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by Little Faith

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released March 20, 2013

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Track Name: Old Enemy (demo)
Crush my heart into smallest pieces,
Better is death than a thousand kisses.
Break my hands off this vessel of sin,
Better is judgement than a touch of your skin.
Pluck my eyes and leave me to my ways,
Better is darkness than the look on your face.

But will you come to me,
as winter fell long and bleak over the hollows,
where you used to follow me?

And if there and then,
in vigil you stand where I went, so long ago I went
will you still hate me then?

Leave my body in the cold in the snow,
Better is solitude than the place I called home.
Speak my name with venom with truth,
Better is vengeance than a ghost of you.
Remember you me as an old enemy,
Better is hate than your love for me.
Track Name: Ash White Lies
told me all was well
promised that you'd catch me if i fell
i walked through fire, i walked on ice
trying to fix my broken shell

tell me what is wrong
how unspeakable are the crime that i've done
how despicable, unforgivable,
that only death will condone

his eyes, his eyes, his eyes
follow me like his ash white lies
his hands, his hands, his killer's hands
will guide me till the end of my life

i don't know how to fight
don't know what it means to survive
the spider webs, the antlers red
the dreams of a simpler time

his eyes, his eyes, his eyes
follow me like his ash white lies
his hands, his hands, his killer's hands
will guide me till the end of my life

you let me start anew
buried those bones where the roses grew
i'll bite the bullet, i'll hold my tongue
i was dead before i met you

keep me by your side
put out all the lights and hold me tight
'cause i need you now, i hate you now
you killed me when you let the truth out

your eyes, your eyes, your eyes
follow me like your ash white lies
your hands, your hands, your killer's hands
will guide me till the end of my life

these eyes, these eyes, these monsters eyes
burn like the sun in the dead of night
these hands, these hands, these blood red hands
will haunt me till the end of me
Track Name: Roadkill
keep me up at night,
i know what i'll see behind these eyes.

don't leave the windows open,
don't want nobody hear these midnight cries.

put the gun away,
you know when i shoot i shoot to kill.

so keep my hands still.
leave my heart beside your windowsill.

this is my vision, this is my crime.
the blood you see me spill
is not just another roadkill.

bare my head open,
collect these sparks of illuminated madness.

exhume my kindness.
keep the dust off my lone shipwreck.

'cause i know you'll find me,
even if only by the toe tag

of my crucified body
under the trident of the phantom stag.

this is my vision, this is my crime.
the blood you see me spill,
is not just another roadkill.

keep the light burning,
or set off a flare to guide my soul

but leave the body to sprout,
bash open my skull to let the demons out.

i wish i could just leave you.
i wish i had some guts to pull myself through.
so is it true,
is it the devil's scheme or is it you?
Track Name: Ever Restless Song
uncertainties pinned you down
dissatisfaction had you undone
you can pray to the heavens now
your courage is nowhere to be found

when you're sleepless and your mind becomes a terrifying place
oh so beautiful and horrible and true
you want to live all the years and do the things you've never done
you want to burn, burn like the sun
but you gotta think about your mother
before you put yourself right before a gun
you gotta think and live like the only son

you think the rules have done you wrong
but liberation is weighing you down
you want to reach for the stars and beyond
but were you there when they fell to the ground

when you're dreaming and your heart has a terrifying grace
like a lunatic, a lover and a poet
you want to love them all with a masochistic love
you want to hurt yourself just to show it
but you gotta think about your father
before you see yourself so high up above
you gotta think and live like this is enough

so let us go then, you and i
before the morning has tainted the sky
before the world settles in
and condemns you from within

as you're living your soul sings an ever-restless song
and it breathes, and it weeps, and it goes on and on
you want to walk all the earth with a battle worn out heart
like a saint, a soldier and a martyr
but you gotta think about your brother
before you give life away to the war
you gotta pray that you'll live a long, long life
Track Name: Night Watch
I woke up from a thousand nights of dreaming
my pale white dress left a kiss on the dusty floor
I stood tall, the silence broke with a screaming
as you rode in swiftly across the cold and barren moor

I saw you standing underneath the tower
with a sword in your hands, there's no trace of fear in your eyes
you shout, 'hold on hope, I will save you from the darkest powers'
and you fight as the light of the fire burned the starless sky

But there is only one who can rescue me, and it isn't you
No it isn't you
There's nothing you can give me that I don't already have
I don't already have

So fight no more, and wipe the tears and blood from your face
strive no more, it isn't in my name where you'll find grace
Weep, oh weep, there's nothing left for your to die for
but it isn't your good deeds that led you out to the heaven's door

There's no night too long to fight until the break of dawn
There's no light too bright to see this land a victory won
and I'll slay the dragon with the strength god has given me
and I'll walk free on our own land, with you to walk by me

Lend me your hand and dance with me
Lend me your sword and fight with me
Lend me your heart and lie with me
But it isn't you who can rescue me
Track Name: Journey Home
there ain't nobody waiting at the end of my journey home
there ain't nowhere else this sick and weary heart would rather go
I've seen it all, the rise and fall, the kingdom crumbling down
and there ain't nobody waiting, nobody at home

o friend don't you bring me down, just have a laugh and have a drink for the night
o friend don't you give me that frown, with all your words you're gonna give 'em such a fright
but it'll be all right, if only for a night, tomorrow we'll keep on the fight
now tomorrow has come and gone, the road goes ever on

all of your ghosts they haunt the nights
all of your folks they fill your days with voiceless cries
how am I supposed to tell the kind of grief
of the brothers dying out of each other's reach

there was a time you had me believing I belonged on the road
there was a time you couldn't tell a friend apart from a foe
o curse your greed and pride, heavens prove me right, that I'm always on your side
and we're in this fight for our lives, your name is my battle cry

you fight your ghosts that rule the nights
you take your broken crown and fix it before the morning time
and you'll live to see the victory you will bring
now sleep in peace, the one who would be king

the skies above my head they ain't the same
the tales that I can tell, I was never the one to save the day
now I can be myself again, now I'm all alone again in the end

there ain't nobody waiting at the end of my journey home
there ain't nowhere else this sick and weary heart would rather go
I've seen it all, the rise and fall, the kingdom crumbling down
and there was a king I'd follow till the battles break our bodies and souls
and there was a king I'd follow till the battles break our bodies and souls
I would follow you wherever you go
Track Name: Mary
You had me on my knees
Your love is all I need
I would kiss the ground you walked on
And write you a thousand songs

You found me in tears
After all these silent years
I could never look you in the eyes
Your perfection makes me want to cry

I lost my reasons
You are the reason
What they call insanity in me, you see
Is Eternity

Please don't turn away
I'm counting up these nights and days
Every silent word and lonely presence you left me
Is slowly killing me

My love, how can it be
That your love is all I need
I would wash your feet with my hand, my hair, to show I care
But this love was never fair

I lost my reasons
You are the reason
What they call insanity in me, you see
Is Eternity

Please don't turn away
I'm counting up these nights and days
Every silent word and lonely presence you left me
Is slowly killing me
Track Name: Ghost I Am
spare me my solitude,
my doubts and my sorrows.
they’re in the air, they’re on the waters,
they’re in the world down below.

sometimes i still hear
the calling of the unsolved fear.
it’s dancing under the starlight,
burning bright when you are near.
and the light flickered behind your eyes,
they burn like fire, they are cold as the night.

and i will fall, fall, when i stop running.
i will fall. fall, the silence is closing in…

‘cause i chose to lean on you
and abandoned everything i knew.
it will surely be the death of me,
when death has taken you but forsaken me.

strange how truth makes you a liar,
defeat makes you the saviour.
strange how war makes you a believer,
and love makes you a martyr.

there’s a miracle at the end of every story,
and on the third day…

and we will rise, we will rise, when the rain stops falling
we will rise, rise, when the light is breaking in.
we will rise…

and I gave you all I had
save me from this ghost I am
Track Name: Shelter
Brother, don't leave me until the end of the day,
where the dreams can carry me back home far away
Brother, don't tell me of the prices we pay
just pretend we have strength that nothing can break

If I'm not as brave as I say, would you believe me?
Will the smile I see in front of me turn to defeat?
But as long as you're here with me, nothing can scare me
I will fight until the last of breaths I breathe

Brother, hold fast to your shield and your sword,
for we carry the weight that our fathers bore
The fears have no place on this battlefield
the monsters among us they shoot to kill

If you keep your faith, seal your fate,
your path will lead straight
If you hold your breath, bite your tongue,
this pain too shall fade
Though our breath is weak, our bodies young,
we'll stand tall and free
Like the sun about to rise up in the east

How have we come this far, a thousand miles from home?
How can I hold it up, a heart devoid of hope?
I will not speak of this rage, this blinding hate leads us astray
I will seek nothing but shelter in your name

Brother, remind me of the stories of old
where the heroes who were lost will find their way home
Brother, forgive me if I shall not return
for this life that I give is not mine to own

When the enemy falls, the trumpets call,
the victory has come
Upon my failing heart, my soul departs,
I'll cry no more
And if the gods above grant you all the years that I've lost
Just remember that the same blood flowed in me
Track Name: Silly Old Man
Me and my old man we've been driving far too long
down this southbound road, going nowhere near home
He spent the days trying to get into my head
and the nights trying to get into my pants
I would tell you that I loved you, but I hate to be a liar, see, I'm already a cheater
I would tell you that I needed you, but the truth is I can't get away soon enough
Dirty old man, you dirty old man

Me and my old man we've been having some troubles
I tried to be a good daughter to a bad, bad father
All I ever wanted was to have what my friends had
two dollars a week is not too bad
I've always known that you loved me but I just want the money, and a chance to be free
Now that I met him and he broke my heart, so I had to break yours, and I can't say I'm sorry
Silly old man, you silly old man

Me and my old man we won't ever see each other no more
I should have cried a little, I don't know what for
He broke down and left me money and a goodbye
It was the first time that I saw him cry
He said he's sorry that he broke me, and I saw it in his eyes and I knew that he meant it
I tried to think what life would be like if we never met, but it played out well don't you think?
So darling don't cry, oh you silly old man