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The Concrete Confessional

(2016)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMetalcore, Thrash Metal
LabelsNuclear Blast
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  1
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The Concrete Confessional Lyrics

(13)
Submitted by level Eagles
1. A.D. (2:50)
The dream can't be
What it used to be, ever again

I don't want this dream or the grievance it brings
Can't justify greed at the cost of equality
Tangled in endless archaic chains
Of power, profit, gain
What about the poor bearing poverty's marks
What about the sick whose lives are torn apart
What about those whose rights aren't respected
A nation of youth dejected

It's time to rethink this dream you call American
Corrupt beliefs that some will call their heritage

A burdened soul once searching for liberty
Crowned in debt as the new face of slavery
Tied by design with a senseless hope
And a never ending rope
What about the leaders abusing authority
Corrupt moral compass, guarded bureaucracy
What about those who died so we can live
Our complacency must end

It's time to rethink this dream you call American
Corrupt beliefs that some will call their heritage

The dream can't be
What it used to be, ever again

Spirits of the slain
Hiding in the corners of my mind
Screaming when I kneel to look inside
Stomach fucking turning
And now it's disconcerting
Fight fire with fire, you'll see everyone's burning

Turn on the TV for the murder spree
Get distracted while they take your civil liberty
Thoughts ans prayers again ...
Is that what it'll take
Which industries profit while lives are at stake

Now hear the media fools discuss the killer's mind
Staring at the screen to tell us what they find
Manifesto, dollar worship, get on your knees
So they can sell us a cure for the American disease

It's time to rethink this dream you call American
Corrupt beliefs that some will call their heritage
It's time to rethink this dream you call American
So one day it can mean something real again
2. Looking Down the Barrel of Today (2:41)
Once hat a shotgun to my head
They said I wasn't worth the bullets
Now the world is my trigger and I'm here to fucking pull it

Once hat a shotgun to my head
They said I wasn't worth the bullets
Now the world is my trigger and I'm here to fucking pull it

Still here, still here, I can't hesitate
Eyes wide open, pupils dilate
Still here, right here, set to detonate
I see the swarm, the scavengers await

No sleep, no rest
If that's what it takes to be the best
No sleep, no rest
Must say driven, I can't relent

Once had a knife to my throat
They said I'd wind up in the dirt
I know the ones who doubt me are the ones that really hurt

Still here, still here, I can't hesitate
Eyes wide open, pupils dilate
Still here, right here, set to detonate
I see the swarm, the scavengers await

No sleep, no rest
If that's what it takes to be the best
No sleep, no rest
Must say driven, I can't relent

Came from the gutter
Just missed the grave
Now I'm looking down the barrel of today
Start from nothing
Stop at nothing, hellbent
Never put myself in that position again

Now I'm looking down the barrel of today

Once hat a shotgun to my head
They said I wasn't worth the bullets
Now the world is my trigger
I'll fucking pull it

Once hat a shotgun to my head
They said I wasn't worth the bullets
Now the world is my trigger and I'm here to fucking pull it

No sleep, no rest
Must do what it takes to be the best
No sleep, no rest
Do anything that it takes to be the best
3. Seven Enemies (2:05)
Today is not the fucking day
I sympathize with their pain
Their negative ways
Giving birth to endless cries and complaints
I'm to close, just boiling with rage
I choke on this feeling of war
In my throat every day
Swallowed every bitter pill, now I'm forced to chew
Hearing every vicious word
Their filthy months spew
My thoughts descent into the abyss
My heart is begging me to finish this

Today I wish a motherfucker would try
Think of someone other than themselves one time
Today I wish a motherfucker would try
To see this fucked up world through my eyes

Please god don't let me act on these words
And forgive those who choose to test my last nerve
I see red, can't cleanse it away
They took kindness for weakness
Now they answer on this desperate day
Wake up alone, again nothing's changed
Seven enemies to vanquish one by one
Hatred bisters the surface of my tongue

Today I wish a motherfucker would try
Think of someone other than themselves one time
Today I wish a motherfucker would try
To see this fucked up world through my eyes

Not today
I thought they'd find a better way
Today is not the fucking day
4. In the Walls (2:10)
Leave no eye open
To weep for the fallen
A strange stillness
Has started to sink in

Inside the wall is scum and trash
Blind from birth, only see what they lack
Outside these walls, filth and shame
Standing on unmarked asylum graves

Something in the walls
I hear them scratch, I hear them crawl
Something in the walls
The lurking fear has trapped them all

When you're in league with vermin and bums
It's no surprise all you get is crumbs
When you're the worst, the worst of all kinds
No one's shocked you're trapped inside


Something in the walls
I hear them scratch, I hear them crawl
Something in the walls
The lurking dread has trapped them all
Something in the walls
Blessed are the blind that feed them well

Rats, rats
5. From Grace We've Fallen (2:41)
Sickness has come

Disorder comes in many forms
See the faces of angels deformed
Moral decay, icons razed
Witness another glimpse into the darkest age

Welcome to chaos
This is the fall of those who betrayed us
Come one, die all
Bodies put to flame as the heavens fall
No shelter from the downpour
Halos replaced by crimson thorns
Weakness breaks all solemn vows
Will all be deserted forever now

From grace we've fallen
In deceit we trust
Delusions reign
All that's iron, turns to rust

From grace we've fallen
In deceit we trust
Delusions reign
What once was brilliant, now hast turned to rust

Sickness has come
This has all become too much

Atrocities like never seen before
Innocence burns, children ripped from parent's arms
Separation from this world
Mankind reduced to feed the worms
No one to shield us from this storm
Saints now wear their bloodied crowns
Weakness breaks all solemn vows
Will all be forsaken forever now

From grace we've fallen
In deceit we trust
Delusions reign
All that's iron, turns to rust

From grace we've fallen
In deceit we trust
Delusions reign
What once was brilliant, now hast turned to rust

Sickness has come
This has left us in disgust
The sickness has come
6. Us Against Us (2:04)
They say there's a sky above
Can you see it from the holes they've dug
Gotta have a soul first to sell it
Everyone's got a story and they're dying to tell it
In the land of blame, new cells with new strings
Division and doubt is what they crave
So fucking lost in a web of shit
There's almost no one left that won't get caught in it

Slaves to the screen
Disciples of greed
They want our end and they have the means
Slaves to the screen
Injustice machines

Slaves to the screen
Fanatics and fiends
Disarmed by powers that be
When there's no one left to trust
It's us against us

Leaders crown with false patriotic wreaths
Spewing promises of opportunity
Disillusions, we imprison those
Who numb their hearts and minds just to cope
It's plain to see they don't even care
Erasing equality, dismissing what's fair
History forgotten conveniently
Is destined to happen again repeatedly

Slaves to the screen
Disciples of greed
They want our end and they have the means
Slaves to the screen
Injustice machines

Slaves to the screen
Fanatics and fiends
Disarmed by powers that be
When there's no one left to trust
It's us against us

We are all just caught in the injustice machine
7. Something's Off (3:49)
There's a beast in every man who breathes
With him from birth until beside him in the grave
A hideous presence just aching for release
It's chains aren't as strong as its memory

It lies dormant so far from dead
Grating on me, this uninvited sense
Its whisper like branches as they bend
Twisting, grinding, just threatening to snap

Floods of frustration, cascading in my skull
On the axis back and forth, the swinging pendulum
So much damage, bashing each wall
I hear the sand pounding in the hourglass as it falls

Sometimes I just wish I could shut it all
Off, off
The endless rage that tells me something's
Off, off
The voice that's spitting lies just turn it
Off, off
Tear away the scabs, I want them
Off, off
The demon on my back, just pull him off

There it is again, telling you you can't
That lump in your throat, you fight to swallow back
There it is again, hoping that you won't
Wishing failure but not giving up the ghost

Silent voices, stabbing at peace
Pushing off fingers from the ledge of sanity
Like a thousand leeches, feeding on your wits
Making something meaningless seem significant

Sometimes I just wish I could shut it all
Off, off
The endless rage that tells me something's
Off, off
The voice that's spitting lies just turn it
Off, off
Tear away the scabs, I want them
Off, off
The demon on my back, just pull him off

This uninvited guest inside my brain
Whit every thread whispered I feel nothing
And when I'm at my best in intervenes
How can I get anyone else to relate

Silent voices, stabbing at peace
On the edge, pushing my fingers off, off

Off, off
The endless rage that tells me something's
Off, off
The voice that's spitting lies just turn it
Off, off
Tear away the scabs, I want them
Off, off
The demon on my back, just pull him off
8. Remember When (2:40)
Remember when is a phrase for fools
The here and now is what I choose
It was better then is a saying I dread
Will they ever under-fucking-stand

I don't regret
Not one single shred
I let the weak lament
Now I'm eager to forget

The past is like a virus to some it infects
A vestige of thoughts that I once had
Now they want to tell me that it's not the same
Some of us follow a path they can't see

Remember when is a saying I reject
What if today is all that we get
It was better then well than I don't recall
Will they ever stand or just crawl

I don't regret
Not one single shred
I let the weak lament
Now I'm eager to forget

Will they ever
Will they ever
Will they ever
Under-fucking-stand
9. Slaughtered in Their Dreams (2:16)
Evil infects this place
All innocence
Nailed to a stake
I see murder, I see rape
I see children slaughtered in their dreams

Shedding blood, in its wake
There's no end to the hate
So we're headed into the flames
As we're paralyzed in this state

Aggression is their messiah
Resentment filled with twisted desire
Tempers reveal true repulsion
Unending blind devotion

Live, how can they live
Breathe, how can the breathe
Sleep, how do they sleep
When there are children slaughtered in their dreams

Taking solace, giving pause
Now the effect becomes the cause
So destructive, so numb
Sacrifice will not be enough

Progression can never be achieved
Soulless in the fiber of their being
Deliverance attained by none
Expression suppressed once again

Live, how can they live
Breathe, how can the breathe
Sleep, how do they sleep
When there are children slaughtered in their dreams

Butchered, maimed
Mangled as they slept
Slaughtered, tortured
The part we've forgotten
Was never to forget

Slaughtered, tortured, murdered in their sleep
The story we are told is a horror to believe
How do we exist, rest and breathe
Go about our lives with children dying as they dream
10. The Apex Within (2:29)
They seek out the sick, the weak and lame
To find their flaws and scatter the bait
All joy will be buried for their primal urge
To lessen the strain and cull the herd
All they want is to silence the flock
More helpless prey in their endless hunt
We must be prepared, prepared to strike
In that moment they come knocking in the night

Wolves don't lose sleep
Over the cries of sheep
They awake baring teeth
From nights of predator dreams

Bare my teeth, shed my skin
Let me embrace the apex within
They hunger death, I'll give them more
Become the hunter with wolves at my door

Little do they know the hunt is now for them
This grey line between us growing so thin
Inclined to aggression with violence in mind
Are we too foolish to see the divide

Wolves don't lose sleep
Over the cries of sheep
They awake baring teeth
From nights of predator dreams

Wolves don't lose sleep
Over the cries of sheep
Bare my teeth, shed my skin
And embrace the apex within

Wolves don't lose sleep
Over the cries of sheep
They awake baring teeth
From nights of...
11. Walking the Knife (2:36)
You only know life's worth
When you're taken to a place
Where life means nothing
You only know what hurts
When you dig to a place
Where the pain stops coming

Some days will give you the ground
Some days will give you the rope
Someone will hand you the poison
Who is it that pours it down your throat

Follow follow
What your gut is telling you or
Swallow swallow
Swallow what they're feeding you
Death is on one side, the other is life
Neither seems bright
When you're walking the knife
Follow follow
What your gut is telling you or
Swallow swallow
Swallow what they're feeding you
Looking at both sides, foes or friends
Lighting the candle that burns both ends

You only know love's weight
When you're carried to a place
Where acceptance is real
You only put your faith
In the places you know it's truly sincere
Failure's on one side, the other is growth
Neither is a choice
When you're beneath the earth

Follow follow
What your gut is telling you or
Swallow swallow
Swallow what they're feeding you
Death is on one side, the other is life
Neither seems bright
When you're walking the knife
Follow follow
What your gut is telling you or
Swallow swallow
Swallow what they're feeding you
Looking at both sides, foes or friends
Lighting the candle that burns both ends

Follow follow
What your gut is telling you or
Swallow swallow
Swallow what they're feeding you

Follow follow
What your gut is telling you or
Swallow swallow
Swallow what they're feeding you
Death is on one side, the other is life
Neither seems bright
When you're walking the knife
12. Dissonance (2:12)
When the end of sanity comes to you
What will the silence say
Will you express any remorse or throw decency away
Clear conscience is forfeit when a heart's plays false by praise
Harmony ends swiftly, withers, dies and dissipates

Always unwilling to give, so self-obsessed without respect
Always unwilling to give but they take take take
So many unfazed by greed, just arrogant so ignorant
So many in dire need but they wait wait wait

Then comes forth a message
A lesson you'll surely learn
Confidence is fragile so we see the damage earned
A propped up false identity, bearing a faceless mark
Dignity was not preserved, now we're at a loss

Always unwilling to give, so self-obsessed without respect
Always unwilling to give but they take take take
So many unfazed by greed, just arrogant so ignorant
So many in dire need but they wait wait wait

All I hear is dissonance
13. Serve Your Masters (2:55)
I've heard them all say the road to hell is paved
With intentions of the good at heart
Their morals keep them watching
Redemption is flaunted
But temptation is so hard to ward off

Hell, is the grin of the sadist preacher
Hell, the taste of every sin and vice
Hell, the eyes of the obedient masses
At the bottom's where you'll
Dwell and smile like the smug entitled
Dwell among the waste in exile
Dwell with the needle in your fucking arm

You serve your master well
Now serve your master in hell

Flesh needs flesh
Blood needs blood
Have you served your masters well enough
Lust needs lust
Hate needs hate
You live in the hell you create

You serve your masters so well

Their nightmares are made of songs hell's choir sings
The screams of the damned so clear
The rivers of fire, oceans of blood
Will pale in comparison to here

Hell, Hell, Hell
You serve your masters well

Hell, is the grin of the sadist preacher
Hell, the taste of every sin and vice
Hell, the eyes of the obedient masses
At the bottom's where you'll
Dwell and smile like the smug entitled
Dwell among the waste in exile
Dwell with the needle in your fucking arm

You serve your master so well
Now serve your master in hell

Flesh needs flesh
Blood needs blood
Have you served your masters well enough
Lust needs lust
Hate needs hate
You live in the hell you create
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