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released September 1, 2016

RECORDED BY KRIS HILBERT AT LEGITIMATE BUSINESS
IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
COVER ART BY NEBRASKA MOZELL
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Track Name: SOUTHERN CROSS
I WAS RAISED TO BE SORRY
GUILT GREW LIKE A FOREST IN MY HEART
SOLD AN ACRE TO THE DEVIL
KEPT THE REST FOR ETERNAL WINTER
THE TIMBER BLED WHEN CUT
STILL IT WAS NOT ENOUGH
PROTECT ME
FROM SECRECY
PROTECT ME
HOW COULD I KEEP ON
WITH GRITTED TEETH
WITH THE FLAMES RISING
I CUT MY OWN STAKES
FROM THE PULPIT
I BETRAYED
I WAS RAISED TO HATE MYSELF
THE TRUTH ROSE LIKE A TIDE IN MY CHEST
BAPTIZED BY SILENCE
SHACKLED TO ASSUMPTION
BAPTIZED BY SILENCE
I REFUSED TO BELIEVE
I WAS WORTH ANYTHING
PROTECT ME
FROM SECRECY
PROTECT ME
I WAS RAISED TO BE SORRY
GUILT GREW LIKE A FOREST IN MY HEART
Track Name: TANBARK RIDGE
I WILL CARVE TUNNELS IN WALLS YOU BUILT
SPLINTER FINGERS COVERING MY TRACKS
I WILL ABIDE THE BLOOD MOON’S PATH
NOT COMING BACK, I’M NOT COMING BACK
BECOME THE WORD
BECOME THE WORD
BECOME THE WORD FORGET
YOU WILL KNOW
YOU WILL KNOW
YOU WILL KNOW THE NAMES OF DEATH
THE SUN KEEPS SETTING LIKE A DEATH WISH
YOUR POINTED FINGER IS MY COMPASS
I WON’T WORSHIP THE FIRE WE SET
WON’T BREAK BREAD AT THE TABLE WE LEFT
THE ROAD DARK, THE MOUNTAINS DARKER
I’LL NO LONGER PINE FOR IT
BURY MY MEMORY IN THE BLUE RIDGE
I HAVE RISEN
I WAS HIDDEN, I WAS YOUNG
NOTHING COULD SAVE ME
SAVE MY OWN TONGUE
ERASE MY COMPLACENCY
I’VE BEEN SHAKEN FROM THE DREAM
Track Name: STAY ALIVE
WE ARE ALL BORN QUEER INSURGENTS
FORCED TO FOLD INTO A BINARY
THAT EXISTS TO SUFFOCATE
TO DESTROY US FROM WITHIN
WHEN WE COME OUT
WHEN WE FIGHT
WHEN WE RESIST
WHEN WE STAY ALIVE
WE RECLAIM OUR BIRTHRIGHT
CHOKED BY SOCIETY'S HAND
HYPNOTIZED, MESMERIZED
SOME NEVER WAKE AGAIN
TO OUR COMRADES WHO LIE DORMANT
RISE UP WITH US
WHEN WE COME OUT
WHEN WE FIGHT
WHEN WE RESIST
WHEN WE STAY ALIVE
WE RECLAIM OUR BIRTHRIGHT
Track Name: TRAPSETTER
ALL THE TERROR
OF THE TRAP SETTER
USING MY PAIN
AS THE FLESHY BAIT
I HAVE, I CAN, I WILL TRANSCEND
MY RIBS THE FENCE
TO GUARD AGAINST
THE HOUNDS OF JOY
HOWLING PERMANENCE
I NEVER GREW IN LAYERS
I SHED MY SKIN EACH YEAR
MARRIED TO DETACHMENT
AVOIDING THE SINCERE
I HAVE, I CAN, I WILL TRANSCEND
ALL THE TERROR
OF THE TRAP SETTER
USING MY PAIN
AS THE FLESHY BAIT