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released July 27, 2018

written and arranged by: jonathan kaplan and sebastian komor
lyrics by: jonathan kaplan
mixed and mastered by: sebastian komor
vocal recording engineer: ted onyszczak
album artwork: phil fensterer

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Track Name: in service to the gods
lining up
side by side
weapons sharp
the torches lit

counting down
staring up
yelling out
charging in

watch the village burning
see the people flee
frightened of the darkness
raging inside me

murder preserves holiness
in service to the gods
death is what they wanted
exterminate with love

the heretics must suffer
to bring in the new age
they must die or worship
the choice is theirs to make

the infidels despise us
but they are all condemned
we are here to save them
they will thank us in the end

watch the village burning
see the people flee
frightened of the darkness
raging inside me

murder preserves holiness
in service to the gods
death is what they wanted
exterminate with love

watch the village burning
see the people flee
frightened of the darkness
raging inside me

murder preserves holiness
in service to the gods
death is what they wanted
exterminate with love

in service to the gods
in service to the gods
in service to the gods
in service to the gods
in service to the gods
Track Name: gods amongst men
hope, was never mine before
they came to me,
and showed me i was wrong.
by lifting me, giving me a way
to live a life
until i was betrayed.

i can’t trust this world that i have found
i’ve been told that i’m living with the damned
and they say there is nothing they can do
all i think of is disappointing you

time, was never on my side
it eluded me
just beyond my grasp
taunting me
as though it were the victim
taking orders from a world that i want to leave behind

i can’t trust this world that i have found
i’ve been told that i’m living with the damned
and they say there is nothing they can do
all i think of is disappointing you

there are gods amongst men
tearing us apart
playing a game
they think we belong to

there are gods amongst men
taking it all
leaving behind
a planet of ashes

there are gods amongst men
hiding with us
destroying our lives
yet we welcome them
Track Name: here for you
you feel
just pain
you see
no end

you feel
just pain

waking up, wanting numbness
losing need to find a reason
to go on, and continue
fighting never ending battles

all this hardship isn’t worth it
fleeting moments of elation
overshadowed by the sickness
corrupting everything

every day the dread
becomes the only thing
that constantly reminds
that suffering is life

you feel
just pain
you see
no end

you feel
just pain

i just can't bear to see you hide
i know that suffering is all you've ever known in life
and i can't bear to hear your screams
i know that there is nothing i can give you to relieve you
but i can't bear to watch you die
i know that you feel broken, cast aside, your wounds still open

you feel
just pain
you see
no end

you feel
just pain
you see
no end

burned again,
and forgotten
all alone,
to deal with failure

constantly reflecting
you don’t matter
to the world that’s better
off without you

thoughts of those
who claim to be your
loved ones, guiding lights to follow
who are
tearing you apart


you feel
just pain
you see
no end

you feel
just pain
you see
no end

you feel
just pain
you see
no end

i just can't bear to see you hide
i know that suffering is all you've ever known in life
and i can't bear to hear your screams
i know that there is nothing i can give you to relieve you
but i can't bear to watch you die
i know that you feel broken, cast aside, your wounds still open
Track Name: heaven has lost its mind
its game’s been set in motion
the pieces all laid out
the landscape too familiar
the plane is cast in doubt

the order is divided
the people are the pawns
their motive is infected
prepared to die in vain

commands have all been given
the sacrifices start
laid to waste in billions
the endless waves go on

yet heaven’s narcissism
demands to be adored
it wants us all to covet
but fears that we abhor

if heaven is real then the world is in danger
heaven has lost its mind
it seems to the world that the heavens are playing them
heaven has lost its mind
it wants to be loved so it offers us suffering
heaven has lost its mind
and in the end its extortion is failing us
heaven has lost its mind

if heaven is real then the world is in danger
it seems to the world that the heavens are playing them
it wants to be loved so it offers us suffering
and in the end its extortion is failing us

if heaven is real then the world is in danger
heaven has lost its mind
it seems to the world that the heavens are playing them
heaven has lost its mind
it wants to be loved so it offers us suffering
heaven has lost its mind
and in the end its extortion is failing us
heaven has lost its mind

if heaven is real then the world is in danger
heaven has lost its mind
if heaven is real then the world is in danger
heaven has lost its mind
Track Name: taking back control
i can feel in me
there is something growing
coming from within

fires fueled by darkness
binding to the madness
set aflame with sin

taking back control
gathering the will
forging forth to find
peace, and claim my mind

embers falling slowly
floating all around me
is this victory?

memories etched in anguish
digging through the ashes
i am what remains

taking back control
taking back control
taking back control
taking back control

taking back control
knowing there's so much more
wanting what can be
finding strength in me
Track Name: no words of power
i’ll say no prayers for you
nothing would change
my words are no defence
but this i swear

until the world is ending
i’ll be here, and maintaining
no words of power
but you do

i will not lie for you
and waste the breath
no need to sacrifice
all you have left


i’ll say no prayers for you
nothing would change
my words are no defence
but this i swear

until the world is ending
i’ll be here, and maintaining
no words of power
but you do

and when all this is over
you will be stronger knowing
no words were needed
it was you



until the world is ending
i’ll be here, and maintaining
no words of power
but you do

and when all this is over
you will be stronger knowing
no words were needed
it was you

no words will ever harm you
nor will they ever save you
effects of gods that are not real



i said no prayers for you
nothing has changed
my words weren’t needed
and this i swear
Track Name: no fear and no hate
floods of lies
used to wage a war
all to change our hearts
but not our minds
preaching contempt
to those that are different
although their struggle
is shared by everyone
but fear distorts all kindness
hate turns a man, into a monster
then claims we're damned

no heaven for me
and i won't fall
i see no light
no higher call

i need no glory
defined by hate
no afterlife
that i await

no fear and no hate
no fear and no hate
no fear and no hate
no fear and no hate

holding strong
until the tides recede
days will change when minds will win their hearts

no heaven for me
and i won't fall
i see no light
no higher call

i need no glory
defined by hate
no afterlife
that i await

no fear and no hate
no fear and no hate
no fear and no hate
no fear and no hate
no fear and no hate