Contra. EP

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05:04
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released October 5, 2016

Recorded by Word Of Mouth Studios
Recorded mixed & mastered by First Strike Audio
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© 2016 Contra.

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Track Name: In(de)cision
Don't say you're dealt
a fucking bad hand
I know you've played this game
so many times before
the fucking dealer dealt from
the same cards and
now I call your bluff

But you went all in (3x)

Eeeuuuuuusqxiqosiasdf

the tell's in your eyes (2x)
so see the truth

the game is not over until the
chips are through

New beginnings never felt so familiar
what's to say it won't end the same
two different lives two different minds
living the same exact mistakes

Who's to say they won't end the same (2x)

Two different lives, two different minds
living the same exact mistakes

You're dealt the same cards
as everyone sitting at the table
but your aces are high
and your face cards remain
face down

All bets are in
your veins (2x)

And no chips remain

New beginnings never felt so familiar
what's to say it won't end the same
two different lives two different minds
living the same exact mistakes

Who's to say they won't end the same (2x)

Two different lives, two different minds
living the same exact mistakes

You played the same hand
that you were dealt
over and over again

Time and time again
you're just a jester to the royal throne
(and you blame the cards?)
time and time again
you're just a joker to the ones you love
and you blame the cards
and not the hands that hold them
a faded tell that shows all
are aces high or low

When will you learn the game?

Don't say you're dealt
a fucking bad hand
I know you've played this game
so many times before
the fucking dealer dealt from
the same cards and now I call
your bluff

But you went all in...

The tell's in your eyes (2x)

Open your eyes and see the truth
Track Name: Altar
I'm getting rich a second time
Free from righteous cities
Free from egos that curse you
With no sense of pity

Overcome
All the cloudy thoughts I've had
As I roll up
all the smoke
Of what's been said

I'm getting rich a second time
From a burning fire
I roll my smokes
from burnt up ashes
My one desire (x2)

I've wasted
So many years to the life
Of dreaming
The trash of the night
You call this a life
But that shits so ripe

True pain
A disregard
for everything

The trash of the night
You call this a life
With everything that you
Do to survive
You'll do to survive

Where is the line between
fitting in and fading out
(What you do to survive)
Well it's so hard to think
when my heart is racing
(What you do too)
heart is racing

I'll be the hostage today
With nothing to prove
I'll be the hostage

Now shots are fired
Now I've got to hit the floor
Keep fucking moving
to the door in the room

Pick up some distance
Cover tracks behind
And drop the match in time
I've regained the gift of my sight
I've regained life (2x)

The trench is greener
from the other side
With a piece of mind
Not burning bridges
they're broken
with a shallow tide

Where is the line between
fitting in and fading out
(What you do to survive)
Well it's so hard to think
when my heart is racing
(What you do to)
heart is racing

I'll be the hostage today
With nothing to prove
I'll be the hostage

Don't expect
For life to go and to
Bring you there
The trash of the night
You call that the life
but that shits so ripe

Those who've said
You know you got to
Crawl before you walk
Have clearly never been
In a hostage situation

The trench is greener
from the other side
With a piece of mind
Not burning bridges they're broken
With a shallow tide (2x)

I'm getting rich a second time
Free from righteous cities
Free from egos that curse you
With no sense of pity

Overcome
All the cloudy thoughts I've had
As I roll up all the smoke
Of what's been said

I'm getting rich a second time
from a burning fire (4x)
Track Name: Unedited Footage
How do you fix
what you don't
know that you have
Cause when you look
in the mirror
you don't look back (2x)

A slow decline of
everything that you know
are you there
or just living inside a shell

A perfect storm or
is the weather just fair there
Or simple minds that simply coincide
No simple life but simple times
Are you there
or living inside a shell
just living inside a shell (2x)

I know you hear me in there
from what you lived your life
Perhaps we take the picture
from the frame for you to
see the world just the same

Too frayed, it's too decayed
You see the photo just the same
Can you conceive it?
Pull it apart
From the hell inside your head

Too frayed, it's too decayed (2x)
Can you conceive it?
Pull it apart
From the hell inside your head

How do you fix
what you don't
know that you have
well how do you trigger my
memory of what I had

I've erased it, I've erased it all
You can't have it. I took it all

Well my case in point

I know you hear me in there (3x)

Well my case in point stands true
I know you hear me in right there

I know you hear me in there
From what you lived your life
Track Name: Lamagier
If caged vultures
don't sing then
why's the damn melody
so sweet and
I'm staying grounded
but not held down
with weak, frayed
clipped wings and

I'm up above and
I'm watching for you

My cage has opened up (2x)

Breaking out
As I fly above you
My cage has opened up (2x)

And
now I see
everything you left for
me

I fly awake at night
Over a feasted plate
For the bones I pick through
The bones I pick to eat (2x)

I'm sent to pick through bones
of dried corpses
You're not alone

Over a feasted plate
I saw them all
I pick through bones (2x)

You're watching
every move I made?
How?
When I'm watching every
move you make

Reign down
from up above (2x)

Now l see

A wing span that straight up
wraps around you
The shadows haunt you
The shadows black your view (2x)

The shadows haunt you
The shadows black your view (2x)

How?
You're watching every move I make?
How? When I'm watching every
move you

Reign down
from up above (2x)

Now I see everything

I fly awake at night
Over a feasted plate
For the bones I pick through
The bones I pick to eat (2x)

I'm sent to pick through bones

Well now you're
(of dried corpses )
Not alone
know you're not alone
when you fly
I pick through (2x)

Bones
Track Name: The Upside Down
War
We're not the falling ones (x2)

War does not determine
who is right but only who is
left for dead

We won't die for our cause
but make the bastard die for his (4x)

Our blood pumps with fire
from Purple Hearts
bless to the conquered
and shame to the martyr

A perfect warrior
seeks patience
and time (2x)
When you fight the fight
don't give away your art,
the art of war.
Sink the axe so deep
that you have to bury him with it (2x)

The brightest can be misguided
when darkness falls
even the moon borrows a light

To fight with a purpose
and a promise
to find a break in the forces (2x)

No body's coming to save us
No body's coming to wake me up
So prep your soldiers and lace up
It's time I make my own luck

We won't die for our cause
but make the bastard die for his (2x)

Halt, let's fight
with a purpose (2x)
for once

Face to face with the conquered
and face to face with guilt

Fate

Purple Hearts beating to the sound of our marching
Can you hear the sound of the guns deadly pumping

Patience
and time
are the most powerful kills

War does not determine who is right
but only who is left for dead
Left for dead (2x)