KILL THE PRECEDENCE Lyrics

1 Uprising Hymn

2 Survive

3 Day After

4 Specter

5 Patriot

6 Psycho

7 Postdormitum

8 Postdormital Paralysis

9 Do or Die

10 Betrayal

11 Ricochet

12 The Calm Before The Storm

 

SURVIVE
do you really believe you’re helpless

to all you hear or see

influence all around us

The killers they idolize on screen

do you think they mean for us to die

do you think they want for us to live

 

it doesn’t make a difference to me

 

cast me to the shadows

you’ll be right where you belong

the consequence you create yourself  

survival of the strong

 

survive

 

another criminal in the news

what does it mean to you

they’re filling up your brain

with anything that gets views

do you think they mean for us to die

do you think they want for us to live

 

cast me to the shadows

you’ll be right where you belong

the consequence you create yourself  

survival of the strong

 

another moment passes by...

 

another moment passes by

you feeling proud of what you call life

so many faces cast aside

we’re the lucky ones we will survive

 

live your life

 

cast me to the shadows

you’ll be right where you belong

the consequence you create yourself  

survival of the strong

 

survive

 

another moment passes by

you feeling proud of what you call life

so many faces cast aside

we’re the lucky ones we will survive

 

DAY AFTER
you take advantage like it’s owed to you.

while people sleep in the dirt

you turn a blind eye and rest so well

because it’s not your concern

it’s a shame that

it’s for granted

while there’s still empty bellies surrounding us

all for profits

stuff your pockets

a distraction to pass on the pure disgust

 

it’s a state of confusion  

it’s just too little far too late

it’s a truth that we choose to ignore

so we can make it day after day

 

another starving face across the globe

you have the nerve to complain

about your two cars

your fast food

your name brand shoes

they hope to drink from the rain

houses vacant

wasted places

while there’s still children clenching their arms for warmth

still so silent

so reliant

on the resources wasted we can’t restore

 

it’s a state of confusion

it’s too little far too late

it’s a truth that we choose to ignore

so we can make it day after day

 

it’s a band-aid

on a bulletwound
I’m just as guilty as you

 

it’s all about greed

and a need to devour and spit the bones

no shame

it’s a wake up call

you hang up the phone

it’s all death

in a package that you’ll buy all day

you can turn your back but none of it will ever go away

facing hunger pains everyday torn  

reality to many is a double-edged sword

the tragedy intensified

when victims aren’t heard

we should know our

actions speak louder than our words

 

open your eyes

open your eyes

open your eyes

to what so many others are denied

 

it’s a state of confusion

it’s too little far too late

it’s a truth that we choose to ignore

so we can make it day after day after day

it’s a state of confusion

day after day

it’s a truth that we choose to ignore

so we can make it day after day

SPECTER

you can still see the face in the window at night

you can feel it under the skin

i’m willing to bet the voices will come back sometime

it all can happen once again

behind closed doors

was a past of fury

this old house

this catastrophe factory

doesn’t feel very much like a home

 

the end, the day i saw the man who wasn’t there

it’s all in your mind

the whispers at night, the start of the nightmare

 

in the dark alone they’ve seen

the walking lifeless

the inbetween

countless the tears

these rooms have witnessed

the merciless, vicious

and pure injustice

 

i know you felt the eyes upon you

now you can’t turn away

 

the end

the day i saw the man who wasn’t there

it’s all in your mind

the whispers at night, the start of the nightmare

transcend

realize just how powerless you are

you’re running out of time

the face that i knew vanished from the mirror

 

when all the feeling had left

numb to the touch

and the shortness of breath

the blood ran down

the fingertips

and the eyes of the fallen

welcomed another to death

they swore they saw the face  

 

the end

the day i saw the man who wasn’t there

it’s all in your mind

the whispers at night, the start of the nightmare

transcend

realize just how powerless you are

you’re running out of time

the face that i knew vanished from the mirror

 

PATRIOT

is anybody out there?

does anybody even care?

they try to separate us to keep our numbers few

decivilize the masses

erase us all from view

the sacred tactics

the tried and tested methods ride

we’ve made another enemy

another conflict tossed aside

 

listen to the silence

must’ve fell asleep (not me)

 

your system’s failing

fading away

the grip on our necks from the future we face

seems to be a path we can’t take

so easy to stand back and watch

accepting this all for fate (not me)

they’re trying to silence us  
is anybody out there?

does anybody even care?

 

the family ties are severed, for nature’s loyalty

redistribute focus to fit environmental need

consensus made to order, the revolution blind

division fuels our failure, it’s destined by design

 

listen to the silence

must’ve fell asleep (not me)

 

your system’s failing

fading away

the grip on our necks from the future we face

seems to be a path we can’t take

so easy to stand back and watch

accepting this all for fate (not me)

they’re trying to silence us  
is anybody out there

does anybody even care?

 

never underestimate the power of disinformation

ignite.  decide.  run for your life

a rude awakening when all you know is taken from you

engage.  destroy.  let’s make a point

make preparations for the silence of communications

stay calm.  it’s on.  they’re coming for us all.

here comes the revolution will you stand with me and fight?

or don’t.  ignore.  just like you’ve done before

 

listen, listen, listen to the sheep

listen to the silence

must’ve fell asleep

 

your system’s failing

fading away

the grip on our necks from the future we face

seems to be a path we can’t take

so easy to stand back and watch

accepting this all for fate (not me)

they’re trying to silence us  
is anybody out there?

does anybody even care?

 

listen, listen, listen to the sheep

listen to the silence

must’ve fell asleep

 

PSYCHO

look in the face of your nightmare

ready to fight

it’s all lead to this moment

now it’s time

i won’t tap out

and i won’t be broken

i’m coming to take what’s mine

 

all part of the business

it’s nothing personal

no mercy ‘til the bell rings

a straight professional

fixed sight, fists tight

ready to go to war

I’ll walk away the victor

when you find the floor

 

run

or you’re bound to fall

here comes the psycho

if you came for blood then you’ll get what you wanted

run

or you’re bound to fall

here comes the psycho

step up to me

and fight like a psycho

 

the crowd fades to silence

show time

 

Stuck cause I never give up

my sacrifice

I swing for the fences

blood my prize

i won’t tap out

and i won’t be broken

victory on the mind

 

run

or you’re bound to fall

here comes the psycho

if you came for blood then you’ll get what you wanted

run

or you’re bound to fall

here’s comes the psycho

step up to me

and fight like a psycho

 

Never let up

Never bow down

Determined to win

Standing my ground

Never be still

Focus my mind

I fight to win

Victory is mine

 

fight like a psycho

 

run

or you’re bound to fall

here comes the psycho

if you came for blood then you’ll get what you wanted

run

or you’re bound to fall

here’s comes the psycho

step up to me

and fight like a psycho

 

POSTDORMITAL PARALYSIS

as soon as i wake up

i fall back to earth

prepare the way for the carelessness i’ve earned

 

i’ve learned enough to know

i don’t know anything

(it’s not you, it’s me)

and i’d be foolish to think that i could understand me

(that’s what they tell me)

as you can see it’s hard for me to let it go

it’s not an easy game, but it’s simple

 

i’ll see you in hell

 

as soon as i wake up

i fall back to earth

prepare the way for the carelessness i’ve earned

 

i’ve learned to complicate

the need for anything

(it’s nearly over for me)

and i’m a nervous wreck when i can’t intervene

(i just keep telling me)

 

you fooled us so well

i’ll see you in hell

 

as soon as i wake up

i fall back to earth

prepare the way for the carelessness i’ve earned

 

no feeling

this can't just be

all in my head

i can’t tell

if i’m still here

is this my end?

 

stuck in this mode

numb all alone

full self-destruct

i can’t wake up

 

as soon as i wake up

i fall back to earth

prepare the way for the carelessness i’ve earned

 

you fooled us so well

i’ll see you in hell

 

DO OR DIE

once again i’m staring death in the face

it’s so unreal to me

to watch it fall away

It's so unclear how i get to this place

it’s on another level

i’m getting so afraid

 

i’ve held my tongue for so long

i’m forgetting the words

i’ve been convinced for so long

it’s been what i deserve

you haven’t the slightest idea

what all of this means to me

no choice left but to believe

 

you don’t even know what you want

there’s no master plan to give you what you thought

along for the ride

or in ‘til you die

to carry on

you must decide

 

it’s do or die

Unapologetic, can't wait for change

My final resting place

Or just a step toward my grave

It's all the fear that we look in the face

Forever I will sever

The tendons in my way

 

the american dream isn’t dead

the mentality is

it’s all the dependence and

everything brought to exist

you walk the path and you’ll end up

where everyone’s been

Your choice pays off in the end

 

you don’t even know what you want

there’s no master plan to give you what you thought

along for the ride

or in ‘til you die

to carry on

you must decide

 

it’s do or die

 

The tide consumes me once again

Another current pulls me in

Diluted, always spread so thin

The waves will take me to my end

 

you don’t even know what you want

there’s no master plan to give you what you thought

along for the ride

or in ‘til you die

to carry on

you must decide

 

it’s do or die

 

BETRAYAL

so how you doin, friend?

it’s been a long, long time

i heard you’re living well

and all is going just fine

before you run away

i’ve had this on my mind

i know you’re full of shit

i thought i’d ask you why

 

you’re so fake that’s all it was and i’m pissed

and i can’t believe that you lied

and i really thought you had my back

you looked me straight in my eyes

never thought that it would end like this

i considered you my friend

and now you remind me that all good things end

 

it’s all just a slap in the face and a knife in my back

i’ve given you all that i could and i find myself under attack

 

so why the hurry, friend?

i figured you would know

that i knew all about

all the lies you’ve told

 

you’re so fake that’s all it was and i’m pissed

and i can’t believe that you lied

and i really thought you had my back

you looked me straight in my eyes

never thought that it would end like this

i considered you my friend

and now you remind me that all good things end

 

it’s all just a slap in the face and a knife in my back

i’ve given you all that i could and find myself under attack

i gave you the chance to come clean and it’s all just too bad

you’ve taken advantage of me and the trust that we had

 

and now i lay you down to sleep

and know it’s not a dream

paralyzed there’s no escape

as you lay watching me

the dirt will cover up your face

you can rest in peace

 

it’s all just a slap in the face and a knife in my back

i’ve given you all that i could and I find myself under attack

i gave you the chance to come clean and it’s all just too bad

you’ve taken advantage of me and the trust that we had


RICOCHET
I’ve found the

perfect alibi

i’ve tried to change but i

just can’t bring all of this

into focus

it’s a constant uphill climb

i’m at my wit’s end i’m

determined

to bring

this whole thing crashing down

 

and you can be the contradiction

and you can try to shake the blame

you can call yourself the victim

it’s all the same

 

bombs, bullets, ricochet

better face the other way

t’s time to rise to the occasion

we’re gonna leave a scar

they’ll know who we are

nobody taking this smile away

live for tomorrow, embrace today

this is our time

bombs, bullets, ricochet

wish there was another way

 

there’s no more

reasons you can give

to make me understand

it’s all a disappointment

no matter how you put it

i just can’t stand this anymore

it’s made my conscience sore

my life the way you paint it

is now your entertainment

 

and you can be the contradiction

and you can try to shake the blame

you can call yourself the victim

it’s all the same

 

bombs, bullets, ricochet

better face the other way

t’s time to rise to the occasion

we’re gonna leave a scar

they’ll know who we are

nobody taking this smile away

live for tomorrow, embrace today

this is our time

bombs, bullets, ricochet

wish there was another way

 

all of your colors flow into a hundred shades of grey

i see your open eyes and all the pain just melts away

 

and you can be the contradiction

and you can try to shake the blame

you can call yourself the victim

it’s all the same

 
 

bombs, bullets, ricochet

better face the other way

t’s time to rise to the occasion

we’re gonna leave a scar

they’ll know who we are

nobody taking this smile away

live for tomorrow, embrace today

this is our time

bombs, bullets, ricochet

wish there was another way

 

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM  

you just never know what going on inside

 

the clouds stir overhead

and let us know

it’s closer... sometimes

 

but i’m dying here

 

cleanse away

and take this pain

i’m through standing here

waiting for another day to

change my ways

and break this cage

i can’t die in here

looking for another way to

end this game

escape this rain

i’m still stranded here

got to be another way

feels like we've been here before

the calm before the storm

 

you just never know what’s going on inside

 

still looking for another reason

still waters can be misleading

 

but i’m dying here

 

cleanse away

and take this pain

i’m through standing here

waiting for another day to

change my ways

and break this cage

i can’t die in here

looking for another way to

end this game

escape this rain

i’m still stranded here

got to be another way

feels like we've been here before

the calm before the storm

 

you just never know

what’s going on inside

the very eyes that you look into

don’t always show the storms they survived

 

you can live with the poison

for all of your days

but just how many more

would the antidote have saved

 

cleanse away

and take this pain

i’m through standing here

waiting for another day to

change my ways

and break this cage

i can’t die in here

looking for another way to

end this game

escape this rain

i’m still stranded here

got to be another way

feels like we've been here before

the calm before the storm

 

 

but i’m dying here

Blue Flower

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