HUMAN​|​NATURE

by Swallowed Alive

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released August 8, 2016

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Track Name: The Wastelands
Everything I touch turns to ashes
This curse of a life is all I know
Everyone's left and everything's gone
Why am I the only one?
How can I go on?
This world has gone to waste
No memories left
Everything's erased
Life after death is only steps away
But the reach is never-ending

Decay follows me through this hell of eternity
There's nothing left for me except a life of sorrow and misery
Head down as the rain washes away all of the pain
I have no one else to blame except for myself
Have I gone insane?

Searching
Always searching for the will to live, the will to continue
Memories mean nothing to me with no place of my own
No place to call home

Ashes fall around me as I walk through the wastelands that I’ve created for myself and no one else
Nothing's the same and there's no one to blame

Everyone's left and everything's gone
Why am I the only one?
How can I go on?
Everyone's left and everything's gone
Brought upon by a destined dawn
Human nature spreads disease

Everything I touch turns to ashes
This curse of a life is all I know
Everyone's left and everything's gone
Why am I the only one?
How can I go on?
Track Name: ...And With Death Comes Rest
I still suffer
This world is a burden upon us all
The weight is unbearable

Will these thoughts lead to my own demise?
From the dawn of days I feel the pain until the earth turns again into a new wake
Tossed aside and left alone all from these feelings of a broken home

Lost and forgotten
Torn and broken
Why have all these soulless cries been left unspoken?
Insufferable weight on my chest
And with death comes rest
But not for me

I still suffer
This world is a burden upon us all
The weight is unbearable

Constant fear has its grip on me
With every step I approach the old oak tree

These nightmares they consume me
I have grown into my own slave
I don’t want to become the reason for my own grave

Lost and forgotten
Torn and broken
Track Name: M.T.C.
I'm afraid to die
But I feel like death is taking over my life
Constant running from the shadows created in the depths of my mind
Drag me towards the light

It plagues my mind from the moment I wake
Give me it, I need it

I feel like death
I crave the sweet release
Give me it
I need it, for my slumber has ceased

Oh God I can feel it

It's kicking in like a tidal wave flooding my bloodstream
Take me over
I welcome vitality

I feel alive
I feel awake
Time is moving quickly now
Here’s to hoping this feeling won’t subside
I feel alive
But have I done more than I can take?

I was afraid to die

And I felt like death was taking over my life
Constantly running from the shadows created in the depths of my mind
It dragged me towards the light

Drag me towards the light

It plagues my mind from the moment I wake
I want it and I need it

I feel like death
I crave the sweet release
Give me it
I need it, for my slumber has ceased

I felt alive
I was awake
But now it's come and gone
The time has passed, but I can’t move on
I’m crashing hard, completely withdrawn, like an animated corpse roaming the Earth
And I feel like death
Track Name: The Witness
Bear witness to the actions of man
Revealed in its purest form
The nature retracts as we devolve
We watch as the world burns by our own hands

There has to be more to this life than wake and repeat
Knowing the future is what reflects in the past

Maker, take me, for this is the end of my reality
What lies in wake?
What will I embrace?
Am I to take in the light or am I to descend?

We watch as the cycle continues
Over and over, again and again
Night falls, the seasons change
We watch as the world burns by our own hands

I'll count my losses
And still I suffer the same
I watch as the world burns by my hands

Like a machine, always the same, this life is never changing
Like cogs in the machine, life becomes routine
Good for nothing, expendable waste of life
Lie awake and dream of much more than this
Dream of a life worth living

Maker, take me, for this is the end of my reality
What lies in wake?
What will I embrace?
Am I to take in the light or am I to descend?

We watch as the cycle continues
Over and over, again and again
Night falls, the seasons change
We watch as the world burns by our own hands
Track Name: My Lament
I have been here for millennia
This life is not my first and it is not my last
Tortured by immortality
Plagued across my many lives
My future is destined to mirror my past

Visions of my death haunt me
I know exactly when, where and how I will go
Cursed to remember it all when I return

Shadows follow my every step
Forever in darkened days
Separating memories from reality

Why can't I stay here?
I'm finally content with my life, the life I have built
Why must it end?
Why must it fucking end?

Plagued across many lives
My future is destined to mirror my past

Please let this be the last
I'm ready to leave this all behind
I'm ready to let go
I'm ready to be free

This disease disguised as a blessing
Oh, how I hate it so
Release all that I am

With every waking moment, I'm eaten alive by guilt
With every passing day, I begin to wilt away

Everything I have amassed will amount to nothing
All that I am, tossed to the wind
My lament defines me
I’ve been failed by time

My time is near
I will meet my end once again
Please let this be the one to end it all (to end it all)
Death comes for me

Fuck, I knew that this wouldn't last
I am reborn for the hundredth time
This life is not my first and it is not my last

Plagued across many lives
My future is destined to mirror my past
Perpetual, I will never end
Everlasting, I will never end

Let me go
Let me die
I’m ready to leave all of this behind
Let the visions end
Let the memories fade
Take away the pain

My lament defines me
Why have I been failed by time?

Perpetual, I will never end
Everlasting, I will never end

Let the visions end
Let the memories fade
Take away the pain
Just let me go

Just let me go
Track Name: Bound By Chains
Empty words spoke from my family to me
Bound by chains, it burns the fire in me
I won't let these vices take hold
I won't let them consume me

Vices become me

You're no better than me
You're rich and filthy
You fill your pockets with gold
No satisfaction from the words that I speak
So much I've dealt with, now the reaper comes my way
Keep my head up but the rain gets me anyways
My life's a maze, and I'm stumbling towards an end

Shadows in the back of my mind won't let me sleep
This life of misery I’ve led eats away at me (Eats away at me)

These vices brought by birth live burden and dirt, I fought for where I am
Overcome with lessons learned, shadows won't let me sleep, I'll put a gun to my head
No satisfaction from the words that I speak
So much I've dealt with, now the reaper comes my way
Keep my head up but the rain gets me anyways
My life is a maze

Vices become me
Track Name: A Life of Static
One step forward and two steps back
Such are the ways of life
This is regression
We have devolved
A global standstill, a willing stasis

Voluntary disconnect
Drawing invisible lines
We have all become de-synchronized

How are we so content with monotony?
Why do we condone banality?

Repetitious regurgitation of ideas
Bleak, void of substance
Instantaneous communication yet a universal distance between us all
Separation from the collective
A universal distance between us all

Separation from the collective
A universal distance between us all

Living a life of static
Uninterrupted solitude
Peace through separation
Anomalous existence

One step forward and two steps back
Such are the ways of life, a voluntary disconnect
We take steps out of sequence
Becoming de-synchronized

Addiction to our own control
Is any of this even considered living?
Destined to be unforgiving

Society is sinking deeper and deeper
Can any of this be considered living?

Living a life of static
Uninterrupted solitude
Peace through separation
Anomalous existence
Track Name: Solitary Self
I'm all alone
And this is all I've ever known
Taking life day by day
But I'm always on my own
This cannot be the death of me
It's hard to explain these feelings but I'll try to get by
I'm better off on my own

Nightmares haunt me as I sacrifice myself to the guilt that has overtaken what is left of me
Realization of what is considered to be real versus knowledge of what I used to be

Tearing apart to understand what I have become
Separating my mind from my heart
Stepping backwards away from my mistakes wasn't something I thought to be possible

In solitude, I thrive

I'm all alone
And this is all I've ever known
Taking life day by day
But I'm always on my own
This cannot be the death of me
It's hard to explain these feelings but I'll try to get by
I'm better off on my own

Content with myself
Calming peace and quiet
A solitary self
Push me away
Away from you all

I'm better off on my own
In solitude, I thrive

I'm all alone
And this is all I've ever known
Taking life day by day
But I'm always on my own
This cannot be the death of me
It's hard to explain these feelings but I'll try to get by
I'm better off on my own
Track Name: In The Depths (feat. Orion Stephens)
Lurking, slithering
Destined for the darkness
Entrapped by its snare
Let it all sink in
Let it overcome you
Give in and join me in the depths

Valley after valley
Miles of decay
Does it even have an end?
Withered souls enticed by the shade
Enveloped by looming mist, an ever-present shroud

The struggles I face
I can't escape this hell that beckons me
Drawing me in with its cold embrace
I give in and stare into the void

I feel nothing
A hollow vessel of a man
A vast ocean of emptiness
Overcome by a blackened allure
Tossing all my dreams aside

I thought I knew you but I don’t even know myself
How can any of this be real?
How can any of you be real?

I stare into the void
How can this be real?
I stare into the void
How can you be real?
I stare into the void
I thought I knew you but I don’t even know myself

Destined for the darkness

I feel nothing
A hollow vessel of a man
A vast ocean of nothingness
Tossing all my dreams aside
All alone in a crowded room
Laid to waste inside this tomb
Broken and beaten
Death by misery

Lurking, slithering
Let it overcome you

The struggles I face
I can't escape this hell that beckons me
Drawing me in with its cold embrace
I give in and stare into the void
Track Name: The Wolf Among Us
A dead consciousness with no restraint leading to a life of despair
Crying wolf for the final time
Let the wolves consume you

Crying wolf, burning every bridge you cross
Sever ties that ground you as you’re bound to your rotten roots of life
Do the insane know that they are insane?
Wallowing about in their lunacy
It is blissful ignorance or true acceptance?

Witness as no one hears your cries
Witness as no one comes to your side
Making yourself out to be everyone’s target
When you hide behind your mask, you show your true face

Break down your walls of ignorance and find your true acceptance

You’re such a coward, a washed up waste of life
Lets the wolves consume every part of you
Out of luck and out of time
Endlessly searching for yourself

Talking shit and telling lies
Pushing away the ones who cared for you
Now you’re on your knees again
Begging for your life to end

Break down your walls of ignorance and find your true acceptance

A dead consciousness with no restraint leading to a life of despair
Crying wolf for the final time
Let the wolves consume you

A dead consciousness with no restraint leading to a life of despair
Track Name: Nothing Owed
You were my friend, and here we are again
Nothing owed and nothing gained from the years gone by of drifting apart
From the lies you told right from the start
I understand, that life continues even if we feel lost in time

Waking up, not knowing who I am with no one to turn to, no one to fight for
My friends are dead, or so they say
They're just living a dead end life
This endless abyss that is my life will never cease to exist
Spiraling downward
Always downward into what my memories hold dear

This cold sensation glistening in the moonlight overtakes my very existence
These people all around can't even see me
They can't even see what is real
Who are you?
I can't even tell from the years gone by
You're withered, changed, barely recognized
This life owes you nothing

Seeing, but never understanding anyone else but yourself
Strip down the layers of life to reveal the truth

This endless abyss that is my life will never cease to exist
Spiraling downward
Always downward into what my memories hold dear
Waking up, not knowing who I am with no one to turn to, no one to fight for
My friends are dead, or so they say
They're just living a dead end life

What is a man without memories?
A hollow shell destined to walk the earth for the answers of life
This life owes you nothing
Nothing owed, and nothing gained due to the lack of existence
I understand, that life continues even if we feel lost in time

Enter life, exit death: the cycle continues
Parasite to this world
This life owes you nothing
Infecting your way through the lives of others for your own twisted prosperity

This cold sensation glistening in the moonlight overtakes my very existence
Who are you?
I can't even tell from the years gone by
You're withered, changed, barely recognized
This life owes you nothing
Track Name: Aether (feat. Will Ramos)
This world is not enough for me
I must explore another space
Please take me away

Drifting out of body to enter unknown realms
To wander into ethereal planes

Into the great beyond
High above the celestial spheres
One with my being
Deep into our collective mind

Wonderful sights
And the brightest of lights
An existence in harmony
Immaculate reflections
Parallel perspectives
Shown truths greater than my own

It is time to return
To utilize what I have learned
But I've gone too far and I can't turn back
And even if I could, how long would it take?

Which dimension is mine?
How do I get back?
Will I ever return?
Take me away from here

Doomed to wander and doomed to fail
In my mind constantly wondering how I'll return

Can anyone hear me?

With my eyes sewn shut how do I get back?
In a world of disgust take me away from this place

Doomed to wander
Doomed to fail
In my mind constantly wondering how I'll return
Track Name: Item 8
Another victim
Another autopsy
She was so innocent
Flesh ripped from her back as the years slowly slipped away

Born into this world only to waste away

Was the satisfaction worth the sacrifice?

Dead eyes never looked so cold
No emotions for a rotting soul
Predetermined to be dead at birth
Item 8
Prove your worth

She never knew what could have the reason behind her life
Instead she chose ways of suffering
Plagued by the choice of her own free will
All for the satisfaction of the thrill

Dead
Cold
A rotting soul
No emotions, no control
Predetermined to be dead at birth
Item 8, prove your worth
Track Name: The Coldest Night of Winter
I recall the coldest day of winter
The day the earth stood still
Friends became foe, for the fight to live
Not a day goes by without remembering that day's chill

Haunting my memories with the sounds of chaos
The smell of smoke, the sounds of death, revealed the truest nature of man

As the day progressed the violence spread across the land
All human decency had come to an end
The cold, the chill
It haunts me still
What had we become?
Could it be that our past is better left unspoken?

In the coldest night of winter, we lost ourselves
In never-ending frost, we found ourselves
We showed the ultimate truth in the light
Savages, all of us, we showed the ultimate truth

The day ended as the moonlight fueled the bloodlust
Enter the night
The media told us everything would be all right
The TV man said we were all condemned for our actions, and we were to blame
The true nature of man, we are one and the same

In the wake of it all, I recall the final moments when the human race realized the mistake it made
There was no turning back, all hope had been erased
As the sun drew near, we began to fear what the future would hold

In the coldest night of winter, we lost ourselves
In never-ending frost, we found ourselves
We showed the ultimate truth in the light
Savages, all of us, we showed the ultimate truth

The cold, the chill
It haunts me still
What had we become?
Could it be that our past is better left unspoken?