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This Ep has been quite a while in the making. We hope you all enjoy every moment of it.

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released November 3, 2014

Vocals: Michael May, Mike Stauffer (Back-up on The Drowners Swell)
Guitars: Jordan Tammaro, Brendan Baker, Steve Wilcox
Bass: Mike Stauffer, Steve Wilcox
Drums: Jordan Tammaro
Guest Vocals: Kyle Burnham (Initial Line To Start The Shatter)

Recorded, Mixed, Mastered, and Re-Mastered by Jason Gabrenas at Marked Man Studios

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Track Name: Necessary Machines
We've taken you here to die
But we'll never tell
An extension of your body
These necessary machines

Your eyes glancing
At smiles forced onto faces
This is no way
For a man to live

You wrote the words you couldn't speak
With shaking hands and, a stagnant heart
We held you tight, within our memories
You're vibrant life, in grayscale mysteries

Your daughter, my mother
Found no comfort in this fate
We've held back, our sorrow
Long enough

These desperate thoughts
Have won the fight
Always remember
Always remember

You wrote the words you couldn't speak
With shaking hands and, a stagnant heart
We held you tight, within our memories
You're vibrant life, in grayscale mysteries

Your pride destroyed more than your heart
I want to stand with you
I'm sorry to say
This is, the last our paths
Will cross

You wrote the words you couldn't speak
With shaking hands and a stagnant heart
We held you tight within our memories
Your vibrant life in grayscale mysteries

This is becoming an exercise in dying volumes
(You wrote the words, you couldn't speak)
Track Name: 27,000 Hours
I felt her fingers
Press against my cheek
A touch once, well known
So abnormal now

The eyes I'm, looking into
Seem to hold no soul
I'll ignite this fire
You will burn, like the rest

We found regret, in ignoring all these warnings
A cold survivor, at the outpost
The source of this, silent epidemic
The body brought back, explains it all

The streets fill, with staring eyes
I stand with, surrender
My only option
I'm forgetting, I'm alone

All words of trust
Are mere memories
A long 27,000 hours
A long 27,000 hours, whoa!

We found regret, in ignoring all these warnings
A cold survivor, at the outpost
The source of this, silent epidemic
The body brought back, explains it all

Cold contortions, all around me
In many ways
This world was never ours
In many ways
This world was never ours
In many ways
This world was never ours
Track Name: The Drowners Swell
With every single breath
You inhale the waters
With violent enjoyment
Wanting more and more

Dreading the struggle
Just another part of life
I'll hide in plain site
Beneath a rippled surface

Dead and empty
You drift ashore
Blessed, by burdens
Of a fantasy
Life, planned out,
In fake routines
Lost, mangled,
Such sweet relief

Your, body
Drowned so sweet
Deep, beneath
The driftwood
Bound, by hope
In finding love
in all the wrong ways

Weighted, and plunging to the bottom
Your acceptance in finding a mangled semblance
With the swell

So pleased with, the cuts you made
Follow through, then let the pulse do the rest
Let your pulse finish the job
Finish, the job

The life you live is a fleeting memory
No hope in living
Just another day of misery
Now it looks like you are one with the swell

Fuck with me again, I'll hold your head beneath the surface
Look into my fucking eyes, until this, is finished
Track Name: The Initial Line To Start The Shatter
Stand up, move on, with the sad little life you made for yourself
It's not too late to suck the life out of all your little children

You'll give it your all, until the taste is bitter
Worship the gods, you were told to fear
Encrypt the greed into innocent hearts
Forgo the path of decency
The filth you live in, isn't fit for a pest
But I'm sure you have it all figured out
You crumble, under pressure
With the thoughts of their screams
Permeating the world you walled up in glass
You walled up in glass

Are they, the last thing on your mind?
Is the preservation of your reputation that important?
So lost, but you are not concerned
I hope you know that everything is not alright

Stand up and fight the war
You've got growing inside your home
These days are not forgiving
and this land is not for living
You gave a part of yourself
Just to give him life
Now the chains are on you
With little hope in sight

Are they, the last thing on your mind?
Is the preservation of your reputation that important?
So lost, but you are not concerned
I hope you know that everything is not alright

The privileges you grant, are just cause for concern
The same sad beliefs, runs straight through their veins
Runs straight through their veins

Yes you, are to blame
for the loss of life
The patterns of failure
it all grows from the rickety structures
you built around them
you built this world
with the children that you raised
stand up and become something
stand up and become something
stand up and become something
stand up and become something
stand up and become something
stand up
stand up
stand up