River Lungs

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released September 4, 2013

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Track Name: Stone Hands
Stone Hands

I'm losing all of my inhibitions
just for one more night of rot

I've used up all my second chances
got my hands up

This tunnel vision is too much
oh I just can't find the end

I wonder if it leads me to the same dead end

Your selfless eyes cut me down..
Like diamonds onto glass

Pull me out of this hole
I need to stand up I need to grow

Torn forever torn

Between my lust and my selfish thoughts


Heal me lead me away
Don't leave me hanging here day by day


I fear I'm failing in every way
Your arms stretch out but my feet are firm in place

I see the kindness on your face

Oh I swear this is the last time
oh I swear I say this every time


I'm falling apart
My foundations
No longer have a structure


I try to piece myself together

And every time
I'm missing the the final piece

I'm missing you

Your selfless eyes cut me down..

Cut me down to size



I'm losing all of my inhibitions
just for one more night of rot

I've used up all my second chances
got my hands up

This tunnel vision is too much
oh I just cant find the end

I wonder if it leads me to the same dead end


Can you hear my words
Do you see the look on my face

Pull me out of this hole
I need to stand up i need to grow

Torn forever torn

Between my lust and my selfish thoughts


Heal me lead me away
Don't leave me hanging here day by day


I fear I'm failing in every way
Your arms stretch out but my feet are firm in place

A priceless artefact gathering dust
Use me to clean away your rust
Track Name: River Lungs
River Lungs

You do your best to destroy me
when your tired eyes stare back at me

I condescend all I believe
You drive the fear up from inside of me


If I believe in karma
Then luck must cast its gaze over me
My stomach knots and turns and turns
Your mouth's on fire when will you learn
You set yourself to lose



Am I the one who cares
The only one thats figured it all

Am I the one who cares
the only one thats witnessed it all

Your mask can only cover your stare
I see the cracks of your wry little smile

Look what you've undone

The small have grown and you've become

A faceless
Witless
Useless person
Fit for null


Time wont heal your broken lungs

Your chest is filled with worthless gold
So breathe it in and sink to the bottom

Make your bed at the bottom
Clear your head and overcome
Your heart wont beat like a drum
The only sky with no sun

Time wont heal your broken lungs
Breathe from the lake and hold it in

You've brought this on
All by your self
These hollow walls speak for themselves

Take your chest of gold
And sink
Sink to the bottom
Track Name: Ignis Et Ossa
Ignis Et Ossa


Content to cast a line in my direction, willingly

Formulating fires cauterise a bid for my attention

Hopelessly rendering, a glorified and senseless adoration


Just seems to be faked and fabricated, throwing your weight around a room full of clowns and questioning frowns


Adulating verbs turn to subjugating terms

Come on commend me
Commend me to this pathetic way of yours


Come on commend me
Commend me to this pathetic way of yours


Lead me toward
A lock without a key without a door
Render me useless


Lead me toward
A lock without a key without a door

I've a shield without a sword


But I will swing I will swing
'til my hands are raw

I can try I can try
With all my might to break
This illusion of grandeur

Open your eyes
Use the space between your ears

For once in your life

Open your eyes
Use the space between your ears

for once in your life



This times the last time that I confide within my own advice

Content to cast a line in my direction, willingly

Formulating fires cauterise a bid for my attention

Hopelessly rendering, a glorified and senseless adoration

Does it hurt that I'm ignoring you
Crawl out of your self and go home

I never once I never once looked back
I never once I never once looked back
The room could spin for days and days
But something in me would always
Something in me would look the other way



Remember when I say

Forever lead me forever lead me away oh I say to you one day
You'll know whats coming to you
It will feel like the coldest of days
The coldest of days
Track Name: Cloud Breather
Cloud Breather

From bedrock to bedlam
You rose up out from the lake
To surface where that war began
Inhale the air the scent of the wake

But how it's all in vain
Theres no one left to welcome you

You left this place too long ago
No longer thought no longer a hero

You said you'd always be there
This place would always be our home

But isn't home where the heart is
'cause that stopped beating long ago




Will you come back unwillingly
Or will you come back with respect for me


The moths flee from the light in me
I've removed every part of you I had in me



My patience is your only gift


Test
Testing me
To be the son of a god
To be the child apart from the flock

How can you create that which has no center


I'm held together with string and splinter

My ends are tethered


You gave me light to guide my way
But lanterns burn and fade away

My shoulders heavy my ribs are cracked
I carry burdens on my back

No longer will I think of you
The time elapsed has not been fast

But I can see the end

And it's light
It's light even without you

And I'm home