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Recorded Live at Oblivion Studios

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released September 27, 2016

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80's influenced hardcore / crossover from Washington DC

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Track Name: Once Disrespected
SHOT DOWN, INSIDE!

PISSED OFF AND FACING HIS TORMENT
HE NEGLECTS TO BE WISE
IN OVER HIS HEAD, “IS THIS WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?”
I SEE THE PAIN IN YOUR EYES
NO TIME FOR HOPE, HE NEEDS SOMETHING TO HOLD
THAT WON’T BRING HIS DEMISE

LOCKED! LOADED!
PULL IT, SLOWLY
SHOT DOWN, INSIDE!

‘TILL YOUR TIME IS UP YOU DON’T GIVE A FUCK
GO PISS ALL YOUR TEARS AWAY
SUBJECT TO TORMENT, EMBRACE AND REPENT
I’M WATCHING YOUR SOUL DECAY

ONCE DISRESPECTED, REJECTED
YOU JUST FALL OUT OF LINE
VIOLENT MEMORIES OF A LIFE UNKIND
AS YOU REFLECT AND REWIND
CHOOSE NOT TO COPE, HANG THAT HOPE ON A ROPE
GO AHEAD CLOSE YOUR EYES

LOCKED! LOADED!
SQUEEZE IT, SLOWLY
SHOT DOWN, INSIDE!

MEMORIES ERASED, WHAT IS THIS PLACE
STARTING TO CRUMBLE DOWN?
ANOTHER DISGRACE, THE LOOK ON YOUR FACE
I SEE YOU’RE IN TROUBLE NOW

HIT ‘EM LIKE A HARD BAT
WHEN THEY COME AS PREY, EACH TIME I’LL SAY,
“EVERYBODY FALL BACK”
IF YOU’RE CROSSING THE LINE, IT’S YOUR LIKE OR MINE
THEY’LL PUSH YOU ‘TILL YOU’RE UPSET
WITH BLOODSHOT EYES, RAGE AND DESPISE
YOU BETTER TAKE A STEP BACK
THIS WARNING OF MINE EXPIRES WITH TIME
Track Name: Raging Focus / Hated With Respect
IT’S HARD TO TELL WHO’S PLAYING GAMES WITH ME
I’VE NEVER BEEN ONE WITH MUCH LUCK…
WITH MUCH LUCK POLITICALLY

I TRY TO KEEP UP, BUT IT’S SO HARD WITH THIS WEIGHT THAT I DRAG
YOU AND YOUR KIND ALWAYS LET PEOPLE LIKE ME HOLD THE BAG

THERE’S A DOG AT MY BACK THAT I JUST CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND
I’VE GONE THROUGH MY WHOLE LIFE WITH SO MUCH ANGER INSIDE
BUT WITH AGE I BRING MY RAGE IN FOCUS
LENS THE LIGHT TO SPARK THE FUSE THAT SETS OFF THE EXPLOSIVE

I NEVER BACK DOWN IN THE RIGHT WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE
AND I’M ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF
BUT CAN’T STAY ON GUARD FOR EVERY SECOND OF MY LIFE
AROUND THE WRONG CROWD SOMEONE’S ALWAYS SNEAKING UP BEHIND WITH A KNIFE
AND PLANNING MY END

LOST IN FOCUS WHILE THE TRAITORS SURROUND
CLAWING AT WHAT IN MY SELF I HAVE FOUND
TARGETED BY THE KINGS WITHOUT CROWNS
DEFENSELESS UNTIL THEY MAKE A SOUND

IT’S AN EYE FOR IN THIS WORLD
I’VE SEEN A TOOTH GO FOR TWO
WHO WILL BE LEFT SMILING AFTER THIS, MY FRIEND?
WILL IT BE YOU?
I’VE LIVED A LIFELONG STUDENT OF TACTICS THE DANGEROUS USE
IF THAT KNIFE YOU POINT GETS TURNED AROUND IT JUST MIGHT RUN YOU THROUGH

FAILURE
CONQUEST
HATRED
AND RESPECT

LIFE IS FULL OF FAILURES, CONQUESTS, HATRED, AND RESPECT
WILL THIS BE A FAILURE OR CONQUEST?
I CHOOSE TO LIVE HATED WITH RESPECT
Track Name: Stake My Claim
HIDE YOURSELF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD
“HAS IT COME DOWN TO THIS?”
SEE YOURSELF DOWNTRODDEN AND BURNED
WITH MINDLESS BULLSHIT

I’M AT WAR WITH THE ENTIRE WORLD
AND I JUST CAN’T FAKE IT
UNINSPIRED WITH THE LIES I’VE BEEN TOLD
AND I JUST CAN’T SHAKE THIS

LISTEN UP! YOU DENY WHAT YOU SEE
FEEL LIKE GIVING UP ALL THE TIME
WHO GIVES A FUCK IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
YOU’RE JUST GIVING UP WASTING TIME

NO ONE’S WITH YOU, SILENCES IS HEARD
IT’S LIKE NO ONE SEES YOU
YOU’RE BLURRED

I AM HERE TO STAKE MY CLAIM
I REALIZE THE TRUTH
WHEN NOTHING EVER LOOKS RIGHT
NOTHING EVER FEELS RIGHT
I’M NOT HERE TO MASK THE PAIN
EXPOSE THE LIES WITH TRUTH
WHEN NOTHING EVER LOOKS RIGHT
NOTHING EVER FEELS RIGHT
Track Name: Push Against
NOT MADE TO LIVE AND DIE FOR THEIR APPROVAL!

THE FIRST CURSE WE FACE FROM WHEN WE START THE PATH WE WALK
WE LEARN AS WE IMITATE
YOUNG ONES FORMING THE WORDS TO TALK
BUT THE MINDSET OF A CHILD SOME OF US WILL CARRY FOR LIFE
YOU CAN FIND YOURSELF EXILED
AND TO BE CUT OFF WITH A KNIFE

IT’S TRUE, HAVE YOU SEEN IT HAPPEN TO YOU?
SOME SAY, THEY SAY THERE’S NOTHING WE CAN DO
BUT I CAN MAKE UP MY ONE MIND
CAN YOU LET YOURS CARRY YOU THROUGH?
LEAVE THE FOLLOWERS BEHIND AND WE’LL LET TIME TELL IF THEY GET A CLUE

WE ALL PAY A PRICE WHEN WE FORGE OUR OWN PATH
INDOCTRINATED TREAT IT AS A VICE AND LOOK FOR WAYS TO WRITE OUR EPITAPH
SO KEEP THE DISTANCE LONG FROM THOSE BLADES AIMED AT YOUR NECK
BUT, KNOW THE BEST WAY TO BE STRONG IS TO LEARN TO PUSH AGAINST A STACKED DECK

BECAUSE WE’RE BRINING THEM DOWN
AND THEN WE’LL CRASH DOWN ON THEM
IT’LL BE WELL DESERVED
BECAUSE WE’RE NOT MADE TO LIVE AND DIE FOR THEIR APPROVAL

TELL THEM “I’LL BRING YOU DOWN”
“AND THEN I’LL CRASH DOWN ON YOU”
“AND YOU’LL BE MADE TO DESERVE”
“BECAUSE I’M NOT MADE TO LIVE AND DIE FOR YOUR APPROVAL”

MINDSET OF A CHILD
YOU WILL NEVER GET BY
IT’S DO OR DIE
LOST FOR WORDS AND TIME

THEY LOOK AT YOU WITH THAT FACE YOU DESPISE
TOO BLIND TO SEE ALL THE RAGE IN YOUR EYES
DEAD IN THE STREETS, A CASUALTY OF THEIR CRIMES
FOR ALL TO SEE, THE MEMORIES OF YOUR LIFE!