The Long Road

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released June 30, 2014

Written by Rick Whale, Luke Ramsay, Joel Prince, Rhys Taylor and Kevin Ridley
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Oliver Craggs at Hidden Track Studios
Album Artwork by Aimee Lee and Nathan Canty Graphic Design
We'd like to thank every single person that helped us along the way.

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Track Name: To Rise and Conquer
Take the world like you are king
A game of thrones can only mean one thing
Discourage to their family name

TAKE OUT THE LEADERS!

They know their time is up
They’re on the run; THEY’RE ON THE RUN!
Their fear created
Exists no more
For them to have control
For them to lead us all
There’s no damage to our structure
No hindrance in this soul

WE’LL TAKE THE WORLD BACK!

Closer to conquering the elite regime (Repeat)

Tonight’s the night, we stay alive
We are the nation, our flag flies true
We’ll fight the fight, born to survive
Our sites of freedom will carry us through
Track Name: (H.M.P) Aylesbury
Like the stones lining the streets
I will pave the way
To a greater ambition
With an open mind

We could build our dreams from scratch
Moving from our past
Reach out to an offer that
Talks of subtle escapes

For once it’s been put to me
To now plant this seed
As the questions get raised
The fear you held on to can’t grow on me.

Jaded and beaten and broken and bruised
Why fucking try, when there’s nothing to lose
(Repeat)

LOSE!
YOU LOSE!
YOU FUCKING LOSE!

Open your fucking eyes
Loyalties don’t last forever, when your back is turned
It’s all just a state of mind
THIS ISN’T REVENGE!
You can call it a comeback
From me to a friend
A friend

I just want the best for you (Repeat)

You won’t listen either way
Step on up and pray for hate
Hands together, eyes sewn shut
If they play god
Your life is done

Deep into your violet blues
A shield of glass protects this life
Words of comfort disappear
Keep on the mask you love to wear.
(Repeat)
Track Name: Harlot
Like a whirlwind I feel I’m losing control
I’m tumbling through this void and have no future at all

Like a whirlwind you carry my soul
To sink or swim I’m questioning this option and more

Like a whirlwind you tease me and leave me

A whirlwind
Don’t please me then leave me

IS THIS HOW YOU WANTED ME TO FEEL?

To feel lost without you, yeah!
You sorry excuse of a fuck

Listen, can you hear my silence?
A whisper of beauty and violence

So shut the fuck up!

You think you know what you want
I think you’re just as lost as ever
“I want to escape, I want to escape”
How many times have these words passed your lips?

You think you know what you want
I think you’re just as lost as ever
“I want to escape, I want to escape”
How may times have you fucking ran away?

Like a shell from a gun shot OH! (Repeat)

I love, you leave, we live
I’ll take away the hand that gives
My eyes look forward but my heart looks back
Forever is never, I’ll stay on track

This is my not so subtle goodbye to you
You’ve left me stronger now
You’ve left me stronger, now

You were always the burden
The weight of the world on my shoulders
As I feel the warmth, your heart gets colder
(Repeat)
Track Name: Architect
RECOVERY!
Of everything I ever loved
I’ve got it back; I’VE GOT IT BACK!
And now I’m here to see this through

Majestic
Poetic
I knew I’d have to say this

This life is only what you make it
You’ve got your one chance
Please don’t ever waste it
This life is only what you make it
You’ve got your one chance
Please don’t ever waste it

You haven’t even realised what you’ve become
Just a number in the system
Feet bound and chained in line

While always thinking you’re a head above the rest
Recondition all the things you broke

We must speak up
I’m done with poisoned minds

This life is only what you make it
You’ve got your one chance
Please don’t ever waste it
This life is only what you make it
You’ve got your one chance
Please don’t ever waste it

RESET!
RESET!
THE CLOCKS OF LIFE ARE TICKING!
RESET!
RESET!
THE CLOCKS OF LIFE ARE TICKING!
Track Name: The Cooler Kid
I’m planning the great escape
And leaving your nightmare
You’re falling and can’t be saved
Drown in your own nightmare

THE MISTAKES WILL HAUNT YOU!

The lies you once told me
Were ghosts you thought I couldn’t see
And now you’re on this path
Walk hand in hand into the dark
A lack of sympathy, a loss of fucking respect
Don’t ever write to me
Regards the ghost you’ll never see

THE MISTAKES WILL HAUNT YOU!
The mistake will always be there to haunt you
The mistakes will always be there to haunt your fucking days

I’ve followed your path with my eyes so blind
And I’ve taken my life back from you
Can I begin to realise
You’re nothing but bad news

Expect, nothing more
You’ve played with the best
Expect, nothing more
You’ve played with the best this time

I’ve lost my trust in you again
You’ll never see me after this my friend
I’ve lost my trust in you again
You’ll never see me after this my friend
Track Name: Athena
I’ve heard it all a thousand times
All words spoke are fucking lies
You say that love is blind
You say that you need time

Behind the closed doors
My beauty temptress
Your vast collection of men made of stone
Wasting away

My disaster
Your disease
Your eyes of beauty that no one will ever see (Repeat)

My dear Athena please listen to me
You see it’s not as simple as it seems

I tried so hard to resist her kiss but beauty held me
I was so deep in abyss her eyes they haunt me daily

Grieve from jealousy
Such a petty thing
You will never take her from me
I am begging you be sincere
End the serpent queen
Let her be from fear

Behind the closed doors
My beauty temptress
Your vast collection of men made of stone
Wasting away

My disaster
Your disease
Your eyes of beauty that no one will ever see (Repeat)

You are the lion
Unable to be tamed
Athena can’t you see the jealousy through your shame

You are the predator
The true one to be blamed
Athena can’t you see the jealousy through your rage
Track Name: Pay It Forward
This is the life and the dream I am passing on to you
To take it even further
To carry on without looking back
There might come a time
When you think about this path
But the time will rise
Turning memories to gold

We sing and we suffer
But this is our home
We sing and we suffer
This blood runs deeper than you

This time you fight and you fucking stand
This world is yours and i want you to take it
Stand by their side
Stay strong and battle through
It’s a path that’s hard
But one that’s made for you
For all of us
For all of fucking us

We’ve strived for this
This is not the end
You’re about to live

We sing and we suffer but this is our home
We sing and we suffer
This blood runs deeper than you

This is the life and the dream I am passing on to you
To take it even further
To carry on without looking back
There might come a time
When you think about this path
But the time will rise
Turning memories to gold
Track Name: Tempest
When I hear you call my name
I know that life will never ever be the same
IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Your ship has sailed my friend
Lost to the ocean bed
I’d swim to the worlds end to have you back

Patience is all we ever need
It’s time that fuels our destiny
We’ve been too far and can’t turn back
My mind is slipping through the cracks

It’s the mind that sets us astray
Only time will help to take it all away
Your heart may never beat again
But the thought of you shall forever remain

You’ll sink, we’ll swim tonight!

The life I desire
That life I admire
My mind can’t sink no more
My vessels sunk to the ocean floor

We are the light
You’ll sink, we’ll swim forever

We need to lead ourselves
From the sunken ships to the seas that can
Take us from this swell (Repeat)

You’ll sink
We’ll swim
Forever

When the tide comes
I can not sink
When the tide comes
I can not sink

You’ll sink
We’ll swim
Forever

We need to lead ourselves
From the sunken ships to the seas that can
Take us from this swell (Repeat)

When I hear you call my name
I know that life will never ever be the same
IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Your ship has sailed my friend
Lost to the ocean bed
I’d swim to the worlds end to have you back again
Track Name: Punisher
Dealt out by the tricksters hand
The card he drew was always planned
He knows there’s no bargaining for me
He needs my pride to meet his greed
His thought is “Take everything from me”
To fulfil his sin of gluttony
There’s nowhere ever to escape
This dealers envy will make me fucking break

Your desire to consume more than one requires
Your lust is dwelling in the lies you preach
You sing your song and expect our praise
But every melody you raise is just another lie
You play your cards and lay them in place
The poker face that you forever hide from them

Hide the fact you can’t..

Set aside your own ideas
Seven sins the life you live
Burdens hidden down within
Seven sins the life you live (Repeat)

Burn all the cards you play
Save every word you have to say (Repeat)

The pride of man slowly dwindles and hangs by a strand
This is the end
The cards he dealt we may never amend

You are the true cause of our demise
When we look for guidance we reach to the skies
You never held your hands out for us
You take your cards and just leave them to rust

Burn all the cards you play
Save every word you have to say

Never took the time
We’ve been playing blind
Given in to greed that’s not what our life means

Re-asses yourself
Take a higher stand tell the dealer
You are no longer played by his hand

WE ARE THE SINS
THE PRIDE OF MAN
WE ARE THE SINS
THE GREED OF MAN