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Unnatural Order

by The Black Light

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1.
Intro 00:42
2.
Crush 05:16
Carried forth With unrelenting force So easily How’d I ever make it this far When I’ve spent so much Of my precious time just worrying Without a goal, just a blackened hole A poisoned spear Piercing a trail of fading years Memories of many shattered, wasted hours Fall away like tears I don’t know what this means I don’t know why it’s happening Just keep pushing and shoving through everything How’d I ever make it to you And as the sun becomes a stealer of all our life And time for panic-button full-overdrive I would stay behind in the harshest light To hold you as we head into the dawn Then come what may Dust to dust Call out my name Do whatever that you must All alone, hear the footsteps All approaching from some unseen Paranoid delusion daydream Somewhere inside, I hope there’s Someone really watching me A hush of tones and rattled bones An acrid smear Fearing there’ll be none of this left to hear Peel away the layers to softened, pulpy mush All pulverised and crushed I don’t know what this means I don’t know why it’s happening Just keep pushing and shoving through everything How’d I ever make it to you And as the sun becomes a stealer of all our life And time for panic-button full-overdrive I will stay with you in the harshest light The brightest dawn Until it all falls away... A bitter word on my tongue Let it go, let it go A savage thought on my mind Let it go Is there time on our side? Never know, never know My fears blown open-wide Always know They’re all inside Silently Face despair Until all the noise of the world Returns loud and clear And it’s too much to bare Is it my fate not to care? I don’t know what this means I don’t know why it’s happening Just keep pushing and shoving through everything How’d I ever make it to you And as the sun becomes a stealer of all our life And time for panic-button full-overdrive I will stay with you in the harshest light Until it’s all gone How will I hold on How will I hold on When It’s all gone
3.
You sucker of blood You ruiner of all that is good You’re draining all of the life from me I’ve stood my ground But you’re never pulling your punches You like to see that we suffer Pulled apart like a doll Thrown away on the heap No remorse as they go Always watch as they weep Turn a blind eye to circumstance So much colder than they know Say something that Means something Not poisoned words Hollow and blurred Like a voice in my head Saying I’m better off dead Some things are better left unsaid There's no reprieve From plans that were formed to deceive Kept in the dark and always so naive Clutching at straws Pushing on all of the buttons Trying so hard just to make this work Well we’ll go berserk Lashing out As we search for self worth Chewed to bits like a toy Tossed upon the pile All the knives cut so deep Stabbing as they smile All the serpentine slithering Their intentions becoming clear Raise the flag It's time to go There's no backing down It's here, it’s time to face our fears We’re scared, holding in the tears Be strong, there’s nothing for us here Just weight we’ve carried round for years Say something that Means something Words that are real Something I can feel As we’ve been left for dead Some things are better unsaid Say something that Means something Words that are real Something I can feel As we’ve been left for dead Some things are better left unsaid I’ll put you in your place Deep in a corner of my mind You are such a hideous disgrace I hope it burns down around you As you turn to face the music But I bet you won’t care if it disintegrates Dust into the air, you’ll just start anew I hope I forget about you
4.
Interlude 01:04
5.
Smothered in sweat like I've sprung a leak Parallel lines down both my sides Something is off, I don’t know what it is How have I not lost all of my pride Some days I’m lost within a void Thoughts drift to all that seems so sad It’s so ridiculous it makes me laugh I can no longer get myself mad Because I'm to blame Maybe life's not so bad Never the right time Always the wrong time Always too late Walking a fine line Falling far behind Choosing to wait It's never the first time Always the last time Always my fate Always fear there's something wrong Look it all up on the internet How many horrors can I find How much more stressed out can I become How much more shit poured into my mind Skin is literally cracking across my face From all the poison down inside Letting my body succumb to waste Well I know I don't want to hide I want release from this slide Never the right time Always the wrong time Always too late Walking a fine line Falling far behind Choosing to wait It's never the first time Always the last time Always my fate I can’t figure out what makes you love me Everything in me is so ugly Everything breaking, twisting, faulting, wasting, hating There is always something that I can put aside To stop me searching, finding, making, binding, loving Maybe I can change No longer so empty This isn’t the way it has to be No longer my own worst enemy No longer a hindrance to myself Never the right time Always the wrong time Always too late Walking a fine line Falling far behind Choosing to wait It's never the first time Always the last time Always my fate Never the right time Always too late It’s always too late
6.
I’ve seen it on the tv I see it in the news All the words And the sounds But they mean nothing It all exists elsewhere It's like it isn't there Keep my head In the clouds Flee the storm incoming The meltdown Because it's not happening to me Should be all that i can see But it's not happening to me I seek clear skies Won't you leave me be In my home, in my head I don’t know what’s been said In the streets, in the crowds Where they gather I cross the road To avoid Other people’s eyes Cast my gaze To the ground Leave them far behind Just show me the truth I won't swallow all your lies Packaged and slick It's what we buy And we can't get enough Headlines all scream To be heard, to be seen It's what we need Let them show we're so unclean By the gospel of the screen But it's not happening to me Should be all that I can see But it's not happening So don't you take me Please call off your dogs And let me be It's not what I want to see It's not happening I’ll flick the switch And wake up from this dream I need some space I need some fresh air I don’t need arguments About what’s fair I want wonderment And natural beauty To remind myself That there is good here Free of all the despair Deep in a mind That’s opened up and clear From their project fear I’ll walk the streets And hike over fields Run to the lakeside Mellow and healed My headphones Playing the music That I hold dear Bounce in my footsteps Sun beating down Upon the ground It’s a beautiful day It’s a beautiful world Don’t take that please It’s a beautiful day Don’t take that from me please It’s a beautiful day A beautiful world Don’t take the from me please
7.
We tear around for hours In cars out on the roads Always everything with urgency Wanting more Put the pedal to the floor Some don't know where they're going to Others walk their chosen path We all end up in the same place It's always a trail we can't retrace Alarm, sore eyes Work late, rewind Wish life away Most days we forget we're animals Just flesh, blood and bones Why make it so much more complicated On this rock in space, we're so alone We rush around the offices The work is never done We're holding on for holidays And the fleeting moments in the sun Up later, so tired But can't sleep Till the noise in Our brains goes away Most days we forget we're animals Just flesh, blood and bones Why make it so much more complicated On this rock in space, we're alone Some times we forget what’s above Too concerned with what’s below And all the many things that we believe we know No time to look inside ourselves Though many words are so unkind So many different ways to back away and firmly close our minds Maybe too afraid of the truth that we might find Underneath our skin The tired beating of our hearts Our patience stretched so thin Pulled tight, until everything within is breaking Don’t know where we’ve crossed the line We’ve lost sight of what is wrong or right Too late to stop and turn around Unhappy, so sleepy No escape, so empty Our money, can’t buy everything we crave So simple, so fragile So confused, and so in denial No we’ll never have enough Never No we’ll never have enough
8.
Be Anything 04:17
At school we understood Learned the things that they said we should We were taught to interact With our peers Who'd stab us in the back They set us on a path Put in place the structure of our lives Now the future is all fear What's ahead has become unclear It's okay You don't have to be afraid Just work hard And you will be paid Don't think Be the best you can be Just live life blindly The words in all the books All the tales about the future and the past Some lessons have been spurned And yet so many remain unconcerned What will be our legacy Is it better to be scared or to be free You don't have to run or fight Everything will be alright There's plenty for everyone Don’t think Be the best you can be You can be anything you want You can do anything You can be anything you want That's no lie The present is a blank page In a big, wide-open book But don’t look Don’t look Don’t you dare look Don’t look
9.
Try 05:17
It seems to be We cannot see just what we are The moving car already crashed out, already gone up in flames It’s sad to see Just how high we can raise the bar Every time we think we’ve maxed out There is so much more we can lose It’s so easy to try But so easy to fail While we’re living in this living hell So scream as the madness fills the air Attain the thousand mile stare There’s still nothing for us anywhere Well we’ve really dropped the ball now Too stupid to ignore The ringing of the door bell They’ll always let you down The prophets and the clowns We’ve played into their hands It’s so easy to be in here With it out there We’re just simply too meek to look at it in the eyes While struggling to fill all of this dead time Won’t some body tell us Things will be alright Because we’re starting to yearn For the point of no return There’s no way left for us to steer The final stop off no where near And not one thing remaining clear Not one thing It’s seems to be It’s just what we are now We’re no longer rational beings It’s gone too far We’ve grown the seed That was already planted The poisoned thorn has dug It’s way down deep within It’s so easy to try But so easy to fail While we’re so busy living in this living hell There’s no asking why And there’s no peering in Won’t use our minds Won’t use our eyes Won’t see both sides Just try, just once in your life Try, oh won’t you Ty, oh won’t you try just once before you die It’s coming round
10.
There’s no going home We're stuck within this place There’s no feeling here It's cold and dark and strange And I want to feel the sun shine on my face Just like then I want to feel it in my bones So tell me why can't I go back It was our time We laughed and watched the stars And searing, crimson blood sunsets Filled our hearts Now I feel nothing at all The weeks have flown by The years gone in no time The past left behind Oh why were we so blind (recall) When we were so happy (free fall) There's no stopping I've feared and sometimes I have cried There's something deep in this longing There's nothing worthwhile in this pain I'll be forever here dreaming It's forever lost This place It's just an empty space This place Please just pull me out Turn me around So i can back away Flee from the dark I feel it in my bones So tell me why can't I go back It was our time We laughed and watched the stars And searing, crimson blood sunsets Filled our hearts And now I feel nothing at all I see it in your face It’s just like mine A matching pair We just don’t care (recall) When we were so happy (free fall) There's no stopping So let's just close our eyes and dream I'll meet you there
11.
Sink Or Swim 03:58
Don’t know when to sink or swim Duck my head beneath the water on a whim Occupied by foul diseases Feel it all just fall to pieces Wedded to monotony and endless fallacies Perturb the mind And death is on the breeze Don’t cry Just look away Nothing there to comfort or ease Such a brutal tease Culpable but unavowed (A hex on everyone) Merry, dancing figurines upon a cloud (Await beyond) Don’t believe a word they tell me Corrosive bandwidth spreads the ugly All the good and all the trust Is sorrowed by a squalid, mellow rust And death is on the breeze Don’t cry Feel it every day My eyes need to look away To unsullied skies To a place where I will feel disdain no more Where a knock on the door Awakes me from a fever dream landslide A smelling salt rebound, dredged from the inside The rudder-less frame cracks and starts to shake Cuz It can’t keep up the pace Keeps on shuddering while trying to save face Can’t keep up with the mistakes we’ve made On borrowed time (it all falls away) A loss of worth The selfish ghost rebirth Watch, helpless, cowering as the pitied mind consumes the earth Without a care There’s no one out there No one with us here There’s no one watching, never watching Never there Please don’t cry There’s nothing more to say Please don’t cry I need to look away Please don’t cry I Feel it everyday Please don’t cry
12.
Fracture 06:34
Everything is temporary We are perched upon a sharpened knife's edge Stuttering, it really wouldn't take too much to make it fall away and break A sudden shattering of normality Leaving only what we've shared between us Saddening, why all our memories are so fragile and can’t be trusted Already, the many precious things are fading as they’re left so far behind Can't relive again, all the joy and pain Scattered thoughts remain And I hold on to the blame For every messed up, silly choice I made And I can't help wondering How you'd have lived had you not known my name Would you have lived a fuller life Or would you be someone's unhappy wife Kids in tow, watching them grow Helplessly sad Instead you’re stuck with me And I hope you’re happy Can’t undo history It’s lead both of us here All that we have left to follow Amongst the madness and sorrow Who knows how many tomorrows Will come But I’ll do my best to enjoy every one We’re still alive Even if it feels some days just like we’re drowning In the waves of the endless noise and the stress Amidst the work and mess Let it go You’ve got to know It’s just not important We’re all that matters Now and forever Live We’ve got to live Before it’s too late
13.
Up In Smoke 07:06
Too mismatched to commit to this It couldn't last, it’s just attraction There's nothing there shared in common Two people who were not meant to be Well it turns out You can't buy me off with your money Always keep leaving me so empty I should've known I couldn't get everything i want Because i don’t know what i want Maybe just some peace inside It's up in smoke Its all laid to waste behind me It's all turned to ashes in my hands That I can't hold And I feel so old when i'm alone Descended from a place that's all sad and broken Behind my smile-less face, there’s a grief unspoken Lets take a ride on the outside Just for one day a week I'll take you home when it's through Not enough to know you And I've been so meek So self-absorbed in my anxiety This picture isn't so pretty And I should've grown But instead this is all I’ve known Can’t change now This is how it has to be But maybe that’s okay Now there’s nothing to get in my way Nothing left to lose anymore It’s up in smoke So don’t you ever bother giving me a hand Something is dead inside And you’ll never take me alive There’s no showdown Just closed off without a whimper Our name is lost to the flames It’s no tragedy No future for you and me Dead ends a the family tree Faceless, unknown No need to look ahead Or back to empty yesterdays When you went Your separate ways We came undone In more ways than one And when I’m gone We will be reduced to none Anger, fury and madness no longer fill every silence I wonder, what will become of us years from now Will we still get together The time vague, always and never The past is all lost forever I’d change nothing

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released December 15, 2021

Music written, recorded and produced by The Black Light.
Lyrics by Martin Bassett except 'No Going Home': Lyrics by Marina Thomas and Martin Bassett.

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