Break Yourself Against My Stones and Spit Pity Into My Soul

Snuff icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 11 from the All Hope is Gone LP by Slipknot icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Slipknot's "All Hope is Gone" album cover. [Formatted]

Bury all your secrets in my skin
Come away with innocence and leave me with my sins
The air around me still feels like a cage
Love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage—again

If you love me let me go, and run away before I know
My heart is too dark to care
I can’t destroy what isn’t there
Deliver me unto my fate
If I’m alone I cannot hate
I don’t deserve to have you
My smile was taken long ago
If I can change, I hope I never know

I still press your letters to my lips and cherish them in the parts of me that savored every kiss
I couldn’t face a life without your light, but all of that was ripped apart when you refused to fight

Save your breath, I will not hear
I think I made it very clear
You couldn’t hate enough for love—is that supposed to be enough?
I only wish you weren’t my friend then I could hurt you in the end
I never claimed to be a saint
My own was banished long ago
It took the death of hope to let you go

Break yourself against my stones and spit pity into my soul
You never needed any help
You sold me out to save yourself
And I won’t listen to your shame
You ran away—you’re all the same
Angels lie to keep control
My love was punished long ago
If you still care, don’t ever let me know

Distortion Sufficient

This Cold Black icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 (track 09 from the All Hope is Gone LP by Slipknot icon-external-link-12x12 icon-search-12x12 )

Slipknot's "All Hope is Gone" album cover. [Formatted]

Welcome home

Mother Nature is a coward/Mother Nature is a whore
No more presence and no more power
I pray for death by the hour
Cut another smile into me/Cut into me is all that you are
My artifice won’t recognize me
You won’t find me anymore

Post-traumatic war machines
The pessimists still won’t believe
Throw away my past mistakes
It’s all I can do to feel

Let my weapons be your children
Let my armies be your damned
Try to suffer on in silence
Try to stop me if you can

Pneumatic destroyer
Pathetic seducer
Distortion sufficient
Some day—one day—we will live our lives again

My ghosts have found their way back home
I have every right to kill my own/Every right to kill my own
I am something now that never could exist
My anguish conquers all

Pay the price and watch me fall
My only key is broken
My broken key is only me

Pneumatic destroyer
Pathetic seducer
Distortion sufficient
Some day—one day—we will live our lives again

You’re an utter waste of tired flesh
It doesn’t matter if you can’t progress
Even now they still create me
Give me your ignorance and irritate me

I am made of the same debris
You want it all but you didn’t want me
A hypocrite with no real use
I’m alive, what’s your excuse?

Pneumatic destroyer
Pathetic seducer
Distortion sufficient
Some day—one day—we’ll live our lives again

Album Haul, January 2019 Edition

More music to add (and restore) to the ol’ collection. Take a gander at the Portrait of an American Family icon-external-link-12x12 album art—it exemplifies how physical media can form a palpable connection to the music it adorns. “You cannot sedate all the things you hate.” A traditional release of this LP would (should?) absolutely survive in our current digital climate.

Life sucks sometimes, so this is at least the second time I have purchased this fucking album. Hopefully it’s the last time, but I would buy it again if I had to. I also finally picked up Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) icon-external-link-12x12 ; I’m trying to keep the timeline intact here: I only listened to Mechanical Animals icon-external-link-12x12 in its entirety a couple years ago. I hear Mr. Manson lost quite a bit of his thunder as the music industry rocketed into the new millenium sans quality assurance safety belts.

It has been a while since a I have checked to see what Trent Reznor has been up to. Whaddaya know—three Nine Inch Nails icon-external-link-12x12 EPs were waiting for me! Normally I’m not so far behind, but it’s a strange world I live in these days.

Baroness icon-external-link-12x12 and Slipknot icon-external-link-12x12 also contribute to the mix. Never been much of a Slipknot fan, but they are growing on me slowly and surely. All this heavy metal is rounded out by inspirational slide guitar by Sonny Landreth icon-external-link-12x12 and acoustic guitar by Ralph Towner icon-external-link-12x12 , plus 90s Swedish rock from The Cardigans icon-external-link-12x12 .

Nine Inch Nails
→ Not the Actual Events
→ Add Violence
→ Bad Witch

Nine Inch Nails' "Bad Witch" album art. [Formatted]

→ Red Album

Sonny Landreth
→ Elemental Journey

Marilyn Manson
→ Portrait of an American Family
→ Holy Wood

Marilyn Manson's "Portrait of an American Family" album art. [Formatted]

The Cardigans
→ Life

→ All Hope is Gone

Slipknot's "All Hope is Gone" album art. [Formatted]

Ralph Towner
→ Time Line