Present Tense

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Fall into line now shut your mouth and do what you what you’re told.
You must profess to move and fit the standard role
Assign the part and say the lines, now you’re an original.
Take note and look around so as to not upset
The balance of worth now hangs by just a few threads
Things could get tense if you expose yourself and your message.


It takes one man to move the thoughts of many minds
And just in a flash your head, yeah it could also roll
Patterns, mazes and lies they never stop or let go
Depraved and weak, we push these onto the side
As we exchange our trust to put upon ourselves
You must now see how far that brought us to destruction


Lies on the tip of your tongue, mother’s can’t feed their young, it just keeps begging the problem
The lines get drawn in the sand, division regins in the land, how could we ignore it
To justify that we’re so good it just blows my mind that we could reach such illogical conclusions
So what does it take to see that no word or deed could ever make you right apart from surrender.



The call, it ‘s a must “stand” don’t forget, we were bought with a price .
The weight of our debts, “stopped,” Free and clear.
They will never return again
Fight for the dead, “speak,” They are blind and may never taste the next life.


Pressure it stops and goes but in the end we win
Let’s not regret the battles that we thought we’re lost
This is no test but now the trial begins to show itself
We will_need all_the help_we can get no matter how many the plans we’ve laid ahead for ourselves
The measure you give is what you get and that will never disappear.

credits

from Elusive Artifacts, released October 1, 2015
Scott Gayer -
•Guitars
•Vocals
•Programming

Seth Dines -
• Bass
•Synth
•Sound Effects

Brian Rosier -
•Drums

Trey Harper -
•Keys
•Synth
•Sound Effects
•Mixing
•Mastering

Doug Bonebrake -
•Mixing
•Mastering

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Newborn Civilians Wichita, Kansas

Newborn
Civilians :

Scott Gayer -
•Guitars
•Vocals
•Programming

Seth Dines -
• Bass
•Synth
•Sound Effects

Brian Rosier -
•Drums

Trey Harper -
•Keys
•Synth
•Sound Effects
•Mixing
•Mastering

Doug Bonebrake -
•Mixing
•Mastering
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