A Darkness Surrounds Him

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Song about toxic masculinity and how misogyny is all of our problems. We have to do better. We have to unlearn all the bullshit that we've been programmed with.

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The mask that you live in
Will be the prison where you die
Choking on broken teeth
As rotten as your life
You are every unwanted word
You are every set of eyes
The mask that you live in
Will be the prison where you die
The stench of fear,
The heat of baited breath
and frozen screams
There is no prayer
There is no hope or grace
Just lessons taught by
Hands of strange men
The way home
Is so far
Because of us
Carve out the lies
rip out the spoiled meat
and rancid hearts
There is no cure
We are the rotting flesh
Just cancer grown inside of
kings and saviors
Her way home
Is so long
Because of us
Are we etched into silence
Underneath these stones
Because we are not this body
We are not these bones.
Because we are not this body
We are not these bones.
The mask that you live in
Will be the prison where you die
Choking on broken teeth
As rotten as your life
You are every unwanted word
You are every set of eyes
The mask that you live in
Will be the prison where you die

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from DEMO 2017, released March 11, 2017

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Empty Ritual Asheville, North Carolina

Steve-Vocals
Matt-Guitar
Dave-Drums
Mark-Guitar
Jacob-Bass

Demo cassette available 3/24/17 from Bitter Melody Records.

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