I had someone request the lyrics for the new EP, From the Heart. So… I wrote them out. They can be found here on this post… as well as on the Bandcamp Album Release page for the EP.

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Before you go through the lyrics below, I just wanted to state that I personally feel that this EP isn’t lyrically written in a traditionalist song writing style. I guess that is due to the spoken word style that is sprinkled into the style of the music. But, that could just be me. I don’t know.

So… here are the lyrics for the EP.

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Fever Dreams

I had this dream once where I was standing on a mountain and I could see all the people living in the valley down below. It was like they were a rose put on top of a gravestone just waiting to be blown away. I was carried down to that great city below. It was on fire and no one could breathe. Not even me. That’s when I woke up in a hot sweat wondering why my house was a hundred degrees.

On top that mountain once again, this time no smoke and definitely no wind. Trees covered that city above the rooftops below. A memorial bouquet for that great tombstone.

It wasn’t until I woke up that I realized it meant the fire of Heaven. Just because God promised Noah doesn’t mean it wouldn’t happen again. This time the fire flames scorched the earth for the deeds it had done. And for the blasphemy of God’s only true begotten Son. It’s only a matter of time before it all goes down. Just like that great city, everything is going to come burning down. Repentance is the only cure for the fire to come. Repentance is for everyone. Not just for some.

I was carried down to that great city below. It was on fire and no one could breathe. Not even me. That’s when I woke up in a hot sweat wondering why my house was a hundred degrees.

On top that mountain once again, this time no smoke and definitely no wind. Trees covered that city above the rooftops below. A memorial bouquet for that great tombstone.

Let them Mock and Snicker

How can I pretend to know who You are when my life is saturated in the sin of presumptuous gratitude of Your saving grace? If we really cared that much we would put away our flaws and make righteousness our number one cause. But we don’t. Because, we’re too caught up in our own moral worth and the pity of thinking we’re not as bad as the people we don’t know. And yet, I’m just another nobody caught up in the crowd like everyone else.

None are worth, God. No, not one. Is there actually any light left in this world today Father, or is it just me to think that no one can see through the fog of our own denial toward the condition of this existence and the stain that we’ve caused on You’re wonderful creation, keeping us from seeing who You are?

Depart from me, for I never knew you will be the echoed cry of Christ at the multitude are passed by with their eagerness for the fleshpots of Egypt only three days after the exodus experience and the miracles seen by the naked eye. How quickly we forget. How quickly we will regret setting aside our first true love in an attempt to be satisfied in the here and now. What a shame… what a shame.

And on that Great day, if I’m not one of the lucky few, it would still be worth it just to see You if only for a moment. Just to catch that glimpse in Your eyes of eternity as the tears drop down Your cheek for having to see me leave by staying true to Your righteous judgment of justice. Others may mock me for saying I’m a fool of faith. But let them snicker. Because, all they will ever have is the here and now.

Ten Long Years

I’ve been sitting here for ten long years wondering where you’ve been and where I went wrong. If art was a canvas full of empty words plucked out at random like pretentious slurs I’d scream my lungs out for fear that you did not hear me wandering around in the darkness all alone. Save my soul… save my soul.

You said you’d be there. Even though I know that no one else seems to cares I long to see your face. Like Adam and Eve after they had to leave, I just want to come home. How much longer will I have to wait? How much longer will I have to wait? Save my soul… save my soul.

I threw my compass against the rock. Now it’s broke and I can’t get back. Like Peter when he stepped out the boat to walk on the waves. I just want to be brave. Going to trim my lamp and wait on the side of the road all alone.

Oh my God, what have I done to deserve the endless sea of epiphanies that always lead to grief? Part the seas of iniquity that I might see through a glass darkly. Spit in the mud and rub it in my eye that I might see past the lie that you weren’t enough. It’s always been about your love. Save my soul… save my soul.

Released a new song!!! Take a listen.

The single will be released on iTunes, Spotify, and Youtube soon. I am really excited about the new direction with this project. I hope you guys like it too.

Lyrically, this song is inspired by a few of the random adventures shared with my wife while the song title is an emphasis on the idea that there are many more adventures to come. To read the lyrics, click here.

After some major contemplation, I made a big decision for the project. I have decided to change directions with the project by focusing on writing and producing a post-hardcore, art-rock, indie-rock, spoken-word, style of music rather than the deathcore slam that I was working on.

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With that, I revamped the website and the bandcamp page with future releases in mind.

Now that I have the 6-string guitar, I already have a few songs finished that I am really proud of. I am going to work on finishing a 5 song release soon. The project has a very Listener meets MewithoutYou sound (in my opinion).

Right now, the site has my last full length posted for your listening pleasure.

It was a big decision, but I feel like it was the right direction.

Since the album is now officially on the table as a FREE DOWNLOAD on bandcamp, I thought I would post the lyrics here for those of you that care to give them a look see. The lyrics were a collaborative effort between me and the vocalist, Russell.

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Track 1: Always Been About Us All
I was the one who spit in his face. Gave him the sinner’s place.
I was the one who put him on the cross. I was the one drenched in the law.
I was the one who put him on a tree. I was the one at fault. But it was never about me.
I was the one he taught the way. I was the one he came to save. It was never about me.
I was the one he told to die. I was the one he brought new life.
Track 2: Blood Stricken Hands
Jesus Christ, slain from foundation. We are here Lord, waiting translation. By His great glory, we rejoice. Pray you hear His voice. Prove all things. Hold to which is good. Blessed are the undefiled. Walk in the law. His testament. His glory. I shall not die, but live. The God of the living. The resurrection.
He who justifies the wicked and condemns the just, will taste the wrath reserved for the harlot of lust.
By the grace of God’s son with blood stricken hands, the sacrifice was made. And my debt has been paid. And sealed by the blood of the Lamb. It is because of Him, we stand.
By His glory, we rejoice. Pray you can hear his voice.
Track 3: We Wept for Zion
Manifest in me, oh God a light unto this dying earth. Let me show them what you’re worth. If I honor myself, I honor nothing. I lift my hands unto the second coming. The firmament shows thy handiwork.
Creator of all earth and sky, and day and night. Cherubim and Seraphim were made to worship Him.
The rivers of Babylon. We sat down. We wept for Zion.
I cry, make haste. The glory of the kingdom, a high tower. Fortress so brilliant, it blossoms like a flower. Kill the deceiver. Rebuke the accuser. The bottomless pit will be his future.
Hallelujah. We praise you. You are King. My Lord, my God.
Descendants of Abraham, cry out the call.
Track 4: Rage and Regret
Careful, a man is held by injustice. Unravel his cords and all you see it wickedness. Count elections bought by the rich and I see no freedom. Only debt. Fear looks upon the weak. It’s so deprecating. I look for life. But I’m suffocating.
My destiny is eternity. Your sanctity changes everything. And it’s taking over me.
Tears of rage and regret fill my eyes. But, never once did defeat enter my mind.
Never. My destiny is eternity.
Track 5: Feast Upon the Grey
Who am I to say the stars that guide the day were made to burn this way? What am I to do? I just need to trust in you. Why do I still try to run away and hide?
Bring me home to where You are.
These bones have all but died. His fury will feast upon the grey.
Bury your idols in the flame. Carry your trials to the grave.
Track 6: Melchizedek, King of Salem
Restoration. My heart’s meditation, remove all of modification. 24 elders, 10,000 crowns. 144,000 will be found. Sing a new song.
7 bowls of wrath as the dragon makes its final grasp. A house divided cannot stand. Lead us into the promised land. Blow the trumpet until it falls. Every stone in that crumbling wall. Beguiled by the serpent. Trodden by feet. The vail was torn and through the glass we can see darkly.
Melchizedek, king of Peace.
Track 7: Onward We March
No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper. And every tongue that accuses you, in judgment You will condemn. Mountains shall fall among the trees. Stones will cry out Your praise.
Onward we march. Light unto the dark. Bringing peace and salvation.
Fear not those who can kill flesh. Their only reward is death. My God has my soul to keep. The willing and gnashing of teeth. He comes in the night like a thief. Don’t hold your breath. The wage of sin is death. Let not your heart be filled with filth.
The gift of God through Christ is eternal life. Go therefore and live.
Track 8: Last Rights
End of the earth will pay Glory to the one true God. Jesus Christ and his fiery rod. Blessed by His blood, redeemed by His grace. I long to see Your face. Raise the dead. Jesus Christ, the King of second chances. Know what your stance is. Time is running short to stand before the court. The Judge of all kings. The Judge who knows all things.
Find repentance before your final sentence.
Burned at the stake or hung to die. Spread the light. Fight the fight. A martyr’s last right. Open your eyes.
Track 9: Death Man in my Path
When He whispers the changes that bind nations shall fall. When He speaks every wave in the ocean shall halt. When He breaths every demon in hell will tremble. When he breaths every mountain will crumble.
Under his feet, vengeance He will bring. Because above Him there is nothing. At the cross my flaws I shall bury. Because, under His grace I escape His fury.
I will sing a song of hope. I will walk this narrow road.
Shadowed by the mountain of His might, I will drink from the fountain of light. No longer will I starve and parish. For that new life he will feed and cherish. Moving on, I leave a dead my man in my path.
I am free. I am free from wrath.
Oh, but when He loves it melts my heart of stone. Oh, but when He heals I find life in Him alone. When He died my heart was filled with sorrow. Because He lives I can face tomorrow.
He lives.
Track 10: Fragments of War
As long as there is breath in my longs, there is still a war to be won.
Stagnant blood in my heart is but a fragment that pulls us apart. The words of my empty love build the message that You’re not enough.
No more second thoughts. No more hesitation. I pray you cleans me from desecration. Take my flaws. Take my gold. Take everything. Bring me joy. Bring me peace. Give me more than survival.
I want revival.

downloadAs of today, A Martyr’s Oath and Raven Faith Records has decided that it would be best for AMO to step down as a featured artist with their label. It was a lot of fun working with Kelly over at RFR. We are still on fantastic terms and the decision was a mutual agreement. There is even talk of me still doing graphic design for them here and there in the future when needed to help some of the more DIY artists on the label.

Although this change has occurred, the EP, Ignorance is Woe, can still be found for free on Bandcamp.