All My Heroes Are Dead

by Dead Animal Assembly Plant

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released May 1, 2013

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Track Name: Then There Was Silence
And then there was silence
Said the drowning man
As his lungs filled up
He grabbed my hand

And he pulled me down
Into the drink
Where rapture sells
And the wicked sink

And then there was silence
Said the dying man
His skin turn softs
With a heart of sand

As it pour out and cracked the ground
He left this place - without a sound

And then there was silence
It came from you and me
We stared at each other
Though we could not see

The only difference between us and him
Is a thing red line - stretched out way too thin

And after all is said and done
As our eyes blister from the sun
What's called so soon is here at last
How could I've known - it come so fast

And then there was silence
Whispered the choking man
Gasping for air but we
Could not meet his demand

With eyes now empty
We could not make sense
Who was this dying man
Left here in silence?

And then there was silence...
Track Name: Brumal
It's gray and cold
Knee deep in snow
The ash drifts in
The end begins
People float by
Dead leaves don't lie
Mistakes we made
Drift off - we stayed

The road is bleak
Instead we seek
Shelter inside
Ourselves we hide
The sky turned red
Our eyes just bled
Our hearts stay cracked
Hardly intact

Hold on let go
Of this - you know
We are shadows
Adrift and so
We hope we pray
No luck they say
There is a dream
Now lost obscene

Chorus:
And when you see them coming from the other way
You better run and hide
They can smell the fear and desperation
And will eat you alive

The land looks stark
Wiped clean and dark
The light drowned out
Air thick with doubt
The silt on top
Of guilt - forgot
The man he's gone
No plan - so long

What have we come to?
What have we become?
What have we done here?
Everything under the sun
We have done this before
We have been here before
If there is something more
Then I want to see it

CHORUS

The feeling's brumal - I'm feeling brumal
It's getting brutal here
Substitute the faithful for fear
Throw another piece on the spit
Think you can get away with it
The asphalt faces won't forget frozen in a black tide

CHORUS
Track Name: In Furnace
The devil came a'knockin
At my door
Out collecting souls
And wanting one more
He queried ," scuse me sir but do you have a price?
A lustful fantasy or perhaps a vice?"

I laughed when I said,"
Where shall I begin?
For life, to me, has always been an act of sin.
Ain't nutting you can do I haven't done myself.
So why don't you go back to hell for someone else."

And with a devious smile Mephistopheles said,"
You've alone this whole damn time - I'm all in your head."
Track Name: All My Heroes Are Dead
Misplaced in the lost and found
Discovered i am unsound
Trapped in a rubber room
Back and forth on the ground

I stagger just left of sin
they took all my medicine
And left me here far too soon
I tried but cannot move

The angels hold their breath
And slowly comes their death
Our soldiers that we trust
Turn to faces of ash and dust

If you are so divine
Then cut up another line
On the pedestal in which we fall
Keeps us dancing in alcohol

CHORUS:
I can feel it taking over
Something's better left unsaid
I can see it in front of me
All my heroes are dead

Behind the last silhouette
Comes lost hope and regret
When the figure in front of me
Is the image I used to be

All the dreams are obsolete
Hand over the sweetest treat
Our disease we pass between
Will make our plans complete

The hate which we define
In there sewer of our minds
The stench will fill the air
With the feelings of despair

CHORUS

We will take your fear
You will be like us

Cold alley dreams
Chalk lines sordid themes
Hands caressed with sweat
Laughter and your screams

If I could live with doubt
Would you shut them out
Unraveled monkey suits
Selling absolutes

And we say 1 2 3 4

CHORUS
Track Name: Monster
So I saw you there moon drenched from head to toe
Covered in the blackest blood and bathed in a sinister glow
I could make out every stitch on that milk white patchwork skin
Anticipation stole my every breath - so let's begin

Your slab or mine - be cruel to be kind
All the sex that we save - for the shallow grave
I got my body bag - you got your wiggle and wag
So let's do this right - and light up the night

We're howling and crawling and kicking and screaming and laughing and gasping and biting and bleeding
We're creeping and sneaking the pleasure's we're seeking are seedy and greedy oh boy are we needy

CHORUS:

She is my monster baby - and I am her walking dead
My southern rebel belle - on a ride to hell
The bolts in her neck - leave me a wreck
And like a head shot baby - I'm about to explode
Like a head shot baby - I'm about to explode
POP

3 sheets to the wind - off Trioxin and formaldehyde
Preserving the moment as we preserve our insides
We'll take our decay and tear it away
We break and we fray but
We're here to stay
Because forever ain't a thing
Unless you got yourself a partner in crime - that's right

We're howling and crawling and kicking and screaming and laughing and gasping and biting and bleeding
We're creeping and sneaking the pleasure's we're seeking are seedy and greedy oh boy are we needy

CHORUS

Your slab or mine - be cruel to be kind
All the sex that we save - for the shallow grave
I got my body bag - you got your wiggle and wag
So let's do this right - and light up the night

CHORUS
Track Name: Fumes
Sticks and stones my dear
I know that all too well
The same ol same ol broken bones
Are easier to sell

The engines sputter to a stop
The brakes just plain give out
We push the junker into town
Abandoned with our doubt

CHORUS:
I breathe in the fumes it makes my head float like
Helium fever dreams
You catch the next train out of here
I know just what that means

Dust may settle at my feet
Forever in my eyes
Wipe my memory clear of you
The what who where and whys

To be alone to stand by this
I stand with my thumb out
To catch a ride to the next town
Start over with my doubt

CHORUS

Sticks and stones again my dear
Will mend when still abused
Don't play no violins for me
The end I still refuse

I'm not to blame for this oh no
i'm not the one you see
But I remiss this open cyst
I'm not the reason for your tragedy

CHORUs
Track Name: Tragedy for One
Come on just smile - we will defile
Served on a slab - soaked in denial
This great delusion across your face
The fate you hate is what you make

Come on and pray
That he will stay
Your pariah baby
Just for today

CHORUS:
Oh just shut up behave
Easy to be a good slave
Better seen and not heard
I won't utter one word
Don't you like what you see
Become my tragedy
Are you not having fun?
Guess I'm the only one

I see the white lines
Behind those eyes
Selling words to me
As a disguise
In the pleasure
Of fascination
All we have done
Is a simple crime

A corruption a twist of fate
You twist the knife into my spine
Your sordid dream my caustic mind
Yearning still to find my thrill

CHORUS

You are what you create
I am what you infect
In fact I'm nothing less
Once more now let's confess

CHORUS
Track Name: Rust Jesus
Now to unwind this mortal coil
With dime-store books and snake oil
Let's geek the hens - grab the nails
Down in the shed - it never fails
Bring him from the brink of lust where
Children whisper hymns of dust

Pray you
Pray me
Pray you
Pray me
Amen

The messiah comes in messy dreams so bring him now to mend our seams that what he means or so it seems

CHORUS:
Trust in me
I believe
Rust jesus
Set me free

Down in the swamp we build a pyre
Out of twigs and pious liars
On his throne he'll raise us higher
Than all the sinful heathen choirs
Ashen skin and hair of silt
Our savior saves us from guilt
With hands all cracked which suppurate
Seeping through a life of faith
We stand in awe of our facade
Fall to our knees and pray to god

CHORUS

I need the tetanus to secure my place as his right hand
I am his anger and his vengeance everything he commands
I feel the spirit taking over this husk of a man
I'll lose control and sweep the dregs from this poisoned land
And what I do and what I say and what touch goes cold
These empty sockets contain nothing but blackened coal
The light that fills me hollows me out leaves a gaping hole
Seeking deeper into nothing I reach out for my soul

Trust in me I believe in
Trust in me rust jesus

I decay
I like it this way
And still I pray
To rust Jesus

CHORUS
Track Name: A Capella Medication (feat. Kaitlin Rose)
I feel overwhelmed by you
This smile becomes unclear
It ticks down slowly like a bomb
Destroying what you said my dear

How can you claim that this is bliss
When we find comfort in our pills
We come down harder every time
From our candy-coated thrills

Take two before every meal
Take two more so can deal

CHORUS;

Let me relapse Let me collapse
With all the picking at the insects beneath my skin
I'll see you twitching lying back on the floor again
Let me relapse Let me collapse
The feeling's hollow but I don't know what else to do
I can be twisted with nobody else but you

I try to scream but nothing
Stumble right down the hall
Broken is what I found you
Some creature on the wall

We spiral into madness
You know I'll join you dear
No hope to find redemption
Your crisis keeps me here

Take two before every meal
Take two more so you can deal

CHORUS

Medicate me
Damaged baby

CHORUS
Track Name: Deeper Deeper
Critical - in your thinking that
The wires cut - right - through the fat
It's easier - than that - pesky bone
But meat is butter - when we're alone
When we're alone

CHORUS:
You hurt me once but let's pretend
Start all over and begin again

The silence is - a subtle slight
You used to be - so soft and polite
I don't think - we'll make it through the night
We'll keep those red stains - out of sight

CHORUS

Lay me out
Take me in
Wrap me up
Begin again
Turn me over
Cut me deep
Throw me against the wall
Let the laughter seep in
Let the laughter seep

As I slip deeper into you
Track Name: Surrogate (Bonus track)
The first breath hurts
As if it were the last
And the future that I missed
Is lost in the past

You were the hand of god
At least that was your claim
All the lies soaked right through
I guess I am the one to blame

You found progress in my shame
And left me wanting more
I can't forget the pain
I've felt so much before
Although I'm new to this
I'm feeling aged and worn
A child lost to apathy
And born to the unknown

I'm feeling fake inside these walls
But real enough for you
My test tube mind and carbon heart
Falls apart it's true
This human form I think is mine
Will prove dead - dead in time
I'll fade away just like you and then
But what is left inside this mind

Hush now baby it's time to go to sleep
They know what's best for you
Hush now baby it's time to go to sleep
Let them replace the loving womb

You were the hand of god
At least that was your claim
All the lies soaked right through
I guess I am the one to blame

This human form I think is mine
Will prove dead - dead in time
I'll fade away - just like you
Then what is left inside this mind

Hush now baby it's time to go to sleep
They know what's best for you
Hush now baby it's time to go to sleep
Let them replace the loving womb

Hush now baby it's time to go to sleep
They know what's best for you