Before The Great Collapse

by Wings Of Scarlet

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Vocals – Shawn Page
Bass – Earl Serafica
Drums – Barry Jaeger
Guitar – Louie Pahl, Parker Krieg
Lyrics By – Parker Krieg (tracks: 1, 3), Shawn Page (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 6)
Engineer – Shane Olivo
Mastered By – Alan Douches
Producer – Wings of Scarlet

Recorded At – Bobby Peru Recording
Mastered At – West West Side Music


released August 19, 2003


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Track Name: Sacred Ground
Storm every temple and claim god as yourself. Kill it.
And let us feast on this divinity as if our very lives depend on it.
Live. Sweet libertine. Live. Embrace every horizon.
Time honored tradition crumbles in the hands of a timeless romantic.
These statues. This concrete edifice of patriarchs and prophets.
Foretold destruction at a glance. We will see it fade.
I'll watch my oppression die with you.
Possessed by existence denied. A memory.
I've tasted your salvation and it tastes like shit.
The name on my lips is my own
and the taste on my tongue is freedom.
Track Name: Set The Air Afire
Today is the last day from here on out,
we count our blessings from here on out,
this shattering to make my world come to an end.
When the bleeding stops for you,
I won't be here to help you through.
If we drown tonight we're better off.
To hold this breath would kill us all.
Crushing fates we'll never learn,
hearts will break nevermore,
all my broken dreams
remembering all that you said.
Track Name: Cast Carbon Lies
I tore those pages out of my life,
Held to the flame,
Scattering the ashes at my feet.
I dance upon these words,
Language licked by fire,
Until thrown unto the pyre.
I renounce all,
The lies of these generations.
The dominionist fallacy.
This is how it ends.
Track Name: We Scream Hope
Decades of malice, this hatred burns on,
memories are soiled, my heart still bleeds.
As our worlds shift, these wounds remain,
there is no repenting for this sin, so profound.
Cannot imagine what was sacrificed for one moments pleasure,
forgiveness will never be honored.
For the sick, she still holds the pain.
These words were written so that things may change.
Track Name: Before The Great Collapse
These hopeful visions wither with every fallen tear.
Soiled by the skies, they bring deep haunted lies.
You can wish her back but that heart bled so perfect.
Mourning a lifetime will never resurrect her beauty.
All faith is lost in the blink of an eye, he never believed.
We never really believe.
Time has erased all disbelief, but the tale is the same.
The heartbreak is the same. Fuck.
Tragedy is our only resolve in these dying days.
The dawn will bring the end of another that I loved.
Track Name: Killing Tomorrow
Long before grace was removed,
Their mouths have been sewn shut,
Our wings amputated at birth,
Forever to walk through the fire.
Anticipate the end. We dance free.
Chained to the grave. We dance free.
Weld on these emotions, tear out all feeling,
Devouring a soul broken by providers,
Sever all ties and disengage these memories,
Empty holes where his screams never flourished.
Dancing to their drums. We die free.
This age has passed. We die free.
I watched them carry this cross decades to ruin,
Swallow these shards of glass bleeding from within,
We are now the living dead.
Suffering for the damned.