From Soil To Shale

by Dogs of Winter

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1.
04:01
Well… If time was on our side We'd button up and ride No point in running back to you The clutch could quickly disengage Look back to our better days And coast for miles and miles and miles This just keeps getting easier Still haven't found it It just keeps getting easier Close… But lonely now and then It's more what we intend Than what we act or say or do Ignorant and out of touch With new eyes it’s plain to see That I still haven’t seen enough This just keeps getting easier Still haven't found it It just keeps getting easier After all, we’re so indebted to you
2.
02:52
We got a reaction from you Despite all our fears and contradictions It's such a small thing in retrospect The harder we try, the harder it gets Excommunicated Anathema from thee Set aside by the altar And left to bleed Their promises lead you astray Down this long road of blasphemy The time's arrived, the die is cast The more you have learned, the more you transgress Excommunicated Anathema from thee Set aside by the altar And left to bleed The executioner is waiting To hear your reprieve How can you forsake All that you've come to believe?
3.
01:23
Sorry I'm medicated Sorry the debt's been paid I'm trying to walk this walk all on my own Ghost in the machine Most times it takes awhile Most times it's worth the ride Would you trust me if I trust you one more time Ghost in the machine
4.
03:29
Hello - We've met before I know your name I know the lock on your front door Well don’t you look so surprised There’s no attention to detail, is there? There’s no one left to disguise Look me up and down, do you recognize something? Look me up and down in this familiar skin What they suspect, they'll never know There ain’t much further down to go What a lovely home... As you are - As you were - As I'll be You know there’s nothing left So stop thinking there’s a way to escape this There’s no hope for the best You never had an opinion There's more of you to corrupt A carbon copy of everything here There's nothing left to discuss Look me up and down, do you recognize something? Look me up and down in this familiar skin What they suspect, they'll never know There ain’t much further down to go What a lovely home... As you are - As you were - As I'll be
5.
We live deep inside of you - What do you know? About our existence We move forward and back and back into the red glow Making all your decisions We breathe Late at night we drive all the engines We control the defenses We few Devoted we are to service - What are you thinking? Show me Would you please show me Point it out for all of us to see And we want you - In your braindead infamy We work hand over fist to keep you alive A mission born of resistance We see in black and white, can't read the red line Color-blind and senseless We breathe Late at night we drive all the engines We control the defenses We few Devoted we are to service - What were you thinking? Show me Would you please show me Point it out for all of us to see And we want you To have a stake in everything Show me Would you please show me Point it out for all of us to see We fear That this falls On deaf ears
6.
Hold At arm's length Ohhh You think you're so superior A simple reminder Of what we could be Of what we used to be Reveals the surface Beneath the fold Fold Look again Underhanded Remember you're the one who threw the first stone A simple reminder Of what we could be Of what we used to be Reveals the surface Beneath the fold Hold At arm's length Ohhhh Remember you're the one who threw the first stone A simple reminder Of what we could be Of what we used to be Reveals the surface Beneath the fold The truth escapes us For what it's worth We all fall somewhere Beneath the fold
7.
Here's where it ends And it's closing in Do you deserve the sickness? Some people say it never shows Down in your throat Did you hear the burning bush? Well tell me how your fire grows From flesh to stone From flesh to stone You live a cursed existence The final trap has been set There's no one left I got a grim suggestion For something you ain't thought of yet From flesh to stone You've forgotten what you've known Forgotten what you've known Flesh to stone Everything, everything, everything begins before it ends Well I betrayed the gray ones Their faceless eyes can't help but see I'll set you free And you're a dim reflection Of what you wanted us to be One look will turn your flesh to stone You've forgotten what you've known Forgotten what you've known Flesh to stone Everything, everything, everything begins before it ends
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9.
The prettier they are The uglier they behave Make you feel alive Inside an early grave Clawing at the ceiling Dead ringer for a rat in a cage Spinning wheel is stealing The promises you’ve made One shot One kill The safety off The sights aligned Wait till you see The whites of her eyes A puncture of the skin Grants the greatest gift of life And all that lies within returns to dust in hollow eyes All too obvious without the daylight Metamorphosis into the reviled Hunting, unburying, blessing, crossing and cursing And sharpening holy silver shaped by fire. One shot One kill The safety off The sights aligned Wait till you see The whites of her eyes It’s not the last time we’ll come looking for you It’s not the last time we’ll come looking for you By this time tomorrow, you’re gonna be climbing the walls and hiding under the floor Praying maybe by god you'll get lucky And if we find you at all we’ll show you some kind of Mercy

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lyrics by Ryan Dowd and Brian Grosz
music by Dogs of Winter

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released May 12, 2009

Ryan Dowd - bass, vocals
Brian Grosz - guitar, vocals
Dave Valle - drums

engineered by Keith "Touch" Saunders
mixed by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio, Brooklyn
mastered by Nick Zampiello, New Alliance East, Boston

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