Alter Ego

by Petulance

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released July 11, 2016

Negative Reaction

Recording: Sam Machin
Mixing and Mastering: Sam Machin

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Track Name: State of Living
Dismembered
Controlled.
The state of living
The broken world.
We are victims
The highers rule,
The rich get richer
Amongst the poor souls.

The standard to meet,
Is requiring me,
To sit and nod my head,
Agree to everything.
You list the rules,
Terms and conditions,
if I follow these,
Get into heaven?

So sick of injustice, bring back the balance,
Tired of everything, stop all this nonsense.
Wake up each morning, seeing no change,
In this conditioned life, turning another page.

So sick of injustice, times aren't changing, nothing is.
So fed up of everything, can't be specific, can't write a list.

(It's everything. It's getting to me.)
So sick of your bullshit, I can't wait to escape this.
Let go. In sickness and in health.
I'm forever, looking out for myself.
(Pricks)
Track Name: Iron Clad Contract
Drowning pool, sinner, when the bodies hit the floor.
First heavy listened, loved, started to explore.
Took me by the heart, grabbed it by the horns.
A switch was flicked and I've never grown sick of it.

These streets are wider around me,
Swallowing me, shutting me off.
I don't need no fucking approval.
Not from you, not from anyone.

Dragged through the devils pit,
Armageddon kept the darkness lit.
Unforgiving.
A lesson was learnt.
You play with fire, you will get burnt.

Spare me my life, spare the bloodshed.
I'm torn between, now I'm torn to bits.
Give me a hope, show me a sign.
Iron clad contract, I'm obliged.
Track Name: Flourish
Closer to the feeling, then it dawns on me.
I'm back at the beginning, a moment I'm regretting.
Don't let them go, don't set them free.
There are whispers in the wind, whispering my calling.

Ground beneath, pulling me down.
Weight on my shoulders.
I've come up to short for this one.

What of me will flourish?
Can I escape this catacomb?
Can I proceed in life?
Or continue the being of a parasite.

Ground beneath, pulling me down.
Weight on my shoulders.
It's embedded in my bones.

It's embedded in my soul.

I'll submit to my demons.
Relinquish my freedom.

Closer to the feeling, then it dawns on me.
I'm back at the beginning, a moment I'm regretting.
Don't let them go, don't set them free.
There are whispers in the wind, whispering my calling.

Don't let them go, don't set them free,
let me flourish from my misery.
Don't let them go, don't set them free,
let me flourish from my misery.
Track Name: Alter Ego
Look me in the eyes, have they gone blind?
A sheet pulled over my head that read lies.
Now I start to tremble, but why?
Scrambled, I let the screws unwind.

Nobody condemns me.
My dreams have become a vivid reality.
Lurking on the path
Lurking in my thoughts, too much.
The body has collapsed.

Look me in the eye and what do you know?
Tell me your story, and I'll tell you yours.
I know the real truth.
I hold all the links between me and you.

But I got out and I got wiser.

I grew golden.
From the grey.

I grew golden, don't they all know
Look at me, then look at you.
From the grey, my roots made me strong.
Healthy in the mind, standing tall

I grew golden, don't they all know
Look at me, then look at you.
From the grey, my roots made me strong.
Healthy in the mind, standing tall
Track Name: Weak Ones
Gripped by, gods fist.
I'm restraining his grip.
A cold, piercing eye,
Just sits and stares at me.
From under my feet,
It's all I can see.
How can I sleep at night,
With the sounds of torturing.

Begin to overthink,
Over and over, closer to the brink.
Trapped, in insanity.
How do I let my mind escape me.
Drenched, by my deepest fears.
Surrounded by my overthinking.
Alone, In the light of a sunrise.
A new day, a new reason to stay alive.

Bodies in the midst of a streetlight,
return to their blood crave.
A darker tale,
Told a thousand ways.
Bodies in the midst of my life,
return to killing me.
A darker tale.
Put through suffering.

Down for the count,
Her life is bleeding out.
Her life is bleeding.
Down and out.
I cannot see the light.