Stockholm Syndrome

by sellmeyoursoul

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released 07 January 2013

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Track Name: Pump
Close to exploding, I'm overloading.
Don't think I'll ever leave.
I am on fire, flames rising higher.
So tall you'd never believe.
My blood is flowing, world keeps on going.
There's no stop and no reprieve.
Everything's evolving, world keeps revolving.
Faster than you can conceive.

Can't you see it
Can you hear it
Can't you feel it
Can't you taste it
Pumping, pumping through you?

Go to the ends of the Earth you'll see
There's nothing more to be
March to the gates of infinity or
Just walk down the street with me.
Sing the song of Orpheus
Sleep the dream of Morpheus
Don't be part of the chorus
Just walk right up to the center stage.

Now that things are quicker, plot's getting thicker.
Things are harder to understand.
Must remain the master, to avoid disaster.
The supply must meet the demand.
Fuse is growing shorter, falling out of order.
Come on now and take my hand.
Feeling pulse quicken, stomach starts to sicken.
Make this all look like it is planned.

Can't you see it
Can you hear it
Can't you feel it
Can't you taste it
Pumping, pumping through you?

Go to the ends of the Earth you'll see
There's nothing more to be
March to the gates of infinity or
Just walk down the street with me.
Sing the song of Orpheus
Sleep the dream of Morpheus
Don't be part of the chorus
Just walk right up to the center stage.
Track Name: Cat O' Nine Tails
Lost in the words I never should have said.
Hiding from the monster underneath my bed.
Spinning round in circles 'till I fall down.
If I said that everything's all right,
Could it be true at least for tonight?
We can worry all about the rest tomorrow.

Feeling the crack
Hearing me wail
Your words sting
Just like a cat o' nine tails.
Lost and confused
Sure that I'll fail
Losing it all to the
Cat o' nine tails.

I stand here dazed reeling from the sting.
Dizzy from the screams that make my ears ring.
Blinded by the venom that you spit at me.
I reach out and try to compromise.
You take my concessions as a prize.
I give ground 'till there's no more to give.

Feeling the crack
Hearing me wail
Your words sting
Just like a cat o' nine tails.
Lost and confused
Sure that I'll fail
Losing it all to the
Cat o' nine tails.
Track Name: Don't Leave Marks
You strike out.
GIve me everything you've got.
Is that as deep as you can cut?
Is that as loud as you call yell?
I'm so numb that I can't tell.
As I run into the wall,
Will you even hear my call?
As I crash down to the ground,
Will you even be around?

No matter how much it smarts,
When you lash out, don't leave marks.
No matter how much you hate,
When you strike back, be discrete.

Sha-na-na-na na-na-na na-na na-na-na
Na-na don't leave marks.

Your words hit.
Like the metal taste of a gun,
As I slide it on to my tongue.
As I decide to go,
I can hardly feel the blow.
As darkness fills the room,
I can feel myself swoon.
I have lost the strength to try
So now I say goodbye.

No matter how much it smarts,
When you lash out, don't leave marks.
No matter how much you hate,
When you strike back, be discrete.

Sha-na-na-na na-na-na na-na na-na-na
Na-na don't leave marks.

Sha-na-na-na na-na-na na-na na-na-na na-na.
Track Name: Stockholm Syndrome
He touched you
Deep inside your mind.
Stole your innocence, your trust,
So you use mine.
But it in our mouth, these words you say.
You were broken,
Had something stolen,
Something you can't replace.
This isn't malice.
Your hatred is all you know of love.
You try to break me, unmake me.
To be like you.
And I let you.
And I forgive you.
And I believe.

I don't know who I am,
Can't recall who I was.
Got no idea where I'm going,
All I know's I need your love.
I used to dream of leaving you,
Now I can't remember why.
Seems my life is just a fog,
Without you as my guide.

I'm not your mother,
Your father, your brother.
But you can't see that,
See past the past.
Instead you lash out
At someone who isn't even there.
Who's not important.
What matters is this time you win.
This isn't malice.
Your hatred is all you know of love.
So you hurt me
Overtly,
To make me you.
And I let you.
And I forgive you.
And I change.

I don't know who I am,
Can't recall who I was.
Got no idea where I'm going,
All I know's I need your love.
I used to dream of leaving you,
Now I can't remember why.
Seems my life is just a fog,
Without you as my guide.

I'm not sure what I did.
Don't know what to say or do.
The only thing that I see clear is
I will die without you.
Track Name: Ready For War
You balance your pain on the blade of a knife.
One wrong move and you're cut up by strife.
With no reprieve and no exit in sight,
You're ready for war at the slightest slight.
You channel your past into venomous words
Your commandments hold the weight of the Lord.
You sharpen your spears on the razor wire,
The fortifications of your great Empire.
You're Alexander and you're ready for war.
Ever since the last one, you're looking for more.
The lines are drawn and you're ready to fight.
You'll sound the charge at the day's first light.
You wade in with the sun at your back,
They're unprepared so you press the attack
You've won this battle so it's on to the next.
Not ready for war, but it's you they've vexed.

You throw the dishes and you shatter the glass.
They're making for the door, you won't let them pass.
Take up the bottle and embrace your place.
There's room in my empire for the disgraced.
They bow down when they hear your decree.
You're ready for war, they're hardly ready.
You rule with iron and you rule with fear.
Keep your enemies close so you keep everyone near.
None left to conquer, you grow soft with each bite.
They ready for war under cover of night.
You wake one morning with the sun in your eyes.
You're in a battle and you're caught by surprise.

And when it's over, you've an empire no more.
You're all alone, so you make ready for war.
You make a list of all those who you will fight
And who you must crush to make things right.

You use your defeat to sharpen your blade.
It's from this kind of pain that you are made.
Look to the horizon, new lands to annex,
New people to conquer, new muscles to flex.
You've learned your lesson, everyone will betray.
Leave no survivors, salted earth in your wake.
An army of one, with God on your side.
This isn't war, this is genocide.
Track Name: Seal
Wind's whipped up by leather wings.
Dust chokes the hot dry sun.
On the planes of Megiddo
Where life and death are one.
The veil lifts to the shofar's call as
Brittle bones begin to rise
Plowshares once more are swords
As lines are drawn for the final prize
Fires burn and belch their smoke
The damned lament their wretched fate
The saved are sent you know not where
While you are made to wait.
The beast we call Leviathan
Puts crown upon his head.
Though some would call this life,
You still envy the dead.

So give your blood and give your skin
Give your soul and give your sin
Give your heart and give your mind
Give in to the millstone's grind.
Give your bones and give your screams
GIve your hopes and give your dreams.
Give up on seeing the light,
Embrace your fate, give up the fight.

Our malevolent Father
Who watches from below
Cursed be thy name.
Thy kingdom here,
Thy will our fear.
On Earth as it is in Hell.
Let not thy gaze fall upon me,
Lest I call your wrath.
May you find one more damned than me
For your ire and your lash.

Toil in the master's shop as day bleeds into day.
The fumes sting your eyes and throat,
But you dare not look or run away.
The day of judgement long has past and
You were found unfit.
There's on one left to hear your cause
Or in whom's care you can remit.
No exit from this existence,
No rest and not respite.
Just tallons sunk into your flesh,
Just burn and bleed and bite.
The dread lord sits upon his throne
You grovel at his feet.
He hardly even sees you there,
Your degradation is complete.

So give your blood and give your skin
Give your soul and give your sin
Give your heart and give your mind
Give in to the millstone's grind.
Give your bones and give your screams
GIve your hopes and give your dreams.
Give up on seeing the light,
Embrace your fate, give up the fight.

Get down.
Give in.
Embrace your sin.
It's time to bow,
It's time to kneel.
It's time to open up a seal.
Give in to the things you hate.
Give in to your wretched fate.

It's time to bow, it's time to kneel
As they open the last seal.
It's the one that holds your fate
While you toil, while you wait.
It could hold hope,
It could hold bliss,
or your fate sealed
with a kiss.
This is it,
There's no appeal
It all comes down
to just one seal.
Track Name: Prometheus
Pinioned here, all alone
The wind it bites down to the bone
If there's a fault it is my own
They've punished me for what I've done.
What I gave's not mine to give
I faced the wrath, but still I live
The gods are not prone to forgive
Their vengeance flies in from above.

Prometheus.

When they tore out my organs
Left me here to bleed,
I hope the gods got
What they need.

Tell me the fire keeps you warm.
Tell me the light keeps you safe from harm.
Tell me that all this pain was worth it.
Tell me my sacrifice has made you more fit.
Tell me a story to lull me to sleep.
Tell me all those little lies so I forget to weep.

Tear me up, won't let me die
The eagle's claws dig up my thigh.
Eviscerate and justify
A punished thief seen in their eye.
They heal my flesh, give me reprieve
A mercy I bet you believe.
Instead it's cause for me to grieve.
Revenge returns, yet I can't leave.

Prometheus.

On this Rock Prometheus
Was sacrificed for all of us
He stole fire from the gods
But failed to overcome the odds.
Prometheus was punished here
For taking what the gods hold dear
So let our flames take Olympus.
Prometheus, Prometheus!

The fevered dreams of a broken man
who thought ahead, but failed to plan.
Track Name: Storm (Bombast, Balls, & Blood)
See the ravens wheel and turn
Like a storm cloud come to life.
Hear the thunder crash and roar
While lightning stabs just like a knife.
It's to late to look for shelter
When the storm it has arrived.
Now it's time to stand your ground
If you hope to stay alive.

Rain falls, stinging your eyes
Hiding your fears and drowning your cries
Cold it crawls under your skin
A fire that burns from deep within.
You hear the wind, it's siren's song
It's been calling to you, all along.
Will you choose to be its slave
Or will you rise out of your grave?

All the trees have been stripped bare
By the raging of the Storm.
Left with no alternative
You are going to face some harm.
Pain it helps you to see clearly
For the very first time.
You will have to leap the chasm
To face death or the sublime.

Rain falls, stinging your eyes
Hiding your fears and drowning your cries
Cold it crawls under your skin
A fire that burns from deep within.
You hear the wind, it's siren's song
It's been calling to you, all along.
Will you choose to be its slave
Or will you rise out of your grave?

Will you stand or will you fall?