All Great Empires

by Armsrace

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released February 28, 2013

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Makes you feel like you wanna run a marathon, climb mt everest, have a dance party, and kill someone with your bare hands.

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Track Name: Broken Sea
and if you called me last
i'd be sure to keep the current plans in bottles
and if the water lasts
it will drown us all, we know

and if the ships collapse
i'll grab the ropes, the maps, the everything
bottomed out, run aground
the floor foaming below

i'm glued to the floor without pain or attention
i'll sing my last words with a great desperation
and i'm choosing to live this way

i am not part of a machine
and no one knows what's best for me
we are the broken ones traveling on a broken sea

and what she said to me
was "baby i don't think things happen for a reason"
"we take what we want, and we all want it all"
no more apologies
my life is not the same as anything or anyone's
so it's mine to bottom out, and run aground, to stumble and fall

i'm glued to the floor without pain or attention
i'll sing my last words with a great desperation
and i'm choosing to live this way

i am not part of a machine
and don't tell me what's best for me
we are the stagnant ones, traveling on a broken sea

we'll run and we'll fall
Track Name: Countach
a lattice structure, of serpents and tongues
this is a brainwash rebellion

a horizon of stains from the immaculate flood
and my mouth tastes of ashes

my senses were dulled with a wave of her hand
a cross section of columns

are all that's left when the match meets the plans

i'm sorry that I feel this way, but I know what I'm doing
i've kept my life a secret
i've been silent for years
alone for a decade
and now nobody knows me

no steps forward, no steps back
won't wake up, live the past
a silent infection's what brought me down
and right now i just can't last
with no direction, aversion to change
and a fear of commitment
“that's how we'll do it man!”
when the match meets the plans

i built these walls, i built this prison
i was once alive, and now i'm nothing
Track Name: Spirit of the Stairway
and she just keeps on saying
"carry this body that god just forgot"
and it's cold, but i'm breathing
my vision's blurred but it's not all that i've got

a field of small, small eyes
fixated on an empty display
it's best just to shut your mouth now
it' what we need to be this way

i can't stop time, i'll process sound
i'll drive this all into the ground

cold blistered shade again
lost all we needed but we found the sun
sold all our poison now
and our focus goes from two to one

i feel the small, small eyes
fixated on an empty display
it's best just to shut your mouth now
cause no one's listening anyway

a vacuum of sorrow
accentuated by a slip of the truth
shelter this conflict
a silence of the disaster of youth

please just take me home again
i've lost my will to fight for anything
Track Name: King of Nothing
the blind eyes on the lectern don't mean much to me
cause i've got a thought and a sinner's mouth to bleed
you say "you've got your choice" but i'm the only one that can see that it all is wrong
and richie dagger's crime will never be

minds for the taking
all groomed and patient
lies by the river

we're gonna string you up
this time we'll call you out
because we've had enough

for you it's about control
for us a matter of trust
the blind leads the lazy
the stones carried by us

less like a lamb, more like a fog
now no one sees anything
a plan god would never want

this is my mind and my body
this is my blood that you're spilling
"bow down" said the king of nothing
like them i'm bound, but i'm screaming

stone tigers, salted streets
blind eyes and sharpened teeth

all great empires fall