"Whatever exists, whatever in creation exists without my knowledge, exists without my consent."
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released June 16, 2015
Recorded live to analog tape by Joel Pack at Rigby Road Studios
Eric Rose - guitar, backing vocals
Jeremy Max - bass guitar, backing vocals
Taylor Orton - drums
Alex Johnson - vocals, lyrics, percussion
Eileen Mayhew - backing vocals, artwork
Track Name: Obsidian Tower & Hate Strangers, Love Other People
Obisdian Tower :
The Tower of Babel isn't exactly a fable ya know?
Society stacks its stairways with the distractions it carries and breaks backs with belief always in tow.
The architects fool ya, when from out your throat spills "hallelujah."
Projecting ambivalence will not subside the emptiness,
You're all so hollow the ghosts see right through ya.
They throw a bone, starved dogs catch it.
Tell it to speak, no howls match it.
BONE THROWER. DOG STARVER. MOTHER FUCKER.
From above the meat dangles,
But we have fresh kills newly mangled,
And some suffer the summit regardless.
What you need is right here, albeit clouded in fear. and to see those who leave is the hardest.
OMNIPOTENCE NEVER NEEDS.
NATURE NEVER FIENDS TO BE PLEASED.
Tear the lids from your eyes!
Never look! Vision will cast off truth's disguise.
It is time to live life off your knees.
Let us speak without talking.
Reach destinations without walking.
In a time when human kind can see the end of its line,
You'd think this flesh would mean more than just hide.
Hate Strangers, Love Other People:
Glory be had to fine lines in determining what is real and what is not.
Power to me when I tell you it is no thing.
Now be still, and feel your essence start budding.
For inside you mountains are exploding!
A blade to sever the head of serpents whose venom is our constant thoughts.
And this blade will know all!
And our glory will shine!
LET IT BE KNOWN THAT IF IT EXISTS, I HAVE SEEN IT FROM MY THRONE
Gather round the warriors!
For each seeks the battlefield as one.