by Until Extinction

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Until Extinction's first full-length album.


released March 12, 2010

Recorded by Josh Evans. Music and lyrics by Jake Thiele.


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Track Name: Solitude
Track Name: Putrefaction
As the dirty fingers of unrest
Probe my consciousness
A shroud of decrepitude
Envelops my mind
Those who once preserved me
Flee for fear of consumption
The pestilence has come

A sickness non-corporeal
A demon internal
A horde of maggots crawling
Through synapse and cortex
A bilious thought excretion
A tearing of laughter
Psychosomatic leprosy

The sky is growing angry
My grave has dug itself
The gods are losing patience
Waiting for me to fail
I feel myself becoming
All things unclean, impure
Completed putrefaction
A century endured
I will never forgive me

Consumed by festering thought
A swarm of flies my consort
In gangrenous victory
My future vomits forth

Pray now to be
One again
Whole inside
Track Name: Chapter and Hearse
Another chapter poorly scribed
The author tries to shred the page
But the paper’s razor edge
Leaves his fingers sore and bleeding
But this story begs completion
And these words won’t write themselves

They must not go unwritten lest
His years of toil be lost to waste
The heaviest burden is his will
To put to paper all his fears
And let them stare him in the eye
And wrap their tendrils ‘round his neck

How did I let this slip away?
Perhaps this bottle holds a clue
My gun is asking questions now
Perhaps I’ll let it ask them of you

One lie
One thousand tears
One thousand lies
One death

The sun
Still he sits
Laboring in vain
To mend his damaged words
And will the ink to leave the page
Track Name: Our Sanctum Defiled
Where did it start?
You once were so perfect
The apple of every man’s eye
Now you’ve grown old
Dim, fat, and worthless
An icon for all to despise
As has been said
Soon shall above be below
Great in the past
Defeated at last
The modern day ice age is now

Emblems of bright blue and red
Fade to a cowardly white
The tempest arrives and is gone

Pity the dragon
Her ancient scales rot
Once the scourge of the land
Now a joke
Her fiery breath
An inferno divine
Now comes out in small black wisps of smoke
Don’t tell me you’re proud
Proud of what?
There’s no dignity, pride to be had
As you crouch o’er your dwindling hoard
Shield your eyes
Lay down and die
As has been said
Soon shall above be below
Crippled and cursed
The best shall be worst
The wyrm damned to soon die alone

Frost to mist
No gray area
Pull the plug and be done with it
Drawn here for all
A symmetry axis
Between restitution and vengeance
Paraplegic yet running the race
Waiting to be trampled under
So many years, they’ve waited so patient
Now they gather ‘round to watch you die

Shield your eyes
Lay down and die
Shield your eyes
You’re sleeping in the eye of the hurricane
Track Name: The Whore of Babylon
To the lowest bidder
They know not what they do
Forsake now function for form
Nights are growing bitter
Beasts with grace ne’er imbued
What’s in their pocket keeps them warm
Pull aside the veil that hides it
Priceless gift, precious curse

All evil’s root
Is it worth the price?
What slim reward
Can justify our future’s murder?

The Ark
In the hands of heathens
At rest in lands profane
The whore of Babylon
Our god
Packaged, shelved, bar coded
Nothing risked, nothing gained
Turn our will to carrion
Dead beside her a small reminder
Of the wars that were lost

Whence came this perverse fantasy
Now banished to the great abyss?
For countless war crimes, granted amnesty
What good can hope to come of this?
Track Name: Lament
Track Name: Pluvianus Devoured
Hindsight still can’t uncover
When we forgot how to be free
Emancipate us, amputate us
From the bonds of slavery
Dread belies the façade of our tranquility
With temporal process slowly rotting us away

And now we’ve buried me
I close my eyes
Entombed again it seems we’re
Lining up to die

An endless blade incision
No anesthetic
What have you done for me?
All intentions pure
The road to hell
Every ending spoiled by
Eventual disrepair

And now we’ve buried me
I close my eyes
The rules don’t change
Nor have you
Oh, my seraph cyanide

Does it hurt to breathe
When the mirror looks you in the eye?
Is it hard to scream
With a voice that knows only to lie?
Perishing in unison
Paradise in flames

One more day since I was God
One less day until I’m dust
Track Name: Shipwreck In a Bottle
Oh mother dear
Where have you gone
When we needed you the most
Our ship is sinking
All the lifeboats washed away
So long ago I can’t remember
Should we keep on sailing,
Keep on sailing?

Trim the sails
Hold tight
Drop the anchor
Abandon ship
To the icy depths
We’ll march
Down to Neptune’s door
In the crushing deep we’ll stay
Better there than here
I’ll not see my progeny
Subjected to another day of

This candid camera view
We fall down
It’s not funny anymore

Elusive words
That can’t find their place
Will fall like whispers upon deaf ears
But sink or swim
They’ll know where we stand
Be it on the shore or buried in the sand below

Beseech these seas
Please relieve me
Time on my side
These stars my bride

In time
The sun will call out to her dormant sister
And pull above, leaving us dry and wasted
After all, were we not promised to Leviathan as
But simple gifts to exploit as she see fit?

Take this life
This bottled shipwreck cries
Subservient and dull
Longing to return
Our impending graves in sight
We long for wave and brine
Let the storm come with no fear
Ah, the end is calm
As now we’re no longer part of

This candid camera view
They fall down
It’s not funny anymore

Elusive words
That can’t find their place
Will fall like whispers upon deaf ears
But sink or swim
They’ll know where we stand
Be it on the shore or buried in the sand below
Track Name: Epilogue
Having tasted life
My mouth turned sour
That familiar nausea returns
To break me
To shake my will
Lifeless and cold
One remedy
One solution remains
God turns his head and looks away
My life is mine
I hold the cards
I choose to burn them all
Smile as you watch from below
I write the final chapter
Ah, your words once could carry me
Now they will bury me

One last breath and I’ll be free
From this
I proceed to memory

Excuse the mess
I hope the inconvenience is forgivable
No sorrow please
This is my greatest moment
Confused, I’m sure
We choose to plod through days
We take for granted
I’ll take no more

Another day lasts no more
Track Name: [untitled]

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