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We Fail We Forget Feel the weight of the sky up there It's pushing down on the people below a small victory if you can stand up straight a small world if you walk the line We fail We forget ourselves our minds we fail We forget our strength our weaknesses Fell the touch of your first love you get the first chills it shakes your world apart nobody really loves you nobody really hates It's all in your head your questions are unanswered a grain of sand taken by the wind across the dry lands towards the open seas why do they leave us why do they pass away where is my first love please shake my world apart
Sanctuary 06:29
Sanctuary watch my corrosion you've never seen me act like this before nasty intentions I want you where you cannot fight back Cannot fight back Beats are repeating I see your hate but I just don't care tonight Burnt out like fever the colour of my mind is darker than you think darker than you think Come here and walk with me I'll be your sanctuary I will not stand in your way Come here and walk with me I'll be your sanctuary I will be more than a friend I'll take you to my loving home where voices will not torment you The hateful walls you'll climb with ease Your mind will fight off your disease
Hold me 04:11
Hold me Crawling over fences that was planted by the ones who hurt you trying to escape this mess but you are stuck here you are stuck here I would give you all I have but you wont take it anyway stubborn as a mule you sit there growing old growing cold Hold me tell me it's OK hold me tell me it's gone Hole me tell me it's OK Hole me and never let go Picking flowers in the desert for a lover left alone hunting for the one you cant reach wanting more wanting more beating up yourself wont matter hearts are cold and made of stone no amount of pain will cure you you're the clown you go down The lies they can keep they hurt they can burn the stories they told me just messed with my head I'm here for you now I'm sorry I left I hope you forgive me don't leave me for dead
Humanity/Equality Making a difference guiding the blind climbing the walls they built to hold you in only to find more obstructions Oh give me the strength to break them down Just give me the words and not the weapons I know I can do this I know I can reach the goal You know I'm a fighter You know I'm not letting go letting go Where do I find humanity Where do they hide equality We're trying to reach out only to fail So where do I find people who care Who are we to judge who is on their side I wish I could stop them I wish I had the strength We honor the dead While we piss on the living
"Hold your fire" One more day was wasted Counting bullet holes I escaped from your embrace unmistakeable disgrace Two more nights of anger counting craters on the moon I'd like to know your secrets I'd like to explore your dark side Hold your fire Hold your fire Moving boulders for you with my bare hands I'm trapped inside your evil a glance can trigger your hate I see a boy in your eyes I see a broken soul So gentle so forgiving no there is no fear in love no fear in love no fear in love One thousand words that cant be said one truth for all mankind one way to love one way to die One thousand fools will tell you lies
Suicide summer school You feel so lonely You heard them talking you hate yourself now are you the problem They froze you out mate They saw you suffer they should have stopped them Just come to me now I can help I can help I can Help I can help you I can help I can help I can Help cause' I can help you Suicide Summer School We can teach you what is true You scratch the surface to let the worms out I know it's nasty But you're the problem They took your childhood left you with strangers It didn't stop them they let you bleed out
The hired man You say fires burn in my eyes some say I destroy myself You tell me to keep on digging cause one day I will find what I need Magnifying glass's don't lie you told me they destroy the magic Some say luck will find her owner you told me to embrace the black cats the hired man I am the hired man Worn out feeling so used and dirty Sleep wont come to my rescue this time All these voices I are still so vivid I still hear them beg for dear life My face is still the same face you loved My sins are not worse than yours My death will not even raise an eyebrow My life was just a waste just like yours
Strong boys 03:43
"Strong Boys" Strong boys never tell their secrets Strong boys always shut their mouths Strong boys never fall for losers Strong boys always carry you home ...when you're too drunk to do stuff Strong boys Strong boys Strong boys never peak through key holes Strong boys always live to tell Strong boys really love their cars Strong boys always drive you home ...when you're too fucked up on all sorts of cheap shit you bought from that fucking hippie next door Strong boys Strong boys Strong boys dont care about your shit Strong boys really love their Mom's Strong boys always smell like feet Strong boys dont really dance that well ..and the DJ just put on "behind the wheel" you used to jump around to with that ugly idiot sister of yours who used to say all sorts of crap about me
Trash Talker 05:18
"Trash Talker" I head into the summer night fog where everyone's found and no one is lost the urge to block my recurring pain will fall on my skin like corrosive rain trash talker mind bender thought stalker first offender The Devil took my sins away one by one she flogged them out of me but purity dont make the man I need the dirt to complete my path My thoughts are hidden from the world My words are vultures hanging in the air My sadness overshadows your heart My demons hurt me more than you can ever hurt me
In fire on fire The reckless boys the heartbreak matters in ugly cars with broken daughters my fingers itch from too much scratching I feel the need I feel the coming of me in fire on fire in fire we're fire in fire on fire in fire we're fire Fire The truckstop whores my boys are horny the hunt for meat the search for bodies the smell of lust is sweet like honey you feel the need you feel me coming inside you in fire on fire in fire we're fire do you feel my fire in fire on fire in fire we're fire do you feel your fire c'mon c'mon c'mon
Unhuman Response We are born into this world without the fear of mankind walking through the Corridors avoiding all the cobwebs are we all corrupted by the monsters in our closets are the children really screaming to get your attention Unhuman response if you turn your back on pain you cannot see the carnage they're just here to watch you hurt the monsters will reward you all the time you've spent in fear is coming back to haunt you tortured souls will rip you up and tear the meat from your bones Unhuman response Honouring the life they gave us Honouring forgiveness is this world fit for humans is this world inhumane
I'm not the one don't waste your time on me it's too late why do these memories return when all I want do is make them fade away I cannot make it go away that first abuse was all it took to taint my soul Still blood stains I can see Still salty tears I taste though they was washed away a no still means the same the blame will stay with you no matter what you say I'm not the one you seek this boy is far to weak Just stay away from me I'm not for you - you see don't waste your time on me it's too late Why do I always walk away and hide behind the walls I built those years ago I'm running from a world a world that cannot see the pain I'm drowning in The things he did to me unspeakable and vile would anyone believe My mirror will reflect the shell I have become how do I end it all
The Dark Gates of Sundown A lonely soul watching from the dark hiding behind a dirty window The sounds echo in the alleys The cats seeks shelter from the wind A mother drags her little boy away from the playground His tears are hidden by the rain the other children stop and stare for a second (chorus) The dark gates of sundown the street lights turn on The dark gates of sundown the wet streets turn into mirrors The cold touch of a strangers hand you turn - but no one is there Too scared to search for the truth you need too proud to blame yourself
It doesn't hurt to hurt you down boy down you make me look pretty you make be feel dirty you slutty little fat boy give me the key to all your inhibitions all your inhibitions all your little dirty thoughts it doesn't hurt to hurt you to hurt to hurt you Feel boy feel I know you wanna do this I know you wanna fell this I know you want it bad now scream boy scream you know I will ignore you know I will destroy you know I wont let you go wont let you go wont let you go I wont let you go go go go go Down boy down you know that you deserve this you know you it will teach you to never cross that line again don't blame me for that all you couldn't handle for all you couldn't reach and all the shit you dump on everyone and everything and everyone one one one one two three four it doesn't hurt to hurt you to hurt to hurt you cause I enjoy to hurt you to hurt to hurt you to hurt
Extinction Protocol Hurt me lifeless the truth in my embrace become a stone a timeless task remembering a hurtful past become a bird a feathered angel I hatch them out like laughter on a cloudy day you come to me you let me hold you the help is here you let me dry your tears away no joy in pain no harm in comfort like falling bricks you shatter when you hit the ground No man is a saint to me please burn your double standards No man is a warrior please leave your weapons at the door



released March 15, 2014

Word and Music by Claus Larsen
except Extinction Protocol : Music - Decoded Feedback. Words - Claus Larsen
A very special and loving thanks to all the ultra talented people who helped with all the remixes - see you out there!!


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Been doing this since I was 14, and I'm going to continue until i drop dead. Thank's for your support!!!!


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