Crossing the Desert

by BORT

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Who's that you're dreaming of When I dream of you? Through the hoodoo's last gleaming As the sun fades from view Down the chemical highway To your poison machine Every day's end's a gamble Since we both were fifteen Through the beerfields of bridgeview From the thundering east Caledonian spectre Casts its shadow in yeast When the wildcat grips us And we fall to our knees Will we even remember how We got this disease? On cold winter nights I'll Look up at the stars By the pale glowing moonlight We'll be comparing our scars And in each constellation We can trace out our lives Until dawn's rosy fingers Paint a renewed sunrise Through the beerfields of bridgeview From the thundering east Caledonian spectre Casts its shadow in yeast When the wildcat grips us And we fall to our knees Will we even remember how We got this disease? Through the beerfields of bridgeview From the thundering east Caledonian spectre Casts its shadow in yeast When the wildcat grips us And we fall to our knees Will we even remember how We got this disease?
3.
05:00
I'm tearing off my skin Awakening my mind To all that's ever been I've slit the yearning throat of time And worn the face of gods At masquerades sublime A thousand centuries unfold Overcast memories Of Acapulco gold When was the last time that I died? At least a lifetime since The cosmos ossified False kings and prophets scream my name Worldbane Atomic dictate I've proclaimed Worldbane Predestined fate takes hold Expanding universe Heat death as I foretold Prophetic reveries collide Brushing aside the ruins The heavens codified Ten million spectral lines condense On icy mausoleum No escaping consequence From 'neath Europan seas he'll rise Cancer to the universe Set to metastasize Unbroken lifeline split in twain Worldbane Entire universe disdained Worldbane False kings and prophets scream my name Worldbane Atomic dictate I've proclaimed Worldbane
4.
As the first sun set And the next would rise How could we forget The fire in their eyes They came raining down Through the atmosphere We will never bow It's not them we fear Outnumbered, and overpowered We are forced to flee Lose them through the meteor showers Their fate is sealed, we did foresee Through the great divide Out the other side I can't take this I won't make it Into universe expanses Ancient nebula entrances I can't take this I won't make it Crushing weight As the black hole opens Couldn't begin to comprehend What's waiting for you at the other end Into unknown space From a dying world Propagate the race Genesis unfurled Mission to remold And to colonize That can't be controlled Must be sterilized Outnumbered and overpowered Take you live or dead Home world soon to be devoured Conquer planets in its stead Through the great divide Out the other side I can't take this I won't make it Into universe expanses Ancient nebula entrances I can't take this I won't make it Crushing weight As the black hole opens Couldn't begin to comprehend What's waiting for you at the other end
5.
Wake up in the backs of trucks It's my idiosyncrasy Know I don't give a fuck I'm withering on bended knee If there's a lesson to be learned I haven't learnt it yet I've found no meaning in these Sacraments and bayonets Voiceless colossus Steering life right off a hidden ledge Sometimes when I see them die I wish it had been me instead I can't deny it when I try It's just a strange appeal Momentum building but there's Nobody behind the wheel Don't tell me it'll be alright I'm sick of raging At this slowly dying light But all these memories you ignite Passing me faster Through each flashing traffic light If it were up to me Maybe I'd find a better way Go off to wilt alone And curl up in some alleyway That kind of pride has been Denied to me so here I bow I only wish to save myself But find I don't know how Don't tell me it'll be alright I'm sick of raging At this slowly dying light But all these memories you ignite Passing me faster Through each flashing traffic light I'm already lost Dying in October frost I'm already lost Don't tell me it'll be alright I'm sick of raging At this slowly dying light But all these memories you ignite Passing me faster Through each flashing traffic light
6.
05:42
You have cast this spell before On countless men You claim to cherish and adore As they lay helpless So close to you at night To their surprise Sorcery and poison They must fight Slowly perishing With no clue of your deceit As soon as this one passes Time to move on and repeat With your familiar In the church under blackened skies Demonic pleasure Paired with bellowed sacrificial cries Lady succubus You set their spirits free Evil woman You'll never feed on me Feed on me Lady Kyteler Don't you leech on me I need the life I've got left Woman just leave me be Leave me be Laughing at the noose With no fear of the flame Local simpletons Merely pawns in your wicked game Four husbands dead now Suspicions start to rise Children miss their fathers They see right through your lies Bishop's out for blood For the crimes that you've commit It's time to flee this town Leave it all you don't need it Coven can't save you now They've got all the proof they need To string you up And end your life of heartless greed Lady succubus You set their spirits free Evil woman You'll never feed on me Feed on me Lady Kyteler Don't you leech off me I need the life I've got left Woman just leave me be Leave me be
7.
You wanna play it loud? Well maybe I'm too old I ain't in it to win, yeah Or to do what I'm told One piece of advice If I could be so bold Take off that three-piece suit ‘Cause your tie's strangling your soul You'll never be no well-respected man Neat hair, nice tie, if that's the plan Guess you've forgotten who I am Don't wanna be no well-respected man Say I should give it up And get a nine-to-five But what's the point of money If you feel barely alive? Live a steady life Get some security But if you march to the boss-man's drum Then brother, who's really free? You'll never be no well-respected man Neat hair, nice tie, if that's the plan Guess you've forgotten who I am Don't wanna be no well-respected man
8.
05:10
Waves crash like hordes Against the shore Can't hold them back Not anymore A roiling sea anticipates The day that we self-immolate Now up against the wall Precipitate the fall Embrace the coming flood To cleanse the world in blood And when the floodwaters recede They'll wash away your faceless greed Putrid society will feed Rebirth of all we really need Yeah, all we need Your faceless greed When we'll be freed Crystal cloudburst Sagacious sea Unveiled the truth For all to see And in the holiest of springs It's not too late No need for emperors or kings In this new-formed state Now up against the wall Precipitate the fall Embrace the coming flood To cleanse the world in blood And when the floodwaters recede They'll wash away your faceless greed Putrid society will feed Rebirth of all we really need Yeah, all we need Your faceless greed When we'll be freed
9.
08:27
I can feel your dead eyes on me Burnin' a hole Your gaze cuts me to my knees While you devour my soul Said you wanna eat me up And I should take you back to mine Where you're gonna grind up my bones And soak my body in brine Don't stop honey That's the way I like it C'mon, give me some more It ain't your place to tell me How much pain I can endure Don't stop baby You're driving me crazy Help me scratch this itch Quit with the teasin' And start with the pleasin' Before I start to tweak and twitch Hangin' upside down from hooks While your kill bleeds out Judgemental dirty looks As I scream and shout Rippin' skin, shredding flesh Pull the body apart Savour the taste, leave the best for last Time to tear out my still-beating heart Don't stop honey That's the way I like it C'mon, give me some more It ain't your place to tell me How much pain I can endure Don't stop baby You're driving me crazy Help me scratch this itch Quit with the teasin' And start with the pleasin' Before I start to tweak and twitch Put the pieces back from where they came Stitch them back to my skeletal frame This vicious act will never end It's ok baby, I'm on the mend I am the flesh You've rend apart Torn ragged and raw Nothing flows from this exanimate heart I am the demon Inside of your head Haunting your nightmares While you lay atop your deathbed Put the pieces back from where they came Stitch them back to my skeletal frame This vicious act will never end It's ok baby, I'm on the mend, yeah

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released April 6, 2018

Josh Percy - Lead Vocals
Brandon Corness - Guitar, Vocals, Organ
Andrei Pavlov - Guitar
Crouton McGinn - Bass, Vocals, Violin
Ian Alvarez - Drums, Vocals

Additional Vocals by David Bell, William John, Steve Plantz and Myles Young

Engineered by William John at Carhole Studios in Langley BC and Mike Slater at Harbourside Studios in North Vancouver BC Canada
Mixed and Mastered by Mike Slater
Written and Produced by BORT

Artwork by Alfi Andy
Layout by Brandon Corness

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