The Weight of Things

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released April 28, 2018

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Track Name: Sirens
Lyrics: Doug Murray
The sirens will sing to you
A land of promises
Promises all hollow
Deceptive and untrue
The sirens will sing to you
A land of temptation
Guiding to your ruin
But known to only few
The sirens will sing to you
Leading you astray
Cannot look away
Their voices will leave you
Hypnotized and spellbound, confused
Cannot run away
Their song will leave you
Mesmerized and held down
Sweet melodies deceive you
The sirens will sing to you
A promise of salvation
Submit yourself completely
And it will come for you
The sirens will sing to you
A promise of damnation
If you should turn away
If you should refuse
The sirens will sing to you
Leading you astray
Cannot look away
Their voices will leave you
Hypnotized and spellbound, confused
Cannot run away
Their song will leave you
Mesmerized and held down
Sweet melodies deceive you
Cannot look away
Their voices will leave you
Hypnotized and spellbound, confused
Cannot run away
Their song will leave you
Mesmerized and held down, and used
Sweet melodies deceive you
Track Name: Weaker Hearts
Fragile shell around
Volatility
Noble men still fail to see
The opportunity

Create the enemy
Wage a war upon the villain that you made
Create the enemy
Take the throne and leave a ruin in your wake

Spread the doubt and let the roots grow deep inside
Let the blame sprout into fear
Vines that choke the weaker hearts of weaker men
No resistance to your power

Create the enemy
Wage a war upon the villain that you made
Create the enemy
Take the throne and leave a ruin in your wake

Divide and conquer
Divide and conquer
Divide and conquer
Divide and conquer
Divide and conquer
Divide and conquer

Fear shall be the ally
Let you deep inside
Whispers of a villain
Deep within their minds
Greed shall be the ally
Blinded by your pride
Poisoned institutions
Propagating lies
Tremble at the sight of
Men you demonized

Create the enemy
Wage a war upon the villain that you made
Create the enemy
Take the throne and leave a ruin in your wake
Create the enemy
Wage a war upon the villain that you made
Create the enemy
Take the throne and leave a ruin in your wake
Track Name: Vacant
Hidden in plain sight
The gift you give to me
Kept deep inside
Where no one else can see
But we both know
The secret that we hide
In vacant blue eyes
It’s easy to find
When I close my eyes I dream
To find a touch of peace
For a moment at least
Watch the world outside
Through vacant blue eyes
Now I pray
I’ll be
Be set free from this place
Do you feel good about all the
Choices that you’ve made
And every last emotion
You have stolen from me
Do you even think about
Every promise that you break
And every single moment
I pray I can escape
I pray
That help is on the way
One day
One day I will escape
Track Name: Amber
When the lights go out
The scattered voices fade
Unified return
And gaze
The amber slowly rises
Flooding over me
The golden light of idols
On me

When the amber fades
A brighter house returns
The voices further scatter
Disappear
But I’ve been bathed in amber
My gilded tongue remains
My mountain of delusion
Now hear

I'll bathe in the light
And I'll captivate
My presence is known
By warm amber waves
Go into the night
And pontificate
With wisdom bestowed
By warm Amber

When I see the sun
Persona stays awake
Giving all the people
What they want

I'll bathe in the light
And I'll captivate
My presence is known
By warm amber waves
Go into the night
And pontificate
With wisdom bestowed
By warm Amber

In the fluorescence
And blue band of day
Seems no one here noticed
That I’m something greater
In the dim light of evening
My sweet daughter cries
I’m gone as I’m singing
This sweet lullaby

What have I become?
What good have I done?
All this bastard amber
It never meant a thing
To anyone

I'll bathe in the light
And I'll captivate
My presence is known
By warm amber waves
Go into the night
Return to my place
With wisdom bestowed
By warm amber
Track Name: Muses and Men
Layers of oil in jars
Dried shut
Canvas on a roll
Behind dusty old guitars
Never to be stretched

Toiling alone
I mastered my craft
Made beauty from chaos
With steady young hands

The muses all came
But none of them stayed
Vague memories of faces
And precious few names

A master above
A new generation
Of muses and men
I made my final mark
On my final statement
The grand culmination of mine

Everything I am
In one composition
The grand culmination
Of synapses fired

Refractions of wavelengths through a haze
Of vapor in the air into my eyes

The shadows of mountains
The cool air of valleys in my lungs
From drifting plates of land, how they collide

These canyons eroded
Carved out by the violent river flows
Drawn by gravity to oceansides

Where blood orange sunsets
How they hit the iris in her eyes
Never to be mine after that night

Now my final statement
Can never compare to happenstance
I've learned the meaning of futility

My thirty years gone
I'll return to the earth
A masterpiece may grow

My synapses fired
I am synapses fired
Track Name: The Weight of Things
I am no one’s capital
Not a thought to spare for me
A checker wishing just to be
A pawn

I am no one’s counterpoint
Condescended by them all
While others get their lip service
I’m nothing

When we reclaim
Light shall return

Pat Boone, Debbie Boone

I am no one’s favorite son
All the others in my place
They take and never give a thing
for me

I am no one’s anything
And the arbiters of truth
They bury what I’ve always known
Is real

Lying in wait
The sum of your fears
Giving you your turn
Take in your hands
The rules that they gave you
Want to watch them burn?

alternative perception
when I tell you what to see
alternative deduction
when I take everything I need
alternative conditions
the chaos that i breed
alternative rendition
guaranteed


alternative permission
when you can't say no
alternative prediction
when i bet on what i know
alternative completion
when all is said and done
you'll know the game is over
when I've won

Lying in wait
The sum of your fears
Giving you your turn
Take in your hands
The rules that they gave you
Want to watch them burn?

I know that a patient man must learn to lose before he learns to win
Ego bruises are a side effect of finally playing the game
Rubbing dirt onto my knees while biding time for glorious new days
I can see the victory it's just around the corner I have faith

Just like other pawns before
Now they've got it made

(Hold up the weight)
Want to watch them burn
Want to watch them burn
Want to watch them burn
Do you want to watch them burn
Let's watch them burn

Speak to me my eyes grow wider
Speak to me and I’ll follow
Speak of me as a reminder
Speak of me and we are one
Discard me for I will follow
Discard me for I'll forgive
Speak to me
Speak of me
Discard me

Lying in state
all that you hold dear
Traveled too far to turn
Do you remember
The soul that you traded
Want to watch it burn?

Watch it burn
Track Name: Against the Waves
Blue skies turning grey
Signaling time for a change
Propaganda blinds the masses
The old guard must break

Insecurity as your defense
Lies are your only voice
Silence the population
With false illusions of choice

The higher you climb
The further you fall
Violently against the waves we’re crashing
A king with no crown
No heart and no soul
Defiantly against the waves we’re crashing

Dark to light
Nowhere left to hide
We reclaim
Like the rising tide

The higher you climb
The further you fall
Violently against the waves we’re crashing
A king with no crown
No heart and no soul
Defiantly against the waves we’re crashing

The longer you lie
The harder you’ll fall
Patiently against the waves we’re crashing
A matter of time
Your weakness will show
Defiantly against the waves we’re crashing
Track Name: Burning Bridges
Trapped inside
A mind that’s been broken
Unable to cope
Or deviate
From paths you made
That end up at the start
One drop in the glass to start to spin
One drop in the glass to slip again
You’re a fool
You made a thin veneer
It shattered long ago
But still you hide behind a wall that never was
The exception to the Golden rule
Lost and lonely
Your road to ruin is paved by your own hands
Calling out to only push away
Lying face down in the bed you’ve made
Sliding further down the spiral day by day
The more you fight the more you fall deeper instead
Claiming that it will be different than last time
But in the end you stumble and the cycle starts again
Burning bridges like a candle at both ends
Falling down the rabbit hole again
Sliding further down the spiral day by day
The more you fight the more you fall deeper instead
Claiming that it will be different than last time
But in the end you stumble and the cycle starts again
Track Name: Whirlwind
Time
Made a new dear friend today
One more who I love
Adding to the frequency
and the magnitude
of the letdowns to be had at my hands
I know I’ll see you again
I swear, you know I always do
For now I can hope
When our paths cross again
That crossing will matter to you
You’re feeling the tides rolling in
But they won’t recede
The island I built
To hold you alone
Your hilltops now the islands for all I hold dear
Know you’re not alone
The floods from my whirlwind
They scatter the people I love
Leave them running for higher ground
I’m not so naïve
I know with a shrug our lives
Can diverge and you’ll carry on
But this precious ground
I pray I can always return
To what's left and rest my soul
For only a day
For only a moment
Help me calm the storm
If just for a day
If just for a day

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