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by Protest the Hero

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Cataract 05:01
Death is callous, strange and sudden A pious, indignant, drooling glutton Whose hands are soft, warm, inviting Whose desperate advances seem useless fighting Whose ragged tooth should rip through flesh Which marinates in rancid breath How quick one turns to a violent death When cowardice remains where courage left No guiding light to lead the way Just rot declining to decay The would-be hangman hangs its head To find its victim not quite dead But rising now from beneath the gallows A driving force cuts through the shadows Strike from the heart, cut to the quick With no remorse it’s politic With crippling blows to the body and head Drip by drip until it’s finally bled out One moment defines a lifetime No one recalls the crawl or the climb Or the trembling legs that take the first two steps Or the moment the lungs decide to take breath The darkness comes to life Underneath its cloak beat the blood red eyes Whose haunting stare leaves one paralyzed This is the nightmare from which one never awakes Laughing at the feeble whose whole body shakes Who pounce upon the weakness and the past mistakes Whose hands grip the heart and cause the heartbreak So strike from the heart, cut to core Leave only the sinew washed up on the shore Sever the head of the beast with the crown Never back down (Back down) Never back down And as the light breaks through the darkest night It finds the victor dressed in white Rising now from beneath the gallows A driving force cuts through the shadows


This one was a doozy to write and record! Its working title was "Super Dave Crazy Bears". Pretty fitting we guess...


released January 15, 2016

All music written and performed by Protest the Hero:
Luke Hoskin, Tim MacMillar, Rody Walker, Mike Ieradi, Cam McLellan
Guest Vocals @ 4:00 by Michael Ciccia from "Mandroid Echostar"
Engineered and Produced by Cameron McLellan @ Sunset Division Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Drums Engineered by Dean Hadjichristou @ All Buttons In Studio in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Mixed and Mastered by Anthony Calabretta
Original Artwork by Jeff Jordan
Layout and direction by John Meloche


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