L Y R I C S 

Upstream
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
I will never stray from my path. I'll raise my voice and speak my mind to separate the truth from lies, and not walk down the trail of decay. Face to face with my enemy. I wont back down. I'll stand my ground. I never had another road to take. I will not walk the trail of decay. I reject. I defy. I'll keep my head up high. I'll live before I die. Two words, live free.
 
Into The Storm 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
What if I don't want to live the life you do, and what if I don't care for all the things that I could've had? What if I don't view this world the way you do, and what if I can't give because you took everything? You say you have a cure, to fix my broken bones. But you were the one who crushed them. You crushed them. A burning inside. I'm twisting and turning. Face down. I never learn. Further apart, further away. Into oblivion. It´s dragging us down. Deeper and deeper.
 
Survive
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
The clock is ticking. I can't turn it around. What's done is done. I'll pay the price when the time comes. I've got nothing to lose. No fear, no doubts. These hungry eyes won't see another wasted day. Survive! Hanging by a thread. Fight for every breath. Hanging by a thread. No second chance. Through thick and thin. Through highs and lows. I've been coming a long way without anywhere to go. I never had a chance. I took it. I stole it with my bare hands, but I will never fall down on my knees.
 
Distance 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
Instrumental.

Losing Faith 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
For too many nights I've gone back in time. Suppressed memories living inside of me. Trapped in my mind. Falling behind. Trying to collect what's mine. The untold stories. The broken dreams. Suppressed memories living inside of me. For years I've fought through barriers of ignorance. I've gained ground but lost my faith. Not for a second can I escape. In my lifetime will I truly find peace of mind? Days slipping away. Life slipping away. Will there be answers for me? I feel my days slipping away. I beg for change. I feel my life slipping away. I beg for change. I'll stop pretending all is fine.

To Hell And Back 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)

When all of the bright lights are finally fading and the world turns to black and grey. All of the sadness and the unbearable weight will turn love into stone, and get the best of me. To hell and back. I've had my dreams crushed. I've learnt the price of trust and the pain of loss. I can't stand the silence nor the sound of your voice. I need distractions, chaos and noise. All the reminders of how life used to be. It burns like a fire and gets the best of me.
 
Out Of The Storm 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
No comfort in this world and nowhere left to run. On the verge of losing this game and let chaos reign. You were the pulse in my heart, the blood in my veins. The one reason I'm alive, a heroine who will never die. You were the one. You carried me out of the storm. The one who pulled me up when I was down. You were the one. You carried me out of the storm. The one who held me tight through all my darkest nights. Not welcomed in this world. I lost myself. Through years of sacrifice you paved my way. You did whatever it took to keep me safe. You are my everything. A friend always by my side, and I'm always by your side. You pulled me out of the storm. You brought me home.
 
Roads Unknown
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
Dead end roads, I walked on my own. Searching for things not made of stone. Out of step, out of patience. I tried to make sense of a senseless existence. Defiant dream. Against the stream. I've always been so naive. Desperate to leave. Shackled in chains, but with tricks up my sleeve. No matter what comes my way. Defiant I'll stay until my final day. Roads unknown. I'm paving my own, to be at peace when I rest my bones. Out of step. In resistance. I cherish and loathe with devotion and distance. Bridges I've burned. Bridges I've crushed. Still they've been crossed (in the end) I'm my own friend. True to myself. Still with wounds left to mend. No matter what comes my way. Defiant I'll stay until my final day.
 
Devotion 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
Instrumental.
 
Hope Dies Last 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
Walking this earth has taught me a valuable lesson: the ones who come in peace leave dead and buried. Truth is a knife in my back, bleeding me dry. I've been close to giving in. Left with my doubts. It feels like a hammer smashing through my chest. A part of me has died. The rest barely survived. Watching this world come crashing down. Left with the ashes. Left in the dirt. War on my mind all of the time. Hope dies last. War on my mind. Running out of time. Still I stand fast. I will live as I learn. Make the tables turn.
 
Nightcaller 
(From: Distance & Devotion CD/LP)
 
Brother, sister. I know you're hurting inside, but mark my words, I tell you now. This is our moment. Brother, sister. I swear to you. I'm reaching out for you tonight. Give me your hand. We'll make it right. Broken bones, broken hopes, is what we've been dealt. Broken hearts, broken dreams. Yet we push on. Brother, sister. We all carry it inside. "We'll take it back. We'll take what's ours." This is our battle cry. Brother, sister. We're always gonna be together. I'm reaching out for you tonight. Give me your hand. We'll make it right. Tonight is ours. Tonight's alive. We'll find reasons to live. We won't do it in vain. Tonight is ours. Tonight's alive. We'll do whatever it takes. We'll live our lives against the grain.

Testament 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

It was never a choice between right or wrong. It was a choice between surviving or being pulled down. No matter what I face I have this cutting edge paving the way for better days. This heart still beats. Unbroken. Unchained. This heart still beats. Right here. Undetained. This heart still beats. To the fullest, untamed. This heart still beats. Unrestrained. I found self-confidence through my sobriety. I found a place where I feel safe. A testament against the grain. 

Hemingway 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

Running out of words. Writers’ block. Running out of reasons. These tired eyes seek a place to rest from the downfalls they’ve witnessed. I fought sorrow with these beaten fists. I’ve come to learn time won’t heal a thing. I’ve cursed the skies, I’ve cursed the sun, for it’s been burning me alive. Let the skies open up so the rain can remind me of who I am. Let the sound of the earth drain the outside world and give shelter to my mind.

Awakening 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

Born into a life never meant to be lived. Treated beyond our comprehension. Valued only for the profit her body will give. An object to the industry. Never meant to be anything else. A beautiful being, full of life, taken by the butcher’s knife. Throat cut and hung by the legs. The line of production never ends. Vicious and torturous practices, all in the name of humanity’s arrogance. Mankind, hungry for blood. So much for love. No perspective, no compassion. Who will be their voice?

Echoes 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

We hide in the shadows. We mourn by the shore. In debt to the dreams we had but let go of. Washed away by the stream that took everything and now nothing remains but the echoes of our tortured cries. When the power we possess we use to sell ourselves then what of the days and opportunities that pass? The trumpets of life have long since silenced and left are the echoes of our tortured cries.

Recovering 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

They say I am an impatient man but I’ve been waiting my entire life for something to happen. In absence of peace I run but at the end of the day time is running away from me. While time is running I’m down on my knees. Falling behind, losing track. Trying to get up, trying to get back. With chaos carved into the soul the world spins out of my control. I need to live, I need to leave every worry in the world. With chaos carved into the soul it doesn’t matter where we go. They say I’m an impatient man but I was never given a chance to be anyone else. A life of restlessness. I’ve stayed awake searching for something to calm this turmoil inside my chest.

In Sickness and in Health 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

We’re from a place that no one knows, where fear reigns and shame grows. We’re from a place that no one knows, where closed curtains hide stories of war. We’re from a place that no one knows, where rest is uncertain and love compromised. We’re from a place that no one knows, where promises are words that don’t mean a thing. We’re from a place that no one knows, where no trust survives and dreams go to die. Where parents betray and children suffer. We had no one, we now have each other.

The Insight 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

Imprisoned youth. Directionless. We are all being brought down the same. Feel the pressure. Feel the judging eyes. Feel them paralyze. Generation after generation following the same old road while there are better lives to be lived. Visible for those willing to see. Be not misled, be not afraid, be not defined. Be not misled, be not afraid, be not confined. Out of the inferno into the calm. We are not in this alone. Never alone. Forget your dreams, this is the only way. You’ll learn with time, that’s what they say. The nail that sticks up they’ll try to hammer down. It’s the way of their world ’til your buried in the ground. Oppose the violence, live not in fear. Dwell not in silence, live not in fear. 

Lake Elsinore 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

I have seen the best of them fall short on their own convictions. Seeking the truth in the darkest corners of this crooked world. Weakened bodies, polluted minds, broken dreams is all they’ll find. Troubled souls. Heavy hearts. All torn apart. Must stand the test of time. Won’t let the weight of these violent times pull me down under the surface to view the world from the bottom of a lifeless ocean. Can’t run from this fight. Must stand the test of time.

No Love 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

Woke up with a scream. Coming back from eternal sleep with eyes that can see we’re not meant to be slaves. We were born unbound and all the barriers of steel and stone can’t keep us down. We slave underneath the crown and kneel by the throne. Silent words are whispered of tyrants overthrown. This won’t become our casket, like it became our lives. Dictated and devoured by our masters. The flames of discontent ignited in our spirits to outlive them all and give us peace. For every dream that’s crushed. For every system that enslaves us. And all the chains that stain our hands with rust. For every dream that’s crushed. For every system that enslaves us. All the chains that stain our hands with rust. No love for anyone that climbs up to control us.

Sleeping World 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

As thousands prosper, billions still starve. I see burned out bodies in a sleeping world. Streams of thoughts have been locked out. No reflections of what we’ve become. So powerless, so distant from ourselves. We pave our way to hell with the illusion of a paradise ahead. We’ll kiss that image of salvation goodbye because it’s going to burn us from the inside out. I see the future unfold. A world gone to waste and we allowed it in our name. I see the future unfold. The chain tightens around our necks.

Skies Of Confinement 
(From: Recovery CD/LP)

Under skies of confinement we have been kept. Shackled by fear of sins that heaven won’t accept but we have pumping blood and we have beating hearts and we are more than dust under the feet of gods. No hellfire. No eternal life. No fear. No god. We’re born of nothing, to nothing we’ll return. We’re not afraid to live, not afraid to die. I defy a moral standard that makes us amputees. Bowing down in servitude. Crawling on our knees. In the eyes of the obsolete we’re all guilty of crimes we never did commit. No casting stones, we just walk away. This fire needs to burn out. Drop the torch and let it die. We just walk away and watch it die.

Atlantis 
(From: Relations of violence 7")

Awoken by thunder and thrown to chaos. From a broken past I weather a storm that still lasts. I try to overcome but still those years won't be undone. Caught under the illusion that this was how it always had to be. Now I am sick and tired of thinking life already conquered me. Desperately. Relentlessly. We need to feel OK. I was a young kid with a lot of rage, with nowhere to go and nowhere to feel safe. Have you been there or are you still? A restless mind with too much time to kill. Always on the run from life and its harsh reality. But I feel that I won't be running that much longer. I admit my wrongs, welcome change to finally move on. There is no solace in hating the world and there is no redemption in repeating what's old. I will lay these habits to rest and restore peace and confidence. To love and to live, to feel and to be felt, as a human compassionate and kind, living life with open eyes, for a better world for all and future worth fighting for. To not give in to distractions that only will drown the soul, to not give up when life gets too hard. To find my own. I need to find my own. To find my own. I need to... There is no solace in hating the world and there is no redemption in repeating what's old. 

Walls 
(From: Relations of violence 7")

2009, still fighting to speak our minds, staying afloat when the masses are kept down. Trying to make sense of these desperate times. We can still set us free from this coldhearted world. Pollute our minds, the earth and the sky. Force fed us lies before our jaded eyes. Pollute our minds, the earth and the sky. Destruction till the last breath of life. The powers that be; unjust and obsolete. We know they only have served the bloodthirsty, they've never seen the hungry, never seen the cold. Never cared for those who were hunted from their homes. They pollute our minds, the earth and the sky. Force fed us lies before our jaded eyes. Pollute our minds, the earth and the sky. Destruction till the last breath of life. No love, no humanity. How can there be no love, no humanity? How can there be no love, no humanity? Set us free, set us free! No love! Darkness is closing in, the years of innocence are gone. It's time to put the fist down. To take back what is ours. There will be vengeance for the screams they left ignored. 

Violence 
(From: Relations of violence 7")

Instrumental.

Death To Vanity 
(From: Relations of violence 7")

Waking up to another day of self-contempt, staring into this deep mirror. I seem to have lost myself. I've disdained this image for so long, I can't bare this cross no more. Trying to break free from this reflection staring back at me. I close my eyes and wish that the pain it cause just would vanish. My youth in oppression from this cynical culture. Fooled and broken down to slave on my knees before this sickness. Give me strength to deny submission. Death to vanity, look what it made me, broke my identity to sell me a new. 

Finding Home 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

Fear, the occupier of mind. Can we declare our own independence when this ghost inflicts our freedom? We, a privileged generation in denial of our intellect, in benefit of insecurities. Why are we so afraid to be alive? Every minute counts! Locked inside our weariness, we cover our ears and shut our eyes. See beyond the patterns that keep us confined. This is closure with every demon that ever held me captured from my spirit, my true being, from who I am. Done with the pretending and the escaping. I don't approve anymore; I will challenge them all! Stand up and be counted. We got to break the arms that reach for control. 

Wilma 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

We can never subdue our conscience from guilt by ignoring the contradictions in our decisions. Just a glimpse of this truth will burn forever in our minds. We ask for everyone to be aware. Open up for a new world where animals are entitled their own lives. To this dream of ours we commit ourselves. For who we are we pledge our resistance, our pledge is veganism. Open up for a new world where animals are entitled their own lives. We have recognized the pattern of this old oppression. We have learned that violence can only survive in silent masses. To this dream of ours we commit ourselves. Open up for a new World where animals are entitled their own lives.

Losses 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

Until this day I have kept my faith in humanity. Worn out and broken. Always fighting. I believed in hope for the hopeless, that there was a gleam of light for all of us. But life, you proved me wrong. What was it you wanted? You gave me nothing more than constant losses. I wish for love. I search for rest. But it's meaningless. A tormented soul with vengeance in my eyes. I seek redemption from this empty life. Until this day I have kept my faith in humanity. Worn out and broken. Why still fighting? Where is the purpose if nothing changes. Running up and down a dead end street for second chances. Repeating past mistakes while the race is over. I surrender. I walk this earth in fear of never finding peace with my existence. 

It Kills You To Know 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

It feels so unreal that we accept this to go on. The pain and suffering that so many reduce to nothing at all. I hold you responsible for the actions that you choose. You can't claim your innocence when you claim power over their lives. How can anyone choose death before life? You turn your face away from the pictures. You don't want to see the horror in their eyes; you want to go on just like before. Just like always. Putting whatever body part you want in your mouth without the moral conflict. I hear their screams, they are endless. I see them in pain from the torture, dying in the murdermachine that you support. Support without guilt or perspective. They once had a pulse, hearts that were beating. They felt, they saw and they lived, so beautiful and unique in their ways. How can you go on? 

Relations Of Silence 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

Born of silence and sentenced to the same. Dying to find answers but this feeling's got no name. Trapped in-between the fear of death and the pain of living and we'll get nothing in return for the blood, the sweat, the life we're giving. This quiet dance goes on and on. Violence is ingrained. Can we truly live in peace if silence is maintained? Every word unspoken will lead us to the gallows and we ask for nothing more. 

Viewer/Sender 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

Turn it on for a quick escape from reality. Sit down and let your eyes bleed. The images flow til they bury you. A distorted vision of life and death reflects on the screen. Manufactured lies you have turned to believe in. Viewer and sender in total harmony when you don't search for the answers on your own. Shut your mouth and lock your eyes this is a one-way communication dependent on your attention. Manufactured lies you have turned to believe in. Viewer and sender in total harmony, when you don't search for the answers on your own. In this disinformative age, don't lay your faith in the hands of the powerful. 

Burdens 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

Why do you keep treating yourself this way? Can't you see the damage it brings? The anger, the violence and self-destruction crumbles lives and houses to ash. Scared of seeing the gruesome reality, you drown yourself in a self-loathing sea. Scared of waking up one day and realizing this marketed misanthropy. We all know that life is rough sometimes but drifting away is only the easy way out. The pain and anxiety that you push aside can only be dealt within a conscious state of mind. The weight and the pressure will make you drown. They're all just burdens that pull you down. No more excuses or hiding in the dark. Be done with living in the artificial and claim life as your own. 

Perspective 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

Close your eyes and you will see this world more clearly. I rather walk among the masses blind then become a victim of our time. Are we beautiful? Are we complete? Can the void inside our souls be filled? No more reliance on what is fiction. I am tired of worshipping an illusion. Life could be so much more than an empty struggle for empty goals. Life could be so much more than a perfect image of nothing at all. 

Open Letter 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

My dear ally, don't give up on your convictions. Some wars will be fought endlessly but we found hope in the most desperate of times before. Now I know it's hard and that you tried. I know that you gave your everything. Yes, I know it's hard and that you tried, but now it's not the time to back down. The true spirit of the words we speak will be remembered beyond our existence. After all that we've seen and all that we've felt. After all the tears we shed for a world we cannot understand. We swore not to forget. 

Preying On The Weak 
(From: The quiet dance CD/LP)

They play god but you can't play dead. When the first bullets penetrate your body the warcries will follow you down your grave. The young are deceived and the poor are forced. Sacrificed for nothing and forever gone. A flag covered casket for every broken family. A blood covered body to every civilian mother. This fallen world on its knees to crawl before this monster of monsters. The imperialists and thier allies cannot cover the motives for their own conflicts. History shows a picture of broken promises. The puppeteers of war prey on the weak. Pulling the strings to get their way. With our lives we pay. 

Vengeance 
(From: Split w/ The Kind That Kills 7")

They say it's in everyone's best interest to protect ourselves from unknown threats. We are facing the blackest picture. Drawn to set fear in the ones who not yet have fallen into submission. The definition of freedom is changing as times goes by. The content of the word is dying in the age of repression. Are we going to settle with not making our own choices because those in power and control want what's best for their empires? They will reap what they sow. The can no longer cradle the masses into a false sense of trust. They are running out of time, even these empires will fall. 

Hämnd 
(From: Split w/ The Kind That Kills 7")

Allt vi ser, systemets svek. Kvinnor och män utan hopp, utan hem. Från djupet av instutionens svarta hål styrs våra liv. Vår verklighet betyder ingenting. För upprätthållandet av en död demokrati offras vi. Bakom låsta dörrar, där gömmer makten sig. Väl isolerad från all form av empati. En ordning vi förväntas tjäna och leva i. Brinn Sverige brinn! Ifrån mörkret du försökt tysta oss i kliver vi nu fram. Förlorade stjälars hämnd, nu! 

Untamed 
(From: The first year MCD)

Police states in a corporate world giving those who don't wish to obey what they deserve. We find ourselves with our hands tied and bullets in our chests. This is their justice. Still we're raising our voices and taking back what's ours. With broken arms but an unbroken will. 

Beyond Reason And Logic 
(From: Captivity songs MCD/7")

We were young and we were misled to walk a deadend street, hand in hand with guilt and fear. Deceived to believe that we need help from above to pull ourselves through. There's no paradise known as heaven. Just the hell on earth we're feeding. We were fed and we were filled, like we were all empty inside. Like there was nothing there for us to find. There's no paradise known as heaven. Just the hell on earth we're feeding. Shall we fall to our knees and accept our tragedies? Pray for help and relief? While we sit down and bleed. Abandon the lie that cripples you and me! 

Far Above 
(From: Captivity songs MCD/7")

Face the damage. The nigts of mindnumbing escapism won't solve a thing. There's a cheap price that you sell your freedom for, it's killing your soul. Giving in to the pressure and letting go of your goals, it's killing your soul. Face the damage. You are consumed and controlled, under the influence of alcohol. For how long will you pay them to keep you down? Now let the seasons change for brighter days and drag yourself out of hell. Not one more day under control. Let us shine, let us grow. Far above. 

Captivity 
(From: Captivity songs MCD/7")

We're searching this cold world for humanity and warmth. Giving everything for a place to call home. Don't want to end up jaded. Don't want to be that easily played out. Don't want to keep repeating. We need to find a way to keep our young hearts beating. We're searching this soulless place for a piece of ourselves. Giving all we've got for a purpose and a reason. We're fighting teeth and claws for some sort of solid answers but it seems to me we turn to their lies instead of our hearts. 

It Kills You To Know 
(From: Captivity songs MCD/7")

It feels so unreal that we accept this to go on. The pain and suffering that so many reduce to nothing at all. I hold you responsible for the actions that you choose. You can't claim your innocence when you claim power over their lives. How can anyone choose death before life? You turn your face away from the pictures. You don't want to see the horror in their eyes; you want to go on just like before. Just like always. Putting whatever body part you want in your mouth without the moral conflict. I hear their screams, they are endless. I see them in pain from the torture, dying in the murdermachine that you support. Support without guilt or perspective. They once had a pulse, hearts that were beating. They felt, they saw and they lived, so beautiful and unique in their ways. How can you go on? 

In The Throes Of Passion 
(From: Captivity songs MCD/7")

In the world we face today, can a soul ever find rest? Right before my eyes I've seen so much I care for die. This will be my last try to heal and redeem from the past. We're climbing this mountain, trying to reach the sky, together you and I. We are climbing this mountain to conquer every fear in life and leave our doubts behind. Through endless days and nights we have all been questioning the motives to believe in anything. Now here I stand engulfed by hope and dreams. To find meaning is the reason why we're climbing this mountain, trying to reach the sky, together you and I. We're climbing this mountain, to conquer every fear in life and leave our doubts behind for hope. 
 


 
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