idle worship

by aaron ross

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released May 7, 2012

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Track Name: Jacob's ladder
i tasted freedom in my veins
my comfort zone inside my cage
i was told to stand up straight
they changed my mind made me behave
this ascension has no reach
and the pitfalls sink so deep
now I'm clinging to the rails
they say press on and you'll prevail

Jacob's ladder
everybody's a mad hatter
everybody's going mad
for madness

i sparked it up tried to reflect
full of lies i can't detect
jumping through smoke rings round my neck
tangled up in safety nets
take some poison for the pain
they keep flushing out my brain
lesson's learned I'm ditching school
grown so tired of these rules

Jacob's ladder
everybody's a mad hatter
everybody's going mad
for madness

the sky is falling down like a guillotine
you doubt everything that you have been spoon fed
this is no hallucination this is not a dream
Track Name: nice to finally meet you
now the days are too long
tell me where we went wrong
built it up just to fall to pieces
we put a dent in the air
took it all from what was there
opened up the door to somewhere

this is not my reality
doorways open ghosts running free
heart of darkness
see how it bleeds
exhale the smog while the city sleeps
I'm afraid but too jaded to see
the sprawl of dimensions drowning you and me

we've met our doom
i hope he's not coming too soon
now the days are too long
tell me where we went wrong
built it up just to fall to pieces

this is not my reality
doorways open ghosts running free
heart of darkness
see how it bleeds
exhale the smog while the city sleeps
I'm afraid but too jaded to see
the sprawl of dimensions drowning you and me

this is not my reality

we've met our doom
i hope he's not coming too soon
Track Name: I.O.U
sit and wallow in the faded lights
this reflection's gonna paralyze my life
time has told me no more foolin around
coming soon today will be tomorrow
wishing that i had the chance
romantic though the world keeps crashing down
I'm alone inside the halls of my mind
can't believe they say there's nothing to it

and i don't need no I.O.U
without the proof can you be true
you're just a fool
with a broken heart

and i don't care about mystery
don't give a damn about history at all
is life only a story to tell
are you gone or not forgotten
sympathy is just pathetic now
your tired face they're gonna rub it in the ground
don't lose sight of your glimmer of hope
i hope you'll see that there's nothing to it

and i don't need no I.O.U
without the proof can you be true
you're just a fool
and i don't need no I.O.U
without the proof can you be true
you're just a fool
with a broken heart

i can see what used to be
it seems to be tragedy
the old would die to be young
the young keep dying too young
can you take this dream from me
so i can drift in endless sleep
it's a cruel cruel world
and I've thrown my pearls
Track Name: on life support
it's all coming down
while it's looking up
got your fingers crossed
trying to get your cut
takes an honest man
to be corrupt
the recommended dose
is to take too much

on life support

think like an animal

in the tall tall grass
gonna have my share
every minute counts
and i'm unprepared
i can't cope with this
so in a coma i drift
numb to everything
as the ether drips

on life support

think like an animal
Track Name: roman holiday
almost asleep
deprived of all my needs
cry cry a river rage
everything is golden age
feels like 1984
going on behind closed doors
every season has a reason
if you're not comin you must be leavin
peaking out the blindfold
play it like a game show
crop circles in your corn rows
these pipes don't need no Drano
tricky business can you make it to payday
makes no difference cause the profits calling mayday
wrong blood type drowning in moonlight
the thin is getting so thick
you could cut it with a butter knife
slippin like the buffalo
nodding like you're comatose
happiness it comes and goes
you win you lose you tow the load
hopeless sinner though
penetrates your skull and bones
watch the throne get overthrown
built to last it's built like Rome
Track Name: fade to grey
want someone to blame
you find it strange
that you've been framed
in the glowing screen
in this reality we're kings

i pledge allegiance to the grave
black hole throw my money away
all the reasons
fade to grey

they bastardized it all
every last drop won't fill your cup
we can't carry on enthralled
worshiping ourselves

another day goes by
tired of getting high

i pledge allegiance to the grave
black hole throw my money away
all the reasons
fade to grey
i pledge allegiance to the grave
black hole throw my money away
all the reasons
fade to grey
Track Name: rebirth pains
we stared into the omen
told it we're not backing down

we're not superstitious
bloody fists we beat the system
tore down everything that it stood for
forget about the future
this moment is the only teacher
we know it's time to die and start anew

we stared into the omen
told it we're not backing down

we're all made from the blood and tears
the only thing to fear is a lie
the symbol seals the deal
though what planet are you from
on earth as it is in the heavens
everything is real

life is not religious
mother nature does as she wishes
whatever happens you can't undo
power is an image
reflections of the never finished
we know it's time to die and start anew
Track Name: Armageddon
everything is wrong
got my blinders on
changed the station I'm tuning out
don't want to hear what it's all about
jumping the platform
quitin the rat race
leaving this hi jinx
no longer have to feel out of place

this is not my home
home is in my baby's arms
this is my Armageddon

i went to the right school
i broke all the right rules
chased the dying dream
lost it all for the winning team
i loved till my heart broke
i walked down the same road
as the people who came before
their footsteps just a metaphor


this is not my home
home is in my baby's arms
I've been in the dark now for too long
now I'm fading like a photograph
this is my Armageddon

need an alibi
just got these questions why
don't know what lies beyond here
but I'm not afraid to find out

this is not my home
home is in my baby's arms
I've been in the dark now for too long
now I'm fading like a photograph
this is my Armageddon
Track Name: plastic universe
nothing's real
i can't feel

plastic universe
more than ever i cling to the dirt
plastic universe
even though it's fake it still hurts