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Sojourner

(2012)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metalcore
LabelsIndependent
Album rating :  80 / 100
Votes :  2
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Sojourner Lyrics

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1. The Curse of Complacency (3:14)
Wake up!

Take charge and throw it all off
The spirit of apathy is taking hold of you
And I won’t sit back and watch it devour you
Devour you

You have embraced indifference
Withdrawn a burning passion
Muster up some strength and crawl out

Well I guess this is it
Here we are again
And I know
This time you’ll be content
Lying through your teeth again

Repeat
Repeat

You’re becoming lazy
You’ve made a habit of underestimating

As for me, I’ll lay things out plain
This has wrecked me inside
You were a brother to me
But now that part of you
It seems to have died
I just pray you’re still alive
I pray you’re still alive
I pray you're still alive

Now the ways of your past have been disclosed
And we’re still here (and we're still here)
So invest in something worth dying for
While you’re still here

Complacency
Your curse looms
It begins to devour you
Rose-colored glasses
Shrouded now
Your sight deceives you

It’s deceiving you
It's deceiving you
It's deceiving you
It has deceived you

Such is the curse of complacency
2. Paradigm (feat. Spencer Sotelo) (4:34)
Clouds of indifference
Have filled the dark sky that is your mind
It’s time to man up and decide
It’s nothing less than do or die

"We’ve won! We’ve won!"
The demons and devils alike
They fix their eyes with malicious intent
They smile, they jest, and they laugh at your sight

This is truly pathetic
And you call yourself a man?

And now this emptiness is all I know
Seeking out what’s in sight, though I'm alone
Pleading with my own signs
Now find the source of this noxious apathy
This thorn inside of me
Help me find a way out
Find a way out

Solace comes at the worst of times
My spirits lifted
I can hear the battle cry
Hey, hey
This war, it rages on
Indecisiveness ignored

So follow me
We’ll crush the adversary and finally live in peace

So as you sit there up on your fence
Countless lives below, they are lost
Their blood is on your hands (is on your hands)

"We’ve won! We’ve won!"
The demons and devils alike
They fix their eyes with malicious intent
Don’t let this be your demise
3. Artifice (3:24)
Look at me
I am the quintessential believer
I am God’s gift to man
I am a shining example
I am the perfect son
So look at me
So look at me

I can only dream
To be all you see in me
I am truly a broken man
Lost and slowly losing hope as I lead my best friends to sin

I am a
I am a... lie!
I'm living a lie

And all that’s shining through is my incompetence
I have failed

I am this close
To giving it all up
I swear to God, I'm not making this up
Just give me your attention
God, why won’t you listen?
Won’t you listen?

Desolation
I've lived here far too long, I know
I have failed
(I have failed)

And still
Still you care for me (you care for me)
Still, you love me (still you love me)
Still, God, you love me
4. Charade of Wolves (4:14)
You stand at the pulpit, dressed to impress
With your congregation fooled
You may have learned to play the game
But you’ve forgotten nothing truly goes unseen

I know you’ve chosen to ignore conviction
A steady hand, faux smiles keep it hidden
This won’t last
This won't last
You may have learned to play the game, but nothing, nothing goes unseen

I know you’ve chosen to ignore conviction
A steady hand, faux smiles keep it hidden

Your words are laced
They are poison
Your actions reveal your true face

This is the price of what you’ve always wanted
What selfishness brings
Your final call, the means to an end
(What went wrong?)
Now as the doors to all your dreams, to your ambitions
Slam shut, do you feel fear at all?

(Your words are laced
They are poison
Your actions reveal)
Your words are laced
They are poison
Your actions reveal your true face
Your words are laced
They are poison
Your actions reveal your true face

You stand at the pulpit, dressed to impress
With your congregation fooled
You may have learned to play the game
But you’ve forgotten nothing truly goes unseen

I know you’ve chosen to ignore conviction
A steady hand, faux smiles keep it hidden
This won’t last (this won't last)
This won't last

This is the price of what you’ve always wanted
What selfishness brings
Your final call, the means to an end
(What went wrong?)
Now as the doors to all your dreams, to your ambitions
Slam shut, do you feel fear at all?

This is the price of what you’ve always wanted
What selfishness brings
Your final call, the means to an end
(What went wrong?)
Now as the doors to all your dreams, to your ambitions
Slam shut, do you feel fear at all...
5. Inquisitor (4:36)
[The Devil:]
I've come from roaming the earth
I have killed, I have sought and destroyed
I am the one who the strongest of men fear
Tremble now as I plot your demise

Does your servant fear you for nothing?
Have you not blessed the work of his hands?
Mark my words
Once I'm through
His devotion will sink like the sand

[Job:]
Am I anything more to you than easy prey?
Was my birth the start of nothing more than your heartless, hellish game?
May those who curse days curse that day
I will be the one rejoicing when I reach my grave

[God:]
Who are you to obscure my plans?
Brace yourself like a man
Now I will question you
And you shall answer me
Now answer me

You – tell me, where were you when the earth's (the earth's)
Foundations (foundations) were laid?
Who, who marked off its dimensions?
Surely you know (surely you know)
I am he
Know that I am he

[Job:]
I am unworthy
How can I reply to you?
Now I praise you for opening my eyes to see
You are truly all I need
6. Faithful and Just (4:06)
Time has slipped away
My soul cries for peace, for understanding
In this moment, I hear no voice
No revelation finds me

No answers to quench my thirst
Left here to die alone
No answers have quenched my thirst
Am I alone?
(Am I alone?)

Worst of all (worst of all)
I'm just fine
But how can I know if I am free, truly?
Am I free? (free)
Is this life (is this life) worth living?
I've heard the truth will set me free
But all that I've found is this desolate prison
And I'm still breathing

You must acknowledge that you’ve fallen down
For us pick you up
You must acknowledge that you’ve fallen down
For us to pick you up

Is your soul so worthless to you
(Open your eyes to see this is bigger than you)
That you won’t fight this spirit of complacency growing inside you?

Can’t you see what’s at stake?
The lies won’t keep you afloat
Your soul is not worth your deception
It’s not worth your pride

Your soul is not worth your deception
It’s not worth what you call your pride
Tell them
Tell them

Worst of all (worst of all)
I'm just fine
But how can I know if I am free, truly?
Am I free? (free)

You must acknowledge that you’ve fallen down
For us to still pick you up
Just acknowledge that you’ve fallen down
We’ve come here to pick you up
7. Fool's Gold (3:48)
The choice is always bigger when put into retrospect
As well as the pain of regret

Double standard now defines my life
Stripped down and abandoned
Every afterthought was just a feeble attempt
To justify why I never tried
Why did I (why did I) never try?

You may delay, but time will not
So stand aside
Make way for the righteous
Or give it up and help us
You may delay, but time will not
So stand aside
Make way for the righteous
Or give it up and help us

And now I'm running in place
Masked by this shame and disgrace

The choice is always bigger when put into retrospect
(Into retrospect)
(Into retrospect)

Every afterthought was just a feeble attempt
To justify why I never tried
Why did I (why did I) never try?

You may delay, but time will not
So stand aside
Make way for the righteous
Or give it up and help us
You may delay, but time will not
So stand aside
Make way for the righteous
Or give it up and help us

I have been stripped down
I have been abandoned
This is your final call
(This is, this is)
Will you ever wake up?
8. The Awakening (4:22)
Fate has offered this to me
I never chose this life
Destiny chose me

I have given my life away (life away)
To follow you into the darkness
Could this truly be the end?
Is this evil’s bane?
I’ll serve if only for righteousness

Seven years I have waited in hiding
Now is the time
Awaken and fulfill your destiny
Now is the time
Fulfill your destiny

I’ll let nothing stand in my way
And to those who stand in my way:

I will cut out the hearts of the wicked

I will fight through all traces of the adversary
Do not underestimate me

Time is my last hope
Could it be that all I've worked for was for naught? (was for naught)
I have no other choice but to see this through
Cause I've become time’s last hope (I've become time's last hope)

Seven years I have waited in hiding
Now is the time
Awaken and fulfill your destiny

You have been gifted with courage
Fulfill your destiny
You have been gifted with courage
Fulfill your destiny

Led to the gates of the sacred realm
The king of thieves has come
He has corrupted that which we stand on
The very ground
He’s corrupted the very ground
I won’t stand for this

Give me one reason to doubt myself (to doubt myself)
Give me one reason to doubt myself
Give me one reason (one reason)
You will be sealed away
9. Blind Faith (3:16)
Give up your perception of reality
Believing things are exactly as they seem

Can you at least attempt to open up your mind?
You blame those for simply believing what they’re told
Can’t you see the irony?

And I agree
Blind faith is weak
Now show me the reasons for your beliefs

Ignorance!

Attempting to exalt your superiority
You’ve embarrassed yourself
You have become the very essence of what you hate
These things are not as they seem

I will not be one who simply follows
I will never stop seeking the truth
Give up your perception of reality
These things are not as they seem
10. Aporia (1:10)
11. Succubus (3:24)
My purpose is just to serve
May neither spirit nor life
Hinder me from my only goal
To deal my master’s wrath

Sliding my way in (my way in)
Staying inconspicuous
I've built up trust
Gained influence over this mind

Now that I've lost all control
Reason has lost its foothold
And I'm alone
And your body’s warmth
It never felt so cold
Here in the silence only denying what we both know

Now soak up the pleasure
Now partake in the indulgence
Now soak up the pleasure
Now partake in the indulgence

Now soak up the pleasure
It’s about the time that you get yours
Do something for yourself

Keep it under wraps (under wraps)
If you must
But we both know
You can’t deny what’s welling up in you
(It’s welling up in you)

I can’t hear your voice among the chaos
I want to be set free
All I'm lacking is the need
And I, I just cannot help but feeling
I'm better off alone
I'm better off on my own

Look how I've turned you
Against everything that you knew
I’ll be back soon enough
This is only the start
I'm not done
12. What Never Changes (5:30)
Onward!
Step up and move the sieges forward
We’ve heard the cries of the innocent
Onward
Onward, to war
You won’t face this alone

Searching
Following what’s in sight
Empowered by faithfulness
We’ll see this through
But will you?

Here lie the fallen
Those who couldn’t stand up strong
We’ll see this through

Now, the hunted have become the hunters
Rush the gates with a vengeance
The likes of which they’ve never seen
We are the hunters
Let’s give them what they want
The bloodbath of the century

We'll fight
We’ll fight to death or victory

Searching
Following what’s in sight
Empowered by faithfulness
We’ll see this through
But will you?

Here lie the fallen
Those who wouldn’t stand up strong
We’ll see this through
We'll see this through

I know that there is no clear end in sight
Still, perseverance is your only option
See the bodies of the weak
Piling up around you
Survival of the fittest
It’s completely up to you
It all comes down to you (to you)
(It all comes down to you)

It’s completely up to you and you alone
The battle is yours if you’ll just take it
This is a call to arms
So get up and ready yourself for war
It all comes down to you (to you)

Staring death in the face
Will you back out now?
Will you fold?
Will you take the coward’s way out?
The night, it grows darker still
Now finally, it all comes down to you
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