The Curtain

by Candidate Demo

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Recorded by Jon Reed @ Crayola, Harrisonburg, Va 11/2/13.
Cover photo by Ray Cunningham.

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released January 6, 2014

John Sgroi - Guitar, machines
Billy Brett - Voice, machines

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Track Name: Forcefed Tears
FOLLOW THE SHADE TO THE NIGHT
LIVE IN COMFORT ALL YOUR LIFE
LEAVE BEHIND A NOBLE SHRINE
A MEMORY OF LOVE WILL NEVER DIE

LIE TO ME
FORCEFED TEARS
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

CAN YOU IMAGINE INNOCENCE?
FOR A MOMENT GIVE IT A TRY
BREAK YOUR HEART A MILLION TIMES
DREAMS ALL RUN AWAY AND DIE

LIE TO ME
FORCEFED TEARS
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

TROUBLE YOUR HEART WITH THOUGHTS
BE CLEAR OF THE RAGING LIGHT
WHEN YOU FIND THE NIGHT
YOU CAN SLEEP AND SAMPLE DYING
Track Name: Maybe In The Abattoir
I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE
MAYBE IN THE ABATTOIR

THAT'S WHERE MY HEART IS
HANGING FROM A HOOK
AND MY BRAIN GOT BLOWN OUT
BY AN AIRGUN BLAST
AND MY VOICE WAS CAST TO THE BOTTOM OF A SLOP PIT
AND NOW I SING LIKE THIS
I SING LIKE THIS

I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE
MAYBE IN THE ABATTOIR

I'VE SCRAPED AWAY
THE LAST OF MY NAILS
TRYING TO CRAWL OUT OF THIS HELL
I'VE SCRAPED AWAY
THE LAST OF MY NAILS
TRYING TO FIND YOU
IN THIS HELL

I KNOW YOUR HEART IS STRONG
YOU DON'T MEAN TO BE ROTTEN
BUT THE WORLD IS POISON AND CAN'T HANDLE YOUR BEAUTY
LOVE AS CALM AS A CLOUDLESS SKY
THAT HIDES THE POWER OF THE STORM
CAN CRUSH THE ABATTOIR

I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE
MAYBE IN THE ABATTOIR
Track Name: Animal Grinder
THIS IS ME
THIS IS MY HEART
THIS IS MY SOUL
GROUND INTO A PULP
ANIMAL GRINDER - YOU DID THIS TO ME
MY YOUNG LIFE, CRUSHED IN YOUR TEETH

ANIMAL GRINDER - LIQUEFIED
ANIMAL GRINDER - PURIFIED

TOO BLIND TO SEE
YOU'RE ONLY TEETH
GEARS THAT ROTATE: IT ALL ENDS THE SAME
FLESH AND BONE MEAN NOTHING TO YOU
HEART AND SOUL
RENDERED OOZE

ANIMAL GRINDER - LIQUEFIED
ANIMAL GRINDER - PURIFIED

SO MUCH PAIN
(AT LEAST I'M DEAD TO THIS WORLD)
SO MUCH RUINATION
SO MUCH PAIN
I RELATE TO NOTHING
Track Name: Given To The Dust
WHEN THE EMBERS FADE
AND THE CURTAIN IS RAISED
ON A WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
ON A WORLD INVERTED
STEP INTO THE FIRE
STEP INTO THE LIGHT
STEP INTO OBLIVION ON THE OTHER SIDE

A DOVE FLIES BY A GIANT MARBLE SPHERE
BRUSHES IT WITH ITS WING EVERY THOUSAND YEARS
WHEN THE SPHERE HAS WORN TO DUST
THEN WE WILL KNOW IT HAS ONLY BEGUN

ETERNITY BEGINS WHEN TRAGEDY ENDS
WHEN BEAUTY IS GIVEN TO THE DUST
AND BECOMES IT
STEP INTO THE FIRE
STEP INTO THE LIGHT
STEP INTO OBLIVION ON THE OTHER SIDE
Track Name: Asphalt
YOU KNOW HATE NEVER CONQUERED HATE
IN THE HISTORY OF THIS WORLD
BUT LOVE
LOVE HAS SPARED
THE PLANET FROM BECOMING A SMOKING ROCK

YOU KNOW HATE
IT SEEMS LIKE HATE WON
BUT LOVE
IN LITTLE SPRINKLED DOSES
HAS KEPT THE WORLD AFLOAT
IT IS THE TREE THAT GROWS THROUGH THE ASPHALT

SO GROW THROUGH THE ASPHALT
Track Name: 665+1
665 + 1

THE ONLY WAY I KEEP MY LIFE
WHEN I GET LEFT BEHIND
ON THE HEAD AND ON THE HAND
HIS NAME ON MY TONGUE

665 +1

ALL COVERED IN SORES
GNAWING MY TONGUE IN PAIN
GNAWING MY TONGUE IN VAIN
GNAWING MY TONGUE UNTIL IT'S DONE

665+1

MY SMOKE WILL RISE FOREVER
AND SURELY CHOKE THE SUN
GATHERED TOGETHER
AT ARMAGEDDON

665+1
Track Name: Fight Fight With Fight
WHEN THE CURTAIN FALLS
I’LL SEE YOU ALL
WHO DRANK THE BLOOD
WHOSE MOUTH WAS SHUT
I WILL – I AM – I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN
NOTHING TO REVEAL
REALITY IS THE VEIL

FIGHT FIGHT WITH FIGHT
WHEN THE WORDS ARE GONE
FIGHT FIGHT WITH FIGHT
WHEN THE END IS DAWNING
FIGHT FIGHT WITH FIGHT
WHEN THERE’S NOTHING LEFT
FIGHT FIGHT WITH FIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT WITH FIGHT

MY BRAIN’S AGAINST A WALL
AND I STILL KNOW YOU
MY EYES HAVE CALCIFIED
BUT I CAN SEE YOU
MY NERVOUS SYSTEM HAS FAILED
AND I CAN FEEL YOU
TWO WRONGS MAKE A RIGHT
FIGHT FIGHT WITH FIGHT
Track Name: Buried In The Sky
WHEN I DIE I WANT MY BONES PICKED DRY
BURIED IN THE SKY IN THE GUTS OF A BIRD IN FLIGHT
WHEN I DIE I WANT MY BONES PICKED DRY
BURIED IN THE SKY IN THE GUTS OF A BIRD IN FLIGHT

KNEE TO CHIN AS IN THE WOMB
BUNDLED IN A SHROUD
SOUL IS CONJURED FROM ITS VESSEL
ASCENDS
FLESH SEEKS A RIDE ON HIGH
THEY BUTCHER THE BODY
VULTURES AWAIT THEIR TIME
WHEN THE FEAST IS READY
THEY’RE ALLOWED TO DINE
YOU’LL TAKE TO THE CLOUDS IN A WHILE

NEVER MIND WHAT IS DONE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION
YOU ARE NOT A PERSON ANYMORE
NEVER MIND THAT THE SOUL IS GONE
NEVER HAVE THESE THOUGHTS
NEVER MIND THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE YOU LIVED IN

YOU ARE FREED TO THE SKY

WHEN I DIE I WANT MY BONES PICKED DRY
BURIED IN THE SKY IN THE GUTS OF A BIRD IN FLIGHT
WHEN I DIE I WANT MY BONES PICKED DRY
BURIED IN THE SKY IN THE GUTS OF A BIRD IN FLIGHT
WHEN I DIE I WANT MY BONES PICKED DRY
BURIED IN THE SKY IN THE GUTS OF A BIRD IN FLIGHT
WHEN I DIE I WANT MY BONES PICKED DRY
BURIED IN THE SKY IN THE GUTS OF A BIRD IN FLIGHT