four death will catch me
Track Name: Shapeshifter
Mother earth once nestled me
Between her arms; mountains and seas
Spoke to me of all she'd seen
Revealed her scars, began to weep

Tell me, isn't this enough?
How much brother, how much more sister do you want?
Tell me, isn't this enough?
You broke your mother's heart climbing for your father's love

This can't be
Show me your hands and say that it wasn't you
You bring the fucking devil out in me

This was all for you, this was always for you
Everything I've done and everything I do

When did I become everything I hate?
How the fuck can this person be me?

I could scream my words up at your waning moon
It won't turn the tide or bring me back to you
Please just think my thoughts and feel my feelings too
Peel back my skin and hear your name it echoes still
Track Name: Abaddon
Crawling out and I see you break the clouds
You raise lightning from the ground
And I need the power you wield
With every breath I fight for what I've left
Not even fucking death can shield you from me

A conqueror, bent on conquest

String her up to face the sun and cup
Red hands that plead my lord
Our payment for our penance

The devil on my should whispers
Feed the colours, be the victor
The angel on my shoulder whispers
Bleed the colours, see our victor rise
(I am who you were, you are who I was
I am who you are, you'll be who I am)

I can't choose who to be
I am who you don't see

You are my horizon, the circle never ends

Everybody knows that there will come a time that they must die
Until that day arrives, rip out the cogs and swing like a pendulum
Track Name: Tempest
Do you need me to summon a storm
To show you what I'm capable of
Do you need me to tear down these walls
Of this kingdom I built just to prove it can fall

Do you need me to tear this sick world
Asunder just to prove that I could
Split the sky, raise the oceans until
I hear each of your scream for my maelstrom to still

Believe me there's nothing I won't do
If it means I'll prove this to you

Its so real, to bend the lights and shake the sounds
Its surreal, to feel the rush towards the ground
And God you've gotta feel death one time
If you want eternal life
Feel the bones they shatter up your spine
Mortality is just divine

In this shell such pain I feel
Remind myself at least I'm real
In this hell thoughts can't be killed
Convince myself that I'm still real

Its so real, to bend the lights and shake the sounds
Its surreal, to feel the rush towards the ground
And God you've gotta feel death one time
If you want eternal life
Feel the bones they shatter up your spine
Mortality is just to die for
Track Name: Hellhounds
Love lost in a hail of nightmares
When you met your maker, could you meet his eyes?
Bound by what separates us
Everything you love is gonna fucking die

I'll raise you from the dead
Just to put you back down again

I'll raise you from the dead
To put you down again
I'll drag you to my den
The worst of consequences stem from innocence

All that binds us, separates us
Choose your glory in an urn or a box

Love lost in a sea of dead memories
And wisdom only comes to those who can't return
If you believe in one thing
Live your life like a dream by these inspiring words

Nothing you do will matter
You'll die and be forgotten

You're just a memory and soon you'll fade to grey

We live in the highest regard
We speak from the lion's mouth
Watch the worried way the king forever holds his crown
But he knows that no crown will forever hold
Track Name: Tombstone
Colours seen different to me
Your vision is bled with grey
No markings adorn this grave
Just shallow dirt above my face

In the belly of the beast
Whisper your name, I could have screamed
Perception is arbitrary
In afterlife I await sleep

Can I crawl back in, just forgive these sins
I swear I'm willing, ignore this heartbeat
Can I crawl back in, just forget these sins
I swear I'm willing, ignore this heartbeat

I won't let you down again

What unlocks a person from a cage of bones?
What defines the shape and texture of their thoughts?

How could you say its what you want
If you believed then you'd still be here with me

All things take time and time takes all things
Something permanent is what evades us all
All things take time and time takes all things
Something permanent is what betrays us all

Tell me what you see when you think of me
Don't be shy, just close your eyes and speak
Tell me how can you breathe when you think of me
Love you'll never hide from this memory

Please just come home, say you'll come home

Annabelle where are you, please just come home
And the bell it tolls, at the seventh I'm coming home