Battlecross

Rise to Power tracks

Lyrics


1. SCARS

Now all of your secrets slip away into the night
Don't be afraid to let the buried see the light
Give up resistance don't conceal the pain inside
I'll just sit back and enjoy this ride
Spiraling deep into self-destruction

I gauge the past by every scar that I have to bear
Reject the end embrace the beauty of your own demise

Fight abandon secrets guiding you away from life
Remembering the memories inside your mind
This is the only way that they can stay alive
Release the horrors of your past
Spiraling deep into self-destruction
Reaching a new all-time low drowning your soul

I gauge the past by every scar that I have to bear
Reject the end embrace the beauty of your own demise

As I beg unto the light it never answers me
All I want is for this hell to die in me

I gauge the past by every scar that I have to bear
Reject the end embrace the beauty of your own demise




2. NOT YOUR SLAVE

You've killed
You have killed yourself with grief
You crave undeserving sympathy
All your lies a fictitious fantasy
All the hate playing your game of self-defeat

Twisting words that you create
Deception controlling your fate
Manipulated like a pawn
Forever this will carry on

I'm not your slave
I refuse to be a part of this your fabricated game
I am not your slave
You have tricked yourself into believing you're not the enemy

Drowning in your filth
A plague to humanity
Raped of all free will
You're blinded by vanity
As you sulk around
Seeking out sympathy
Condemned to solitude
You are the enemy

You tried taking advantage over me
You failed to gain power over me
Now it's done I see you now for who you are
Now it's time to forget you and who you are

I'm not your slave
I refuse to be a part of this your fabricated game
I am not your slave
You have tricked yourself into believing you're not the enemy

You can no longer pretend you're the victim
The transparency of your lies will not conquer me




3. ABSENCE

I can feel my absence is crushing you inside
I can hear the pain in all the words you say
They cut so deep the wounds don't even bleed
Blinded by resentment that tortures me

Can't bear the pain I have put you through
As I fear for the beast that cripples you
Stolen away like a thief in the night
Broken each day
Try to forget but it won't go away

Another empty minute an endless stream of days
The time that never seems to move is driving me insane
Another passing hour a sentence I disdain
Begging the faceless shadows to release me from this place

Can't bear the pain I have put you through
As I fear for the beast that cripples you
Stolen away like a thief in the night
Broken each day
Try to forget but it won't go away

The time has come for me to be set free
Anxiety it overtakes me I'm paralyzed right through
The distance in between our fate is my never-ending doom

Because I'm stolen away like a thief in the night
Because I'm broken each day
Try to forget but it won't go away




4. SPOILED

A mindless self-existence depicted in real time
With endless stimulation for a bored feeble mind

Design distribute and infect
A blueprint created at your expense
A spoiled culture hooked on-demand
Tempting desires hooked on command
The virtual landfill spun into gold

An addiction to a power
Its illusion of control
A blatant disregard for your humanity
Unbridled fantasies are bought and sold

Design distribute and infect
A blueprint created at your expense
A spoiled culture hooked on-demand
Tempting desires hooked on command
The virtual landfill spun into gold

Insatiable hunger obsessed with consuming
Oblivious to understand




5. THE CLIMB

This chaos is just a ladder
Some attempt to climb and fail
Never again tempted to try they break and fail
Cracking under pressure
Clinging to your vain illusions
When escaping death is your only motivation

You will never move faster than all the whips that are set upon your back
Marching over the corpses of the defeated, claiming my victory

Actions speak volumes of what your worth in life
The climb is all there is, all you need to survive

Do not choose your path just out od desperation
Face your enemies do not now to their will
There is no such thing as courage without fear
Your sentiments are meaningless
When the end of life draws near

Break beyond the boundaries of existence
The point of no return
Climb over the bodies of your victims
Determination tearing down the boundaries like paper walls




6. BLOOD & LIES

To the poor man and to the ones with their broken lives
As your eyes swell with tears of the memories that they have stolen away
When you can't see the truth because it's covered in so much blood and lies

The ones with power want your obedience
They want the conquered people that have nothing left
With eyes to see you weep uncontrollably
From womb to tomb you're just a commodity for them to control

Suffer rotting away
Forced to suffer
You can't break away
From their oppressing reign

Tear down the system and tear down the idols
That they have overthown worshipped and cloned
The ones who rule created the conspiracy
Control-divide-excised from all reality
To reach a point of complete dependency
From cradle to grave you're just a worthless piece of meat to slaughter and eat

Suffer rotting away
Forced to suffer
You can't break away
From their oppressing reign

Suffer rotting away




7. BOUND BY FEAR

Be terrified of all the demons in the night
And all the terrors that it holds
Apocalyptic visions drowning out the light
Exposing darkness and the evil within us all

Fear your demise at it awaits
Feeling the excess of those deeds suffocating squeeze
You will know that it is done
If darkness prevails they have won

In this game that we all play
You must win or die
Bound by fear there's no escape
You are trapped inside
You're fighting to survive

It's too easy to be caught in the tangles of everybody's lies

You can only light so many fires till you realize
Darkness is always at your back
So you must rage against the dying of the light
And fight against the demons that still haunt your mind

Fear your demise at it awaits
Feeling the excess of those deeds suffocating squeeze
You will know that it is done
If darkness prevails they have won

In this game that we all play
You must win or die
Bound by fear there's no escape
You are trapped inside
You're fighting to survive




8. DESPISED

Regret that haunts you each and every day
You won't forget it eats away at you like a disease

Infecting you
Strangling tight around your neck
Constricts every breath
There's no coming back

You're despised, you search for answers that won't come
You're despised, there's no forgetting what you've done
You're despised, it rots away inside of you
You're despised, tearing you apart from the inside out

Disgraced you take refuge inside the hate
Left to decay I am a piece of human waste

I can't take back all of the stones I've thrown
I still would not take back what I have done

It is too easy to throw blame when there's so much there to throw
Why do my decision hunt me like a demon in the shadows
There is no need for a scapegoat when we are all to blame
I'm tired of saying the same things over and over again




9. SHACKLES

Awaken to a world filled of apathy
It's feeding off itself the fear and self-pity
Now your fed lies as truth and still you do not see
The noose around your neck is your complacency

Slowly posioned by your food
Slowly trained by your own news

All that you've been lead to believe
Is just to keep you on your knees
You're cling to your shackles
Like an addict clings to their disease

This is the fruit that's been wrought
Bought and paid for by our silence and ignorance
Begging for scraps as they take everything

All that you've been lead to believe
Is just to keep you on your knees
You're cling to your shackles
Like an addict clings to their disease

You've been consumed your fear
Trained to believe what your hear
Complacent while the ignorance breeds
Too afraid to get off of your knees and fight




10. THE PATH

Face the day that stands before you
Do not be afraid of what may come
Use your strength within to define you
Hold to your ground and stay strong
Swear to a god which you don't even believe
Only in times of your sefish need
Hold your belief through the hard times
Your fate is destined to come

On throught the darkest days
And the never ending nights
A legendary war
Choose your path and fight

Cast away the chains that blind you
Now your past can no longer define you
Tomorrow is promised to no one
Defy ignorance till you've won
How easy is it for you to wear a mask
Conceal your true intention
Hold your belief through the hard times
Your fate is destined to cime

On throught the darkest days
And the never ending nights
A legendary war
Choose your path and fight