Live at Soul Sounds

by Carbon Thief

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released September 28, 2014

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Track Name: Sweet Machines (Live)
Every waking moment
Tethered to our sweet machines
Wire life-support
Umbilical that saps and feeds
Comfort from the static sounds
Hours drained into the screen
Burned into my tired mind
Ones and zeroes fill my dreams

Separated from the world
Voluntary isolation
Luminescence is a god
Kills all sense of trepidation
Kills all sense of anything
An intellectual castration
Blinded to the march of time
We settle into our sedation

Chained! In self-captivity
Drained! Of creativity
Slaves! To our inactivity
Mired in our dereliction
Doomed to service our addiction

We worship at the alter
Of our electric kings
Be sure to never falter
You'll miss the next big thing
Stave off your obsolescence
Pursue that modern dream
Fade out, submit your senses
To our sweet machines

Living deep within our heads
Trapped in flights of fantasy
A program-perfect picture of
The way the the world can never be
Look outside and were surprised
What did we expect to see?
Go running to our mother boards
To hide from harsh reality

Made! To see what we can spend
Played! Into a hopeless trend
Trained! The cycle never ends
Were afflicted with an illness
Agents to the death of stillness

We worship at the alter
Of our electric kings
Be sure to never falter
You'll miss the next big thing
Stave off your obsolescence
Pursue that modern dream
Fade out, submit your senses
To our sweet machines

Pander on the showroom floor
Push the product out the door
A meaningless reiteration
Passed off as a new creation
Tired lies for naive eyes
A coat of paint, a bottom line
A lonely day, a lack of sleep
Acquire, retire, rinse repeat!

We worship at the alter
Of our electric kings
Be sure to never falter
You'll miss the next big thing
Stave off your obsolescence
Pursue that modern dream
Fade out, submit your senses
To our sweet machines
Track Name: Vices (Live)
Beneath the surface
I feel the creatures sitting, waiting, ready to break
Free from all the places
Deep below where i had chased them
They'll wait for me to sleep and then they'll take me away
They'll sink their teeth in
Devoured by their avarice I'll never escape
I swear this is the last day
I said this is the last day
I just need once more taste
I said just one more little taste
I need my...

Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me

Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me

Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me

Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me

Beneath the surface
I know that I am drowning but I no longer care
I feel a completeness
When I'm swimming in this sweetness
Content to hit the bottom when I should fight for air
I am an animal, I've become their prey
This is not the last day
I know it's not the last day
But I don't want to change
Oh no, you'll never make me change
I need my...


Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me

Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me

Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me

Vices
Vices
Vices
C'mon, give it to me
Track Name: Point of No Return (Live)
is it as easy as that, a momentary contact
of eyes cross the room, incendiary contract
signed in the gloom, you’re shaken from the impact
you’re not coming back, no you’re not coming back from this

is it as simple as this, a fleeting little kiss
stolen at first and returned with interest
weak to the thirst, becoming an accomplice
you’re not coming back, no you’re not coming back from

this time you’ve crossed the point of no return
you can’t go back, the bridge is burned
into your face, into your skin
an ugly scar displays your sins

she can’t take anymore, she’s headed for the door
tried to pursue but you’re glued to the floor
paid what you’re due, I think you knew the score
but it hurts when it hits, no you’re not coming back from

this time you’ve crossed the point of no return
you can’t go back the bridge is burned
into your face, into your skin
an ugly scar displays your sins

once, so long ago, she called me king
now i’m not anything
I saw the life that I saw for myself
gather dust on the shelf
late at night, wrapped up in feeling
pictures dance on the ceiling
I try to chase them with a broken wing
once, she called me king
Track Name: Plastic Masks (Live)
Cheap facades and painted faces
Smooth and clean, the mask is ageless
Never broken, worn every moment
Essence hides as the shell changes
Shifting, shedding, blending in
Try to find the perfect skin
Speak hollow words to please the herds
Conceal the truth that lies within

Give me some petty greed, some empty lust or vanity
Just show me whats underneath, no more lying through your teeth
The means led to the ends, you’re a stranger in a crowd of friends
You don’t serve a purpose You’re stuck on the surface!

Crafted wants and fake desires
Right at home among the liars
Mask perfected to be accepted
Honor thrown into the fire
Honesty no longer matters
Just empty thoughts and idle chatter
Each life in turn Is left to burn
Just fragile rungs upon the ladder

Give me some petty greed, some empty lust or vanity
Just show me whats underneath, no more lying through your teeth
The means led to the ends, you’re a stranger in a crowd of friends
You don’t serve a purpose, you’re stuck on the surface!

You’re stuck on the surface!
of the world that you live in It’s plastic, paper-thin
A cellophane bubble that spares you the trouble
Of thinking or seeing these things that you’re being
But we see right through you, we see your true of meaning!

I hope they like what you’ve created
A false face to keep them sated
An empty space is in your place
A ghost to keep egos inflated
Shrouded in you’re practiced lie
You watch and wait and bide your time
To hear the cue that you can use
So you can pad your fragile pride

Give me some petty greed, some empty lust or vanity
Just show me whats underneath, no more lying through your teeth
The means led to the ends, you’re a stranger in a crowd of friends
You don’t serve a purpose, you’re stuck on the surface!

You’re stuck on the surface!
of the world that you live in It’s plastic, paper-thin
A cellophane bubble that spares you the trouble
Of thinking or seeing these things that you’re being
But we see right through you, we see your true of meaning!

Flimsy, iridescent skin, reflective silver hide
Shows the image of a twin while hiding what’s inside
A multitude of different faces covering your own
But with no truth to fill the spaces You are left alone!
Track Name: Bass Frequency (Live)
Grab me by the gut now, and don’t you dare let me go
I want to take a ride, but I don’t want to be in control
I want to feel the room shake, shake me down to my bones
I’m taking you with me, you know I’m not going alone
Plunge me in deep, deep, deep, until I cannot breathe

Drown me in bass frequency

Let it filter up now, through your feet and out your eyes
Let it fill you up completely, let it melt you down from the inside
Vibrations wash over you, catch you up in the tide
Feel the waves take you there, watch them all crash and collide
It’s got us by the gut and now it’s brought us to our knees

Drown me in bass frequency

Drown me in bass frequency!