The Agonist

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1. SYNOPSYS

(Instrumental)




2. RISE AND FALL

This human incompetence and its consequence,
Sub-human intolerance hitting home. This stupid, old
Prejudice and its consequence; civilian rights are
not right for ALL deserve rights, large and
Small.

Rise and Fall.. each breath could be
The last-chances have all come and passed.

Why can't we just shake the urge to end
Everything? Property lines slise through the
Earth. The sadden urge to control our surroundings;
Money and time now define the WORTHless we rise and we fall.

Rise and Fall.. each breath could be
The last-chances have all come and passed.

Fighting for land to own... and man will
Always find reasons for war. Fighting wars yields
bitter rewards so let's contemplate what to fight
for.

From the oceans we rise... to the ashes
We fall. All for one... not one for all.

Where do we go when we no longer
Exist? Apologies are useless, they're nothing,
They're important. To savour the taste of youth
And sweet control... Hierarchal classes
Split the masses - pray your ranking's high.

Off - white, low - life, nuisance in a flawless
Life, ground underfoot like ashes. The world's
A fucking gas chamber.

Populations rise and fall




3. BORN DEAD, BURIED ALIVE

The bloodline traces back to the past from
Whence the first real Christians came. The
Racist procreation remains in every God-damned
rally, riot and rage. Eternal damnation divided by
nation, fighting for land, language and souls. A
kick to the face of pride... leave hypnotic control
behind, how is it that even now, to this day,
This potion we're born with still runs through
Our veins?

Brainwash young minds - They will learn what
you teach; practice what you preach. Brainwash
young minds - breed corruption.

Didn't you expect when you built your
Empire on pillars of cadavers (genocide yields power -
you built your empire on murder) that it would
corrode with time?

Say, how do you justify systematic eradication
of the diversity, the foundation, of all humanity?
Say how do you justify putting words in my
mouth, blood on my hands, hate in my heart?
Say how do you justify putting words in my
mouth, blood on my hands, hate in my heart?
Say how do you justify?

The bloodline traces back to the past from
Whence the first real Christians came. The
Racist procreation remains in every God-damned
rally, riot and rage. Eternal damnation divided by
nation, fighting for land, language and souls. A
kick to the face of pride...
An insult to all those who've died
To all those who've died
To all those who've died

Brainwash young minds - They will learn what
you teach; practice what you preach. Brainwash
young minds - breed corruption.

Didn't you expect when you built your
Empire on pillars of cadavers (genocide yields power -
you built your empire on murder) that it would
corrode with time? Say, how do you justify?

I lock eyes with the black monolith
Towering over me.
I lock eyes with the black monolith
In my reflection I see our
Name printed far too many times, over and over
Again. You cannot know the warm toveh of the
vengeance that calls without the sting of the
Betrayal that afflicts us all.
You cannot know the warm toveh of the
vengeance that calls without the sting of the
Betrayal that afflicts us all




4. TAKE A BOW

Powerless, depressed, I try to conceal all the
Wreckage inside. But, they are denied the basic
Rights hand-delivered to all mankind.

My patience tried; forgiveness died; my
Hands are tired. Let go. All of the sears built up
The walls. Life drifting far below!
Instinct can't save you now, man stand up,
Take a bow. The sun always hides behind the clouds.
Always.

Tell me: When did we lose our way? Why
Is the whole world our prey? Inhumane is the
Trend nowadays. How much more can the pay?
In the end...

My patience tried; forgiveness died; my
Hands are tired. Let go. All of the sears built up
The walls. Life drifting far below!
Instinct can't save you now, man stand up,
Take a bow. The sun always hides behind the clouds.
Always.

How blind we've been to let destructive
Forces fly. Peal ears hear them, closed hands
Feel them. Empathy begins when all this ends.

End all innocent lives right now. For we
Bring nothing and claim the crown.
End all innocent lives right now. For we
Bring nothing and claim the crown




5. TROPHY KILL

Often misjudged are the criminals among us;
guilty and their sentence is not yet served. How
broken and dead the reigning race would be if we
All got what we deserved. All sentient beings are only
Those that we dictate - how can you judge what you
Lick off your plate? Giver now has been
Brutally raped. Who knows if the future has so good
a taste?

...Although we know what the future has, for
Us, in store, a consumption society just breaks
right through the door...

In blissful ignorance the fists of power
Thrive. Now, look at your hands - your command
Tells who will survive.

Fresh mermaid carcasses wash up on shore.
They're a prize to be won and a cheap thrill -
No more. Paranoid grins on fake colorless smiles,
Fear of the hollow between wrong and right.

Sobriety is no longuer an option when digging
up words from the trench you fall in.

... At the top of your game, who cares?
The ones below are too far down. But we're the
Ones who kill our neighbours to stay safe and sound...

In blissful ignorance the fists of power
Thrive. Now, look at your hands - your command
Tells who will survive.
Trohpy Kill

We are such great masochists.
FUck you, fucking hypocrite!
We are such great masochists.
FUck you
Too bad you do what you do to score.
True, that you knew what you know, before.

In blissful ignorance the fists of power
Thrive. Now, look at your hands - your command
Tells who will survive




6. BUSINESS SUITS AND COMBAT BOOTS

Does history guide you, or do you set out to change it?
Breach not broken

Fuck your...
Skinned- alive designer wear
Fashion shades and salon hair
Heels to help where nature failed
Artificial teeth and nails

The wasp's nest expands

So clap your hands! It's her!
The one black woman who's success you don't credit to Affirmative Action
The way of the future is corporate sponsors raising your kids
Maternal love is nothing compared to what $7 gives
Put in, suck out plastic body parts
It's the ever-growing industry of cosmetic arts!
Bombarded with the idealized shots, dysmorphic, self-destructive plots

Physical flaws are a mental blank

So pay your surgeons
It's your parents you should thank

These eyes are blind to several hundred left behind
(Lest we forget again)
But the border is breached but not broken
Who tries to find the several hundred left behind,
When the border is breached but not broken?

Go-existing in a twisted society
Where youth is a crime and wasteful sweat-shops expenditures are how luxury is defined
Now the KKK has found a new masquerade
Fuck your self-proclaimed supremacy
You hide your face and your shame!

Identify right and wrong when all fact is merely opinion
You cannot know the sweetness of victory without first dwelling in the agony of defeat




7. SERENDIPITY

Stillborn pride - let me hide!

Once more I've stepped across the line,
Repeating to myself that everything is fine.

Once more I'm shipwrecked far from shore.
This time the war and blood and gore are
Mine. Approaching the end, thinking it's all
Pretend. Then - clarity, so close to me. Although
I knew I killed me to I came back to life.
The key is flexibility. Guard your strenghts
ANd drown the rest: out of mind, out of sight.

The chains on my wings ... still tight but
Loosening. The age of wondering led me to a
Place never revisited again.

Stillborn pride - Spare my mind!

Don't regret all of your past - you can't
Change. Tears dry but they're never your last -
That won't change. The first stone has just
Been cast - Show restraing.

You can't take all my apathy.
You can't take such a tragedy.
You can't brake all my fallacies.

Let serendipity.

Okay - so things don't always go your
Way. We may see things for what they
are someday.

So things don't always go your
Way. See things for what they
are today




8. MEMENTO MORI

Can't you see how far I've bent? Fuel abuse
At my expese. The link thats crawl up silken
Threads and, swift, entomh the not quite dead.

That sickening numbness Lindsight hides, like
Spiders creeps out from inside. Remeber, simply don't
Pretend; both good and bad will come to end.

How love's blindfold wears so thin...
The World's too strange when seen without!
The arrow's head plunged so far in
My body taught me just how to live on without.

You tore away a part of my body. So
Virgin pure, you fed off blood from my soul.
No longer will your silhouette haunt me. Reject
Obsession, let it born in the cold.
Writhing, wriggling free from all the superficial
Constatraints.
But that sickening numbness hindsight
Hides, like spiders, creeps out from inside.

How love's blindfold wears so thin...
The World's too strange when seen without!
The arrow's head plunged so far in
My body taught me just how to live on without.

Your fingers burn their prints on my skin.
But, greedy hands can't grope their way into my
Mind. No more (permament sears) with your venom
Reach my awe-glazed eyes. Though, (permament)
my last hope was strangled; although you've
Burned me.
Your fingers burn their prints on my skin.

That corpse constantly shadowing my
Every move. With each step I take, pavement
Girnds my flesh away. The precious, static
Rest beneath my slumber holds me up though
Persuation pulls me down




9. VOID OF SYMPATHY

I remember the way your hand reached out and
Closed doors. I remember, though memories serve no
Purpose anymore. Wrong direction. I now see what
I didn't look for. Feed all prefection and bite
The hand you once adored because...

Now you've gone too far. So let me show you
How I will win every war and the battlefield is all
Mines.

Thieving, Grieving
Beliving the opposition. Failure
To say you're devoid of sympathy.

Your forced opression is one thing that I can
Tell you, for sure, just won't affect me... so just
keep trying to push it more. Your sub-human
Surprise keeps my hatred alive. Be thankful to survive
Because I'm just getting started now...

See how you've gone too far? Attempts to put
Me down won't succed anymore. But, your actions
Will leave a scar.

Thieving, Grieving
Beliving the opposition. Failure
To say you're devoid of sympathy.

Now life taken away, breaking away
Destroying it, now I'm fine
Blinded willingly, until recently suspicion
Was set free. That was then... so what?
This is now.
Tell them this is now.

Thieving, Grieving
Beliving the opposition. Failure
To say you're devoid of sympathy

10. CHIAROSCURO

(Instrumental)




11. FORGET TOMORROW

Fall into flames
All that remains of me is a stepped
On, thrown out piece of your enemy. All that remains
Of me is about to hit the ground.

When you begin to deny all of your
Past lives... When you begin to deny that you can't
Defend your lies...

In total, In control
Yet thrown overboard get pulled below...
Wait patiently
As it sorrounds me. In vitro
Go home... go... set me free
The end is only a bloodloss, cointoss tragedy.
Blinded-eyed guilty plea.

So caught up in here and now. Walk on, walk
on. Lie expectancy goies down... corruption. The
Weakest mind will wear the crown because we all
Need protection. Escape is a dangerous art -
Addiction is the easy part. (Please don't let
Me fall into flames...)

Night falls and darkness rises deep inside
His skin. Blood, sweat and tears will soon pay
For this sin.

In total In control
Yet thrown overboard get pulled below...
Wait patiently
As it sorrounds me. Walks towards home, thinks
He's alone... Wait and you'll see - the frust
Glows in his eyes. Explanation is only a disguise
For Death's now enterprise. Infiltration...
Self-destruction.. Felt so lonely, what a
Tragedy