Wild & Fantastic

by Jovian

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released 07 August 2015

Recorded at Earlygrayce Studio in Louisville, KY by Jordan Haynes.

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Track Name: Deforest
Chop down the trees
Chop down the trees in my forest of dreams

Bitter consequences from yesterday’s infractions
Seizing my treason, season by season, you’re still lacking meaningful reason
Thought I was your seed and expected some compassion
Drastically tragic, rabid savage, we’re just wild and fantastic

Anything you build, can fall down around you
Berate it, you hate it, I'm stripped of my dream
Anything you love has the power to kill you
Create it, I made it, I've been stripped of my dream

I felt them, sever me from beneath
Put their cold ax to me
And the chopped me, sever me from beneath
Down like a rotting tree
They traced my roots like the scales of a snake
I tried stand tall as I felt every limb break

Carving hate in the bark of your children
Seizing my treason, season by season, you’re still lacking meaningful reason
Tell them not to breathe in the air of thy villain
Drastically tragic, rabid savage, we’re just wild and fantastic

Anything you build, can fall down around you
Berate it, you hate it, I'm stripped of my dream
Anything you love has the power to kill you
Create it, I made it, I've been stripped of my dream

I felt them, sever me from beneath
Put their cold ax to me
And the chopped me, sever me from beneath
Down like a rotting tree
They traced my roots like the scales of a snake
I tried to stand tall as I felt every limb break

I was what I once was
I am what I am
And every fallen forest has a story of denial
And this very piece of paper, experienced a time of exile
Track Name: Self Made Renegade (ft. Zachary Evans of Automagik)
Rising from the depths of my removal
Retribution sought without your approval
I wanna see flames drown the town
Where the bodies of kings can’t be found
No ones safe from the renegade you have made
No ones safe in a village raid driven by hate

I am the monster that you have created
I’ll take the role of being the hated
Unstopped unless I am beheaded
Because the disdain is embedded
My revenge is now stirring
Something I don’t see you curing
The line I drew is quickly blurring
I love these visions of everything burning

Shot down like a dog in the streets

Let the great memories die

There’s something wicked that surges and swells inside of me
It ruptures at the seams and sprouts form the hole in my soul
Take a man’s purpose and expect a response
Plotting ways to retrieve all that’s been lost

Wrap a rat in wire and it’ll chew its way out
Box the vermin in and it’ll claw a new route
I’ll find those who operate in the shadows
Using my entrails as a noose at the gallows
If you’re a snake in the grass
I’m the shark beneath your life raft
Exfoliate and annihilate
Exterminate the magistrate
Violate and perpetuate
Rinse and repeat

I was the champion of your crusades
Cut from your cloth phase-by-phase
Now just a face on the tip of a stake
The target of onslaught in your parade
Scurry a stampede of the weak
Crushed in hopes that my spirit leaks
You can silence a spirit that never sleeps
Doubt only awakes to achieve new feats

There’s something wicked that surges and swells inside of me
It ruptures at the seams and sprouts form the hole in my soul
Take a man’s purpose and expect a response
Plotting ways to retrieve all that’s been lost
Track Name: Venomous Tongues
Cultivate the masses to overwhelm the structure
Smooth out my skin for the preferred puncture
Stamping on sacred ground with a prized salute
Death told me to find comfort in the noose

Spill venomous tongues
Orchestrate your search
Calibrate the artillery

Locate the target
Execute the orders
Bury any remnants

Sell me on feeling special, elevate me to another level
Just another empty promise, that I'm left sorting through
Transfer your allegiance, while I'm openly bleeding
Just another empty promise, that I'm left sorting through

Quietly questioning the web I'm wound in
Sifting through the fragments of a once strong structure

Clip my wings and take my soul, that I've given so freely
The very man you built, you now deconstruct
Knot my strings and sell me out oh so easily
Am I the enemy? Am I the Enemy?

I'd die for the cause
yet, I'm the villain
quickly we're inverted
why am I the one?

Emancipate removal
Tear out the weakness
Carve insurrection
I am your enemy

Guide me through my arrival, while concocting your phantom trial
Just another empty promise, that I'm left sorting through
Building blocks of disillusion, behind the scenes of your solution
Just another empty promise, that I'm left sorting through

Quietly questioning the web I'm wound in
Sifting through the fragments of a once strong structure

Clip my wings and take my soul, that I've given so freely
Knot my strings and sell me out oh so easily
The very man you built, you now deconstruct
(Am I the enemy? Am I the Enemy?)

Build me up and now I'm the pariah
Providing fuel for your complex of the messiah
Am I the enemy?
Am I the enemy?
I'll be your enemy
I am your enemy
(Is this what you hope to achieve?)

Spilling venomous tongues
Orchestrating your search
Emancipate removal
Tearing out the weakness

I am your enemy
Track Name: Slander
Cascade the perfect picture
Retributions lucid when you're crawling on your knees
Insecurities lurking without self control
Starving for salvation of relief we can't see

Author your narrative and let it swallow me in the swell

Put me on display for my public execution
Taken off at the neck for their amusement
Hang my body for all traitors to take witness
Burn out my influence, no rest until they're finished

The last piece of history must cease
New hunger at the basis of a wolves' feast
Pull apart the limbs of a budding tree
Clear the path for creation to roam free
They no longer want my presence
They no longer want me alive

I'm eliminated not for who I am
I'm eliminated for {who I might become }

My name resonates in the mouths of many
Festering amidst the negligence of facts
A thousand voices sing their hate piece
A thousand eyes see the evil that they believe

Slaughter me in slander
crucify the witch hunt
Slaughter me in slander
crucify the witch hunt

reap rape and rapture
the very idea that you want captured

Cascade the perfect picture
Retributions lucid when you're crawling on your knees
Insecurities lurking without self control
Starving for salvation of relief we can't see
Track Name: Home, Sweet Home
Was it you that transformed us?
Into walking death, living corpses
Demon House, Demon House
Was it you that sentenced us?
Into darkness so deep, an endless course
Demon House, Demon House

Brother, sister
Mother, father
First born son
Your curse
Every moon
There's a new wound
Birthed from your womb
Your curse infiltrates us

We sleep in blankets of curses
Choking on the air of feeling worthless
Carving our headstones, with each passing day
Digging our graves, because that's what you say

Resting in beds of coals
Bathing in your cesspools
under you caving walls

Waking to a field of fire
Burn out infected pores
Dying on sacred grounds
Your curse infiltrates us

The pressure's become permanent
Engulfing our every move
Distorting moments of peace
your curse become us

Cut off our limbs
Felt from within

Was it you that transformed us?
Into walking death, living corpses
Demon House, Demon House
Was it you that sentenced us?
Into darkness so deep, an endless course

You accepted us when we were orphans on the street
You gave us that sense of 'normal' in times of defeat
Day-by-day times grew harder
Growing vines covered our hope
You grew, leaving us like a plant in the shadows as we sought the sunlight
Your hands felt the hope slip through our bodies
Ghosts haunt your halls and spirits crawl through your walls
Your cut our limbs
And you knock our knees
We tried to be brave, but in this house we won’t be saved

You were to be my comfort
You were to make us family
You were to show us love
You were supposed to be my home

Fostering the seed of our family tree
Enriching the soil with the blood we bleed
Track Name: Wild Worship (ft. Brent Mills of Greyhaven)
You are, I am, they are, we are

Wild and fantastic
Wild and fantastic
Wild and fantastic
We're just upright animals

Untamed beasts
Untamed beasts
Untamed beasts
We're just upright animals

Beneath the surface pumps a rage
Place us in and rattle the cage
Stoic organisms rupture the surface
Pounding our chests in a wild worship
Knuckles dragging until we expose bone
Scathing vocal chords until they're blown
Watch us quake and turn the the page
Place us in and rattle the cage

Another bloom of our human nature
We're primal creatures carved from ancient rock
We resurrect life into the human spirit
We give birth to the destruction that we crave

A fossilized, primitive heartbeat pounds in my chest
I want it to release, I want it to let go
I want it to explode!

Let chaos reign, let fury spew from every orifice of our bodies
Let chaos reign, let fury spew from every orifice of our bodies

Wait for it, then let it breath. Watch it grown in our hands.
Mingle and morph into what we know
Dissolve and dwarf into the body that shows.
Wait for it, then let it breath. Watch it grown in our hands.
Mingle and morph into what we know
Evolve, and warp, we're just upright animals
Track Name: The Trees Will Know
Plan the escape in the creases of our minds
Exit through the valley of wonder
Dust of the scent you've left on the trail
Look through my skin for a target to impale
Desecrate the body we use to conceal what haunts us in our dreams
Fortify the walls that crumble under the cover of darkness
Nothing haunts us like that which lives in the corners of our minds
A sinister reminder that we never truly make it out alive

Shed my skin of this swallowed poison
Let my teeth splint open a smile
I want to die and be arisen
I want to be forced to protect my own survival

We walk around in our own heads, our own heads
Trying to repay ourselves of our own debts
Standing above our bodies contemplating our own deaths
Hedging our bets on the hope that anything is left

It weighs heavy on my mind, something I can't define
Sights burn holes through me, as I navigate the trees
Silently stalking the prey, as I race to get away
The chase will never cease, until I let my fear feast

Scalp my wounded body and take any pride I have left
Skin my tortured soul and expose what I've kept inside

Plan the escape in the creases of our minds
Exit through the valley of wonder
Dust of the scent that you've left on the trail
Look through my skin for a target to impale
Desecrate the body we use to conceal what haunts us in our dreams
Fortify the walls that crumble underneath the cover of darkness
Nothing haunts us like that which lives in the corners of our minds
A sinister reminder that we never truly make it out alive

I think I'm running free, but all the trees are looking at me
I think I'm running free, but all the trees are looking for me
I hear those footsteps coming
I hear those footsteps coming because we're all running from something
I hear those footsteps coming because we're all running from something

Phantoms vanish but brandish a lurking presence
Tangible and capable of serving our own death sentence
Track Name: Self Talk
The weight of thoughts collapse my chest
Wake to memories trying to confess
Dreams dance over fire without peace
Caskets filled with my casualties
I walk these empty streets of my broken mind
Search for what’s pulled me down

I feel the demons preaching, in this consulate of teaching
And this curse is a reaping, in my demon house

Stationary statues that wither in the wind
The road we all travel comes to its very end
Worthless in purpose at my present state
Thoughts collapse my open mind from self-hate

I wrote these stories down in my head
I spoke in verse and painted the scenes
I watched the stories speak to the dead
I made the sun rise and empires crumble

The weight of thoughts collapse my chest
Wake to memories trying to confess
Dreams dance over fire without peace
Caskets filled with my casualties

I feel the demons preaching, in this consulate of teaching
And this curse is a reaping, in my demon house

Stationary statues that wither in the wind
The road we all travel comes to its very end
Worthless in purpose at my present state
Thoughts collapse my open mind from self-hate

I wrote these stories down in my head
I spoke in verse and painted the scenes
I watched the stories speak to the dead
I made the sun rise and empires crumble

Not again, not again. I'm on the front line of my mind
Not again, not again. i can't sleep unless the words rhyme
Here again, here again. Lonely drives and a wandering mind
Here again, here again. Lonely drives and a wandering mind
The weight of thoughts collapse my chest
Wake to memories trying to confess
Dreams dance over fire without peace
Caskets filled with my casualties

I will make peace with the war inside my mind

I wrote these stories down
I spoke in verse and painted the scenes
I watched these stories speak
I made the sun rise
Track Name: Buried
An honest entry to life
I carry genuine intentions
You breath new life
And for the first time I feel my heart beating

Quickly descending, spiraling out of control
My thoughts they are aching
Miserable, I don’t deserve you

Time carves its meaning
Time weighs our minds in phases
The days become the night
The years become our lives

You saved me, you saved me
From an egotiscial letdown
You saved me, you saved
From an emotional breakdown
I was buried in a pile of bones
From the skeletons I left alone
I was buried
Track Name: Bloom
They tried to bury me
But didn't know I was a seed
Now the dirt passes through my teeth
As I rise from the grave where they tried to seal me

The dirt passes through my teeth
Where they tried to bury me

I won't die easy
I won't rest until you swallow your teeth
I won't die easy
I won't sleep until you face the reaping

Armed with unmatched confidence
This is the sinner's dominance
On a journey to the promise land
In a time where faith's in high demand

I'm not demanding fame or glory
Just another chance to tell my story

When roots and wounds run deep
Hanging from the edge where that peak's steep
But from above I have that eagle's view
And from below I rise with a few
The same blood the runs through my veins
We fight together through the same pains
Line em up, cut em down, now what's that make the body count?

Pass your act of dissension
I'll surface again from my hollowed body
Rising from the dead, with my senses cracked
There's no escaping, you have a target on your back
Crawling through this empty space
In hopes that you might escape

I've found the descent of my darkness
As I look at the scars from your carvings
Draining the psyche of all I claim to be
But the reprise is ripe and no time for wasting

Everything you fear is exactly what you created
You've made a content spirit supremely motivated

They can chop us down and laugh at our corpses in vein
the end is near for your reign
They can chop us down and laugh at our corpses in vein
I envision your death as a king is slain

When you empower a hammer
There's always going to be a need for a nail

They tried to bury me
But didn't know I was a seed
Now this dirt passes through my teeth
As I rise from the grave where they tried to seal me
Track Name: Tortured Wisdom
They've run my body through smoldering coals
They've carved my bark and exposed a naked soul
Life often entraps and embattles us with existence
I've seen greater men than me toil with tribulations
But if you can survive and reflect upon your demons
You will arise with a tortured wisdom

You can’t hold in deep breaths forever
You have to exhale every now and then
We know not where we’re going
Only what we hope to become

Now i'm setting my roots and breaking through the surface
I'm budding better fruits with my greatest sense of purpose
I was full, but they x'd me out
I am empty, but I'm still driven

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future
As time slips by Its become so clear that I have not time for
Emotions of vengeance and fear

I want to release the hate from my heart
This is the genesis of my ascension

They've run my body through smoldering coals
They've carved my bark and exposed a naked soul
Life often entraps and embattles us with existence
I've seen greater men than me toil with tribulations
But if you can survive and reflect upon your demons
You will arise with a tortured wisdom

You can’t hold in deep breaths forever
You have to exhale every now and then
We know not where we’re going
Only what we hope to become

This is the greatest moment of our lives
We have survived and we're alive
I was full, but I've been X'd out
I am empty, but I'm still driven
This is the greatest time of our lives
We have survived and we are alive
release the hate from my heart
this is the genesis of my ascension
(If I were to die today, no one would remember my name
and that’s a shame because I have so much to say)