by Choke

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released January 29, 2015

Peter August / Guitar
Ryan Derflinger / Drums
Garret DeFalco / Bass
Nicholas Lang / Vocals

Recorded by Peter August @ Clubhouse Recording
Mastered by Len Carmichael @ Sound Arts Association



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Track Name: Benchmark
This place kills
But nothing ever seems to change
The pain we feel
We create by our mistakes
Why we still fill ourselves with rot and decay
A puncture wound, abscess bruise won't make it go away

Take a look at yourself
I'll take a look at me
This place that we adore
Is fucking diseased

How many more of our brothers will we put in the ground
Everybody's got an opinion but, no one makes a sound.

Anyone whose anyone doesn't mean fuck all to me
The fallen friend and wounds we mend are what will set us free
I've got demons of my own and they're clawing at my feet.
My veins bled dry and so have I accepted my defeat
My defeat
Track Name: Hot Lettuce
It's been too many years
I've conquered all I can
how many times will you ask me to shed my skin
Im frozen solid to this wall that I've become
I'm a fixture a statue a warning of what's to come

I'm afraid of what I could have been
My potential is a memory
Dwelling on all that is inside of me
Regret will always be the fuel for this
Track Name: Cost of Quality
Why would I even trust you.
I don't even know you.
What made me think your privy to information.
My Vices come disguised as a crisis
Your a snake in sheeps clothing
Breaking me down - You're the fake - But I'm the liar.
How many times have we been here before.
I died before your feet were on the floor.
I can't accepting myself.
I wish I could breathe through someone else
Track Name: Paladin
Bleed like me
Breathe like me

Truth be told what do you live for
Blood runs cold who would you die for

I can wield this hammer
On my own
Smashing through this life I'll never own

I should be fucking dead
But the past is behind me
Where were you when we were out in the cold
Nothing but a shadow beside me

Everything matters
Track Name: Goblin Town
We'll never get to share these words with you again
Taken from us by this town this plague
Rotting away in the corner of the world
The stench is foul

What happened?
We'll never know.
As the rats peddle away our souls

Creeping in from the south
Pushing poison

We'll never dance with you again
We all try to run away from sin
The past is behind me, I can't recall
If I picked you up or if I helped you fall