The Artist Aesthetic

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released December 16, 2011

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Track Name: I'm Sorry Boys, She's Married... To Science!
So tell me, which is which?
I've spent my life deserving it
I could've been anyone
But I chose this
Track Name: It Never Gets Better
You can dress up dead dogs
But they're still dead
How can you wear a cross like that
When you wield it like a dagger,
Cutting down your friends?
Keep your glass eye
Glued to the gluttony
We don't forgive
We don't forget

It always gets worse before it gets better
And it never gets better at all

With ash in our stomachs
And drink in our blood
We'll seek to erase what we know
Of love
We're always in
A state of repair
This is more fucked up then you think
You have no idea

It always gets worse before it gets better
And it never gets better at all

Time fades, we all do

This will never get better
Track Name: The Artist Aesthetic
I am the artist aesthetic
This is the world you've left behind
If there's a voice calling out to me in the dark
I hope it'll lead me into the light
I've given my strength, my breath
All my hearing and all my sight
And now I'm an atom bomb
So kill those fucking lights

I've waited for this moment my whole life
And I'm not gonna let it slip
Out my grasp this time
You'll know what I mean
This time, you won't get away so easy

I've left marks in the trail
And I hope that you catch all of my hints
Long before I reach you
To make this more interesting
I've given my all, myself
But this crowd requires more
You've made me into a light
That I will put out before the coming storm

I've waited for this moment my whole life
And I'm not gonna let it slip
Out my grasp this time
You'll know what I mean
This time, you won't get away so easy

So chew your own leg off
To get out of this trap
You're not the only one
Who shows no mercy
You're no more a saint than I am
This is as much you as it is me

I've waited for this moment my whole life
And I'm not gonna let it slip
Out my grasp this time
You'll know what I mean
This time, you won't get away so easy

So, kill those fucking lights
Track Name: Family
We were supposed to be a family
Now we're cutting our own throats
We've come seeking acceptance
And we've left selling our souls
There's a prophet profitting off our own misery
It would be easy to just walk away
But no one knows their history

You say you're there for us
But you're never around
Say your words will comfort us
As our bodies hit the ground
And I'll scream until my throat bleeds
(Where is your family?)
But no sound is coming out
(Tell me, where is your family?)
I've put in so much faith
(Where are they now?)
So tell me where's my family now?

We were supposed to be a family
Now I lie, singing of love
I'm left with empty pockets
And no one to ease my blood
I did my best to lead
But still it wasn't good enough
Nobody came and asked for help
Nobody came when I needed help

You say you're there for us
But you're never around
Say your words will comfort us
As our bodies hit the ground
And I'll scream until my throat bleeds
(Where is your family?)
But no sound is coming out
(Tell me, where is your family?)
I've put in so much faith
(Where are they now?)
So tell me where's my family now?

These people aren't your family
These people aren't your friends
These people will not die for you
Like you have died for them
But I am your family
I am your friend
I will always be there
I am heaven sent

You say you're there for us
But you're never around
Say your words will comfort us
As our bodies hit the ground
And I'll scream until my throat bleeds
(Where is your family?)
But no sound is coming out
(Tell me, where is your family?)
I've put in so much faith
(Where are they now?)
So tell me where's my family now?

These people aren't your family
These people aren't your friends
(These people will not die for you
Like you have died for them)
But I am your family
I am your friend
I will always be there
I am heaven sent
Track Name: Do Not Resuscitate
You turned into a mystery
I turned you into a line in a song
I turned into a monster
You turned into a nightmare

But we are the products of fatherless mothers
We are all running out of time
And how could I have been deceived?
You're the worst thing that's ever happened to me

Rush me to the emergency room
And pray that I don't make it out alive
'Cause if I live to breathe again
I will forever be a thorn in your side

You made a point to disappear
I made a point to occupy
I should've died in the wreckage
You would've loved to see the sight

But we are the products of fatherless mothers
And we are all running out of time
Still broken, and still deceived
And still the worst thing that's ever happened to me

Rush me to the emergency room
And pray that I don't make it out alive
'Cause if I live to breathe again
I will forever be a thorn in your side

And I
I am leaving a note
A letter of resignation
From the sick, twisted mess
I've made for myself
Yes, I
I am writing a note
A letter of resignation
From the shallow grave
That I have dug for myself

Rush me to the emergency room
And pray that I don't make it out alive
'Cause if I live to breathe again
I will forever be a thorn in your side
Track Name: The Revolving Voice
It's time I learned to see the trees for the truth
And swim towards fog so thick that I can't see right through
No more black starless nights in homes I've grown up until now
With fences jutting up like bones from carcasses buried in ground
A sip of wine for all of those that I've known peacefully
A sip of poison for each time that I have been deceived
Each message that I send is a symbol of my defiance
Sent off with bombs strapped to their chest
Everyone here's a suspect

And I won't stop 'til I'm out of breath
A lesson I've not forgotten yet
Carrying on, cursed by choice
To hear the sound of the revolving voice
No, I won't stop until there's nothing left
A loss that I've not forgiven yet
Carrying on, cursed by choice
To hear the sound of the revolving voice

I've got more ambition than I've had in my entire life
I've found a way to stop the knives that are trapped in my eyes
My friends all stand together and they will until their deaths
But they're not leaving until they've collected all their debts
So taking note of the poisons and daggers clutched in your hand
I'll stand aside and let you wage war until you cannot stand
Until you realize exactly who you're fighting againt
Fighting like hell when it's over
Revenge robbed me of closure

And I won't stop 'til I'm out of breath
A lesson I've not forgotten yet
Carrying on, cursed by choice
To hear the sound of the revolving voice
No, I won't stop until there's nothing left
A loss that I've not forgiven yet
Carrying on, cursed by choice
To hear the sound of the revolving voice

Is it so arrogant to want a way out of this?
Why should I be subject to the world's sharp edges
I fashioned this casket out of a burning shipwreck
And I'm gonna come down hard
If I am destined to drown with it

And I won't stop 'til I'm out of breath
A lesson I've not forgotten yet
Carrying on, cursed by choice
To hear the sound of the revolving voice
No, I won't stop until there's nothing left
A loss that I've not forgiven yet
Carrying on, cursed by choice
To hear the sound of the revolving voice
Track Name: Hell
I'm not sure about this
But I think we might be going to Hell
We're all in agreement
So please keep your secrets to yourself
I had hope that one day
I'd find out what it was all about
My faith has been replaced
By uncertainty, bloodloss, and doubt

So tell me which is which?
I've spent my life deserving it
I could've been anyone
But I chose this
So tell me which is which
I've spent my life deserving it
Now what have I got to show for it?

This is not to say that
I, myself, have fallen far from grace
As they always claim
Relief is just a stepping stone away
I had visited my father's grave
For voices I heard on my own
I did not find comfort
Beneath the ground, it's just a pile of bones

So tell me which is which?
I've spent my life deserving it
I could've been anyone
But I chose this
So tell me which is which
I've spent my life deserving it
Now what have I got to show for it?

So tell me which is which?
I've spent my life deserving it
I could've been anyone
But I chose this
So tell me which is which
I've spent my life deserving it
Now what have I got to show for it?
Track Name: My Grandfather's Gun
Last night I dreamt I found my grandfather's gun
And used it
On politicians, religious leaders, and bystanders
Unfortunate
So many decent people were born with very special gifts
But they abuse them
I think it's time somebody went and stood up
And forced their eyes open

And so it begins
This downward spiral we were warned about
You cry for attention when no one else is around
I'd hate to see how you'd act when something's at stake
So keep kicking and screaming 'til you find someone to blame

Last night I dreamt of a world where the dead lay down
Like they should be
And I awoke to find them all waiting in my home
Listeningh attentively
The faces, names, and figures were broadcasted
Through my TV screen
But not one of them knows the answers to the questions
That no one seems to need

And so it begins
This downward spiral we were warned about
You cry for attention when no one else is around
I'd hate to see how you'd act when something's at stake
So keep kicking and screaming 'til you find someone to blame

This is how we lost our sight

This is how we're losing time
Track Name: And There Will Be A Great Divide
Someone must be bleeding
'Cause it's all over the floor
They must've not gone far
'Cause the trail ends here
A storm is coming from the east
The wind is picking up real fast
We might not make it out alive
And if we don't...

Will you still be there to watch me sink into the ground,
Or will I be another name and face to you?
We're all passengers on this sinking ship
We all know someone who deserves it
I know I do, and I believe that you do too

You must've said something
'Cause there's blood in your mouth
Your eyes fight sleep
You seem so tired
Did you figure it out all today
Or are you stuck in the same hole?
I'm not sure you want out
'Cause then you won't know what to do with yourself

Will you still be there to watch me sink into the ground,
Or will I be another name and face to you?
We're all passengers on this sinking ship
We all know someone that deserves it
I know I do, and I believe that you do too

Will you still be there to watch me sink into the ground,
Or will I be another name and face to you?
We're all passengers on this sinking ship
Some of us might even deserve it
I know I do, and I believe that you do too

I know you do
Track Name: Life And Love
Sometime soon, the sun is gonna go down
Do you know where you'll be?
(Do you know where you'll be?)
Sometime soon, all hope is gonna die out
(Do you know where you'll be?)
Yes, I know where I'll be

Sometime soon, everything's gonna make sense
But I don't know if I'm ready for it
When that day comes, I will be waiting
But it probably won't happen like I expected

Such is life and love
You caught me recovering from the wreckage
Such is life and love
So wake up and smell the ashes
Such is life and love
You caught me recovering from the wreckage
Such is life and love

Sometime soon, I'll burn this bed I've made
I've laid here trapped for too many days
Sometime soon, I'll find meaning to the words
Until then, I will cling for comfort

Such is life and love
You caught me recovering from the wreckage
Such is life and love
So wake up and smell the ashes
Such is life and love
You caught me recovering from the wreckage
Such is life and love

And the vines they grow up
And strangle the life from this house

(Such is life and love)
You caught me recovering from the wreckage
(Such is life and love)
So wake up and smell the ashes
(Such is life and love)
You caught me recovering from the wreckage

Such is life and love
Track Name: Over And Out
Over and out
She sighed as she turned out the lights
For the last time
I think I've heard this song before
And I don't think I could ever be more proud
Than when I was when you figured it out
It's all a dream and it's time for you to wake up

Everything you once had you have lost
So you place the blame on God
(So you place the blame on God)
'Cause you can't admit you're wrong
The more you settle, the less you strive
Until the breath leaves your insides
(Until the breath leaves your insides)
I won't have to wait too long

So, over and out
And the line went dead
And a curse escaped from my head
I have been down this road before
You think that every breath you take
Is an act of God
You're an exercise in settling for less

Everything you once had you have lost
So you place the blame on God
(So you place the blame on God)
'Cause you can't admit you're wrong
The more you settle, the less you strive
Until the breath leaves your insides
(Until the breath leaves your insides)
I won't have to wait too long

And you live off bringing people down to your size
I will forever be a thorn in your side

Everything you once had you have lost
So you place the blame on God
(So you place the blame on God)
'Cause you can't admit you're wrong
The more you settle, the less you strive
Until the breath leaves your insides
(Until the breath leaves your insides)
I won't have to wait too long

Over and out
(Over and out)

We're over and out
Track Name: Black Heart
Since when did you become a black heart?
Since when did you stray so far?
And I can't tell the difference
Between who you were and who you are
So many things I never said
Strike you like bullets through your head
If I wanted a black hole, I would've stayed shut
There's only so many ways that I can fuck up
And I'm gonna fuck this up
Come on, let's fuck this up

You couldn't get what you wanted from me
So you found a way
To become the person
You've always sworn to hate
And now you're realizing things
You should've known from the start
A perpetual means to an end
To play your precious part
On the night you became a black heart

I was a light that you put out
A modern way to figure things out
But you didn't want it
(No, you didn't want it)
Did you find what you were looking for?
(Yeah, I did, but I don't want it anymore)
I don't want this anymore
It's easier to sort through airplane wreckage
Than it is to sort what's in your head
(What's in your head?)
And I was told that everything ends
But I just hate the way it did
So let's end this

You couldn't get what you wanted from me
So you found a way
To become the person
You've always sworn to hate
And now you're realizing things
You should've known from the start
A perpetual means to an end
To play your precious part
On the night you became a black heart

You couldn't get what you wanted from me
So you found a way
To become the person
You've always sworn to hate
And now you're realizing things
You should've known from the start
A perpetual means to an end
To play your precious part

You couldn't get what you wanted from me
So you found a way (You became a black heart)
To become the person
You've always sworn to hate (You became a black heart)
And now you're realizing things
You should've known from the start (You became a black heart)
A perpetual means to an end
To play your precious part (You became a black heart)
On the night you became a black heart

On the night you became a black heart