The Devil and The Lion EP

by The Devil and The Lion

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02:34
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04:17
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05:29
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05:23
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04:08
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04:32

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The Devil and The Lion is:
Grayson Venters
Brandon Wilks
Matt Bundrick
Tyler Morris
Kerrick Breen

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released 01 January 2009

Grayson Venters - guitar/vox
Brandon Wilks - guitar
Kerrick Breen - guitar
Tyler Morris - bass
Michael McFadden - drums

All tracks Produced and Engineered by Nathan Hussey except tracks 1, 4 and 7 Engineered by Michael McFadden.

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Track Name: Intro
i used to love this town
i used to pray with both feet on the ground
i have reason to believe
that reason doesn't mean a thing.

we used to run around this town
naked and carelessly
that's how we made these friendships
that's what made these friendships sink

i don't give a damn what you think
i don't care what you see
cause i don't keep secrets
and secrets don't stay with me
Track Name: Throwing Up My Words
pace yourself, you're tired body's gonna let go
before you reach the end, you're dying peacefully
peace is not how your church explained it
losing your insides and drowning in it
believe me when i say i won't let you die

cause you don't deserve these places
these people i've seen
wait til i tell god about the shit you've been up to

cause your lungs shake with the fear of what might
really happen when you finally let go
you sang softly and i sang harmony
cause we're both gonna die real soon

i saw lights flash in through the blinds
i know your savior's coming i know your savior's here
you knelt down, your knees sank in the floor
my arms around your shoulders
i followed you down

the things i do for you

your knees sank in, melted through the floor
i followed you down
Track Name: Over the Sea
where does the movement start?
i must confess i'm still waiting in the loneliest of parts
and their shooting stares at me like i'm the enemy over the sea, who did you raise them to be.

if my mind could beat, it'd beat steady with my heart
it wouldn't give up
well sometimes i don't feel like i have the right
to where you around my neck

if my neck was a stage then it would break with every wrong line i'd say
and we'd collapse over and over again
you picked me up like a stepped on seashell that once was beautiful

i swear i'll find the most brilliant stars
and i'll reel them in just for you
and when the darkness begins to cave in
i'll be standing on the edge of the world for you my god

your eyes they got so quiet choking in silence
children laughing at failures
and attempts to reconnect to live again
attempts to fight for something, attempts to see the end

i swear i'll find the most brilliant stars
and i'll reel them in just for you
and when the darkness begins to cave in
i'll be standing on the edge of the world for you my god
Track Name: Our Secrets Underneath
a part of me that you seem to possess
scares the shit out of me
scares the beat right out of my chest
my god i've really missed out
she won't tell your secrets
but she doesn't know as much as me
i still know your reasons, your reasons

metal on my skin where it don't belong
i was born into addiction, i was born with a weak set of bones
but i don't blame my father, he's a victim just like me
i don't blame my father, he's the christian i could only dream to be

they stay for the best part, when i wake up half conscious
when i wake up half-alive
you're the first thing on my mind

how does my memory serve me
where is my memory gonna take me
cause i can't count mistakes
but what good is the number
when the number's digging my grave

they remind me of the things that i'll never have
the court systems reminds me of the things you'll never have
Track Name: Ghost
i saw a ghost today, who i seem to recognize
through his eyes i saw everything his eyes had seen
visions of children and war, things i'll never believe

i saw his daughter today
she had bruises wrapped around her body
i kissed each spot i could find
and i asked 'would you please forgive me?'

i made him angry, made him go crazy
i can see it in your body
don't lie to me, i know the whole story

when i came over your mom was weeping
i could see each single tear was another lie
i went to your room just to find you naked
lying on your bed, motionless dead

i made him angry, made him go crazy
i can see it in your body
don't lie to me, i know the whole story
Track Name: In the Dirt
i heard you died in your grave
waiting for an escape
from the ghost of that man
who you were too afraid to save

we keep our feet off the ground
in case you're wondering
i hold my head below surface
to mute your screams
cause i can't find any reason
reason enough
to fight for the good cause
it's not the cause i don't trust

i thought i forgot what you looked like
i couldn't picture you in my head
i never knew what you looked like
you were just an image sleeping in my bed

filled with grace she turned off my mechanical heart
and i felt you for the first time
and through god and through sin
i saw where you live in the dirt

with the roots and the worms
tell me do you get lonely?
tell me does it hurt?

do you remember
when i was your father
when i told your secrets
and you refused to love me
Track Name: Made to Inspire
when you look at me, what do you see?
a child getting older, a man to be?
when you look at me, what do you see?
blessed food on my table?
that'll never be

you said i was made to inspire
i can change lives if you change me
wake up to my portrait, wake up to my face
i could care less, i could care less.

i read about your kind in magazines, read myself to sleep, your prayers aren't coming my way, that don't mean shit to me
you're ripping my words from me, ripping the skin off of my bones, it's all i've got to live by, you're a thief stealing everything i own.

you said i was made to inspire
i can change lives if you change me
wake up to my portrait, wake up to my face
i could care less, i could care less.
Track Name: Blankets
eyes from the floor, we made memories last
my eyes on the door, i saw explosion after explosion
i'll explode into you
ghost from the floor, they keep these memories alive
ghost in the car, i still feel your presence
it's reaching from these hands to god
it's ok when i hear your cries echoing after mine

i kept these sins alive for such a long time
i had her blanket covering my eyes
that was a sin in itself
i had her body on my mind
i hope you felt the change
felt that wave like the devil on it's prey
i felt the flame did you feel it to?

lets take a drive through time
clear the smoke and the fog
and remember to pray before we crash this car

this is the most we've got
bloody pavement doesn't taste like life to me
we've got to turn this around
silence and a prayer sound good to me
Track Name: The Thief
faith and regret, i'm finding answers in your body
i can feel god's presence in your skin
fight for the wreckage, my body's wrecking into pieces
but i swear my heart's intact
if i make more mistakes than progress
will you promise to let me know
i don't have any room to make mistakes with you
i've got my hands tied
and i hope they stay tied, tied to you

look into to my hands, show me where they've been
you've been stealing my past since i met you
a thief in my heart, taking everything i am
or the bad things i used to be

don't think for one second that i have lost my gaze
every minute spent with you is a minute i refuse to look away
it's ok that i'm making you cry
as long as you're still safe on the inside

so sing, please sing for me
so sing, please sing for me