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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

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Worthless, stranded, drifting on these unlit seas
Hopeful-branded, the value of a past miscarried
So we failed our opening, uncommitted, temporizing

The tide swept out while we slept
And though this loss we grieve, time will not indulge our regrets
Despite these currents, we mutiny
A hollow fate we bear pursuing dreams beyond our reach

Is it the strength of our convictions?
Are we seized by fallacy?
Is it the weight of our delusions insisting we're free?

Although there's freedom in a life lived without direction,
The more we stay this course the more we cast aside connection
Of all these paths we commit to the depths
Our shallow hearts will only covet remnants filtered of dissent

We're only living the lives they least resist
The suggestion of sacrifice and suddenly we can't commit

Bitter, we protest the course of our lives
But the choices demand that we let fate decide

With so many lights to call our sails
The more the wind grows, the more we fail
No destination to reach, we’ll never see land again
We’re all hopeless sailors
In a sea of drowned men

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

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