Demon Hunter

The World Is a Thorn tracks

Lyrics

1. DESCENDING UPON US

This is our call, to see these idols fall
Drag them out into the light
Let fate devour all
This is your fault
You fool of faith untrue
That we should face the grave with such a blackened view

Oh (this pain is true)
We see the damage done in the eyes of those turning away

Save your plea for the day that we suffer the wake of this treason
Rain like fire descending upon us in holy resolve
Upon this ground

Hollow name of five encircled frame
Deception incarnate: receive my vow of hate

Oh (this pain is true)
See how the blood will run in the eyes of those turning away

We see the damage done
Resounding desecration
We see the damage done
Blackened insurrection

Suppress the pain of mind as long as you can bear
And feel the desperation clawing form within
They say the truth is found when Hell is at your doorstep
You'd better pray to see that time come to pass




2. LIFEWAR

Born from the fire clean, crawling in the dirt like war
5 years, my mother gave a voice for war
10, I was dead born again with eyes for war
By 15 hate was the name of my war

Wash me in the river, give me to the pain of LifeWar
LifeWar

20 years gone and father told me life was like war
Hands to the bone, 25 years of war
30, I wake to the sound of souls at war
I will pass through, buried with the flag of my war

Wash me in the river, give me to the pain of LifeWar
LifeWar




3. COLLAPSING [FT. BJÖRN "SPEED" STRID]

I, I see the weight of hollow death residing in you
Take now your final breath
Exhale the truth
I see the fear of nothing left
Dead fragments of youth
You hold it in yourself
I feel it too

I mourn your blindness
I die along
And swallow darkness
In misery is where I belong

Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why I try (I try)
Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why you deny

I, I know the light is burning dim and dying in you
I know the pain that lies within
I feel it too

I mourn your blindness
I die along
And swallow darkness
In misery is where I belong

Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why I try (I try)
Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why you deny

Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why I try (I try)
Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why you deny

Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why I try (I try)
Collapsing in on yourself
I don't know why you deny




4. THIS IS THE LINE

Fire surround, in cleansing repose
Letting the filth, like venom it flows
Scar, the mark, remind us the pain
Breaking the bones that will reach out again
And now we will rise to conquer them all
Many will challenge, many will fall
Bring us your vile, malicious of mind
We will bring their neck to the line

Scum of the earth
Power of air
You wanted the world
We'll bury you there

This is a battle
We are the blade
And this is the line, this is the line
All that they build we will break
This is the line

And though you will fight, you will not return
For when in the fields, your temples we burned
And scattered the ash upon every grave
To honor the ones that you have betrayed

Scum of the earth
Power of air
You wanted the world
We'll bury you there

This is a battle
We are the blade
And this is the line, this is the line
All that they build we will break
This is the line
[2x]

You wanted the world
We'll bury you there

This is a battle
We are the blade
And this is the line, this is the line
All that they build we will break
This is the line
[2x]

Whose side are you on?




5. DRIVING NAILS

I was the light
I was the quiet heart
I was the place we used to dwell
And when the cold would tear your life apart,
I was the warmth that you had felt

What have I become?
Thoughts like shadows swelling through my mind
What have I become?
Something else inside

Is driving nails into my soul
Angels from my door
Driving nails into my soul
Something inside

I was the blood inside you broken heart
I was the stone that you had held

I close my eyes
Search for you
Retracing every step




6. THE WORLD IS A THORN

The gavel has fallen, along with the rest.
Are we expected to settle for this?
Bring us the plague, lead us away.
Blacken tomorrow with ash of today.
Can't you see the fabric of our standards wearing thin?
See your world in its grave at the hands of the enslaved.

Won't bow to man. Won't bow to government.
Won't trust in a failed system of self-fulfilling lust.
Won't love a world where my God is mocked.
I defy.

Oh, a kiss on the serpent's head.
We walk in the line of deceit, the walking dead.
Can't you feel the ground of our discretion giving way?
Refusal of hope, solution demise.
Bury the truth in a mountain of lies.

Won't bow to man.
Won't bow to government.
Won't trust in a failed system of self-fulfilling lust.
Won't love a world where my God is mocked.
I defy.

This is what you try to sell me.
Subjective nothingness.
Pull your sickness from my throat.
Let me breathe the truth.
Let me breathe the truth.

Won't bow to man.
Won't bow to government.
Won't bow to greed.
Won't bow to false hope.
Won't bow to self.
Won't bow to modern code.
Won't sell my soul to a dead world. I defy.




7. TIE THIS AROUND YOUR NECK

This is the age of the dead.
The generation of pagan and self-led.
You can feel the bones shatter beneath our feet.
The blood of lust staining our teeth.

We feed on pain (pain), disorder (disorder), delusion (delusion).
The filth of the modern plague.
And in this reign of Godlessness, the heathens will say...

Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Fool.

Save your breath my son.
Just carry on home.
Time will prey on you and take you through Hell.

I've heard every empty line.
Every curse, every word that you redefine.
I will turn my back on the coming storm.
Won't lie in the grave, I will be reborn.
They say...

Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Fool.

Save your breath my son, just carry on home.
Time will prey on you and take you through Hell.

Confusion reigns.
Pride of the hopeless herd.
Blind to the will, blind to the word.
They will drown in the rule of man.
Helpless and alone.

Save your breath my son, just carry on home.
Time will prey on you and take you through Hell.

They say...
Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Fool.
Tie this around your neck.
Tie this around your neck.
Fool... Fool... Fool.




8. JUST BREATHE [FT. CHRISTIAN ÄLVESTAM]

So now you try but the blade is primed to just cut you down again
To no avail, this fix divine was wrought to do you in

Seemingly endless, beckoning debt
Vacant and nameless, where is the end?
Aching just to endure again sweet loss
Abide again to feel
This is real

Just breathe
Suffer again
Look back
Stand in the wake and breathe
Wait for the end
Fight back
This isn't over

One single touch will further crush your corrupted state of mind
You carve the way for regret to take you further down the line

This isn't over




9. SHALLOW WATER

Remember the threat Rom which it was said
"You will reap every seed that you sow"
And the tomb where you lay is the bed that you made
Be still in the pain that you wrote
See now, every scar is a choice you make
Every choice is a vow you take
Take pity upon your fate, you coward

Sleepwalk through heaven's call, no forest for the trees
Unlearn every step you take, it'll bring you to your knees
Tread...

Shallow water
Safe from the weight, the burden of sacrifice
Sons and daughters, pray for the rain
May it redeem their eyes

And now we have seen what complacency brings as the blind are assuming the lead
Dig deep in the hole where you buried your soul, in the river from where it bleeds

Take now your eternal stand before it pulls you in




10. FEEL AS THOUGH YOU COULD [FT. DAVE PETERS]

Rebellion
Oh cheap thrills and vacant youth
Carry out your own will
Shovel deep and bury truth
Social stain, punk wreck, mother's own defect
Sing that song you know so well
Sing it one foot in Hell
Eyes wide black
Turn your back
Oh, how the foolish will see
How every man he will bleed

The vultures circle, halo of the dead
Another vicious cycle, swallow what you're fed
And now the vultures circle, halo of the dead
Another vicious cycle
Be true to your dissent

Somehow feel as though you could
Somehow, in all your petty suffering
Burn this down

Rejection of weak trends and fake hate
This is what you're fighting for? Some fools mistake
I will devour you
I'll overpower you
Rise from the ashes, screaming eternity

Ignite upon these words and breathe defeat
Your shallow deeds make Hell for wood and stone, flesh and bone, this alone




11. BLOOD IN THE TEARS

Don't come on quietly when you draw near
Don't go on lightly
Don't leave me here
I wither quickly in winter's cold, but carry onward like I was told

And I wait for a sign

Like blood in the tears of all my enemies (So they will see)
Knowing the pain the way they should
Blood in the tears of all my enemies (Given to me)
Leaving a trail to where you stood

And when it's quite, when you can hear, I beg you take me away from here

Cleansing red, wake the dead




12. DESIRE THE PAIN [Deluxe Edition bonus track]

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13. DRIVING NAILS (STRING MIX) [Deluxe Edition bonus track]

I was the light
I was the quiet heart
I was the place we used to dwell
And when the cold would tear your life apart,
I was the warmth that you had felt

What have I become?
Thoughts like shadows swelling through my mind
What have I become?
Something else inside

Is driving nails into my soul
Angels from my door
Driving nails into my soul
Something inside

I was the blood inside you broken heart
I was the stone that you had held

I close my eyes
Search for you
Retracing every step