Titans

by Beyond Atlas

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released August 5, 2015

All songs written and recorded by Beyond Atlas.
Produced, mixed, and mastered by Spencer Fox and Trae Titus of No Passenger Studio.
Album artwork by Bailey Zindel.

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Track Name: Patriot
It's not a story of hate but redemption
caught in a time of a dire oppression
Won't be held by the power of suggestion
Just stronger now that we paved our direction

Thrown
Thrown to the ravenous wolves
Reeking of descending human nature
Left in perpetual hope and misery
Fools forging a will of iron and stone

What's a civilization without civility?
Hear us, you will hear us

In the end
You were just a puppet
Twisted are all your strings
You're not patriot
You're a victim of greed
We're taking back this nation
choose which side you're on
We're done asking nicely
I call for a riot

I
I harness in my hand
The collective hatred
of a broken nation
Against
Against the phalanx
built of pride, avarice, and ignorance

What's a civilization without civility?

In the end
You were just a puppet
Twisted are all your strings
You're not patriot
You're a victim of greed
We're taking back this nation
which side are your on
We're done asking nicely
I call for a riot

Is it clear now?
We're treading water
You're treading water

It's not a story of hate but redemption
caught in a time of a dire oppression
Won't be held by the power of suggestion
We welcome you to the new generation
We the cogs of the dying machine
We bleed for a different dream
You will hear us, you will hear us
Taking back our home

In the end
You were just a puppet
Twisted are all your strings
You're not patriot
You're a victim of greed
We're taking back this nation
which side are your on
We're done asking nicely
I call for a riot

They will hear us, they will hear us
Taking back our home
Track Name: Level Ground
At the edge of the earth
A pale horse rides
Closing in on the world with promise of an end

The cancer that we bring
reflects the cancer from within
driving this rusted nail deeper and deeper
Let the earth bleed and give way to the fog of man
Set in motion, the gears
To the cold steel engines
Eyes set to the screen,
Don't you dare loosen your gaze
we live as servants to our own designs

These buildings will be our tombs
These buried streets, our catacombs
Perpetuate a way of life we were not meant to live

No matter how far I fall (far I fall)
We'll still stand on level ground (on level ground we stand)
The drums of war are beckoning (beckoning)
Deliver us, our providence (our providence)

I'm beginning to think
this existence that we convey
is all so empty

This will be our legacy
In a single stroke of disaster
All points of pride have ceased
We are nothing, if less than human
Dressed in a vicissitude
Introduced by our own hands
We're falling
and fooling ourselves it's flight
To the depths with us I say
to the depths with us I say

These buildings will be our tombs
These buried streets, our catacombs
Perpetuate a way of life we were not meant to live

No matter how far I fall (far I fall)
We'll still stand on level ground (on level ground we stand)
The drums of war are beckoning (beckoning)
Deliver us, our providence (our providence)

The air we breathe is what we'll choke on in the end
Scorch the skies
Flood the grounds
(We'll say)
rhyme and reason
best left unfound
(we've done our best)
Close your eyes
Don't hold your breath
(The truth contradicts)
We run in circles
Beating purpose out of death

We gave up the search for our clarity
Accept that we've lost our way
Bring us salvation

No matter how far I fall
We'll still stand on level ground
No matter how far I fall (far I fall)
We'll still stand on level ground (on level ground we stand)
The drums of war are beckoning (beckoning)
Deliver us, our providence (our providence)
Track Name: Changeling Smile
Go on, my dear, take a moment
To fix your mask, and steady that grin
Don't you know you're hiding in plain sight?
The rapping at your door, marks the hunt is over
We've come seeking out the demons you hide under your skin.

We were fooled,
oh, we were fooled
We gave our hearts and you gave them back
in bits and pieces
So tell me now, how green is the grass over there
As you hang by the noose you've tied
twined of wretchedness and despair
Sweetheart I call your bluff
This charade is up

Through the deceit in these lines you declared
I wash myself of you
Found the escape in your maze of lies
Above my head, only truth
Go on, my changeling and smile
This triumph can't last
This is solidarity
Welcome to solitariness

Purified of your plights,
I may reflect and ponder
Of all the lives that you have damaged
Of all you led astray
From the past to the present
we join hand in hand
Shattered, yet still standing
This is a break we cannot mend
With the end of the rope far above our head
United in chorus, we declare

Welcome here, nevermore
Within our hearts, nevermore

Through the deceit in these lines I declare
I wash myself of you

Go on, my changeling and smile.
This triumph can't last
This is solidarity
Welcome to solitariness

And I can't forgive
No I can't forgive
Bereaved and wrought
My soul rings hollow
Amassed despair to fill it's vacancy
These chosen steps
So hard to follow
As thick as blood now just an enemy.

Go on, my changeling and smile
This triumph can't last
This is solidarity
Welcome to solitariness

Still, lost I will not stay, beneath this acrimony I cannot live
So in this callousness, just know, I forgive
I forgive, never forget
I forgive, you
Track Name: The Dissenter
Was I wrong to say this world isn't mine to bear alone
Tell me is this some divine play?
A twisted game of faith and fate

Was I not strong enough to reap your fields of love?
So out of reach, bruised, and broken
I've tripped and fallen
Covered in my self-loathing
My Self-loathing

Don't you carry us through the dirt and have us believe it's charity
I yearn for the air was promised

Speak to me, speak to me
In the shade we dance unfound
Yet you wish to be praised
Speak to me, speak to me
I'm done searching for your answers
I need to hear you loud and clear

Mercenaries of self-sacrifice,
we cut away appendages of humanity
In hopes of becoming something more (x2)
I swear that I am something more
You've made me a fool, a wretch
Averse to the universal fear of death
Well I'm not afraid, I've paid my dues
Left in this hole I call my home

Don't you carry us through the dirt
and have us believe it's charity
I yearn for the air that's promised

You force us to our knees, to feed on our pleas
Preying on the weak, who wanted something to believe
A brand new messiah, the claim to bring us higher
But the holy deceive and their theories catch fire
For what it's worth I've been blessed with a curse,
like we're living to die vying for borrow time

Speak to me, speak to me
In the shade we dance unfound
Yet you wish to be praised
Speak to me, speak to me
I'm done searching for your answers
I need to hear you loud and clear

To sit upon your throne
so grand high above this world
Looking down on us as we sink further
Drowning farther day after day
I put my hands together
tight enough to believe I could choke you to see

Speak to me
You claim to be our Father, if only we'll die as martyrs
You always told me I was a child, molded of love and clay
Shaped with the purest intention and blessed, with grace and devotion
I now realize, we are the mud of your earth
children of dirt
Track Name: Hey, Maker
Standing outside with a gun in my hand
Heart don't fail me now

So you're the measuring stick to a tough act to follow?
the man that gave me life may be in a casket,
but I promise you this you did not leave me hollow.
You won't break me
Should've never let our fraying threads
Tie to your strand of filth
Doused in poison and kerosene
We left our world to burn while standing still

I, for one, can't stand the sight
of a rusted iron fist against frail skin
How mighty you should feel atop those
seeking nothing more than a helping hand
Megalomaniacal inebriate
you're not pounding flesh, you're shaping titanium.

The memories of the home you destroyed
ease each round into the chamber
How the tables have turned, hey maker?

Oh I remember the thoughts before the escaping dreams,
"Don't you put your fucking hands on her
or I swear, oh I swear these tired floors won't come clean"
Lets skip formalities, no need to bring this down to size
Your hands have had their chance to speak
So sit down it's time to listen to mine.
Maybe if I lay it out for you,
you could tell me where we went wrong
So I'll set the scene, enlighten me

I still remember every word, every line, every hope shoved aside and….

The memories of the home you destroyed ease each round into the chamber
How the tables have turned, hey maker?
You violate a world better free of you, so tread lightly
Just one bridge left to burn, hey maker

Make peace with every begging breath you waste.
Focus, exhale, steady my hands, steady my hands
(All over, die alone)
So long have I waited, have I waited for this chance
(It's in my hands, your last chance)
Your time has come, oh wicked one
so feast your eyes on the savage I've become.

But wait, just wait
You wear a pitiful crown these days
A drunken haze left you in a blur,
I see nothing much has changed
Save for a family no longer held
by your self-induced ensnare of hell

You're not worth the hurt that chokes this throat, but
Your demons have served their purpose this night
bringing forth a lesser man of what I refuse to be in this life.

The clarity of a debt no longer owed empties the chamber
Hey Maker
I've overcome your failure
Track Name: Outlast
I have laid claim to a thousand missteps,
but each straying stride does not set me in a cast of who I am
Find me among the wolves not as a sheep but a lion,
who savors the taste of a flame.
In the thick of adversity is where I'm meant to live.

I'm finished moving mountains, won't chase tomorrow's sun.
The more the landscape changes, the more it stays the same.
In the blackest pitch is where I'm surviving
So come whatever may I'll outlast you

From dirt and stone, these broken bones mended by my own convictions
Lay out before me
a life unbreakable
I don't need a foundation provided from
anyone but myself to anchor upon

In the thick of adversity is where I'm meant to live

I'm finished moving mountains, won't chase tomorrow's sun.
The more the landscape changes, the more it stays the same.
In the blackest pitch is where I'm surviving
So come whatever may I'll outlast you

Greater men have tried and finer threats have been made
So try as you might failure is all you'll claim.
I can't be stopped, nor will I be moved
One more cynic in a struggle they could only lose

Silent nights and tongues like knives have carved out,
the better man I demand to be
they light a flame to burn this body at the stake,
but my ashes are far from remains.

In the thick of adversity is where I'm meant to live

I'm finished moving mountains, won't chase tomorrow's sun.
The more the landscape changes, the more it stays the same.
In the blackest pitch is where I'm surviving
So come whatever may I'll outlast you