The Grey

by Beyond the Barricade

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1.
Wake up what do you think you are doing Rest is for the ones who are not broken Fill your mind with the things You fear and could never bear to watch All you want is slipping away You can never hold on to anything What you try will just fall apart and Everybody knows you're gonna die alone Words from within my mind Are breaching the membrane Between what's real And a smouldering panic This fire deep within Will burn you all away Run in place with nowhere to hide Falling farther than the ground A vignette getting darker and darker and now there's a wailing Words from within my mind Are breaching the membrane Striking like thunder Splitting the very silence in two Along the corpus callosum And I am trapped With the static in my brain Four walls Closing in I create With my hate This fire deep within Will burn you all away Burn you all away Run in place with nowhere to hide Falling farther than the ground A vignette getting darker and darker and now there's a wailing Words from within my mind Are breaching the membrane Between what's real And a smouldering panic Echoing in the prison cell That I have built When the world goes quiet there's a screaming in my head
2.
06:28
This will not break me This will not tear me down I will survive it This I swear This I swear by the stars The streets are empty Struck silent by a wasting breath That rolls in from foreign shores Under a blanket of grey The crumbling brick and rotten wood that held the elements at bay Give out underneath your touch and cannot help you A biting cold you once thought gone has got its fangs into the walls Cracking apart the foundation as it leaves you bare Exposed to the darkness And the howling wind It moves within you This malady of misery Draining what life you had And leaving nothing but the grey The horrid bile that billows out of open wounds upon your skin Leaves its mark where you once were as it consumes you Black buboes bursting from within to vomit hate into the world 'til the wretched form you carry is just skin and bone I can see your heart beating inside of you So listen for chimes echoing through the streets Paint the cross and bring out your dead Preserve the common and decent ways You had to connect you with everyone else The rot it spreads between us like rats in the street Pushing tendrils of disease into everything You are carrying something you have to fight A plague that will destroy everything you love There is no respite in self-imposed isolation Understand we are but vessels for the grey We are but food for the grey We are but food for the grey I have nothing left but this colourless sickly frame I expose the emptiness to fill it up with hope I gave you a piece of my self In its place is everything we shared Beyond the pain is a new brighter day So for your sake I’ll make it through the grey
3.
Look around what you see is a product of our failed empire As we clawed trough the Earth looking for a way to improve paradise We were wrong This is the fire we wrought Crumbling embers of our pride and integrity Fragile is the will To break from comfort or second guess our opinions Learned words and feigned hope could not keep the edifice from crumbling As the ground where it stood bucked under the weight of our hubris So breathe, breathe in the air I am fucking desperate to have it all back To feel the sun on my face Grass underneath my feet and to hear sounds of life Coming from this side of the wall Not the world I have Buried in smog and decay There must be something left Under the charred remains of what we had Under the charred remains of what we lost (ugh) Don’t make our mistake Don’t let the passion burn through your respect You have to understand It’s never too late to let it all get carried away So fight for life For what is right To raise the light And make it past the night We had a choice We chose wealth And prayed that everything would be OK Send your hopes into the sky In a prayer no one hears See the idols you have made Wire bones and iron skin How hurt Eden has become You made your bed, now you die in it This is on all of us Our home our burden So face the fear and indifference And we will strive for a better world
4.
05:05
With a slice and the pulling of flesh We tear out everything that's unfit To place you neatly inside a little box That has our face on the outside The cracks of worry creeping from your eyes Betrays the loneliness you have to hide And the weight of a desperation That crawls inside Under layers of thin porcelain Caked with paint by strict instruction Is a smile warped by scarring skin Pulled taught with all your effort Not the same as us The cracks of worry creeping from your eyes Betrays the loneliness you have to hide And the weight of a desperation That crawls inside (Shattering) What is left when it washes away (Shattering) Face the truth as the colours run (Shattering) Whose reflection are you looking for (Shattering) Is it worth the pain to be rid of yourself Rid of yourself Rid of your self You are denied all that you love For your desire to become whole You are denied all that you want For wishing to be like we are With a slip of the knife We’re reaching inside We cut out the best of you The best of you The cracks of worry creeping from your eyes Betrays the loneliness you have to hide And the weight of a desperation That crawls inside (Shattering) What is left when it washes away (Shattering) Face the truth as the colours run (Shattering) Whose reflection are you looking for (Shattering) Is it worth the pain to be rid of yourself
5.
Stepping into the cold waves Feeling them lap at your feet Numb to the rising tide You don't even know what it means Inching your way from the shore Dead set on something beyond your reach Pushing against common sense As the water is rising You feel nothing and hear only what you want you hear You fear nothing beyond the idea that you will fail (Step off) the pedestal you made of anger (Lay down) the hatchet that you bear there's no-one here (To fight) for dominance or your survival (Beware) this force that drags you in, deep underneath your skin The line you cross is never drawn in the sand But the one deep inside A sheet of glass that shatters by your own hand Leaving the scars of regret So this is the path that you crave Your pale behemoth to conquer Your limbs to lose, your vessel to sink A creature you built with the flesh And bones you stole from hallowed ground A monster to bleed for your fear and greed The water is up to your chest Swirling around your limbs You're pushing against the weight Not understanding why it pushes back So fight on soldier Until the surface is over your head Will you kick your feet and gasp for breath For the river runs deep So this is the path that you crave Your pale behemoth to conquer (Step off) the pedestal you made of anger (Lay down) the hatchet that you bear there's no-one here (To fight) for dominance or your survival (Beware) this force that drags you in, deep underneath (Step off) the pedestal you made of anger (Lay down) the hatchet that you bear there's no-one here (To fight) for dominance or your survival (Beware) this force that drags you in, deep underneath your skin

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released May 4, 2018

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Metalcore band from Norway

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