May Cause Death

by Eight Lives Down

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released October 22, 2016

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Track Name: Kick You When You're Down
Line up in the streets
Lowering your head
Complaining and whispering
We've all wound up dead

You're pushing me
Trying to take my place
You're scared to death
Can't stare me in the face

I won't back down
I'll enjoy the sight
Bark but no bite
You're all flee with no fight

Shut your mouth
Nothing left to say
Your time is up
It ends today

Pulling all the stops
Petty plans in store
Aces up your sleeve
Territorial war

I won't back down
I'll enjoy the sight
Bark but no bite
You're all flee with no fight

Kick you when you're down
Track Name: Fractured
I don't appreciate
Looks I'm getting
Got better things
to do than sit fretting

What you think of me,
How you'd like things to be
Conforming // as I fade into obscurity

Killing the past
Burning the cast
Creating total // lack of contrast
Your judgement comes fast
Feels like a farce
A threat // that can't last

How many times did you mess up
How many times did you give up
How many times did you retrace
Only to have reality spit in your face
I have been there and I've lost count
I've fought, failed and fallen out
Fractured false // fantasies
Fist in my face // holding keys

We don't need
See eye to eye
Done my time
Lived the lie

What you say
Shows decay
Logic displays
Simplicity

Get on your feet
Ignore conceit
And endorse // utter replete
Clean out your cuts
Pull out your guts
This case // is shut

How many times did you mess up
How many times did you give up
How many times did you retrace
Only to have reality spit in your face
I have been there and I've lost count
I've fought, failed, fallen out
Fractured false // fantasies
Fist in my face // holding keys

(I am done)
Track Name: May Cause Death
Give me that prescription
I don't want the pills
I just want the warnings
Telling me they kill

Show me every needle
You want me to use
I'm to ignore the burning

May cause death
Loss of hearing, loss of sense, loss of sight
May cause cancer
But don't worry everything will be alright
May cause numbness
Swelling, shaking, sweating, sensation spinning
Heavy bleeding
But overall you propose this is healing
May cause death
May cause cancer
May cause numbness
May cause heavy bleeding

You see that it's not working
So you just up the dose
Don't want to keep on trying
No, you're not getting close

I don't think that you're listening
What are you trying to mend
Don't tell me that you're helping

May cause death
Loss of hearing, loss of sense, loss of sight
May cause cancer
But don't worry everything will be alright
May cause numbness
Swelling, shaking, sweating, sensation spinning
Heavy bleeding
But overall you propose this is healing
May cause death
May cause cancer
May cause numbness
May cause heavy bleeding
Track Name: Bones
Surgery lights, stripped stark
Beaten and raped, drowned dark
Neglected rejected unknown alone
And someone who held me once

Betrayed and broken, backstab
Decay and lust, ludicrous lab
Infected projected pain gain
And someone who loved me once

I have memories that don't belong and aren't own
Take them back, I disown everything to my bones

Neglected, rejected, infected, projected

Mugged and bloodied, sad soaked
Locked inside, stale smoke
Informed deformed amused accused
And someone who held me once

War and junta, vile vote
Powder and grass, quarterly quote
Illusion confusion hysterical hope
And someone who loved me once

I have memories that don't belong and aren't own
Take them back, I disown everything to my bones

Informing, deforming, illusion, confusion

(Come down off your pedestal
Step away from the Gatling gun
Stop trying to fire at me
I have nowhere left to run)
Track Name: Denial
Take everything // I have from me
All that I want // all I can be
Take everything // I need away
Every soul I crushed in my way

Legs are mangled // my mind tangled
You've no idea // how bad it gets
I'll take you up // on every bet
Ready aim go // Never was set

Denial! Denial!
Not a hope to reconcile
Denial! Denial!
Shuffle up in single file
Denial! Denial!
You know I'd walk a thousand miles
To punch you in the face

I can taste // the bitter pain
Blood in my mouth // nothing to gain
Tension in my arms // anger in my veins
Trying hard to keep hold on the reigns

Rinse and repeat // Die out in the heat
Steal my soul // I am whole
I don't need // anyone
I will never come undone

Denial! Denial!
Not a hope to reconcile
Denial! Denial!
Shuffle up in single file
Denial! Denial!
You know I'd walk a thousand miles
To punch you in the face

All gone for nought
All done for nothing
What's the point?
What did I gain?
I'd punch you in the face
You're a typical case
And I will see you lose this race

All gone for nought
All done for nothing
What's the point?
What did I get?
I'd punch you in the face
You're a typical case
And I will see you lose this race

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