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released October 1, 2014

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Track Name: Fire
alone and unhappy in a place i love
it's like the smoke has blown away
i've thrown in the towel, i've put up the flag
this is my home, but i don't wanna stay.
but then...
it starts with a spark,
it's got all the emotion and all the heart.
and then...
it's off with a shot
the feeling, the power that goes for the gut!!
you gotta feed the fire!
feed the fire that burns!
you gotta feed the fire that burns a hole right through me
cause this shit still means everything!
convinced there's no way out
stuck in a hole, consumed with self-doubt
when i feel the fire that starts to ignite,
i'm back on my feet and back in the fight!
and then...
it starts with a spark,
it's got all the emotion and all the heart.
and then...
it's off with a shot
the feeling, the power that goes for the gut!!
you gotta feed the fire that burns
you gotta feed the fire that burns
you gotta feed the fire that burns
Track Name: Forward To Hell
just another novelty - forward into hell
just another fad - forward into hell
give me anger, give me hate - forward into hell
cause i must be just how you rate - forward into hell
shrug off and criticize us if you think you'll bring me down
but it's my blood, my love, and my life
and i won't be pushed around!
forward into hell! forward into hell!
push me, put me through hell - forward into hell
iron will that won't budge - forward into hell
go ahead and hold a grudge - forward into hell
this is my town, this is my keep - forward into hell
i've got the strength that never sleeps - forward into hell
shrug off and criticize us if you think you'll bring me down
but it's my blood, my love, and my life
and i won't be pushed around!
forward into hell! forward into hell!
push me, put me through hell - forward into hell
Track Name: Outcast
alone in my room, i'm barred from the world
i've chosen this prison to block me from yours
there's no need for acceptance, no need to be torn
no need to be welcomed then pushed out and scorned
no need for acceptance, no need to be torn
cause i'll stand on the outside, i will not conform!

back in reality they sneer and deface
but they're just the decor taking up space!

outcast outcast, out of reach out of line
outcast outcast, out of tune out of time
outcast outcast, avoided ignored
outcast outcast outcast outcast
i'd rather be an outcast!

content with resentment, rejected by choice
i'm wielding my own thoughts, i have my own voice

outcast outcast, out of reach out of line
outcast outcast, out of tune out of time
outcast outcast, avoided ignored
outcast outcast outcast outcast
i'd rather be an outcast...
and i know i'll outlast you!
Track Name: We Don't Need
shake my hand to make amends
watch the way your smile bends
sincerity, your middle name?
that's a trait you'd need to gain

we don't need, we don't need, we don't need
friends like you!

talking shit on your friends
guilty of what you condemn
get your courage through a screen
cause weak and fragile are what you've always been

we don't need, we don't need, we don't need
friends like you!

we don't need your petty arrogance
we don't need guidance on how to be god sent
we don't need for you to get a clue
because we don't need friends like you.
Track Name: Broken Spirit
young, dumb and juiced like an over-ripened fruit
former high school bigshot with far too much to prove
preyed on the weak because he knew he'd never lose
but when the tables finally turned more than his body was bruised

broken, broken spirit
pride gets real quiet when there's no one to hear it
broken, broken spirit
crippled his ego with no one to fear it

sore and ashamed when his true colors did show
arrogance subsides when he would take the final blow
pushed back to his thoughts, back when he was a star
but he made the wrong play and now he's spent hard!

broken, broken spirit
pride gets real quiet when there's no one to hear it
broken, broken spirit
crippled his ego with no one to fear it

and no, there's no way out
live through his days, wrought with self-doubt
and no, there's no way out
he'll live through his days...
Track Name: Call To Arms
the feeling isn't right and you've seen this before
the world's out to sea and you're stuck on the shore
the words get lost on the tip of your tongue
you can't find the answer but you're not the only one
the timing is right, but you've gotta act fast
to see a different future, and not the one in the past
and when the words get lost on the tip of your tongue
then let out the sirens, cause you're not the only one!

as friends, as brothers, we'll see things to the end.
as friends, as brothers, we'll show them where we stand.
it's a call to arms, a call to arms.
sound the alarm

when you can't find the meaning, when you lose all faith
when you're stuck in a rut, when you need the change
when the words get lost on the tip of your tongue
then let out the sirens, cause you're not the only one

as friends, as brothers, we'll see things to the end.
as friends, as brothers, we'll show them where we stand.
it's a call to arms, so sound the alarm
Track Name: The Truth
it's the truth, the truth, that sticks with you!
it's the truth, the truth, that sticks with you!
it's the truth, the truth, that sticks with you!
it's the truth, the truth, that sticks with you!
friends stand together, can't be ripped apart!
friends stand together, united at heart!
Track Name: We've Had It
do you ever wonder why?
why all the things you love all lay down and die?
when all the violence and all the hate
rear their heads and stare you in the face
in the very place you thought that meant so much
well tough...
you know this all too well.
and enough is enough is enough!
enough!!

there's plenty of people here so let's fight each other
we aren't friends so it doesn't matter
obsessed with our image and who we'll impress
cause it's all about us so fuck everyone else
just a fucking act gone right off the tracks
you say "well that's tough!"
i say enough is enough!
we've had enough... we've had it!

let's drink and fight for violence sake
we've got no release but just bones to break
just a fucking act gone right off the tracks
you say "well that's tough!"
i say enough is enough!
we've had enough... we've had it!
Track Name: Joke's On You
whatever happened to the simple things we shared?
when the music was the central point to the reason we're all here
but now it's just a bunch of laughs
and the joke's on you, the joke's on you
the punchline spits on a rejected past and the joke is on you.

joke's on you, joke's on you!
joke's on you, joke's on you!
joke's on you, joke's on you!
the joke is on you.

an army of outcasts, in need of escape
or sarcastic clowns pissing on our dreams?
consumer culture getting in on the gag
the nail in the coffin for the times we had.

joke's on you, joke's on you!
joke's on you, joke's on you!
joke's on you, joke's on you!
the joke is on you.

it's a loser pissing contest, a rally for king of the freaks
i can see the comedy straight and true
just remember that, that the joke is on you.
Track Name: What You Get
it's what you get, it's what you get.

i'm sorry you get screwed in the end
but that's just how it works
head held high when it was comin your way
but now you're face first in the dirt.

it's what you get, it's what you get.

i'm sorry things ended this way
but i just can't seem to care
pushing your problems on everyone else
then deserving of the lions share

it's what you get, it's what you get.

and if you want something more to break
and if you want something more to take
then don't bother coming looking my way
just do what you can to stay far away
Track Name: Time For War
played, betrayed, an all out war
since your convictions washed on my shore
telling other people exactly what to think
but your mind shuts off when your patience starts to shrink

constantly at war cause you never listen.
you won't listen, you don't listen, so stop!

control takes full advantage of your peers
scene police bring wartime fears
PC gestapo preaching solidarity
but all i see is a veteran of her own hypocrisy

constantly at war cause you never listen.
you won't listen, you don't listen, so stop!

tired of all the lies and petty bullshit too
and here's the breaking news:
not everyone thinks like you!
go and lock us up and throw away the key
convinced you'll live in "harmony"
away from types who would question you
red scare if they fit the shoe

better off dead, with what you see and what you said
"cause if they aren't like me off with their head!"
Track Name: Slow Burn
failure turns to suicide
just a pile of ash blowing far out in the sky
a slow burn that won't die out
because there is always a light
when there's confusion and doubt

and with all the fights i'll never win,
i'll find the strength to get up again.

watch the slow burn,
the smoke still fills my pride
watch the slow burn
cause some flames never die

when the fire dies out like sunset to dusk
laying waste to the spirit, leaving nothing but dust.