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All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us tracks

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1. NIHILIST

We are beggars
We are so fucking weak
And once upon a time we had the world at our feet
Well, we're all dying to meet our maker
But all our Gods have abandoned us

All our Gods have abandoned us

This is the great esoteric depression
We sold our souls but couldn't buy salvation
We are all the shades of misery
The reigning champions of tragedy
They use their faith as a weapon
They count our sins by the seven
Blackwater at the gates of heaven

All hail the corporatocracy
The word of God written in binary
All hail our apostasy
The dying notes in an unholy symphony

All our Gods have abandoned us

This is the great esoteric depression
We sold our souls but couldn't buy salvation

I found God clutching a razor blade
He said "Look at the fucking mess they've made
They'd trade their hearts if they were made of gold."

We are beggars
We are so fucking weak
And once upon a time we had the world at our feet
Well, we're all dying to meet our maker
But all our Gods have abandoned us

All our Gods have abandoned us

All our Gods have abandoned us

I found God clutching a razor blade
He said "Look at the fucking mess they've made
They'd trade their hearts if they were made of gold
But they're as worthless as the souls they sold.




2. DEATHWISH

There was a time for change
I fear it came and went
Who's gonna pick up the pieces?
Who will be left to repent?
The sun is burnt out black
Now there's no turning back
Now there's no turning back

Yeah, I know you know
That we've been living a lie
Turn a blind eye
Until the day we die
Maybe we've passed the point of not return
Maybe we just want to watch the world burn
We just want to watch the world burn

Our collapse will be remission
A planet scarred beyond all recognition
Suicide in slow motion, is this the path that we've chosen?
Too cowardly to face this, we've got a fucking death wish

You want to play with fire?
Don't cry when you get burnt
You gave us life, we gave back death in return
The sun is burnt out black
Now there's not turning back

We will consume until there's nothing left
Remember us as a waste of breath

Yeah, I know you know
That we've been living a lie
Turn a blind eye
Until the day we die
Maybe we've passed the point of not return
Maybe we just want to watch the world burn
We just want to watch the world burn

I know you know
That we've been living a lie
Maybe we've passed the point of not return
We just want to watch the world burn

I want to believe that it all counts for something
The writing is on the wall
It's hard to accept that it was all for nothing
All for nothing

Yeah, I know you know
That we've been living a lie
Turn a blind eye
Until the day we die
Maybe we've passed the point of not return
Maybe we just want to watch the world burn
We just want to watch the world burn




3. PHANTOM FEAR

Contaminated
Nothing is sacred
Born and bred on pure hatred
Cause they haunt our streets with a phantom fear
No one is safe, no one is welcome here
No one is welcome here

Can you taste the poison in the air?
I swear it's everywhere, it's everywhere
Hidden in plain sight
Lost in black and white
I'll chase the dying of the light

They want the victims to hang their heads in shame, well fuck them all, we won't play their game
We won't play their game
I've seen through every word the prophets propagate
This is a failed state
So read between the lines
This is a failed state

No Love. No empathy
Our fellow man is now our enemy
No Love. No Unity
Erase our souls, distort reality

Can you taste the poison in the air?
I swear it's everywhere, it's everywhere
Hidden in plain sight
Lost in black and white
I'll chase the dying of the light

They will sow the seeds of blind contempt, then let us bleed until our heart's content.
Hidden in plain sight, lost in black and white
I'll chase the dying of the light

No Love. No empathy
Our fellow man is now our enemy
No Love. No empathy
No Love. No Unity
Our fellow man is now our enemy




4. DOWNFALL

They want all for one and none for all
I want to be there to witness the downfall

They’ll only sell us out once our backs are turned
And we’ll keep paying the price until our lesson is learnt
So cast your votes
Watch them shed their skin
Every snake has its price
If the money’s on the table they don’t think twice
So cast your votes, watch them shed their skin

We are paralysed

But there are none so blind as those who will not see
What’s it going to take to get us to stand up?
‘Cause you can see it in their eyes, they don’t give a fuck
About what matters to us

Another faceless figure, an empty silhouette
They’ll line their pockets and leave us six feet deep in debt
So cast your votes, watch them shed their skin
Always out for blood, praying on the weak
We can count on them to paint the future bleak
But we’re still standing by whilst they bleed us dry

We are paralysed

But there are none so blind as those who will not see
What’s it going to take to get us to stand up?
‘Cause you can see it in their eyes, they don’t give a fuck
About what matters to us
So enough is enough
What’s it going to take to get us to stand up?
‘Cause you can see it in their eyes, they don’t give a fuck

‘Right’ and wrong it’s all the same to me
Thick as thieves as far as I can see
They are leeches all (they are leeches all)

‘Right’ and wrong it’s all the same to me
Thick as thieves as far as I can see (I can see)
They are leeches all but we’re still standing by whilst they bleed us dry

They want all for one and none for all
I want to be there to witness the downfall

We are paralysed

They want all for one and none for all
I want to be there to witness the downfall




5. GONE WITH THE WIND

The weight of the world is resting on thin ice
When the surface breaks will I find paradise?
As I freeze to death, left to reflect
What a waste of time I was, in retrospect

I’d take a leap of faith, but I’d lose my nerve
In the end, I’ll get the hell that I deserve

I’m always gone with the wind
Crawling in and out of my mind
God knows, I lost all my faith

A sickness with no remedy, except the ones inside of me
You ever wonder how deep you can sink into nothing at all?
Disintegrate. Annihilate me

Do you remember when you said to me
“My friend, hope is a prison.”
Hope is a prison

Of all the patterns that I could create,
I built a labyrinth with no escape
To keep my ‘self’ under lock and key
I am my own worst enemy

I’d take a leap of faith, but I’d lose my nerve
In the end, I’ll get the hell that I deserve

I’m always gone with the wind
Crawling in and out of my mind
God knows, I lost all my faith

A sickness with no remedy, except the ones inside of me
You ever wonder how deep you can sink into nothing at all?
Disintegrate. Annihilate me
A sickness with no remedy, except the ones inside of me
You ever wonder how deep you can sink into nothing at all?
Disintegrate. Annihilate me

If I could silence all the doubt in me
Accept that what is meant to be (Is meant to be)
You ever wonder how deep you can sink into nothing at all?
Disintegrate. Annihilate me

Do you remember when you said to me
“My friend, hope is a prison.”




6. THE EMPTY HOURGLASS

Every moment is dead to me

Do you remember?
Because I can't forget
The saddest story, of all that ever was, or will be
Laid out before me
A living heart attack
Play it back, play it back

Take my eyes, I cannot see sense
Past and future tense. Every moment is dead to me
Safe and sound, anywhere but here
I see it crystal clear, but it means nothing to me
It means nothing to me
It means nothing to me

Have you seen a future, filled with regret?
Breathe and count to ten
Start over again
You want to run away
Just let yourself decay
A living heart attack
Play it back, play it back

The empty hourglass
We're going nowhere fast
There's no more time to kill
If time is standing still

Take my eyes, I cannot see sense
Past and future tense. Every moment is dead to me
Safe and sound, anywhere but here
I see it crystal clear, but it means nothing to me
It means nothing to me
It means nothing to me

Play it back, play it back
Over and over again
Over and over again

The empty hourglass
We're going nowhere fast
There's no more time to kill
If time is standing still




7. A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

Tell me was it all worth it, to watch your kingdom grow?
All the anchors in the ocean haven’t sunk this low
Sunk this low

(Rotten to the core)

So who’s left to count the cost?
Beneath the ruin lies a story of the lives lost
Now we’re gone, left without a trace
But we took something they cannot replace

A match made in heaven, paved the road to hell
We’ve been down this path before
Cold blooded retribution
So fuck your revolution

You chew up peace and spit it out as war
You’ve been feeding the wolf that’s waiting at the door
You are rotten to the core
We found your fingerprints all over the trigger
If you’re looking for tyrants, take a look in the mirror
You knew all along, that the cancer would spread, so don’t be surprised to find a price on your head
Sorry son, but we destroyed your home, we murdered your family, now you’re on your own
Collateral damage, face down in the sand
Watch the dominoes fall, it’s all just part of the plan

A match made in heaven
Paved the road to hell
We’ve been down this path before
Cold blooded retribution
So fuck your revolution

A match made in heaven
Paved the road to hell
We’ve been down this path before
And every execution, the price of your collusion

You knew all along, that the cancer would spread, so don’t be surprised to find a price on your head

Tell me was it all worth it, to watch your kingdom grow?
All the anchors in the ocean haven’t sunk this low
Sunk this low

You are rotten to the core




8. GRAVITY

This is a wake-up call
No rise without the fall
Facing the great divide
You can run but you can't hide
You can run but you can't hide

I met the devil and God and couldn't tell them apart
I thought I found the end
But it was only the start

I've heard it all before
Aren't you tired of all of the violence inside of you?
Just let go
Gravity, hold on to me

So come and wash us away
Just thank fuck that we don't last forever
It's now or never
Is this the catalyst?
Just let me burn the bridge
That leads me nowhere
Because it's gone and it's never coming back

But make no mistake
It's just a matter of time before the wave breaks
So stand your ground
The earth will shake
So twist the knife, cause I am finally awake

So come and wash us away
Just thank fuck that we don't last forever
It's now or never
Is this the catalyst?
Just let me burn the bridge
That leads me nowhere
Because it's gone and it's never coming back

I've heard it all before
Aren't you tired of all of the violence inside of you?
Just let go
Well, what are you waiting for?
Aren't you tired of all of the violence inside of you?
It's all you know
Gravity, hold on to me

So stand your ground
The earth will shake
So twist the knife, cause I am finally awake




9. ALL LOVE IS LOST

The workers all march to the beat of the drum.
Their spirits are broken,
They have nowhere to run.

They dream of courage and a loaded gun,
But the slaves all know,
They better bite their tongue.
Track marks across the planet.
Are there any veins left for them to infect?
They would kill one another just to disconnect.

Three cheers for desperation.
God bless the Godforsaken.
We will arm them to the teeth,
To fight, to fight the war on peace.

All love is lost, so carry the cross.
'Cause there's no human in us left.
We are music made for the deaf.
They play a game that they know they'll never win.
Sick and tired of the world they're living in.
The messiah showed up high on heroin.
On heroin.

The workers all march to the beat of the drum.
They fell into the trap, taken one by one.
The medicine is poison, but it makes them numb.
'Cause all that they feel is pain and regret.
Existence is just something they would rather forget.

Three cheers for desperation.
God bless the Godforsaken.
We will arm them to the teeth,
To fight, to fight the war on peace.

All love is lost, so carry the cross.
'Cause there's no human in us left.
We are music made for the deaf.
They play a game that they know they'll never win.
Sick and tired of the world they're living in.
The messiah showed up high on heroin.
On heroin.

Is this freedom?
Is this the life you chose?
If this is living the dream, we've hit an all-time low.

All love is lost, so carry the cross.
'Cause there's no human in us left.
We are music made for the deaf.
They play a game that they know they'll never win.
Sick and tired of the world they're living in.
The messiah showed up high on heroin.
On heroin.




10. FROM THE WILDERNESS

There is no end game, so whisper the truth and pass on the blame.
Just put us out of our misery.
This defeat is a victory.
We're burning out, we're fading away.
A failed evolution.
Is the problem the solution that they've been searching for?

We're waiting for the world to save itself.
'Cause nothing is built to last.
We're writing our epitaph.
So reset and start again.
'Cause we all know how this ends,
Before long we'll be dead and gone.

A thorn in the side of the earth.
Where do you draw the line?
A flaw in the design.
The rest is history.
This defeat is a victory.
We're burning out, we're fading away.

We're all guilty as sin.
I feel it, I feel it under my skin.
Always up in arms, without lifting a finger.
Lifting a finger.

We may be infinite, but this world is not.
Something that we once knew, that we long forgot.

We're waiting for the world to save itself.
'Cause nothing is built to last.
We're writing our epitaph.
So reset and start again.
'Cause we all know how this ends,
Before long we'll be dead and gone.

We're all guilty as sin.
I feel it, I feel it under my skin.
Always up in arms, without lifting a finger.
Lifting a finger.

We may be infinite, but this world is not.Something that we once knew, that we long forgot.




11. MEMENTO MORI

As above, so below.
Dismantled piece by piece, what's left will not decease.
As within, so without.
The seasons bring relief.
Let me live and die in piece.

I will be consumed, returned into the earth.
Only passing through, nothing left to hold on to.
Like the thaw against the snow, into the undertow.
Cut the chord and cast me out.
Cast me out.

It's a promise that you cannot break.
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take.
Death is an open door.

It's a promise that you cannot break.
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take.
Decay is the only law.

As above, so below.
Dismantled piece by piece, what's left will not decease.
As within, so without.
The seasons bring relief.
Just let me live and die in piece.

It'll wear you down, through skin and bone.
It's as if my mind has a mind of it's own.
(x2)

When my heart skips two beats,
(I am hidden deep. Fast asleep)
The sea will part, where oceans meet.
Finally complete.

It's a promise that you cannot break.
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take.
Death is an open door.

It's a promise that you cannot break.
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take.
Decay is the only law.

Swan song.
A declaration of endlessness.
I swear I will not look back, as I return into the black,
When the veil lifts, how will I know?
How will I know?
Will I see God?

As above, so below.
Dismantled piece by piece, what's left will not decease.
As within, so without.
The seasons bring relief.
Just let me live and die in piece.