Swimming the Desert

by Towards Chaos

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released November 27, 2015

Towards Chaos is:
Miles Collins
Nate Giles
Ryan Lehman
Bill Spencer
Justin Tuft
Tracks 1-4, 6-10 Written and performed by Towards Chaos
Track 5 Written by Sting and performed by Towards Chaos
Recorded and mixed by Nate Giles
Mastered by Stuart McKillop at Rain City Recorders

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Track Name: Swimming the Desert
Waiting, Wanting
Hands to guide
Fear of living your own life
Slipping into thin disguise you
Find that you're in need of better tides

Passing faces
Peace Invite
Needing solace for your life
Puzzle pieces never seem to fit
You left the search you're forcing it

You're looking
Like fishes
Washed ashore on desert beaches
You cover up your eyes
Drowning in the desert where you lie

This desert's dry
You're left to die

I see rain pouring down
Will it wash you clean
Swimming in the desert you will drown
Will you drown?
In the desert you will drown

Penitential, Willing weak
Nightmare of a waking dream
Never happy you're not satisfied
You're blaming everyone besides

You're drowning
Like fishes
Out to dry on desert reaches
Mirages fool the eyes
Swimming in the desert of your mind
Track Name: This Is War
Call up the generals and gather the force
Ready the captains and the men to settle scores
Strike up the banners of the faceless corporate whores
Good morning sunshine you are going off to war

Another war to fight what are we fighting for?
In the name of freedom who's the freedom for?
Sometimes friends make better enemies
Is it worth fighting?
This is not my WAR!
WAR!

Disinformation through the media machine
Propaganda pimps poisoning the feed
Raising sympathies through subtle ministerings
Blood in the peoples veins are bursting at the seams

Another war to fight what are we fighting for?
In the name of freedom who's it really for?
We need new friends we need new enemies
Is it worth fighting?
This is not my WAR!
WAR!

Take up your guns
Patriot Sons! Corporate Guns!
Send in your sons
Patriot Sons! Corporate Guns!
Bring in the planes
Patriot Sons! Corporate Guns!
Drop down the bombs
Patriot Sons! Corporate Guns!

Strike up the banners get ready for WAR!

Another war to fight what are we fighting for?
They say it's 'We the people' but I want no more!
We have no friends we have more enemies!
We keep on fighting...
WAAAARRRRRRRRRR!
Track Name: What It Is
Every choice has a consequence
When a promise is broken it's counted against you
And it's not what you said it's what you did
Or what you didn't my friend, oh

We're frayed at the ends
Never knew what it really meant
It breaks when it bends
And takes time to mend

Now I know better
You showed me better
You're so much better than me

Betrayed our trust cause it fit your need
What a man you've become I cannot stand you
Double standards the name of your game
You rolled the dice and it's me you played, ow

We're frayed at the ends
Never knew what it really meant
It breaks when it bends
And takes time to mend

Guess it is what it is
Said it is what it is
Know it is what it is
Guess it's nothing at all

Never wish you the worst of anything
Never wish you the best if it's the same
And it is

Guess it is what it is
Said it is what it is
Know it is what it is
Guess it's nothing at all

You're so much better than me
Track Name: The Good Ship Chaos
Alone at sea a winter storm
A pale ghost ship that lost its' course
The dead of night all perfect black
Rising swells pulling me back

False fires driving me to shore
Chaos in my Soul

Crashing waves on jagged rocks
Spring low tide reveals all that's lost
Thrashing in the reef I've run aground
Abandon ship it's going down

The sirens calling me to shore
Chaos takes control
Chaos in my soul
No, no, no

False fires driving me to shore
Chaos in my soul
Chaos takes control
Track Name: Blood Cravings
Saw you there distracted
I'm hiding in my cage
Slithering in shadows creep
Breathing at your Nape

Oh God I've done it again
Bound in desire
I'm free I'm a slave
To the whim and the will of desire
For the blood that I crave
Yeah, yeah, yeah
The blood that I crave

Calming sequestered
Holding at bay
Then a switch and I can't think
I'm seeking out new prey!

Oh God I've done it again
Bound in desire
I'm free I'm a slave
To the whim and the will of desire
For the blood that I crave
all over again
The blood that I crave
all over again
The blood that I crave

I made the same mistakes again
I feel the itch and scratch it in vain
You know that I'll back again
The cycle never ends

Born out a question
Philosophy or fate
Not that answers come from it
Ask it just the same

Oh God I've done it again
Bound in desire
I'm free I'm a slave
To the whim and the will of desire
For the blood that I crave
all over again
The blood that I crave
all over again
The blood that I crave
Track Name: For the Love of Hate
You set a course for denial
Sullen innocuous state of mind
The shortest path for the longest distance
A show of mercy not mercy is mine

So arise
Passionate despise
For your shame
Pointed fingers placing blame

And I have only hate
No sympathy just rage
And in an angry state
Driven and controlled by hate

You set a cause for a trial
So in an obvious state I find
I wanna turn it to ashes build again
Consume in fire and redefine

So arise
Passionate despise
For your shame
Pointed fingers placing blame

And I have only hate
No sympathy just rage
And in an angry state
Driven and controlled by hate

I don't wanna hate you
I want you to love me
Why do I hate you?
Why don't you love me?

Fighting
With all that I can and I'm
Finding
All that I am while I'm
Fighting
With all that I am I keep
Finding
What can and will overcome hate
Track Name: Out of Mind
So you think you've got it all figured out with me
I am the one that gives you anything
You just make a wish and then it's in your hands
I lie subjective to the will of your command

Out of your fucking mind
You're driving me out of mine
Out of your fucking mind
You're driving me out of mine

So you think you've seen the worst of what I can be
I have been purified to fit your need
You will bleed me dry with all of your demands
I lie a sacrifice for everything you stand

Out of your fucking mind
You're driving me out of mine
Out of your fucking mind
You're driving me out of my mind
I'm out of mine
But I don't seem to mind

I need some space to set my head aright
Live your truth without making mine
I don't mind
Out of mind
Never mind

Out of your fucking mind
You're driving me out of mine
Out of your fucking mind
You're driving me out of my mind

You get the best of me
You want to see me bleed
But you just need to see
Maybe you need to bleed

Cus there's no compromise
Set aside
For your device
My sacrifice

Everything
Not a thing
Never mind
lost my mind
Track Name: The Witches Spell
Throw them in the water, will they float?
Earth and sun and moon in comfort coats
Power sent out is received three fold
Shaping, bending, weaving the unknown
The Witches Spell, you will be undone

One with the devil they said!
One with the tribes of the damned!
One of the blessed who curse the truly wicked!

Hunted down as heretics in sin
Birth and death and life hung over men
By the spilling of this drop of blood
Something wicked surely this way comes
The Witches Spell, you will be undone

One with the devil they said!
One with the tribes of the damned!
One of the blessed who curse the truly wicked!

I can see forever
Safe inside your hands
Goddess Holy Mother
Child, Horned Man

One with the devil they said?
One with the tribes of the damned!
One with the Devil they said!
One of the blessed who curse the truly wicked!

I can see forever
Safe inside your hands
Goddess Holy Mother
Child, Horned Man

One with the devil they said?
One with the devil they said!
One with the devil they said,
Burn the witches!
Track Name: Kiss the Ground
I'm sorry things will never change
I've built these walls to hide the shame
So many times the earth has passed the sun
I am still a boy with nowhere left to run

It's over
Let me kiss the ground

My whole life spent inside this cage
There is no key it's who I am
I have never been afraid to die
I guess I've never really been alive

It's over
Let me kiss the ground
It's over
Take me by the hand
It's over
Time can't turn it around
It's over now

Heaven's always on the brain
Heaven's always on the tongue
Heaven's oh so far away
Heaven's always on the run

It's over
Let me kiss the ground
It's over
Take me by the hand
It's over
Time can't turn it around

Can't turn it around