Like A Saint, Like A Fiend

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Vocals: The DBK
Guitar: Mike Doomsday
Bass: Brandon Schmidt
Drums: Bill Clifford

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released April 18, 2009

Album Artwork by Elizabeth "Bloodbath" McGrath - Design & Layout by Mike Doomsday - Produced by Mike Doomsday - Additional Production by Bryon West & Neal Schmitt - Mastered by Rick McMillan at Superdigital

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Track Name: Carve the Sky
This is alive I'm sure
The pieces fit together
Appendages severed
Every point of reference obscure

Let's count the seconds in sync
Let's reach high
Let's carve the sky
Every moment captured in a blink

I could never walk away from this elaborate display
Everything laid out so purposefully
I could never turn away I could never not stay
Everything turned out right on this day

I'm done with sickness within
Discarded my shedded skin
Wrapped in enlightened resolve
Problems of the world are solved

Let's count the seconds in sync
Let's reach high
Let's carve the sky
Every moment captured in a blink
Track Name: Process of Ignition
All I need to do is smile and everything turns out astray
A simple realization that life is not ok
I begged for a solution for nature's evil ways
I reached a conclusion, the world will never be ok

At times I feel as though I make strides to be alright
I learn from human nature that sometimes you have to fight
A distant gleam of light, a far away ray of hope
Guided by incandescense, sparked by the will to cope

Well I, I said it for a reason
And I, Will live with every result
Well I, Suffered for a reason
Now I, Can be full of hope

Stick-around for a little longer cause you've been led astray
this could happen to anyone I see it everyday
live the life you call your own it's yours anyway
a difficult path to follow despite what people say

I rummage through the rubble to find whats mine today
dissatisfaction of the way this explosion shaped my mind today
a lovely reminder of life i used to lead
a vacant truth to see, a label of a hollow need

Stick around for a little longer cause you've been led astray
this could happen to anyone I see it everyday
live the life that you can call your own it's yours anyway
a difficult path to follow despite what people say
Track Name: The Beat
you gotta a lot of nerve fighting me back
while the tension's on and my feelings lack
i have half a mind to erase every thought in your brain
i am full of the grace that got me in this place

and the beat goes on and on and on
i feel so strong

you say you always wanted it this way
you wanted to take everything as it came
you say i'm the only one who could relate
to the pain that only i could dictate

this a little part of myself here's everything i have to give

a whisper won't travel past my ear
live for the second i've too far
i've lived the life of a hero's spawn
and the sound of the beat goes on and on

and the beat goes on and on and on
i feel so strong

this spectacle has gone on and on and on
even though my inspiration has come and gone
i did everything to keep this going on and on
my impulse will only live on and on and on
Track Name: Worthwhile
I'll bet it hurt you
I'll bet it hurt so bad
shock seperation
blunt disrelation

sever every tie that prevents circulation
cut every noose that prevents unrestraint
or suffer through the pain of association
suffer through the dependant state

now how does it feel to be immune
how does it feel to be attuned
to the place where you can melt into
any single space you wish unto

so run run run just as fast you can
i'd love to see these demons outran
i'll stay back and smile as you transcend them
it's all worthwhile it's all worthwhile
so run run run just as fast you can
i'd love to see these demons outran
i'll stay back and smile as you transcend them
it's all worthwhile it's all worthwhile

I'd say it saved you
I'd say it saved your life
shock seperation
vital disrelation

so run run run just as fast you can
i'd love to see these demons outran
i'll stay back and smile as you transcend them
it's all worthwhile it's all worthwhile
so run run run just as fast you can
i'd love to see these demons outran
i'll stay back and smile as you transcend them
it's all worthwhile it's all worthwhile

after after all this time
of scraping and clawing just to stay high
enough to not fall into this polluted void
and not wreck that beautiful mind

i'll bet it free'd you
i'd say it saved your life
a blanket realization
a welcome provocation

i'd say you're justified
your mind is yours to find
A life now realigned
nothing left to confine

so run run run just as fast you can
Track Name: Fiend
so what is going to stop my
illuminating heart from beating
what is going to break my concentration and flow
who will tell me when i've had enough
who is willing to be in the know

as i look at the back of my sullen brain
i search for the genesis of my pain
i facilitate a war of love and hate
i beg for disaster to be fate

as i breathe in, my life is waiting for me
as i breathe in, my eyes shield what i've seen
as i relive every glimpse of my past
i breathe in every breath like it's my last

a sickly smile as it all implodes
a trial of fire an exemplary pose
an attempt at blessing this curse that i bare
a faded desire to blacken my stare

but then it all becomes light before the shadows can eclipse
there becomes a moment of nothing but bliss
we can live through this and thrive in what we miss
or we can fade into the darkness of this internal eclipse

as i breathe in, my life is waiting for me
as i breathe in, my eyes shield what i've seen
as i relive every glimpse of my past
i breathe in every breath like it's my last

I know I know I know to survive this
Every little thing has to be in my sight
I know I know I know to revive me
Every little thing has got to turn out right
I know I know I know to pacify me
Every little thing has to turn out right

as i breathe in, my life is waiting for me
as i breathe in, my eyes shield what i've seen
as i relive every glimpse of my past
i breathe in every breath like it's my last
Track Name: I Hate Gravity
a whisper seperates dreams from reality
and the certain success of a nightmare is bold
a beautiful vision of a clear and ornate
manifestation of a life untold

a picture of sorrow a snapshot of life
a bankrupt desire to drown in this strife
a lonely redeemer a hollow sound
to benefit a believer but never a shroud

now i count the reasons why
as i sit and observe the passers by
i asked for the life of a saint
i've been fed a life of restraint
like a fiend goes in for the kill
a glutton can never get his fill
gravity is the world's enemy
and the earth will never stand still

it all comes down to this
we make our own bliss
we strive for what we miss
we forget what we dismiss

now i count the reasons why
as i sit and observe the passers by
i asked for the life of a saint
i've been fed a life of restraint
like a fiend goes in for the kill
a glutton can never get his fill
gravity is the world's enemy
and the earth will never stand still
Track Name: The Flood (Dub)
a second to let the flood in...
Track Name: The Flood
a second to let the flood in
a moment to douse my skin
a while before i turn inside out
a second to let the flood in

i think i'm going to need something else to save me this time
i think i may be drowning here and my mind just doesn't seem right

a moment to soak it all in
a second before it begins
a while before i turn inside out
a second to let the flood in

i think i'm going to need something else to save me this time
i think i may be drowning here and my mind just doesn't seem right
the days go by with no air in sight to keep me here alive
a reflection so distant is all i need to breathe again tonight
Track Name: Like a Saint
I've seen a thing or two in my life
I've seen what creates and what destroys
I've lived like a saint and like a fiend
I've hardly ever even thought twice

regrets, i've had so many but none should ever be dwelled on
a rule that's followed can quickly be ignored just as quickly gone
lies, and truths realized are the most bitter pills to swallow
some mislead, some bathe in greed and you'll find their souls are hollow

i found this out so long ago
a seed of doubt was planted so
i reaped reward and paid the price
i was left to my own device

the sins of the world are everyone's concern we can all watch it burn
light a fire for the sinners but make it bright let's illuminate the night
a flesh wound to show for the decade of gore a horror that only has more in store
the perfect plan for all that ran stampede of the rightous doing what they can

i found this out so long ago
a seed of doubt was planted so
i reaped reward and paid the price
i was left to my own device
Track Name: Acts of Heroine
So many times they tried to turn out this light
when there was nothing left to give, nothing left inside
Now close your eyes you've lost all control
Years of acceptance have taken their toll

Hopes for a better tomorrow, goodness comes and goes
The pain that seethes internal, no one will ever know
Just search inside to find what might be left
Tried with all your might, endless strength and deft

But when it comes down to it
sometimes interests clash
Relentless viruses
inside have attached
We're all zombies in this
implacable game
look out for yourself
you might be next to blame

Time is a way to
measure misery
The last thing you'll see
is this vacancy
subtle decomposition
explains a real resolve
a born enhancer
a reason to be enthralled

we're all enthralled

The need for recognition
slips past contempt
for the real solution
which is recklessness
a symptom of regression
passes wildly
a vision of true wisdom
perches gracefully

oh so gracefully

how many ways can i rely on passing time
to wash away the scars, i've endured in my mind
a misfortune faced with reality
now disappointment as far as eyes can see

i search internal and prepare my listless self
i raise the questions, the questions you'd beg in hell
the reward for my acts of heroine
anticipation for when all this starts again

Had I known what was in store
i would have seen all the pleasure sweating out of my pores
I know that I,
I acted primally to see beauty
the beauty of the acts that saints deplore
right now
I'm ready,
I'm ready for the world to see
that all
we really are
is distant tranquility
I'd beg but
i'm proud and
i want to feel the pain
this act of courage speaks to everything that i've gained