Wild & Fantastic

by Jovian

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1.
Deforest 03:06
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Slander 03:37
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Self Talk 04:21
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
9.
Buried 02:47
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
10.
Bloom 04:01
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
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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)

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released August 7, 2015

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

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