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The Language Of Injury

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Track Name: New Covenant
Where, where did we go?
Disappointed but we can’t pretend that we had no warning
Finished, with nothing to show but
Satisfaction in the miscarriage of the poor performing

What would you know?

Where did we, where did we go?
What will we say, to those who came before us
And those who'll follow
Don’t look back, deny the ones that we held close
Be still and know that they’re the ones who love you most
Who love you most
Track Name: Impulse Crush
Companion
A passenger in the back seat
Fingertips brush your eyelids
A gift from the past is no present
When you’re sitting on your hands

Oh if you’re so tired why can’t you sleep at night?
Oh if you’re so lonely why is your jaw so tight?
Oh if you’re so afraid then why can’t you turn on the fucking light?
Turn it on
Turn on the light
Turn it on

Now i’m so illuminated

If you’re so bright, how don’t you know, how don’t you know?

A gift from the past is presentation
Affection is an affectation
Track Name: Secretspace
Born in a house
Made of broken bone
Deep in the foundations
Grow flowers between stone

This is for you and your shame
Please tell me was it fear that kept you here or was it just commiseration?
Divided by our pain
We are the sum of our mistakes
Stolen days, i’ll die as a debtor
Never good enough but you couldn’t do any better

Cold and careless
I swear i felt it once
Old but endless
I live a life unloved

I swear i felt it once
Track Name: Slow Negative Order
Never again, never, never again
Am i buried in the black of a name
How can you say this is punishment for my crimes?
How can i justify

Waiting for the feeling
Pinned down by your expectation
Sacrificing being
Myself a little more
Watch you disappearing
Wanting you to take me with you
Smile if you can hear me say i
Wasted it all on you

(Time slowly betrays
And now i take what i’m owed)

Time slowly betrays, it betrays every one of us
And now i take what i’m owed, now i take what i'm owed
Oh god it feels like so long ago
Time slowly betrays, has nobody told you, has nobody told you?
I never did enough and now it’s time
To make me part with yours and mine

Never again, never, never again
Am i buried in the black of a name
How can you say this is punishment for my crimes?

Oh god i’ve wasted it all on you
Oh god i’ve wasted
It all on you
Track Name: The Language Of Injury
Clear the air

I try to stay awake
So i know what i missed
Suspended in
Exhaustion that sleep can’t fix

Nights are getting longer
But light creeps through the cracks
Remembering
Hearing everything i lack

I lost my left hand to the right
Everything that was right left me again

Nothing you say moves me
Alpha waves and centuries
Years and years of feeding your
Dependance on vocabulary

Only when i’m sleeping

Does it sound like leaving?
Exiting the one way in
I know you find meaning in
Verbalising the verboten

Only when i’m sleeping

Does it sound like leaving?

I made sound
But what do you have to say now?

Clear the air
(Nothing you say moves me
You’re not what you said you’d be)
Track Name: CLSR
The closer i get to you the
Farther
You are

You’ve been running for so long do you
Remember
What from?

It’s not like us to commit to a
Formal
Submission

The closer i get to you the farther away you go
The pavements overflowed
When they knew we were trying to get home
You are the raindrops on the glaze
But i don’t cry much these days
You are the mist before the dawn
But i don’t wake up early anymore

Closer
Get closer

The pavements overflowed
We held our hands up high
Reconstituted safety
For those you left behind

The closer i get
Closer
Track Name: Youth Vs Wisdom
The dust gets heavier
I’m digging for treasure

One foot in the grave is
Worth two in the nether

Cut the rose at the hilt
Bludgeon all that we built

Your time’s running out
And the birds fly the field
The birds fly the field
They’ll get you in the end
But i’m not here to make friends

I’m not here to make friends
Dead leaves are cut to make room
I’m not here to make friends
The weak survived by the few
Track Name: Gilt
I am not what you had
I am not what i am

You tried but now you’re on your own
Nothing can stop me coming home

You find a light so bright it blinds you
Remain unconscious to the sound

So glad it turned out to be mutually beneficial
We put each other in the ground
Sever connections, cut that thread
Stand up and leave the dying to the dead

You tried, you’re on your own
Nothing stops me
Coming home
Nothing
Nothing stops me

You tried but now you’re on your own
Nothing can stop me coming home
So glad it turned out to be mutually beneficial
We put each other in the ground
In the ground
In the
Ground
Track Name: Better Abuse
And now i find myself nailed to the floor
Cover my eyes
Shield me from the walls

I just wanted to say
It's not the end unless you leave it this way
I've seen what happens in the rain
The cold and grey
The insignificant

And when i turn to face the day
Is this letting go
Is this fading away...

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