Wither

by Shangrilá

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03:19
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03:33
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03:17
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03:06

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released February 17, 2016

Produced, mixed and mastered by Matt Gerber at Fat Pig Studios.

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Track Name: Blood & Oil
Disassemble my mind
Pull me apart
From the inside
Plugged into my life
Drip fed just to survive
We're losing all control

Day, day after day
Stuck in this prison
The world goes on
Without us

Watch my life pass me by
All the money in the world
Can't buy back the time
Time that I've wasted
The time that I've sold
Time that I've sold

Slaves to the steel
The smoke and the fire

Slaves to the steel
The smoke and the fire

It's all we've ever known
So we just keep
Destroying all around us
The taste of power is all that fuels us
Ravage the earth to its core
Then sell it all for what it's worth

All we know
Greed and power
Sweat and pain

Blood and oil

Burn our lives away
Burn our lives away

Destroying all around us
The taste of power is all that fuels us
Trading our years for gold
Then sell our souls, for all they're worth

At the end of the day
The smoke fades away
Our futures
Our free will
We'll only walk the path that's paved

Hopeless slaves
To desire and greed
We try to break away but
The fire is burning
It's pulling us in

We burn our lives away
Track Name: Wither
We're already ghosts
Caught in the wind
A swift journey
Towards a bitter end
Searching for our reasons within
The moments keep passing
Slipping through our hands

For all we fear
Is eclipsed by the sun
One by one
Losing our loved ones
The smallest seed
The mountain tall
Time will devour us all

Hands behind my back
Can't change time
Can't change the past
The clock keeps spinning
Sun keeps rising
Time won't wait for me

Departed soul
Pull me away from it all
You left here with a part of me

Wait for me
While I wither and fade
When I'm bitter and weakened by age
Wait for me

And though I hear your voice
It's not enough, I need you here
I'm left with nails in my throat
As your footsteps disappear

I'll try but I
Can't change time
Can't change the past
The clock keeps spinning
The sun keeps rising
Time won't wait for me

The earth keeps spinning
The light finds shade
The years keep burning
While we wither and fade
We wither and fade

Departed soul
Pull me away from it all

We're already ghosts
Caught in the wind
A swift journey
Towards a bitter end
Searching for our reasons within
The moments keep slipping
Right through our hands

Hands behind my back
Can't change time
Can't change the past
The clock keeps spinning
The sun keeps rising
Time won't wait for me

And though I hear your voice
It's not enough, I need you here
I'm left with nails in my throat
As your footsteps disappear
Track Name: Brainwashed
Living for the unattainable
Helpless drones in empty homes
Paranoid and anxious

No hopes
Glued to your screens
Stuck to your fucking seats
No dreams
Who needs a goal?
Who needs reality?

Building stories to believe in
Consuming filtered lies

Show me
Show me something real
Show me a life worth living
I'll disconnect and disappear

Point of view perfection
Breeds burning jealousy
Immersed in pixelated lives
Confusing want with need

Confusing want with need

Have we all been brainwashed? (brainwashed)
We were meant for so much more
We could ascend above this place
We could leave it all
But it's wrapped around your neck
It's grips into your spine
Focused on a perfect world
Bleeding yourself dry

This is not what they meant, no.
This is not what they meant
This is not what they meant
When they said the world was in our hands.

When they said the world was in our hands

Show me
Show me something real
Show me a life worth living
I'll disconnect and disappear

We were meant for so much more
We could ascend above this place
We could leave it all
But it's wrapped around your neck
It's grips into your spine
Focused on a perfect world
Bleeding yourself dry
Track Name: Guiding Light
I've been drifting
Into a pre cast, moulded life
Surrendered
Living life in black and white

Searching
To answer the questions
That keep us up at night

Don't tell me
What I need
Who to follow
What to believe

Stronger than fear
Cross the divide
Prove to the world
Your not scared to fight
Become the voice
The guiding light

I've made my mistakes
But you still stood by me
Selfless intentions
But nothing's ever how it seems

Weight of the world on my shoulders
And the heart to carry on
It's weighing down on me
All the weights on me

Stronger than fear
Cross the divide
Prove to the world
Your not scared to fight
Become the voice
The guiding light

Hearts tired, bones weak
Hearts tired, bones weak
But there will be no strings on me

Stronger than fear
Cross the divide
Prove to the world
Your not scared to fight
Become the voice
The guiding light
Track Name: So Far Gone
A boy sits
Hands outstretched
Hoping for a second glance

Footsteps echo
Each and every step
Never satisfied
Never content
We are
So far gone
Clinging to hope
But there's nothing fucking left

Indulge and receive
Shelter for a homeless son
Fulfil and feed
Take it with a loaded gun

Show me the helpless
I know I can see
Listen to the whispering
The voices repeat
Maybe we're all blind
Filled with greed
Flick past the real world
Perception is reality
'Cause maybe we're all blind
Filled with greed
Flick past the real world
Perception is reality

A girl weeps,
Cold and lifeless in place
Just wishing how it once was
Just to be safe

But we still
Fulfil and feed
Take it with a loaded gun

What do we know of desperation?
What do we know?
How could we understand?
We have everything and nothing
Our heads are in the sand

Show me the helpless
I know I can see
Listen to the whispering
The voices repeat
Maybe we're all blind
Filled with greed
Flick past the real world
Perception is reality
'Cause maybe we're all blind
Filled with greed
Flick past the real world
Perception is reality