From Soil To Shale

by Dogs of Winter

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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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Track Name: Player Piano
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
Track Name: Anathema
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?
Track Name: Ghost
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
Track Name: As You Were
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
Track Name: Hand Over Fist
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
Track Name: Beneath the Fold
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
Track Name: Flesh to Stone
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
Track Name: One Shot One Kill
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