Ice Nine Kills

The Predator Becomes The Prey tracks

Lyrics

1. THE POWER IN BELIEF

We've crawled a thousand thankless miles
We've paid a million fucking dues
Yet your feeble words can't break us down -
it's just kerosene on the fuse
Because this is our bar to raise
Fuck all the "Pay for praise"
We proved you wrong, we're far from through
We'll change this game in spite of you

The only thing we need to scale these walls is to believe

So, we'll let 'em say that we're dead and too far gone
Nothing can stop us now from what we will become
'Cause there's a power in belief
This is the power of belief

So exploit every damn accent
'til that bullshit trend wears thin
We know our armies will won't ever fade
with an "IX" carved in their skin
Because they know we'd never take for granted anything
They proved you wrong, we're far from through
We'll change this game in spite of you

The only thing we need to scale these walls is to believe

So, we'll let 'em say that we're dead and too far gone
Nothing can stop us now from what we will become
'Cause there's a power in belief
This is the power of belief

We've proved you wrong, we're far from through
We'll change this game in spite of you (x2)

We'll tear off the leeches once sickened by our taste
The sweetness of our infancy they thought was bitterness in haste

They'll come out of the woodwork, crawl in from under the doors
Only to find they've been left behind 'cause we don't live there anymore

We don't live there anymore

Let 'em say that we're dead and too far gone
Can't stop us now from what we will become
There's a power in belief (x2)




2. LET'S BURY THE HATCHET...IN YOUR HEAD

You sold our souls so burn in hell
You fucking did this to yourself again
Now bow your head

You suffocated us for the last time
We paid the price for your pathetic vice
So now we're taking back what's ours:
Our name, our blood, our life, our cause

So wake up
Here's a mirror so you can see
This crooked, spineless, disgusting man
That's become your legacy
Here and now

I'm pulling all the strings I have with God
I'm hoping to find a better way
I pray the only thing I need is time to rid the world of your lunacy

You're as faithful as a false prophet
So here's a prophecy for you-
Yeah you'll remember me when your struggling to breathe

I'm pulling all the strings I have with God
I'm hoping to find a better way
I pray the only thing I need is time to rid the world of your lunacy

Can't you see what a monster you've become?
I couldn't watch the world through your eyes
Salvation for you is in the hands of God
So save your prayers and just beg for life

I'm fucking done with you [x3]
I'm fucking done

I'm pulling all the strings I have with God
I'm hoping to find a better way
I pray the only thing I need is time to rid the world of your lunacy

Salvation for you is in the hands of God




3. THE COFFIN IS MOVING

We are the walking dead
I'm frozen in time never growing
I'm holding my life in my hands
And you're holding your views of the world
Around never knowing

Just make me whole again
Cause I'm a soldier for misfortune
But I believe that we can turn it around
This memory, the final enemy now

We are, we are the walking dead
A generation of negligence
Brought down upon our heads
We are, we are the walking dead

Holding all my cards on the table
I'm able but I lack the components to anchor this down
Cause I'm not over, our indifference
I'll save myself and I will fight for the glory of the crown

We are, we are the walking dead
A generation of negligence
Brought down upon our heads
We are, we are the walking dead

We are, we are the walking dead
A dedication to arrogance
With dreams we never had
We are, we are the walking dead

With dreams we never had!

We are all just children of vanity
We make fucking up into life long careers
We've fallen prey to our parent's fears
We see their faces when we look into broken mirrors

We are, we are the walking dead
A generation of negligence
Brought down upon our heads
We are, we are the walking dead

We are, we are the walking dead
A dedication to arrogance
With dreams we never had
We are, we are the walking dead

We are the walking dead
We are the walking dead
We are the walking dead
We are the walking dead




4. THE FATEST WAY TO A GIRL'S HEART IS THROUGH HER RIBCAGE

There's blood here in the water as I'm slowly losing grip
'Cause your insanity, it’s killing me
What's inside you is inherently sick
Now that the blood is getting darker
You drown in your true colors and just the truth remains -
All you are is a masquerade

You always had a way of creeping in my life
You’re always so inclined to tear apart my mind

You know your simple slight seductions spin me out of control
'Cause it's hard to see the evil when you're not wearing your clothes

Just give me one more fucking reason
'Cause homicide is in this season

There's blood here in the water as I'm slowly losing grip
'Cause your insanity, it’s killing me
What's inside you is inherently sick
Now that the blood is getting darker
You drown in your true colors and just the truth remains
All you are is a masquerade

You've always had a way of pulling me inside
But did you really think you could fuck your way through life?

Just give me one more fucking reason
'Cause you'd be just as sexy bleeding
Let's start the bleeding

There's blood here in the water as I'm slowly losing grip
'Cause your insanity, it’s killing me
What's inside you is inherently sick
Now that the blood is getting darker
You drown in your true colors and just the truth remains
All you are is a masquerade

Is it difficult to breathe with fate wrapped around your throat?
Well since you're sort of "hung up" at the moment, I'll write your goodbye note:

"Dear Mom and Dad
I've got no excuse
These blood-stained hands
They tied the noose"

There's blood here in the water as I'm slowly losing grip
'Cause your insanity, it’s killing me
What's inside you is inherently sick
Now that the blood is getting darker
You drown in your true colors and just the truth remains
All you are is a masquerade

Let's see you fuck your way through the afterlife




5. THE PRODUCT OF HATE

This world is spiraling down
The segregation of everything
Is the source of the blood on the walls
It's passed down by generation
This hatred could swallow us all
Can we unlearn what's been ingrained?

But I alone cannot control what moves us backwards
A story told so full of holes
Just allows the lies to breathe

And to leech onto the heart
Of the disillusioned and the weak
The perfect consumer
For the product of hate

If morality is what's been sacrificed
Then just give me your hands
And I'll pray to god we make it out alive

But I alone cannot control what moves us backwards
A story told so full of holes
Just allows the lies to breathe
I see through this illusion
But what's the solution if all that they see is what's different in me

There's a hole in my heart
Nobody can see
It feels like the sun is gone
And hope is locked away
There's a hole in my heart
Why can't they see?
It feels like the sun is gone
God unstitch their eyes please

Set their minds free
Unstitch their eyes please
Lift the blindfold today
Because so close is so far away

I hope tomorrow's not too late
Cause' time today is running out
Don't turn your back you know it's real
So wake up, Cause' somethings wrong
There's something wrong




6. CONENCT THE CUTS

Well I've been looking for redemption
What was gold now is lost to the wolves
As the choler inside swells like locusts swarm

With all that I've been given
The more I've taken
Put me out of my misery
Dig a hole and throw me in the ground

With little faith in a God or humanity I'm lost
Sometimes I think to myself, "You should burn motherfucker, burn"

There's no truth in resting on laurels
Or the blindfold of crooked ideals and morals

On and on till the end
The serpents in my head
Will show themselves through the whites of my eyes
If all is lost again will I repeat or repent?
Or will I realize the devil's in disguise?

I'll fucking self-destruct

Well I've been bitten by temptation
Body of rust and a cynical soul
I can't seem to fend off all the vermin

I feel the devil he's calling
He's gnawing his way through the walls
Is this the bitter end to a lost cause in his jaws
Or a chance to reignite?

On and on till the end
The serpents in my head
Will show themselves through the whites of my eyes
If all is lost again will I repeat or repent?
Or will I realize the devil's in disguise?

I'll fucking self-destruct

Fuck

Doubt has dragged me down to rock bottom this time
Despite the weight on my shoulders I continue to climb
In my final hours towards a higher power to find I'm damaged by design
I can't believe it was so difficult to see
That all along my only enemy was me

I should burn

Burn..

I feel the devil he's calling
He's gnawing his way through the walls
Is this the bitter end to a lost cause in his jaws
Or a chance to reignite?




7. JONATHAN

God has taken my eyes
If I see no reflection,
how the Hell do I know I'm alive?
As the darkness bleeds into my mind
The force that screams to give up
is grave enough to carve my name into a stone

Inspired by hope or defined by disease?
If you knew what it meant to be me

Could you close your eyes and never say “never”?
Or would you call this the end of the road?
I'm running out of memories, a shell of what I used to be
As this curse drains the life out of me

God has taken my eyes
Yet blind faith couldn't kill me
It just is what it is between Him and I
I've made sense of my senses
and found my defenses internally
This is what sets me free

Inspired by hope or defined by disease?
If you knew what it meant to be me

Could you close your eyes and never say “never”?
Or would you call this the end of the road?
I'm running out of memories, a shell of what I used to be
As this curse drains the life out of me

Even if I never see again
I know I will breathe again
With the strength of a thousand men
I won't let this be my end (x2)

Inspired by hope or defined by disease?
If you knew what it meant to be me

Could you close your eyes and never say “never”?
Or would you call this the end of the road?
I'm running out of memories, a shell of what I used to be
As this curse drains the life out of me

I won't let this drain the life out of me




8. WHAT I NEVER LEARNED IN STUDY HALL (FT. TYLER CARTER)

I'm six feet below this burning wreckage
of the life we used to know
Now all the hope we had is dying

From the moment we started
Every single thing I promised you I followed through
And just like a pawn would, all the moves that I would make would be at your decree

But every second spent with you has meant nothing at all
And now the gloves are off let's tear apart all our poisoned memories
I know I'm better off alone

'Cause I'm six feet below this burning wreckage
of the life we used to know
Now all the hope we had is dying

From the moment we started,
Every word you said made me feel that this was real
But still I was guarded
Not the first time I had fallen prey to this cliche'

Every second spent with you has meant nothing at all
I'm left talking to myself where did I go wrong?
And now the gloves are off, let's disregard what I thought you meant to me
I know I'm better off alone

'Cause I'm six feet below this burning wreckage
of the life we used to know
Now all the hope we had is dying
'Cause I'm six feet below
I hope you hear this message
That to live is to let go
But still a part of me is dying

I'm more alive; I'm over being broken
Time has healed all wounds
I wish the scratches that you left on me
Were scars I left on you

I turned my back on the person you've become
And realized what it means to be forgotten
Be forgotten

I turned my back on the person you've become
Now Realize how it feels to be forgotten
So be forgotten

I'm six feet below this burning wreckage
Of the life we used to know

'Cause I'm six feet below
I hope you hear this message
That to live is to let go
But still a part of me is dying




9. SO LONG STEVEN LONG

You're the only one amused by your inconsequential views
You'd have to strike me so much harder to even leave a bruise

Silence all the bitter and the used
Their never-ending stream of abuse
Comes in the form of a critical exchange
When you say "How does it feel to be damned?"

We are defenders of the broken life we've chosen
And there's no one else to blame
We are defenders of loss, the only ones we cross
Dig down and find the strength today

You resent me like a bastard son
With some crooked aim to destroy
Transparent, as your hollow praise

We are defenders of the broken life we've chosen
And there's no one else to blame
We are defenders of loss, the only ones we cross
Dig down and find the strength today (x2)

And the Strength to say
"We are defenders of the broken life"

You're the only one amused by your inconsequential views
You'd have to strike me so much harder to even leave a bruise

We are defenders of the broken life we've chosen
And there's no one else to blame
We are defenders of loss, the only ones we cross
Dig down and find the strength today (x2)

Bury all of your envy away
Damned are the souls of those who shame what I have made




10. WHAT LIES BENEATH

Well I've been drowning in defeat
But I have heard revenge is sweet
So this is the end
This is the end

Did you really think you'd force me to my knees?
Despite your confidence you'll never bury me
So give it hell, draw some blood
Cause after me comes the fucking flood

I promise I'm not slipping away
Just gotta hold my breath forever
And honestly I need no escape
I'm just caught in the wake of it all and the tide has turned

This is something worth fighting for, I know
But the storm is here
A calamity of hopes and fears
And when the sky starts to give way
The Predator Becomes The Prey
So let the flood gates open now

I promise I'm not slipping away
Just gotta hold my breath forever
And honestly I need no escape
I'm just caught in the wake of it all and the tide has turned

You cannot fight the undertow
The water churns, reaching for life
But I'll find a hand to lift me up




I promise I'm not slipping away
Just gotta hold my breath forever
And honestly I need no escape
I'm just caught in the wake of it all and the tide has turned

You cannot fight the undertow
The water churns, reaching for life
But I'll find a hand to lift me up