Rites of Reconstruction

by Lies Beneath

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Mark my words, the collection will astound you Once the notches exceed the club Stop and gaze at what remains around We’ll figure out the score, reflect upon the outcome The ranks will begin to grow, supporters will make themselves known To all those who oppose, our sympathies are yours Return to innocence before the sun sets On all that we know, all that we think that we have and deserve And all of this world, known or unknown Merely a moment in time Mark my words, the deconstruction will relieve you Of any choice you ever had That is if you believe you ever had a choice Wisdom, virtue, honor, long since gone Of a house that once stood tall, all that’s left behind Smoking ash and mortar, now sever ties From that in which you once found truth and comfort Could this have been avoided? We’ll never know We must relinquish our sense of entitlement Before we can begin to reconstruct what we’ve lost Now take all that you can, before the dogs return again To circle the grounds, make sure that you’re firmly in line within the guise For nothing you’ve known is forged from the essence Of that from which we all derive Hear my cries, the lament of a broken tribe As my hand reaches out from across the divide Without wisdom, virtue, honor, who’s your god now? Darkness, weakness, absence, clouding your vision But it can’t be all we have left; no it can’t be all we have This last shred of life, is it all we’re clinging onto? I won’t believe there’s nothing left to lose This all seems so familiar Somehow I know that it’s worth clinging onto This is not the end You’d better mark my words You must be your own god now
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Wake to find that it's followed you Back from the other side of the river Now it knows the way and Next time it may not be alone Deep in innocent slumber, you crossed unknown terrain Like a child in a labyrinth, something must guide you back if you do not know the way Through the darkness Sailing blindly Into the nightmare And it's followed you home Now your eyes have seen What most can only hope to dream But will it save you, or destroy us all? Letting go of your body, suddenly you found a way to slip through You would never have taken that daunting first step if you'd known what awaited you You found yourself upon the doorstep of somewhere you do not belong You've not yet earned your passage, you begin to realize something's wrong You can't seem to shake that feeling that somehow you're never quite alone That sickening unearthly presence, these demons have now been tied to you You've found... found a way... to pay the ferryman's toll You've seen the distant shore through the eyes Through the eyes of the crow Without the weight of a heavy heart Reality begins to fall apart You've waited years to find your way Seduced by dreams of bending time and space Time and space You've found a way to pay the ferryman's toll Wake to find that it's followed you Back from the other side of the river Now it knows the way and This time it's not alone What you thought would be heaven is now hell on earth
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Hate driven by hate; without reason, without end Pain on top of pain; damage that may not mend The day will come when we will sing of distant past Through visions we have seen what may become our future If we could only stop feeding ourselves on hatred We may discover that there’s more to life than death Deep within all of us there rings a sacred sound It beckons all of us to discover common ground Our world is changing, if that makes you see red Then hey, why don’t you just go bomb a country? Evolve or be left behind A man who looks newsworthy told me just the other day We’re under attack again somewhere, somehow, so bombs away Outsider, outsider, he comes to take your life! What’s worse he doesn’t look or speak or live or pray like you But still he prays, despite your hate He prays for you and the rest of the world If you don’t like it, then why don’t you just go bomb a country? Look in my eyes, what do you see? Nothing more than the insurmountable face of your enemy Take a look at yourself through the eyes of the world What will you be when all else is gone? When there’s nothing left to lose When there’s no one left to kill, take a look at yourself Time is running out, ticking away, like a fuse burning down Your fate will circle around, chase you down, seeking you out When there’s nothing left to lose When there’s no one left to kill Look at yourself and see death looking back at you

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released March 14, 2014

Engineered and mixed by Stacy O'Dell in Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Paul Logas at Taloowa Inc. Original artwork by ForesTofgotham. Layout by Mac Cauley.

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Take a look at yourself through the eyes of the world. What will you be when all else is gone; when there's nothing left to lose, when there's no one left to kill?

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