Activator

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released 17 September 2013

Vocals - Shannon Moore
Guitars - Jared Drace
Bass - Willie Paredes
Drums - Sunny Leejean

Recorded at Hella Shweet Studios, Ringwood, NJ & Night Owl Studios, New York, NY 2011-2012

Produced by Matt Snedecor & Activator

Vocals Recorded & Produced by Jimmy Williams at Night Owl Studios

Engineered & Mixed by Matt Snedecor at Hella Shweet Studios

Additional Engineering by Paul Snook at Night Owl Studios

Mastered by Alan Douches at WWSM, New Windsor, NY

Sound Design on "Savior" & "Savior (Reprise)" by Tommy Sica

Art Direction & Design by Caspar Newbolt for Version Industries
Drawing by John DeLucca

All Songs by Activator & Published by Triskaidekaphobic (SESAC)

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Track Name: Savior
if i told you that i knew
you used your superficial nature as your savior
it's written all over your face
did you think your inconsistencies
would ever bring you more

and i only
remember all the things that you told me
all the things that you might say
turn your back on the lonely
and i must say
remember all the games we played
i don't care about the right or the wrong ones
we better find a better price to pay

did i blame you for the things you told your maker
am I the reason you consistently deny me
it's written all over your face
if i knew i'd be the one you need
you'd always get more

it's not a dream if you don’t sleep
there are worse things and it ain't me
but i won't say what i don't know
and i won't cry when i let go

it's so wrong
Track Name: Tramp Stamp
i hope it was all you expected
for what it's worth
i can not say the same about you
though it seems that this habit's relentless
i know my ambition gets worse
i can't stand the look on my face

what's tomorrow got
let the truth be told
we're all alone
there's nowhere else i can go
i've sunk so low
i feel no shame
i would've called you
but i could not remember your name
Track Name: Bedside Manor
who's to say that i'm the one to blame
i did what i thought to be the right thing
though i know it was the wrong way
we got what we want
that's what's best for you

if this is the weight of the world
then it can't be as bad as these words of yours
i've been through the pain
and the hate and the shame and the falls
i'm so glad i've lived through it all
now it's your turn

it's no surprise the cause of my demise
i ran out of ways to tell the better lies
i tried to spare your life of alibis
at least i thought i did
did you think so

you knew i'd take the pain
allow me to erase the stain
when your expressions speak louder than words
it's the worst of these things that i've heard
when we learn to forget who we are
i'll remember you
will you remember us

say again
you like how i pretend
that i know where you've been
and know all about this world you've been living in
tell me just how long
can your future last
when you're stuck in the past
i know what you did

now it's your turn
Track Name: Sexy For Breakfast
it's over
can you see the reflection change
for me this time
think twice when you decide

now you stand before me
i beg you to feel the same

i finally found the way
at five a.m. in the rain
to never do you harm
and hurt you just the same
if i miss your call
it might not save me at all
our hands become undone
we won't survive the fall

so long i'm wrong
reflection remains the same
for me this time
just wait 'til she finds out
heaven is empty

tell me what went wrong
is this what we planned
i told you all along
it's not the man i am

come on and give me a sign
these things seem to last for days
when the ends justify the means
the means justify the ways

when the sunshine it gets in your eyes
it blinds your perception of lies
when the ends justify the means
the means justify the wise
Track Name: Shackle
don't you know you got me going in the worst way
i don't care if you run and tell your kinfolks
i hold it close to my chest like it's my last breath
even though i know it's better when i'm flat broke
i turn around and take a look at my better half
is it just another dime that you're looking for
do you know a better way to keep my dignity
how much does free will cost

you let them take the rage
you let them give you these animal cages
i don't care if it won't be the same
i won't be afraid
i won't be ashamed
all i know is i'm getting older
just look over your shoulders
and you will find that i am halfway over the wall

fear not what you say has no relevance
even though it comes back and hits us tenfold
it's your image that desires all this elegance
our hearts bleed the faces of these dead souls
do you have a better vision of this tragedy
is it just enough tolerance to save us all
how many dimes do you drop to make a kennedy
let them fall

you destroyed what you own
was it wrong
it's no secret
take it all before it's gone
Track Name: Left Unsaid
some things are better left unsaid
i can't control just how
loud your voice is in my head
some things are better left unread
i can't believe these words
will be the last ones that you read
if still it seems to me
there's some things i need to know
if you want me to forget you
you better let me know

when these broken hearts collide
spilling the things we keep inside
from the truth that will never be
it’s already known to me
all the things you will not tell
because you know me well
so tell me what you're waiting for
is it love or is it the end of the war

some things are better left for dead
i still can't help but wonder
if i'm better off instead
but i know i deserve to be upset
as we walk along these lines
did we earn the time we spent
it seems so clear to me
there's some things i need to know
if you want me to forget you
you better let me go

i'm lost for words
i don't know why
we need to forgive
we're better off saying goodbye

stand up
stand up for no one
i guess i don’t belong here anyway
stand up i thought you’d be stronger
i guess i don’t belong here anyway

what are you waiting for
is it love or is it the end of the war

tell me about the other things
tell me about the better times
tell me about the other ones
or was it all just another lie

though it seems so clear to me
there's some things i need to know
if you want me to forget you
you better let me go

let me go
Track Name: Interlope
believe me
i want to
prepare for the worst
when they send you

but i won’t let them tear us apart

there’ll be no liars out tonight
i just have to get through this night on my own
there’ll be no lovers left to fight
when they decide who was right
i’ll take what’s left of my home

when you all just fade away
i’ll have to get by on my own
when you all fade away
when they decide who was right
let them take all that you own

when there’s nothing left for them to take away
it’s like lying awake inside a strange place

there’ll be no liars out tonight
i just have to get through this night on my own
there’s no lovers left to fight
when they decide who was right
i’ll take what’s left of my home
when it all fades away
let them take all that you own

there’s a good chance
that none of us will walk away
how the hell could i tell you no
Track Name: Blessings
it means the world for me to see you fall
now stand up so i can knock you down
it means the world to me to please them all
and i know what that means

i want you to know exactly what it's worth
these words feel the same
i want to remove your image from this earth
if i find you first

i can't hide the shame of when i look away
there's one thing i know that i found
that i need you to bleed
i need you to sleep
so i dare you to come around

stay where you are
Track Name: Suffer Leader
state your case
alone will you suffer
diminish the seeds
and punish us all

these weeded plains
you divided in numbers
you'll need more than a god
to channel their faith
when they find out you lied

what more must i say
to dethrone a liar
he takes from the world
and wants you to pay for it all
define me just once
i live for the day to sit by the wall
when the world brings you down

stake your claim
awake from your slumber
diminish the seeds
and punish us all

elitist games
you can call me by number
you'll need more than a god
to channel their faith
when they find out you lied

i know why you doubted me
i know why you feel no shame
we have seen your face before
we will burn you just the same
Track Name: Unfortunate Lovely
you think i'd let you get away
you believed me
i deceived you
then i left you on your own
what did you think my soul would say
do these reasons you lie
mean as much on the day that you

what's the bottom line
should've stopped me
when i told you about the first time
i thought you'd see things clearly
i loved you more when you wanted to kill me
the better times
are wearing even thinner than a straight line
you fought so hard for a better day
don't even waste time

what about your words
if you knew i was to blame
would it mean as much to be
what did you think these words were for
do the reasons you lie
mean as much on the day that you die

the senseless appeal
i don't know your pain
i hope that you suffer
your death shall remain in vain

what were you thinking