Equivalent Exchange

by The Gloriosas

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my emotions turned into sound. thanks for listening

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released July 23, 2014

isaiah rolow - guitar, bass, synthesizers, vibraphone, vocals, mixing, mastering
CONOR MOTHERFUCKING HUGHES - SEXY SAX
jon modell - drums on tracks 2,3,4,6,7,9,10
michael cresine - drums on tracks 5 and 8

lena darwish - album art <3

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Track Name: Equivalent Exchange
I am far from complaining
but dont try to frame me for murder
dont say that i dont care and dont say that i dont try
when i push everything aside, so that you can wear
your smile at all times.

all of my love is yours

but dont bite the hand that feeds you
when you know full well its the same hands that need you
submission, remission, life, death and love

you are the most formidable
opponent that ive faced so far in this realm
you suck me back in after breaking me into pieces
because you need this to function

all of my love is yours

but dont bite the hand that feeds you
when you know full well its the same hands that need you
submission, remission, life, death and love
Track Name: The Anointed Sun
Anointed son, go forth and bring honor to the clan
crush all of those that interfere, with your blackened left hand
father you know my way is that of peace
visions of cherry blossoms are all i see


rid yourself of my name young foolish one
the only thing we share now is the heat from the sun
Track Name: Laylewni's Song
as the withered old man takes a stroll through his garden
he beheld a sight to see
on the grave of his past life, what grew from the ashes
stood proud and tall, a baby palm tree
from the roots to the trunk, pure perfection in the curves
buried in a place, so far beneath its worth
to make it up to Hegemone for a most gracious blessing
symbiotic love will need my attentive care and my addressing.

her branches sway in the most delicate way
while her fruit is given gladly to feed any hungry along the way

with the full bloom attraction, relaxing all the younger ones with incredible ease
jasmine coats your skin and hummingbirds dance upon your leaves, and now im on my knees rejoicing now awakened

her branches sway in the most delicate way
while her fruit is given gladly to feed any hungry along the way
Track Name: Swamp Eyes
you've never looked so good, its a shame things didn't work out
if you saw who i really was, you understand with out a doubt
drastic measures had to be taken and i didn't mean to shake you up
But now you're under my grip and on my time, and now the only love you'll get is mine

from head to toe, you will surely feel the rippling spread about
so delicate, the flame has been lit and i want to see you try to fight it

swamp eyes
deeper than the deepest everglade
all those promises you never kept
Now we can make sure those promises are made


put the lights down low and let the warm sensations build
run my hands down to places that I've yet to fill
i can see the longing in your eyes but i can hear regret in your whisper
but at least theres no next time, no promises to ever make again or deliver

from head to toe, you will surely feel the rippling spread about
so delicate, the flame has been lit and i want to see you try to fight it


swamp eyes
deeper than the deepest everglade
all those promises you never kept
Now we can make sure those promises are made
Track Name: Hovering Shadows
dawn creeps her fingers through my blinds to ready myself
but she is far to late to bring me back to conscious wealth
ive been breaking since the break of yesterdays golden sun
Seeing figures shaded by the darkness that follow my every step

until my mind is done

Hovering shadows that dance just outside of plain view
brushing it off as your eyes playing tricks but you know somethings coming for you

walking amongst all of those on the daily commute
the shadows grow thicker and begin to hiss and whisper truth
join us they say and step into this alleyway where no one can see
torn apart by their hands and rebult stronger than any mortal man can be

Hovering shadows that dance just outside of plain view
brushing it off as your eyes playing tricks but you know somethings coming for you
Track Name: Going Postal
looking through the same windows each day and night
the floods of flesh parade themselves in my hunting sights
the carnivore beneath my skin wants out
and to taste the meat of those looking for help and clouded with doubt

i can no longer stand back and contain myself
their limbs and organs would look better sitting on my shelf

locking up the whole store and
shutting off all the lights
trapping my food has never been so easy and never felt so right

hearing their screams of terror could make anyone feel boastful
im redefining the meaning of going postal


i can no longer stand back and contain myself
their limbs and organs would look better sitting on my shelf

locking up the whole store and
shutting off all the lights
trapping my food has never been so easy and never felt so right
Track Name: A Mountain To Lean On
you said that your heart was locked away
but now i see you where it on your sleeve
within anyones curious reach, you gotta look good
slip them far enough into disbelief
its only a matter of lost inhibition
a few slips of poison and your colors bleed out from your skin
i wish i could be so much stronger, and have the strength to pull you back in.

you need a mountain to lean on
where the peak reaches past the sky
no matter how, no matter how, no matter how hard you climb
my peak will remain from your sights.

all ive ever wanted was you at my side
blinded so close to the ending line,
weakened by what i thought i could prevent
you will never ever know my sickness to the full extent

you need a mountain to lean on
where the peak reaches past the sky
no matter how, no matter how, no matter how hard you climb
my peak will remain from your sights.
Track Name: We Tore It All Apart
coarse veins, like the roots of the earth
deeply embedded
pumping nothing but the purest of the pure

we tore apart the fabric of such a beautiful tapestry
and you all look back, with insightful eyes and laughing tongues
the blame resonates in waves and can no longer be shunned

the return made in full, with all wounds intact
concern was given freely but to no avail
fearless he knows nothing of struggle despite being raised by wolves, who cared for their cub despite losing sight of the simplest rules

coming down like comets in a shower, the chase never stops nor waits for the passing hour

we tore apart the fabric of such a beautiful tapestry
and you all look back, with insightful eyes and laughing tongues
the blame resonates in waves and can no longer be shunned
Track Name: Obsidian Knife
we are all to die, with our mouths dry
waves of liquid light, thrusted from our hands
the gods are hungry and we must meet their demands


bring forth the strongest man and let his hearts blood run free
place the fire upon his chest
tlaloc will feast and everyone will rest with ease

carried to the summit to face his wrath
staring down, eyes in full waiting for a bloodbath

Obsidian knife sharpened for the most plentiful rain
the glory bestowed comes with a sacrifice and just a little pain
bring forth the strongest man and let his hearts blood run free
place the fire upon his chest
tlaloc will feast and everyone will rest with ease
Track Name: Where Can I Sleep Tonight?
different walls surround me each night
but its all the same after awhile
no food in sight but at least mother remains
despite her vile state of mind
she beckons and tires of my presence
makes me feel like nothing more than a stain
i am going to die here tonight and no one will even know my name

wandering wandering where can i sleep tonight?
take me in give me shelter please i wont bite
pondering, pondering how i even got here?
i just want love and to be held tight.

looking back at a life almost lost and comparing it to yours
i took all of your strength in return i left you behind those closed doors