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1.
I Am Eternal (free) 03:31
What if we knew the world reached its’ end? Would we fall on bended knees Bended knee and broken. Like a stone - the lowest low We are not - alone in this. We’re wrapped in our own disguise, Without surrender we destroy. Selfish and weak minded With a conscious mind, I’m free to give my soul I Am Eternal, we are eternal What eyes can’t see, here lies within my heart I Am Eternal, we are eternal Cold hearted / cold hearted broken sons / broken daughters Selfish and weak minded, dead weight and sinking fast.
2.
I, like my brothers, lent my ears to empty promises Led to believe and brought to ruin, suffer through survival I’m in over my head - with no end in sight Pensive but willing - to fail at best Between pride and circumstance, so focused on wrong ideals We lost sight of what matters most, my heart regrets Culture consumed with glorious fame Have I lost fucking mind? When everything’s so bright from here, what’s done is dusted What lies ahead beyond regret, what’s done is dusted Shell of disapproval - weighing down your guilt When everything’s so bright from here, what’s done is dusted
3.
There’s no kickbacks from broken hearts I felt withered, drained, discontent No peace, no rest inside me I cut the ties between right and wrong Kicked in the teeth - we’ve been led astray Dead to the world Stabbed in the back - we’ve been led astray Dead to the world I cut the ties between There’s a sense of preservation When the years have seen you through and through, You keep pushing, and pushing till you’re dead to the world
4.
I felt the claws inch up Broken spirit with guarded eyes Drag - my - body beneath your feet - Surrender Should I - endure this - defeat? Severed ties - tested faith Led to believe, brought to ruin I hit the ground - face down in the dirt Smothered in defeat - I picked myself up again I hit the ground - face down in the dirt Smothered in defeat - I picked myself up to regain Regain, regain - some ground
5.
“No weakness in forgiveness” The good, the bad, the non-conform We let the hard lines sink hearts to the lowest low And if the good was good, we lost it all in a haze of failure Hearts grew colder and hands tight fisted We let the pain set back what the mind held dear Raise the white flag We need to try and mend the broken ties Without the fear of letting go We have the future left to build upon Righteous and the meek And we can’t undo what’s done It’s all brought us to this point The good, the bad, the non-conform The season is over - the well is dry
6.
Fortified 02:32
Let go - live through I tried time & time again to break the cycle I just know that I can’t do this on my own It's the end of the old, I’m renewed within Steady these trembling feet Brought to the water’s edge Let go - live through Seek, seek out this temper that quakes Steady these trembling feet Put my head to the ground - brace my back Deep in my guilt, but never a breath without Your love Pull me under, I’ll rise back up Let my faith move this mountain Let my faith move this mountain
7.
With hands over my eyes - illuminate Rip through the fibres that bind us Searching for my own weakest thread I can’t shake this desperation, reset / renew The pressure - the panic - survival We push - we pull - the wool over ourselves, reset / renew Carved from hardship, so I define and refine Just a single strand- now bound and unbroken
8.
Days past - right through years and into broken dreams I should’ve known things would end this way I was torn between letting go or living through hell The deceiver – the denier, strength in words – weak in action We all had to bide our time, not once, but a hundred times. Finding compromise, ain’t always easy, when your minds’ made up With bated breath we anticipate the construct of a new foundation With bated breath we anticipate, waking up to new horizons – renewed with hope We’ve been broken - we’ve been torn apart the hopeful, the faithful – let’s reignite
9.
Iron & Fire 03:24
We don’t give up, not without a fight, we don’t give in, iron & fire (tempered) Face to face with daily defeat, seems so hard to endure. Failure feels so familiar, what broke your spirit when you hit the ground? Tested against your limits, still you feel so alone in this. But what you don’t quite see, is the lion defending you. How much more can we carry alone? Broken by the world – you lost heart You set your faith aside & let pain decide, but all pride aside, call prayer to action With iron & fire - cast pain aside, with iron & fire - let hope reside
10.
Weightless 04:18
Never enough, in reflection - I saw what you saw Till there's nothing left of me, it's just never enough How in hell did I reach this point? Seeing myself for everything I'm not; Defining myself with what the world threw away; Not a day goes by without negative thoughts; It’s been the bane of how I see myself, Chained to a vision of different me How on earth did my efforts fall so short? There’s nothing left of me So with all the damage done, shoved aside The weight of these words (still weighs down on me) For heaven’s sake, I can't do this on my own, I’ve tried so hard, but fell so short

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released July 14, 2017

All music written and performed by Truth & Its Burden
Produced by Clinton Watts and Truth & Its Burden
Recorded, mixed & mastered at Watts Productions by Clinton Watts

Additional singing on “Fortified” by Bruce Carr
Additional singing on “Reset / Renew” by Kathryn Georgina De Beer
Group vocals on “Fortified” by Bruce Ashley Carr, Kathryn Georgina De Beer, Michelle McGill & Aimy Michelle Van Aarde

Cover painting by Kathryn Georgina De Beer
Layout and artwork by Capture Creative Design

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