Forward Onto Death lyrics

Forward Onto Death cover

ETHEL MERTZ

Dragging this world down

Your mind is a sea of filth

Spreading blind hate around

So proud of the “faith” you’ve found

But your words show a deeper fear

An inability to accept

What you cannot understand

Belittling to get the upper hand

Small minds create big lies

Still you yearn to incite

But who the fuck are you

To judge

What’s acceptable love?

Draw back your tongue

Thy will not done

Draw back your tongue

Thy will not done

Precious sweet breath

Wasted on you

Step back from your

Baseless scripture

No more thrown stones

Your false ideas of illicit love

Cast aspersions from your pulpit

Step back from your baseless scripture

Draw back your tongue

 

OPHELIA

Human pestilence – will bring about the end

Turn and look away – sickening display

Corruption – infection

Human pestilence – will bring about the end

All shall be rid of life

Forward onto death – advancing catalyst

Incite the final blow – ignoring concern

We are pestilence – we are bastard sons

Of arrogance – dominance and greed

This fate is just a faint step away

This fate is just a faint step away now

Forward onto death – advancing catalyst

Incite the final blow – ignoring concern

We are pestilence – we are bastard sons

Of arrogance – dominance and greed

Bloodstains on our hands

It’s all come down to this

Deal the final blow

And end it all

 

WE SPEAK YOUR NAMES

Tension builds far beyond

Draining life from my mind

Misgivings of myself

Staring back never helps

Sleepless nights foster a mind in overdrive

Relentless in its will to over analyze

The pounding

The crushing weight

Upon my chest

Is never put to rest

Stresses of the day multiply

As anxiety never subsides

To fret – to lie in a cold sweat

A mind overtaken by dread

The images feel too near

Constant reminders of all I fear

Anxiety raining down

Feet remain on the ground

Darkness swarms all around

Here again to knock me down

Free me from this numb state

Darkness grips as I wait

Stress cannot overtake

Don’t forget to breathe

 

ANAK KRAKATAU

Torn

By the work of my own hands

Transgression

Has become tradition

As I try to move on

I get lost in old wrongs

Tired of the same mistakes

The kind of pattern it takes to

Tear my life down

My only wish is to forge a future not racked with guilt

But my choices have the ability to force me to

Watch it all blow up in my face again

Render me

Full of grief

 

EMPTY

I’ve been trapped in heavy thought

All hope has since been lost

Kicked down again

Into the abyss

Torn down once more

It’s hard to take much more

Driven back by despair

Kicked down again

Will this ever end?

Worn down by dread

And sometimes it just feels so empty

I never knew it would hurt like this

No

I never knew that it would hurt like

Hurt like this

No

 

DRY OATMEAL

You tore it down for your gain

Time bore trust stripped away

Sure spoken words left dead in the dirt

Waiting, yearning to be proven untrue

I am the olive branch left withering

Rotting as spite keeps building

You tore it down for your gain

Time bore trust stripped away

Words wrought forth truth’s decay

Pure disgust here to stay

I watched it all fall down

Silence is all I want from you

I can feel the hate

Build

In the back

The back of my throat

 

DISDAIN

We’ve strayed so far from what we were

Days infected with ornate veneers

Expect no recourse. Apathy is the norm

Expect nothing. Receive far less

Lies have bred this hate

We need to / control our fate

Sever ties from those who’ve fed us lies

Disdain. Distrust. Untamed disgust

Deceived. Betrayed. Such swift price paid

Willingness to capitulate holds us back every day

Lost deep in party lines; swallowing two sides lies

Shut my ears and shut my eyes

Strength is in my mind

Rhetoric fills the air with populous unaware

We are disillusioned

We’ve reached a cessation of progression creating a need for the preservation of dissension.

Deceived. Betrayed. Such swift price paid

Disdain. Distrust. Untamed disgust