Songs From The Abattoir

by Bastinado

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released December 2, 2012

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Track Name: Quietus
the disease died a cripple
leaving millions orphaned
arteries overflow with sweet rancid
once spat into bloodstreams
the disease died slow
an architect of ache
leaving human fields in utter dust
"you cannot destroy me
because i welcome your disgust!"
the disease died alone
there was no one left to infect
Track Name: Demoralize
sorcerers of naught
big business clothed in charity
so many dead they have brought
and so many more they will bring
iconograph, cenotaph
such a strangulating comfort
artifacts of impotence convinient in your hands

you are a war torn earth
a river flowing upstream
the contradiction of life
Track Name: Multitude Of Plagues
pursue mass hysteria
strive for violent paranoia
you and i are gifts of demons
more boundaries must be made
more words and deeds drenched in hate
welcome dystopia
it follows the phobia
let our children gnaw at the walls we built
make it so
it was you and i who saw inside the sickness
it was you and i who made it an enigma
gave up the cure and in turn
built a monetary stigma

we are null and void
dancers in a hyrdogen sea
a multitude of plagues
Track Name: Gutter King
i am the broken spine of atlas
an unjust unholy war
i lurk behind the flood gates
observant and omnipotent
you see with my eyes
you speak with my tongue
no heart unbreakable
everything made trivial
so gloriously introverted
ready to die alone
i have washed my hands with a dying mother's blood
and burned alive with her home

from the shadows of their cities
to the extent of god's reach
where the locusts reign i am the gutter
you'll grow claustrophobic in my arms
a xenophobic benevolent
no one is born innocent
Track Name: Parading Ignorance
these crops yield a feast of drought
a forefit battle under a mushroom cloud
bloodlines are severed and all ears ring with silence
families forgotten and all words wed to violence
bathing in the warmth of explosions
no song of praise heard in the ruins
suffering an inherit impotence
all signs ignored have led us nowhere

misinformation plagues
religious earthquakes
parading ignorance
myriads of consequence
deep in epileptic rest
Track Name: Hidden Bones
i found your hidden bones
buried neath twenty feet of nothing
the pressure mounting, towering
you belived in my chaos
as we went from floating to sinking
i was counting on every mistake
made to keep our injuries identical
they complimented each other so
pieces of different puzzles
dis-aligned in uniform
as we went from sinking to drowning
now latched onto each other
standing on shoulders and gasping for air
so that drown would only the other
to what depth did you follow me
you carried me like a mother
only to drag me behind like a disease
in patient wait of a miracle
like mirror images with wounds undressed
souls alike
in patient wait of a miracle
injuries once again complementary

when the wave blocks the sun
meet me where it breaks
Track Name: Starvation Advocate
footsteps have grown heavier
the air is unfit to breathe
seize unthinkable torment
yield the heaviest ghost
the inherit guilt of man is an offering to the void
societies turn the prophecies
of death and disease into realities
the grinding of teeth
the joy of the kill
minds set on extinction
hearts already long ago extinct
what has this place come to
starvation advocate
only lies in the gears of the apparatus
here is where truth comes to die
ignorance the highest luxury
making it so no one survives

trauma defies gravity
nothingness needs more nothing