The Depths

by Rust Empire

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03:29
AVOID THEM BUT DON’T TURN YOUR FACE AWAY ALL WAR TRIBES AND NO ONE CAN HEAL US GOD OF FEAR LIKE A DARKENED MIRROR GOD OF LOVE PRAISE THE SONS AND THE SONS THEY LOVE WE FOUND A NEW SUN BURIED IN THE GROUND WE FOUND A NEW SUN AND GAVE LIGHT TO EVERYONE PUREST LOVE IN THE LENS OF GOD’S EYE IS TRAMPLED IS TRAMPLED BY… ENEMIES OF EMPATHY AND LOVE NO ARMOR NO FUTURE FOR YOUR CHURCH OF LIES MIRRORS ARE CRACKED BY OUR HEARTS THE DOGS OF LOVE HAVE DUG UP A NEW SUN TIME STAND STILL TO HEAL OUR LIVES THE DOGS OF HATE HAVE DUG UP A NEW SUN THE SON OF MAN, A SONG OF LIFE BROUGHT THE LIGHT AND GAVE IT TO EVERYONE
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A CONVERSATION THAT ENDS ALL QUESTIONS A SPECIES AT THE END OF ITS LIFE EARTH LINKS FADING RADIO WAVES CARRY VOICES FROM FUTURE GRAVES BEHAVIOR TOMORROWS DREAMS HAVE TAKEN THEIR OWN LIFE PATTERNS MATCH OUR BURIED SONGS, UNCOVERED WRONGS LIKE DEMONS SLEEPING PREMONITION IN THE EYES OF CHILDREN PREMONITION IN YOUR LOVER'S VOICE AND TREMBLING BREATH THE SLOW RHYTHM OF OUR... BEHAVIOR TOMORROWS DREAMS HAVE TAKEN THEIR OWN LIFE PATTERNS MATCH OUR BURIED SONGS, UNCOVERED WRONGS LIKE DEMONS SLEEPING DEMONS WAKING BEHAVIOR TOMORROWS DREAMS HAVE TAKEN THEIR OWN LIFE PATTERNS MATCH OUR BURIED SONGS, UNCOVERED WRONGS LIKE DEMONS SLEEPING RHYTHM ZERO
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(free) 04:06
RISE AND TAKE MY BONES FROM THE SAND YOU FOLLOWED THEM AND WERE DRAGGED DOWN TO THE DEPTHS YOU WILL RISE LIKE WORMS IN THE RAIN YOU WILL RISE LIKE THE AIR IN THEIR LUNGS BREATH IN BREATH OUT WATCHED THE STARS AS THEY BURNED OUT SAW A SHIP THE OTHER DAY AND WATCHED THROUGH TEARS AS IT SAILED AWAY WHEN WILL YOU RISE AND TAKE MY BONES FROM THE SAND YOU FOLLOWED THEM AND WERE DRAGGED DOWN TO THE DEPTHS YOU WILL RISE LIKE EELS FROM HER EYES YOU WILL RISE LIKE THE AIR IN THEIR LUNGS BREATH IN BREATH OUT WATCHED THE STARS AS THEY BURNED OUT SAW YOUR FACE THE OTHER DAY WHILE SEA BIRDS TORE MY EYES AWAY… AND SANG THE SWEETEST SONG THEY SANG THE SWEETEST SONG, YOUR NAME COME SELKIE, WIPE THAT GRIN FROM YOUR FACE COME SELKIE, WIPE THE BLOOD FROM YOUR TEETH A TOWER SLEEPS WHERE NO HEART BEATS A FATHER SEES HIS SON AND SCREAMS… YOUR NAME RISE YOU WILL RISE COME SELKIE AND WEAR HER BLOODY SKIN COME SELKIE AND WEAR HER SKIN LIKE A COAT
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WE FOLLOWED YOUR FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND THEY LED TO A SETTING SUN YOUR FACE IS IN THERMAL A SMILE WRITTEN IN THE AIR I SAW IT IN THE MIRROR THE GROUND DROPS OUT BENEATH ME THERE’S A COLD SPOT IN MY CHEST YOU LEFT AN EMPTY CHAIR ONE LESS PASSENGER WE DROPPED YOU AT THE CURB AND WATCHED YOU DISAPPEAR ONE DAY WE WLL FIND YOU ORBITING YOUR STAR WE’LL LAUGH AGAIN THE LIGHTS GO ON THE LIGHTS GO OFF BY THEMSELVES A GHOST IS AN EMPTY CHAIR THE LIGHTS GO OFF THE LIGHTS GO OFF YOU LEFT AN EMPTY CHAIR
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03:33
WE SLEEP WHERE THE ANIMALS SLEEP AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE BENEATH A BLANKET OF STARS, NOT EYES THEY ARE BURNING LIGHTS IF I LEAVE ILL LEAVE WHEN MY GOOD IS AS GOOD AS GONE ILL LIFT MY MATTRESS FROM THE FLOOR AND DRAG IT TO ANOTHER DOOR AS FREE AS I CAME THERE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE WILL ALWAYS ALWAYS BE THERE WILL ALWAYS OTHER HANDS TO CARRY YOUR HEART HOME WE BUILT A HOME FOR A LIVES IN A MARSH THAT IS NIGHT AND DREAM YOU BROUGHT A BIRD IN YOUR HANDS, IT IS DEAD AS IT IS BLACK A DEAD STORK, IT IS BLACK, I CAN’T SEE YOUR FACE I CANT HEAR YOUR NAME OR BREATH THE AIR BETWEEN US NEVER FOUGHT TO KEEP THEM THEY NEVER FOUGHT TO KEEP ME THERE I NEVER BROUGHT YOUR HEART HOME SO NOW IM FREE TO ROAM NOW THAT I WANDER SOMETIMES I WONDER IF I EVER HAD A DAUGHTER WOULD SHE LOOK LIKE YOU AND WOULD YOU LOOK FOR ME OR ANOTHER MAN THERE WILL ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS THERE WILL ALWAYS BE OTHER HANDS TO CARRY YOUR HEART HOME

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Also available at veganrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-depths

The song Salt Wife is currently available as a free download.

Rust Empire on this recording is Rick Argiro [bass], Shane Durgee [vox], Michael Harriff [guitar], Chuck Hickey [guitar], and Tony Tornabene [drums].

Initial release [Argentina]: 5 July 2013

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released August 11, 2013

Special thanks to Jocko at www.moresound315.com and to Brenna Merritt, of Merit, for performing guest vocals on Salt Wife. Thanks to Stef Kroll for translating the lyrics.

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Rust Empire Syracuse, New York

Official EP, "The Depths" is out now! It includes 5 songs + 3 demo tracks through Vegan Records in Argentina, Entes Anomicos in Germany and through Retribution Network in Japan.

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