Cruel Fate

by Northern Shores

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released January 14, 2017

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Track Name: Gospel
Murder, hatred, spreading fear
A gospel spit by the few
For the few
They bring us to war
We're told it's all they know
Taking the joy that is left
From this world

They preach of their "enlightenment"
A higher sense of "truth"
Reigning down destruction
Fueled by the words of their muse
They've got me afraid
Afraid to

Afraid to walk out my front door
Afraid to make new friends
Afraid to find my place in this world
Afraid to live my life

Murder, hatred, spreading fear
A gospel spit by the few
For the few
They bring us to war
We're told it's all they know
Taking the joy that is left
From this
Murder, hatred, spreading fear
A gospel spit by the few
For the few
They bring us to war
We're told it's all they know
Taking the joy that is left
From this world

Claiming to reach
For their own ideas of paradise
A paradise they claim to be the design
Of their own warmonger
Their "paradise"
A fucking contradiction
Peace earned through
Brutal senseless slaughter

Murder, hatred, spreading fear
A gospel spit by the few
For the few
They bring us to war
We're told it's all they know
Taking the joy that is left
From this
Murder, hatred, spreading fear
A gospel spit by the few
For the few
They bring us to war
We're told it's all they know
Taking the joy that is left
From this world

They preach of their "enlightenment"
A higher sense of "truth"
Reigning down destruction
Fueled by the words of their fucking muse
Track Name: Fire
Overwhelmed by the crushing force
The odds no longer in my favor
Backed into a corner
Forced to make a choice
Live on as a hollow shell
A story, nothing more
Or do I regain my footing
And pull myself out of the fire

I will pull myself out
Pull
Pull
Pull
Pull
Pull
Pull
Pull myself out of the fire
Pull myself out of the fire

This world has fought me at every turn
But I will not let it be my end
I will rise to my glory
And I will make my fate

Beat back by the forces that hold me down
Resist the urge to fall prisoner
This world won't beat me down (beat me down)
I will survive
Pull through on tooth and nail
I will survive
Pull through on tooth and nail

Outnumbered
But not overwhelmed
Throw the odds out the window
Push back like a tidal wave
The choices I have made will see me through
See me through
See me through
To my way out of the fire

My scorched flesh is scarred and calloused
Strengthened and forged in the fires of my own hell
My scorched flesh is scarred and calloused
I'm gonna fight
And dig myself out of this hell
I will pull myself out
I will pull myself out
I will pull myself out
I will pull myself out

Beat back by the forces that hold me down
Resist the urge to fall prisoner
This world won't beat me down (beat me down)
I will survive
Pull through on tooth and nail
I will survive
Pull through on tooth and nail
Track Name: Unstoppable
We are the elite
We are the chosen few
We built an empire
Of unrelenting strength

We have no equal
Unstoppable
Opposition
Is unacceptable
We have no equal
Unstoppable
Opposition
Is unacceptable

We have fought and we have bled for this
We're not giving it back
Not without a fucking fight
We have fought and we have bled for this
We're not giving it back
You'll have to take it from my cold, dead hands

From a hollow shell
Into a juggernaut
We've burned our legacy
In the minds of the weak
From a hollow shell
Into a juggernaut
We've burned our legacy
In the minds of the damned

Unstoppable
Opposition
Is unacceptable
We have no equal
Unstoppable
Opposition
Is unacceptable

Unstoppable

We are the conquering horde
Unstoppable
We are the unforgiving mass
Unstoppable
We are unshakable
Unstoppable
And we are
Unstoppable

We are the elite
We are the chosen few
We built an empire
Of unrelenting strength
Yeah
We have fought and we have bled for this
We're not giving it back
You'll have to take it from my
From my
My cold, dead hands

You'll have to take it from my
You'll have to take it from my
My cold dead, hands
My cold dead, hands
You'll have to take it from my
My cold, dead
My cold, dead hands
Track Name: Intangible
To release the intangible
Is not the mark of a coward
It takes strength to move on
To rebuild a broken will

A weary man
Stands facing his own reflection
Contemplating the mistakes in his life
Can he live the life he once had?

Dwelling on the past
Fighting a war lost in time
There is no war for you
Besides the one you wage in your own mind

To release the intangible
Is not the mark of a coward
It takes strength to move on
To rebuild a broken will

Sever the ties
That have been holding you back
They have no place in your life
Cut 'em loose, let 'em sink
To the bottom of the sea
Just move on with your life

Sever the ties
That have been holding you down
They have no place in your life
You've gotta just
Let 'em drown

To release the intangible
Is not the mark of a coward
It takes strength to move on
To rebuild a broken will
Track Name: Demise
I sit here with you
At the end of it all
We speak fondly of our memories
All the trials and tribulations

We knew it had to come
But did it have to be so soon?
We had so much more to give
And so much left to do

With grieving eyes, we watch it all fall apart
We crushed all our hopes and dreams
It seems such a cruel fate
For those who only
Wanted more

We strove for greatness
Yet tore ourselves asunder
This is where we say our goodbyes
And dammit man
I'm gonna miss you

Regret and feelings of guilt
Are washing over me
How many years did I waste?
How much time has past?

The fires scorched these shattered lands
The cries of the damned echo through the valleys
The bodies could feed the wolves for ages
Damnation is an unrelenting mistress

I've come to learn that fate has no remorse
The young, the old
We all face the cold embrace
There is no running away
She lives inside us all

Regret and feelings of guilt
Are washing over me
How many years did I waste?
How much time has past?

Death comes for us all
Death comes for us all
Death comes for us all

The ash covers everything in sight
The smell reaches every crevice
It is nearly our time
So long my friend

There is no writhing
There is no bargaining
I can feel the heat
My flesh, a searing tomb
The flames rage on
Ever closer to us
This is it I can feel it

It's burning us alive
Burning us alive
Burn

We had come so far
From where we once stood
Progress without bounds
We were more than gods
We were more than gods

But we never saw beyond
The potential in our hands
We left our hearts behind
We had become so blind

The fires we had used
To claim whatever we saw fit
They were the fires that would consume us
We brought about our own demise