The Whip

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Memory fused in pain
And following some unpredicted circumstances
Name all that remains
Now pull him from the dark
And put him back together
Fighting over rights
To the man in the coffin
Bound to live a life
Programmed by those he once fought

They're rolling up his sleeves
Meeting his knees
Dreaming to soon and picking at old wounds
They're weighing up his soul
Forfeit control
Under guise of defence, ethics suspended

The son understands the six in his hands
As it dances
Weren't you the one who made it shine
As the lost the line up in the streets
Beg and plead
Dead or alive you're coming with me

Wolves, blood on your fangs
Fuel the engine of demand
I am consumed
See smoke rise from my moving tomb
Choked from the haze
Truth breaks the bonds of the slaves
Out for his own
Avenging the theft of his home

So touched to be here at the end
Repulsion of an insipid trend
Pulling his head from the sand
And teaching the homeless to stand
The makers can turn on their heels
Through nascent creations of steel
But greed proved them desperately wrong
Create beyond command

They hide behind their lies
They hide behind their smiles
They're not superstitious
They don't play with chances


from The Stranger, released April 21, 2017
Music - Kalen Austin
Lyrics - Thomas Frayne



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