Ancestors (EP)

by Backburner

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03:19
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04:11

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This is our first EP ever released. We self funded and self recorded the entire EP so we are giving it away for free.

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released January 12, 2014

Rick of On My Six

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Backburner Rockford, Illinois

Metalcore/Hardcore band formed in late 2014. "Undefeated" is out now for FREE!

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Track Name: We Are...
I'm not one to take advantage of
I'm not one to take advantage of
I'm not one to take advantage of
I'm not one to take advantage of

I'm not one to take advantage of
I'm not one to take advantage of

We said it was all for one
and one for all
and I all want to know
is when did that go wrong?

I won't be put on the backburner
Track Name: Backburner
My friends will always have my back
through thick an thin
I'm glad that I can say,
that you're not one of them.
You used to be our brother.
Someone to rely on.
Now I can't even come to you
when i'm hurt, down and broken.

The prince of betrayal,
hath worn the crown.
Meant to strike down everyone who helped him gain the throne.

We'll take turns spitting on his grave.

The greed had gone to his head.
That will never become me.
The martyr gave a man a second chance.
He took his life for granted.
He stole from the weak and the poor.
Never should''ve been given a chance at redemption.
Stripped of his wealth, he suffers now.
Of what he stole is his debt.
The story of a man I used to know.
He was my brother.

I know you won't listen to the words in this song,
but just know that they're here for you.

The greed had gone to his head.
That will never become me.
The martyr gave a man a second chance.
He took his life for granted.
He stole from the weak and the poor.
Never should''ve been given a chance at redemption.
Stripped of his wealth, he suffers now.
Of what he stole is his debt.
The story of a man I used to know.
He was my brother.

We don't need you.
Track Name: Ancestors
Let us fight for a new world.
A decent world, to do away with greed.
With hate and intolerance
(Oh) Let us fight!

We have become accustomed to the way we live our lives.
Searching for substance in nothing.
The fountain of youth will not ensure that your mind stays pure.

Through age come knowledge,
but not morals.
My fathers father was an amazing man.
So accepting of others.
He always believed that you could never fight to change another person.
So now i'll only fight myself.

I'll only fight myself.

Soon we will be grandparents ourselves.
We will be ancestors looked up too.
Do you want to leave an impression on this world of hate and intolerance?
I guess you do,
cuz' you're a heartless bitch.

Let us fight.
Oh let us fight.
Fight to change the world.
Fight.
Fight.
Fight to change our worlds.
Fight ourselves.

"My grandfather meant the world world to me. He was just a man, before he died he was just one of the greatest people ever. He was somebody who influenced who I am today. He influenced how accepting I am of other people, or how I don't judge a book by it's cover. I don't judge two people because they want to get married and they are the same sex or I don't judge people by race and that's just things I got from my grandfather cuz' he was just such an amazing person. He is truly one of our ancestors and one of our, one of our heroes."
Track Name: Needles
A shot too many,
and a pain too great.
Why the fuck.
Why the fuck do I feel this way?

I can't control my hands,
as I write this song.
I'm shaking too much.
There were too many needles today.

Piercing the skin too keep me alive,
it's almost like an addiction to life.
I'm losing all control,
my words are hard spoken.
My breathe is short,
I can feel my heart race.
It moves faster,
than a stallion.

Help me i'm falling.
Help me i'm failing.
I can't remember the difference.

A sweltering heat
from my soul
takes me whole
as I sweat my body dry.
I think I might O.D. on life.
Help me.
I am dying.
Help me.

A sweltering disease from the inside out.
It controls my body without any consent.
I don't think I can ever describe how to deal with the pain on the inside.
It's not the same as a broken arm.

You may never see the demon inside,
but you know you are sick and you know that he's there and there just isn't a care.
I can feel it take control.
I can feel it take control,
without my say so.

My hands are shaking so hard that it took me four fucking tries to write this line but I can't read what I wrote.

I will always
live with this demon inside me.
Cursed with a disease
than only shows it when it goes unfed.
I need the antidote
to cure what I have been cursed with.
I cannot fight it anymore.
I think i'm gonna go under.

Save my life,
feed my demons,
or else a needle won't save me this time.
Help me.