Isle Royal

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released December 1, 2016

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Isle Royal Detroit, Michigan

After recording these 5 songs, a few of our members including the vocalist have left the band, leaving those of us remaining with a blank slate and some time for a fresh start. We will not be able to perform these songs the way they were recorded without the original line up, so we decided just to release them as a free download. We hope you enjoy listening to them, Thank you! ... more

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Track Name: Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming, Clarice?
Lyrics:

I lay down in the water and I try to sleep
But the only thing I'm thinking of is killing sheep

How many lambs have I led to slaughter?
How many lives have I irreparably broke?
I'm sorry for the pain I'm causing
I can't see the end
There is no hope

I know they say that the end justifies the means
But is it worth it, is it worth it for me to give up everything?
I know that pain is necessary to grow
But I think this pain
I think this pain will swallow me whole

If this is what my life has lead to
Causing pain to those I love the most
Then let me die in peace and give them some relief
I'll dwell in silence as a repentant ghost

If I have to sacrifice everything I've known
And leave my children with a broken home
If this is what I have to do to get well
Then I'll just end my life cuz I'll end up in hell

I'll slit my throat or shoot myself in the head
Won't slit my wrists to see the color red the
Scars on my tattoos won't look good when I'm dead

Throw me in with the fire and lions
Make my mind like molten metal melt
Silence the screams in my ever ringing ears
Slit my throat and drag me to hell

If you call my name
I'll scream it right back in your bleeding ears
If you touch my face
I'll snap off the fingers that graced my skin
If you look in my eyes and see I'm empty within
I'll cut out your heart and show you your sin
Your heart is as fucking black as mine

I know they say that the end justifies the means
But is it worth it, it is worth it for me to give up everything?
I know that pain is necessary to grow
But I think this pain, I think this pain will swallow me whole
Track Name: A Bittersweet Story Of An American Tragedy (ft. Tyler Ennis of Ground Tracer)
Lyrics:

You were the victim of a car crash on a Wednesday afternoon
Passing through an intersection
Didn't have the time to move
The other driver was too tired
He was drinking all night long
The consequences of his choices have ripped your life apart

It isn't fair
It isn't fair
Married for less than a day
It isn't fair
It isn't fair
An accident took her away

She was taken away from you
On the day she became yours
You lived and she was taken
Someone holy was mistaken
The one who completed you
Is now in the ground
Now only half of you exists

You woke up looking like a car crash
On a thursday afternoon

You never picked up the pieces
Your life is now a wreck
Finding comfort at the bottom of a bottle and hoping that these pills help you forget

It isn't fair
It isn't fair
Your angel flew away
It isn't fair
It isn't fair
You're left on the ground with broken wings

But if she could see you now
How do you think she'd feel?
Emptying bottles of booze and pills
Forgetting the memories won't help you heal
If you could see how you're hurting her by trying to stop the pain
Your wounding her with your wounded heart
Let go and free your broken soul

We both know she's not coming back
And it hurts, I know
Pick up the pieces of your broken life
And let love heal your broken soul

(Guest Vocals)
After all your cards are played
Last chance has been called
Basking in this neon remedy
Much the worse for wear

Flourenscent horror on the pavement
That isn't light at the end of the tunnel
Now this wounded sky is crying
Chilling my bones to their very core

One futile moment to avoid collision
I never even saw it coming
A beautiful life ended far too quickly
I'll light a candle for you my dear
The consequences of my actions thrust onto my lap
And now I have no choice but to pay for my mistake
Oh God, what have I become?
Track Name: Thrive
Lyrics:

Be still and know that he is god.
Be still and know that she is god.
That they are god.
That you are god.
That we are god.

We were meant for more than survival
We were meant to be alive
We are meant for more than we're living for
We were meant to thrive

Can you hear the cry of the planet?
Can you hear the tears in the rain?

Awake, awake oh sleeper
And open up your eyes to our plight
This can't carry on much longer
We won't last much longer

All creation cries unto itself
All creation is itself
We can't replace what we've already stolen
But we can change to leave a better tomorrow

We were meant for more than survival
We were meant to be alive
We are meant for more than we're living for
We were meant to thrive

Can you hear the screams of the planet?

We rape our mother
And kill our brothers
In our pursuit of wealth
Consuming ourselves out of house and home
But it's not too late
Return to our roots
And learn to live in
harmony

We rape our mother
And kill our brothers
In our pursuit of wealth

We were meant for more than survival
We were meant to be alive
We are meant for more than we're living for
We were meant to thrive

We were meant for more than existence
We are meant to be alive
We weren't meant to have just an existence
We were meant to thrive
Track Name: A Moment Is Only A Moment Away
Lyrics:

Put down that weapon son
Plesse drop that pistol, daughter
Listen to the words of those who've walked where demons tread

When life is bleak and void of meaning
You must find a reason to be alive
You have so much to bring to the world
Your absence is something I won't allow

Did you ever stop to think
You're not the only one feeling life is wasting away
Turn back now
It's not too late
Everything you're searching for is just a moment away

This is the song I scream to the ones who cannot hear
If you are out there, I need you as much as you need me
Please hold on til daylight darling please hold on

You're standing on the edge
But don't look down

You don't have to walk alone
I've been in the same pit you're in now
I left a message scrawled on the wall in a familiar script
Let the words fill your heart
There is hope on that distant horizon
Let the words fill your heart
There is hope

Did you ever stop to think
You're not the only one feeling life is wasting away
Turn back now
It's not too late
Everything you're searching for is just a moment away

Rest in peace
For all is well
Run away with me my love
Run away into the dark
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