The Blood Behind The Dam

by We The Heathens

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released May 23, 2016

All songs written by We The Heathens

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Smelliot

Artwork by Alex CF
www.artofalexcf.com

Guest vocals on Crooked Kings by Jesse and Veronica of Escape From The Zoo

Smelliot - Guitar, vox
Adam - Mandolin, Bouzouki, Vox
Robin - Violin, Vox
Amanda - Cello, Vox
Ski-dattlz - Bass

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Track Name: Lung of Lies
Is there anger in your heart? And an itching in your brain? We want!
Cough out the lung of lies, gasp the deaths decay.
Distracted mass, like siblings affray. You dead!
Snort up the whole headline leading you astray

Outside of your world, thrives their reality. vicious !
Entrails of the innocent infant wiped clear from the slate
In the deep sea they will drown, in the rubble they will burn. Order
Ignore the blood rising behind the dam to burst.

So long distracted by our petty differences, on whom
will they wage the final war? On us!
Your suited idol a double headed serpent.
Under the forked tongue promise sleep.
Wake to defeat

unify shatter crowns
All regimes coming down
Fascist die
World elite
Suffocating Liberty

We want you dead, dispatched, beheaded

Fortify, tear it down
All regimes coming down
Rulers bleed
Tyranny
Suffocating Liberty no more.
Track Name: Neurotic Decay
Stuck inside this prison cell
Skull on every side
Pathways racing through this hell
Engulfed with the worst of lies
Believe me now you can't suppress
A leech upon your mind
The worst of thoughts are killing me
Either way I'll say I'm fine

Coursing the badlands with no destination
Are we sure we're ready to conjure the question
Neurotic decay seems not far away
And it comes without warning or sign
I'm losing all focus, I'm losing all function
I can't comprehend this enormous consumption
Of why I have to get out of bed
When it feels like a bullet in my head is the treatment

Crawl
Incapacitation, the sentence is 25 to life
Fall
In this competition in gaining control of your mind

I can only hope that it will die out in time

All I see is numb, the complexion is gone
All I breathe is poison, full of its noise
Take me back in time, to the wonder days
Where color seemed so bright
Now it's only black and white
Someone killed the lights
And the lines all blur

I can only hope that it will die out in time
I can only hope that it will die out before I lose my mind
Track Name: The Order
The will be no savior today, there is no one to come our aid, there was never a plan to save, there were few who foresaw the raids. For us there there was no side to choose, for us there is only the set right to lose. Silenced and beaten do dare to ask why the questions that certainly will end your life. Why!?!?
(Overlapping verse) injustice reigns on high, starving for freedom. Forsaken, force fed their lies, starving for freedom.

Sew your mouth shut and gouge out your eyes, forsake your own heart and mind.
Their order has come, there's no hope for the age. Rewritten your freedom is caged
Are we not our own? Are we nothing but slaves? Has the answer we seek now been slain?
Our course has been set, led blind to today. Rewritten your freedom is caged.

Renegade, worthy of death. Expose their schemes, muffle their cries.
Open your eyes, follow me blind, follow me. Unearth the answer!
Stir of the wicked. Bury the righteous

Undermine the high one, forge the key of our kin,
woke now the dead masses rise, OUR ROUGE WAVE COMETH!
Undermine the high one, Forge the key of our kin,
Unshackled are our tired minds, OUR ROUGE WAVE COMETH!!!
Track Name: Stutter
With every single word that spews through your crooked teeth
Your honesty grows dissonant and sheathed
Spitting out facades just to keep the peace in tact
Your feeble tactics seem like futile acts
Upturn the sense of bond is a queasy stomach's friend
Contorting and rejecting all the futile things you mend
Forlorn masquerades set you ablaze
Killing the trust and raising every fence

I won't find the words to say
Will die another day
Hope is all but hopeless so just drink yourself to death
A wolf in the midst of madness suited up like sheep we've met
This hurricane is gonna shake the walls that we clutch so dear
You stutter but lie so clear

Utopia is far but the truth is out of reach
You'll suffer stretching farther than you ever thought you'd see
Dormant storms stir warning winds of flee
Til' the eye has come to swallow any plea

Cut out the tongues of the false
Or believe all the lies they conceive
Board up the doors to the safest corridors in which they seek
To poison you and me

Cut out the tongues of the false
Or believe all the lies they conceive
Board up the corridors
They seek to poison me
Track Name: Faith Upon The False
Consumed, thriving the toxin surrounds you. Bow to the poison you desperately need, believe it. Crawl to the trough set before you. Make your mark, your illusion to choose tightens the blind fold.

Choke, on the promises made to deceive you. Keep your eyes on the lines constructed, in your mind Imbedded. Hooded the head of the wolf, place your faith upon the false, your noose tied by their hands.

Amongst your brothers follow the road that is given, step into the snare. Take your place among slaves. Forfeit thought and mind, question and reason. Humanity fades. Indoctrinated in the haze.

The few who know are dead or followed. Knowledge banished from the age!

Consumed, thriving the toxin surrounds you. Bow to this prison you desperately need, believe it. Crawl to the trough set before you. Make your mark, your illusion to choose tightens the blind fold.
Track Name: Fucked Drunk Life
I've been drinking all day, hope that I can get drunker tonight, drunker tonight drunker tonight, when I hear that basement callin, load our backpacks ride out on our bikes, for us there is no other place that we'd rather go, no other place that we'd rather go. When I hear that music callin, pedal onward faster to the show

If you've got nothing to drink just show up we'll catch u a buzz, don't fear sobriety because,
It's ten more drinks before any us fall, there's beer in the carpet and blood on the walls, punks in the basement and sweat in the pit, this fucked drunk life we don't ever wanna quit.
It's five more lines before any us sleep, we're pulling off the bottle to that dirty d-beat, we all love each other but we fuckin hate you, its killing us slowly but it's what we choose.

It's been a sleazy ass day and we're all gettin wasted tonight, wasted tonight wasted tonight
We've got the Warren rompin, party til you puke and lose your sight
It all goes down in a place that is under the snow, under the snow under the snow
Until the sun is callin, never let it end, hail Warren shows!
Track Name: Crooked Kings
Tearing down the forest of concrete and steel
Bring you back to the world of turmoil instilled
By the greed and the fucking politicians that you hate
With shit in their mouths and masks on their face
Blind, we're folding way to early in this game
While their bluffs are much more obvious
Than where they point the blame
It's sick, yet we stay content in the dark
While they feed it to our minds
And control our very hearts

Eating up the lies
Ingesting every brainwashing disguise
They're getting away with it
We've already quit and it's right beneath our eyes
I can't believe
What you'll believe if its on your TV screen
Leashed up, broke dog
Obedient and Silent
It's time to get violent
It's time to break the silence

Corruption falls like acid rain
Their thought control and propaganda
Tighten the leash around the vein
Take the knife out of your back
And slit the throat of crooked kings
Their reign is going to end
Some day they'll fall like flies (going to end)
Some day they'll fall like flies

So you gotta quibble with the thought of a new world order
Totalitarian vomit on your shoulders
The quill and ink are black as blood
The white collar kings controlling every single drop
Surveying every move
And veiling all the news
Parading every fascist ruse
Lifeless they live in infamy
WE ALL KNOW THE REAL ENEMY
Track Name: Where No One Goes
The brightest this black sky will get is grey, while I stare out the window as my innards rot away.
My bones are aching awful from the cold, and the boring ways of my friends are getting old.
Same buzz, same bar, same shit, same town. Same old fucking assholes I hate around.
Bottle after bottle til my innards bleed, it's the only thing that kills my haunted sleep.

We're getting old and time is short, if this is the mission lets abort.
All our lives are like a hellish cell.

I just want to be where no one goes, where the sun is shining when it snows and the pace it never slows. My mind dissolves when I am here, please give another beer, being stuck is my only fear.

There's a plague upon this city and its sickness grows, every day it's shackles tighten to its host. The very air we breathe a synthetic fume, while factory workers slave in their own tombs.
Sore bones, wet boots, broken machines, are the fuel drenched perks of the life I lead.
Inhale the black, dream of escape, before the bottle shepherds me to my dying day.

We're getting old and time is short, if this is the mission lets abort.
All your lives are like a hellish cell.

I just want to be where no one goes, where the sun is shining when it snows and the pace it never slows. My mind dissolves when I am here, please give another beer, being stuck is my only fear. I just want to be where no one goes, where the sun is shining when it snows and the pace it never slows, and when I'm there I will rejoice, I'll sing out loud til I have no voice!
My own flag of freedom I will hoist!!!!
I JUST WANT TO BE WHERE NO ONE GOES
Track Name: Last One To Fall
The iron and steel grow faster than fields
As the leaves all hang dead on their limbs
Loathsome they try to sway side to side
But the towers are blocking their winds

Oxygen will be choked out
When every last forest lay dead on the ground
What's the cost of higher class
When millions of homes are cut down and smashed
What is it worth?

Dismantle your buzz saw and lower your ax
There's families that dwell in these trunks, roots and cracks
Let sky scrapers fall so the trees all stand tall
Or you'll be the next ones to fall
Faster than the last

Renovations renewed, chalked up and chewed
The plans are signed off and sealed
The parks will come down, shopping malls will go up
And you'll be content with a new brick view
Forget all the oaks, the maples, the pines
Forget all the birds and the beasts
The rodents, the insects on brinks of extinction
And all you care for is buying things

What is it worth
To break every branch
What is it worth
To burn all these plants
What is it worth
To break every branch
What is worth
TO BURN
Track Name: Fallohides
Sticks and stones of forests deep
Our home away from home
Runaway rivers, never-ending streams
Bonfires and darkened tomes
Hear our song, our haunting cries
Dead leaves and scattered ash
Forever under blackened skies
Our home, our first and last

Don't stand still, your gaze will turn a stone
Nomadic panoramic view will show you where to go
Don't stand still, your gaze will turn a stone
Restless feet, incredulously create a brand new home

Strip us of our feeble lives
Domesticated slaves
Dormant thoughts, unfathomed dreams
All caged eternally
Hear our song, our haunting cries
Dead leaves and scattered ash
Bending 'til we break the night
Our home we'll find at last

I embody all the flies
Inherit all the sky
Relinquish all the ties to the roots of my
Filthy tattered feet
My weakened bloody knees
My deathly shadowed dreams that stay hidden in the trees
Condemn my sullen life
Dismember all the strife
Escape this troubled mind that stays locked inside
Scrambling for the keys
Clutching any pleas
Pick up these two feet and run for the trees
Track Name: The Thunder Breaks
Hidden we are, to the foe we face.
Retrieve their scarred, and make away
We must achieve this goal
We must overthrow

Approaching thunder, thlayli infiltrates. A mark by the teeth of their owsla he'll take
White bird, soaring. The plan is relayed. At sunset we make for the iron, with haste.

Fleeing the fascist state, freeing of all their does.
Fleeing the fascist state.

In a militant warren, a pale eyed general. Murderous usurper, scheming, obsessed, in militarian reign.
Mutilated defect, sets the example. All hope defeated, ripped, torn, folly efforts to escape.

Hyzenthlay I promise, soon freedom will welcome you and your mark

The thunder breaks
We run for the river, our kin await us at the banks
From tyrannical blood thirst, RUN! RUN!
All the way to the downs, they will hunt relentlessly.
Seal up the Warren, a terrible weapon I will unleash.
Their blood will paint this battleground
Their hate will fail against the hound.
And they will know!!!!

We are free upon our down.
Against all tyranny, rose a desperate few. The risk to start a new.
All will know liberty. Before we are through. The risk to start a new.
Against all tyranny, rose a desperate few. The risk to start a new.
Strong the fists of few
The risk to start a new
Raise your fists.