Endure

by Kryptik Metaphor

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released January 7, 2017

TM and (C) Adam "Psyniac" White 2016 - 2017
Photography by Starchild/DeanJames

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Track Name: Simon Says Moshpit
“To be nobody but yourself in a world doing it’s best to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human can ever fight and never stop fighting.” - E. E. Cummings

Apply your pressure.
This is no way to make me a solider.
If you cut me from the marble you will only find dust.
No lustre.
I’ll be a fucking martyr.
I’ll be a fucking martyr.

I was not built for this and so my heart resists.

Oh, poor child. You’ve got to think with your hands.
Don’t try to hide it.
Oh, poor child. You better piss on demand.
Don’t try to fight it.

Assume your position.
There is no way to make me a soldier.
At the end of your nose is where I’ll stay, a fucking world away.
I’m driving off the track, I’m answering to no one.
Shallow graves await us all but at least I’ll know that I lived my life first.

If I could just be free of the burning suns in me I could slot nicely into the gears of the machine and I wouldn’t feel a thing and I wouldn’t feel a thing and I wouldn’t feel a thing and I wouldn’t feel a thing.

Live your life.
Live your life.
Live your life.
Track Name: (Im)Possibility
The straw the breaks the camel’s back is hidden in a bed of nails.
Even the fruit in the Garden of Eden can go a little stale
Hold on to me.

There’s a part of me that watches the clock but nothing ever happens when I do.
Six down and six to go until I’m torn in two. Torn in two.

I can’t keep this inside. Forever we collide.

How did this happen so fast? I’m still afraid to blink.
Rivers have run dry but in the ocean there’s not a drop to drink.
Hold tight to me.

There’s a part of me that watches the clock but nothing ever happens when I do.
No time like the present can ever damage you. Damage you.

I can’t keep this inside. Forever we collide.
I can’t keep this inside. Forever we collide.

The skies were bright that night, so were your eyes.
You could always see through my disguise.
It breaks my heart to know that I could die
without you here by my side.

It could take a lifetime or it could take a kiss.
It’s pretty clear it hurts too much when it sounds like this.
It could take a lifetime or it could take a kiss.
What difference does it make when it feels like this?
It could take a lifetime or it could take a kiss.
It’s pretty clear it hurts too much when it sounds like this.

Forever we collide.

The skies were bright that night, so were your eyes.
You could always see through my disguise.
It breaks my heart to know that I could die
without you here by my side.
Track Name: Bastard Master
It’s just water in the pipes. Just a cat playing with mice.
The wheel has turned and the worm ascends but he’s blind to the very end.
Here we go again.

He’s just another prick up on the wall. Now everyone else is too small.
Never a carrot, just a stick and this carousel is making me sick.

All hail the new messiah. Sleep with the new pariah.

We need rest from this distress
…but you don’t fucking care.

It’s just water in the pipes. Just a cat playing with mice.
The wheel has turned and the worm ascends but he’s blind to the very end.
He’s just another prick up on the wall. Now his dick doesn’t feel so small.
And I’m nothing but a joke to you all. So fuck off.

All hail the new messiah. Sleep with the new pariah.
Track Name: Leaning Tower
You’re the glass inside my skin. You’re the glass inside my skin.
You did this all myself. I can’t let you leave me be.

Breathe deep, we can bury monuments no further.
Breathe deep.

This is my punishment. I am my own jury.
This is my punishment. I’ve found myself guilty.
I want to beg that you walked free but we both know there was no innocent party.
This is my punishment. Oh no.

I’ve screamed my lungs raw as I’ve explored every possibility to find myself guilty.
The truth of this tale is a failure on both sides and I’m serving my time.

This is my punishment. I am my own jury.
This is my punishment. Oh no.

Breathe deep, we can bury monuments no further.
Breathe deep, we can bury monuments no further.

We left the greener pastures behind somewhere lodged in my mind.
We left the greener pastures behind somewhere lodged in my mind.

You’re the glass inside my skin. You’re the glass inside my skin.
You did this all myself. I can’t let you leave me be.

You’re the glass inside my skin.
You’re the glass inside my skin.
Track Name: Sympathy for the Madman
I’ve got two tongues in my mouth;
one is forked so the other is twisted.
There’s a stranger hiding in this house.
A little suffering will get me addicted.

We were separated at birth, ten years apart.
I found home in a whirlwind of a heart.
I found solace in a soul that swallows cold
and spits out sarcasm that turns into gold.

When the levee breaks I’ll go back again,
teetering on the edge of what it seems like the end.
Don’t pull me back from the edge, my friend.
Let me inhale the darkness and we’ll transcend.

We’ll transcend.

We were separated at birth, ten years apart.
I found home in a whirlwind of a heart.
I found solace in a soul that swallows the moon
and fed me distrust inside my cocoon.

It’s one thing to be inspired and another to imitate.
I can worry all I like but either way it’s too late.

In one ear and out my lips, my words are tainted.
You’ve saved and sullied me with pictures that you’ve painted.
Where do I draw the line
between you and I?

I’ve got two tongues in my mouth;
one is forked so the other is twisted.
There’s a stranger hiding in this house.
A little suffering will get me addicted.
Track Name: Moonlight
Good thing this reputation stalks me like a beast.
It makes for a roll of the eyes when I give in and I feast.
Who taught you to stand in the middle of the tracks?
There’s a freight train coming, don’t look back.

No rest for the wicked and I’ve never felt more awake.
There’s a demon at the back gate.
No rest for the wicked and there's never been more at stake.
He won’t wait.

So come on down and join the gameshow
The rules are simple; let it all go.

Baby I’m a master tutor and I can see straight through ya.
You won’t say it but I can see you want to play with the matches.
These hooks are more like anchors, my claws are fraught with danger.
If there’s a good time to be had I’ll seek it out. I’ll seek it out.

No rest for the wicked and I’ve never felt more awake.
There’s a demon at the back gate.
No rest for the wicked and there's never been more at stake.
He won’t wait.

They’re boarding up every single window across town
A lingering glance can light the fuse that burns the night down
When the moonlight comes I shake and I howl.
The monsters loose and it’s too late now.

Baby I’m a master tutor and I can see straight through ya.
The circumstance won’t ever be right so what the fuck are you waiting for?
It’s time to read the signs. It aches to tow the line.
If there’s a mistake to be made I’ll make it.

No rest for the wicked and I’ve never felt more awake.
There’s a demon at the back gate.
No rest for the wicked and there's never been more at stake.
He won’t wait.
Track Name: Pissed Off and Glad About It
It’s time to panic!

Call me a dreamer, call me a hippy,
I just want to live in a world less shitty.
You threw up borders that don’t make sense.
This is just dirt and rock the last time I checked.

Call me a dreamer, call me a hippy
I just want to live in a world less shitty.
In my heart there was only ever one thing to choose;
the needs of many over the wants of a few.

Everything I read makes me fucking scream.
If I know one thing it’s that when we bleed…
we all bleed.

Call me a dreamer, call me a hippy
I just want to live in a world less shitty.
How can you say no to others in need?
If I know one thing it’s that when we bleed..

Everything I read makes me fucking scream.
If I know one thing it’s that when we bleed,
we all bleed.
Red. We all bleed.
Red. We all bleed.

I don’t want to live in a world where love isn’t our first priority. Where it isn't even on the agenda. Where people are never equal, denied privileges. The time we are not here is longer than the time we are. Your posturing doesn’t matter. The universe doesn't care about you so be good to each other. God knows we need it right now. Natural disasters, disease. The least that we can do is not add to these problems. I don’t want to live in a world where love isn’t our first priority.

Call me a dreamer, call me a hippy. You won’t change me.
Track Name: Intervention
Once gold but now off-white, your glory once airtight.
I see a maze of blemishes under the light.
Elsewhere we draw a frontline, this keeps us on the same side.
Under the banner but I’m swallowing my pride.

We’re connected by the cables.
Kept stable by being unstable.
You gave me all I need.
You’re teaching me what not to be.

Struggle should serve as penance; a cold and silent sentence.
But you seem vacant to the potency of venom.
The hands of time are cruel, we live by crooked rule.
I wait to see which side of my heart you will fall.

We’re connected by the cables.
Kept stable by being unstable.
You gave me all I need.
You’re teaching me what not to be.

The only thing that we share is a limo to the grave.
The only thing that we share is a limo to the grave.
Track Name: Join the Club
All the things that used to make me free now imprison me.
I’m burning alive inside so there’s no way to leave.
I’ve seen a thousand shades of what I could’ve been.
I’ve nought but misery, where does this end?

Where does this end?
And can the end come soon?
And can the end come soon?
Track Name: Endure
Endure. Endure. Endure. Endure.

In the face of daunting failure
In the face of likely doom
In the hands of fate I reside
Today until eternity
I’m here to leave a mark
I’m here to make a difference
I’m here and if you don’t like it
You’re going to have to kill me.

Seize every second that you’re given
and show them all that you’re still living.

Break the cycle, change the code.
Turn the tables, take control.

You’re gonna make it through.
You’re gonna make it through.

In the dark where things are colder
In the dark where things are blunt
In the hours before the dawn
Waiting for the sunrise
It’s time to dust myself off
It’s time to put foot forward
It’s broken but that doesn’t matter
I will make everything right.

Seize every second that you’re given
and show them all that you’re still living.
Sometimes we all ache for the end
but then we get back up again.

Break the cycle, change the code.
Turn the tables, take control.

You’re gonna make it through.
You’re gonna make it through.

All the things that used to make me free now imprison me.
I’m burning alive inside so there’s no way to leave.
I’ve seen a thousand shades of what I could’ve been.
I’ve nought but misery but I will still

Endure. Endure. Endure. Endure.

Break the cycle, change the code.
Turn the tables, take control.

Take control right now.
Track Name: Perfectly Adequate Hanson
You don’t have to be here to hurt me. You don’t have to be here to haunt me.
Ride off into the sunset without me. Ride off into the sunset without me.

How do the fruits of my labour taste? The silver lining to my worst days.
The tunnel called me back with a vow but I let it be and you’re here now.
I hate you by association. That’s not fair but I embrace it.
You took what I had dug out and left, I don’t want it but it still feels like theft.

You don’t have to be here to hurt me. You don’t have to be here to haunt me.
Ride off into the sunset without me. Ride off into the sunset without me.

How do the fruits of my labour taste? One of us fixed and the other this way.
The detonator is now cold but it’s still got it’s wires around my soul.
I hate you something rotten, that’s why you’ve not been forgotten.
It’s as simple as letting go but without this fury I’d be so alone.

You don’t have to be here to hurt me.
You don’t have to be here to haunt me.

“I love you” said too late, you had to make me wait.
Ride off into the sunset without me.
You made the choice you swore you wouldn’t, said the words I thought you couldn’t.
Ride off into the sunset without me.