Act I: The Exile

by I Am Maddox

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released December 7, 2014

John Ponce (Guitar)
Marc Morris (Guitar)
Bennett Rouse (Drums)
CJ Bauckham (Lyrics, Vocals and Bass)
Jesse Clasen (Producing, Mixing and Editing)
Dan Millice (Mastering)

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Track Name: Six to Midnight
the exile
damned to his cell
here in the void
no witness
to hear his appeal

cold stone
crucible forged,
in the wake of Their war
these iron bars
form the walls he has known

no word or sign
of the one he intended to save
hearts cast aside
and for all of the love that he gave
she had none

no tears
for the father who fell
remembered in song
burned alive
for the sake of the son

can you see
the scars,
he has received?
each mark
he bears in defiance

no word or sign
of the one he intended to save
hearts cast aside
and for all of the love that he gave
she had none

you and I
you and I
should have seen the skies ignite
you and I
you and I
should have felt the earths collide

consumed men will have no other lovers
(steadfast, they persevere alone)
their lost causes find no other homes
(no haven, none left at all)
the last star will not shine forever
(the last light this long night will know)
collapsed, it becomes the next black hole
Track Name: Cambodian Godchild
this spawn of the gods
you condemn to the blade
pulled from the hull
of a steel bird of prey
taken back, from the flames

the widow may fall,
no fear will he hold
thought you spit in his face
and show him your honor
with stones from the earth

they are the outcast ones
forgotten sons of old
left to die in the waste
for what Their eyes behold
so I've been told
so I've been told

the darkness awaits
and the godchild is last
his voice is one
but hear how it roars
your lungs would split,
you would taste blood

one final oath
remains to be sworn
this head will not bow
these knees will not bend
until the moon's arms
can capture the sun

they are the outcast ones
forgotten sons of old
left to die in the waste
for what Their eyes behold
so I've been told
so I've been told
Track Name: Machete
swimming up the river but there's blood in the water
I found a river boat captain crying over his daughter
mean muchachos came, slaver scum he explained
I'm gonna lay 'em low, lay 'em low, using my blade

it's my machete!
that cuts the bastards down
it's my machete!
that put 'em in the ground

running through the jungle, looking for a little action
tracking down banditos on behalf of the captain
gonna hunt them down, gonna make them pay
I'm gonna lay 'em low, lay 'em low, using my blade

it's my machete!
that cuts the bastards down
it's my machete!
that put 'em in the ground

it's my machete!
that cuts the bastards down
it's my machete!
that put 'em in the ground
Track Name: Harmonious Tension
night falls as I enter hell
this haunted fortress where evil dwells
you will not find a more wretched hive
of scum, and villainy

as the daylight fades, the forest clears
skeletons, made of steel appear
as the daylight fades, the forest clears
skeletons, made of steel appear

spotlights search through the maze
of twisted bones that our hands once made
escape the hounds onto higher ground
where my trail will not be found

as the daylight fades, the forest clears
skeletons, made of steel appear
as the daylight fades, the forest clears
skeletons, made of steel appear

your chase is in vain
the girl has been sold
the buyer, unnamed
give up and go home

FUCK THAT!!

snakes and swine, are all I see
no guts, no spines, no loyalties
taste my steel, my enmity
six to one, but I'm worth three

as the daylight fades, the forest clears
skeletons, made of steel appear
as the daylight fades, the forest clears
skeletons, made of steel appear
Track Name: Dolphin Smasher
light the fuse
on your war against the world, little girl
let it burn
til there's no one left to love

draw the shade,
so that no one has to see, you're alone
like you said,
you can do this on your own

I see a ceiling full of stars
constellations slowly form, in the dark
but it's just a memory
one among a hundred more, that still remain

I'm lying awake, no sleep tonight
I'm dying to know your reasons why
maybe I misunderstood?
did you give this all you could?
were you scared to try?

there's a taste left on my tongue
from the lips that I once kissed, that I once missed
what could I have said to make
any difference in the end? what could have been

I'm lying awake, no sleep tonight
I'm dying to know your reasons why
maybe I misunderstood?
did you give this all you could?
were you scared to try?
Track Name: Untitled
this hole
I have dug for myself
is cold
this was all I had

this hole
I have dug for myself
is cold
I have nowhere to turn
anymore

your gold
left in trust for this son
is gone
this was all I had

your gold
left in trust for this son
is gone
I have nowhere to turn
anymore

escape!
take back what is yours
keep your faith,
your time has not come

escape!
take back what is yours
keep your faith,
your time has not come