Forfeit Futures

by Ghosts Of Catharsis

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1.
Oathbreaker 03:43
The skies are dark We're finding only now That our decisions Have repurcussions Do you have the slightest notion Of what it means to be accountible? I was hoping I wouldn't have to spell this out I was hoping you could see for yourself You've left the inner child to wander The alleyways and empty streets The you I trusted The you I believed in Has been abandoned and left to rot Create your own reality when ours Is not convenient enough Right and wrong Are both shadow and light Given context and circumstance How long will it take for you to grasp In the grand scheme of things This is insignificant Now what will you fight for? What do you believe in? You could be a part of the bigger picture But you're consumed in yourself How could you see what the world has to offer When your vision is so clouded? Keep fighting your invented battles Keep wasting your breath on baseless rhetoric Keep resisting the cadence of progress It will all follow you down What will you fight for? When you've exhausted yourself Before the finish line We will be there to witness your legacy
2.
I thought family lasted forever I thought blood was thicker than water I thought this bond was stronger You say you know the sound of heartbreak You claim you've seen the depths of despair Is it all for show? What do you really know? When was the last time you saw your own reflection? Smoke and mirrors never lead to clarity If you looked into the water would you recognize yourself? In silence it's hard to ignore the unrest of betrayal It's like we never even knew you Now look what you've become Look at what we've all become Jaded, untrusting and hateful Deceiving and ungrateful You choose your battles so conditionally You've covered up your former transparency Are you as certain of your end As you were at the start? A king may move a man A man may move a mountain But your actions are your own All of this will fall to the side and fade All of this will amount to nothing Do your endeavors and values hold substance? Will hindsight show a greater vision? Turn it all around Look at what you've become Turn it all around Look at what you've become A king may move a man A man may move a mountain But your actions are your own Look what you've become You choose your battles so conditionally Look what you've become You've turned your back on all our history Turn it all around Look at what you've become
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Prometheus 05:31
You've fallen in love with the idea That you're fighting some courageous battle A knight in stolen shining armor On a high horse for all to see Turning tides in your histrionic favor Drowning the innocent in a false crusade This is your witch hunt This is your salem Shout your deceptions loud enough Hoping they become reality You're the same as everyone else A pathetic drop in the ocean Does that frighten you? Who do you hope to become? What are your intentions? Building a mountain from The lives you've destroyed And the names you've slandered To reach for the stars As you step on our necks And break our backs The higher you climb, the harder you'll fall We're counting down your every breath Until the collapse Until you crash Advance your own petty agendas And worthless reputation You abuse trust that you never earned Hold our lives hostage with your words Who do you think you are to play The part of advocate? Reserve the blame for the worthy A wolf in sheep's clothing Mislead the judgment of victims Under the pretense that you were one Reserve the blame for the worthy Open your eyes and shut your mouth Anyone who takes a second glance Knows who and what you really are Just what are you striving for? As you step on our necks As you salt our wounds You cheapen their lives With the lie that you live You're selling snake oil But we're not buying it You steal the fire of others To make up for your lack Your mouth is full of venom and razors Your heart is rotten and black
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How secure are we This is not security Living in the shadow of the heels that hold us down We praise and raise their pedestals so that they may Cast their gaze further upon us We forfeit our futures for a fading present Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither We exist in paranoia We drown in fear This is how they want us This is their control Keep them confused Keep them afraid This is their control Our constitution's grave Stay confused Stay afraid They'll see us slumbering In our constitution's grave Forfeit futures We'd give it all away To assume we're safe If only for today This is not permanence These promises fade We'll all break our own word Then watch it all decay Forfeit futures Remain afraid They want to find us sleeping In our constitution's grave
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We imagine ourselves masters of this world Delusions of grandeur and imitation thrones We presume ourselves rulers over our brothers and sisters We set our grand designs in motion against the sands of time This planet will soon be barren What will you tell your children of your home? How will they visualize prosperity When we become emperors of ash? The clouds will rain acid The air will poison us all When gold is black and when oceans run red We surely will deserve our fall I have seen signs of things to come I have seen the wake of our end We spill endless blood and for nothing This is all meaningless Who will be there to congratulate you On your hollow victories When they are built on the bodies of nations? When violence has replaced mercy It's lonely at the top All hail the queens and kings of the void Where will your kindom lay it's foundation When all you love has been destroyed? You can never race or outrun time You cannot escape the rising tide All of your crowns and wars are worthless Give your commands as you're buried alive Salt the earth We are contagion Salt the earth We are infection Salt the earth We are destruction This could be the end This is all meaningless This could be the end
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As long as we abide by your terms For the consideration of compassion We will be losing ourselves in What we think we know I know you think you've heard this all before But hear me out Somehow you haven't felt the crest of the waves But I assure you this ship is sinking You're drilling holes in this vessel That you were never granted permission to board You can't hear my voice above the storm You can't see my hands beyond the swell It's hard to stay afloat With the weight of the world Crashing down on your shoulders I feel the undertow I feel myself slip away Beneath the depths of your divisive words All these years concealing ourselves A mere identity becomes a living hell You'd destroy everything To prove a misguided point There's blood on your hands You've never seen or felt You turn away to ignore the damage that you've done Judgment will one day pass Regardless of how you feign ignorance The greatest abomination I have ever seen Is not what you speak of but what you say Hate disguised behind the premise of a false love The words you speak are the real blasphemy You will bring the end you fear Do your worst You bring shame to everything You claim and believe you stand for Do your worst We will rise above with everything we stand for
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Dreamender 05:12
You've built your walls You've set your pace You've proved us all Our trust was misplaced You've sold yourself to your own ideals Forgotten how to think and how to feel Now view this world collapsing from the inside out A hostage to the vision you thought would save you Our darkest days may be closer than you think You can't maintain order from within a ship while it sinks Never forget light cannot exist without shadow You sought your peace within a war How will you mend the wounds you've caused Charading perfection while you're consumed in your flaws Keep disregarding consequence and you'll see These fragile bodies all too easily bleed It's only human to be imperfect But can you tell us that this all was worth it? The only truth we know is chaos Fire is bright but still brings darkness Now you see the cost of tunnel vision The plans you had have now become your prison Your utopia was bound to fall And you brought our dreams down with it This foundation was built to crumble And take all that rests upon it with it You keep trying to do the impossible With a narrow lens that distorts your view You keep searching for light in the void You are losing yourself to you You keep salting the earth in pursuit Of a lie that you perceived as true It will obscure your senses It has distorted you Your utopia was bound to fall You've ended dreams with the collapse of it's walls
8.
Eclipse 03:13
I know of places that in comparison Make shadows seem like daylight I see you crawl out from them and Walk amongst us as if You were as honest and bright As you would lead us to believe These places are inside you and You seek to trap us in them with you Existence as projection Every damaging word you speak Must come from a place Of subconscious self-reproach You are everything you claim to hate You are self destructing And taking the world down with you More and more it seems You keep your friends In the same pocket as scapegoats You are the pretender You keep your enemies close But we can't distinguish Between friend or foe I hear of places that make Grey skies appear so clear You stand under them and cry out In frustration from a grave you dug yourself Will anything ever hit close to home When blame is always so far away? You think yourself infallible When it's you who has a flawed foundation Soaked in mistakes, casting condemnation What is fiction? What is fact? You think yourself infallible You keep your friends In the same pocket as scapegoats You call yourself a friend When I don't know you anymore Do you even know yourself?
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Apogee 02:18
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Imagine limitless possibility and hope A civilization progressing Towards it's greatest awakening All of this overshadowed By the oncoming storm Endtime prophecies self-fulfilling All lights go out And power is lost Fear takes hold and The sky turns black As stars fall from the sky Visualize what could have been What we could have achieved Cold and alone in the darkness With nothing but your thoughts Reflect on our potential Squandered in trivial conflict Futile struggles for dominion Over our own flesh and blood Our malice Our avarice Our complacency In all of this We are undone This is but one of many contingencies When the die is cast It rolls from our hands The path before us forever unwinding Doesn't have to end in ruin All of this has been said before And will be said again The time for words has passed We must create an era of action We must be the change we wish to see Move on Move forward There will be struggle There will be resistance You will face yourself And you'll find what you need You'll find what you need Chase the sun Capture the horizon In the wake of the end There is nothing but new beginnings Chase the sun Capture the horizon Awaken Our malice Our avarice Our complacency In all of this We are undone I've traveled this distance I've come too far to get in my own way We've come too far to anchor ourselves to defeat We will clear a path to the light Build a future with purpose Build a future with meaning You are not your mistakes Move forward with purpose And transcend yourself Move on Move forward Transcend yourself You'll find what you need Move on Move forward Awaken and clear a path to the light You'll find what you need

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released November 6, 2015

Samples in Emperors Of Ash and Apogee: Juddu Krishnamurti

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