Zealots

by The Shy Retirer

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special thank yous to family, KH, AJ, KM, AB, IY, AS, JF, KH, OL, LR, IL, TR, BKD, and JRL.

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released 12 February 2013

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Track Name: Charred Ashes
There's a way coming, there's a war coming!
Amongst ourselves, amongst ourselves
Blood will be shed, our blood will be shed
Between ourselves, between ourselves

There's a war coming, there's a war coming!
Amongst themselves, amongst themselves
Blood will be shed, their blood will be shed
Between themselves, between themselves

How will we be prepared?
What all will be shared?
Who will be running scared?
Who all will be spared?

What will be their plan of attack?
How will we fight back?
What will be our plan of attack?
How will they fight back?

Everyone will not flee from the torment inflicted
The damage will be immense and unprecedented
Not much will remain, there will be great pain
Not much will remain, there will be great pain

Not much will remain, there'll be charred ashes
Not much will remain, there'll be charred ashes

Not much will remain
Not much will remain
There'll be charred ashes
There'll be charred ashes.
Track Name: Brash
Fanaticism lingering behind
What is morally reprehensible?

Fanaticism lingering behind
What is morally reprehensible?

Fanaticism lingering behind
What is morally reprehensible?

What is logically reprehensible?

Why must you act brash to prove a point?
You shouldn't be so daft when you've power to anoint
If you want to send a message, send one less radical that gives you leverage
If you want to send a message, send one less radical that gives you leverage

You've done something that's quite despicable
Why do you respond in ways so incorrigible
Nothing that you do or say makes any goddamn sense
At the rate you're going, we'll pay your recompense

Never taking the time to map out your actions
Always putting aside what can gain you traction
What solely matters is what legitimacy's accrued
And it doesn't matter if anything's false or construed

Every decision is so cruel
Every decision paints you a tool
Every decision is so cruel
Every decision paints you a tool

Why must you act brash to prove a point?
You shouldn't be so daft when you've power to anoint
If you want to send a message, send one less radical that gives you leverage
If you want to send a message, send one less radical that gives you leverage

Why must you act brash to prove a point?
(Why must you so?)
You shouldn't be so daft when you've power to anoint
(No, no, no)
If you want to send a message, send one less radical that gives you leverage
If you want to send a message, send one less radical that gives you leverage
Track Name: Enemies of the State
Verbal persistence
Bane of existence
Challenging ignorance with insolence

We'll take it to the streets
And preach and preach and preach
Our cause will be heard until it's bequeathed

We're seen as a threat to security
And we're seen as the barons of impurity
Yet we don't mean to cause any harm
We don't mean to cause an alarm

As we proceed to propagate
And we proceed to demonstrate
People will label us mongers of hate

They'll call us slanderous names
Setting out to shame and blame
In their debates, they'll call us enemies of the state

As we proceed to propagate
And we proceed to demonstrate
People will label us mongers of hate

They'll call us slanderous names
Setting out to shame and blame
In their debates, they'll call us enemies of the state

There sets an obligation, for frequent abdication
There sets an obligation, for frequent abdication
There sets an obligation, for frequent abdication
There sets an obligation, for frequent abdication

There sets an obligation, for frequent abdication
There sets an obligation, for frequent abdication

As we proceed to propagate
And we proceed to demonstrate
People will label us mongers of hate

They'll call us slanderous names
Setting out to shame and blame
In their debates, they'll call us enemies of the state

As we proceed to propagate
And we proceed to demonstrate
People will label us mongers of hate

They'll call us slanderous names
Setting out to shame and blame
In their debates, they'll call us enemies of the state

They will call us enemies of the state, they will call us enemies of the state

They will call us enemies of the state, they will call us enemies of the state

They will call us enemies of the state, they will call us enemies of the state

Denigrated as terrorists
Even though we're simply rationalists
We're made out to be like monsters
From the mouths of true hate mongers

Classified as extremists
Even when our words are endemic
If they want to see what we're made of,
They shall see what we're made of...
Track Name: Waste Alive
Above the surface we've toiled
Spreads toxicity maliciously beneath our foils
Growing and growing without most of us knowing
And showing no signs of stopping or showing

Above the surface we've toiled
Spreads toxicity maliciously beneath our foils
Growing and growing without most of us knowing
And showing no signs of stopping or showing

It's a secondary prospect
From a sedentary process
It will go to waste

Shaped by present and past confusion
Altered and weak from vast collusion
It will go to waste

Above the surface we've toiled
Spreads toxicity maliciously beneath our foils
Growing and growing without most of us knowing
And showing no signs of stopping or showing

Above the surface we've toiled
Spreads toxicity maliciously beneath our foils
Growing and growing without most of us knowing
And showing no signs of stopping or showing

To make amends to end the ends upon ends
We'll have to reconcile and pay our tithe
Or so it may seem

To make amends to end the ends upon ends
We'll have to reconcile and pay our tithe
Or so it may seem

It's going nowhere
Yet it will go to waste too soon

When we're least expecting it,
It'll take the reigns and punish us
And we'll only respond in utter silence

When we're least expecting it,
It'll take the reigns and punish us
And we'll only respond in utter silence

Salvaged for years and years
Then consumed to engineer
It will wither away and bring forth our worst fears

Salvaged for years and years
Then consumed to engineer
It will wither away and bring forth our worst fears
Track Name: Nomads
How many times will we be forced out?
And how many times will we be beat down?

All for speaking and expressing our beliefs and thoughts
In the most innocuous way possible
What did we ever do to deserve any of this?
What did we ever do to deserve any of this?

We can rally and complain, but our words will go unheard
At the end of the day, only our peace will be disturbed
People won't care whether or not we starve to death
And they won't care if we're face down and out of breath

Don't we have a right to shield ourselves
From the brutalities that reveal themselves
They want for us to leave and abandon our homes
And they won't give us anything or leave us alone

It always seems that we're merely just slaves
Put on this Earth, we'll just live to be in graves
What little freedom granted is just a farce
That slowly yet surely will just fall apart

What we'll have left is none
Nothing at all
What we'll have left is none
Nothing at all

We shouldn't endure the marks and brut of intolerance
All because we have a lack of opulence
We don't deserve to be treated as subhuman
We don't deserve to be treated as subhuman

We don't deserve to be treated as subhuman
We don't deserve to be treated as subhuman

Now we are all on our own
Through these roads, deserts, and fields we roam
Caravans holding scraps we've collected
Caravans holding relics we've protected

If we hunger, we still can't go back
If we get sick, we still can't go back

Out here as nomads,
No one will save us

Out here as nomads,
No one will save us

Out here as nomads,
No one will save us.
Track Name: Spiral of Silence
Silence
When we speak
You're silenced
When you speak
Out against the caliphate
And out against the empire

Decreed debasement
Strangle your placement
Further estrangement
Furthered estrangement

Dissent towards opinion will earn you a just lash or two
And there's little that you can change or ever really do
As you've spoken, you will be made an example of
You will be held down and made sure that you can't get up

We will make you bleed
We will make you see
We won't let you leave
Before we make you plead

We'll brand you with cuts and scratches
We'll brand you with cuts and scratches
We'll brand you with cuts and scratches
We'll brand you with cuts and scratches

Your sentence is paramount
We're concise to carry out it a fair amount, a fair amount
You and everyone else that has grossly spoken out
Will be executed, exiled, or routinely driven out
No need for outliers, no need for philistines
We will reign pristine, we will rule supreme
Every citizen quick and swiftly will fall in line
And those who disobey will pay their fine

There will be silence, there will be silence
Or there'll be punishment, there'll be punishments
There'll be adherence, there'll be adherence
Or there'll be banishment, there'll be banishments

There will be silence, there will be silence
Or there'll be punishment, there'll be punishments
There'll be adherence, there'll be adherence
Or there'll be banishment, there'll be banishments
Track Name: Letter Two
I know what we have to do
Tonight, we must pull through

We'll set sail beside all this madness
And we'll prevail in the midst of havoc
Track Name: Set Sail
Outside in the wild
We'll make an escape
From the everyday perils
That hold us captive

We'll be free and feel alive
Just you and I

We can run and go far
And try to heal all of our scars
Together, we'll be as one
Under the moonlight and the sun

We'll leave our troubles behind
Be at peace and unwind
No matter distance or trail
Together, we'll set sail

We will set sail
We will set sail

We will set sail.
Track Name: Madness
You've set out to make sure everyone lays under stone
As the vastly numerous have made you feel alone
Wanting to enact precedent and set a different tone
You plan to shake up their temple and riddle their bones

Blind the masses fast with the ease of a flash or stun
And liberate them from behind the barrel of a gun
No need to weigh in the repercussions and then-some
At this point it's all over now that your work is done

Methods to madness and a madness to methods
Each premeditated step gets you closer to bliss
Methods to madness and a madness to methods
Each premeditated step gets you closer to bliss

But will it be worth it, will it be worth it
Will it be worth it, will it be worth it?
But will it be worth it, will it be worth it
Will it be worth it, will it be worth it?

Methods to madness and a madness to methods
Each premeditated step gets you closer to bliss
Methods to madness and a madness to methods
Each premeditated step gets you closer to bliss

But will it be worth it, will it be worth it
Will it be worth it, will it be worth it?
But will it be worth it, will it be worth it
Will it be worth it, will it be worth it?

Near anarchistic rebellion is what you hope comes through
From every act of your violence that such chaos ensues
Whether or not you live and die by your wrath,
You'll be labeled a monster and a crazed psychopath

Hands behind your head
As you gaze off into the aurora blessed sky
Appearing lost yet fulfilled
Within the compound of blood curdling cries

Within the compound of blood curdling cries

Within the compound of blood curdling cries.