Lessons from Defeat

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released October 27, 2016

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Track Name: Blood And Tears (Make For Good TV)
Sit down, strike a pose
like it's good times all the time
anyhow anywhere

Live fast, die young
party 'till your head falls off
and sit back in your chair

Fuck up 'cause it's fun
the bottom is the safest place
for a young man to be

Hate everyone,
makes it so much easier
to stand your own reflection

The ones who say they got nothing to lose
are often times the ones with something to prove
but once you started stepping onto the wire
you're bound to fall, time and time again

Be though, be strong,
be the first one in the line
and on top of the game

Be right, never wrong
unfailing and impeccable
don't put your family to shame

Be a model, be a stud,
a rockstar and a prodigy,
be a golden god

But slip once, and you will fall
from grace into depravity
Nobody wants damaged goods

The ones who say they got nothing to lose
are often times the ones with something to prove
But watch your back feel the hypocrisy
Cause blood and tears make for the best TV, you see

You can not forget what they were saying,
cannot get it out of your head

The ones who say they got nothing to lose
are often times the ones with something to prove
But watch your back feel the hypocrisy
Cause blood and tears make for the best Tv, you see
Track Name: A History Of Violence
Born to hunt and born to kill
you built a dagger out of stone
The willow bends beneath your will
You built the fire on your own

Rise above and take the crown
it's your time to rise and shine
King Animal without a doubt
but who is next, next in line

You built a dagger out of stone
You built the fire on your own
You built the gun around the drum
You sounded it and called to arms

But there ain't no one left to fight
except for the stranger on the other side
take his money take his wife
take his country, take his life

Rise above and take the crown
it's your time to rise and shine
King Animal without a doubt
but who is next, next in line
Track Name: Low
I, I've been pretty much all around
Been down in a place, yeah a pretty dead space
Where the hearts and the hopes and the guards were dropped to the ground

And you,
been telling me all the time
There's no luck in the world but the smile of a girl
Right before she goes down on your petty little love pistol


Racing around, trouble bound
I'm steering towards the edge
Hiding low, but then, blow by blow
I come out on top again

But I, I turned my luck around
Said if I'm gonna be a fuck up I'm
gonna be the baddest motherfucker here in this world and beyond
So I, I set fire to the night
cause when your down in the haze the power of the blaze
will replace everything that ever held you down

Racing around, trouble bound
I'm steering towards the edge
Laying low, but then, blow by blow
I come out on top again
Cause in the night
A torch shines brighter than the sun


So get Low
Real Low Down
To feel the lightness of
the air above you
To get Low
Real Low

You have to become what you never
thought you could

Racing around, trouble bound
I'm steering towards the edge

Laying low, but then, blow by blow
I come out on top again
Cause in the night
A torch shines brighter than the sun

You cant get at me im a shadow in the night
cant get me I'm the catcher in the rye
cant get me, here's a promise I will keep
cant get me I will haunt you in your sleep
Track Name: Dressed For Fun
They're screaming empty words
into an empty concrete jungle
and they are dressed for fun, dressed for fun
going slowly down the drain while
getting ready for the rumble
can I have some, now get me some

By the desperation in their eyes
I can tell they believe in their own lies
that they love each other oh so much
kiss kiss bye bye we'll stay in touch

They're screaming empty words
into an empty concrete jungle
and they are dressed for fun, dressed for fun
Admiring one another's bigwig chic
and taking diet tips from an anorectic
the world is here to be their slave
they're the shiny pretender brigade

But by the snootiness in their eyes
I can tell they believe in their own lies
modelled after their god's design
they think that everything is fine
but nothing, nothing could be further from the truth
man is a wolf to man and they are wearing blood red shoes
Track Name: Vienna, TX
Do you remember when
bricks shattering glass
was just a laugh to us?

A swirling haze I was appalled
I was amazed
by our recklessness

And I thought that I could run,
wherever you may walk
But little, did I know
Bout where you'd want to go

The kids all want to play with fire
cause their only desire is to burn
But every candle, will eventually burn down

Just strip away your armor
and the crimson veil
and what you'll find

is that fighting every war abroad
has never saved a man
from what awaits back home

And I thought that I could run,
wherever you may walk
But little, did I know
Bout where you'd want to go

The kids all want to play with fire
cause their only desire is to burn
But every candle, will eventually wear down

Kids all wanna play with fire
cause the raging blaze and the burning flame
is everything they know
searching for enlightenment
they're wasting every precious breath
for the faintest glow

The kids all want to play with fire
cause their only desire is to burn
But slowly they turn houses into pyres
Track Name: The Brood
There’s something inside you
A strange parasite
a spider that wants to be fed
and you caught like a fly in its web

Breathing without air
an odd feeling in your womb
Each every vial contains
Self-directed violence

And in the night, alone again
The Brood awakens
clawing at you with shaking hands
a hunger in their veins

How are you gonna face it?
Stoned in an incubator
or crawling on the ceiling

Cold Turkey, baby

And in the night, alone again
The Brood awakens
clawing at you with shaking hands
a hunger in their veins

Cold Turkey, baby
Track Name: ACK
Whatever you wanna sell me
I just wont buy it

And whatever you wanna tell me
I just don't buy it

Believe it or not I'll decide on my own
when I wanna sell my soul
And if I'm gonna get lied to
I'll watch TV at home

Suits me fine, you know revenge is best served cold
Look into the void, I'll tell you everything you need to know
About TV sets, Russian roulette, the government, Kampffighter Jets
Feel the cold. I'll tell you everything you need to know

So whatever hero you'll show me
I won't admire them
I'm so sick and tired of your
get rich or die trying

Believe it or not I'll decide on my own
when I wanna sell my soul
And if I'm gonna get lied to
I'll watch TV at home

Suits me fine, you know revenge is best served cold
Look into the void, I'll tell you everything you need to know
About TV sets, Russian roulette, the government, Kampffighter Jets
Feel the cold. I'll tell you everything you need to know
Track Name: Truth With A Capital T
Erase black and white
from your mind
In a sea of grey there's no colour at all

They say the one eyed man he leads the blind
but when there's nothing to see he's again their equal

And now Athena tears a hole in me
Her arrows Truth with a Capital T
how can she see what I cant see
why can she be what I cant be?
And though I'm not the one to question her thoughts an her motives
I'm beyond repair
She tells me that all of my life is just one shady ocean
without a sign of land

You say that your friends and your loved ones
they will never leave you
but something's wrong, and they can all feel it.

You say that these things they don't matter
to the lucky and the braindead
but a fear is rising and you can not hide it

Athena tears a hole in me
Her arrows Truth with a Capital T
how can she see what I cant see
why can she be what I cant be?
And though I'm not the one to question her thoughts an her motives
I'm beyond repair
She tells me that all of my life is just one shady ocean
without a sign of land
Track Name: Poor Man's Fall from Grace
Silver Spoon, Golden Cage

the faint taste of iron

A leading man born and raised
love and admired

Though your halo softens the blow
I couldn't help but notice
That you're not feeling so well no more
or do you darling?

It always
Yeah it always

It always hits you when you're beaten anyway
second guesses are the poor man's fall from grace
and although it's hard you must have felt, and known it all along
That there are better ones, than you

Take the leap, cut them wires
from the life that holds you
see it flash right before your eyes
in a way that no one told you
Do you now feel ashamed do you really?
Do you still feel safe, do you really?


It always
Yeah it always


It always hits you when you're beaten anyway
second guesses are the poor man's fall from grace
and although it's hard you must have felt, and known it all along
That even you're second, to someone


When you were just a little kid
your mama taught you to be good
to work hard and to do right and to
pray like everyone should


but soon you learned
what you feared most, that you ain't nothing but a ghost
you put your theory to the test
and learned that you were just like all the rest
Track Name: Lessons from Defeat
Dig down, deep down in the muck and mire
It's there It's yours your utmost desire
Look close, closer yet rub your nose in it
there's lessons to be learned from defeat

So don't run don't hide it's long past those times
What you want only a broken man can find
stand up look straight and then stride by stride
Give in, give up, and swallow down your pride

Break the ties

There's so much more to gain on the losing side
leave the light,
you mistake conceit for self respect and pride

Being right is so common place in a complacent life
to really shine you gotta fail harder, a little harder every time


You gotta learn how to love and embrace it
or else the pain will leave its marks every time x2

Don't run don't hide its long past those times
What you want only a beaten man can find
stand up look straight stride by stride
Give in give up, and swallow down your pride

Break the ties

There's so much more to gain on the losing side
leave the light,
you mistake conceit for self respect and pride

Being right is so common place in a complacent life
To really shine you got to fail harder, a little harder every time