by Left Astray

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Strain 03:00
A deafening sound To shut out the noise To silence the echoes To keep us complacent Is flesh pierced Till it bleeds out Becoming numb to pain Wrists have blistered From being restrained Stripped of rights There is no choice Assimilated or assassinated Fear feeds to anger Internalize the violence It's neverending pain Bearing witness To lives stolen Forced to stomach the nausea For pigs hunt in broad daylight Her name erased The murders perpetuate A whitewashed cis-hereto state Broadcasting a desecrated eulogy Every bullet Every life lost Won't be forgotten Your time will come.
Shift the focus, cater to your ego Selfish martyrs cut our tongues Our colors, our burdens to live with You don't bear the same teeth You march under Our burning effigies While we breathe in the smoke Make an example out of me Your guilt helps no one Oh to be the nails in your white savior Your guilt helps no one Crucify the white savior Killed again, shunned again The world can't see me, I've been erased A brighter light has shown it's face Remove me from my skin Our voices drowned out It's what you've always wanted From a safe distance A cause to stand in front of with no backlash.
Passed the time with shutting eyes Feel the strain in my voice With truer words to offer Biting our tongues proves easier Beg forgiveness the impurity cleanse Attempted purge this dry-heave guilt Coughing up teeth at your feet This bittersweet reluctance This is imperfection at it's finest Choke the sky, grab at my throat I will endure I embody pain.


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released May 21, 2018

Recorded by Erol "Rollie" Ulug on August 18th, 2015 @ Bright Lights Studios in Santa Ana, CA.

Mixed and mastered by Brad Boatright @ Audiosiege on July 28th, 2016 in Portland, OR.

All music and lyrics by Left Astray.
Cover photo by Marcel Bonafe.
7" layout by Erica Shultz


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