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The Campaign

(2012)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresMetalcore
LabelsBullet Tooth
Album rating :  85 / 100
Votes :  1
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The Campaign Lyrics

(11)
Submitted by level chelsea485
1. Kings of Deceit (feat. Dustin Davidson of August Burns Red) (4:09)
Life, keeps moving on as if nothing happened.
With questions we have failed to ask.
Convince ourselves that these questions matter,
But when we ask they remain unanswered.

We all watch in suspense
Waiting for the climax,
But we've been waiting too long.

Our kingdom overthrown and a king,
Our king dethroned
By the kings of deceit.

Reciting out lines made up of lies.
Reading the script thinking we're wise.
Deep inside the roles you'll find
The plot to conquer all mankind.

Power doesn't come from the barrel of a gun.

A shift that defines our strength,
To defy your crushing weight
Where justice seeks corruption,
And freedom saves the weak.

We all watch in suspense
Waiting for the climax,
But we've been waiting too long.

Our kingdom overthrown and a king,
Our king dethroned
By the kings of deceit.

Reciting out lines made up of lies.
Reading the script thinking we're wise.
Deep inside the roles you'll find
The plot to conquer all mankind.

And when we ask, they remain unanswered!

I'm done reciting your lies.
I won't stop until I find the truth.
This time I will dethrone you.

Power doesn't come form the barrel of a gun.
It comes from truth,
And we will seek out justice.
Your death will not be in vain.
2. You Will Be Replaced (4:09)
It seems the walls are closing in. The clock defeats another day. With
each step we're pushing forth. This is the only way. Your taunts have only
increased our pace. You sad men, it's time to be replaced and discarded.
Until we collapse or breathe our last.

We're fighting as hard as we can to not be forgotten. We're running as
fast as we can. To the front lines we live on forever.

We've been dismissed and disgraced. Our hands are fit to be tied. Mark my
words: I've faced my fears, and now these fists are free to fight. I know
the way to freedom, my faults will not defeat me. We know the path to
justice, and these walls cannot contain us or persuade us. Until I
collapse or breathe my last.

We're fighting as hard as we can to not be forgotten. We're running as
fast as we can. To the front lines we live on forever.

You will be replaced.

We're fighting as hard as we can to not be forgotten. We're running as
fast as we can. To the front lines we live on forever. We will never be
forgotten. Forever. We will never be forgotten.
3. We the Machines (3:25)
Building the god of technology,
Our evolution grants us
Passage to a higher plain.

A war is waging against humanity.
Can we fight them off
Or will we forever be

Changed, by our own invention
Have we gone too far?
Is this our best intention?
Have we forgotten what we
Who we are?

What makes us human
If not the soul?

You set these gears in motion
With no hesitation
And this time they won't
Grind to a halt.

This machine that you've created
Will be the one that slays you.
We will forever be

Changed, by our own invention
Have we gone too far?
Is this our best intention?
Have we forgotten what we
Who we are?
Have we forgotten who we are?

Our frail bodies were programmed to die.
We were destined to decay.
So let my body rot away.
Lest my soul never takes flight.
4. Bohemian (feat. Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire) (4:00)
You stood before me with empty promises,
offering what I don't need.
There is no beating heart, just breaking inhibitions.
She'll chew you up and spit you out.

You say you wear your heart on your sleeve,
but you mean only to decieve.
You have become my disease.

I want back my innocence,
but here's reality

All the things you've said,
the words that plague my mind.
All the skin you bare,
burns my eyes.

I know all about you,
I can see right through you.
I've been here before,
it will never be over.

All you ever brought was pain.
Now I'm ashamed to know your name.
But never again.

Her eyes were locked on mine.
And I hate every memory
of crossing that line.

So now I'll live with this regret
hanging over my head.
But never again.

All the things you've said,
the words that plague my mind.
All the skin you bare,
burns my eyes.

I know all about you,
I can see right through you.
I've been here before,
it will never be over.

Never again.
Never again.
I regret of every memory of ever crossing that line
Never again.

All the things you've said,
the words that plague my mind.
All the skin you bare,
burns my eyes.

I know all about you,
I can see right through you.
I've been here before,
it will never be over.

I know all about you,
I can see right through you.
I've been here before.

I know all about you,
I can see right through you.
I've been here before.
5. Peace of Mind (3:59)
Trust me on this one
I would not steer you wrong
Even if I do not heed my own suggestion
Before you take flight and soar through the sky
Be sure you've learned how to land

Who is pleading for our peace of mind?
Why do we complicate instead of simplify?
So loosen the noose around your neck

We held you so high
But we were crushed beneath the weight
Expectations
It's the human condition to always lust, to always lust for more
Searching in the dark
It's time to tame your wandering

Who is pleading for our peace of mind?
Why do we complicate instead of simplify?
So loosen the noose around your neck

We held you so high

If you're struggling with breathing
Can't find your way back home
If you find your passions fleeting
Look to the truth you hold

Who is pleading for our peace of mind?
Why do we complicate instead of simplify?
So loosen the noose around your neck
6. Class Dismissed (3:34)
Broke and burdened
by the debt you persuaded us to bear.
Hard and calloused,
there's nothing left but animosity.

We're slipping through the crack.
Our time has passed us,
and we will be forgotten if we
give up hope.

I'm finished
being your puppet.
I will not take your orders
anymore.

You'll never know what it's like
to labor as we have.
It's only a matter of time
before we toss you off our backs.

I've earned the right to speak and say
what I mean.
We pave your roads. We haul your trash.
We fight your wars. Show some respect.

You are nothing without me.

You'll never know what it's like
to labor as we have.
It's only a matter of time
before we toss you off our backs.

You need to need to know what it's like
to labor as we have.
It's only a matter of time.
It's time to knock you on your ass.

When the weight of the world is on your back,
feels like your spine could snap.

When you fight so hard
to stay afloat.
Just stay afloat.
Don't give up hope!
Just stay afloat.
Don't give up hope!

I'm finished
being your puppet.
7. Jericho (3:22)
Watch the infection spread.
What will cease the senseless end
to thought provoking reason.

They stood in line for you,
now they're breaking down your door.
This is the cost of treason.

We are the smoking gun.
Speak now or forever hold your peace.
We know who you really are.
We've come to collect what's rightfully ours.

The judge's hammer falls
heavy on those who blaspheme his seat.

You are one of those
Your heavy head cannot save
your ever so shallow heart

They stood in line for you,
now they're breaking down your door.
This is the cost of treason.

We are the smoking gun.
Speak now or forever hold your peace.
We know who you really are.
We've come to collect what's rightfully ours.

We are the smoking gun.
Speak now or forever hold your peace.
We know who you really are.
We've come to collect what's rightfully ours.

We know who you really are
8. The Cynic (3:39)
You defend yourself
but you refuse to listen.
You won't be spared the conflict
and you can't run forever.

I won't allow your apathy
to cradle you securely.
Are you weathered enough to survive
the trials of life?

Your lips are sealed,
your eyes are blind.
It's clear you've made up your mind.
Like pearls to swine, you are a waste of my time.

You can't hide forever.

What made you so afraid
to seek the truth?
Living in denial
with your head in the ground.

Your lips are sealed,
your eyes are blind.
It's clear you've made up your mind.
Like pearls to swine, you are a waste of my time.

You can't challenge others
before you challenge yourself.

Open your heart and
and tear down the self made walls
you've trapped yourself inside.
9. The Campaign (3:48)
Welcome!
How nice of you to finally join us.
Once more you proven my point ever so clearly
It's time to think and get this straight to plan your move strategically
We are more than pawns
We are more rooks and queens
A new kind of loyalty

We are more than light passing through the void of our mind.
For it's worth the fight to save the soul of man before it dies.

Doubts hand over your head feeding the madness
But who will stand with me if you're too scared, too scared to stand at all?
Just know that we will never stop until every man is rebuilt
Erase the stories we were told

We are more than light passing through the void of our mind.
For it's worth the fight to save the soul of man before it dies.

Welcome!
Just know that we will never stop until every man is rebuilt
Erase the stories we were told
It's time we write them ourselves!
Just know that we will never stop until our warrior are avenged
Erase the stories we were told
It's time we write them ourselves!
10. Righteous Kill (feat. Ricky Armellino of This or The Apocalypse and Century) (4:30)
My righteous anger will set us free.
I was taught to love but vengeance has found me
I gave you the power you have,
and now I take it away.

Fists clenched and voices raised,
we'll bring an end to your reign.

If you want it, you can have it.
A war is about to begin
If you strike me, I will strike back.
And this time I will win.

So now your days are numbered.
And this has come to pass.
This can't be real.
This time it's real.

Face in the dirt
with your hands bound behind you.
What a fitting end for a coward.
What a fitting end for a coward.

If I can't rewrite the past
then I will erase your future!
If I can't rewrite the past
then I will erase your future!

Fists clenched and voices raised,
we are the end of your reign.

If you want it, you can have it.
A war is about to begin
If you strike me, I will strike back.
And this time I will win.

So now your days are numbered.
And this has come to pass.
This can't be real.
This time it's real.

You only have what power you were given.
So now I take it away.

I can't let you lie.
Now I watch you die!
11. Threshold (8:35)
The time is here
that we all knew and feared.
Are we strong enough
to endure this stand?

For the time has come
to choose your stance.
Will I become another
suppressor of man?

Am I the same as them?
Is it just human instinct to survive
and protect what's ours?

Is this a vicious cycle,
will I become another suppressor some day?

Manipulate the people.

History is only written
by those who win the war.

I need to know if I die right here
it will not be in vain.

Chin up with my heart crying out to the crowd,
I fear failure.
Gear up for the battle the time is now,
I fear failure.

Ignorance is bliss.
But now I'm more than conscious
of the truth at hand.

We are no longer prisoners to regret.
We have towed this burden far.
And the absolute has set us free.
There is no turning back.
And now we get up off the ground.
Stand tall with resolve.

We have marched to the beat of a new drum.
I now choose to fulfill my destiny.

Go and call upon warriors.
Do not let this movement die.
My final request
is to remember that I tried.

God forgive me.
Don't let me die in vain.
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