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© & ® Burning Tone Records 2016
Recorded at Burning Tone Studios
Mix & Mastered by Louis Henn and Heinrich Köllner
Produced by Louis Henn, Heinrich Köllner and Betray The Emissary


These days I'm finding it hard to believe in myself
I've been treading open water for so long, and I can't find a way out
It's becoming clear, no matter how high I keep my head
I can never reclaim, from shallow graves, the dreams I've laid there

Although you'll try to resurrect this mind, what's dead is gone
Carry the corpse home

Glimpsing memories of a life lived through hollow truths
My glaring failures
My conceited youth

We all carry our burdens like anchors

Bringing me to my knees
The weight of devastation
I pushed aside the lessons in search of vindication

My redemption, my undoing
My inability to overcome my desperation

This burning in my bones
The cost of forgetting, they’ve all let go

My hopes are drowning in these crippling dunes
Dragging anchors toward my distant dreams

The tides of time were washed out long ago
They won't be back until I sleep

So I sought refuge in community
And abandoned who we were all meant to be

The burden of these lesions we keep
Restricting all of us from futures we seek
Sisyphean dreams

We all carry our burdens like anchors
We all carry our burdens like anchors

We hold this end unguarded
Free your voices
Free your failing hearts
Inhale your exile
Exhale unified


from The Fragility of Circumstance, track released December 22, 2016



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