Rusted Screws & Machinery Of Man

by This Time It's War / Fixtures

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Split album featuring 3 songs from This Time It's War, and 3 songs from Fixtures.

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released November 12, 2011

These (Fixtures) songs were recorded, mixed, and produced by Lance Koehler at Minimum Wage Studio in October of 2011. Mastered by Taylor Larson at Oceanic Recording in November of 2011. Artwork by Kaylee Pickinpaugh. Layout by Brandon Copeland.

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Track Name: House Of The Silver Wedding
Fighting off all of the dreams that keep me awake.
Every night the stars go out I'm left to question my faith.
Am I alive in this dream state?
Maybe the planet has shifted out of place.
We're all destined to be alone in this world.
There's nothing to lose, we'll watch it all burn.

Everything is in it's right place,
The planets align and it ends just as it began.
All I can see is darkness,
I can feel it consuming me.

It has nested right inside of my chest,
But my heart is the only organ left.
Every time I feel it beat the darkness inside is feeling the heat.

I am merely a vehicle,
An absolute sign of the end to come.
All that we say has no worth
And martyrdom is only a nine letter word.
I will dig my way out,
Crawling through the dirt and my blood.
Digging through all of my flesh and my veins,
My fingers finally find an escape.

I peer through the hole and all that I see
Is the light I have dreamed of since my very first day.
I am now reborn,
And your existence is never ensured.
Track Name: The New Swarm
I will incinerate everything that you have ever loved.
And you will never see me extinguish the flames.
I will walk through the ashes,
Searching for everything left uncharred.
I will incinerate everything that you will ever love.

You ruin everything your hands have ever touched.
With arms raised toward the sky the Earth is disturbed.
The air is unsafe, the waters unclean
And the holes you create mean everything.

They dig through the dirt searching for answers,
But fail to dig through their own insides.
Our gears turn the wheels of creation
And the smoke in my lungs keep me sedated.

The machinery of man, well oiled in greed.
Repitition keeps our minds at bay.
The machinery of man, well oiled in greed.
Repitition keeps our minds at bay.
Now swarm...

While the vermin of industry pave the roads,
The only roads I've known.
I'll chip at the streets with hammers in tow
And we'll bathe in the waters that flow below.
They'll pave over the springs
And hold all dissenters beneath the streets.
They'll pave over the springs
And hold all dissenters beneath the streets.

The machinery of man, well oiled in greed.
Repitition keeps our minds at bay.
The machinery of man, well oiled in greed.
Repitition keeps our minds at bay.

With gears oiled, the machine remains.
"Oh God, please bring the rain.
Oh God, please bring the rain,
Oh God, please bring the rain, I'm begging you.
Bring the rain, we need the rain,
Please bring me the rain today."
Track Name: Ecotone
It’s hard to find the right words to say when you’re dead.
I tried for years to tell you what’s been wrong with my head.
I waited for you to find me there.
I wanted you to see everything that plagues my life everyday.
It’s there in the morning, it’s there when it’s night,
It comes from the darkness, never fearing light.
I thought I could fight it, I thought I was strong,
But everyday living proved I was just wrong.

I could feel it in my blood, flowing through my veins.
It found it’s way inside my heart, it never showed it’s face.
The plague had taken over, the plague was here to stay
And I drove myself crazy trying to keep the plague at bay.

The pills never helped and the bottle never worked,
It was then that I realized I must live with this curse.
I left my house, I had to get out of that place
In hopes that the plague would disappear.

I walked through the streets and I couldn’t find
A way to keep the darkness out of my mind.
It took over my body, it took over my hands,
I never had a choice and no one understands.

It took all I had and destroyed everything,
It left me with nothing to look forward to.
I had to tear the darkness away
And I knew just what I had to do.

I went back to my house, I broke down the doors,
I tore down all of the walls.
I made my way down to the basement
Trying to fight my way out.
I cut off my feet, I cut off my legs
Hoping that it would help.
I ripped through my veins and tore out my heart,
My body just remained still.
The darkness kept my body alive
And I finally found my way out.
I floated out of my former self,
I finally found an escape from this hell.

I floated through the air and I couldn’t find
A way to keep the darkness out of my mind.
It took over my body, it took over my hands,
I never had a choice and no one understands.
I never had a choice and it’s too late to understand anything.