Cities of Enemies

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released January 14, 2011

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Track Name: Watch your own
Oh the rain it falls
Just like weeping eyes
on these city streets - in the dead of night
while you wait for blood - of the innocent
you swallow them up - till your greed is fed

Birdge
You better watch your own
Oh, you better watch your own
Cause nothing in life is free
You better watch your own

Oh you business thieves - with your suits and ties
preaching the gospel of prosperity - instead of truth and life
and when your kingdom comes - in your childrens eyes
you will see no sons - only dimming lights

Bridge
You better watch your own
Oh, you better watch your own
Cause nothing in life is free
You better watch your own

Chorus
Cause you know we've learned success, at best, is a painted gilded vest
we drape our chest in chain - admiring the shine - nevermind the pain
but will we ever know peace while aspirations are greed
and will our children know love - if all we're ever taught is how to watch your own

Climb the ladder up - to it's highest height
you finger every rung - like your golden prize
but when you reach the top - as the stars they shine
they say who are you - in the dead of night

Bridge
You better watch your own
Oh, you better watch your own
Cause nothing in life is free
You better watch your own

Chorus
Track Name: As the sea sweeps the Earth
From the ocean floor - with eyes like arms
we've held your hands - with loving heart
in roaming sight - we've seen your works
you've scaled the seas - you've seen her worst
though leagues may keep - me from your side
your faith like chain - holds your anchor right

Chorus:
So won't you stand on the edge of what you see
do you see
the extent to which I hold you from descent
oh the pain you must face - oh those treacherous waves
but through all of this I hope you know
I will never let you go

verse 2:
From the undermost from the darkest depth
there lies the stone - to which you attest
to which chains hold you - and your drifting ship
lay your trust in me - lay your head and rest
and know while you sleep - your rock vigilant
holds strong and sure - no matter how beset

Chorus

Outtro
As the sea sweeps the Earth - she's the state of my eyes
I have wept for the world - i have suffered her crimes
So don't fear in the waves - in my seeming delay
know my hearts greatest wish - is that all would be saved
Track Name: Wretch
I've Suffered long with jealousy my red badge of shame
so much in fact it makes my head hang
this lust that holds me willingly is calling your name
but i'm calling you to walk away
we're saints who lost our legacy - we gave it away
we traded it for sex, blood, and fame

Bridge -

oh those snakes twist their lips
and with venomous kiss
they will try to sell you something - you don't need
build your worth - and your fame
they will both pass away
and the dust that held your fathers will be sate

Chorus-

There's a hole in my chest - that i've filled - i confess
with a worlds worth of misery and shame
all those diamonds and rings they don't mean a thing
is there anyone out there that can save me - from this wretched man i am

Verse 2 -
Well it's time we answered honestly
we're sick and we're saved
some things you gotta kick till the grave
but we're killing hopeless tendencies
that murderous shame - that circular insanity we crave
no longer will we propagate a lust for these "things"
we pray for open souls
but for all our wealth and money - we're just tombs for dead men's bones

Bridge -

oh those snakes twist their lips
and with venomous kiss
they will try to sell you something - you don't need
build your worth - and your fame
they will both pass away
and the dust that held your fathers will be sate

Chorus
Track Name: Gallows
The Guards won't strip away - the chains that held my feet and hands
Though my flesh is bound by another man
My soul is free to roam - up and down these wayward halls
oh the sound it makes when the mighty fall

The night is long and dark - the moon it's held by these iron bars
oh she lingers as when a lover parts
And I can feel her pain - i've lived her loss every single day
every second now strips my life away

Chorus -
I felt that weight - that you have placed
on a foolish life
we are but men - tattered and frayed
was your grace a waste

verse 2:
The sun won't say goodbye - the clouds will mock my cistern eyes
another man falls to foolish pride
and all I could have done - love a wife and raise a son
see all I wanted now as a petty sum
my legs to scared to walk - my mind it races my heart it stops
arm under arm they drag me off
the rain it rakes my skin - i'm so close now i can see my end
pray more grace from god than these holy men

Chorus

Drag me off alone - off to stretch my neck and bones
Tell my father that i'm coming home
and I know what they mean - when they say that they'll punish me
but to take my life is to set me free

Chorus 2 :
Lost and dismayed - i'm screaming faith - is all that's keeping me
here at the end - i'm born again - i'll be unmade and finally saved