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Conscious / A slave to the clock

Bar codes / Lock down the machine

Finger prints stripped / And left at the door

Devour the fruit / And discard the core

Begging for scraps / And learn how to sit

Who demands for it anyway?

Programmed / Return to the hive

The only exit’s when you’re eaten alive

Don't forget at the end of the day

You're not cared for anyway

Broken hopes / A sign of success

Metal walls designed to suppress

Graft the soul to the hand that feeds

Calloused skin / A sign of production

Collective purpose / Expanding the cell

Metal walls / Encasing this hell

The scent / Of fumes / Sickens me

Shackled ankles never to be free

White lights / Replace / The sky

Uniformed and waiting to die

Oppressed / Breathing despair

Suffocate / Deficient of truth

Pressure / Those who keep busy

Emaciate / Positions down low

Tendered / Just enough to survive

Taxing / On body and mind

Failure / To keep up the pace

Promises to repair the failing body

Expendable / Discard and replace

Abandoned / In a useless state

Decimation / In its wake

Gears turn / Lumbering forward

Alive / While in a grave

Salt / The earth / Oil the machine

Castrate / For display / Save the best cuts for last

Conserve / The breath / Stay alive

Morals / Tarnished / The ladder points up

The weights / Too strong / Gravity pulls down

Wings clipped / Eyes shut / Purgatory

Awake / In regret / Beg for release

A noose / Is the gate / Leading out


from The Curse That Is, released April 1, 2016



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Graves At Sea Portland, Oregon

After releasing a series of highly regarded demos and splits in the underground, the cult sludge/doom quartet GRAVES AT SEA has re-emerged, having recently cut their teeth performing on mainstages at Maryland Deathfest, Roadburn and numerous other festivals. ... more

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