Committed To The Ground

by Torch Runner

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released June 28, 2012

To Live A Lie Records
Communitas Records
Southern Lord Records



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Track Name: Current
a dead world caught in the wake of our indifference. our feet eroded by rain. to find a new fate i fight the fray of life- struggling to tear it apart i break truth with the distortion of my dreams, and lay broken as their tread covers me.
Track Name: Incendiary
may our hands remain stronger than that of a god. and the voice that we follow will show itself to be our own. the ability in our minds- never out of reach. it is the only true freedom we will ever know. my mind, my will, my life, my power. made for no gods.
Track Name: Feeding
value in life based on something we perceive to be more than animation. what sets me apart from the nature that i ignore? nothing. i am nothing. i am the illusion of meaning, which stands empty and hollow. blinded by the desire for a purpose beyond that of any other life (i have none). we have failed- in a world that would have been better off never knowing us. we have failed and it doesn't even fucking matter.
Track Name: Canon Cast
selling yourself into these secrets will only seal your eyes with fear, and you cannot see there is no mystery. no unkown. no sacred fucking places. these threads fall all around us, and only fuse where we turn away. the space between them is the only constant- a void of our own fear.
Track Name: Clocked In
through selling myself i break away, but still i pay for the illusion- biding my time until i fall back in. my place lies in the currency of fallen hopes and forgotten dreams. escape is in the mind alone.
Track Name: Committed to the Ground
committed to the ground for the sake of the life it has given me. there is no person to pay, no figures to behold. the life that is given is the same that i will return. i am not waiting to be born again, and i am not destined for any fucking thing. my unbroken comfort. what once represented an unending fear now serves as my proudest truth- my complete nothingness. may i return to that from which i came. taking nothing, and leaving everything. i am committed to the ground.
Track Name: Rede
hope placed in others standing over us. looking for their guidance- heads raised to the sky, all thoughts gone. falling on our knees. closing our mouths, folding our hands. shutting our eyes, and swallowing their words. all for nothing.
Track Name: Harrow
having my eyes ripped out would be a blessing- to never have to see what i cannot reach. why is it so hard for me to turn my back on myself? forever stuck under the weight of this world, and only because of my resistance. i have the power to find my feet, to stop this eroding earth. but to rise in this would be an empty action- as a dead tree still stands unaware. is that truly power, or my fear?
Track Name: The Holy Are The Broken
all of these things you do in his name. justified through a voice no one hears. rest assured you are secured in his loving arms. you will rise as the world dies, in your mind alone.
Track Name: Tolled
our aversions are so quickly exhausted. we bow to fill the coffers that we are so quick to condemn. we were born blind, long before these desires covered our eyes. and we have no aspiration to see.
Track Name: Pulpit Plague
a world grown grey that calls our dead and cold to be damned. a blind rite from a dead mans cause. you have cut out my tongue. in wrath i spit on your name. i am not lost, but you are blind. blinded by the shroud that covers your world, and a cross that forces you to kneel.
Track Name: Vestige
years spent making up for a life laid before me. working against myself for a voice of my own. the voice grows louder, with every beat of my goddamn heart. this voice is of myself, and it grows of my desire to be free of these tithes. alone. with no one. nothing. i do not desire the loneliness of a soul, or the emptiness of salvation. the heavens have opened, and they have nothing for me. i turn my back on their light, so that i may cast a shadow of my own.